Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Skirt Commission

I am fortunate to have lots of friends who are very supportive of my constant itch to stitch. The very fabulous CYD would definitely fall into this category. She has commissioned me to make a skirt for her, (I am sure the final fit will be challenging considering she lives a couple of hours away) and its almost in one piece. Being a funky chick who can pull off MAD looks, I thought I'd kick things up a notch on the crafty front. I love corduroy! And how lovely is this Echino fabric? I have had so much mileage out of that fabric! 

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Arrival of rikrak Etsy Order!

How lovely is my newest addition to the collection of blue things? Very lovely!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Juicy Roo Press Coverage!

How cool is this!?!

Two New Wonkies

In response to Peta's request for Wonkies suited to baby the newest additions to the Wonky Clan. Stretch and Zippy are off to their new home at Bambino's on George today. I will be sad to see them go, but I'm sure some new friends will be created sooner rather than later. That red striped material on Stretch has been kicking around in the Juicy Zone for years. It came from Jax in Gastown, Vancouver, and had The Belgian's name on it for ages, as I was going to make him a shirt. As is so often the case with sewing projects, the ones that involve immense amounts of stitching generally don't get tackled. Or maybe its the amount of button holes! I need RESULTS! Thats why making tshirts ROCKS.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Photography Challenges

Alas I fear my trusty Canon PowerShot S30 might be on its last legs. Either that or I am a shocker of a photographer. I am experiencing its limitations and its very frustrating. Admittedly I've had it since early 2003 (surreal to think I paid almost 1000 Canadian bucks for it.) But I must say it has been a little gem. Its been dropped many times, knocked off a table by my cat (on purpose!) literally an hour after I bought it, and has been the most faithful travel companion EVER! I knew in the early days that natural lighting conditions were my Canon's best friend. So now that I have built a lightbox, I want to be able to photograph my goodies at all hours of the day, not just when it is gloriously overcast. And so too by problems begin. This pic is the best I can muster so far of a set of Juicy Roo greeting cards  AND I had the help of the levels in Photoshop. I might borrow the office's camera and see if that makes a difference. If it does, I need a new camera. If it doesnt, I might need a BETTER camera. I'll postpone further judgement until I can do some more experiments.
NOTE that very blatant attempt at self promotion. Would anyone believe it is an attempt to see if I know how to create a link? I'm very new to blogging you see.

Monday, May 12, 2008

More Wonkies for Bambinos on George!

Peta from Bambinos loved the Wonkies and made a request for boy-specific its back to the Wonky drawing board. Despite these little creatures being quite time consuming to make, they really are a lot of fun. Once the eyes get stitched on (usually its the first step), they cry out to be completed. And I am very grateful to work with someone like Peta, who has her finger on the pulse of what consumers want!  And besides, making Wonkies helps justify my fabric addiction!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Other Lovely Blue Things...

I almost got rid of these blue teacups when I was downsizing and I am SO glad I didnt because now I adore them completely. I think my obsession with blue things in the Juicy Zone may have developed in conjunction with my love affair with these teacups! They belonged to my sweet little grandmother who probably never used them. They are Japanese Noritake china and the design is titled "BLUE MOON". How Lovely.

Pick a Colour, Any Colour

Every time I go to Bunnings (which seems to be every second day lately due to constant renovations) I head straight for the paint section and pick a couple of swatches that I think would be groovy on an accent wall in the Juicy Zone. I now have a gigantic pile of swatches, and I would say there is a definite theme going on. I must admit I have a secret longing for a collection of blue things for the Juicy Zone.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Groovy Moo

I'm not sure how I managed to not know about MOO for so long....what a fun concept. Being a lover of all things printed, opening my pack of MOO postcards made me smile!