Thursday, July 29, 2010

Night Owls Tweet - Week 11

This "night owls tweet" is all about printing : or screen printing to be exact :)

[Over the next 52 weeks, Shey B from Arizona USA, and I from the Gold Coast AUSTRALIA, will attempt to blog a total of 365 photos. Each posting ... 7 photos, from the last 7 days, on alternate Monday Nights]

.... The decision to add a new range of original screen printed products and fabrics to the existing range now available at Spoonflower, has ensured it's been both fun & 'crazy busy' here in the studio most hours of the day :) 
And even though I know there is still a little way to go before the new Kristopher K shop goes 'live' - I'm already starting to get those jittery butterflies from the excitement of it all :)

I hope you enjoy the following screen printing snippets for this weeks Night Owls Tweet!

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1# Screen Printing Squeegee
2# Silk Screen
3# Pure white paint : (I do love white paint but I can't wait to start mixing it with other colours too ;)
4# Permaset : Textile paint for screen printing
5# First "test" print - whooo hooo
6# Screen printed 100% linen tea towel
7# Stock arriving ready for printing!

For week 10 "Garden plants from Arizona" photos : see the SheyB blog here

Cheers Kris :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Catching up over coffee :)

It's Monday & I'm sorry to say I am running a little late for posting tonights Night's Owls Tweet photos ... !!! 
This is just a short "catch up over coffee" post ... mmm don't you just love the smell of coffee :)

Anyway ... all being well I should be able to download and post todays Night Owls Tweet photos - tomorrow.

Things have been crazy fun, over the last few weeks, organising the new set up for screen printing textiles.
The new print table (... all 4.8m of it) is now built and the first test print run (... on a multitude of different tea towel samples) was a great success ... (photos soon I promise)

I have also been busy designing the new shop banner and buttons etc ... 
Here is a little peek ...

Thanks so much to everyone for all the lovely comments and support : This is such an exciting time for us here at 'Kristopher K'
Chat soon, Cheers Kris :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Linen Samples

Just a quick photo post to-day : to show you some of the linen fabrics samples that have arrived ready for printing and testing.
I just love all these beautiful natural colours, and textures.
With so many yummy natural fabrics to consider and compare, it's been more exciting than the summer holidays around here this week :)

All going well, my first silk screen should be ready to collect in a few days time, so printing is scheduled to start in earnest this weekend !!!

... More photos soon ;)

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Night Owls Tweet - Week 9

1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ...... just counting (and re-counting) 
.... to check it really is wk 9 of "Night Owls Tweet"
Sorry this post is a day late : I can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by!

Have you been watching any of the sporting events being played around the world? 
It's no secret that Aussie's love their sport ... and lately it seems there has been no shortage of events to keep us all awake at night !!! 
From Wimbledon and The World Cup to The Tour de France 
I'm so looking forward to to-nights stage of Le Tour, and seeing not only the live pictures from France, but the Aussie cyclist, Cadel Evans wearing the yellow jersey :)

I think theres just enough time to pop some pop corn before live coverage starts ...
... here are the photos for this weeks Night Owls Tweet : week 9.

[Over the next 52 weeks, Shey B from 
Arizona USA, and I from the Gold Coast AUSTRALIA, will attempt to blog a total of 365 photos. Each posting ... 7 photos, from the last 7 days, on alternate Monday Nights]

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#1 Winter morning walk along the Broadwater
#2 Wild grass growing in the rainforest behind the Gold Coast
#3 Whale watching : Humpback whales are back in Gold Coast waters :)
#4 Whoohoo I've added a new Spoonflower Fabric Page to the blog this week!
#5 BEFORE photo : renovating the lounge
#6 Lounge room after renovation
#7 Dining room after renovation (handmade paper - on wall - from Calligrane)

See the Shey B Blog - for last weeks week 8 photos ... "iPhone Pictures"

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

New Quilt & New Chapter

After another busy week, I'm happy to be relaxing today, wrapped up in my new quilt ~ featuring fabric designs from my Marie's Garden collection (... inspired by the beautiful pink dahlias, blooming in the summer gardens of the Chateau de Versailles, France ~ home to Marie Antoinette.) 

Next week plans for the next chapter of Kristopher K will really start in earnest ... Whoo - hoo !!!
Did you manage to guess, from the sneek a peek last weekend ... ?

I have been busy organising new designs, fabrics, films, screens, printing tables & paints - etc as I will soon be hand screen printing a brand new collection of 'Kristopher K' textiles on yummy natural fabrics, to compliment the existing range of fabrics now available at

It's still early days, but I couldn't wait to share this exciting news with you all.

I look forward to posting more updates and naturally lots of pictures soon ;)
Have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday .... Cheers Kris ;)

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

"Summer in Paris"

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Here is my new desktop calendar for JULY :
"Summer in Paris" can you believe it's July already ... !!! 

(Dreaming of Paris should help to keep me cheery, while freezing through the Aussie Winter ;)

Please feel free to use this image on your desktop if you would like to :)

Wishing you all a Joyful July ... Cheers Kris

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