Monday, June 30, 2008

woodland tote bag

woodland tote bag
Originally uploaded by djbebe
I didn't mean to take such an extended blog break - but I needed it! I finally got some craft mojo back on the weekend and whipped up this generously sized tote bag. A friend at work put in her order about a month ago (see, it's not just you faithful readers who've been waiting on the edge of your seats!) - and took it in to work today, all excited - and she had the day off.

In other news, I got labels. They're giving me all sorts of professional airs. And, I made myself a skirt. The fabric is called 'Chevy' which pleases me immensely. I'm wearing a car. Heh.

Can you tell I like brown?

Friday, June 06, 2008

Adorn Me

I will be at this next Friday night, along with some of my creations, and several other artists and their creations. I'd love to see you there if you're in Brisbane - RSVP to Reverse Garbage - and make sure you come up and say hi!

It's a fun night, everything is for sale and it's very informal. You can still rummage through the vinyl, fabric, tiles, cardboard, etc that is the wonder of Reverse Garbage if you need more raw materials.

This is us at last year's Re-creations exhibition opening, so you can spot us.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


3 scarflettes
Originally uploaded by djbebe
Is that a real word yet, scarflettes? Why was it chosen over scarfettes? Too much like Smurfette?

Anywho, these are my latest creation - I made two prototypes but unfortunately they escaped being photographed because my mum and aunt were here at the time and they snapped them up as soon as the buttons were sewn on. These are two super-practical ladies who glance at my brooches and cuffs and move on very quickly - but scarves, and indeed scarflettes, they like. I concluded that the prototype was a success. So then I made 6 more and that's the end of the black fleecy fabric which is what makes them so cozy and tactile. I even made a dent in the magic never-ending box of fabric samples.

I had a very successful trip to Brisbane recently - so there are some more djbebe goods in Lyssy May and Reverse Garbage and a new shop called Bliss Ecowear, located at 15 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. All three are worth a visit if you're looking for something unique, handmade, earth-friendly or all of the above.

That means, however, that my stock is somewhat depleted, and the next market stall is only one more weekend away - where does the time go? So this long weekend I'll be working on some hot water bottle covers and heat packs. I know an agronomist who is donating wheat for the heat packs and he assures me it's all "prime hard wheat" - I don't know what that means exactly but I'm not sure that it's a selling point for heat packs...