What we’ve been up to this week…

We had a stall at Gin in Teacups at the Arches, had a great time, met some marvellous people and ate fantastic onion rings. 
We got a lovely write up on the Life is Peachy Blog
We ‘re nearly at the end of our Indiegogo Campaign. Thanks to all who’ve supported by buying, tweeting and sharing so far. It’s really appreciated! Only a few days left!

Space Week!

Every October, World Space Week celebrates mankind’s greatest achievements in space. This year, the focus is on the exploration of Mars.

In recognition of World Space Week, here are some space-themed reads, activities and goodies:

Comic Strip History of Space
Comic Strip History of Space

The Comic Strip History of Space– read a review here

Aspiring Asronauts Dress by Sewing Circus
Aspiring Asronauts Dress by Sewing Circus

Aspiring Astronauts Space Dress by Sewing Circus. Sewing Circus make clothes that encourage an interest in STEM subjects regardless of gender. As well as the space dress, check out the dinosaur skirts and space trousers.

Make a Consellation Viewer
Make a Consellation Viewer

Make your own constellation viewer– a DIY by Glasgow Science Centre. The Science Centre‘s a great day out if you’re in Glasgow. If not, try this DIY at home.

Space Octopus Card by Ketchup on Everything
Space Octopus Card by Ketchup on Everything

Inspired by vintage 50s and 60s flashcards, here’s the first octopus in space: Space Octopus Card by Ketchup on Everything.

Doodle on the Moon by Mr Printables
Doodle on the Moon by Mr Printables

Doodle on the Moon . Printable activity by Mr Printables. Draw on a giant moon for your wall, or a smaller one for doodles.

Space Shuttle Cushion
Space Shuttle Cushion

Space Shuttle Cushion by MyWifeYourWife. For space shuttle fans of all ages.

Lotta Magazine the Space Issue
Lotta Magazine the Space Issue

Australia’s Lotta Magazine produced a space issue with lots of activity ideas, from baking alien cupcakes to making your own space station. Buy the magazine or check out the activity templates.

And some reading material for the older/ big kids amongst you…

The Amateur Astronomers Journal by Neil Slorance
The Amateur Astronomers Journal by Neil Slorance

The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal by Neil Slorance. Neil’s story about a girl who escapes the stresses of everyday life by stargazing was nominated for several SICBA awards. Read a review here.

On Comely Issue 17
On Comely Issue 17

Read an interview with NASA’s spacesuit designer and find out how to cook your own rocket fuel in Oh Comely, issue 17

T Shirt Printing at Cushion and Cake

On Sunday I attended a t-shirt printing crafternoon at Cushion and Cake.

Pam at Cushion and Cake holds crafternoons regularly throughout the year. It’s a chance to try out a new craft, have some tea and eat some cake. All in all not a bad afternoon!

On Sunday, we were printing on old t-shirts using freezer paper.  If you’ve not heard of this technique, you cut stencils using freezer paper, iron them onto your garment, and then fill in the stencils using fabric paint. Here’s a tutorial with more explanation if you want to give it a go, or have a look at this video.

The crafternoon took place in the newly-opened (and as yet unnamed) unit across the road from the Cushion and Cake Tearoom.  Pam recently opened this space to host parties, workshops and events. It was looking lovely- the last time I took a peek in it was looking a bit sorry for itself, having lain empty for some years. Pam’s filled it with her signature upcycled furniture, handmade decorations and vintage china, and it looks great.

I upcycled an old grey marl t-shirt with purple antlers and neon triangles. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out and it’s given a favourite old shirt a new lease of life.

Crafternoons at Cushion and Cake are held monthly, with more held in November and December for Christmas crafts. Check out the Cushion and Cake site for more details.

Our Designers- What a Talented Bunch!

They most certainly are. Here are some of the marvellous things they create:

Cats and Castles Patchwork Cardigan by Jolly and Hodie
Cats and Castles cardigan by Jolly and Hodie.

The Classics Notebook by Lucy Farfort
The Classics notebook by Lucy Farfort.

Treasure Tote by Showpony
Treasure Tote by Showpony

A Sinking Night Poster by Neil Slorance
A Sinking Night poster by Neil Slorance

Freckles the Lion by Poosac
Freckles the Lion by Poosac

Waves and Arrows Bowl by Julia Smith
Waves and Arrows bowl by Julia Smith

Two Weeks to Go!

We’ve got two weeks left of our indiegogo pre-order campaign. Here’s a quick round up of what we’ve been doing over the last few weeks, in case you missed anything!

We have seven designers on board for the launch collection and have six sample shirts (we’re still waiting for Lucy Farfort’s design to come back from the printers, but you can see a proof below:

I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson
I Love Puddles by Emma Henderson
Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald
Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Puffer by Julia Smith
Puffer by Julia Smith
Lion by Poosac for Mimi and Will
Lion by Poosac
Treehouse by Jolly and Hodie
Treehouse by Jolly and Hodie
Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will
Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will

We visited the Children’s Wood for their Bake-Off. Laura Donald came to visit us and blogged about it.

We also sold some of these badges, which we’ve decided to offer as a limited edition reward on Indiegogo.

Supersaurus Badges
Supersaurus Badges

And that’s about it! Remember, if you want to guarantee a shirt before Christmas, pre-ordering is the way to go!

As ever, give us a shout with any questions, queries, or just to say hello!

Lion by Poosac

Kim is the illustrator and maker behind all the wonderful Poosac creatures.

Kim has created a design for Mimi and Will based on her ‘Freckles the Lion‘ toy.

Lion by Poosac for Mimi and Will
Lion by Poosac

The design is taken from an original illustration by Kim, and is screenprinted on a yellow shirt.

Lion by Poosac for Mimi and Will
Lion by Poosac