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|
|My labels are cute!|