Monday, November 29, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Extra Curricular

The latest issue of Extra Curricular magazine is out and I'm privileged to be in it! This issue is printmaking themed and there's an interview with me about Millicent Crow and an article I wrote about gocco printing. As well as lots of other awesome things AND a bonus holiday book full of ideas for things to make over the summer.
And if you come through my front door today...'ll find that the floor looks like this! I've been busy printing up huias for Craft Country Wairarapa. Now to iron them, and zigzag them, and print some more...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just a little note say there's an interview with me on the Craft Country blog today! The Craft Country button on your right will take you there.

Monday, November 22, 2010

In the works

I've been working on this drawing tonight - hopefully it's going to be my next gocco print. The crown is from one of the commemorative royal cups from my collection - I guess there'll be a whole new generation of those with Wills & Kate on them!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Green means go

I've spent the week sewing this green dress from my old faithful pattern...

It matches my green jandals perfectly!
And this green chair.

And now I'm off to Wellington to wear it to a wedding! Happy weekend to you!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Little swallow

I made this little swallow brooch the other night - it's just one of my gocco printed patches sewn onto a scrap of wool felt and it has a safety pin sewn on the back. A nice quick project.

Complete with a sneaky rainbow from the window crystal thing...

Mr Millicent Crow reckons the swallow patches are also pretty handy for mending jeans!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Green fabric

I have a bit of a green fabric problem. My stash of it is threatening to take over the house. Here are a few favourites from my stash, awaiting the perfect project:
This last one is neeearly a dress now...a bit of hemming and it'll be done. I love the big flowers on it; they kind of remind me of these stencils by Flox:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New prints in my Felt shop

I've been doing a bit of this:
And I've added these to my Felt shop:
The printing was overseen by my supervisor, of course!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just a few photos today

I'm working on a gocco print that wouldn't look out of place as a sailor's tattoo. Hopefully soon to be finished. In the meantime here are a few photos...

Monday, November 8, 2010

A sparrow, some tulips

Here's another little sparrow I drew in the weekend...

And some tulips I rescued from a bin outside a florist. I love the colour, and the way they're all higgledy piggledy.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

But wait there's more...

I added some more named buildings to my collection yesterday; these ones are in Newmarket. They're all the same kind of age...from the 1920s? '30s? and have the best names.
Others I found were "Sunola" and "Glenross"...

This one's called "Tihutahi."
This one is divided into two flats. I love the way the letters in the name have only been painted on the side belonging to one flat. Looks like that creeper's intruding beyond the dividing line, though. It says "Burleigh" under there.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Naming rights

I love a good named building. I mean the kind where the name is carved out of stone, or painted on, rather than on a big neon sign. When we lived in Melbourne I liked the way lots of the terrace houses had names; I collected the ones that were named after New Zealand places. The only ones I can remember now are Clyde and Kaiapoi. We lived in one called Rathdowne I think, for all of one night, before we ran away with all our belongings on the tram...but that's another story!

I think that's actually a new sign. But this one's all about the window boxes.

I love that font. Who said blue & green should never be seen without a colour in between?