Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A giveaway

I've reached 500 likes on Facebook and to celebrate, I've decided to do a blast from the past giveaway.  You can win a rebound Little Golden Book, a decal, zip pouch with my 'In the neighbourhood' screenprint and a pocket mirror and pouch.

Enter below or head to the giveaway on Facebook, answer a question (what's your favourite Ruby in the Dust product from the last 5 years), and get an extra entry for liking my page. As simple as that. International entries welcome. Entries close on Saturday.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

This week

Happy Friday! I want to show you some pictures from this week, as I'm noticing a new color sneaking into my work: orange. I never used to like it, just like I never liked yellow (which is now my favourite).   

The plate was an op shop find ($1, Broadhurst Ironstone 'Medina'), which I thought cute but way too boring just in brown, so I added some colour with permanent markers and porcelain paint. Obviously this plate isn't destined for the kitchen :)

This is my current big job; and if you've been following my blog for a while you might recognise where this is going!

I've been playing around with paper the last few days and loved the back of my project.  I found the sticky tape in the Japanese $3 shop; it's not washi but just as nice.

Finally, my Facebook page is almost at 500 likes, and when I get there I'll do a giveaway.  If you haven't already, I'd appreciate it if you clicked the 'like' button over on FB :) Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Make a Zip Pouch Workshop

Sunday's workshop was so much fun, we decided to keep going! My students wanted to do a slightly more advanced project, so I thought I'd do the Zip Pouch workshop again. There are only 3 spots left, but if enough people are interested, I'll organise another class for early September.

This class is perfect for all levels from beginners with some experience (you need to be able to thread your machine and sew straight lines) to experienced sewers who would like to practice inserting a zip, lining and boxing a bag. You need your own machine (with zipper foot).

The class is 3h long and costs $30, and starts at 9.30 on Sunday the 25th August. It's held at Highbury House in Birkenhead again.  You can email me for more information.