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Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Crafter's Corner & News

I just love seeing what people make with our fabrics so was delighted when Julia Oberhardt sent me these images of her clasp purse. The fabric used is our Fretwork printed hemp/organic cotton although the purple colour is not from our usual range. It was an off-cut from a custom-printed order.

The purse was made using Nicole Mallalieu's 200mm Chunky Purse Kit. The lining is made from a Henry Glass fabric.

The craft kit brings me to one of the announcements that I must make. As my life has been very hectic lately and my health has been suffering with regular headaches, I have decided that I must focus on what is working and what is not. I feel like I have become "a Jack (or Jill) of all trades and master of none". So over the next few weeks, I need to continue my staff training and concentrate on expanding and marketing our hand-printed home-wares range. As such, Thea & Sami will not be participating in the Stitches and Craft Shows. This decision has eliminated much of my stress.

In addition, we have just bought a new house and will be moving in a couple of weeks. The property is large enough to allow us to build our own screen-printing studio on site. The plan is to add another yardage printing table and to print non-stop! Of course, I will be keeping you up-to-date with my home decorating and studio building.

15 comments:

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

I wish you all the best, and i hope you find a cure for those pesky headaches, i sympathize with you cos i know what it is like to suffer too.

Tania said...

Sheesh! You don't do anything by halves! Congratulations on the new house/studio and decisions that put the important health stuff first...

m.e (Cathie) said...

goodluck with decreasing the stresses in your life Thea! all the best for the new adventures!!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Congratulations on the new home Thea. It will keep you busy for some time to come. I totally understand your comment about "Jill of all trades - master on none".
Sometimes we take on more and more (cos we can) and before you know it, we've lost focus on what we really wanted in the first place. It was a big desicion to make and I know you'll feel much better for having made it.

yardage girl said...

Exciting news and glad to hear you're looking after yourself. Nic

Cookie Cutter said...

Love the contrast in the outer fabric and inner lining.

Congrats on the new home!

Kylie said...

Putting yourself first is important - My DH suffers from constant headaches on a daily basis (thanks to lughtning stricks) So I know first hand where you are coming from. Good luck with the move and the studio and lookin forard to your decorating:)

Karen Brock said...

This purse is gorgeous and I love the vibrant purple colour.

Best of luck with the changes you're making.

Dragonfly said...

Congratulations!! Great news about the house! Hope to drop in and see you for coffee soon - will be in touch first of course!!
Cheers, Karen

Lisa T said...

Sometimes you have to just say no. Sometimes it feels like you can't, but when you do.....it is a breath of fresh air. Good on you for making the decision and happy moving :)

Anna Bartlett said...

Ah, lots of very wise decisions, Thea. Good on you. V exciting about the home and studio project. Can't wait to see pics of you moving that printing table again...!

Up In Annie's Room said...

Ooh I LURVE that purse... I don't think it would fit all the toddler bits and pieces unfortunately!

bubbachenille said...

Good luck with the new home/studio Thea, It must be a huge relief and a refocus seems to lift the spirits and lift the shoulder weights too!

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

Wonderful news about your new studio, and good on you for making the right decisions for you. It's not always easy to do.

Have a lovely Easter Thea.

lisa :: the red thread said...

Great decision Thea! Sometimes it's so hard to draw the line, but when you do the relief is amazing.

I'm envious of your new garden studio (my dream), and look forward to seeing how it progresses.

I'm not sure if I've said this before - it was so lovely to meet you when you were here in Sydney!

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