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...


littlebird said...

well done for de-pleating your stock! but i know what you mean about fairs etc creeping up on you!

raining sheep said...

Way to go! Sounds like you will be busy crafting...this is all good!

ellie said...

Oh, I'm really glad that you have some things in Bliss Ecowear. I was in there a while ago - and I can just imagine that your bright tactile creations would spark the shop up. I'll have to go and check them out.
Thanks for the invite to your up-coming exhib. I'm going to try my hardest to make it there, would be so good to finally meet you. Will you have any creations (brooches particularly) for sale on the night?
Have a good crafting weekend, Ellie - Petalplum.

Rachel said...

Your scarflettes look wonderful - great idea for fabric samples!

Alyssa said...

Hey Sal- I am on board with scarflettes which look great and i am glad to see some of those swatches coming in handy? I hope the market went well today and will be more than happy to keep depleating your stock levels - he he!!