Wednesday, 17 December 2014

More Busy Play Than Busy Work.

At this time of year things feel a lot like they are on fast-forward so I haven't spent much time making anything... even though I've wanted to.

We took a trip to see the Lego Christmas Tree in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall which was pretty cool even if it seemed to be mostly Duplo blocks. I think I will always be a fan of this sort of primary colour combination.

Lego Christmas Tree in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall.
After visiting the Christmas tree we strolled through Hyde Park and ended up at the Australian Museum. It was a long time since I had been to this museum and it was nice to watch our son excited, interested (even if sometimes a little fearful) of the displays.

This guy seemed friendly.

A lenticular picture of dinosaurs at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

And although I haven't been getting very creative over the last week or so I wanted to share an awesome creative collaboration between creative/artist friend Katy B Plummer of Felt Underground and writer/artist Vanessa Berry. These iron-on patches feature classics from Vanessa's 'Lost Sydney' series seen on her 'Mirror Sydney' blog.

Lost Sydney fabric patch collaboration between Vanessa Berry and Katy B Plummer. 
I am saving up my pocket money and trying to decide which patch is my favourite. I remember our visit to Magic Kingdom so many  years ago and riding the Aqua Trikes on the lake there but I also lived around the corner from the Marie-Louise Salon when I was in my early 20s. And then there's the monorail - somehow so '80s even in the noughties. (Patches are available in both their etsy stores - links in text above picture.)

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Market Night Mini-debrief.

Friday night's market stall is done. It was a learning experience as I have mainly just had secondhand market stalls in the past. With 'Busy Work' and 'Duchess and Lulu' combined we had far too much stock for one table but some sales were made. I suspect that a few stall-holders may have spent their profits at other stalls before the night was over! We were positioned between some experienced marketers including 'Kristen Doran Design', 'Hiccup Art' and 'Me We'. They all had beautifully presented stalls and I hope everyone had a good night.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Special Offers on

As it is post-thanksgiving sale time in the US at the moment there are a few special offers happening on (and therefore in my store).

US$6.00 off phone cases and worldwide free shipping for a little longer today then followed by 24 hours of US$6.00 off pillows and free worldwide shipping. Double-check when each offer ends if you are interested as it is not based on Australian time.

My First Sales on!

Last night I opened up my store to check something and was completely surprised to see that I have had my first customer/s there! I was very excited and grateful and I just want to send out a thankyou to the generous person/people who chose to buy my designs. I don't get to see who the buyer was on the site but I want them to know that I really appreciate their support. Thank you!

(The geometric design is an old work by my mother-in-law... she will be very surprised to receive a 'royalty' payment!)