Monday, 1 February 2010

aussie bloggers feature

I love it when you look around a corner on the web and find a whole community of bloggers that you somehow haven't run into. And its even more exciting when they're local craft bloggers full of humour and inspiration, great photos, great ideas and cool crafting.

Just lately that seems to be happening to me a lot. Almost every week I've been adding great new blogs to my already groaning google reader roll.

Which got me to thinking it might be nice to have a regular feature on local bloggers on flower press. To learn more about these talented people, share some of their images and ideas. Of course I'd love to feature the whole world and all the fabulous international bloggers I love, but I thought an Aussie list would be an interesting perspective and make it a more manageable project!

As usual life is way beyond busy at present so it might take a little while to get off the ground. But I'm excited about it, the idea has been rolling around in my head for quite a while, and I couldn't wait any longer to share it!

I'd love input from everyone (not just australians) about questions I should ask, or people to feature (I already have a long list off the top of my head!) a name to call it or any other ideas. I'd love it if you left a comment or emailled me - (see my profile for my email address, I hesitate to put it here in case I'm offered even more Viagra!)

I'm not neccessarily looking for established bloggers or people with shops, I'm open to all suggestions. Exciting!

For something else exciting, have a look at Jesse's new Print Specs blog, where she's asking printmakers to share their secrets about tools and inks etc. It makes fascinating reading for new, experienced and aspiring printmakers. I'm going to write up my Gocco and fabric printing resources (such as they are!) soon. Come and join us.

Image from here.


  1. A fantastic idea!

    You could ask them things like 'when did you first start crafting?' 'Craft of choice?' 'Favourite handmade item in your home?'


  2. Great idea!

    As well as crafty questions I think you should throw in a few curve balls so we can get a sense of the person behind the craft. Always makes interesting reading :)

    Love printspecs and what Jesse is doing with it.

  3. I'd like to buy some of your red and aqua fabric Please email me at purespring1 at gmail dot com Thanks so much

  4. It is lovely to know your immediate community of bloggers as well as the larger world wide one. I feel the same about my city, Durban! I used to be pretty much a lone voice, but there are a whole lot of us now. I have been wondering how we can become more of tribe. I'll be watching your space!

  5. I love the question about the favourite handmade item! That ones in for sure.

    I agree, some crafty questions - but some fun ones too. If you think of any good ones email me!

    And I'd love to read about other local blogging communities, I'd love to hear more about Durban. It seems so exotic from here!


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