Friday, February 27, 2009

Wedding Bells

This is a new range of wedding cards I've made for Able and Game. I worked on them today, sending Gareth what I had done, taking his suggestions and working on them some more. The lace pattern is a brush I made in Photoshop, which is where the whole idea started. I'm going to be listing them on the Able and Game Etsy Shop tonight, although after working on the computer since 8am this morning, I think I just want to sit outside in the warm air and drink some sort of cocktail that contains mint and too much alcohol.

I will be at Rose Street this Saturday and Sunday Arts at the Abbotsford Convent on Sunday, so come by if you're in the area. We will have the cards and all the usual stuff at both the markets and it is always nice to see someone to chat to during the long days. We don't have warm weather forecast tomorrow and Sunday which is good so it should be a good couple of days. I'm a little sad summer is ending, despite the few horrid days, it was actually a nice few months. Although I have a feeling the super hot days might still come along in March.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fake Teeth

I went along to Bec and Scarlett's Valentine's exhibition Sugar and Spice at 696 in Brunswick on Saturday night. It was a lovely evening and Gareth and I sat outside sipping champagne (he had beer) with Hollie, Mikey and Liss, as well as the artists and a little boy who had about 10 chupa chups and was high on sugar. I think all the girls have lovely pics of the food, people, art and poems on their blogs, I forgot to take my camera and the only picture I have is Gareth with fake teeth in his mouth taken on his phone. Simple things thrill us, and I think those fake teeth will never cease to provide laughs.

The above drawing was done today for a range of cards for Able and Game. I'm in the middle of doing all the Mother's Day cards and wanted a bit of a change. I think I will do a small range of about 6 different drawings of flowers and birds. I'm not sure when you would need to give such a card, but I'm often wanting something pretty but not attached to any occasion to give people quite often, so I am sure there is a need there somewhere.

Monday, February 16, 2009

More items from the Bushfire Shop

The Victorian Bushfire Appeal shop has raised over $10000 in just under a week of opening, a fantastic effort from Felicia Fairy and Vanilla Pixie, who have been listing hundreds of items, then organising who has sold what and emailing everyone to let them know where to post the items.

If you have some beautiful handmade items you can donate you can get more information on the profile page. Even if you don't have an Etsy shop, if you make handmade things, or have anything vintage then it can be sold on Etsy to help raise money.

There is also going to be an Art Auction at Outré Gallery organised by Gemma Jones on Wednesday 25th of Febuary and the blog Handmade Help has lots of projects going on at the moment including restashing a crafter and a cookbook project.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bushfire Appeal Etsy Shop

Emma from on the Goldcoast has set up an Etsy shop to raise money to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. All the items in the shop have been donated by people from around the world and 100% of the money raised will go to the Red Cross and each item in the shop has free postage. Here is a small selection of some of the items available.

Lou Lou Knitted Booties by Bobishi

Monday, February 09, 2009


Bin on fire

I'm sure most of you know about the Bushfires in Victoria and how completely horrid the last few days have been. I've been keeping my eye on The Age website all weekend for updates, this story from The Australian really highlighted how frightening it must have been for people so close to the fires. My fear of the fires is always worsened by the fact that my Dad is a CFA volunteer and is always called up to man a strike team.

If you want to help out in any way, the Red Cross website has information on donating. They have a bank account set up, so if you are in Australian and have internet banking, making a donation is really easy.

An Etsy shop has been set up where you can purchase items in which the funds will be donated to the bush fire appeal and the items have free shipping internationally as well. If you have something you make and want to donate send a convo to Felecia.

The picture above was taken on Collins Street on Saturday. Gareth, Hollie and I were driving through the city after leaving Rose Street early due to the heat. I'm sure bins on fire are a common thing but I was quite shocked seeing this.

Hollie has also posted about how you can help the animals affected by the fire, and Pip from Meet Me At Mikes has posted about things you can make to help out.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I've been really slack with my studio and it has taken a full year to get it into a place that I'm happy to work in. I've also just managed to get some stuff up on the walls. At the back is a messy inspiration board on a large canvas my sister gave me a few years back. The other is a painting by a guy I went to uni with. Each year we had an Arts Auction and in my final year I was in charge of writing down all the sale details. I sat with a 4 litre cask of Fruity Lexia and went a little crazy bidding on things to try and get the price up to raise more money. A few times I got caught out and ended up winning about 4 artworks. This is my favourite, although it has scared a few housemates in the past who said they "didn't want it hanging in the lounge room".

I've put a few more Able and Game cards up over on the Etsy shop, if you're an Amazing Race fan, or just creepy, then you're in luck!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Valentine's Day Cards - Available on Etsy

Gareth and I have put all the Valentine's Day Cards up on Etsy. They are in US dollars and we have 20 different cards available. After V-Day will be making our own webshop, but for now it is all on Etsy.