13 December 2010

Getting a bit serious

Did you have a good weekend? I did, but it was spent working, superhard.
I am excited to show you some pictures of what I've been making for my business. I have tested and trialled and errored but I'm finally coming up trumps! It's been a bit hard but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

As I told you all on Friday my little label is called Joey Nomad, and it is called Joey Nomad for two reasons:
Joe was the name of my late dad, whose simple message 'just do it' gave me the kick up the butt to go and see if I can make a more creative life for myself. He got very excited about some pants I made out of old Tshirts for my niece, and urged me to try and do something with the idea. So this venture is a small and fitting tribute to him. And I am a bit nomadic - me and my husband have lived all over the place before we ended up in Australia, and I can often be found snoozing in an economy class seat flying back home. So that's how the name came about!

My work has a lot to do with re-thinking clothing and textiles. I screen-print children's clothes and I make children's clothes out of recycled materials. And there are also some bits and bobs for grown up people. I use recycled, organic and remnant materials wherever I can.  I am slowly working towards a bigger goal, and once that's a bit clearer in my own head I will share it! It's all a bit scary. I am quite freaked out my first market this week - more on that later!
I hope you like my little bits and bobs.

Screenprinted toddler dress, organic cotton/linen
Screenprinted canvas
My labels are cute! 


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! 

11 comments:

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Hello, I've been following your blog and too make clothing, bits and pieces out of recycled and vintage fabrics and trims. Did you print your own labels? They look lovely xo HOpe you can stop by and visit my blog!

Ames and Tash said...

Your creations are great and a very fitting tribute to your Dad. Wonderful!

Carla said...

Lovely work and all the best with your new venture!

Umatji said...

well done you - looks great - top idea for the print

shine little light* said...

GAH! These are super awesometastic! That little dress is just so so cute, and I love your concept. Best of luck! Deep breathes! *s*

Love_Again said...

love the story behind the name for your label :)

Tania said...

Everything is perfect. Breathe easy, lady. PERFECT.

MildlyCrafty said...

Congratulations on having the courage to "just do it"! Best of luck!

Septembre said...

love your creativity....and your brand name, cute!!!

Care of Nicole said...

So cool...congratulations!

the textured leaf said...

I adore your print/logo! Absolutely divine and inspiring. Hope all goes well for the market. I did my first one recently and I know how youre feeling. A girlfriend is showing me how to do some screenprinting tonight and im so excited :)