And on that ridiculously cheesy note - MERRY CHRISTMAS! See you in the New Year, it's going to be a good one.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This is posted in a fit of nostalgia, having just gone through a whole bunch of old photos and polaroids.. I love those people who you don't see for a really long time but then when you do, even though they're just the same, your relationship with them can change and they can mean new things to you.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
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My ridiculous 3D sign
A small attempt at branding
It was a lovely day at Blackbird Market yesterday, quiet due to the rainy weather but I never felt bored thanks to all my awesome visitors. And that saganaki burger that Workers do is too delicious! I decided to keep it simple and just have my new Friendship Necklaces for sale which was a nice change from the clutter of my usual market stalls..
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Cornish Pasties!! - from England's 'Graffiti Grannies'
Dan Carter!! - All Black and all round massive babe, even in knit
Maria!! From the Sound of Music!! - From Austria
A full rugby team of kiwis!!
When my mum sent me an article on guerilla knitting/yarn bombing from the Weekend Herald all the way from New Zealand my first thought was 'Pfft.. it'll probably just be people wrapping wool around poles like it always is!' (having done a wee bit of guerilla knitting in my time I feel like I'm allowed to be cynical!) but this time it was something ever so special, wrapping, but with a difference!!
The main image of a knitted Dan Carter should have given it away really, along with the mention of a project undertaken upon hearing about the Christchurch quakes where women adorned a fence in Devonport with black and red hearts to show support.
Knitty Graffiti is a yarn bomber I can admire (I secretly do admire all yarn bombers though!) Her project 'The Woolly Walk Along' in Devonport (unveiled recently - I WISH I could have been there) was thought up a year ago to co-incide with the Rugby World Cup and undertaken in collaboration with more than 90 people in nine countries! Organisational genius!
These beautiful photos of the pieces adorning railing all along the beach have come from the Knitty Graffiti blog - check it out for more of her/their amazing work!
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Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
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Mixing the dye
Tying up the material to create circles
A delicious way to drown my sorrows
I had such a fun/educational/experimental time with Pip yesterday attempting to tie-dye! A snap wrong decision at IGA in the morning meant that my attempt was not so much tie-dye as just dyeing.. Oops. Next time round I'll be using rubber bands rather than jute string that doesn't hold up so well in a hot wash - bad move. At least I have a lovely new purple duvet cover!
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Saturday, August 27, 2011
I had a lot of fun shooting with my dear friend Mel yesterday.. she's been working/sewing towards doing the North Melbourne Thread Den market in two weeks time (that I'm always far too unorganised to apply for!) and these necklaces are new.. She also makes the sweetest little dresses, be sure to head along to the market, it's a special one to co-incide with fashion week - look out for candy, fake flowers and astroturf and you'll find Mel!
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Friday, August 19, 2011
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Monday, July 18, 2011
These are images of my work installed and ready to be sold at the pop-up store in Carlton that I've been involved with setting up and am now working at a few days a week.. It's yet to be named but it's already filled with great crafty/handmade things/vintage clothing/bric-a-brac. Do pop in and have a look, it's on Drummond St in Carlton, near the corner of Elgin St..
To check out a recent article on it, Dan from Milk Bar mag has written one here.
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Friday, July 8, 2011
These are some new necklaces that I've been working on. Very appropriately the idea occurred to me when I was wanting to make something for a dear friend for her birthday..
I can't help but think, when making these, about how I've been making jewellery since I was in primary school, when these were first in fashion (in my lifetime anyway..) and how I even had my own business (I can call it that, I had business cards!) - Shazzy's Jazzy Jewellery and Art. Such a nerd!
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