Making it Handmade, the documentary is screening again THIS Saturday (4th Sept) after a sellout screening at the 2010 MIFF.
Screenings are at 2pm and 4pm.
The lovelies from Craft Cartel have organised a craft market at the same time (I will be there selling my crafty bits) .. the market starts at 2pm.
You can buy film tickets here ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: And a bit about the film here:
Think craft is for grannies? Think again.
A seditious and subversive subculture is gaining momentum in Melbourne. But rather than wielding megaphones and placards, they’re cross-stitching slogans on hurricane wire and constructing plush female genitalia from craft supplies.
Following four local women who’ve taken a seemingly staid past-time and injected it with a youthful, modern aesthetic, filmmaker Anna Brownfield shows a side of craft more closely aligned with punk DIY culture than with Martha Stewart and ‘home sweet home’ tapestries.
“I wanted to show that craft was no longer daggy but had moved into a new era and was being reclaimed by women who had been brought up as feminists.” – filmmaker Anna Brownfield ::::::::::::::
I always seem to find funny and/or cool things on the side of the road.
Some of my favourite finds have been a timber desk (which is now the meeting table in my studio); a collection of red stools; some bench seats; plastic toy animals, etc.
Last night some of my friends found this Hello Kitty stereo on the side of the road and picked it up. They wanted to give it to a friend who had her birthday party last night. She didn't want it so I inherited it!!
It actually works & it means I can play my tapes (yes i still own tapes ha!) while working in my studio! EXCITING! Ahh funny... although I might have to hide it when I have client meetings!
p.s. the tapes below are from my own tape collection & were not found in the street!
i ♥ strawberries! they remind me of summer and also of the sweet little strawberries that used to grow in my grandma's garden when i was a kid. you can now find a variety of strawberry themed brooches and earrings in my etsy store ... with more to come
Here are some of the things that are growing in our garden at the moment...1. Lovely crunchy apples that taste the way REAL apples should taste 2. Tomatoes - they are still growing in our garden! 3. Silverbeet - lovely colours in the vegie patch! 4. Strange little stump carrots - but they are tasty!
I have been way too busy for the crafty stuff over the last 3 months.
But after a long craft-break & because the weather is colder & I think I (and maybe you!) might need some new brooches of other bits of colour to brighten up your chilly days I will start making some new stock soon.. so stay tuned!
My long craft break was mainly because I have been super busy with my main business as an architect.
Even without my jewellery making I have still managed to get glue all over my fingers by making models of houses that I am designing!
This photo is a sneak peak of a small detail of one of them ..
I have been exploring the 'craft' of concrete. I love the texture, tactility, colour, tone, simplicity, stark but warm nature of concrete. This house will be located in an area where there are a serious of old large elm trees. The pattern of the window cutouts mimic the shadows which are cast by the leaves of the trees. This concrete surface forms the walls around the bedroom areas to create an enclosed private sleeping space.
In November last year I said goodbye to my one bedroom shoebox flat in Clifton Hill and moved to the country with my partner. This meant that I went from growing a few herbs & flowers on my balcony to a whole 10 acres of land to grow things on! The actual property is an olive grove but we also have a fab little vegetable patch and herb garden .. oh and 4 big plum trees and a few apple trees too.
These photos are of the food I picked last weekend - plums, garlic, basil, peppers, capsicum, the sweetest of sweet cherry tomatoes, eggplant and lettuce. Tasty treats that are now in season!
And our bigger tomatoes should be ready this week too.