Friday, May 30, 2014

It got away from me

but it's close 

The teeniest tweaks are getting twuck and the sweetest of breaths are being held.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

like a broken record

I am gearing up for a big event. At the end of June (26th - 29th) I'll be having my very own booth at the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition centre. (Jeff's shed). I went to the show as a guest on another booth last year and it prompted me to have a crack at it myself.

felt signs for my booth -loving myself sick
The Craft and Quilt fair is a retail fair, so for the first time in a very very long time I will be selling actual stuff.  It is a fairly hefty commitment in both time and money and I am kind of wondering what I have gotten myself in for but you know Morgan of the Crafty Squirrel ? Well, it was one of those "I'll do it if you do it" kind of conversations and Voila ! 
I'll be selling my patterns of course and also the beautiful Winterwood felt that I use for my toys. I am  thinking about some kits - but I am wary of ending up with a house full of unsold stuff, so I guess I am being a bit conservative. (says the woman who recently purchased 12,500 buttons). 
 I am thinking of shelves and backdrops and T-pins and velcro and orders and stickers and labels and signs and stripes and bobbins and all things all at once which sounds more stressful than it is actually is.
I'm thinking that even if the 'business'side of things is a flop, I'll meet heaps of crafty folk, I'll get to hang out with some awesome folks and I made some awesome social media signs for my booth ! It's a win already.
If you are planning to visit let us know, come and say Hi. I promise I won't try and hard-sell you anything. (pfft I can't even soft sell things).

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Night

I was at a thing recently and was introduced to a woman with great earrings.
In the course of the conversation she mentioned she had a blog. 

She told me she blogged about things that were current and things that were trending.
She used the word "leverage" a lot.
She  'works towards' brands.

She loathes personal blogs
She writes guest posts
She attends a lot of  really important events
She said blogging uses her voice in a stronger way than other social media

 She never blogs on Saturday nights, 
Cool people don't blog on Saturday nights.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Red Carpet

In the fullness of time it happened that my workaholic ways were noticed and a holiday was ordered.

So that's how I now find myself the subject of a SHOWCASE !!!!

(Why yes I did organise a little bit of teaching during the aforementioned holiday).

Whilst the whole come and hear me talk and sign things makes me absolutely snort with laughter and look around to see if anyone has figured out what a doofus I am yet - I am totally looking forward to meeting Briony of Frangipani Fabrics for the first time, catching up with  longstanding blog friends and pulling off the great "craft time while on holiday"swindle.

If you want to be part of the swindle you can go to the Frangipani Fabrics website and book online.
You can come and do some foxy sewing with me on Friday or come and hang out on Thursday night . I'll be bringing some stuff to show you and might bring a few disasters-in-progress. I'll dust off the frock and bring her along as well.
I have to admit to being a bit incredulous when Briony first suggested the Thursday night thing.... I am seriously the most boring homebody in the world and I find it hard to imagine people want to come and listen to me talk about myself.... Unfortunately I've been hanging around online for so long that adopting a new and exciting persona, complete with awesome accent is out of the question so I guess it'll just be me, being me.

If you were coming to chat with me about me being me and my making, is there anything you would want to know?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May Sale

Yep, me hawking my wares again.

Just want to let you know that there is a 20% discount on everything in the shop until Friday.

You need to use the code MAYSALE at checkout.

I made a little bundle for these guys in case you need the whole parade- and in a stroke of genius its called The Whole Parade.

I know, I'm some sort of freakin' marketing guru aren't I?

Only available in my Big Cartel shop, not available with any other offers, no free steak knives, no roomba!