Saturday, June 19, 2010

birthday pressie

During the week I had a couple of framing jobs to get done, but unfortunately the frame requested wasn't in stock, so with a wee bit of time to kill I cut some mounts. First pic is from an old nursey rhyme book that my sister and I used to read at our grandparents when we were little. I'm planning on framing up 3 of the pictures for my nieces and nephew's birthday which are all coming up.

And it's been awhile since I made any of these, but I busted out some old memory cards and have mounted them up. (Arthur actually helped pick out the cards and we arranged them together.) They are available framed or unframed from our online shop. Incidently we played with the same set of memory cards at my grandparents too. I also framed two great screenprints for myself. I'll get around to photographing, once I've hung them at home.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

new cushions

I finally found some time to break out my sewing machine and a bunch of old flour, sugar and potato sacks and turn them into cushions. They're now for sale over at our website in the decor section.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

big news

After much discussion and indecision, we have decided to close the shop front of Arthur's Circus in North Melbourne. There are many reasons which I won't bore you with, but the location has been a major factor. It is hard to get a shop to work in an offbeat location. We would have liked to be open longer hours but it can be pretty boring sitting in a shop waiting for people to come by and ultimately it's not for me. Nick and I have other plans and ideas a brewing and we will still be running our online shop. So we are no longer open Thurs - Sat, we will open by appointment as we still have a shop full of great artwork, vintage and new items available. We're around, just not tied down to specific shop hours. So please call us. 0408557459 or 0412713202. Oh and we may do a few one off weekend sales and that sort of thing in the near future, so please keep a lookout.

Friday, June 11, 2010

calling all housewives

How ace to see our beloved Donald Duck in this magazine (made in Melbourne) from 1972 in one of the local cafes. We were told when we bought him that he originally came from the carousel at the Melbourne Zoo.