Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sometimes I come on here to write a post and wish that I had some interesting life stories to share, rather than just posting a torrent of crazy patterns. But it's just been work work work around here, and nothing I can legally show until it's in the public domain.

I've been giving a lot of thought to what to call my Etsy shop, and a few people have reinforced the notion that it should be Kirin something, to match this blog. Kirinmade? Kirincraft? Kirin Small Goods?

Oh I do have some news - I farewelled my brother and his wife today as they're off to live in the US for the next few years. He landed himself a job at Microsoft, whilst my other brother is already over there working for Google. (So i'm nerdy and cool by association).

Anwyay they got me a webcam and a microphone as an early birthday present so we can Skype together, which is pretty cool :)

Some more patterns:




12 comments:

optimuscrime said...

The trees are very pretty.

TOTE said...

Hey BTW. How'd you go with the print comp..?

Lara said...

Hey Tote, thanks for asking :)

I think the competition went pretty well. Some of my total scores are over 300 which I think constitutes a "high score".

This means I'm now eligible to be chosen by the Naked & Angry people to have one of my patterns made into something... if it suits whatever they plan to make next. So, fingers crossed!

Kathleen said...

Congrats on N & A. That's great!
I love these new patterns...especially that wood grain!
Your patterns have to become fabric. They just have to:)

sally said...

I really love these pattern designs!

dopeattic said...

so much loving the woodprint pattern, will be daydreaming about it all day long:)

Jennifer said...

I concur with those who suggest you keep kirin (and those who love your patterns, too...all lovely). I like Kirin Craft, or Kirin Goods, or Kirin...something. It goes well with kirin notebook, and it keeps people from thinking your name is a strange misspelling of "karen."

kirin gifts? kirin novelties (er, that might be mistaken for some sort of japanese giraffe sex-shop...) Kirin Shop ?

good luck!

Lara said...

Thanks soooooo much for all the positive feedback guys!

Jennifer: thanks for the suggestions and support for the 'Kirin' bit.

I had an idea the other day:
'Kirin & Co.'

Sounds cute yet a bit oldworldy and trustworthy, and allows me to sell my friends' work too :)

monica said...

hey fantastic. I've just discovered your blog. You're very creative!

And I'm with Kathleen, you must 'create' some fabric out of your work...

sulu-design said...

I just came across your blog for the first time today and wanted to let you know that I'm really enjoying your desings. I look forward to seeing future posts. Good luck with the etsy shop.

Jhoanna said...

Hi Lara - was pointed to your blog from Creature Comforts. Love your patterns - they'd definitely look great on fabric! Good to find another crafty Melbournian too :-)

gracia said...

These patterns are so wonderful... g