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
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!
Thursday, 5 February 2015
I've been making more scarfs to add to my Etsy shop, experimenting with a few more patterns, I love how the results are different each time with hand dyeing, definitely makes it more exciting! Once I have sold some I'm hoping to get some more fabric and play about with making some bigger pieces!
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
This week has been super busy! I am going to Melbourne for a few days this week to see my family (I have been away from home for nearly a year now!) and then we are coming back to New Zealand to explore for about a week, so I am MEGA excited! So this week has been full of working and trying to finish things off before I leave!
One of my plans for the New Year has been to read more, since I have more time in the mornings and have been waking up early with the sun, I have been having some quiet reading time with my coffee to start the day! This week I read 'Start something that matters' by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie. If you fancy an inspiring business/life book then I really recommend it. I found it really interesting and easy to read, full of awesome stories!
I have been dyeing more fabrics to make some more scarfs for my Etsy shop. Its actually really fun testing out different colours and experimenting with patterns and techniques, and waiting to see how they turn out!
Monday, 2 February 2015
Printed Village runs a monthly scarf design competition, and this month the theme was Moroccan Doorways. I used inspiration from my trip to the Alhambra to create the designs. I haven't done much (or really any) digital pattern design before but I wanted to have a go, so I did some doodles in my sketchbook and scanned them in and messed about to create these two patterns! You can see all the entries here, there are some awesome designs!