Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Larger View of Honeyeater Fabric

Making It Sing

Close up of 2metres

Sometimes when you are doing art work drawing, painting printing a piece of work begins to "sing" and becomes something that makes you go "ooooohh!"
This piece of fabric did that for me the moment I lifted the sun print stencil it made my heart flutter I think the gorgeous citrus yellow and orange that it is and the way the sun printed undulated, fading in and out in intensity throughout the 2 metres. The colours don't show up that well in the photo They are rich and full in real life. As a thank you to the Mamas that have supported me so wholeheartedly in my printing ventures I have decided to make this a giveaway. Just leave me a comment I will draw the winner on February 1st. Good luck I will draw randomly. Oh and this is 2 metres x 112cm of Australian homespun cotton.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January Meme DONE! :)

Ok Yay! I have completed January's Meme challenge and made something for myself I really needed a couple of aprons for two purposes One for Sun and screen printing Because I have a very bad habit of ruining my clothes and one for cooking  The printing apron (Blue and white gingham) is made from Mexican oil cloth A plastic coated cloth which I purchased from the Crafty Mamas Shop! Wonderful stuff for projects like this. The pink one is for cooking and is made from two tea towels I purchased a cheap bulk pack of linen tea towels last week and picked the two prettiest I added the circled pattern tea towel at the front because I purchased a wonderful Christmas apron from an op shop that had a tea towel like this I love it It is so handy for drying your hands on or the odd spoon while you are cooking. The ties for this apron I also found an idea from a blog somewhere It is one continuous piece threaded through open ended side seams This is great for me as my girls tend to use my aprons too and tie the neck up in undo able knots (Their busts are not as generous as mine) So this is great! it adjusts to the wearer!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Trialing a Buy It Now Button!

After the successful selling spree I had the other night with the very supportive Crafty Mamas I realise my paypal cart on my site was not really supporting one off sales very well. I went into panic mode becuase every time my email registered a sale I had to go into the site management and remove the item manually I was terrified I would get orders in multiples for one off pieces So I temporary closed my site until I can sort out the problem. I have one piece of the 100% cotton lycra left and I thought I would trial a buy it now button on here. If this works I may use it in my online store Otherwise I am going to save my one offs for sales through the Crafty Mamas Congo store that is starting up in February. The rainbows Store will be back online today with Sun Print Dyes and the undyed stockingettes only. I still have a few of the small homespuns for sale however I may save them for the Congo Store If anyone is really keen before then contact me on the email form at the bottom of this blog and I will work something out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Finally got the fabric uploaded to my shop  I have priced my lycras at only $20.00 per metre This is a special price because I was able to purchase a limited amount for a very reasonable price After this special the price will most likely be about $30.00 pm I am in the process of upgrading my site and my shop so at the moment I dont have instuctions for direct debit If you wish to purchase this way you may use the contact form at the bottom of my blog ( just scroll down) and I will tell you how. Please dont forget to purchase an Australia Post satchel from my shop for your purchase It will slow down the postage process until you do so.
Julie -Ann

Stockingette Mandala prints

This is a print I did on 100% rayon stockingette It is a beautiful fabric I am going to sell from my site in its natural state as well as lengths I have printed It is a wonderful economical fabric 100% produced in Australia 
It takes dye like a dream and is so cool and light to wear. I am selling it by the metre and another heavier weight one that is 50% cotton and 50% rayon Check my online shop tomorrow I am having trouble with the web server so I will have to upload new products in the morning

Heavy weight cotton/rayon

Monday, January 11, 2010

Creative Every Day Challenge 1st Posting Week 1

Ok for the 1st week of this challenge I have indeed been busy I have Sun printed and screen printed some more fabric with my Mandala Designs. The pic is of some 1 metre lengths of cotton Lycra I will upload these to my online shop most likely on Wednesday. I have also completed some lengths of rayon and rayon/cotton stockingette. I most likely will upload these too Unless I decide to make something for myself from them. I have been drawing up more mandala designs and some new images to expose to silk screens however I had to order some new emulsion to process these as my current stuff is getting a little past it.
So far for Carolyn's meme I have had some fabric sitting by my machine for the past week Tomorrow I have promised myself I will start it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Creative Every Day Challenge

I joined This Challenge I am creative everyday anyway Would not be me if I did not do at least one creative thing a day, this is the directions on the blog about it;

"Creativity is meant in the broadest sense, so it doesn't have to be something art related. Your creative acts could be in cooking, taking pictures, knitting, doodling, writing, dancing, decorating, singing, playing with your kids, brainstorming ideas, gardening, or making art in the form of collage, paint, or clay...or whatever!

You do not have to post every day! I know for myself that having to post every day for a year would be too much. You can post about your creativity in whatever form you like, whether that be once a day, a few times a week, once a week, or once a month. Do what works for you!"

This is a low pressure challenge, with the idea of bringing more creativity into our lives. I will not be the creativity police. I hope that we can all find ways, simple and grand to express our creative selves. Have fun with it!

If you want to join in go to this blogsite
She has an optional theme for January it is BODY this works in really well with my Crafty Mama's Meme for 2010 as in January I have to make something for myself so I guess I will have to make a new piece of clothing of some description!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Molly's Top

I made this top for Molly with some beautiful cotton Lyrca I sunprinted then screen printed with mandalas. I bought a limited amount of the lycra for a very good price so as soon as my metre board for sunprinting is finished fabric like this will be availiable from my studio shop for a very good price!

12 month Challenge!

My Friend Carolyn over at My Favourite is hosting a 12 month Sewing Challenge

Go take a look and join up if you like I have!