Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Batik spots and stripes

Silk scarves coloured 'in the tub' with aniline dyes, by folding and reserving with wax. I have pictures of the whole process, so hopefully I'll be showing you soon...

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

My workspace

My home is my workspace. Or shall I say Lasidi is slowly invading my home… I live at the top of the old town of Granada, in the Albaycín, in a little old house about 5 minutes away from one of the most visited tourist spots, El Mirador de San Nicolás. I have an upstairs and a downstairs with a patio witch I share with my lovely neighbours. Downstairs, my living room is my main workspace and my kitchen often becomes my dying and drying room. Upstairs is my bedroom and also my office and my little warehouse. I have one cupboard for all the nice clothes I never wear and one cupboard for all my fabrics and wool and other stuff… Shelves are everywhere stacked with work and books and files and boxes and baskets, containing tools, supplies, files full of drawings and designs, finished and unfinished work, bits and pieces of paper, paints, threads, brushes, seeds, stones and anything you can probably think of! Here’s is a little ‘photochop’ of my main workspace in one of my creative messes…

Thursday, 5 March 2009

New packaging

As requested by Allison, here are some larger shots of my new packaging.
The boxes will hold my most special polymer clay jewellery and the organza bags will hold stone, felt, leather and smaller polymer clay pieces. I still have to work on designing new stickers for the clear bags that hold my scarves and bags...
*Not all my items are yet in this new packaging. Some are still presented in resealable clear bags with my old stickers. I will be updating my stores bit by bit and you will see in the pictures the kind of packaging each item will be presented in, if there is no picture then its probably still in my old packaging shown below!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Presies and upgrades

Upgrading is nice, so for 2009 I bough Lasidi nice little black boxes and organza bags, a mannequin and a pasta machine (yes, all polymer clay on my sites is made without one!)
I’ve also redesigned my tags and I’m quite happy with my new packaging. If only I wasn’t thinking of changing my bottom line again…

I love my pasta machi
ne! I had it sent from Italy cause ‘again’ I could not find it locally. It saves me much time mixing colours and flattening sheets, and it also makes layering so much more fun! I’ll have to start trying out colour blending now…
My mannequin is funny… When she arrived I mounted her up and her perky tits were at my eye level. I had to stand on a chair to
take pictures of her neck! So there she stood for a couple of months until I finally got round to cutting a big chunk off the pole. She more or less fits my clothes so I can dress her up in all those nice ones I never wear and then adorn her with my items to show them better in my pictures.