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Saturday, 18 December 2010

I Faked It

Have you missed me? I've been working like a madwoman this last week trying to meet deadlines before Christmas.

As you may know, we will be exhibiting at the Life Instyle Sydney trade show in February and I am seriously stressed. I am still waiting for new linen fabrics to arrive from Europe (they had to be woven and preshrunk for us) and I am frantically trying to get new fabric screens ready before all of my suppliers shut down for 2-3 weeks.

First deadline - Monday morning: my images were due for the Life Instyle catalogue that includes all of the exhibitors' details. The montage of images above is pretty much what the Thea & Sami page will look like. It was a last minute decision last week to reintroduce our "Iron Flowers" design (thanks Leisa) and to print it onto the Duckegg Blue linen since I didn't have anything else ready.


I quickly printed up one panel. I can print just one large screen myself, if need be, by screen-printing sideways at the end of the table. This is the only way that one person can reach across the entire width of fabric unless you have this system.

I then pinned the panel around the cushion insert as shown above (no time for sewing). That was the first time I faked it.

The new blue rose design you see above has not even been exposed onto a screen yet. It was a last minute decision on Monday morning to include it for the catalogue.

The design was printed on paper and taped it over the lampshade. That was the second time I faked it. Desperate measures from a desperate woman but
I really wanted to have 3 new designs for the catalogue and by the time we exhibit - they will be real! Fake it til you make it....

Design No. 3 is the lovely Doily Clock from Red Revival. I am happy to announce that Emma and I will be collaborating with some of our designs and will be exhibiting together at Life Instyle. We will be at booth No. 78 so please visit us if you are attending.

Reminder - today is the last day to enter my blog giveaway and Missy Mao Mao's giveaway here. Good luck!

14 comments:

NessaKnits said...

Thye look so good, nobody will care!

Tania said...

Is it any consolation if I tell you that around these parts, especially at this time of year, there's a whole lot more fakery than makery?

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh love the lampshade, oh la la!! Anything on blue is a winner with me, ahhhh, i'm easy to please. Fingers crossed your linen arrives, love Posie

Kylie C said...

Eeeeee! Two of my favourite ladies collaborating - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Red Revival said...

Woo Hoo I LURVE How that cross stitch partern came out x

julie said...

Now that is some good faking :)

flowerpress said...

Great new designs Thea, love the green linen :-) And I love the fakery busy girl!

GemmaJoy said...

Love it. Couldn't tell. I think the paper lamp shade is hilarious. Goodluck

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

I'm having a good chuckle over the faking - how many other things we see are 'not' the real thing.....?
Looks great by the way :)

theoldboathouse said...

Hey thea, i think you are a genius, such quick thinking! Only that you let the cat out of the bag we would never have known, xx katherine

Creative Arty Facts said...

You speak my language Thea! "our blurb goes here - blah, blah, blah" is a great filler! Mind if I quote you some time?

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

They look great! I never would have guessed they were "faked" at all! The countdown is now on!

Tracey said...

They look great!

Faking it isn't a bad thing every once in a while! ;)

Mrs Chicken said...

Fantastic! Can't wait to see you there :) we are in the Kids Instyle section :)

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