Thursday, 18 February 2010

birds of a feather...

A friend from Brisbane put this gorgeous birdcage she had made for a friends birthday on her blog and it inspired me to find a few other feathery friends to show.....

That Vintage

The Purple Finch

Bespoke Press

**all pictures courtesy of artists websites/blogs**

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

moroccan magic....

This is a new version of my old fave, Moroccan Rhassoul Goat Milk soap.
Flashied up a bit for the Design Centre's Makers Market this weekend, I've layered it in two pours and added a touch of glamour with a seam of Gold Mica through the middle!
With all the bars together, the log looks like a big latte or a hot chocolate!! Mmmmmm.......

Thursday, 4 February 2010

New Soap Logs

Thought would just pop a few shots of my latest batches that I have done up for the upcoming Design Centre Market that's in conjunction with Launceston's Festivale celebrations. Check out what else is happening over the 3 days here.
This first one is my old favourite Vanilla, Pomegranate & Black Currant. I added a spash of pink clay at the end and was really thrilled to see it come out in some really great patterns. You never know what you'll end up with with each pour.
Then I had a play with layering a soap log - this one's my After Dinner Mint but in log form instead of the round bar. This took 3 separate pours and I've used non-bleeding oxides so the colours won't run into each other. I was really pleased with how well it came out, I just hope the layers stay stuck together!!!
The market is on in City Park, along with the rest of Festivale, from 11am till 4 pm Saturday 13th Feb. Spread the word!
I'm looking forward to it, but think with the numbers that come out for Festivale, it could be a big day - best get to making more stuff to sell!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Putting the Paint Brush down

Here are some piccies of our spare room all finished (well except for a bit of trim!). We are really happy with the lovely fresh colour and can't wait for our first visitors in a week or so to come and try it out!
The only downside is I strained a ligament in my ankle from hopping up and down from the ladder!!

Bit of a hard room to photograph with the light, but it still looks so much better than the before shots! Check out the difference from the blog entry below....