May 16, 2012

I don't just paint stuff


I sew stuff too.  

Not as often as I would like, because I just seem to gravitate towards the paint tins first, especially over the warmer months.  I guess when the weather cools down, that equals sewing time to me.  This week it has cooled down, and although it is nowhere near as cold for May as what I am used to in NZ, my fabric and sewing machine won my attention, and this is what I have made so far...









I think they look cute all stacked in my Pale Blue Storage Cabinet!

I think I am finally getting the hang of my new sewing machine, and will continue to give it more of a workout over the rest of the week!

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May 13, 2012

Market Stall Update

Firstly, Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there, especially mine, who I love dearly.  She is a super hard worker who gives tasks 110% all of the time.  Even when she is tired and over it, she keeps on going till it is done.  Then when she is finished, she does the ironing, lol ;)  She is the best cook and now she is 'retired', she enjoys spending time trying out new recipes...just wish we lived closer together so I could taste test them for her more often!  There is nothing in the world more comforting than Mum's cooking :) 
My mum often has a paint brush in her hand, usually for the purpose of painting part of the house, but she has in the past few years painted some furniture, inspired, I think, by me doing it.  I am very proud of that.  She won't distress it though, or paint it crazy colours...I have work on that ;)

Happy Mother's Day, Mum!
xx

A while ago now, I mentioned that I was going to launch myself head first into the market stall world, and I have been doing just that.  I am absolutely loving it, my furniture is finding new homes quicker than ever, and I am busier than ever, which is awesome!  Something has to give though, which lately has been my blog.  I have completed so many projects that have already sold and I haven't blogged about them...sorry!  I may still get to work my way through some posts but if you want to keep more up to date on what I am up to, my Facebook Page is the place to watch, I am much better at posting on there on a regular basis.

Enough words, here are some photos.  These are from the April and May Foreshore and Artists Market in Port Macquarie.
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For the market stalls, I have teamed up with my very talented friend Suzi Pye, who is a very clever seamstress, designer and visual merchandiser.  Our products look fantastic together and it is always much more fun to do this together...plus we each get to sneak off and get something to eat and check out the other stalls...can't do that when you are on your own!

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Suzi and the fitting room - May 2012

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Me and my furniture..wearing one of Suzi's tops - May 2012
Suzi and her dresses - May 2012
This gorgeous girl bought this outfit, it looked so cute on her! May 2012
Another happy customer - May 2012
And another one - May 2012
After my super lazy mother's day today, I am straight back into the studio tomorrow, building up stock for the next market, which will be the Vintage Car Swap Meet at the Port Macquarie Racecourse on Sunday, June 3rd.  

If you are local, and saw something yesterday that you'd like another look at (if I still have it!),  my studio in Lake Cathie is open by appointment for viewings, just call me to arrange on 0404 240 255.