Thursday, July 7, 2011

sleepy cold winter

Well its been a sleepy and very cold winter for us here in Canberra and the cold weather just keeps blowing. Big news... i have been very quiet on the blog front because i have been preoccupied growing and being distracted by our third child soon to venue into this world in only 25 days but who's counting..

Business wise i still love Marimekko

i recently had an exhibition at the national convention centre pictures which was very exciting for me.
a few larger newer pictures where on display see pictures above

Hetika by Marimekko very cool and groovy street scene just almost monochromic with black, gray and white.

Fokas by Marimekko abstract white dots on black background very bold and almost Aboriginal style and very eye catching.

These are both favourites of mine. i have the black one now in my living room and it looks fantantic..

well lets hope its not its not so long till i next post ..thanks for the inspiration Kelly..

till then

live, love and keep warm Canberran's its freezing out there...

Anastasia xx

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Year New Brand

Well hello there its been a while. apolagises life gets busy.

I hope you all have had a relaxing and enjoyable start to the new year.

This year has got alot of new things to look forward too.

I am rebranding my business with my name Anastasia from Cheeky Textiles.

A new website with the help from my lovely friend Mikalea from mikaela

A relaunch with the lighthouse business group in March.

Continued attendance at the fab Handmade market next one feb 19th....national convention centre canberra city 11-4pm.

Continued ongoing encouragement and support from our local grass roots business womens group (we are always looking for new interested people to join).

Pumping up the online market with etsy and made it stores and give aways on facebook.

So i'll keep you posted

Here is alittle look at some of the things i have been making...
the Zebra cushion is very cute and I also did a laundry bag for dirty washing and a picture for the wall in the same fabric. the customer choose the fabric but i think its very cute. do you think its a boy or girl shes having...??
Anyway thanks for reading
bye for now

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Handmade Christmas Twilight Market

This Saturday 4th dec. Kamberra Winery EPIC. 11-7pm

I'll have an outdoor stall.

Hope to see you there.

Here 's the link to the event. ..and not to forget launch of their new book

handmade living........


I am having some cute bags made up with this limited Japanese scooter fabric.

Second picture is marimekko wallpaper. very stylish...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not long now..

This end of the year is flying by ...
only 5 weeks to if we need a reminder about how much christmas preparation we need to do .
My organised sister in law told me she is nearly finished her shopping.....

well on a brighter note I went to Kingston market last weekend for a pre christmas market and go back again on dec 12th.

But the biggest thing ahead is the next Handmade market on dec 4th at Kamberra winery Epic 11- 7pm.

check out some of these great big pictures i have been doing..

Fabric from Finnish marimekko. They have also updated there website which is very cool ..

My friend Mikaela who is a young groovy thing is designing me some new business cards, she is very clever and really good with helping small business get more IT savy. Check her out....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wedding and Funeral

Well these past few weeks have been a little unusual for me with the lost of our much loved Nana Berna at 96. She is missed greatly.
We also had to miss a wedding in sydney due to sickness in our family, and very glad those weeks have passed.

As the warmness of summer returns here is a newsletter I have started doing on mail chimp on the recomendation of Mikalea one of the girls in our little business group. She is also the photograher of above photo's, check out her facebook page, she is young, clever and really savvy. Also let me know if your a canberra local and keen to join us.

I have been spending some time trying to work on my buisness rather than just in it and getting some great advice from some local interior designers Irene Lewis and Catherine Henderson.

Next market is this coming sunday at Kingston Market on sunday the 14th 10 - 4pm..
Hope you are keeping healthy and happy x

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sharing the important things-marketing

I read alot of interesting things now being linked to so many peoples blogs and facebook pages. But one girl who impresses me is marie-nicole from the central coast who gives us philosophical advice and now marketing tips. Her hand printed textiles and brooches are devine. have a sneak peak at her blog and her lastest marketing tips ...marie-nicole. especially you business girls....

I have been getting some business advice from the in Fyschwick canberra and getting some coaching from lovely Kylie from

so i am looking at rebranding myself any suggestion greatly appreciated or tips..we have been looking at finnish words as Marimekko is Finnish...wanting to keep the hummingbird thou...

i going to have some talks with local interior designers to try to find a ways to work in with them and grow my business.

Tomorrow is the begining of a new start for me and after 2 yrs at home with my baby boy i must return to the world of real work as a midwife tomorow evening. (only casual mind you and one or two shifts a week) it will be a real shock as i am used to going to bed at 8pm with him..

bye for now

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Marimekko's wallpaper

Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company known for their bold and effusive textiles. The company has its own printing textile factory. Marimekko was founded in 1951 and from its beginning it was a company made by women and for women.
Pictures above of Marimekko's wallpaper range.
I love this Biloba range by Kristina Isola in orange and mustard its a ginko leaf design available in black/white/grey also.
After a busy few weeks of school holidays .. i am ready to have a slower week.