:: Share the Love Fridays #5 ::

Well hello there lovely readers!
I'm so excited that it's Friday. I don't know about you, but this week has been really tough for me. Between uni and work and real life, I'm afraid poor the little blog here has been neglected. But never mind - it's Friday, and time for some inspiration to make for a seriously exciting weekend.

I thought that maybe Share the Love Friday's needed a bit of a shake up. I think it's important to share the love, but maybe to make a bigger deal about just one person at a time. That way there is more love to give, and more attention on their work. Not so much confusion.

So for today's Share the Love I'd like to show you my one of my most very favourite illustrators. I have her cute little otter painting hung on my wall, which I absolutely adore! Dawn Tan is one SUPER talented lass, whose name seems to be popping up everywhere I look. She pretty much famous these days. I follow her blog, which she's very good at updating, and I highly recommend following her if you don't already.

Most exciting of all, she has been working so hard over the last few weeks to open up her first pop up shop, which opens TONIGHT! If you are in Melbourne, you HAVE to go and visit her 
at Harvest Textiles. Click here for all the info. I'm going with Jacinta from allaboutpomegranate 
and I can't wait.
Dawn even runs Adult Watercolour Classes (which I wish with all my might I could go to, but I have uni on Thursday nights) which would be so great to attend.

Oh so talented Dawn, you inspire me to do amazing things with my craft. Your persistence with your art is truly inspirational. Keep going and never give up!!!


::Share the Love Fridays #4::

To celebrate a whole month of Share the Love Fridays, I decided to pull out the big ones. Todays finds are about some very talented folk who really are a huge inspiration to me. If I'm ever lacking motivation, I can just look at what these ladies are up to and feel completely re-inspired. All three ladies' work oozes talent and skill and each of them make the world a better place with their work in their own way.

Oh and don't forget why I'm doing this section on my blog. Share the Love Fridays is about recognising my sources of inspiration, and sharing their amazing talents on my corner of the world. Forget the competition, this is about sharing the love. You can read more here.

Kirbee Lawler is my one-stop-shop for skillful illustrative work. I could simply get lost in her sketches and drawings for hours, especially those characters with over-sized eyes... they are
so darn cute! Kirbee, you are so talented and you inspire me whenever I've hit a wall!
She has a websiteblog, flickr and Etsy shop that you should definitely visit.


Sweet Bestiary is my sculptural idol. She claims to be a maker of sweet beasts but all I know is that Flor makes stunning characters from all sorts of recycled bits and pieces, clay, and paints them. She does all sorts of different things from finger puppets to brooches. I am so glad she chose to share her talents - Flor your characters are gorgeous and so mystical and I adore them. 
She has a website, Etsy Shop and she's on Facebook so you should like her for sure.


Cat Rabbit is by far, my very favourite artist. I get so excited when I see her work popping up in unexpected places. I love her work so much that even my husband knows about it... for my birthday last year, he bought me two of her original illustrations - matching ones of course (such 
a sweet thing he is). They are probably my two most prized possessions and have not left my ever changing wall. I can't even begin to describe how much I adore the characters she creates. I'm saving my pennies for an owl. Cat Rabbit you are truly talented and super duper skilled. 

If you are in Melbourne this weekend, you should pop by her stall at Finders Keepers and say hello! Website/blog and Facebook for sure!!!!

Happy One Month Share the Love Fridays. Here's to encouraging amazing artists.

Fashionable Tuesdays #3

Todays fashion finds come to you from Tsumori Chisato's Summer Spring 2011 line. Pity we are just heading out of it. I am in love with everything ever made by her.


Share the Love Fridays #3

So here is Monday, but where was Friday Finds you might ask - where is Friday Finds for the last two weeks?

I have to say that life has just taken over me recently and as I've headed back to uni, the vast amounts of work have just over-run me and for my lack of posting I do apologise – but I shan’t complain, just simply provide. I have a great fashion post all lined up for the coming week as well as some news about what's up with So Little Time. This is Friday Finds #3, so don’t forget to read all about what I’m doing with Friday Finds and why I’m doing it over here on post #1.

This weeks Friday Finds is all about new friends. I met these three amazing people at Craft Hatchs'. Whether they were passing by or holding a stall, I thought it was about time to showcase some local inspiring talent!

Madeleine Sargent is a very creative and clever cookie and the mother of two cute little kids, and she is super nice! But best of all, she makes the most beautiful mobiles I have ever seen. I met her at the last Craft Hatch, after standing there for a while just staring at her beautiful work. I was captivated by every little detail and all the love she puts into her work. Oh and she makes a few other cute things too, like blankies and buntings too. She is super-creative and wonderful nice and you should definitely check out her websiteblog and her Etsy shop too. Thanks Madeleine for making the world a better place with your beautiful handiwork. 


I met Penny when she dropped by our stall last weekend. It was one of those moment when you knew the design, but you didn't know the face to the work. Boy was I glad to meet her. It's so nice to meet people who love what they do so much - which was very evident with Penny! Pocket Carnival is her brand, and Penny draws the cutest little characters, and then better still, she puts them onto fabric and stitches them into wonderfully cute little things. You should go to her website, read her blog and maybe pay a visit to her Etsy store while you are there. Who knows what you will find. Thanks Penny for being super creative and a big inspiration to me.


Hand Drawn House is a Melbourne based textile studio run by Alice Jean McKellar, and boy can she draw - her work is beautiful and extremely detailed. I met Alice a few Craft Hatches ago, and she was so nice, and had the sweetest stories to tell about her studio and her work - if you ever meet her, you should ask all about her studio and where it is hidden. Be sure to visit her website in the mean time. Alice you are super creative and if I could draw like you, I'd conquer the world.


Product Update among other things >>>

As mentioned last week, So Little Time Co. has a new product - a baby mobile. HURRAH!
It all started with my lovely friend, who had a cute little baby girl, and me wanting to give her a super amazing one-of-a-kind gift. This is what I came up with. I just took some quick photos today so I thought I'd share them, plus some nice little pics taken by the lovely Kim Brockett (from Craft Vic) of our stall on Saturday just gone.

image via Craft Victoria's Facebook page. Photo by Kim Brockett for Craft Victoria

I met some lovely people on Saturday's Craft Hatch Market, whom will be filling my Friday Finds this coming week. I'm so excited to introduce you to some of my newest heros. In the meantime here are some more yummy pics.


In the Studio this week

Things have been a little crazy around here. So Little Time Co. will be at another Craft Hatch this Saturday  March 12th at the State Library from 10pm - 4pm. The address is Experimedia, Ground Floor, State Library of Victoria. 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne (corner of Swanston and La Trobe Streets) in case you want to come.You should definitely pop by because, there will be lots of other crafters there and we'll have a new product - hence why things have been so busy. Between that and the flood of uni homework, I'll be drowning for quite some time I think.

We are getting some sold-out products re-cut, like our ever popular Robin and the Bunting Necklace and a new one. And its not a wearable... above is a sneak peak but you'll have to come to the market to see it!

:: Share the Love Fridays #2 ::

Of course there was no CHANCE I was going to forget the Share the Love Fridays post. You should read the first one here to get an idea of what I'm trying to do.

And I'm VERY excited about this weeks lines up. I've been trawling the net all week, following link after link to try and find this weeks most inspiring and I have found three more amazing artists.

I don't know what it is about triangles and geometrics that gets me excited, but Eva from nomilktoday seems to know because her work is so colourful and beautifully hand-crafted but above all inspiring to me. Eva, please know your work is stunning and is pushing me to learn new methods and media. Eva has an Etsy shop and a Facebook page and you should really visit them. 

Images via Eva's Flickr

How cute is this self portrait? I found Lily X via Tabitha Emma's blog and through just a few simple clicks, I found myself immersed in Lily X's stunning illustrations. I'm in LOVE with her use of colour and you can be too... Visit her Flickr, Blog and Etsy shop for oh so much more of this talented lass. Lily X, you are extremely talented and I think you should just keep on going and inspiring people just like me.

Images found on Lily X's Etsy Shop

I first found Lisa Manuels on Etsy, when she just so happened to pop up in my feed and I immediately fell for her gorgeous work. You can visit her here and here and I highly suggest a purchase from her shop or at least a sneaky peek here. Just look at her gorgeous work - Lisa please know that you illustrations are inspirational and thankyou for sharing your wonderful talent with the world. 

Images found on Lisa's Flickr