Friday, November 28, 2008

getting all christmassy

It seems that it's never too early in the land of retail to start flogging stuff for Christmas....I've made this years Christmas cards and have them for sale online here as well as in the shop. There are three designs featuring photographs of vintage christmas ornaments and sewn onto card. I hope to add some gift tags too. We also have our Christmas tree up. Sad but true. We were cleaning out a cupboard last weekend and Arthur spied the tree and decorations so it was on. Yes, I caved in to pre- schooler whinging. We had earlier been to the city to see the Myer (shopping department) Christmas windows, so I couldn't bluff that it wasn't time yet.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

online update

Phew, it sure is time consuming photographing, photoshopping and uploading to our bigcartel site. Perhaps that's why I've neglected it of late. Apologies to those out there, as we seem to be getting an awful lot of browsing but not much buying going on of late. So I've added a few Christmas related items that are currently on sale. Also some vintage stuff as well as some artwork. I'll be adding more artwork, now that the hailing and rainy Melbourne day has passed and I have some decent natural light to photograph in and maybe the nong made by leah as it's been a great helper in posing for photographs and has earned some cuddles from someone out there.

Friday, November 21, 2008

six things

I was tagged last week by neryl for 6 quirky tidbits of information about myself. After much ho humming and twiddling of thumbs, I really can't think of much. I think that I have quirky taste so instead here are six of my new favourite vintage artworks. I framed these yesterday and I love them. There's another 10 to frame, take a peek of all of them here. They are created using the covers of old colouring and puzzle books. And yes I am selling these beauties in our shop. They are the original covers, no photocopies etc here. So they are a one well two of a kind as the back covers are the same, some are drawn on so not all will be two and I'm yet to decide what I will keep. Please contact us if you would like to buy one. or phone 0408557459.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

show and tell

We are now back and in the land of the living and our shop hours will be more reliable we promise. To fill you in (and to keep it brief) there was a bit of ill health going on at Arthur's Circus, involving hospital etc. Not fun but all is now well, especially as we snuck off for a wee holiday on the northern nsw coast and got back to Melbourne yesterday. Hence I have posted the above photos of some of my finds whilst on holiday. PS: I have posted a few more photos over at flickr.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

dia de los muertos

In my recent spring cleaning mode I found a set of cards which I bought a good 10 years ago. And today whilst I was wondering what to do with them: frame a few, re-sell a few (is that wrong?) and perhaps even write to someone on them, I realised that it is the days of celebrating dia de los muertos or day of the dead. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and relatives who have died. The celebration occurs on the 1st and 2nd of November...thanks wikipedia. It is celebrated mostly in Mexico, which is where I was lucky to experience it in 1996. Jeepers, I am getting old, but it would have to be one the most amazing and wonderful celebrations I have experienced and also a good excuse this weekend to celebrate something other than the horse races happening here in Melbourne.