Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I've had the concept for my new Owl zip purses sketched out in my notebook for quite some time. I recently made time to stop and draft out a pattern and work out how I wanted them to look. I really wanted to have some hand embroidery embellishments mixed in with some machine appliques ( saves time and means the finished product is not too expensive). I gathered up some pieces from my extensive  vintage blanket collections and started to play with the colours....

Each purse has a unique colourway and I've used vintage and retro mini  cotton prints for the linings. All the zippers I have used have come from my extensive collection of hoarded zips - Did I mention I  have thousands of previously unwanted zippers!

Heres a wee look at how the Owl Purses turned out...

You'll find the wee owl purses over in my felt store . They are the perfect size to fit in a handbag, and roomy enough to fit a cellphone or an ipod, or use it to store your cards and coins.

A wee reminder that I'll be at the following markets this June

Saturday June 16th  10 - 2pm Crafternoon Tea , New North rd, Kingsland, Auckland
Sunday June 24th 11am - 2pm KraftBomb, Greylynn Community Centre, Richmond Rd, Greylynn
Saturday 30th June 10 - 3pm Craft2.0 Chaffers Dock building - WELLINGTON 
Sunday 1st July 10 -2pm Devonport CraftMarket, Community House, Clarence st, Devonport.Auckland.

Friday, June 8, 2012

If there is an award for the worlds worst blogger, then possibly I'd win it. Apologies for the long wait for an update. Things have been busy in the studio with lots of creativity and dreaming and planning.  This month you can see a little of me working in my studio on Hearts n Crafts a new programme thats running on TV7, Saturdays at 6:30pm. My little piece will be on the 16th June.

With the weather turning colder, the hotties have been enjoying lots of wonderful publicity in features in Viva Magazine, NZ  and currently in Peppermint magazine , Australia. They have been zooming off to all corners of the globe and it alway lovely to hear stories about where they end up.

Today in the studio a little bit of a bird theme has been developing....

A little peek at what I've been up to over the last wee while. Its quite nice working with the vintage blankets during this colder weather.