21 November 2013
Here's what I've been working on for the past while. I hope you like it :)
all clothing : Puppy Club by Andie Reeves
shot / directed / edited : Robyn Park-Ross
featuring : Nicholas Preen
music : "Lightening" by The Dollfins (The Venga Bootleg by Thor Rixon)
04 November 2013
I'm packing away all my warm winter things as we move from sweater weather to sweaty weather. Yesterday me and my brother had the first swim of the season in our parents' pool. If you have an older sibling you'll know that feeling of distrust that creeps in when you're around them and a pool. Sure enough he pulled the classic 'look at that cute dog' move and as I was distracted he threw me in; gets me every time.
"Andie, pull a normal face" - my mom
p.s. Saddest Summer ever
03 November 2013
I didn't do a sewing DIY today but did spend the day organising my iTunes library with the help of this lovely blogpost on Chikaboo Designs. I've been meaning to sort out my music collection for years (how annoying is having 'Beyonce', 'Beyoncé' and 'Beyoncé Knowles' as separate artists? Yuck.) and now it looks so pretty; stuff like this really satisfies me. Also the new iTunes uses album artwork to make everything look nice and colour coded just look at this:
(Harry Potter audio books are the best to sew to)
31 October 2013
Did you know you can play all your favourite old Sega games online? I reconnected with my 7-year-old self by reliving the magic of Busytown, the Richard Scarry game. Playing it again now I realise it's a flippin' educational game, they tricked me! If you want to serve animals wearing clothes lemonade and hotdogs, or inadvertently learn how the wind works play it for yourself HERE
28 October 2013
I've reached a new level of lazy: I'd rather sew more clothes than take my clothes to the laundromat. Yesterday I finally used this so-bad-it's-good fabric to make a nice and simple midi-skirt. It's satin covered in a print of biscuits, doughnuts and the words "cookie" and "kekse" (which is German for 'biscuits'). I wore it today and got like 5 compliments, yus.
27 October 2013
When I worked at Topshop I used to buy 3 pairs of their socks a week but now that I don't have a generous staff discount on my side I've been making my own. It's hella easy, I feel like you could do it yourself so here is a guide to help you on your way
YOU WILL NEED
-a pair of plain socks
-frilly elastic (used to underwear, go to the haberdashery and you'll find rolls and rolls of pretty trims)
-a sewing machine (you could probably do this by hand or using sewing glue too though)
measure your elastic against your sock and cut enough to go 'round the top (add a bit more for extra frills) | stitch the elastic closed to form a loop | pin the elastic in place against the top of the sock | put your machine on zigzag stitch and stitch it down. Pull the sock and the elastic and you go so that the
thread doesn't break when you stretch it over your foot
26 October 2013
24 October 2013
If you know Puppy Club you'll know I love prints, the weirder the better. As much as I love going to the fabric stores and buying all the bizarre leftover prints that no one else wanted, I've been wanting to get involved in the printing of my own fabric for so long. It's finally happened and I'm super happy with the results. Here's a sneak peek into my workspace to give you a little idea of what's to come
23 October 2013
today I went with my film-making friend Robyn Park-Ross and Nic Preen (from Al Bairre / Booklub / Puppy Club Radio) to the kiddies arcade to film the video for Puppy Club's upcoming range. It was mainly us watching Nic have all the fun in the world playing games, winning tickets, and eating treats, although I did have a go at Dance Dance Revolution which I hadn't tried 'til now (a pity 'cos I feel pretty sure that this is what I was born to do). The film should be ready next week, in the meantime here are some Instax and film shots Robyn took on the day too 'cos she's just that multi-talented:
22 October 2013
I came across this totally sweet artist Steven Kraan on Twitter who draws daily cartoons for you here. To get a personalised monster of your own all you have to do is follow him on Twitter (@drawing_daily) and within a day or so he tweets you a special drawing just for you. Look at mine!
SO NICE, what a guy!