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Another year, another zine fair.

This year was the best one yet, for me anyway. I created a new called Sheena, with a central character of the same name. This was different to things I have done before because I used the same character throughout instead of a selection of random drawings. This purpose made me make a better zine than I ever have. It verges on comic book but not quite, it has no real narrative. Sheena is special to me nonetheless, because she basically is me.

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Some of these zines you can buy on my etsy store.

Thanks for reading!

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Hey there, it has been a while since I posted but since then I have made three new zines of both my drawing and writing!

I recently had a stall at the Melbourne Tonerpalooza zine fair (first of its name). It was terrifically fun and scary at the same time. I met a lot of other awesome and lovely zinemakers/buyers. There is also a post about it on the thousands where I’m briefly featured!

So here you go:

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My obsession with stickers is yet to go too far but it seems near on the horizon. These are just notebooks i decorated for uni or as journals. There is something really satisfying about doing this but i cant properly articulate what that is. I guess it could be that i am wanting to look at so many things at once :P The last two photos are just some desk craziness.

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Here is a sneak peek from a part of my new animation that i’ve been working on, this is the ‘studio’ (i.e. my bedroom) where i have been shooting it. But i don’t want to reveal too much of it just yet ;)

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Here are the outcomes of a very crafty couple of days. A coin purse and a tote bag just for me! I had been wanting a new purse for a while but couldn’t find the right one, so i made my own. The same with the bag, making things  myself allows me to customize everything about the item, for example; i really love bags with long handles and so what do you know, hey presto! – my wish became reality! Of course these are just one off things i make for myself because i get so tired and washed out after doing it.

thanks for stopping by, hope you like these :)

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For a friend’s halloween party two nights ago I dressed up as Wednesday Addams and my boyfriend went as Doctor Crane (a.k.a. creepy scarecrow who administers psychopathological hallucinogenics) from Batman Begins. I made his mask out of a Coles hessian shopping bag by cutting it up into pieces and sewing it back together. I also attached the white makeshift collar onto this black dress. The bad/grainy quality of these photos seem to make us look extra creepy.

   

Happy (or should I say spooky) Halloween!

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I made this bunny toy for my lovely friend Sarah and the baby she is going to have in a month or so. I had fun making it and deciding what face to sew and clothes it should wear. I went to her baby shower on Sunday, the first baby shower I have ever been to! It was so nice to see the support of all her family :) I hope that the baby really loves this bunny – FOREVER! Not really but I’m glad made the effort to make something special and sentimental rather than store-bought (although I didn’t use a pattern so this causes some of the limbs look a bit demented).

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Yep you heard right, i have made a zine to accompany this blog, it will be available to buy at Sticky as of tomorrow for all of those lucky enough to be in melbourne :)

Enjoy the sneak peek!

 

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After finishing all of my coursework on Monday I decided to celebrate by going to Vinnies (I know, outrageous! haha) and found some really nice material, that I think was originally a tablecloth. But now its this! I’m not sure if it is completely finished yet, I may do something with the neckline as it looks a bit wonky at the moment. For this one I used my sewing machine but no pattern. Is it a little odd that a person celebrates finishing weeks of stressful work by doing more work?! But now that it is officially winter all I want to do is snuggle up on the couch and watch movies and bad soap opera’s…

Anyway i would like to know what people think of the dress ;)

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Perfect for Mother’s day, i have made this one for my mum who loves creamy/peachy tones and all things frilly and girlie. Hope she likes it!

All pieces of fabric and beads are hand sewn together, why not try it?

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This is what I was up to during the Easter break, a place to put pictures I like and my first project using my new sewing machine! Sorry for the bad quality photos, have now mixed them in with ok ones.

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Woohoo for homemade flags! they are so easy to do! Just one of my holiday projects :)

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