Friday, April 29, 2011

Exhibition opening

"Through the forest" courtesy of artist Emma Coulter
My former classmate, interior designer and visual artist, Emma Coulter, is holding an exhibition of her work entitled "Shedding Skin", opening next week on the 3rd May and running until the 14th May, at FortyFive Downstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Get along!!

I am loving the colours in these new creations. I can imagine one of these paintings would be a perfect wedding present for a young the couple getting married today (yes I know, a loose connection but what the hell!?) I was glued to the TV set as a child in 1981, no doubt I will be glued to the TV set again tonight. Love a bit of glamour on a Friday night!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Celebrating 100

Nuimasu necklace, felt and leather/vinyl $59AU
My Etsy shop recently achieved sales of 100 - I feel like that's a milestone, although it pales in comparison to some expert Etsy sellers! To celebrate, if you fancy anything in the shop, you get free shipping (refunded after checkout) when you mention my blog in the message section on checkout.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bathroom envy

L House photos via The Cool Hunter
Loving this bathroom, top left hand corner, found via The Cool Hunter, from the "L House" in Buenos Aires. Actually, I wouldn't say no to the rest of the house too, never mind the location!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Felt inspiration

Can't wait to start chopping into all this beautiful hand dyed felt recently purchased from a very clever lady here in Melbourne. I think her rich colours will add such life to my necklaces. Thanks to the universe (and the boy's kinder) for allowing her to find me!
And I found this little treasure amongst my photos - my boy, much younger, amongst all my felt scraps - and no doubt in small person heaven!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Work! New Work!

Just listed on my Etsy shop:

New Recycled leather and Japanese paper "Dots" necklace $79AU this one red, white and blue

Mushi handmade rope strand necklace $64AU this one a beautiful deep red

New French Knitted necklace with Mushi felt and leather medallions $44AU this one green and black

And listed over on my Blue Caravan shop:

New "Dots" necklaces in white/floral and khaki/floral $79AU each

Mushi handmade rope strand necklaces $64AU, in red/navy and green/purple

Of course, free shipping for anybody who mentions this blog post when purchasing! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today Melbourne does not know if it should rain or shine. What's new!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Creative Space....

....better late than never! Joining in over here. Taking up space on my desk these last few weeks is this charming fellow, being created for the other little, charming fellow in my life.  I know he doesn't look quite right at the mo' - what with his head not being connected to his body. Oh, and he needs a bit of a haircut, and his little face finished off.

Made under the careful guidance of Shelley at Little Sparrow. I highly recommend her doll making workshops (and the tea drinking and biscuit eating too!).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mushi Handmade Rope Necklaces

Mushi Rope necklace detail
Just listed on my Blue Caravan shop (which has been sadly neglected of late, oops) are a couple of my Mushi Rope Necklaces - one in the classic Navy & Red combination and the other in yummy, rich Purple & Green pictured above, $64AU each.

I'm quite stoked with how the photo above looks, you really get to see all that luxurious handmade rope up close. Amazing how wool that was destined for the rubbish heap has been transformed (I rescued a bunch of wool thread from a skip outside a St Kilda knitting mill a few years back). Yay for recycling.

I've also listed some of my new "Dots" leather necklaces over there too. These babies will be $79AU each. If you are interested and you mention my blog on checkout, heck you might even get free postage!