hello- I made this calendar for myself recently and thought I'd share it with you :)
hello hello! I'm back with a post about making something... It's like how I started! This time it's a super simple tote bag - I want to make a million of these in different colours. My tutorial probably isn't detailed enough if you're a beginner sewer so I suggest having a look around because there are probably many more detailed tutorials than mine! But I thought I would show you the basic steps I took to make it in an afternoon creative session. It's so exciting knowing that you can make any shape and size tote in the world, but I was thinking more practicality with this one. I want to make one with a completely rounded bottom, a super long strap or even add pockets on the front. But that's for next time! Here I made a bigger bag with thick straps (because that's what I prefer - hurts less if you're carrying something heavy like a laptop).
I'm so happy to be back, if there's anyone left here do let me know what kind of posts you want to see :)
much love, chloe
My loves! It has been a looooong time! In all honesty, the motivation for blogging just hasn't been there for me. My poor blog looks a little bit sad and abandoned but I promise I'm always thinking about it.
An update on me: I had a temporary Christmas retail job which was great and tiring! I have been appreciating a few weeks off before uni starts again early Feb. It's weird to say there's only one semester left of my course, but I'm happy it's so short because I know that by June I'll be ready for change! Graphic design is really great and I enjoy it thoroughly but I'm learning that I loose interest if i do something for too long, plus I just want to get out there and keep trying more and more new things.
In my spare time I've visited the NGV a lot - the free Triennial exhibition is great to do on a hot day and there have been PLENTY of those. I saw my lovely friend Tracy play at MPavilion - a temporary architectural space - listen to her beautiful and very calming music here. I've been loving just going to all the different gardens and listening to music, reading a book or having a picnic with some friends.
I don't particularly have any resolutions or goals for this year, but I know that I really want to work on my design portfolio and use the course to my advantage - last semester I focused more on creating work for the briefs and exploring styles but this semester I'd like to really try to streamline my style and focus on combining the brief with my personal touches. I'm feeling really creative and ready to make stuff at the moment so I'll try to share that on here just like I used to.
Maybe there's no one left here and I'm just writing into the void but nevertheless, if you're reading this I wish all the best for you this year and I hope you're inspired and ready to take on everything and everyone.
see you soon, chloe x