Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last week for christmas gifts

Well, this is the last week to organise your christmas gifts. Still need a gift or 2? Cards not done yet? I have it all!! Gifts AND cards!! Check out my madeit site or send me a message. Here are some more things I have in my stash of gifts, all easily posted.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mysterious paper sculptures - Central Station Blog post

Check out these amazing paper sculptures. I have just found this link and thought I'd share it with you. The detail and whimsy is fabulous

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Another Freeby

Well the last freeby went really well, next I am offering a set of 5 cards to the 30th person to start following my blog.

A selection of my card range. The winner will receive a random selection in the mail. If you are interested in purchasing these they can be found on my madeit site or directly.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Give away to celebrate 3000 visitors!

So I've hit 3000 visits to my site, I am so excited by this that I am giving the next visitor  a set of 5 cards in the mail. You just need to be the first to comment in the comment box and send me an email at to let me know your address.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Buy Handmade this christmas

 This Christmas consider where the gifts you buy are coming from.
One way is to  great to support Fair Trade by buying gifts from Tear Australia, and Oxfam

May I also encourage to buy from the makers, this supports the many artisans in the community and you get to give an original and handmade gift. 
One way of doing this is to click on the link above and it will take you to the Made it site. 
A site for makers of all things beautiful and amazing.

 Check out my pieces for sale - see my online store, I will be updating these throughout the month leading up to Christmas.

This Sunday is a Pottery Expo at Federation Square, another way of supporting local artists. My friend Adriana is going to be there selling her beautiful ceramics. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I've Made it!! to Made It - online store

So I have entered into the world of selling on the web!!! Wow, it has taken me all day and I have managed to post about 5 things so far. I have created a "made it"store. Hopefully I will get faster at the whole process... but here goes

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Wonderful Creative Things Fair

I spent a lovely day at Abbotsford Convent in St Helier's cafe, chatting to fellow stall holders, catching up with printmaker friends and selling collages, cards and prints.  There are, of course, still plenty left, so if you were wanting cards, or small gifts,  I have some for you.
Cards are $3 plus postage and collages/prints range from $10 to $40. plus postage.
Images include, caravans, cars, lighthouses, trees.
 My beautiful assistant!!




                                          The full range at the Fair



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Advanced Bookmaking class

Yesterday 5 budding book makers created 2 books and enjoyed a lovely lunch together.  Double needle Coptic stitch books were made, as well as a small concertina with pamphlet stitched signatures. It was a great day.
See the results of their hard work below.

And of course lunch was part of the package, this time we enjoyed a chicken, lime and chilli  salad, home baked bread and lumberjack cake.  Yum!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Wonderful Creative Things Fair

Only three days until The Wonderful Creative Things Fair at the Abbotsford Convent. Some really great Artists are participating this time again and there will be a great range of affordable things to  buy- especially with Christmas approaching. Pop down and say hi, I'll be there with cards, collages, prints. Things for boys!! ( cars and boat prints) 

Today I'm busy finishing off all the pieces I've started for this, of course there is always just one more idea  that I could pursue!!. Never enough time.


Such a lovely day I will have to be disciplined to stay in the studio and not be distracted by the garden.

Also getting ready for the book making class on Saturday, another lovely workshop day with enthusiastic makers.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Busy, Busy- Another Wonderful Creative Things Fair

Next weekend will be a very busy one.
There are still a couple of places in the  bookmaking workshop on Saturday 26 November ! Come and join me for a lovely day day of making, eating and chatting. Only $160 for the day - everything is included.

Sunday 27 November
The Wonderful Creative Things Fair - returns to St Helier's Cafe at Abbotsford Convent. Drop by to pick up some gifts for christmas. 11am - 4pm.
I have whipped up a few new pieces and many cards for the fair.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Today in my Studio

Studio Day today, and I am working a few things at once -  printed things for the next Wonderful Creative Things Fair- to be held on November 27 at Abbotsford Convent again, also working on my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project. My theme is Tree houses so I have been creating tree prints and images.

Cards for "The Wonderful Creative Things Fair"

Here is the beginnings of a drypoint print of a boat, still a fair bit of work to be done on this yet. Something for some of my small collages. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Printmaking Class

A small but enthusiastic class of 2 enjoyed a lovely day creating prints, eating delicious food and enjoying each other's company yesterday.

The students made several types of block prints, using soft cut printed onto various coloured papers, then a larger editioned print using vinyl lino onto lovely cotton rag paper.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Over Under- Group exhibition

The group I studied with at Box Hill Institute, are having another exhibition - opening on Sunday 23 October at Opendrawer Gallery, Camberwell, Victoria.
It would be lovely to see you at the opening.