Monday, September 21, 2009

Meet the Northside Crafters: Finki Handmade

Jay from Finki is a Northside Makers Committee Member, that will also be a stall holder at Octobers Northside Makers Market.

Tell us about what you sell ...
I have a rather eclectic range. Spanning from art pendants, rings and hair bobbies to stitched baskets, journals and vintage tea towel stools.What inspires you?
All things retro, vintage and wildly colorful.

What's your favourite medium to work in?
I would have to say fabric. 50's, 60's and 70's prints are just out of this world. I still get ridiculously excited when i find good lengths of retro fabric at oppies.

What would you be lost without?
The computer...that sounds so nerdy I know. But I do a lot of graphic design. My images begin on paper, but come to life with the magic of illustrator and photo shop. Not to mention my latest addiction to blogging. Where would I be without that.

What's your fave crafty read
I just bought 'Handmade in Melbourne'.
So inspirational to read about so many talented people that I might even bump into at my local Woolworths.

What do you like to listen to when you craft?
I'm a bit of a silence girl. Is that odd. I get into the zone when I'm the only one in the house and it's dead quiet.....Bliss.
If I'm doing something that's a no brainer and music won't distract me, then I'll go for 'Ministry of sound' or Triple J's like a version.

What crafty forums do you lurk in ....
Are blogs forums... I read lots of blogs. Real people, real experiences. I love the human connection.
I'm such a visual person too, so if i find sites full of art, design, and good taste then I'm lost for hours.
Whats up next for you on the craft front?

A big crafty Christmas.
I have a market every 4 weeks or so, and always challenge myself to have a new product on the table each time. So this month I have funky little 'weekly bill ledgers' and next month I'll have my knitting bags ready to go.
Having this personal challenge is what keeps it interesting.

Do you have any UFO's (unfinished objects),what are they?
Lots and lots and lots. Mainly, I would have to say it would be clothes i tried to make for my self. I'd see stuff on other people and think I could make that! I sort of overlooked the little fact that maybe I also needed that hot bod, to pass it off. I'm not always too good on the visualizing part...

Where else can people shop for your goodies?
I also do the sisters market,
Made n' Thornbury market
and of course our new Northside makers market
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1 comment:

  1. I heart Finki. I wear something of Jay's nearly everyday :)

    Jen in Melbourne


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