Thursday, 19 March 2015

Patterns.

I have been scribbling and playing about with creating different simple patterns this week, ready to inspire me to test out some different things on fabric! I love the repetition of creating patterns, great for when you don't want to do too much thinking!


 


Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Etsy Favourites.

Since I started selling my scarves on Etsy I have been discovering other makers and shops on Etsy, there is so much cool stuff out there!

I love Danny Brito's shop, he has so many awesome designs, including this Hey Arnold brooch and this Milhouse print which I got for one of my friends for Christmas because it is an amazing saying!

I also got some notecards from Laura Berger at Christmas, they are so cute and fun! I especially love this night swimmers print as I've been trying to pop down to the beach for an evening swim lately while its still warm enough!

Bob the Bear is SO cute!! Those glasses are adorable! I love all of the toys that Sara Carr creates but I think Bob has to be my favourite, closely followed by Henry the Slug (he's green!).

Amelie Mancini makes these arrow spoons which are hand cast, made from brass, I love the arrow detail! 

  This baby mammoth is so adorable!! Mount Royal Mint makes so many cute creatures, I want to start collecting to make my very own zoo display!

Have you seen anything awesome lately on Etsy?



Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sketchbook Sunday.

I've been making super messy scribbles lately, experimenting with patterns, and using colouring pencils, which I realised I haven't really used for years and years! I was just messing around, and not really too keen on the results but they gave me some idea for some patterns I have been working on this week!


Have you done any drawing lately? I LOVE looking through other peoples sketchbooks like a nosy person!

Monday, 9 March 2015

New Zealand Travels.

After meeting my parents in Melbourne we came back to New Zealand and visited a few places in the South Island, and I left them in Wellington to come back to work, before meeting back up with them in Auckland to show them around!



One of my favourite things about this country is definitely how many different landscapes you can see, and so close together, it is amazing!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

JPG at NGV

When I was in Melbourne I managed to visit the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria! It was amazing, well worth attempting to go twice before actually managing to get in, and queueing for an hour before it opened on the last day! It was incredible to see the range of his creations, and the work that went into each piece was super inspiring!
 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Melbourne.

A few weeks ago I met my family in Melbourne on their way to come and see New Zealand with me! It was my first time in Australia and I had an amazing time! Such a cool city and loads going on, I only had time to see a small part of it, and am already dreaming of going back sometime and exploring more of the suburbs! I had a day wandering around the city centre, went to Phillip Island to see the penguins and wallabies (adorable!), saw the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the NGV, and took the tram down to St Kilda!

 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Society6

I decided to play around with the pattern I designed for the Printed Village Morocco competition so I put it onto Society6! Its so awesome to be able to see your designs on so many different products, they have bags, duvet covers, shower curtains, phone cases, clocks and loads more! You can see all the different items here if you want to be nosy!