Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thinking about starting a craft business?

Image remains the property of Betty Jo Designs

Thornbury Women's Neighbourhood House are hosting a series of seminars for women interested in starting craft business in September.  The course will be facilitated by local women who are successfully running their own craft business.

One of the guest speakers is the lovely Liz Jones the creative mind behind Betty Jo Designs and Find, Make, Do

Liz designs and creates unique, one-of-a-kind jewellery and time pieces.They are all crafted from funky vintage lino,recycled laminex, gorgeous pre-loved buttons and pretty embroidered doilies and tapestries that someones grandma lovingly stitched.  Liz transforms these forgotten pieces of domestic bric-a-brac into keepsake brooches, pendants and clocks with the memories loving attached. All handmade with LOVE in Melbourne, Australia.

You can find out more about the craft seminars, dates and times here.  If you would love a Betty Jo creation for yourself and be the envy of all your friends, you can buy a one off creation here or here.  Oh, and Map 29 will be presenting at the seminar too.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Election Goodness (and I don't mean the voting).......

I love an Election - not any particular part, but the whole shebang (is that how you say it?)

The voting is just a small part.  No election would be complete without the cake stall, sausage sizzle and a craft stall.  I was lucky enough to be in charge of the latter.  A big thank you to all the voters and parents who supported our stalls at Brunswick North PS.  It is so nice to see people loving handmade goodies.  Above is a selection of what we had for sale.  Now we wait for the result......

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I thought that this was fitting under the cirucmstances?

Canberra City is rather a pretty map don't you think?  It is hard to believe that so much hot air could come out of a gorgeous map like this one.

On a more serious note, I'm busily expanding and designing my new generic map range which will be available on my website as of 1 September.  Also check the lovely Map 29 stockists for their special range.

A little reminder that customised Map 29 products increase in price as of 1 September.  So... if you have a special gift in mind, you can still order at the old price until 31 August.  Generic Map 29 products will remain the same price.

Have a splendid day :).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Map 29 in New York!

 The lovely Goddess Vita is enjoying a vacation in New York and she took something special along when dining in Little Italy......

You can read more about Vita's adventures here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

8 reasons why map love is good for you

  1. They show you the way.
  2. Maps now come in the form of a GPS that tell you where to go in a nice voice (if you know what I mean).....
  3. GPS Maps tell you where to go before you turn the corner on a one way street.
  4. Maps are a piece of art in their own right.
  5. Old Maps (and locations) are a piece of nostalgia.
  6. Maps come in many forms from treasure maps to a pocket street directory.
  7. Following a map is an adventure.
  8. Maps give you a sense of security in a foreign place.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Welcome to the new Map 29 Blog!

Welcome to my new map obsessed blog.

To celebrate, I'm giving the first six people who subscribe to the Map 29 blog a customised Compact mirror.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please return soon....
Ann Marie xx