Thursday, August 06, 2009
Handmade in Melbourne
Totally chuffed to be included in this year's Handmade in Melbourne book! Just like the Melbourne Design Guide it was not that long ago that I was simply admiring the book and it's artisans from afar and didn't think I could actually be included in it.
But this year Ink & Spindle is there between the pages! I do think that the 2008 edition was better - professional photography and writing really makes a book like this and being asked to submit our own was somewhat disappointing. Plus there was a typo when our text was edited to say that it was me who became a secondary school teacher rather than Teegs. But still, I can't complain.
Ink & Spindle's page
And of course there was the launch. Where Penny, Caitlin Bee and I enjoyed the free wine and finger food (a little too much?) and listened to speeches by Stephen Kent and John Brumby who went on and on about ideas and innovation whilst we giggled and chattered and were told to shush.
Me (looking dorky yet again), Caitlin, Penny and her lovely man Chris
Stephen Kent talks, lady in foreground tells us to shut up numerous times