Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Off to spotlight I went...

Ok so I took myself off to spotlight today to gather some supplies for a certain little girls 1st birthday present.

I am making her:

A Tutu using this tutorial from knewbeiknitter
A Wand using a kaiser star coaster and piece of dowel, i'm going to paint it pink and put pink, purple jewels and ribbon to decorate it.
I am also going to make her a little head piece, with ribbon
and contemplating doing wings and an appliqué top with some sort of princess reference.

Keep posted for the final results!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Damn Damn Damn!!!

I went off to the local trash and treasure market today, as I was scanning the items, amongst the potty's and endless array of glass wears, I stumbled upon a box, this box contained a Gocco, don't know what a gocco is? Well it is a screen printing machine from the seventies.

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Print Gocco system
Print Gocco system

Gocco (プリントゴッコ Purinto Gokko?, "Print Gocco") is a self-contained compact color printing system invented in 1977 by Noboru Hayama. Gocco became immensely popular in Japan and it is estimated that one-third of Japanese households own a Print Gocco system.[1]

Using flash bulbs similar to those found in old cameras, an original image is thermally imprinted on a master screen.

The name "print gocco" is derived from the Japanese word gokko (ごっこ?), loosely translated as make-believe play. Riso Kagaku president Noboru Hayama explained, "We [as kids] learned rules and knowledge through make-believe play. The spirit of play is an important cultural asset. I thought that I wanted to leave "play" in the product's name."

In December 2005, Gocco’s parent company, Riso Kagaku Corporation, announced it would end production of the Gocco system due to low sales in Japan. An Internet campaign was started to find a new home for the product.

As of June 2007, Riso Kagaku Corporation had resumed production of several lines of Print Gocco units and they were available in Japan and through limited import retail stores in the United States.

On May 30, 2008, the Riso Kagaku Corporation announced that it will stop shipping Gocco printers in June 2008. They blamed the sharp decline in demand for their printers on the increase in use of home computers and printers. They will continue producing supplies for the printers until further notice. Information provided by the Japan Corporate News Network

I couldn't remember if this is what I had been seeing around being used by Elsie to make her cute little prints. But of course it was and it had everything in it, including paint!!!!

Gah I could kick myself! :( It didn't have a price on it but can't imagine it would have gone for much. Ah well off to trawl Ebay.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The froggy has landed!

As promised the froggy I made for a friend for her soon to be born bubba!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Frogs are stuffed and a I got a softie!!

The frogs are done, I so want to show them off but I will hold my self back until the receivers receive them lol.

But I can show you the softie I recieved from My maternal softie swap partner :)

I have named him George :D

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Flat frogs to fat frogs!

I have been sewing up a storm! I have been for the last 2 days making 3 frogs, the same as the one I made for the softie swap. One if for a lover of all things frog, I was asked to make him/her in a vintagey fabric, I hope she likes it. The second one is for a little baby boy (who is still baking) his mumma asked me to pick fabric with blues and greens in it. I love the fabric I have chosed for this one. I won't post any pics till the recievers have recieved their froggies but I am enjoying making them. Oh and the third froggy is for Kate (my sis) he is a spotty frog, currently he is disembodied and without a face but he will be all together in no time.