Friday, January 30, 2009

MELTDOWN...

I suppose that everyone is tired of hearing Melbournians complaining about the weather, so I shan't go on about it. It's been a shocking week (on a lot of fronts) in our city and we're all a little frazzled.

Just wanted to drop in to say that we had to shut the studio doors early the last couple of days and head for cooler places. It was intolerable and we couldn't work there, and I certainly couldn't keep a toddler there.

We stayed long enough to process all the orders that had come in and then got the heck outa there. I'm really sorry if we missed your order this afternoon, or (heaven forbid) you travelled to Brunswick especially to see us. We'll catch up with it all on Monday, when it's cool enough to think again.

There has been no product development this week, no Stitches and Craft preparations - only sales and customer service and heat-proofing measures (curtain-making and draping and keeping a small child cool). On every table there is a pile of inspiring fabric, but it's too hot to do anything with them... New pieces - ready to be made into hats and bags...
Large scraps - ready to be made into purses or colour detailing on plain fabric...

Small scraps ready to be made into yo-yos or origami, and a whizzy new Clover gadget yet to be played with...


All lying idle in the fan-forced oven that used to be my studio. Tomorrow's "cool change" (35 degrees!) will hopefully mean that fans will suffice to make the room bearable. I'll try to catch up a little and will keep you updated with finished projects.

10 comments:

Peta said...

I never thought the day would come when I was relieved to see a 35 degree forecast LOL. Man this heat is hideous!!

Handmade said...

Haven't you received my cool coastal sea breezes yet? I'll give them a hurry up ... hey! new Clover gadget - I've got one too - can't wait to give it a go ...

Kirsty said...

Hoping that a slightly cooler day helps you out with your preparations.

rousabout studio said...

A cool change would be nice thats for sure, We are having our 4th day of 40+ days, 46 today and a 44 due tommorrow, it is bizarre.. Lets hope it means a wet winter too.. That fabric stash looks very nice indeed..

Rach said...

Oh we are so lucky here in NSW at the moment - I do not envy you at all! So hot. We were in Adelaide this week but got out before the mad weather set in.

Here's hoping for cooler days...

Feeder of the Hungry Beans said...

Actually, I've been enjoying reading about the heat! We've been enjoying temperatures between -27 and -12 C here in Minnesota. Tomorrow is the first time we'll crack freezing all month!

Blakely said...

We have watch some of the Australian Open and they have talked a lot about the heat. I hope it gets cooler for you.

laura said...

As much as I'm hating our cold snowy winter, I don't envy your suffocating heat. At least in the winter you can hide indoors (and pray that the furnace doesn't break) but when it's too hot there's just no escaping it!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

I'm drooling over your fabrics there. What a shame they're lying idle in the oven!!
Good luck with your attempts today. 35 sounds like a dream.

Kirrily said...

Sorry about the horrid heat, but please stop teasing with all those fabrics!!!