Thursday, July 31, 2008


I've been making felt brooches with little bits of my precious Japanese fabrics. They sold very well at the Made on the Left market so I've put a few up in my Etsy store.

The fabric on this one is from one of my favourite fabrics, with Little Red Riding Hood on it. Part of me wishes I hadn't cut it up, but apart from simply framing all of these fabrics, I don't know what to do with them except use them!

I love the shades of pink and brown in this fabric, they make me so happy!

This was one of my favourites from the lot I made for MOTL. I was sure it would be one of the first to sell, but it was one of the few that was left over at the end of the day! I guess my sugar-sweet tastes aren't shared by everyone.

There are more in my shop if you want to take a look!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Made on the Left: Success!

My table

The craft fair was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came down, it was lovely to see you all. I was so happy with what I sold, and I feel like I learned a lot about what people want to buy.


I made these brooches from felt and Japanese fabric for the fair, and they sold really well. I was a little surprised that the more conservative ones sold before the cuter ones-- I guess not everyone loved the sugar overload like I do! I'll be making more for my etsy store soon.

Photos by the lovely Lisa Max, who had a stall next to me. She sold stuff like crazy, people love her designs (for obvious reasons!)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Stamping is awesome

I carved my first stamp! It is a little bird. It came out a bit wonky but I prefer to think of it as rustic!

Stamped cards

I just used an eraser and a craft knife, although I've just bought some carving tools which will hopefully help me make the next one a bit more polished. It's so much fun, I can't wait to make more!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Made on the Left

I will have a stall this Saturday (12 July) at Made on the Left, a craft market showcasing Western Australian talent. It will be held at the Hyde Park Hotel, 331 Bulwer St North Perth, from 11am to 4pm. Entry is free and there are going to be lots of very talented people selling their stuff, so if you live in Perth, come and check it out! I will have comics, badges and stuffed Space Rabbits for sale, and I am frantically working on a new item, felt brooches. I have so much to do and so little time!