sunshine and cat pouches

It's been a very busy few weeks and I have been trying to get some new items in my etsy shop... not easy when you have a 3 and half year old to entertain and a list of 1,000 other things to do before Christmas... Yikes!

For the last week I have been waiting for the sun to be out at the right time of day to photograph the pouches which is 11am in a corner of my little mans room! Quite tricky when there is always somewhere to be at 11am everyday (playgroups, playgrounds etc.) But I got my chance yesterday... Woo Hoo! I did have to sit and wait for the sun to come out from behind the clouds quite a lot... slightly frustrating!

:: waiting.... waiting... waiting...

How do you do you photo's? Do you have a special place in the house? And has anyone got any good advice on 50mm f/1.8 lens for a Canon camera? I am thinking of buying one! There seems to be a lot of varying prices out there!

So I have some new cat pouches (sit up and flat) in my etsy shop at last... hooray! Thank you Mr sunshine :)

fuchsia cats grey pouch
:: fuchsia cats grey pouch linen and cotton

midnight cats copper pouch
:: midnight cats copper pouch 100% linen

I love having new things in my little etsy shop!

Right onto the next thing on my ginormous "to do" list.... Have a great day! :)

my creative space: lovely bag

I was so excited when I received some Skinny Laminx fabric "Wildflowers - lemon plum" in the post earlier this week! I have been waiting for it in anticipation... desperately wanting to make a new messenger style bag, as my poor trusty old one was looking a bit sad... actually, a little bit embarrassing to take out in public... my poor old bag... I will miss you!

Anyway I couldn't wait and cut the pattern out that afternoon! It took me over an hour agonizing over pattern placement as I only have 70cm to work with and it had to be right! :)

Lucky for me, my partner was away that evening which meant I could have a whole evening of sewing, sewing, sewing and no interruptions.. Total bliss!!! I didn't get to bed until 11.30pm... whoops! :)

I love love love my new bag! I'm so happy with how it turned out, it's always such a great feeling to be able to make something exactly how you picture it in your head! I can't wait to take it out into the world! :)

messanger bag - skinny laminx - wild flowers - lemon plum
:: Love you, my new bag xxx

messanger bag - skinny laminx - wild flowers - lemon plum
:: my new lovely bag = happiness :)

Love Skinny Laminx - Heather Moore the very creative woman behind Skinny Laminx... soooo inspiring! Check out the Etsy shop and she has a really cool blog too :)

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space...

Ginger cats grey made it on madeit

I have been having such a great week this week... so many lovely things have happened! One of which is my "Ginger cats grey" pouch made it onto the front page of the madeit website, they had a cats and dog theme (madeit is an Australian online handmade market place for creative Australians!) I was so thrilled when I got the email this morning.. it made my day :)

:: Ginger cats grey on madeit
-you may have refresh the page a few times to see it

I opened my Made it shop do a bit a little while ago and had a few things in it but haven't had much time to get stuck into it until this week! So now I have my little link to my madeit shop over there on the side bar now... Woo Hoo :)

Have a fun weekend everyone!

my creative space: cat pouches

I have been screen printing like a maniac this week and making cushions galore! And I've also managed squeeze in some time to make some lovely "fuchsia cats grey" pouches for a few gifts for friends!

fuchsia cats grey pouches
:: fuchsia cats grey pouches

I love them so much, I think I am going to have a bit of a problem parting with them... hmmm better make one for myself asap and some for the my etsy shop too :)

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space...

my creative space: screen printing cats

Just a short post this week... it's been busy busy busy around here... lots of screen printing my cats design for some orders and some new pouches this week...

:: ginger cats grey cushion screen printing

:: ginger cats grey cushion screen printing

:: fuchsia cats pouch screen printing

Phew... I got lots done... now I have to hit the sewing machine and make some pouches and cushions!
Please excuse the lighting in the photos.. I used my instagram photos :)

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space...

my creative space: sewing frenzy

I have been busy sewing sewing sewing this week! The warmer weather has also got me in a sewing frenzy as I realisation that I have no summer clothes! yikes! Well I do but all my skirts feel like the hem lines are too short! How does that happen, last year they are fine and this year a inch too short? Does that happen to you too? I recently purchased some gorgeous nani IRO fabric on etsy and have been itching to make a skirt!

:: nani IRO fabric from Japan

:: carefully cutting the pattern out

:: hemming... nearly finished:)

:: my new skirt :)

I made a simple A-line skirt.... It was such lovely fabric to work with too... double voile... yum! I'm so happy with it and the length is perfect... I can't wait to wear it, which I will today :)

Hope you are having a great creative week!
There are lots of creative people over at my creative space...