Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ink & Spindle Open Studio this weekend!

Ink & Spindle open studio poster
artwork by Sixto from Too Yeah Media. Thanks Sixto!!

It's that time of year again - Ink & Spindle is having another open studio! And this time we're giving you more than a day's notice. How organised are we!

Yesterday we received a lovely email out of the blue from the very talented Sixto (check out his full name, awesome huh?) saying:

"I've been getting into a bit of poster design, and as a regular visitor of your blog, I couldn't help but be inspired by Ink and Spindle's infectious bubbliness that I spent some of my spare studio time last week designing a poster for your open studio this Saturday."

How incredibly generous is that?? And how cute is that poster? I do like to think we work in a castle.

Anyway, open studio details repeated below:

Ink & Spindle Open Studio
Saturday 25th July
10am - 1pm
Suite 206, Level 2
10 Elizabeth St
Kensington VIC 3031

Hope to see you there! We'll have some nibblies and some fabric & kits to peruse. We wont be doing a demo print run, but maybe next time.

xx Lara.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Parting Gift

So, I fly out tonight. Off to Thailand and Laos for three wonderful weeks! I feel very lucky, indeed! It's my first time overseas and I'm sure you're wondering how I'm spending my final hours on Australian soil. Am I doing some last minute packing? Nope. Am I checking to see what important things I have forgotten? Nope. Am I enjoying one last lie down, before I spend the whole night on a plane? Nope.

I'm uploading photo's to our Flickr page so I can show you what fantastic new things we have in the shop!

As I know a few of you noticed a few posts back, we were making some screenprinted Italian wool felt scarves - well they were so popular and after a few emails from people asking if they were available...


They are each one-of-a-kind creations, completely handmade in the I&S studio (of course) and are deliciously, toasty warm! They're scrinted felt on the front, with a linen or cotton back, in case you're like me and don't like that scratchy feel 100% wool felt can have.


Oh, and I don't think we'll have any more after this batch are gone (there's only 10 there!!) so if you like a warm neck... :)


... we can help you out!

I'll speak to you all when I return from my adventuring (with bundles of amazing fabric, no doubt) - until then, I leave you in the incredibly capable hands of Bee & Larz :D

Adios amiga's!!

xx T

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Ink & Spindle!!!

the studio before and after
The Ink & Spindle studio - one year ago and today
(Teegs edit: Gosh, it sure looks 'lived in' these days, that's for sure... and there's Jus from Mixtape mixing inks with me! Hi Jus!)

We just remembered whilst eating lunch - today is Ink & Spindle's first birthday!!

We signed our lease exactly 1 year ago today. Which feels simultaneously forever ago and just yesterday.

xx L

Haven't you seen it yet?

We're in this months Home Beautiful magazine, how exciting! Yay! (Teegs edit: I think you mean OMG! OMG! OMG! A single "yay!" doesn't really seem to encompass the awesomeness of our first printed thingie!! C'mon, Bee, let out a squeal!)


Friday, July 10, 2009

She's back!


Bee has returned to us after spending 3 wonderful weeks visiting family and friends back in the Netherlands. She went home specifically to attend her best friend Charlotte's wedding - such fun! And, much to my total jealousy, she even spent some amazing time in Paris! *sigh...*

Bee & I have a week over overlap before I head off on my own exciting adventure to Thailand & Laos! (So excited - I leave on Wednesday!! Yay!) So anyway, I thought I'd better give you an update on the happenings around here! Hmmm, so we haven't blogged in weeks... Y'know what? We haven't got any news. Larz and I have just been printing and doing admin. We have basically just been attempting to get ourselves organised for the Sydney Stitches & Craft Show. It's looming ever closer, and as usual we're feeling the pressure! Eep!

Oh, wait! I just remembered - there is one exciting bit of news- we are going to our first private Lace lesson tonight! Though, I'm very ashamed to admit, Lara has finished her homework, and I have not. I think I might loose my status as Teacher's Pet this week. That doesn't sit well with me... Will let you know how that works out!

xx T