Kitty tells a tale

Autumn collection

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

Kitty’s Autumn Awesomeness collection is in stores now and on Etsy Take a squiz at the slide show for the latest fabrics from the Kitty Came Home Autumn 2011 collection.

If you have a retail outlet & are looking to stock Kitty Came Home then please feel free to download the latest order sheet

You could be a lucky winner

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Here’s your chance to win one of four Nanna Knitted Brooches.
Frankie magazine giveaway

Head over to the Frankie website for details. Good luck!

Knitting Nancy’s

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Knitting Nancy Dives In is an exhibition being put together by the lovely ladies at Irving Baby for this years Adelaide Fringe. Kitty Came Home was invited to take part, YAY!

This will be the second Knitting Nancy show following the very successful Knitting Nancy Exhibition last Fringe.

Knitting Nancy

After the success of “Knitting Nancy” in the Adelaide Fringe 2010 “Nancy” is back with her old buddies and lots of new friends ready to “Dive In” for Adelaide Fringe 2011. Knitting needles have click clacked and crochet hooks have loop de looped to create a crafty underwater world in Irving Baby’s shop window. What will appear in the woolen depths? Fish, shells, monsters of the deep…maybe a submarine? Visit “Knitting Nancy Div…es In” to see this group of artists work inspired by the beauty and strangeness of one of the worlds most treasured resources.

Take a sneek peek at what Nanna Coral has been knitting for Kitty Came Home, meet Arthur the Crab & Vera the Dolphin

Arthur the Crab

Vera the Dolphin

Want to see more, then check out this Flickr album

Knitting up a storm

Monday, January 17th, 2011

What a great way to start the year with some media attention focused on Kitty’s Nanna Knitted Brooches, YAY! Melbourne’s Sunday Age printed this little snippet:

Nanna Knitted Brooch

Thanks to Pip Carroll at Craft Victoria for getting behind this little promo. If you would like to treat yourself to one of these knitted brooches, you can snap them up for $15 and free postage within Australia at Kitty’s Etsy shop.

Summer collection

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

In stores now and on Etsy you will find the latest fabrics from the Kitty Came Home Summer collection. Take a peek at the slide show for just a taste!

Hooray for handmade!

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

This is a fantastic idea to support crafty makers everywhere, you can pledge to buy handmade here . Then I suggest a trip over to Etsy or other online sites dedicated to handmade & shop around the globe for this year’s Christmas shopping list. YAY FUN!
Having said that, don’t forget to support local handmade crafters who are supported through small businesses. Here are just a handful of my favourite places to shop for handmade in Australia:
Counter @ Craft Victoria
Urban Cow Studio
Little Salon
Made by Others
One Small Room
Collect @ Object

Christmas SALE 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

It’s on again and you’re invited, to the 4th annual Kitty Came Home Christmas SALE!

Held in the Crown & Sceptre’s upstairs function room, King William St, Adelaide from 12 midday – 6pm or until sold out.

Grab more details and RSVP on the Kitty Came Home Facebook page

To market, to market, to buy handmade designer goodies!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Kitty Came Home invites you to Bowerbird Bazaar, Adelaide’s best ever Design Market, this curated market event provides a platform for established and emerging designer makers to exhibit, promote and sell their wares!

Bowerbird Bazaar

Featuring a wonderful line-up of over 70 designer/makers from around Australia, an absolute haven for design hunters and a great opportunity to meet the makers behind the products and enjoy a unique shopping experience in a relaxed environment. I think I might be doing a bit of early Christmas shopping myself!

The fabulous Queens Theatre will be filled with beautiful products and a delicious array of local produce… great coffee, boutique wine, beer and gourmet delights. Here are some pictures I found on Flickr from the last Bowerbird Bazaar to tempt you…

The Kitty Came Home stall will be brimming with goodies including clutches from the latest Spring 2010 collection, A6 Journals, 2011 Diaries, Nanna Knitted delights and heaps more! A special discount of 20% off all stock for the weekend to anyone who is currently or who becomes a ‘fan’ of Kitty Came Home on Facebook HOORAH!

Put the date in your diary now and please, spread the word!

I look forward to seeing you there.


Sunny Sunshine Sparkle

Friday, September 10th, 2010

In stores now and on Etsy you will find the latest fabrics from the Kitty Came Home Spring collection. Take a peek at the slide show below for just a taste!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

If you have a retail outlet & are looking to stock Kitty Came Home then please feel free to download the latest order sheet

Heidi Brooch Series – an online exhibition

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The Heidi Brooch Series is part of the work that I showed in the recent fräuleins orchard exhibition at Urban Cow Studio.

The fräuleins show might be over but Heidi is not going away so easily, in fact let’s call this an online mini Kitty exhibition, for those who didn’t make it to the show or who missed seeing the intricate details of the Heidi’s amongst the big gallery setting.

This is one of the six Heidi Brooches. Cut from a branch of an Apricot tree with my Japanese wood saw, I then sanded a nice smooth surface & stamped the image on. My dear friend Holly gave me this vintage set of rubber ink stamps a few years ago.

They are ladies from different regions of Italy

Take a look at the original ink tin that came with the set

Once I had stamped the Italian ladies onto the wood I felt that they needed some colour. This is the part where I called upon the expertise of my neighbour Christine McCormack, a brilliant artist & lovely lady, who said to me when I showed her this work in progress “oh they remind me of Heidi”, referring to a children’s book by Johanna Spyri, called Heidi

Oddly enough I found this copy of Heidi in at Salvo’s store just yesterday, which inspired me to make this post. Somehow I managed to skip this classic book through my childhood so I will begin reading it as my next bed time story.

Special thanks to Christine who hand painted each brooch with acrylic paints which we then sealed with layers of varnish.

Riveted & glued in from a second secret layer of wood on the reverse of each brooch is my carefully crafted brooch pin. The spring loaded steel pin is finished to perfection & will remain secure without leaving any gaping holes in the garment you wear it on.

So now I hear you wondering where can I buy one of these 6 treasures? Please snap them up here if you would love one!

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