Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A flood of work

It has been a chaotic couple of weeks. Apart from the usual Christmas pressures to have orders out the door there has been the added drama of a burst water main near Ironside Studios last Friday night which resulted in major flooding through the studios. Lyssy May's escaped relatively unharmed, thanks mainly to those who were there lifting vunerable items out of harms way and my studio floor being higher on one side than the other. A massive thanks to Susan especially who helped raise the alarm and prepared me for the worst when I arrived on Saturday morning. Plus a postal strike isn't helping to calm the nerves but it is looking like everything is still on track for pre-Xmas delivery - phew!

Helping to get me through has been Anna Yau (pictured) who is a recent RMIT Advanced Diploma textile graduate and an absolutely brilliant help to one frazzled handbag designer. Anna is currently looking for Melbourne based work in any area relating to textiles, particularly screen printing or fabric design/construction. Email me if you'd like her details as I can highly recommend her!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Am here!

Lyssy May has not moved from the sewing machine for 2 weeks - Christmas orders and today's Market 3031 have been top billing on the list of priorities. Please forgive my lack of blog updates but I have been trifle weary at the end of the day to talk let alone type.

Today's market in Bellair St Kensington near the train station was fantastic despite a couple of sprinkles of rain - there was a lovely atmosphere under the trees and every time the train pulled in it delivered a new batch of browsers. A big thank you to the organisers and all the locals who were keen as jelly beans for handmade goodies!

Tomorrow I'll be at the City of Melbourne Christmas Market at the North Melbourne Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St from 11 am to 8 pm. Quite a few things I thought I had plenty of sold out today but I promise to still have some nice things on display plus there are heaps of amazing artists and designers with stalls so well worth the drop by.