Friday, 28 November 2008
First up is Funkyshapes. I have just bought a Christmas gift for my friends' baby from Funkyshapes (none of these here though... I'm keeping it a surprise but they are GORGEOUS!!) I can't wait to receive them!!
Funkyshapes is a Chillean mum living on the Isle of White in England. She makes and designs with her Mother-in-Law. How lucky they have something in common!
They are perfect baby wear because they have no internal seams to rub against baby's feet. Plus, they are all 100% hand stitched and unique.
Best of all, they are made wtith love for funky, happy people! I think Little G gonna love her booties!
Thursday, 27 November 2008
I feel like ~38% of my posts are me saying - I have been doing stuff but I have been soooo busy.
Well... how about this for a creative kick up the be-hind. Another shop has been in touch to request I sell my work there. Yay!! I have asked for their terms, so, as always, so as not to jinx I'll not be saying where until the goods are in place. I am VERY excited about it though.
I'm hoping to take photo's of my recent work at the weekend (when I see daylight) and get it listed!
I don't know about you, but I have only bought one Christmas present so far. Some people ask if I make gifts. I don't, I feel like it would be presumptuous to think a person would want to wear my work (very modest). I think when a person pays it's because they are aware of it's uniquity, perhaps the time spent on making it, and therefore my hard work is worthwhile. I won't give things away that won't be worn, it's a waste of my time, which I think is much worse than a waste of my money -so I buy gifts.
I sometimes make cards for birthdays but never for Christmas. People get a lot of cards for Christmas, and they generally end up recycled or in the bin. So I make cards to sell, but not to give away. Blimey, I'm an absolute capitalist aren't I!
How much of your Christmas (or any other festival you might celebrate - I celebrate Christmas THE END) have you got done? Will you make any gifts or cards?
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Did you spot the references to my home town there?
Did you like it? A friend of mine is recoding her album and it will be ready very soon! I'll be making a purchase for sure. If you can't wait that long... iTunes her!
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
I think I want to be her a little bit. No I didn't send a link to my hairdresser to her myspace. I didn't!
Yeah I did. So I'm basically feeling a bit of a unicorn/rainbow/stars thing that incorporates my butterfly.
Have you got a tattoo? What have you got or what would you like?
Thursday, 13 November 2008
A couple of people said the white against black hurth their eyes - I just used a Blogger generic one and didn't realise there was the option of going in and playing with colours - what do you think? I should probably do some branding exercise where I pick certain colours to use on everything I do - web pages, packaging, signage...
But I like to mix things up every 2 days so it's not worth it. And mix-up is what KistchenSink's all about!
So go on.... how's this?
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Paula has now put a jewellery display in the window - where mine will be!
I'm excited about this - hoping to get some of the resin and other bits in there soon, if there's space... they're looking pretty good! I'll have to rethink my packaging a bit, I reckon, some gorgeous stuff in there that puts mine to shame! My recycled efforts keeps my costs down though!
Also... if you are on Facebook - be my fan!
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
I have used recycled mail-outs for the majority of the packaging, that always goes down well and saves me a few bob too!
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Following in the footsteps of Tizzalicious I will round up the last month… and inspired by Ismoyo I will thank all that commented on the blog… we’ll it’s just courteous! I'll do this each month...
Super social events over October:
1. Georgia’s head wetting (Pubs)
2. ‘From Bond to Broadway’ (theatre/show)
3. The Courteeners (Live music/gig)
4. The Mystery Jets/The Golden Silvers (Live music/gig)
5. Angels & Demons Halloween party (Party)
6. Gavin’s Freaky 40th Fancy Dress party (Party)
Movies I watched:
1. Babe: Pig in the City (I love this soooo much)
2. Sex and the City (missed this at the movies with the girls cos I was on a date! True SATC style!)
3. 13 Going on 30 (love seeing her office filled with kawaii stationery, I’m heading that way myself!)
4. Bring it on (it was on TV)
5. Dirty Dancing (I carried a watermelon?!)
Rock ‘n’ roll moment: My friend re-appearing after 15 minutes of losing him, very sweaty, after crowd surfing
Flattering moment: Being refused alcohol at the bar for looking under-age
Embarrassing moment: My strapless dress falling down as I cut up the rug to old-skool hip hop in a packed out club
Exciting moment: Being asked to sell my work in a proper bricks and mortar shop!
Most time consuming task: preparing for up-and-coming craft fair: Bradford Peace and Craft Fair, 15th November, Victoria Hall, Saltaire.
I joined Twitter (very addictive) and Flickr (still not got my head around it)
Big thanks to my lovely commenters, you keep me going :D :