Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Creative Space

Here's a peek at my Creative Space (I've been following this blogger meme for a while now over at kootooyo and thought it was about time that I joined in).

Now that I am a full time Voodoo Rabbit, I've been concentrating on making more handmade items to sell in our Etsy store and at the upcoming Kustom Kraft markets.

Creative Space 01

Creative Space 02

I have been busy cutting out panels and sewing zippers to make new cushion cover designs. The first batch are made with my Gingham Invaded fabric collection that I have had digitally printed at Spoonflower. You can see some swatches of some other fabrics I am working on in the background.

While I am upstairs doing this, I am also baking up a batch of beads that Cloud & I made at a polymer clay workshop we attended last Wednesday night. Here they are fresh out of the oven:

Creative Space 03


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday

I thought it was high time for a Spoonflower digital fabric printing wishlist so I've gone through my favourites and picked a few to share with everyone today.


This super yummy fabric is by designer Danielle Hanson, check out more of her fabric designs here.

Robot Gear Garden

Sweet little robot fabric from Jackie at Wee Life, she has some coordinating fabrics available as well. I think this one would look good as a button up shirt or even as a dress.

Sewing Forever Tattoo

Sewing themed tattoo fabric from Cynthia Frenette. Unfortunately her profile page seems to have gone missing so I can't provide a link but if you do a search for her name you will find a number of cool retro look designs.

Kids Costumes

Super cute halloween print from designer malien00, more of her designs can be found here. A number of which feature bunnies which is always nice to see.

Pink Skull Stripe -150dpi

Last but not least I really want to create another sleeveless button up shirt with lace up sides out of this fabric that I designed for the shop.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Full Time Bunny

Today was my first day as a full time Voodoo Rabbit after my forced retirement from the computer games industry. I can't say that I really miss the games industry that much, it could be very stressful at times and it just hasn't been in good shape since the economic crisis hit last year.

To celebrate my impending career change I decided it was finally time to purchase the sewing machine upgrade that I have been promising myself for the last few years. On Saturday Cloud and I popped into the local sewing machine shop and picked this little baby up.

New Sewing Machine

It is a Janome Memory Craft 4900 and my first computerised sewing machine, which takes a bit of getting used to after only using mechanical ones since I was a kid. Case in point, you can crash this one, which I accomplished by swaping from a twin needle to a single needle and forgetting to change the setting. The machine gets confused and has a mini crash during which it will no longer swap from twin needle mode to single needle mode and hense the bobbin timing is no longer correct. Luckily Cloud is the kind of level headed person who reads manuals in this sort of crisis and we were able to reset the machine, disaster averted.

I will be using it to sew up a few items that will appear in the Etsy store in the next week or two.

I will also be shutting down my Not Dark Enough blog site soon, as I now have permission to post all of my sewing exploits here:)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Guest Blogger at Morphologica!

I have done my first ever guest blog post! You can check it out at the Australian Etsy Blog.

Thanks so much to Morphologica for letting me share my collection with her readers.

Now all I need to do is convince her to pay for my input with one of these!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday

I wish Ky & I could work full time on our shop. To do that, we'll need to find a million dollars under the couch. Join me on the hunt :D

Step1: Head to the couch (I really wish mine looked like this)

Step 2: Lift up the cushion (ok so shamless self-promotion but I do love our cushions)

Step 3: Find lots of moolah (preferably real)!

Step 4: Open up our own Brick & Mortar shop (preferably next door to a tattoo parlour & a coffee shop)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Licorice Allsorts Beach Bag

Here is a bag I made up last night. I have had it cut out since just before last Christmas with the intention of giving it to my little sister. Now that it is finished she may finally receive it. Combining the striped fabric with the black webbing and binding makes it look a bit like a licorice allsort, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Liquorice Allsort Beach Bag_01

The fabric is from a fabric swap game at a sewing guild Christmas Party, not something I would have picked on my own. All of the lining, webbing, binding and zippers came from my stash.
The pattern is from the book "Making Handbags: Retro, Chic, Luxurious" by Ellen Goldstein-Lynch, Sarah Mullins and Nicole Malone.

I have also added in a zippered pocket to the lining which isn't included in the original pattern, there is a great tutorial on how to do this at

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday

Only one thing on my Wishlist today... to be at home playing this!

I have Plants vs Zombies on my i-phone and I am seriously addicted to it. It is basically a 'castle defender' game. You plant seeds for plants to grow and protect your house (and your brain!) from a mob of marauding zombies. The graphics are just too cute!

I'm not the only one obsessed by the game - check this out! Someone went to the trouble to handmake their own lawn ornaments set up like a Plants vs Zombie game :D

The image above was submitted to Boing Boing by Moose Gueydan. If you want to find out more about the game, head on over to PopCap. Be warned though - defending your brain is highly addictive!