Redheads are taking over

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I was just so excited about my wearables, I thought they looked good as the first post on the blog, so I admit, I left it for a while.

But this is pretty exciting too...My cute little niece is turning 1! YAY!
So I did some invites for her as a present, and here they are...

(If you click on the pictures, they are bigger)

Yep, all 70 of them! (Check out the stacks in the picture below) Home printed, hand cut and folded with a staple in the middle. Just like the original match-boxes. It was a bit of a process, and my poor little home printer is cooling off now, but it was so much fun.

The theme of the party is come as your favourite red-head. At first I wasn't sure, but WOW there are so many famous red-heads. This website lists a few if you are interested.

I'm not sure what I'll go as. At first I thought Pippy Long Stockings (my mum called me that when I had long curly piggy tails), but that's not very original, so I'll re-think! My sister-in-law said Lily (my niece) will be going as Pebbles from the Flinstones. SO CUTE! Yep the red heads are taking over.

Apologises about the photo quality. My house is a bit dark these days, being winter and all.

(Address and phone number has been blanked out, cos sorry, you're not invited!)


Goods Received...

Yep, I received a few goods last night, and then proceeded to stay up way to late piecing them together. It's my first go at this laser cutting wearables things, and it was such a success that I will keep going with it! Just watch this space, cos there is heaps more to come.

As promised, I'll show you a few, but some aren't ready just yet, so hold you breath - I promise they'll be amazing. For now...


Creative Spaces

I’m a little obsessed with workspaces, and it’s probably my interest in interior design that brings it out in me. I did after all study it for a year – graphic design was more my thing in the end though. See, I’m fascinated by the environments people create to work in, the objects they choose to surround themselves with, the mess, or organisation of their work space, the colours, some even like toys, or books, or flowers, and how this affects their productivity and creativity.

I think the best workplaces are teaming with life, either through the use of colour, or mystery. The kind of workspaces that create intrigue – they make you want to explore, open a draw or a cupboard and see what’s in there. Workspaces that are filled with light are my favourite. Yes light and air are must haves, and a really great view too. I think that work spaces, especially creative ones, need to reflect the workers personality and likes and dislikes in order for the most productivity to occur.  For instance, I find if I surround myself with white, it creates a good blank canvas, so that colour ontop of it can really stand out and make a big difference.

I have a constant vision in my head of my ultimate workspace, which is always changing and always evolving. Workspaces are so fabulous for so many reasons and I think everyone should have one, even if you aren’t a creative. The best thing about workspace is that it’s something that can develop and evolve over time. It can be big or tiny and you slowly collect things, and build up a great little space full of wonderful super-duper stuff that makes you happy. See that’s what a workspace is. Somewhere that you can sit down, with all your beautiful precious things, and write or draw or create. Somewhere that you can read, or check Facebook, or blog or email. Somewhere that makes you really happy and inspired.

So when I found Paul Barbera’s little side project Where They Create, I got really excited. See Paul is an interior photographer, and while travelling on assignments, he looks up artists and creatives in the area he’s heading too, and takes photos of their workspaces, much to my sticky-nosing delight.

Images of Tin & Ed's workspace

Watch out for more nice pictures of work spaces. It’s on my mind at the moment and I have heaps of pics in store.

Oh and here’s a big horray for the most blog posts in a month since I started this little advernture! I’m having so much fun, hope you’re enjoying the reading.

All images sourced from Where They Create by Paul Barbera.

Wade in the Water

A few years ago, I was a dancer. I had beautiful feet, and I loved the control and discipline of it. Most of all I loved how freeing it was. You know that feeling you get when you are in water - floating, free, like you can do anything at all? For me, dancing gave me that feeling. Like floating. The control over your body and the freedom you gain from that control - an incredible feeling.

I studied dance too, and below is one of the videos I studied. It's a Alvin Ailey dance called Revelations. Very relevant to this time in my life. And it's beautiful.

I have more beautiful ballet things to post about... so expect to see more.