Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tall Rabbit's 2015

Another year has gone past and like every year, it seems to have been really quick! There have been new and exciting adventures in 2015 for Tall Rabbit, the biggest which was travelling to Sydney to exhibit at Oz Comic-Con! I also joined Instagram (follow me @tallrabbitgram) and loved it!  I did more pop-up shops with Montage Collective and markets with Made on the Left and designed new products. Not as many as I'd hoped but that just means I have even more planned for 2016! Thank you for supporting me and I hope to meet lots more of you in 2016! Long live Tall Rabbit! :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Montage at Milkd

I'm taking part in another Montage Collective pop-up shop - this time at Milkd Café, 48 Eighth Ave, Maylands. It's a new experience for us as we haven't set up with another business before but it does mean we can get yummy food and drinks while we work!

We'll be open 9:30 - 4:30 every day up to Christmas so make sure you pop in for some locally made Christmas gifts! Including these for the cupcake lover...

Neddynibbles cupcake purse and Tall Rabbit cupcake pocket mirror and earrings.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Pencil rainbow

I've been planning this for a while but I finally got my rainbow of pencils finished! Yay! 
I've made them into mini brooches for all those cute stationery appreciators! 

Market season is over!

Unusually for me, I've finished all my Christmas markets for the year before December! I had three hot weekends of outdoor markets and I'm glad to be able to stay inside for the rest of the hot weather! Here are some photos from the Made on the Left Christmas markets which was in Forrest Place, Perth.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tall Rabbit in November

I've got a few markets coming up in November, it's going to be a busy month!

You'll be able to find me at:

Beaufort Street Festival

Saturday 14th November, 12pm - 9pm in the Psaros Business Incubator marquee which will be in the carpark next to Ace Pizza, 448 Beaufort St, Highgate.

Made on the Left Christmas markets
Sat 21st & Sun 22nd November, 10am - 5:30pm in Forrest Place, Perth. I'll be there both days!

Etsy Made Local Perth
Saturday 28th November, 10am - 4pm in the State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard, cnr William St and James St, Northbridge

Tall Rabbit out in the world!

I always like to see where my work ends up. Here are some photos from Instagram and if you'd like to show some Tall Rabbit in your life, just hashtag #tallrabbit! I can't wait to see more!

Clockwise from top left: @teaandcraft wearing her ghost brooch, @alicedaisyy's Halloween jewellery, 
@the_teadrinker wearing her alpaca brooch and @misssugarspice's brooch collection.
If you want to find me on Instagram, my account is @tallrabbitgram and I'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cosplay in Sydney

There were a LOT of people and a lot of good costumes at Sydney Oz Comic-Con which always makes things interesting. Here are a few!

Tall Rabbit on tour

This September, Tall Rabbit went on an adventure to Sydney! I packed as much cuteness as possible and jumped on a plane to the other side of the country to go to Sydney Oz Comic-Con. It was a fun trip and hopefully introduced a few more people to Tall Rabbit in my plan for world domination!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Letterpress magic

I recently did a letterpress workshop at The Little Press. I've loved letterpress for ages and always wanted to try it out and when I saw this workshop which allowed you to print your own design, I knew it was for me!
I decided I wanted to to a poodle design but then it turned into a unicorn poodle which I liked even more! 

The photopolymer plate of my unipoodle design with some paper samples

The workshop was run by Emily and Rob from their spacious West Perth studio and was a small group of six. We split into two groups, one setting up the presses while the other mixed the inks. We used one of two hand operated presses, called Little Leo and Lilian, to print our designs.

My poodlecorn on the inked up press, Lilian

Everything has to be just right to get a perfect print which includes adjusting the amount of ink, the height of the paper, the pressure and lots of other little things. But it turned out well in the end!

Poodlecorns on a selection of papers, including a handmade one by one of the other participants.

After a yummy lunch of pumpkin soup and turkish bread, we had time for a little experimenting with the old woodblock type which Emily was lucky enough to find on a trip to India.

I had a fun day and would love to do it again and make a friend for my magical poodlecorn!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tickle the alpacas!

Tickle the Imagination magazine is a great publication that comes out of Western Australia and is devoted to creativity, in particular handmade, craft and design. The latest issue, number 20, had a feature on llamas and alpacas which included my alpaca necklaces! It also has lots of other interesting and creative things inside and I recommend checking it out! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

PICA Salon 2015

I managed to pop in to PICA to check out the PICA Salon 2015 exhibition and was greeted by two hairy gargoyle type creatures with glowing eyes! These guardian sphinxes were by Tarryn Gill and influenced by The Never-Ending Story. They were made of stockings stretched around foam and stitched up and were a pretty good welcome to the exhibition.
'Guardian (Light Sphinx)' (detail) by Tarryn Gill

Another highlight was the Pip & Pop wall. Pip & Pop is Perth artist, Tanya Schultz, whose installation works I have enjoyed for a while. They are always bright and fantastical and often made of sugar and glitter! This is the first time I have seen 2-D work by her and I love it! There is a lot of cute in the kaleidoscopic wallpapers - if you look closely you might find kittens, plastic flowers, owls, cupcakes and of course, lots of glitter!

'Inside this dream', 2015, Adhesive wallpaper (detail)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Made on the Left winter market

For the past few months, I've been madly working away to help organise and prepare for the Made on the Left market, which was on Sunday. For the first time it was held at the Perth Concert Hall and it turned out to be a pretty good venue, with lots of natural light. It was filled with over 70 local designers, lots of customers and four local music acts. Unfortunately, I was running around doing organisational things so much that I didn't get to spend much time at my stall or to get any photos! Luckily, I had a very capable helper to serve my customers and Louise Simonette was there to take photos. Thanks guys!  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Superpowered Supanova

It was another busy year at Supanova with the crowds going wild for Nathan Fillion! But my highlight was when my favourite superhero, Wonder Woman, and her pal Batgirl came to check out my stall. Maybe some of their superpowers rubbed off onto my things!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wall alpacas!

Here's one of my newer pieces – an alpaca wall plaque! For all the times you've wanted an alpaca on your wall but couldn't get it to stick. Luckily, this one comes with a hook on its back for easy attachment. Yay for alpacas!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Postcards for me 2!

Here are some more postcards I've received from being part of Postcrossing. They are from Finland, Russia, England, Japan (this one had some cute stamps on too!), USA, Germany and Belgium.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Montage of Montage

There are only 2 weeks left of Montage pop-up shop at 224b William St, Northbridge! Here are some alluring photos to entice you in...

Bunnies! Lamonster dress, Anna Hadwin Crochet, Loco Lepus brooch, Osmosis brooch,
Tall Rabbit picture holder and bunny studs.

Ali J print and Anna Hadwin Crochet

(Clockwise from top left) Eeva Margita zine, Tall Rabbit bookmark, Fluid Ink Letterpress card,
Tall Rabbit unicat print, Samantha Hughes cat hoop, Osmosis necklace.

Penguin pals! Tall Rabbit brooch set and Anna Hadwin Crochet 

Fluid Ink Letterpress card and Eden Dreams necklace

(Clockwise from top left) Simpicity Looms woven necklace, Ali J wood sculptures,
Little Makery felt ball garland, Osmosis coasters, Scrumpy Soaps, Liz Briggs beaded bracelet,
Fluid Ink Letterpress gift tags, Little Makery party spoons, Tall Rabbit ice-cream brooch.
Tall Rabbit pandas!

You can find all this and more in-store but only until Saturday, 30th May. Don't miss out!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Montage #11!

Montage Pop-up Shop is back again... for the 11th time! We're at 224b William St, Northbridge and we have seven Montage regulars and lots of guest artists. We will be there until the end of May so make sure you pop in soon! I have a few new items including a coffee pot brooch, deer and alpaca wall plaques and a pretty awesome unicorn cat print, all exclusive to Montage!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Postcards for me!

I'm pleased to say I've been getting some interesting and unusual postcards from around the world through taking part in Postcrossing. These are from Germany, the Netherlands, France, Taiwan and Romania. I love getting surprises in the letterbox!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Uppercase lowdown

One of my favourite magazines is Uppercase from Canada and I was very excited to find out that the creator/designer/editor, Janine Vangool was coming to the Perth Writers Festival! She was on a few panels speaking about magazines with people from Dumbo Feather, Kinfolk, Smith Journal and Alphabet Family Journal. I was impressed to hear how she can produce a whole magazine by herself every few months and still have time to spend with her family and to sleep! After the talks, I got to meet her and she is a very nice lady :) She even wrote a lovely message in my copy of the latest Uppercase. Such a happy fangirl moment!

Postcards from the past (and the Giants)

I've been featuring postcards a lot lately so it's on theme to mention the postcards I got from the Giants' farewell performance. The Giants arrived in Perth with a matching amount of hype and took over the city for three days. I went along on the Saturday and Sunday and it was mayhem! I did get to see the Giants up close on Saturday and from a distance on Sunday when they left via the Swan River. 

Part of the procession involved postcards shooting from cannons which I collected a few of. From what I can gather, they were reproductions of old postcards from war times and some were from the Postcards from Home project. This project involved people writing messages to Anzac soldiers who inspired them. There are some great images of Perth in the early 1900s with trams and horse drawn carts and wide streets (some buildings are still recognisable!). There were also reproductions of postcards sent home by the soldiers showing places they'd been such as Egypt and France and also one showing a burial on the battlefield. The postcards were linked to the Giants' story by a young girl in Albany who sent morse code messages to soldiers as they sailed away to war. Her story was featured in a giant book read to the Girl Giant who then got the idea to send morse code messages to the Diver Giant at the bottom of the sea by blowing bubbles into the ocean with a didgeridoo. At  least, I think this is what happened!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More rabbit mail!

I'm still enjoying making postcards to send to people around the world through Postcrossing!
This lot is going to Finland, Germany, Japan and Russia! Bon voyage!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A zombie has my keys!

Every so often I deviate from the cutesy and come up with something like this zombie. It's still kind of cute though! It's now available from my etsy shop. Beware! It likes brains...

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Tall Rabbit is on Instagram! Follow me!
I'll be sharing cute things, my work, cute pets and more!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tall Rabbit in the mail!

I recently found out about postcrossing where you send and receive postcards to/from random people around the world. I thought that sounded like fun so I signed up and got my first 5 addresses. Yay! I was particularly excited to get my first recipient in Germany because I'm a bit obsessed with Deutschland. I decided to adapt some of my designs to postcards and here's my first batch - they will be going to Germany, Russia, Belarus, Japan and USA. Tall Rabbit's going around the world!