Thursday, June 30, 2011

Winter Markets this Weekend in Kalamunda and East Freo

Cold, brrrrrrrr, freezing, wet... I feel like I am back living in Switzerland right now. Funny how quick one adapts to the heat and sunshine ;-) 
But on the bright side: our massive rainwater tank is full to the max and our new native plants in our backyard are growing rapidly with this wet weather and anyway in 2 months time its spring again!

I had this dolphin softie pattern for quite some time now and finally this month I made one, then 2 then 3.... and in the end there were 8! Half of them will travel with us to Switzerland soon where they will meet their new caretakers. Some will come with me to the markets this weekend.
Are they cute or what? I hope they will bring as much joy to the kids as they did to me making them.

I am still busy doing some more hairbands tonight as they prove to be very popular and I have some great new fabrics.

So if you enjoy the cold weather (thank god I never gave away my Swiss duffle coat when I moved to Australia!!!), get out and around and maybe I will see you either at the Kalamunda Market on Saturday 2nd July or at the Growers Market in Lefroy Street in East Freo on Sunday 3rd July 2011.

Keep warm and cosy. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Retro fabrics, Screen Printing, what else can I be hooked on?

Lately I cannot drive past a Secondhand Shop on my drive home from work without stopping there and searching for THE best fabric. As more and more women start sewing and selling their creations at markets I have the urge to use different materials. Just last week I found this fabulous skirt which by the way is about 3 sizes too small. Either I loose another 15kg, I alter it or maybe I will use the fabric for a bag, still undecided yet. The green bag is made from a vintage table cloth also found in an OP Shop.
And if one new addiction is not enough I started screen printing this week and I am already hooked. I printed some fabric panels and also tea towels with this absolutely pretty little kangaroo girl. Nothing is safe now and give me a few weeks and everything in our house will have a screen print added to it (including my hubby, the kangaroo will look great next to his existing tattoos).
I used the panels to make some cushion covers and I am just a little bit proud of the result ;-)
By the way, the tea towels are perfect to send overseas as a useful gift. They are flat and not heavy so the postage doesn't cost an arm and a leg. And if you want to make it personal just buy a textile marker (Spotlight) and write a message on it. Now there is an idea...

Last but not least I want to remind you that this Saturday, 4th June 2011,I will have my stall at the Kalamunda Market and on Sunday, 5th June 2011 you will find me at the East Freo Growers Market (Lefroy Street Senior High School). The weather will be sunny so lets get out there.
Have a fantastic weekend everybody!