Thursday, November 7, 2013
Over here at Goggles HQ we are mightily excited to be part of an amazing event... and you can be a part too!
The very special Lumiere 1 knitted lamp cord (on the right, in soft grey) is one of the incredible line-up of gorgeous pieces you can bid for, in Steph Bond's 10th Anniversary Charity Auction, for the Children's Cancer Institute Australia.
Currently there are over 80 amazing locally designed and/or made pieces to bid for - amongst the likes of Rachel Castle, Ouchflower, Each to Own, Armadillo & Co, Freedom Australia, Madeline Stamer...
Steph has curated an amazing array of wonderful creative people to be part of this auction, so do pop on over and have a look-see and a click-bid!
Monday, November 4, 2013
So Sydney People, it's your turn to get your Christmas shopping sorted!
The always inspiring Finders Keepers Indie Art and Design Market is coming, December 6 and 7, to the Australian Technology Park.
My Very Own Eye Goggles will be there, with some truly-rooly EXTRA special prices for Christmas... Some of your favourite Goggles pieces will be priced to sell!
PLUS some amazing discount codes and vouchers will be given away to shoppers, to use at our Etsy store...
So Friday December 6 or Saturday December 7 is the time to pick up some unique, handmade treasures, to delight and inspire.
Give a gift that was made with love!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Sooooo, my very first tutorial has appeared on Crafttuts+, the ultimate tutorial website for crafty types!
I'm SO excited! It's the first time I've been published... other than here of course!
If you're feeling crafty, and would like to make something simple that has a big WOW factor, pop on over here and follow the steps.
I'd love to hear what you think!
If you just don't have time, these are also available in 2 different sizes (and just about any colour you like!) from our Etsy shop. The large (40cm diameter) are AU$59, or the small (30cm diameter) are AU$43, both including free postage within Australia.
They're light, and easy to hang anywhere.
So do pop on over and have a browse!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
An egg dying afternoon (with lunch) at a friend's house, one Easter
Crafting essentials - tea and crochet
There's a give-away over at Che and Fidel, and to enter, you had to describe how crafting nurtures your creative self... It made me stop and think exactly what it is about making that keeps me engaged, fulfilled and happy.
This is what I wrote:
"craft is something that passes on, person to person... it's a skill that should move through people and be shared. Experimented with and transformed. The act of making is an act of connecting, with yourself, with others, with your community. It's not just about the thing that is made, it's also about communication. That's how it nurtures not only the self, but our society and our communities."
A group exhibition I saw a couple of years ago, at Craft Victoria,
showcasing the results of a sculpture workshop, using bread!
My local market, where I meet stacks of people and talk all day!
It's the group activity thing that really floats my boat when I craft. The solo gig is all fine and dandy, but really, when I get together with a bunch of people and make things, chat, drink tea and eat cake, I'm happy as a pig in mud!
The quilt made by my craft group as a going away present for one of our gang.
Crocheted Monkey I made for Meet Me At Mike's Softies for Mirabel project.
I love being a part of this big, crazy family of people who make stuff. It gives so much in return, and I truly think it's the way forward for humans.
So there's my rant for this Thursday afternoon! What's yours?
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
So, last weekend, I had a sleep-in... until 11AM!!!
I'm sure those of you with kids know this is virtually unheard of in parent-land...
You see, my darling Mr Fixit invented a game. A truly awesome, creative, D&D style game, that kept our 5 year old enthralled for 4 hours, non-stop. And he hasn't stopped wanting to play yet!
The rules were pretty simple, and can be found, along with detailed instructions, on Justy's website!
For the full game map download, head over to the Goggles Etsy shop, and click download!
It's only $2!!
Monday, August 19, 2013
At the Etsy press event in Sydney a couple of weeks ago, I met the very lovely Amy, who lives not far from me. She writes a really fabulous blog, called Oh My, searching out interesting and lovely things from all over the place.
I was completely gob smacked when she asked us if she could blog about our work... OF COURSE I said yes!
The post went live last Friday - I just remembered to check it out, and in her usual style, Amy has made our work look totally amazing.