Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mays Hill studio on Etsy is open for buisness again

over the past week I have re-opened my etsy store Mays Hill Studio. So here a few items for sale at presant:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I am back

Wow finally the laptops working, the internet is working, my cameras working so now I can finally get back to blogging. I have missed it, not that anyone reads my blog lol but I enjoy sharing whats going on from the sewing table (which is really the kitchen table!!)

Started seriously doing markets again last month, starting with Bellingen market on the 17th Oct. I love Bello market and I did really well selling alot of my handmade baby and kids clothing and bibs, booties but also sold a lot of vintage clothing and wears. Then the next weekend I did on the 25th Oct was Armidale market for the first time, I didnt do as well as Bello $$ wise but it was such a lovely atmosphere, the sun was out, a little jazz band was playing in the middle of the mall and I meet some really nice sellers and buyers. Then the following weekend 1st Nov I got up at 4.30am to travel 2 hours to Moree market, its a sweet market but $$ wise I did even worse than Armidale but one lady said I have the best stall at the market so that was really encouraging.

So now I am in the middle of 2 weeks of no markets to replenish my stock for the up coming bello market on the 21st Nov, which I am really looking forward too.

Heres a peek at some apples for little baby singlet which have been really popular at market.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I am still here

Hey having a few technical difficulties lately but will be back on line really soon you hear!!!
Got pics and heaps of really interesting stuff to post! hehe Curious??

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Winter wool adventure

My sister Ari, Cuz Rose and me at Grandmas having a 80th birthday get together while in Melbourne

If anyone out there actually reads this blog and was wondering "Whats happened to Zoe? Looks like she went to Melbourne and never came back!!" Well I did come back and got pretty sick and have been held up in bed for the past week. The thing I dislike most about being sick is I have all that spare time to think up things to make, look at crafty books and get all inspired but have no energy to do anything. So by the 4th day I was feeling totally creatively constipated and started to cut a felted pink cardy I had into a dress for Bb, its still laid out on the kitchen table half done! But inspired by the book 'Warm Fuzzies' by Betz White. Theres a gorgeious pattern for a Aline little girls dress made from felted upcycled jumpers and I just cant resisted a little girl dress even if winter is coming to an end, Tingha is still freezing.

But being in bed meant I could finally finish my very over due library copy of 'Knit two' the sequel to 'The friday night knitting club' by Kate Jacobs. Love those books but again made me very inspired to grab my knitting needles and knit a Georgia's Afghan.
This winter has been full of Wool related crafts, some new and some old. Like I learnt to knit when I was in grade 1, I remember knitting a large red square. But this winter I finally learnt to Crochet and went a bit crochet crazy which is inevitable! Also lots of Felt, I buy this lovely 100% wool felt from the Steiner shop in Bellingin NSW that comes from Germany which I love to cut into little birds, flowers or love hearts and applique. Also felting wool jumpers and vamping into new creations like the baby boy blanket. I even bought some wool dyes from a local shop and have been hand dying baby and kids woolen clothing funky purples, blues, pinks and greens. This pic of Bb wearing a hat I made her using a heap of crafty techniques I have learnt over the winter, felting recycled jumpers, crochet, well I already knew how to applique and sew but I do love the combo of craftyness but shes at that age where she wont were hats!!! Inspired by the book 'Sweater Renewal' by Sharon Franco Rothschild

Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Love is the only reality"

I made this 'Love' banner for my mum who is undergoing radio treatment, sort of inspired by those budist prayer flags and this lovely I found on flickr. Made from a recycled green silk scafe, vintage buttons and my take of Drea Fii's brooch. I am planning on a faith, hope and peace one so she can string them up.
Day one in Melbourne. So wanted to take heaps of pic but of course I did take my camera, so day 2 will chocker block of pics. Mum looks fantastic.

I made it to Meet me at Mikes which was a real treat in Brunswick st. theres something about the city especial when its just gotten dark and rainny, love it. Bought one of Aunty Cookies tooth fairies.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Random evesdropping....

"Hey Bill, can you take the sweet potato?"

Heard 23rd July 09 10ish am Sweeny st Inverell

Friday, July 17, 2009

Garage sale navana

Today I went to my dream garage sale. Actually I am a bit worried now that future garage sales will never compare! Vintage, vintage, vintage and all this loot only cost $10.15, yes that's right $10.15. I am still in shock and on this crazy garage sale high. Most of it will end up on Ashasvintage and a little bit just for me. Have a good peep and enjoy :)