Sunday, October 24, 2010

Misfits At The Markets

Yesterday was a lot of fun! It wasn't commercially successful, but a lot of people took business cards, added their names to my mailing list, and gave me an amazing amount of positive feedback! And that was really the aim of being part of this market :)

Our main battle was the wind ... we ended up putting random items in the bottom of the bags to stop them blowing away ... though some people were wondering why one of the leopard print bookmark kits came with a pack of baby wipes! :P Anita's gorgeous mum, Brigitte, saved the day by bringing large pebbles, as well as a gourmet picnic lunch :D

Of course, the most important thing about being part of the Market is making sure the HAIR is right! I should have taken a pic of Anita stitching the purple leopard print bookmark while wearing purple leopard print :P


I will definitely be part of another Market - this one was more of a browsing rather than a buying market (and is on again next April), but there are many others (like the Gilles Street market) that are more of a shopper's market ... on my list of things to look into!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stream Of Wellbeing ...

I'm currently working on my last Tapestry assignment for the first year - a 'small tapestry of my own design'. It really will be small too, since I don't have very long to complete it (a couple of weeks now), and I have been preparing for tomorrow's craft fair. But here's what I've done so far:
I realise I'm being a bit ambitious doing the 'stream' completely in eccentric weft ... but I'm going to give it a go! Personally, I'd prefer to take risks and get lower grades rather than play safe and aim for distinctions :P

My design is based on the Stream of Wellbeing - basically, everyone has their own Stream - going with the flow and putting positive energy into things ensures a good experience, pushing against the current and resisting creates 'blocks' in life. At the moment, I am seeing some people around me who are so negative and spend so much time picking on other people, that their Stream just beats them up all the time, and they suffer for it. Seriously, if they spent all that energy into doing things that make them feel good, their entire life would change!

Tomorrow Anita and I will be sitting at the MarionLIFE Spring Fair all day - Maggie Beer will be opening it, so I hope Anita won't be chasing her all day, since she's a bit of a groupie, haaaha! :P

I'll bring all my kits, but I'm aiming to sell the small (cheap!) bookmark kits tomorrow - the rest will be there to entice people to join my mailing list for future purchases. I've never had a craft stall before, so this will be something new for me!

I'll post photos!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Treasury - La Sirene, Goddess Of The Sea

I've just created a Treasury in honour of La Sirene ... and couldn't resist including my own design - *blush* :P

La Sirene - Goddess Of The Sea


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's Tuesday ...

Aahhh ... I'm sitting at my desk at work, thinking I'd better do an update before tackling today's deadlines :P

I've been sick with a cold for the last week - I could see it coming, what with cramming tapestry homework, dyeing homework, Threefold stuff, preparing for the craft fair at the end of October ... and the fact that it was end of month at work, and I'm in Accounts so couldn't take any time off - eeeeeeeek! I ended up working half days before collapsing, then going home and sitting in the sun for a while. I do feel a LOT better today!

Anyway, I did get a lot of work done on the weekend. I have to put the finishing touches on a painting for a 'commission design' assignment at TAFE tonight so I can post it tomorrow. Painting is not my forte - I didn't like it when I was at art school either - YAWN!! Then I have a couple of weeks before my next dyeing assignment is due. I also made a stack of hand cream for various people (Kaite - yours will be posted tomorrow!).

The MarionLIFE fair is on Saturday, October 23 - my very first craft fair! I'll bring all my cross stitch kits, though I still have to make up a whole pile of bookmark kits since I think they're the ones that will sell on the day.

And finally ... I've been featured on an Astrology blog:
http://www.kathycrabbe.com/2010/10/just-do-it-libra-wool-artist-michelle-from-oz/

Gawd, I feel like I'm everywhere at the moment! Hopefully the exposure will mean I'll sell my first kit on Etsy soon :)

Anyway, better get back to it!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Threefold In Purple & Black Treasury!

YAY! Check out this cool Treasury my Astrology cross stitch is in:
Thanks to Deb, fellow Indie Junction Team member, and owner of ZurDesigns (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZurDesigns).