I’m always doodling and sketching, usually whatever is right in front of me, which is probably a little revealing of who I am. Lately, I put together some of my sketches to make a couple of postcards, and it would appear that I draw a lot of pictures of dishes and pots around the house, shoes, and (of course) our dear little cats.
What do you like to draw?
I like the way they’ve turned out. If you do too, you can find them for sale in sets of four online, and as single cards in the Skinny laMinx shop at 201 Bree st.
Find them here in US$
And here in ZAR.
To tell the truth, I’m not sure quite how cool it really is to knot rope, hippie style, but I can tell you it’s a lot of fun.
I’m holding a workshop in my studio, limited to 7 people, where I’ll teach the following macramé basics:
- How to make a very simple, super-easy plant hanger
- Three kinds of knots that’ll allow you to make all manner of knotty goods.
And there you go – that’s your Christmas presents sorted.
Wow, I really needed that. I’ve been feeling on the verge of burning out lately, with the tyrrany of the To Do list looming far too large in my mind. A plan had to be made, so Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week were spent hiding behind an email ‘Away’ message while I mucked about in the studio, and already I feel like a different person.
Monday saw me earnestly sewing purse samples, Tuesday I drove around, procrastinating, and Wednesday & Thursday found me my mojo, spending the day with fabric paint, lino stamps, bits of fabric, and absolutely no goals or intentions. I’ve had a blast!
Chuck in a bit of studio sorting, more sewing, and a coffee with a friend, and this week has been a total tonic. Without a doubt, I need more of that tonic in more frequent doses, so next time you’re trying to get hold of me, please be patient if you get my ‘away’ message – I’m probably sploshing ink about the place.
I’m stepping AWAY from the computer this week, in order to get my teeth into preparing new things for the products catalogue due out in August. It’s very exciting to put up that ‘away’ message and to know that this simple act releases me (to a degree) from the tyrrany of my email inbox. And that the weather at the moment is so exquisite means my timing couldn’t have been better.
Before I go, I wanted to show some of the fruits (both photographs and purchases) of my trip to Milnerton Market this weekend. Treasures abound!
Congrats to Space For Life – my favourite source of vintage Danish everything – on their being awarded Best Stand at Decorex Cape Town last weekend. Delighted to have been part of your beautiful display.
More pics on Facebook.
I’m so thrilled to let you know that the amazing Ketti Bag is now available in my Flower Fields print, in Penny Black. It’s gorgous! I am just going let these photographs by Ketti Phillips speak for themselves.
Ketti Bags are specialist handbags, especially designed for lady photographers, as inside they have nifty padded compartments for cameras, lenses… as well as all the other bits and bobs a handbag needs to carry. See more fab pics here.
This bag is now available for pre-order here, and you can check out other Ketti Bags here.
I enjoyed finding out more about Ketti and the story behind her bags, and was particularly interested in this post of hers about the fact that her bags are all manufactured in America. Read more about that here.
all pics by Ketti Phillips