Twiglet stall here THIS Saturday!
Twiglet stall here THIS Saturday!
Tomorrow at the Business By Design market I will have some very special winter stock on sale at some very special prices.
A sneak peak? Okay...
Mod Mini-Skirt Various Collectible Fabrics. Sizes 0-5 $30 (RRP $59.95)
Apron Frock Tops Sizes 0-1, 1-2 $29 (RRP $49)AND THE NEW SPRING/SUMMER RANGE WILL ALSO BE DISCOUNTED - FOR TOMORROW ONLY:
Doily Dresses - Various Vintage Fabrics. Sizes 0-5 $55 (RRP $89.95)
Printed Linen Playsuits - Sizes 0, 1, 2. $55 (RRP $79.95)
The new range includes a very special edition doily dress which will be available in Ink and Spindle's Acacia and Wrens. This is a very exciting venture for Twiglet and samples will be available tomorrow to customers who would like to pre-order one for a special little lady for summer. Sizes 0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5.
An hour here, an hour there - I have been studio-side preparing for my Twiglet stall at this Fridays' Business By Design market from 10am - 4pm at The Atrium in Federation Square. I have a bunch of new doily dresses and LOTS OF THINGS ON SALE and some very special sample pieces ready for summer which customers may pre-order on the day. Looking forward to it! (More info about the event over here at Ink & Spindle - who will also be holding a stall.)
So coping with life for the last 8 weeks or so has been a little bit overwhelming for moi. Keeping busy with a whole heap of ace activity has certainly been of aid in feeding the soul with goodness. I certainly have not been impartial to a bit of work incorporating a bit of beer drinking - and before you begin imagining me drunk in my studio sewing wonky lines into baby dresses - think more like inspiring little talks at the pub by Jo Walker and another night at Craft Victoria by Pip and Gemma (who also feature in the film Making It Handmade screening ONLY on Sunday August 1st in case you didn't know!!).
What else? The show at Outre at the moment is great - Irene Grishin-Selzer (Iggy and LouLou) has on display some amazing limited edition sculptures - 4 more days of exhibition - go see! Mahlie and I also went to Outre for the Street/Studio book launch and had our copy signed by all the artists (Could that event have maybe had something to do with discovering scribbly red pencil artwork on my freshly painted white walls last week...?)
More positive vibes were sent my way have come from lovely studio neighbours who fed me tea and licorice. Market friends giving me a much-needed business pep-talk. And lots of support coming from unexpected people and places which kinda makes me look at the world in a different (and less cynical!) light.
So despite my workload and lack of funds I have booked myself a trip away, bought gig tickets and furnished my new apartment in new homeware (to go with the city view!!).
Oh and I also turned 33.
Amongst some recent sorting of personal belongings (due to some pretty epic changes in my personal life) I found this photograph that my friend Amiel Courtin-Wilson took for a school photography project. I'm guessing it would have been 1994 (which would have made me 16 or 17) and it was taken inside the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, which we broke into - like all bored and curious teenagers should - prior to it's restoration.
Aside from having my head in my Twiglet work and doing makeups all of every weekend (including Mothers Day!) I have been traipseing around to Melbourne's recent offerings, including...
Went twice. Bought nuthin. *gulp*
Darren Henderson at Gorker Gallery (still on til this Sunday!)
A Roller Disco in a Garage with a silver eyelashed lady
and a lucky last minute ticket to the amazing Bamboos gig.