I made these faux wine labels for Sandra a.k.a. bagirl as props when we photographed her wine courier bags. Never one to let a design opportunity pass by, I made use of the watercolour background that I painted for her business cards/product labels.
And here they are in their supporting role with a couple of the wine couriers. Sandra and her bags will also be at Saturday’s craft fair in Halswell (Christchurch, New Zealand)*. Click here for details.
* PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, the craft fair was cancelled. Organisers say there were not enough stall holders to make it worthwhile holding the event.
Last month I wrote a post about the wonderful bag that I designed and Sandra made for me. I actually ended up designing TWO bags (quite by accident). The first bag was lined with this lovely bee fabric (it used to be a pencil skirt). The vibrant, lime green lining is the most beautiful raw silk. Thank you, Sandra. It’s bee-utiful.
The best bag ever — was made for me by Sandra (bagirl)…
…looks great front and back…
…and has little bees hiding inside.
Sadly, I do not have my family’s sewing gene. I can draw and paint and knit and cross-stitch… but I can’t sew. How wonderful, then, to have a friend who can! We have a lot of fun rummaging through her fabulous fabric stash and coming up with all manner of unique creations.
This bag was Sandra’s way of thanking me for helping with her blog (I’m photographer-in-chief ― I also designed her business cards/product labels). I chose the fabric as well as the bag design. Long live the barter system : )
Boutique brewery logo, packaging and advertising campagin – word map and logo sketches Visual diary, two-page spread (student project, 2011)
The design aesthetic for this student project owes much to the textiles of William Morris. My campaign evolved from the idea that the Old Mill could have been a converted textile mill. You can see the individual logo designs in my previous post.
Old Mill Brewers tee shirts and bottles (digital mock-ups).
I had ever such a lot of fun writing the menu too.
The diary pages are from a journal I designed for my Design & Arts College exhibition in 2012. Two years of research, ideas, word maps and sketches had to be reduced to a mere 72 pages. It was no easy task but I now have a beautiful, professionally bound diary that I’ll always treasure.