Thursday, August 06, 2009

Handmade in Melbourne

handmade in melbourne 2009

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.

handmade in melbourne 2009
Ink & Spindle's page

handmade in melbourne 2009

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.

handmade in melbourne 2009 launch
Me (looking dorky yet again), Caitlin, Penny and her lovely man Chris

handmade in melbourne 2009 launch
Stephen Kent talks, lady in foreground tells us to shut up numerous times

Fun fun.


Rosy Lady said...

Congratulations. It has been very inspiring to follow your story and to see the progress that you have made.

P R I M O E Z A said...

very exciting, can't wait to get down to the bookstore :)

Penny said...

Lara! And where we found squashy chocolates in our bag after we had left :D

caitlin said...

those cupcakes were amazing!

Tali said...

wow, awesome :)
who let in young hooligans such as yourselves anyway?

Unknown said...

Congratulation. Thats pretty interesting story, can't wait to get down to the bookstore.

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Josei said...

Just got an email to say that this is now an iPhone App on iTunes...