my creative space

I've got a couple of markets in the next few weeks - North Melbourne Market this Sunday, and Mathilda's Market on the 14th of March. I've never been completely satisfied with my stall display, so I'm builing a new one! It's mostly based on wooden boxes, like this (but more).

I got some wood cut to size at my local hardware store, the lovely Penhalluriack's (tip for next time - triple check the measurements!) When I moved out of my parents house, my dad bought me a massive bag o' nails. I had to rummage through to find the little ones - dirty hands!

My dad also likes to buy me power tools, I think this one's from Aldi.

And, we have a box! Still needs to be sanded. I want to give my customers things, but that should not include a splinter! I still have to make a couple more boxes and some other little bits and pieces.

I've also been working on some new art prints. I've decided to do away with a4 art prints and go for 8x10, I think it will be much easier for people to find frames for.

However, I am having some problems. Usually when I create things I am quite confident, and can decide on an idea and make it. However these art prints have been troubling me for awhile now - I can't decide what I want to do! I want to redo all my prints so they are 8x10, and get rid of a few less popular ones, and make some new ones, but it's just not coming together! So we'll see.

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19 comments:

Kirsty said...

Your stall will look fabulous I'm sure.

helena / little mo said...

are they chris's grubby hands? I can't wait to see your stall, i'm sure it will look awesome!

about the prints. maybe get rid of them slowly, so you don't waste the ones that have already been printed. Or sell those at the markets in like a big sale box? Let people rummage through!

and if you're going to change measurements just start printing them in new sizes..once it's sold?

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Much sure you take lots of pictures of you new stall layout! I think the boxes will look fab. And I like Helena's idea. I am one that loves to rummage through ;) xox

Penny said...

I will definitely have a rummage box, I have a lot of prints!!! And they are my grubby hands... :)

beck said...

I like your dad. He is a good fella buying you nails & tools! You did a great job with that box, hope the markets are alot of fun xo

missy_minzy said...

I began to wonder and think....you must be a wonder-woman! I have been looking for tips on how to make picture frame and tada! Your picture frame looks great! Looking forward to see you and your stall this Sunday, Penny! :)

Tania said...

Mmmmm. Boxes. Mmmmm. Wooden boxes. And super impressed you're tackling them yourself!

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

LOVE the timber boxes! Always fun to work on market display :)

Jodie said...

goodluck at the markets! i like the cubes :)
I wish there were more awesome markets here :)
xx

Vic said...

Nothing like a bit of carpentry in the morning...! (Just watch the wood shavings in your coffee)

Everything is look'n grand!

gretchenmist said...

i like it that you are building yourself!
the 8x10 is a good idea for your prints, standard sizes makes it easier. am going to pop over and have a squizz :)

TopCat76 said...

I'm a new visitor here, thanks to Kirsty's blog. I love love love your prints, really great!!!

Sarah said...

Very impressed with your woodworking skills! Your stall is going to look great, be sure to show us the finished result.

Cindy said...

Your prints are gorgeous, I am sure no matter what you end up with with will work

yardage girl said...

Nice work and good idea for custom displays. Nic

Jenifir said...

I hope you show us your new stall. I understand the need to go for a standard size but don't waste what has already been printed. I am sure that some of the thrifted/old frames people have are not necessarily standard sizes.

Posie Patchwork said...

Lovely work Penny!! Saw your lovely self on the Mathilda's Market newsletter, looking very hard at work. Good luck at your market, Canberra Mathilda's is this Sunday!! Love Posie

Rosalind said...

Very cool that you can make your own boxes! The little purses in above post are gorgeous :-)

Megan said...

that box looks so neat and well made! i'm feeling a bit jealous of your multi talented creative skills :)