By Jess Fellows

Quietly chatting … what’s new

Over the past few months in the studio there have been some developments, of course over the next few months I will bombard you with lots of details but for now let’s just quietly chat about these.

The studio has undergone a few shuffles and added new faces. Many of you may have already met, emailed or chatted to our beautiful Jess the girl. She has become the studio overseer and keeps us all on track and organised. So if Renee is tricky to reach be sure to contact Jess (admin@stuffbyrenee.com.au) and we can hop to it!

We also have a lovely new digital printer that can whip out small to medium projects quickly and beautifully. We have been madly testing things (of how much fun is that!) and recently utilised for some beautiful announcements. We can’t wait to share more with you.

The studio is growing, it seems our love of all things design is infectious and we are very lucky to be working with people that are equally passionate about their projects.

So on that note, enjoy people!

 

By Jess Fellows

Turns out I am bananas! (Coastrek Wrap-Up)

We did it!

We walked 55km … yes 55km … as part of 2015 Coastrek that raises much needed money for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

As anticipated there was chaffing, blisters, heat, dehydration, blisters, mental challenges, blisters oh and did I mention blisters?
I even lost my huff and puff? Who knew that could happen?

A big chunky thanks must go our the amazing pit crew that fed and hydrated us throughout the walk. Knowing they would be around the next corner or up the next hill was more motivational than you could ever imagine. They made us laugh, they listened to our whinging, gave us topics to talk about and were right there until the end (a whole 13.5 hours after we started). Thanks is just not a big enough word!

And to my team – you people are the ultimate goods! There is not many people in this world that you can do this sort of thing with and still be wetting yourself with laughter at the end of the ordeal. I am extremely proud of our little team and all that we achieved. It wasn’t just about walking the 55km, it has been a journey since October last year whereby we have walked, planned, raised money and laughed. Boy have we laughed!

And again thanks must be given to all those friends, colleagues, family and random strangers that have supported us through donating to our team. Big thanks!

If you didn’t think we were going to make it – well poo to you, we did it! – but never fear you can still support us up until Tuesday. Just go here for more info on how to do that.

P.S And to those podiatrists at each of the ‘luv stops’ – you know who you are and what you did – rest assured all that work got our feet to the end!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Jess Fellows

TAKING STOCK #MARCH.15

I am praying that March brings some resolve and tad slower pace of life, one can only hope.

making : plans for some special family activites
cooking : slow roast lamb for a special thank you dinner
drinking : home made juices
reading : Me, Myself and Prague still
wanting : a tad more courage
looking : at trade show booth designs
playing : thumb wrestles
sewing : nothing in particular, March is the month of mending
wishing : summer was done and the streets were filled with Autumn leaves
enjoying : learning new things in my new job
waiting : for all this walking I have been doing to end
liking : how the studio is growing
wondering : how many mini-breaks I can fit into the year
loving : home made juice and prosecco cocktails
hoping : I can get to the Easter show this year with the kiddies
marvelling : how many ideas poop into my small brain at 3am
needing : more time (yes again again)
smelling : fresh cut lawn (nothing quite like it)
wearing : gym clothes nearly everyday
noticing : that our garden is starting to flourish
knowing : that I can make it 55km
thinking : about those ideas I had at 3am
bookmarking : trade show advice and booth designs
opening : letters
giggling : at the complete sillyness two people can be
feeling : so close to something…

Enjoy!

By Jess Fellows

Today is the day … 55km or bust!

Today is the day that proves once and for all how bananas I am!

As you are reading this I am somewhere between Coogee and Balmoral (that’s 55km you know) partaking in the 2015 Coastrek that raises much needed money for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

55km I hear you say? Yes 55 bloody, long, hot, sweaty, chaffing, blister making kilometres! Who the hell does this sort of thing? Probably thousands of people but it’s not something I would ever thought I would be doing.

Big thanks must go to my team. They have endured me huffing and puffing my way over the place. Have made me giggle so hard I now have a much better appreciation of light bladder leakage issues. And have generally made this insane event something to look forward to in weird way.

I know at the end of today I will be extremely grateful that I have made it and at this point 110% certain I will never do it again but never say never hey?

We are still needing your support  and you can go here for more info on how to do that.

But an especially huge thank you to all our friends, family and colleagues that have supported us so far (it means soooo very much) and an extra special shout out to the crew at Amart, Mittagong for donating our rather psychedelic shirts for the event…big heart felt thanks.

By Jess Fellows

Significant Something – MAR. 15

I spend a lot of time doodling, lately stitch-doodling as well. Everyone keeps asking me to put my doodles on canvas so I am succumbing to the nagging and doing it. Welcome to the March #significantsomething project.

SS#MAR.15 – CANVAS DOODLES

AIM: To doodle on a canvas instead of my doodle book
TIMEFRAME: 1 month

Keep track of progress on Instagram and I will report back in a month to let you know how it went!

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Doodle Tuesday #8
Doodle Tuesday #7
Doodle Tuesday #6
Quietly chatting … what’s new
Turns out I am bananas! (Coastrek Wrap-Up)
Doodle Tuesday #5
TAKING STOCK #MARCH.15
Today is the day … 55km or bust!
Significant Something – MAR. 15
Doodle Tuesday #4