Friday, November 26, 2010

Tall Rabbit is going to University!

That’s right! It’s off to UWA on Sunday with a swag of goodies – all for you! So come down to the Tall Rabbit stall at the Perth Upmarket, upstairs in Winthrop Hall, from 9 – 4 and you’ll be sure to find a Christmas present or two – and a little something for yourself as well! Everybody wins!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Made on the Left Christmas Market!

Don't forget it's the Made on the Left Christmas Market this weekend! I'll be there on the Saturday with lots of new goodies! To find out all the other cool stallholders, go here

Made on the Left Christmas Market
Upstairs at The Saint Hotel
2 Morris Rd, Innaloo 
10am - 4pm, Sat 13th & Sun 14th November
There will be different designers each day!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monster Craft Fair

Sunday was the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School MONSTER Craft Fair & Open Day. I wasn’t there but I did do the cute little monster illustration for the poster! The poster was designed by the monsterously talented Bronwyn Rogers. I hope everyone who went had a great time with all the little monsters!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I’ve been blogged!

The real Gobbolino (right) – can he recognise himself now?

It’s always exciting to find that I’ve been mentioned in a blog – someone I’ve never met likes my work! Well today I’ve found out I’ve been featured on two blogs!! Supreme excitement!
Firstly Jess of Epheriell Designs posted about the picture of her cat Gobbolino that I did as part of an art swap a while ago. She loves it but happened to mention Gobbolino actually has a stubby tail which I hadn’t noticed when looking at photos of him. I couldn’t resist “fixing up” Gobbolino’s portrait to make it more accurate – I think his stubby tail is cute!
Next up, my Loch Ness Monster brooch was chosen by Amanda of Calico & Co in her selection of contemporary Australian handmade brooches - a great selection if I may say so myself!
Thanks Jess and Amanda! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Semi-Permanent Perth 2010

(Left to right) Little Design Horse, Clare Martin, Tin&Ed, 
Leif Podhajsky, Beastman and the Semi-Permanent goodies

A few weeks ago, it was Perth’s turn for the Semi-Permanent conference, and while it is significantly smaller than the eastern states’ incarnation, it is still worth getting along to if you are interested in creative events. This year it was held in The Bakery (which looked surprisingly similar considering it had been closed for renovations for so long...). It wasn’t the best venue for a conference because the seats were not very comfortable and they weren’t tiered meaning we had to peer between people’s heads to see the pictures. First up was Little Design Horse who told about the jetsetting life of a textile designer and their latest venture of Future Shelter. I was quite jealous of all their machines including the laser cutter, the silkscreen printer and the screenprint drying machine - I was imagining how many hours I could save if I didn’t have to iron my prints to heat set them! Next was Clare Martin, a photographer who showed some of her photos, mostly of people from ‘ghetto’ areas in Canada and America who were often drug addicts – some of these images were quite confronting. After a short break came Leif Podhajsky, a graphic designer with some unusual views. He had some techniques which seemed a little dodgy e.g. using images from porn websites or scanned in from old magazines without permission and then altering them. After an extremely short lunchbreak (too short to get any lunch as we found out when we got back and the next speaker had already started!) was Beastman, an artist who does a lot of grafitti type work i.e. painting on walls. I liked his idea of getting a group of artist friends together and organising an exhibition to promote all of them. That’s something I’d like to do, if only I knew enough artists! Lastly were Tin&Ed who seem to have got some pretty good opportunities to do some interesting work. Overall, it was a good day to hear about how other creative people work and we came away with a Semi-Permanent book, bag and some posters! Yay for free stuff!

I’m in an etsy treasury!

I've just discovered that one of my items has made an appearance in an etsy treasury! A treasury is a collection of items for sale on etsy curated by anyone who wants to do it, usually to a theme. This treasury was all to do with bubbles and my fish bowl brooch was included. Thanks to porchswingafghans for including me in my very first treasury!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tall Rabbit on Etsy!

The long awaited Tall Rabbit etsy shop is now up and running! I’ve got some of my cute brooches up and will be adding more items in the next few weeks. So what are you waiting for? Buy buy buy! J

Friday, September 17, 2010

Upmarket Update

 Sunday was the longest Upmarket ever! There was a secret early opening at 8am for Upmarket newsletter subscribers but it seemed that most of you preferred to sleep in! The crowds came at a more decent hour and snapped up the new Tall Rabbit pencils for, I presume, writing literary masterpieces and scribbling brilliant doodles.

Friday, September 10, 2010

It’s the September Upmarket!

I’ll have a stall at the Perth Upmarket on Sunday, upstairs in Winthrop Hall, UWA. Everything is guaranteed to be cute! 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Market Review

The first Handmade Children’s Market was on Saturday. The Melville Civic Hall is a cool old building and it was brightened up by all the colourful stalls. There were lots of good things for babies and children, unfortunately, there just weren’t enough customers! As a wise old rabbit once said, “Invisible rabbits have invisible wallets,” or something like that.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Market

There’s a new market starting up called the Handmade Children’s Market featuring – you guessed it – handmade items for children! The very first one is on this Saturday so come and help support this great idea! I’ll be there from 9am to 1pm ready to provide you with cuteness! It’s in the main hall at Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon with entry off Davy St (behind Garden City). See you there!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Animal Band!

Introducing the newest coolest rock band in town… “Animal Band”! This four member group has burst out of nowhere to become the hottest local talent in the Perth music scene since 2001. Featuring a rockin’ rabbit on guitar, a crazy critter on bass, a frenzied fox on vocals and a boisterous bear on drums, you can see them immortalised in print in the Victoria Park Art Awards, displayed at The Park Centre. And it’s for sale!

Update: "Animal Band" has been sold! It has now been sent off with its new mystery owner!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Handmade swap!

I recently took part in a handmade/art swap – it was fun! I did this cat picture for Jessica of Epheriell Designs. It is her cat Gobbolino who features in her blog. I hope she likes it! Now I just have to sit back and wait for some mystery goodies to arrive for me!

If you’d like to be involved in the art swap, let me know!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Let’s dress up!

I’ve redesigned my dress up bunnies and teddies from A4 to a more compact A5 size. They still have the same cute outfits, it’s just a different layout. Therefore, I’m selling off the old format CHEAP in my made it store. You can choose from the bunnies or the teddies or even get both! Did you know the bunny clothes fit the teddies and the teddy clothes fit the bunnies? And they don’t mind sharing! They can even be persuaded to cross dress but they’re equally comfortable in the nude. You’ll find out all this and more if you take them home! See for yourself!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Saint Lefticus

The Made on the Left market was on at the new venue of The Saint on the weekend and it was quite popular! One could even imagine that the patron saint of WA handmade markets, St Lefticus, was looking over us! I had a fun day! Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Brooches!

Here are two of my new lasercut brooches – a rollerskating kitty and a scooting bear! There will be even more designs available at Made on the Left (including more animals wearing hats!)

Update: The scooting bear brooch is now available on my etsy shop!

New badge sets!

Good things come in pairs!

Friday, July 16, 2010

New cards!

My new card designs are from my ‘animals with hats’ series. These are the peeking puppy, the courting bear, the posh cat and the party bird. I encourage all animals reading this blog to go and put on a hat, posthaste!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Market Ahoy!

It’s just over a week until the next Made on the Left market, at a brand new venue – the Saint Hotel (2 Morris Road, Innaloo)! It’s on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of July with different designers on each day. I will be there on the Saturday from 10 – 4 and I’m looking forward to it! Over the next few days, I will be featuring some of my new products which will be available at the market so come back soon for a preview!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Envelope Project

Inspired by Blainie, I decided to decorate an envelope for Meet Me at Mike’s Envelope Project. To participate, you have to decorate an envelope, put some cute crafty things in it and send it off to their super cool store in Melbourne where they will display them all in the window. I made an envelope out of an A4 sheet of paper and drew some funny little pictures on the front and back which I coloured in with scented coloured pencils (so it will smell extra good after all that travelling). Inside, I put some little stickers, some of my badge pictures and one of my cupcake gift cards. 
I then went to the Post Office and demanded the cutest stamp they had, which happened to be this kookaburra from the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Now it is on its way – Bon Voyage little envelope!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Perth Upmarket

Sunday was Tall Rabbit’s first appearance at the Perth Upmarket and boy oh boy were there a lot of people! I managed to snap a quick photo of my stand before the hoards of people came rushing in. It was also the first appearance of lots of exciting new Tall Rabbit products including mini notebooks, badge sets, a new range of cards, lasercut brooches and my business cards!
If you missed out, don’t worry, I’ll be at the next Made on the Left market at the Saint Hotel, Innaloo on Saturday the 17th of July. Hop on down!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Etsy’s 5th Birthday

Friday 18th June was Etsy’s 5th birthday so they decided everyone should celebrate! Etsy Craft Parties were organised around the world, including one here in Perth! It was at the Saint Hotel in Innaloo (the venue for the upcoming Made on the Left market) so we decided to hop along and join in the crafting celebrations. It was also a good opportunity to meet some other crafty Perth people, including Anna and Orlando, the crochet champions!  There were all kinds of activities happening including making bunting for the Made on the Left market, screenprinting, envelope decoration, knitting, crochet, origami, jewellery making, my little ponies, a craft supplies swap, photographing and plenting of talking. We even had a birthday cake with extremely festive orange icing. Thanks to Lauren for organising the night!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New business cards!

That’s right! Get excited! I have some new business cards! They are pretty cute (as you should expect). You’ll be able to pick one up from my stall at the Perth Upmarket. There are 10 different images on the backs so make sure you get your favourite! The front has my contact details, including this blog address, so now you have no excuse for not visiting! In fact, now that you’re here, why don’t you become a follower? Or leave a comment and say hi! Tall Rabbit would like that very much. Tall Rabbit can refer to ourselves in the third person and in plural now that Tall Rabbit is important enough to have our own business cards!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Crochet Poodles

I love almost anything in the shape of a poodle and considering my increasing lack of space, a useful poodle is even better. This poodle is extremely useful in covering bottles so instead of opening your cupboards and looking like an alcoholic, you can instead look like a crazy poodle freak, which is much better. Unfortunately, I only have a talcum powder bottle poodle cover which is not nearly as exciting as this suave Pierre covering your finest bottle of peach schnapps. The crochet cover girl seems to agree. She's found a new best friend! One day I hope to be able to crochet well enough so I can have my very own fancy booze hound.

Monday, May 24, 2010

My new favourite magazine!

On my recent trip to Melbourne, I came across Uppercase magazine and I love it! It is for "the creative and curious" and it's all the way from Canada. Starting from the exquisite cover by Matte Stephens through to the very last superbly designed page, there is something interesting! It covers illustration, design, craft, textiles, books, films and so much more!  Unfortunately, there is only one stockist in the whole of the country so who knows when I will get my next copy. Until then, I can clutch at my precious edition of issue 5 and sigh over its brilliance.

Monday, May 17, 2010


If you received the latest Perth Upmarket newsletter, you will already know that I will be a vendor at the next market in June! I am very excited and working on some new products for my Upmarket debut.
It is on Sunday the 27th June in Winthrop Hall at UWA. Put it in your diary!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Birthday cards

I have added some birthday cards to my made it shop so get over there if you want to buy any!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Festival fun!

It's Perth Festival time again and there have been a huge variety of acts from around the world. It's a great time of year but also an extremely busy and expensive one! My highlights so far have been Wunderschön with Meow Meow and Die Roten Punkte. I have their super hit songs Ich bin Nicht ein Roboter (I am a Lion) and Super Musikant stuck in my head! Those crazy Germans! And I cannot forget to mention the photo booth at Beck's Box - such fun!

Monday, January 18, 2010


I am obsessed with poodles. Poodles poodles poodles! I especially like old poodle figurines like these two with their spaghetti fur, red lipstick and pink flowers on their heads. So divine!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Unwrapped update

It's nearly a month since the Unwrapped market and I've almost recovered....
It was a disappointing day - very VERY hot (rumoured to have reached 40 degrees C) and not as well attended as I had hoped. There was hardly any shade with customers and stall holders huddled under the meagre umbrellas. Thank goodness the predicted thunderstorms did not arrive! The grassed area had turned into a dusty sandpit leaving me and my products covered in a fine layer of grit by the end of the day. And then the wind came and started blowing things over. I have vowed never to do an outdoor market again!