Saturday, November 27, 2010

Step and Repeat

So today was the second half of my screen printing course at the Harvest Workroom and i'm addicted!

This is a photo of the front half of the Harvest Workroom as promised, and it just doesn't do it justice! I do love the lights though, such a fantastic and loose look!

I stared the day by layering some crimson red pomegranates ontop of last weeks prints

Then we learnt how to design repeat patterns which I am still super stoked about

My wrist is still recovering from cutting this crazy pattern out

Stencil cutting was followed by the step and repeat printing technique, and It worked! Yaaayyy

I look forward to getting my own screen and of course signing up for the advanced class, where you learn 3 colour repeats, bring it!


Friday, November 26, 2010

The latest

So I have recently located some new editions for my juice glass collection!
I found these little gems tucked away and extremely dusty in the back of a cabinet at a local antiques store, It was my first time in there and seriously, you could look in there for days! there are so many little alcoves, the floor changes height and material several times and things are stacked up to the ceiling! I walked out with these two looking a little worse for ware, I cleaned them up aaaannnnd


My mum ( I love how committed she is to my random collection!) also managed to find this decanter which matches the little orange glass she picked up for me in New South Wales! How exciting, I look forward to a sunny breakfast drinking juice with these little ones!

The collection is coming along so well, but I can't wait to add to it!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas trees and Post-its?

As a blog reader i've noticed that christmas is in the air, it was a little premature in my eyes, but seen as it is ALMOST December I thought I could contribute to the festivities! Particuarly because making things and craft is usually involved with Christmas, and to me that's the most exciting bit!

Since Tilda has entered the household many things have had to change, now when searching for shoes, you look up not down. The rule is that pretty much anything which is on or near the floor is free for the taking! It is generally taken and collected in my bedroom, my shagpile rug is the place to be apparently.

So a Christmas tree is pretty much out of the question this year! While reading yesterday I found this great Idea here

What a great Idea, I think I might give it a try, and write little messages on the post its!

My friend Kirsty is going to give this little one a go! I can't wait to see how it turns out :)


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Printing and Tea at the Harvest Workroom

So today was the first day of my screen printing course and it was amazing!
I was lucky enough to be in the first class held in the new Harvest workroom, which is beautiful, the space had such a great and relaxing feel about it! maybe it was because of my first impression was being greeted with a smile and offered a cup of tea, a perfect way to start a relaxingly creative day.

I didn't get any photos of the front of the workroom, which was lovely, so I will be sure to get some next week! This is the back and the printing studio below

The amazing 10m print table freshly installed this week!

A great and functional wash up area makes all the difference

So we began the class by having a cup of tea a chat and sketching shapes from Australian native wild flowers

Then came the stencil making

and finally after 5 hours of preparation the Printing!!!

My little creations below :)

I look forward to learning heaps more and layering up some colours in the second class!

Thanks to the lovely ladies Jess and Lara, for opening up their studio and inviting us in!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Craft Hatch

Here are a few photos from our launch! Such good times, Thanks to everyone who battled the rain to come!

A Fairly Good Time range, photo by Pomegranate

Incy, photo by Pomegranate

Photo by Craft Victoria

Photo by Craft Victoria

Photo by Craft Victoria

Photo by Craft Victoria

Photo by Craft Victoria

The most rewarding thing was seeing people's faces light up as they looked at our designs, such an amazing feeling


Friday, November 12, 2010

It's Launch Time

So this has been in the making for a little while,

I have teamed up with Kirsty from So Little Time Co. and designed some weara
bles for her launch which is tomorrow! We have oh so much to do tonight before the Launch tomorrow, which is at Craft Hatch, a market run by Craft Victoria. This month it will be held at the Melbourne City Library, 253 Flinders Lane in Melbourne, from 11am - 4pm, we would love it if you stopped by!

In the meantime check out some sneak peaks below, or head over to So Little Time Co. to get the full run down!

Finally seeing this bunting necklace come to life makes me a little weak at the knees. . . just a little bit

Popcorn cart from the Fairly Good Time range

Wish us luck!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Always Remember. . .

So today I was blog browsing . . . as I do most days in my down time. . . or when i'm looking for inspiration and I came across this

It just made me smile. Such a good thing to remember :)