rapture by ThongbaiTatong

I awoke to discover that I had been featured in this lovely Etsy treasury listing by ThongbaiTatong titled Rapture. Thank you!


[wintery tones] treasury listing on etsy

A newly finished treasury listing on etsy...the black/white/grey tones inspired by the chilly wintery day we've just had.


laser etched acrylic stud earrings

These little stud earrings feature a segment of an original moyou pattern laser etched into black acrylic. Detailed, intricate and almost weightless, they are now listed in moyou's online store (listed in AUD) - with free shipping throughout Australia :)



After surviving a very busy few months in many areas of life I'm so pleased to be resurfacing and making it back to all things creative. I look forward to sharing this exciting rekindling with you.



shop handmade...an exciting new venture on the horizon!

Watch out Canberra - a beautiful new store is coming soon to Civic...and Moyou can't wait!! Shop Handmade: A designer collective will open in the coming months on City Walk in Canberra's CBD. Shop handmade will be located at Shop 20, Allara St (on the corner opposite The Canberra Centre).

Shop Handmade is an exciting new concept store which is being created right here in Canberra to showcase a gorgeous array of talented Australian designers and artisans. As some of you may have already guessed, it is an extension designed to compliment the very popular Handmade Market: Canberra's Upmarket - established in 2008. Keep your eyes peeled for further details...and check in on the Shop Handmade blog.



felt brooches & rings in the making

I have been squirreling away for the past month working on an order for a new stockist. Very exciting times!! The following images are of the combination felt & acrylic brooches & rings in progress.

Given that this order will be on it's way to it's new home tomorrow I believe that it would be appropriate to unveil this exciting new Moyou stockist...Moyou is coming to Sydney! This order is on it's way to the Art Gallery of NSW.

The Art Gallery of NSW shop will be stocking Moyou for the duration of the Hymn to beauty: the art of Utamaro exhibition (February 13-May 2) showing in the Asian gallery, ground level. I too hope to be able to make it along to see this exquisite Japanese woodblock print exhibition in the next couple of months!


ceramic tumblers in progress

I'm working on a large order at present & the time has come for the ceramic tumblers! (I'm very excited).

They have been thrown, glazed & fired by a wonderful Canberra ceramicist, Chris Harford of Spinning Gum Pottery, and now I am applying my original patterns to them as silk-screened decals.

Once I am done with my portion of the process they will return to Chris for their final firing which adheres the decals to the glaze. Lovely!!


new market dates for 2010

A new year has heralded a new schedule. I would like to take a moment to let you know that there will be a slight change to Moyou's regular appearance dates at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston, Canberra this year.

Previously you could find Moyou at the Old Bus Depot Markets fortnightly, but 2010 will see Moyou attending the markets on the 1st Sunday of every month (please see the dates listed in the where is moyou next? category on the right side of the page). This will hopefully increase to twice a month in October, November & December in the lead up to Christmas - please stay tuned for confirmation of this closer to the end of the year.

Remember that aside from this regular outing at the Old Bus Depot Markets and at various other market events throughout the year, you can always reach me here on the Moyou blog, via email (amy@moyou.com.au), or by phone (0425 882 989). Looking forward to the first Moyou market date on February 7, 2010!

*This photo is an office shot...I find it difficult to post without an image - so even though this one doesn't really relate to the content of this post, I thought it was appropriate given that today is my first day back in the office :)


in bloom | colour inspiration


happy new year

A new year, a fresh start & another beginning. I look forward to a creative & exciting 2010 and wish you all the same.

I hope that you had a wonderful break over the Christmas/New Year period & could celebrate this time amongst family & friends. Here's to 2010...Happy New Year!