Tuesday, December 31, 2013

new stockist...My Little Empire

A new addition to my suburb is a great little shop called My Little Empire.  With its newly painted interior and exterior and polished concrete floors, it's a breath of fresh air for the local shopping strip.
 My Little Empire is a one of kind homewares-interiors-design shop.  I popped in when it opened and met owner Lauren who is bright, bubbly and full of enthusiasm for her new store.  Lauren is filling the shop with bright and colourful homewares such as peacock beds and chairs, ceramics, cushions, jewellery, mexican crosses and skulls, candles, interiors books, succulents.  The list goes on, she has new stock arriving each week and it's new and fresh which I love.
We got chatting about things, I told her I lived in the neighbourhood with my kids going to the local school and how I am a maker of fabric word arts etc.  Lauren was really interested and asked me to bring some frames in and I am happy to say My Little Empire is now a stockist for Gozi & Pop word arts.  For my information about My Little Empire you can follow here on facebook and instagram  user name my_little_empire

Proud new owner Lauren on the right!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Essentials gift guide again!!!

Opening the Sunday Melbourne Age newspaper this morning I was greeted with a nice surprise..

 my appliqued map of Australia is featured in the gift guide today

these framed Australia's  are currently available from Davies & son, 520 Hampton Street, Hampton,  and also from Page 8, 188 Main Street, Mornington, Victoria

They are in a lovely white frame which lets the fabrics really pop out!
I like to mix around the fabrics so each Australia is a little different.  The fabrics are so bright and vibrant.  

My latest creations are some larger maps in a hanging style with some famous Australian sayings 

they are quite time consuming, I cut all the pieces out by hand, including the lettering.  Then it is all evenly placed onto the backing fabric and carefully machine stitched around each state, and around each letter.

I am making more maps in the hanging style as they will be much easier to post. I find people like to give these as presents to friends and family overseas.

If you would like more information about my maps please email to goziandpop@optusnet.com.au

Here's a giant one I made earlier this year

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A few things I made this week and some decorations around our home...

a patchwork Santa sack

kids are loving the advent surprises each day

appliqued cushion for my friend's birthday (she loves elephants)
found this elephant fabric in Spotlight, so I cut around the edges, sewed it on to calico and made it into a cushion

decorating the tree

another advent calender I made and hung with a stick found at the park

and we can't wait

a felted heart

little calico bag for treats with a stamped message

knitted decorations from local market

more knitted goodness from local market

How do you like to decorate your home?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Sunday Age Christmas Essentials...

Super excited to find my advent bunting in todays Melbourne Sunday Age in the Christmas Essentials guide...

Be quick, there are only a limited number available from these stockists
They come in different designs..all one of a kind.

Davies & Son
520 Hampton Street

Page 8
188 Main Street 

little hanging birdie is in there too

For further enquiries please email goziandpop@optusnet.com.au