Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Daisy Brooch Kits

I make no secret about the fact that I work best under pressure. I've always been like that. I am an awesome worker when I am juggling 500 things and a lazy lame worker when I have one task and a week to do it. I could be relaxing this week, obsessing over the final details for next week's Stitches and Craft Show. But noooooooo... instead I am madly finishing the pattern and kit for these little daisy brooches that I've been making...determined to add them as a product at my stand. (Yes the daisy obsession continues!) I don't have to do this. But if I don't I'll feel slack. I could have done this six months ago when I took a mini-craft-hiatus after almost killing myself with preps for the Sydney Stitches Show. But there was no pressure, so I didn't. So instead of having a relaxing week easing into my adventure to Melbourne, I will be in a mad panic, covered in bits of felt, printing kit covers on my trusty laser printer, lovingly selecting colour combinations of leather, felt and buttons (man is that part fun!)...reminding myself that its better to make the kits and not sell any of them than sit around wondering if they would have sold if I'd bothered to make them at all!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I So Heart Melbourne

Its true. So much so that when I'm there I have a permanent gigantic smile on my face that doesnt go away, even when I get into bed.
Anyway I have been a shockingly terrible blogger, but I have a half decent excuse: I have been in a crafty cyclone preparing for the Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show. Yay! And I am very excited this year because I am running some workshops on HOW TO MAKE A WONKY! Putting together kits for this has been heaps of fun, and I even tapped into my stash of exquisitely sacred fabric, for the enjoyment of whoever might decide to come to a class!
I made all the faces already to save a bit of time (with no small amount of help from my awesome mother Mazzy who will again be my sidekick at the show):

Nearly 100 wonkies are packed and ready for their adventure south:

(those plastic buckets are the BEST for wonky transportation!)
And a few familiar wonky faces will be back: I ran out of "Lily Caroline" wonkies and kits at the last show, so I made a few more of her:

I must admit its been nice this time around not freaking out about how to display everything, organize signage, give aways etc. I did more than my fair share of freaking out for the Sydney Show in August last year. You know the drill, craft nightmares i.e. showing up at the venue with no stock.....thankfully I haven't had any of those...YET!

I am super excited to see all the other Incubator girls, Melbourne seems to be the epicentre of extreme talent in design so it will be humbling and exhilerating to be part of the Show.