Friday, 29 April 2011

New Soft Toys

These little balls of fun are on their way to Kido Store in Sydney, I had a ball (hehe no pun intended) making them. Hope you like them too! A X

blur....where does time go!

My goodness what a blur this last month has been....I have been snowed under with the cacti craze, it's so exciting how things have been moving along. The website is nearing completion, the window at Craft Vic was a huge success and I have meet some lovely new retailers who will be stocking my Odds&ends soon.

I was so excited to see my knitted cacti in the Real Living magazine May issue.....right on the "Contents" page and also in a beautiful interiors shoot. I have to say a big thank you to the magazine and to Kido for sharing the product with everyone.


Friday, 15 April 2011

Studio Visit and Interview - CLOG, Craft Victoria

My little interview with the lovely Kim from Craft Vic went live today....I wish the studio looked this tidy all the time :)  It was really nice to document the making of the 'Yarnscape' exhibition. 

You can read the full article here.

I hope you enjoy this little insight into my working space.

The signature 'Arizona' Knitted Cacti

I found these awesome 'make it your self' collection of craft books for $5 at an op shop.

Just a small portion of my vintage sewing patterns

Monday, 4 April 2011

New Site coming soon....cross my heart!

I have been promising a new Odds&endS website of many months...and slowly the content has been coming together, It is a much bigger project than I initially thought, but I know by taking our time there will be less to changes to be made in the future. Recently we had a great photo shoot at the beautiful home of my best friend Mel. As an interior stylist, she has the most amazing decorative objects. I love her style and elegance, plus shes the best friend ever! Thanks Mel, you and your home rocks :)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

enCounter @ Craft Victoria: Yarnscape

 I am sitting down to a nice hot cup of tea....freshly poured from my loved Lotte pot. Relaxing, having just installed my window exhibit at Craft Victoria. I am so pleased with the result. After 3 months of preparation it's so nice to see how it has all come together. I could not have managed it without the helping hands of Milly and Eric from Craft Vic....negotiating the 3m high install was an experience.

Quiet woolen stones also decorate the window.

The show titled Yarnscape can be viewed 24/7 at Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

If you happen to fall in love with any of the cacti displayed, yes! they are for sale... The lovely girls in store can help you if your interested. I had such luck sourcing some really beautiful vintage pots, they are in mint condition, with such striking colours....particularly the West German retro orange lava glaze.

Please pop by and take a look! and let me know what you think :)