Wednesday, 23 June 2010

NikkiMade & Tights For Sore Eyes @ the Dundee Literary Festival

Nikkimade and Tights for Sore Eyes will be making a very special appearance at Dundee Literary Festival's Pop Up Shop in Dundee Uni's Dalhousie Building. It's on from now until this Saturday 26th of June- so pop in to get your hands on some of this!:

Amongst those pictured above, there's work on sale by Hilary Grant, Jona Rona, hellojenuine, Val Norris & Jill Skullina. Thank you and good luck with Zoe of Jill of Two Dolls in running the shop over the next few days.

Jo Foster (aka Jona Rona) and I will be lending a hand this Friday afternoon- and we'd love to meet you if you're in town!

Opening hours are: Thursday 11am-7pm

Friday 9am - 7pm

Saturday 11am - 7pm

Monday, 21 June 2010

Craft Party Photos

As promised, here's the rest of the photos of Friday's Etsy Craft Party. Well done to Jen for such a colourful set of pictures!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Etsy Party Fun at the DCA

Thank you to everybody who came along to our Dundee Etsy Craft Party on Friday at the DCA! As our party was in the top 50 worldwide Craft Parties, we received an amazing box of goodies from Etsy- which arrived just in the nick of time on Friday morning. With bunting, DIY projects and cake in tow- we set up camp in the DCA Activity room.

It was great to have so many enthusiastic visitors- who crafted, had a good chat, ate some really nice food (thanks to those who brought along the nibbles!), drank plenty of tea and made some really cool things.

Jen took loads of snaps (like the one of my Etsy cupcakes at the top) which we'll upload to the Dundee Jamboree flickr really soon. In the mean time, check out Jen's post at Dundee Jamboree.

We'll also be announcing the winners of the Tote Bags- so keep an eye on your inboxes- if your name was in the draw!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Handmade Nation & Etsy Craft Party updates

As I mentioned before, I've got a fair bit of blogging to catch up with! The screening of Handmade Nation was excellent last Wednesday. (Poster above by hellojenuine) I felt that I really connected with a lot of the folks interviewed in the film- not only sharing a love for the DIY ethic, but also the fantastic community that seemed to be the centre of those who's work the film documented.

One of the things which I really enjoy about visual arts occassions- whether they be exhibition openings, craft sales or indeed film screenings- is the opportunity to meet up with other creatives, from old friends to new faces.

The director of the film, Faythe Levine even gave us a shout-out for our Etsy Craft Party- which Jen and I have been working so hard to prepare for. We've got a few DIY mini projects for you to try out, while you grab a cuppa, some Etsy birthday cake and have a natter. If you've got your own craft projects you'd like to bring along to keep you busy then we'd love to see them too. Check out the Dundee Jamboree Blog for more information- RSVP via our Facebook event or just come along to the DCA this Friday the 18th of June at 7.30pm. It's free!

Featured on Craftsville

I've got loads of blogging to catch up on today and thought I'd start here. The Choccy biccy zine that Lauren Gentry and I worked on earlier this year has been featured in a fun "Good Finds" article on Tea related artwork! It's featured alongside some fantastic work by Thereza Rowe, She Draws and British Cream Tea. Check them out for some awesome tea themed loveliness!

Thank you to craftsville who I had the pleasure of meeting in person at last week's screening of Handmade Nation at DCA Dundee.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Tights For Sore Eyes: our new designs

After a long day printing at the DCA yesterday, Danni and I have started our newest collection of Tights For Sore Eyes! We're going to be previewing these at the fabulous Say No To Plastic on the 4th of July at Oran Mor on Byres Road Glasgow.

Without giving too much away, we've got more colours, new designs and a spangly surprise up our (inky) sleeves. Follow us over on the Tights For Sore Eyes blog for all of our printed news and updates.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Pie In The Post

No sooner had I commented on the edible-wearable blog about how much I loved their prototype for their new venture, Pie in the Post, it dropped neatly through my letterbox, all parcelled up in brown-paper and stickered with "Hello Pie Face!".

Now firstly, the attention to detail packaging-wise was beautiful. Brown paper (which is my favourite) stickers, chinese masking tape, and a hand-written label all amount to a lovely little box.

On opening one end (and I did this very carefully with a scalpel, like I do with all important mail) revealed a candy-striped lined drawer which perfectly housed two little pies- one apricot, and the other peanut butter.

So the good news for edible-wearable is that not only was the prototype a total success (my pies arrived intact) but that the little pies were delicious. Not only this- but I loved the fun factor of receiving baked goods through my letterbox. A fabulous start to any day and definately an antedote to the mundane.