Friday, July 31, 2009

billy boy and mia

My everyday bag finally hit the deck, and as I cannot find time to make one at the moment I went on a fun handmade bag search. Nothing came from the local markets so trusty esty it was and I found the bag above from talented seller billy boy & mia. I just adore the bag, down to the way it was packaged in a drawstring and the bonus keyring that came with. billy boy & mia makes items from vintage and salvaged fabrics, i look at the store and think "she makes what i would make". She has a lovely blog and can also be found on madeit.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

who knows new york?

Soon I shall be visiting New York and thought to ask of any special crafty or art must-sees/dos?
(Especially the secret ones).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

of glass

I saw Ruth Allen's 4D2 exhibition at the Canberra Glassworks on the weekend. I was rather impressed by her pieces from the Synergetic Series. Quite inspiring.

Also impressive was jewellery
by Lisa Cahill in the shop . On exploring her website I see she makes amazing glass panels and plates too.

Friday, July 17, 2009

digital bubbles

A mock-up of the sparkling wine label that I created for our friend's wedding.
I will be interested in seeing how the labels come back from the printers.
I must say that I found it restrictive and difficult with this to try and incorporate handmade into something that ultimately and largely had to be done in the digital realm. For me, taking the digital into handmade is a motivating and dynamic process, but i struggled with the opposite.
Need to work on it.

happy weekend

stitching up the nga

The result of the Stitching up the NGA community project.
Can you see my length?

Also on knitted works, see Housecosy by Bronwen Sandland in this city, 2002.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

stitched up...quickly

My garish knitted length for the Stitching up the NGA installation.
As I only found out about it 2 days before the contributions were due, I pulled out my fattest needles, some awful yarn and knit 1.4 metres with haste.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

soft sculpture

The soft sculpture exhibition at the NGA was pretty tantalising.
Some of the stand out artists/pieces:

Monday, July 6, 2009


In a case of good-timing I happened to be hanging around the National Gallery whilst Magda of Knitta Please is visiting the gallery, sharing some of her "guerrilla" knitting.
She gave an intriguing artist talk about the convergence of her knitting with street art and the impact she wants it to have in urban environments. Today she was completing her knit-tagging installation.

In haste, I have contributed a knitted piece for Magda, Denise Litchfield and Indigenous artists to use during this week as part of a community project to transform the entrance with knitting.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

closing of boxes

The last of the moving has been completed, thankfully.
The blog shall now be tended to.