Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Not your usual Crayola - works by Pete Goldlust

Some of you may have noticed that I've been gradually adding to the links on the righthand sidebar of the blog. One page that is a definate "must see" is the blog over at Make magazine.

Crammed full of ingenious diy inventions, inspirations and weirdness, they have recently featured these amazing works by artist Pete Goldlust.

So simple yet so beautiful and original.

My first reaction was to rush off and find the box where my old wax crayons are buried and get to work with a good sharp knife. However, theres no way i'd get anywhere near the perfection seen here... and with my clumsyness, I'd be sure to end up with a couple of fingers less!
Hope you enjoy, and are as amazed as I was... and don't forget to checkout Pete Goldlust's own web page!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

i did do 'something' today...

Well, today hasn't been as busy as it should've been... Yesterday i got ALOT done, but then today i overslept to start with, had errands to run in the morning (take the new tops i finished yesterday down to Nina's boutique, call in and queue forever to ship out the latest sale from my Etsy store, call in to the bank, shop for food to remedy my empty fridge, etc), and, as i knew the massive tidy-up that was waiting for me when i got home, i procrastinated and went round to a friends for lunch!

Then, here i am, sat at the computer this evening, determined not to let a "wee" matter of html-coding prevent me from finally managing to put an image as a header for my blog. Well, as you can see i managed it.... only taken me TWO HOURS!!! Two hours that i could have better employed tidying up the studio, sorting the fabrics and notions that are piling up, and generally getting organised...

Today's picture is my new desktop image, taken a couple of days ago on a mid-afternoon escape we made to Sitges. I could sit for hours watching the sea...


La foto de hoy es la que he puesto nueva de fondo de escritorio en mi ordenador... es de una escapada que hicimos hace un para de días a Sitges. Me encanta...

Bueno, no he aprovechado del día de hoy como tenía pensado...
Ayer, sí que conseguí hacer mucha cosa, pero hoy me desperté tarde para empezar, y luego tenía un monton de recado para hacer por la mañana (llevar los tops nuevos que acabé ayer a la tienda de Nina, pasar por correos y hacer cola eternamente para enviar la última venta de mi tienda Etsy, ir al banco, ir al supermercado para intentar poner remdia a mi frigorífico vacío, etcetera), y como bien sabía tarea inmensa de ordenar que me esperaba a casa, me hice la lista y fui a comer a casa de una amiga ;P

Y ahora estoy, esta noche, habiendo pasado 2 horas (!) para poder poner el imagen que veis como nuevo "header" de este blog! Estaba decidida que esta pequeña ccomplicación de no entender nada de nada de htnl no me iba a impedir... pero dos horas son mucho!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

shirt work

Been busy working on a few things these days, and one i actually got finished was the first menswear piece in my collection.

Here it is...

Its actually sold already, which i'm really pleased about, but, does mean its time to get working on more for my shop, as its been far too long since I've managed to list new items!


He estado bastante ocupado con varias cosas estos días, pero una que conseguí acabar es esta... La primera pieza de "menswear" de mi colección.

Y ya se vendió, que es excelente! Pero quiere decir que tengo que poner manos a la obra para hacer más para mi tienda... que ya hace demasiado que no he conseguido listar ningún item nuevo!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

"Saturday Night Vintage"... remixed!

Hahahaha, sorry, just had to add this, as i found it so funny, and unfortunately it doesn't translate into Spanish well...

Theres a wacky "translator" tool over here that will "translate" any web page you tell it into the dialect you choose... here's what it made of my post from a few days ago, called "Saturday Night Vintage", tranlated into Cockney!

I think its hilarious!!!!!!.... love the "bloomin' pipin' detail" bit!!

I'm bloody well quite taken wiv this bag: a more elegant fabric purse that reminds me of them excellent vintage "Granny Bags" yer can find wiv a bit of luck in an 'idden oray junk shop ;P

I repeated the bloomin' pipin' detail 'round the edge of the flap and lined the bloomin' bag wiv a gorgeous contrastin' bright pink fabric...., do wot guvnor! i luv the bloody flash of colour wen yer delve inside!

I made the button meself too.... it's actually a five centimos euro coin, wiv waddin' ter give it a luvly domed shape and covered wiv the same vinyl/polipiel as the base of the bag ;P

This 'andbag and many more are available at my online shop over at Etsy.

You can find out more about Cockney Rhyming Slang, in english, here , or try out another translator here.

Y, en castellano, puedes descubrir más sobre el Cocnkey Rhyming Slang aquí

Friday, December 01, 2006

more prototypes / otra diversificacion

Heres a quick sneak preview of what I'm working on at the moment...

Its a good couple of years since i've made a tailored shirt... so its slow going while a try and remember all the steps.

It is actually further along than in this picture: now just missing the cuffs, the hem, the buttons and the buttonholes -aaarghhhh the buttonholes!

.... HAce ya muchos posts que quiero escribir en castellano también, pero soy una gandula. Sorry!. Bueno, ahí va... salta/ignora todas las faltas de ortografía y gramática ¿vale?... esto me será una buena práctica!!

Aquí os dejo un adelanto de lo que estoy creando ahora :)

Hace ya un par de años desde que hice una camisa de vestir ... que quiere decir que estoy tardando un poco mucho, mientras intento recordarme de todos los pasos a seguir!

Realmente está ya más adelantado de lo que se ve en la foto... ahora sólo le faltan los puños, el bajos, los botones y los ojales (ODIO hacer ojales!!!).