Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Blog

Ok I am on the move. I have slightly modified my name and so I have to start a new blog so I hope you will all follow me over to where I will be posting from now on. Come on you know you want to.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New at the Market

I really meant to publish this post last week before the market but then I would'nt have been able to include this picture of my stall from yesterday.

Over on the right hand side of the photo is my newly finished vest of which I will add a picture of later. Its is lovely wool dyed with Eucalyptus and bound with handstitiched silk.
And these are my lovely, lovely new buttons, all indvidually handmade from white clay fired to earthenware so they are really strong and then bundled up with plant material and fired in the wood fire to get the beautiful markings. I will definitely be makinf many more of these and hopefully they will also become necklaces, brooches and of course closures.

And here they are in the little bowl they live in at the market. The advantages of having a studio space in a pottery!!!

And my earrings, so cute. Handmade clay beads which like the beads are coloured in the wood fire so each is an unexpected suprise and all are different which does make it a tad tricky when trying to match them up as pairs. I am making more of these as well and at the suggestion of Isis I will make some that have only one or two beads on and are somewhat smaller for those who are not so found of a lot of dangle.
I will be at the Homespun Market for the next 2 saturdays then i will be off to Melbourne to market there and then it will be time for Niche. Best get back to making.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Well the exhibition opening is now behind me, all the anticipation leading to a climax and yes it was, the feeling to walk in and there is the little red sticker. Oh joy.
And the winner is; well there two actually, my little diptych which was really a way of getting an extra piece in.
"All of Us"


Them both together what a pretty pair they make. Details, 15 x 15cm and well definitely mixed media, including tissue paper, milk paint, starch paste, and beeswax medium.

870 x 770mm

"In this Together"
Now I shall just enjoy myself for the rest of the evening before its back to work tomorrow.

Friday, October 9, 2009


BTW I forgot to mention that I got a place at the Niche Market being held Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday the 29th of November in the UTAS Academy of Art's Gallery Space.
I am really looking forward to it. Now back to the frenzy of making stuff.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I have some work in this upcoming exhibition.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Melbourne Market

I'm off to the big smoke, well not till next month but I will be at the Thread Den Market which should be a lot of fun. I have tried to upload the poster but blogger wont let me so the details are as follows.

Vintage, designer, handmade, tast treats
10am Sunday the 15th November
At the Lithuanian Club
44 Errol St, North Melbourne
Presented by THREAD DEN

I am looking forward to it. it will be my first market in the big smoke.

Monday, September 28, 2009

New stuff

Well market season is fast approaching so I have been working on some new stuff which will go on my etsy shop and will be for sale at the Homespun Market which once it goes weekly again from saturday the 17th of October.

These are my environmentally friendly hair dangles which I produced in response to the fluro synthetic ones on sale in Chickenfeed. This one is Recycled silk and handmade clay beads.
This is the same but with recycled buttons.

And this is the first of my patches all ready to apply to clothing or anything else you wish.

Three Togther


A recycled silk and button stack necklace.

Some funky clay bead and stainless steel wire earrings

And a brooch with hand made felt and silk with clay beads.
Of course there will still be all my other stuff, felt and silk scarves, handmade cards featuring original drawings and some nice new artworks. But you will have to wait to see those cos they will be off to the exhibition first. But there may be a preview I will see if I have time as I have of course left my stuff till the last minute and will be a galloping to make the deadline.