Hello, hope everyone had a good weekend! As usual Melbourne had some mad weather in store for us - warm & sunny one day, sideways-winds & buckets of rain the next.
Our weekend was good. Pete and I had some great success with one of his freelance clients - a natropath who is developing a range of herbal/organic body & health products. I've been helping him out by designing patterns for the labels, and all the while we've been keeping our fingers crossed that she'll actually LIKE them. Last time she came over the reaction was not so good: too 'cottagey', too 'old fashioned', 'looks like a doily'. So, we moved away from the classic/vintage feel and went for something a little more modern, which went down well:
It feels good to take my experiments with pattern design and put them to practical, commercial use.
Some progress was also made on the Etsy shop front. I stocked up on some more supplies at the bead shop and made some earrings, experimenting with some different designs and working with polypropylene. If only the stuff wasn't so damn hard to cut. And if only laser cutting wasn't so expensive - that would be so much fun to work with. Oh well maybe one day!
The shop banner will look something like this :)
Thanks for reading/listening and for all the support and 'company'. Sometimes I think i'd go insane without this blog and wonder how I survived without it.