Monday, October 8, 2007


I started making scarflettes several years ago, and gave it a rest over the last summer... then got distracted by a bunch of new scarf designs and forgot to make some more scarflettes for this years Southern Hemisphere winter :-/ But I'm back on track with them now.
I have changed my designs ever so slightly, for more comfort, warmth, wearability etc. I have found that they are a great way to use special
fabric that I only have small quantities of and special vintage buttons that I have been hoarding, waiting for the right project to come along.
I actually made a few of these scarflettes for myself (for a change :-), and I love wearing them. The soft cotton flannelette lining means they are really soft and warm against your skin. And they sit nice and flat, not bulky like a fully grown scarf :-) here is me wearing my Japanese Plum Scarflette.
Here is the Sunshine Scarflette, which is made using some very bright and happy vintage fabric that I picked up from the Camberwell Market a few years ago. I lined it with a very soft, lemon and white gingham print cotton flannelette, and it closes with a sweet little vintage glass button with a happy little yellow bird on it that I got from the button lady.
I also made this very cute Mushroom Scarflette, using extremely sweet Japanese canvas with a colourful mushroom print. I love using this canvas, it sews up really well and sits nicely.

I love this colourway, but I also have access to several other colourways that I'm looking forward to experi- menting with.
I've also made a few scarflettes that I have screen printed images onto, but I haven't managed to photograph those yet, so you'll just have to wait for another day :-)
I have been doing quite a few
experiments with my screen printing recently. Screen printing onto suede for bags, and some little girls summer dresses and scarves, so I think that's what I'll write about next. Until then, farewell from Camp Shara :-)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Branching Out...

I have been branching out recently, and setting up a few new stores, in a few different venues. I figure it can't hurt to have my name and my products out there multiple times for more people to possibly see.
My new store at Dawanda is here and my new store at Felt is here.
Dawanda is based in Germany and has a big European selling base. It's quite interesting to see the differences in the types of items, the quality of the items and the styles when the majority of the sellers are based in Europe, as opposed to Etsy, where the vast majority of sellers are American based. Dawanda has some really interesting features (I haven't figured them all out yet, but give me time :-). The Style Lab is really interesting, and I'm looking forward to adding something of my own there.
Felt is a New Zealand based site, which is relatively new. It's a very attractive site to navigate around, which is always a plus. At the moment there aren't too many sellers there, but it's growing. So if you're looking for a new selling venue for your handmade goodness then why not set up shop on Felt. You definitely won't have to worry about getting buried by the 50,000 other sellers listing their goods! Felt has lots of really great products listed already, so it is worth a look.
I still have my Etsy shop, which you can see here.
Obviously I'm hoping that having my products in so many different places will get me a bit more exposure, therefore helping to raise a bit more revenue :-) So, once I hit the big time I'll be buying that tropical island where I'll have my farm with miniature dachshunds, a couple of donkey's, some chooks, a few alpaca's, a pair of goats, and a studio for me, with lots of natural light, to create in :-)

Welcome to my Blog!

So, here I am. I finally decided to start my own Blog after spending so much time reading everyone else's.
I'm not really sure what I'll be putting in this blog. I guess I'll just keep you updated with what I'm making.
Stay tuned for more!