Friday, July 18, 2008

Busy as a bee

Some prolonged blog absences around here! I've been meaning to write and say how awesome everyone's responses to my last post were. Especially for a post without pictures (wow, people actually read them!). Anyway I'm glad to hear it resonated with so many folk :)

I've been pretty crazy busy this week, preparing for the Melbourne Design Market THIS SUNDAY. Please come and say hello if you're about. I'll be manning the Bamakko stall with the lovely and talented Tim Growcott (if only he had a website! you can see some of his textiles here).

Here's a quick preview of what I've been working on for the market:


Lamps lamps and more lamps!!




Mix packs. With packaging revised YET AGAIN.

Aaaand...


Clutch purses with mix-and-match router cut plywood clasps! Yay!! So good to see these finally come to life :)

There'll also be plenty of cushions which are being sewn as we speak.

I found time to do some non-work related things too. Like:

- playing with my niece and nephew who visited for a week from the States
- building this yellow lego castle with my family using instructions I finally found on the internet (ahhh, childhood moments revisited)
- Going to Nova to watch the movie Happy Go Lucky. A much needed light hearted break.

More big exciting news to come... but that will have to wait till another day :)

25 comments:

Solveig said...

I really like your clutches! They are lovely! And the lamps, and the fabric packs... Wish I could go to the market, but it's a bit far away. And we had a yellow lego castle in my famliy too!! I must see if I can find it. Thanks for the instructions-link!

Danielle said...

Wow you have been very busy! I love the new packaging for the mix packs - very cool...
And the clutch purses look brilliant! Will you be selling any of those in your online store?
Anyway best of luck at the markets - I'm sure you'll have a very successful day!

Jodie said...

Hurray ! I have booked the driver, farmed out the kids and will be there on Sunday.

cindy said...

OOhhh I was excited about the markets before - I am stoked now. I hope I can get my hands on one of those gorgeous clutches, the one with the deer and orange trees is my favourite. Let alone all the other beauties I am being tempted with. Ruging up now in anticipation.

Belinda said...

Everything looks fabulous! You have out done yourself with those clutches, they rock!

Ollie + Junebug said...

Those clutches turned out lovely! And the lamps...definitely need to put one of those on my wishlist! Wish the market was a tad closer to NYC. :)

Cicada Studio said...

Wow! Simply wow! Everything looks amazing! Good luck with the show.

daisy janie said...

Those mix packs look irresistable! Good luck!!

jenweesofties said...

Those clutch bags turned out great!
Good luck with the market.

caz said...

your clutches look amazing, the clasp is a great original touch. good luck for sunday!

Brierley & Clover said...

Oh Lara, you must be so pleased with the clutches,they look really, really good. I wonder if I can persuade Mr. B&C to come for a bit of a drive tomorrow...?

k-ron said...

i love your work! it is so, so pretty + functional. i've just started reading your blog and will definitely be following. any suggestions for DIY-ers hoping to make a lamp of their own? no hurry on that request - just curious... good luck at the show!

Tali said...

loovely! good luck at the market. might see you there! :D

Shimmy Shake said...

How fabulous are those clutch purses - so cute! I adore the plywood clasps - just wonderful!

Lara said...

thanks everyone!! k-ron - I actually have a tute on my site:

http://www.laracameron.com/index.php?p=tutorials

:)

Sew Bettie said...

The clutch purses are absolutely divine.

threadsforevie said...

I like the new packaging. V cool.

Gemma said...

Hi Lara,

I absolutely adore the clutch bags...are they available to buy on your site or somewhere other than the craft market? I'd love to get one!

Nikki said...

Lovely to see you and the finished clutches at Fed Square today. Hoipe the market went really well for you.

Jhoanna said...

Beautiful work Lara! The clutches are so gorgeous. Hope the market went well!

lindsey clare said...

love love love the clutches, Lara. i hope you will be putting some in your shop eventually...? (hint hint!).

k-ron said...

thank you for the link! i'm so excited to try it!

kaekae said...

love these clutches!! can i order from hong kong?

steven mcvay said...

hello from london...just wanted to say that your clutches make me want to chop my bits off and become a lady just so i can skip down the street with one...they are clutch-tastic...x

Lara said...

Wow thank you for all the lovely comments everyone!

I have a few clutch purses left after the market which I'll put up in my shop very soon!