Heavy rain woke me up this morning. I think it was trying to spoil my day 😉 But it’s not that easy when I have new fabrics to work with that just arrived.
On the weekend I have been making market bags, using some fabric leftovers that may not have printed well. I managed to turn scraps into two perfectly scruffy bags, hand printed, handmade and a bit of hand stitched. I don’t know why, but I got attached to them quite a bit, it’s kind of silly, but I hope they will be found by someone special who will love them to bits 🙂 Meanwhile they will be in my shops here and here waiting for that special to come along…
I had big plans for this morning: get up early, finish pillow cases that I have started last night and complete everything that is on my to-do list for today, but ahhh… the rain, miserable weather kept me in bed longer, I know the is not the weather to blame, but sometimes it’s nice to blame something else and not yourself. Anyway hours later than I planed I have finished my pillow cases. Now it’s time for shop update 🙂
Little announcement about upcoming fundraiser market at our collective printing studio in Rozelle. Please come by, say hello and check our gorgeous, quality handmade goodies. It’s a great way to support local designers and do your Christmas shopping! The fundraiser will be held on 26th November at 118 Terry St, Rozelle from 9am till 4pm.
There are a few things happening here today. First of all a little sneak peek of my new tutorial that I am working on. Remember that abstract experiment with painting on fabric? Well I am using purple abstract for my Fashionista Bag tutorial, combining it with leather. Stay tuned, I will complete it in a next few days.
Another thing that I am working on today is building up stock for pre-Christmas studio market, tea towels and pillow cases are to be made today. I will post more information about our market later here and on my Facebook page.
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As I mention before it was studio market day on Saturday, which turned out to be great fun, very casual and relaxing. Visitors started to come up to our stalls before we had our goods on the tables. Few ladies from Extra Texture came to visit us and to purchase our fabrics, big thank you to them for their support. And thank you to Carizza for organizing this event, I met wonderful people, hopefully we will do it again.
On Sunday I had a stall at Creative Lane Market at Marrickville’s beautiful Town Hall building where I met Asako Sakai, great girl who kindly offered me so much needed cup of coffee in the morning. She is busy mum of two who is working from home running her handmade business Piggledee, she makes cute adorable everyday baby items from Japanese textiles, check her website, and I love the way she writes on her blog, very relaxing and easy. Thank you Asako for making my day!
And surprise! No pictures today supporting my text, stupidly I have deleted all photos of my weekend from my camera, don’t ask me how but I did. hmm….this is unusual..
Tomorrow is our studio market day and Creative Lane market is on Sunday. Piles of fabrics to iron, unfinished cushions on my table, scraps and threads are everywhere all waiting to be finished! But I found time to doodle; yep, how could I not? Peek into my visual diary, elements for future designs.
And a little teaser for the day, one of my new bags, just to keep you inform on BlueBerry Ash new products. I really like the way it turned out. Comfortable size 30×50 cm, perfect to use for a bit of shopping. Handles made out of leather.
July is promising to be a busy month for BlueBerry Ash.
I’m working on new fabrics and products, and organizing market stalls for the next months. Collectivism printing studio also will open its doors at the end of July for one day only, where you can meet all of us in person, participate in workshops and buy some goodies.