Thursday, 14 August 2014

Guest Bloggers - Cat & Vee

Hello Make Moderners everywhere!

We are Catherine and Vanita - two good friends from Brisbane, Australia.  We met through our children being in the same class at school, and soon discovered a mutual love of fabric, design and the making of fun stuff.  We are both married (not to each other!), each with two kids and a crazy cavoodle dog each - Vanita has Pixie and Catherine has Teddy.

We are really excited and honoured to be part of the first issue of the fabulous Make Modern! - and to share our first-ever sewing patterns with you all.  We've designed two new screen-printed panels especially for Make Modern, and then complemented them with four sewing patterns - so you can choose to sew then up with the panels, or not, whatever you'd like to do!  Here's a sneaky peek at what you'll soon find in Make Modern!


Ooooooh, we wonder what they could be?!

We have a little Etsy shop where we sell a range of screen printed and digitally printed craft panels,  which you can use to sew into your own creations or frame as art for your wall.  We screen print onto Essex natural linen in our garages at home, and then heat set by iron while watching trashy TV shows.  Our digital panels are printed by Spoonflower in the USA.  Here are a few of our panels - there are lots more in the shop!


As for our other creative, crafty lives?  Cat loves to sew - all kinds of different projects.  Much of her sewing time is given to bees and swaps - this past year, Cat's been part of the AusModBee, The Wee Bee and the Care Circle of doGoodStitches and taken part in several swaps.  Cat loves the social side of sewing and craftiness, and is a little addicted to instagram (she is @hellofromcat and Vee is @hellofromvee) and to meeting up with other lovers-of-sewing.  In the past couple of months, Cat's taken classes with Camille Roskelley! - when Camille came to Australia for her Red Letter Day tour, and with Lorena Uriarte to make the Social Tote, and she will soon be doing a Nested Churn Dash class with Jane Davidson, wahoo!  Cat's the secretary and a founding member of the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild, and is really excited to be heading off to QuiltCon in February 2015.  Here are a few of the things that Cat has made over the past few months. 


Vee has recently finished her Graphic Design studies with CATC, and as well as designing for cat&vee, is also freelancing as 'Hello from Vee' Graphic Design.  Vee has also just picked up her paint-brushes again for the first time in a VERY long time and has some amazing ideas bubbling away for new artworks.
Vee designed the logo for the brand new Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild ...

… and also the logo for the Secret Sewing Society
Here are a few more of Vee's recent creations.


Thank you all so much for taking the time to read about our fun little creative world, and thanks so much to the gorgeous Kristy, Lara and Jane of Make Modern for having us here.  xoxo cat and vee




9 comments:

  1. I love Cat and Vee.I love there bright bold colour use and of course there crafting /making is amazing.
    hugs xo

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa, that's so lovely of you, we really appreciate it! xx

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  2. Love their creativity, bright and fun wins every time :)

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    1. Thanks so much, we think bright and fun wins every time too! xx :-)

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  3. Loving seeing these guys on IG and now I get to read about them too - heaven!

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    1. oh yay, thanks so much, we both love being on IG too! xx

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  4. Hi! It's Stephanie from MI! You guys are awesome. I love everything you do. How cool to be featured in the magazine. I love it. I hope we'll be able to get that magazine here. It's published in the UK, right? Congrats on finishing your program, Vee. That's fantastic. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, How tardy of us not to send you a reply!!! apologies for missing you. Thanks for 'the love', we really appreciate it.
      love and hugs cat and vee xoxo

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