Monday, March 28, 2011

Finders Keepers Melbourne

Well, the weekend just gone was a big, busy blockbuster weekend. We took part in Finders Keepers Melbourne down at Shed 4 Docklands, a whopping 16 hours of markety goodness. I was there on my own as Gareth was holding up the Rose Street fort so I was on my own and didn't get to have a good look at the epicness that was FK Melbourne. I did get a wee treat for myself, a Sarah McNeil brooch from Corky. I was very happy with my purchase, perfect for jackets in winter.

If you came by the market and had a chat, laughed at the cards or even purchased a card, thank you! We really do love seeing people's response and Gareth and I sat with the TV paused for a good hour last night telling each other stories of fun/interesting/lovely conversations we had with people over the weekend. Even though laughs wont pay the mortgage they really are the best thing about doing the markets!

There are some great market blog posts with more photos over at MEL:HOT OR NOT, Meet Me At Mikes, Betty Jo and Radio Carly and this Saturday we will be at the first Sisters Market for the year at Brunswick Town Hall.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I was almost born on the 29th of February 1980. Almost being a week later, but a week in births is pretty close as far as I'm concerned. If I did end up being born on this day then I would have only had 7 actual birthdays. A bit sad really considering I would make missed all the big milestone birthdays. I'm not going to count the sweet 16th in 1996 because I think that was spent home sick and I made myself a giant pancake. Despite not having Anthony Michael Hall asking me out, I did enjoy my giant pancake complete with maple syrup dripping down my arm. Our new birthday card above is available on Etsy and will be making its debut at Finders Keepers this weekend. Avoid the loud car noises and come free your ears at Shed 4 Docklands!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Who rocks?

We have started getting into the Mother's Day frame of mine with card designs and what better way to do that than spending the weekend with your Mother.

My mum managed to do these rocking things this weekend:

-get up at 4.15am on Sunday morning to help me with a stall at Camberwell market.

-helped me drink a few bottles of white wine (over the weekend...not in one sitting).

-ironed loads of fabric to sell at the market.

-tell me stories about the silly things I did when I was little.

Our new My Mum Rocks card is on Etsy and we also have a boy version. And if you're from North America and you're confused as to what a MUM is, no fear we do MOM versions as well.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jane Eyre's byronic lover!

I knew a new Jane Eyre film was being made, but I was reading on Emily from The Black Apple's blog that it is coming out very soon. Having had a wee bit of an obsession with the book last year and trying to watch as many film/tv adaptations as I can it is nice to know it might be only a few months away.

Here is a sneak peek at the trailer, it has got me excited!

And just to add to my obsession I made this card a few months back as a little tribute to the Rochesters and Heathcliffs out there. I am sure there are still a few running around 200 years later.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Finders Keepers Melbourne

Finders Keepers is on again in Melbourne in 2 weeks time and we will be there selling our cards. They have a really great line up of people and as always they make a great day of it with food, music and other projects.

Here are all the details:

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March
When: Saturday 26th March
10am - 5pm
Sunday 27th March
10am - 5pm
Where: Shed 4 Docklands
Victoria Harbour, North Wharf Road, Docklands.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Human Buckaroo

We have had this card above for quite a long time but always felt a little guilty because we knew it was coupleist, as in, if you were not part of an 'us' then you couldn't really give it to someone.

So after months of saying we need to get one made we finally have our 'me' version complete with human buckaroo. Gareth wanted vom/wine/pee stains on the guy but I thought that might be taking it a little too far. Just because we drink too much and lose all self control doesn't mean the people buying our cards have to live the same lifestyle.

The 'us' version and the 'me' version are both available on Etsy. And this Thursday night we will be at Revolver Design Market selling cards and giving lessons on how to live that debauched lifestyle, complete with beer and wine stains.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Things I Almost Got You For Your Pregnancy

We are at the age when everyone we know is getting babied up. Babies babies everywhere! One of my favourite things is finding out what name people choose for his or her offspring. You are always hearing those funny Ladasha/La-a stories and often it is just the alternative spelling that make me giggle so we wanted to give a nod to all the Ghahryths and Annehers out there in our new baby card. I'm not sure if there is actually a whole book on alternative spellings but I like to think there is. Our new card is available on Etsy and if you have heard of some funny baby names we would love to hear them!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Game on Game: sugar

'sugar, sugar' by Bart Bonte.

Who doesn't love wasting time on someone else's dime? Game certainly does, but he is often not able to.

It is 3.30pm, you are still riding the sugar high from stuffing all the Kingstons in the newly opened Connoisseur collection into your mouth before anyone noticed. What to do with all that sugary energy in your system? Use it to deftly draw lines directing sugar from heaven into the needy cups below. Just a few levels more, and before you know it, the dinner whistle has blown and it has been an afternoon well spent.

If you have a suggestion for a 3.30pm time waster, please comment below.