I've been working the rest of the week *sigh* but today am Christmas shopping online for family and friends. Trying to shop on etsy, but am irritated with the search function! I know it's been said before, but please etsy, fix the search function. I wish I could post photos of all the things I buy - I think I will after have given the presents.
New coinpurses on etsy... this is a grumpy rabbit.
Tomorrow am going to the St Kilda Farmers Market in the morning (yay!) and then have harrassed my brother into coming over and helping me cut out fabric for coinpurses and bags for the market. I wrote a list of all the things I need to make... it's very daunting!
Am off to a Christmas party tonight (already! it's not even December). Happy Friday!
Bulbous Bear & the Unicorn. Get them at Corky Saint Clair, in the Degraves St underpass at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. (Or if you're not in Melbs but you're interested e-mail me).
I bought a bunch more new fabric for a pre-Perry Street Festival sewing frenzy. Also got started on my Christmas shopping, excellent. Happy (cold) Thursday!
I kept this little one for my etsy store:
I like to think of it as my Jungle Bunny coinpurse - it's in my etsy store.
I also took a littl fabric shopping trip with my mum yesterday - we went to Patchwork on Central Park which was lovely, and Spotlight which was dreadful (hire some more staff maybe?). These are my spoils:
Lovely Shinzi Katoh trimming... so cute!
Fabric from both shops... the ones at the top are for big totes. Yay!
We bought a cutie little Seahorse Plushie pattern from Patchwork on Central Park and tried to make it last night. It went okay - I'm going to give it to Softies for Mirabel I think. It just took SO long to make because there are SO many details - still not finished. I was umming and aahing for ages about making one because previous Softie making experiments have ended badly, but this one seems all good. Am at the stuffing phase, then need to add eyes and it will be finished. Will post pics when done!Also came up with a grumpy rabbit softie design, which I will try to make a few of as I'm going to do a stall at the Perry Street Festival on 16th Dec, run by Friends of the Earth. More on this soon!
I also met Kirsteene from Scrumptious Productions who now also sells Pocket Carnival. Scrumptious Productions currently has a stall at Camberwell Markets every Sunday from November 11th (that's tomorrow!) until December 9th, and probably beyond. As well as my coinpurses and mini totes, Scrumptious sells Kirsteene's handmade cosmetics, as well as jewellery and other goodies. If you're in the area, check out her stall at Camberwell Market! Some of my coinpurses she'll be selling are:
(Yes that's a giraffe coinpurse on top!)
This little grumpy cat coinpurse is available now in my much neglected Mintd store...
Mix Tape Zine 1 & 2 arrived for me in a little package yesterday, yay! My favourite new zine. Visit the Mix Tape girls at their store, here, or at their cool blog, here.
Also, a new addition to my etsy store is my favourite new tote. I wish it was mine, but if I kept everything I made I'd need a bigger house.
I think the brown on blue polka dots just works with the lining. It's actually got a white whale appliqued on and will be available in my etsy...
I've been trying to take a decent photo of myself for publicity and what have you - this is the best I could do... I think it's okay-ish.
New fabrics just purchased... I'm making bags from the purple polka dots and the poppy fabric (I think they match quite nicely). The yellow one is for a skirt I want to make.
I went to the St Kilda Farmer's Market again today (can't believe it's already the beginning of November) and I bought this yummy cranberry & pistachio almond bread.
Please bear with me whilst I make the transition from CinnamonMoon to Pocket Carnival... I'm excited! I have lots of new goodies to show you all, so more soon.