It's this time of the year! Yes, time for new arm warmers and leg warmers! Ok, the arm warmers have beed around for a bit longer, but I made the leg warmers for my last online market. Oh, btw, this was my last event of this kind as I will step away from these for the foreseeable future and focus on other things IRL (more on that soon). Now, grab a cup of hot tea (or mulled wine) and have a look:
It seems everything is a bit more back to "normal", and I have quite a few alternative markets coming up this year - both online and live in person. This post includes all dates I know of so far. I'm sewing something new to premiere for each one, and only what's not sold will make it into the Etsy shop. So, get your calendar and put these in; they're going to be fab!
This week, I have a few new creations for you - yes, something I haven't offered like this before. I call it my mini winter collection because it is a handmade sweater and three beanie hats. I'm still working on reducing my stash and using what I have to create one-off pieces. This time, I dug through my sweatshirt and french terry knits to keep you warm in style.
These three rows of bullets were my second ever screen printing design back in 2012, and I'm still using the same screen for the bullet back patches. They were designed with a photograph of a bullet belt that wasn't even my own - I didn't have one then; they were so expensive (well, still are). Now, I used it to create this new but original bullet print collection.
You probably know, I love to alter second-hand clothing for a unique punk look - upcycling from basic into favourite pieces - so why not do some for the shop as well? I love black denim skirts, and whenever I see one in a charity shop, I take it home. I ended up with a few too much and in need of some more products for the last market. I hope you like how these turned out a much as I do!
I'm currently filling the shop with all the new products I made for the markets. This is part one, introducing handpainted zipper pouches with new designs and an old style of handbags that I haven't made for a long time. Even the cut fabric was laying around for ages - no idea why - they turned out gorgeous. In the end, I also added a new homeware item. All of these make great unique gifts! ;)
After a very successful market the last weekend, I'd like to quickly present you the new products, before they're all gone: Three of six leg warmer pairs and one of two belt bags in the latest style, that I've shown you in a custom creations post recently. They hit the Etsy shop today, and as always, you can find detailed information and more pictures over there.
Back in 2010, I had a collection based on some punk T-shirts that I turned into skirts, tops, pants and other things - look at the collage below! It was punk as fuck, and that's what I named it. I felt a strong pull to my roots recently when I re-discovered not one but two boxes full of band shirts that I collected for these kinds of pieces. I pulled out the first few and let my creativity run wild. I present you: Punk as Fuck Recharged!
If you missed the online market, this is for you. Summer is here, and we are finally allowed to go out again, so a belt bags comes in handy on a walk through the town or an evening in the beer garden. If you need to carry around a bit more - a small grocery shopping after work or a sixpack and a jacket for meeting friends in the park - the new shoulder bags are just right.
I know, it took way too long for these to hit the shop. I would love to create extensive collections and bring them out at once with a cool lookbook and everything. But this is still a side hustle, and only I end up holding creations back because I think they're not ready. So I went ahead with making product photos, and now all three items with the moon phases are finally available, plus a new (old) vest.