Saturday, 15 December 2007

urbis and the omegazoid

my stall!, originally uploaded by spugmeistress.

ok ok ok, so i'm about 2 weeks overdue with this one, for reasons that shall soon become apparent. so, this was my stall at the manchester craft mafia market at urbis on dec 1st. it was my first ever craft show type thing so i was uber nervous, but everyone was really lovely and i really enjoyed chatting to both the customers and the other sellers! one of the things that was particularly fun was that i had my box of pixelblocks on the corner of my stall for people to play with as their awkward friend/parent was busy looking at my stuffs :) i set it up to have a competition for the best pixelblocks creation to win a genuine imported nintendo nes controller belt buckle if they left their contact details. unfortunately, i have looked everywhere during the past two weeks and seem to have misplaced it :( so i am going to put *all* the pictures up, and if one of them is yours, comment or email me and you might just win by default ;) *

competition entries

one of the other things that was particularly exciting was that i launched my brand new zine! it's called omegazoid and is the printed sibling of this very blog, with activities, colouring in, me waffling on about games, and some other random stuff. issue 1, now available on etsy, includes pixel by numbers, picross, games reviews and a super secret surprise knitting pattern! i was up til 4am the night before the market printing and cutting and hand stitching each individual binding (i forgot to locate a stapler) and i must say i am rather pleased with the end result! now i just need to sell them all so i can get on with making issue 2 ;)

and to finish, an interesting weird thing that happened this week: not only did the owner of a facebook group i posted on that very day, find my zine (becoming the first ever etsy-facilitated omegazoid owner woo!) randomly without realising who was selling it, but it turns out he used to live round the corner from me! (waves to ste, quick plug for his radio show/podcast one life left which is very good.)

*not a scam, honest, i am just very bad at losing things :(


Emleh said...

hi - its Emz. Mine is the lol/mushroom pic. I had the weird purple hat on in the urbis and i was with my lil brother. My email is lol - hope i win! xxx btw, i told a couple of ma mates to check your stuff and they love it. Its great

Joanne said...

Hey, I noticed that you've put Manchester Craft Mafia. Where abouts is it? Manchester is near me so I'll be able to get there, your work of beads is absolutely amazing. I admire them! :) Keep up the great work!!

spugmeistress said...

Hi Joanne,
you can find more info about manchester craft mafia by clicking on the link in the post! or here: :) they are cool people