mixtape mashup

by kath_red on 17/07/2009

in Books

MixtapeZINE is made possible by people just like you and me making time to contribute/donate their work. So this post is dedicated to those who made Issue 9 possible.
Take some time out today and click on all the wonderful links below – you won’t be disappointed.
So in order of how they appear in Issue 9, here we go:

Lisa Solomon COVER
Megan Young
Jodie Carleton
Ann Marie Holt
Valentina Sedda INSERT
Susie Fry
Beverley Laing
Shannon Lamden
Tracy Bell
Martine Booth
Kitty Speer
Tara Axford
Nichola Prested
Liz Parnell
Tina Tarnoff
Kathreen Ricketson
Meghan Bialk
Kylie Robson
Philippa O’Shea
Susy Pow
Margaret Nock

Thank-you all from the bottom of my heart. Also a big shout out to my man Simon for making it all look so good xx


mixtape mashup

by kath_red on 20/06/2009

in Resources

Back from a couple of weeks accidental break! I’ve been busy doing kindergarten enrolments that everything else has fallen by the waist side. Balance – the meaning of life for me.

Anyhow enough intense talk first thing on a Sunday, here are some things I’d like to share with you:

mixtape giveawy monday! – you gotta be in it to win it.
mixtape zine T-towels, cool design screen printed on a hemp t-towel – take a vote over on our blog would ya please?
Tessuti Fabric’s new store in Flinders Lane Melbourne – WOWZA!

amities Block Of The Monthlovin‘ it

Blog of the week – Red Felt Flower
Arthur’s Circus goodness
Made By Maisy cuteness
Catching up with 3 old friends on facebook and feeling good about it.
Watching True Blood like a woman possessed and never wanting it to end, loving the books JUST as much.
I’m off to the Community Cup today with the family for a day of footy, live music, sausage in bread, beer and good times!


to celebrate issue 9 of mixtape zine, mixtape are giving away 5 copies to some lucky whipup readers. Please leave a comment here telling us your favorite music lyric or quote from a book. 48 hours to enter – goodluck!



Well winter is just around the corner and I have a mountain of crafty projects I want to do and some that are already on the go.

Firstly I am going to make a pair of knickers from gemma’s pattern
Speaking of making underwear, Amy Karol makes the most rockin‘ under garments and I just purchased her latest mailorder and will endeavour to do issue 9’s mailout and also issue 10 which is all about paper cutting. Issue 9 of mixtapezine features the colourful Tina Tarnoff who is a paper cut artist amongst other things.
I got my latest copy of the sweetest little zine called Crafty Leftovers – it is one very, very special zine.

Blog of the week : Myrtle & Eunice

I am off to RRR on Monday morning to talk to the grapevine chicks about mixtape. In our first ever issue Kylie wrote an article on the community cup. The community cup is a footy match between broadcasters and musicians, and has become an iconic Melbourne event and a celebration of the city’s vibrant musical and community broadcasting cultures. And it’s all for a good cause!!

I run a fortnightly stitching night at my local fabric store and Nichola has just started a monthly Burda get together at the new Tessuti store that has opened here in Flinders Lane. We all know how popular Brown Owls are and I’d like to know about your sewing group. I am getting some things together for an article for mixtape.
Please email me and tell me about your art/craft/stitching /knitting group:

Issue 9 has a couple of articles about community spirit – craftivism and Handmade Help. I’ve just watched collectors and they had a segment about peeps that are collecting tea cups to deliver to fire victims, I love that.

We bought a digital set top box a few weeks ago and man am I loving ABC2. Spectacle, Elvis Costello with … is on as I am writing this, GOOD STUFF!!

The little lady and I went and saw Yo Gabba Gabba today here in Melbourne at the Palais Theatre. It was all I hoped it would be except for the fact that I was hoping the guest muso was going to be Chris Cheney and instead we got Robert Mills

Have a great weekend! and don’t forget that Issue 9 is now available for sale.
Also the winner of our very first weekly giveaway will be announced here on the mixtape blog tomorrow morning and the next giveaway will start from Monday June 1.


mixtape and Whipup‘s joint venture, we both share our ideas, cool links and general goings on.

Issue 9 is being printed as I write this. I am expecting it in my hot little hands by the middle of next week. We did a press check this morning and I got to look around the printers building – fascinating stuff!

I popped into magnation in chapel st and they still have copies of Issue 8 should you be after one!

*The Emerging Writers Festival opens today.

* A copy of World Sweet World was sent my way, have you seen it? It comes out of NZ and is kind of like a readymade/craft eco happy DIY number. It is a husband and wife team. I will be subscribing.

* Got Gracia and Louise’s new zines also this week. SWEET and made with love.

* I’ve personally been doing a lot of hand stitching this week and I’d like to share one of my favourite quilters hands down Crazy Mom Quilts – her tutorials are so well written and easy to follow.

* I came across Fancy Tiger this week via Handmade Nation. Looks like my kind of shop.
Now that brings me to the question for the week!
What is your favourite fabric/craft shop and why? Every comment will go in the draw to win a copy of Issue 9, winner announced Monday May 25!
Come on, come on tell us!! Mine is amitie (surprise,surprise) and I adore purl soho.

* mixtape giveaway monday begins next week.
We will run a competition each week from Monday-Friday – winners notified on the Saturday of each week. Subscribe to our blog so you can be reminded :)

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