Friday, September 26, 2008


I think I managed to get better photographs today (the ones in my last post seem very dark):

I really need either a model, or a tripod, or a photographer.... or preferably all three!

The first two are listed in the shop too!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

to do and doing


If I actually sat down and wrote a "to do" list of everything I have either on the go, or want/need to get down to, I think I'd probably disappear from sight for a good few days...

The most urgent at the moment are:
- List the white blouse from my last post in my Etsy shop... (others already listed, as well as the first shrug of the season!)
- Write-up about some of the super features Katsai has been getting lately on other friendly blogs... so watch this space ;P
- Post pictures of the "formal" dress - and the hiiiiigh-heel shoes I dared to wear - from the wedding down in Malaga.

Maybe tomorrow I'll find a bit more time to spend online :)


In the meantime, I've been fine-tuning the latest of my new patterns...

Here's the inspiration:

The Armadillo, or "little armoured one".

And here's the interpretation / application / next-big-thing ;)

Its just the neck-part... an orginial sculpted cowl, or much-needed-cozy-"armour" for when the cold weather hits!

So, what do you think?!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Lined-up a waiting to be listed!

I have the day off work today, so am busy-busy-busy on my "other" work! Just finished shooting these new tops -including the first shrug of the season :) - and will be listing them later today...

It was also a lovely suprise to see that one of my dresses made the Front Page at Etsy this morning!! Yipppeeeee! Thanks Ellembee 's shop-checker for picking it out :)

Monday, September 01, 2008

new month, new listings

To kick off the start of the new month, I just listed two new tops over at the Katsai shop at Etsy!

... maybe you'll recognise one of the fabrics from an earlier post this summer when I went on a fabric-shopping spending spree :) They're always the best...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I just realised!

After just listing the couple of new tops over at Etsy, and browsing the "clothing" section of my shop, I realised I seem to be slightly obsessed with yellowy-corny-soft-sunlighty tones and lighter hues of my all time favourite green.

Not suprising really that I chose yellow and green as the Katsai Colours way back when :)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

just need to....

... get the two new tops properly photographed and they'll be listed in the Katsai shop!

Here's a little taster: Jabot-sporting Katsai dandy :)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


After quite a quiet time recently I've been updating my shop the last couple of days. Check out the pictures below...

And in the meantime I've been:

- working on new patterns and techniques (watch this space!)

- playing with crochet threads again making up hems and yokes (see halter below)

- shopping more fabric (mmmmm!)

- making a couple of much needed summer pieces for myself (including a super-dooper Katsai summer bag! ...I really SHOULD "treat" myself more ;P)

- and the best of all, doodling sketches and brainstorming ideas sat out at our new balcony table and chairs! Such luxury to have a space in the fresh air... must remember to get a picture to post!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Bangles are back!

If any of you have visited my shop over at Etsy of late, you'll see that I've started making my fabric bangles again... must just be that time of year! Its warm (if somewhat wet) here, and for me short-sleeves just means bangle-time :)

If you're the curious type, you can read about my trials and tribulations developing the technique in the original "presentation" post way-back-when last year here.

They're so addictive to make, and I just can't wait to see what some of the other new fabrics I've bought since I was last making them will turn-out like when "bangalised" ;P

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


The new blue toile tunic top in my last post seems to be quite popular at the moment (3 sold to date and more lovely people interested in when I'll be making more!) so I made a trip down to the fabric shop today to pick up more of the bright blue cotton used for the main body pieces.

Needless to say -although I did manage to control myself pretty well in hindsight- I came home with more than I'd planned on shopping for. Why do I have absolutely no will-power whenever I go fabric shopping?!

The new acquisitions are a gorgeous and very original printed fine off-white cotton (the lined prints of the flowers has a sort of very subtle texture, like as if a very small amount of latex was added to the inks... gorgeous!) and a lovely retro geometric printed stretchy knit with lycra.

Mmmmmmmm! .... so many possibilities :)

EDIT: almost forgot! I've been adding to my website again over the last few days. I now have a second page (!) which is a "lookbook" -couldn't think of a better name.

Check it out here. I used the Splashr web-app featured in an earlier post and after a bit of tweaking am really pleased with the end result. Shame I can't get a white background though...