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Art and music – January 2014

1 February, 2014

Most of my time has been consumed with making new tiaras for Fancy Lady Industries, but I’ve done a couple of drawings and practiced a lot of uke.

A tiara that looks like short flowers made up of green crystals and vintage sequins accented with crystal points.

A tiara that looks like short flowers made up of green crystals and vintage sequins accented with crystal points.


A tiara with five curved arcs, wrapped with small hematite cubes and accented with five crystal points.

A tiara with five curved arcs, wrapped with small hematite cubes and accented with five crystal points.

A watercolour and ink illustration depicting a fat white woman with brown hair holding a pink flower reflected in the style of a Queen card in a deck of cards. A banner entwined with leaves and some twigs  are in the background framing the vertically reflected figure.

A watercolour and ink illustration depicting a fat white woman with brown hair holding a pink flower reflected in the style of a Queen card in a deck of cards. A banner entwined with leaves and some twigs are in the background framing the vertically reflected figure.


A watercolour and ink illustration depicting 12 identical naked fat white women with brown hair, all draped/ piled on the central figure who looks exasperated.

A watercolour and ink illustration depicting 12 identical naked fat white women with brown hair, all draped/ piled on the central figure who looks exasperated.


A few of my pieces are on Society6 now if you are interested in prints.


I’ve been recording myself playing and singing every few days and posting them on you tube so I can track my progress throughout the year. This is At Seventeen, by Janis Ian. There’s a few more on my channel, if you’re interested!

For Sale

Shop the fance

4 September, 2013

Message in a Bottle necklace. Text: More Fance than ever.

Message in a Bottle necklace. Text: More Fance than ever.


Where have I been? What have I been doing? These are questions you might be asking. Heck, I’ve been asking that of myself! I’ve actually sequestered myself in my study making lots of things, far from human contact (not really). Last night I launched the biggest update of Fancy Lady Industries in history and I figured, “hey why not tell people about it?” Obviously my social/ marketing skills are a bit rusty.

Gem Powa bangle - frosted purple sandwiched between baby pink laser cut acrylic. Also available in black and gold glitter.

Gem Powa bangle – frosted purple sandwiched between baby pink laser cut acrylic. Also available in black and gold glitter.

Sweet'n Creepy pins - small printed plywood pins: tooth, finger bun, slime crystal and flamingo.

Sweet’n Creepy pins – small printed plywood pins: tooth, finger bun, slime crystal and flamingo.

Crystal Powa necklace - Baby pink laser cut acrylic crystal facets on top of frosted purple pendant, on a long black chain. Also available in black and mirror, and black and gold glitter.

Crystal Powa necklace – Baby pink laser cut acrylic crystal facets on top of frosted purple pendant, on a long black chain. Also available in black and mirror, and black and gold glitter.

Sweet Heart earrings - Black acrylic hearts with mint bow charms dangle from hook earrings. Also available in frosted purple and assorted colour bows.

Sweet Heart earrings – Black acrylic hearts with mint bow charms dangle from hook earrings. Also available in frosted purple and assorted colour bows.

I'm wearing a green Third Eye necklace in a very sassy manner.

I’m wearing a green Third Eye necklace in a very sassy manner.


I hope you’ll come by the shop and check out what I’ve been busy doing!

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Art, Craft

Cool new stuff for all you people.

16 May, 2013

Claim your gold glitter fat necklace in the presale - until May 29

Claim your gold glitter fat necklace in the presale – until May 29


I’ve been busy giving Fancy Lady Industries a complete overhaul, tinkering with its innermost workings and fine tuning the whole shebang so I can bring you new stuff in different ways. The most electrifying development amongst a cast of thrills is GOLD GLITTER fat necklaces! I’m running a presale for this limited edition of the fat necklace until May 29, so go get one.

Detail of my finished version of the Not Your Pin Up embroidery pattern.

Detail of my finished version of the Not Your Pin Up embroidery pattern.

The Fancy Babe paper doll is available as a PDF download. Print, snip, dress!

The Fancy Babe paper doll is available as a PDF download. Print, snip, dress!


While you’re over at the new shop, you might notice there’s a bunch of new things and some of them are available IMMEDIATELY! I’ve designed three embroidery patterns with a distinctly political flavour; each pdf comes with stitch suggestions and diagrams of common stitches so even if you’re new to needle work you can start with confidence. Fancy Babe is the first of a line of printable paper dolls and comes with clothes, hair and shoes so you can mix it up in your cubicle at work.

One of ten unique gem powa art card designs.

One of ten unique gem powa art card designs.


You want more? Ok! You know how I love to doodle when I really shouldn’t? I’ve decided to doodle on cards so you can keep one for yourself or send it to a nice person with lovely words inside it. The current bunch of art cards have bright gem powa designs and are named after cute minerals from the earth.

Burgundy vinyl collar embellished with hand stitched "Fat Doll" and studs.

Burgundy vinyl collar embellished with hand stitched “Fat Doll” and studs.


The last item I’m proud to show you is one of the collars I’ve made. This “Fat Doll” collar is made from burgundy vinyl and backed with felt; I’ve drafted this especially for people with bigger shoulders and necks. It’s a beautiful hand made art piece to embellish your carefully curated fatshion wardrobe.


Go browse the fance
and don’t forget about pre-ordering your gold glitter fat necklace!

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One big room full of fat stitches.

12 January, 2013

Four of my Buoyant embroideries and two saying “fat”.

Hello! Welcome to the new year blog, I’m sorry I haven’t been around much to usher you in.

I just thought I’d actually get around to updating about the embroideries I’ve been doing! Over Christmas and New Year I was house sitting at my parents and doing a lot of needlework like a proper lady from a century ago. I’ve listed some of them for sale in my shop and you can go take a look if you want to, and maybe even buy one!

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Raid my wardrobe!

8 September, 2012

Garments from my wardrobe.
“Wardrobe clear out – sizes 20-26 – if you love black you’ll love this!”


It’s spring and time for my annual wardrobe clear out! Please come check out my shop and see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

Don’t forget you can take home a print (or two) or a necklace!

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Prints are in stock right now!

18 July, 2012

A selection of four of my prints sitting on my shelf: Pastry Queen II, Babe on a bike, DGAF and Donut Baptism.


If you missed out on the pre-order, quit your fearing because I now have a selection of the most popular prints stocked on Fancy Lady Industries. Horah!

The Fat Cow print sits on my shelf with a few other prints,

A close up photo of Glutton.


My absolute favourite is Fat Cow, but the people’s choice seems to be between I get what I want and Pastry Queen II. Which one is your favourite?

Check out all the prints available over here in the print boutique!

(It sounds fancier if I call it a boutique, yeah?)

If you want to hear about new items, restocks and other Fancy Lady Industries news FIRST, then you simply must subscribe to my newsletter. Because it will make you special and put hairs on your chest.

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Get 10% off your print pre-order (and everything else!) before midnight.

22 June, 2012

A selection of my art available as prints! Print-preorder and 10% off ends at midnight tonight, June 22. Use OUCH10 at checkout.


Just a reminder that your opportunity to get 10% off one of my prints (and other Fancy Lady Industries paraphernalia!) ends tonight at midnight (Australian time). There’s a super limited selection of original art pieces still left too.

Check out Fancy Lady Industries (or definatalie.bigcartel.com if the domain doesn’t work, which is an ongoing and infuriating issue!)

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Fancy Lady Industries: nose ring to the grindstone.

13 June, 2012

A graphic with "The fance is back" in hand lettering, with three thumbnails images of original artworks, fine art prints and a set of matryoshka dolls. There's also a sneaky 10% discount code - OUCH10.


Last night I brought Fancy Lady Industries back online after a six week break, that is… after I broke my ankle. I’ve stocked the store with a couple of new and interesting things, too! Most notably, the art prints I’ve been promising for many months are finally available to pre-order! I put up the five most popular pieces in the recent poll, but I will also be adding Lip Licker and Glutton in the next few hours (probably tomorrow morning because I’m pooped!)

Shop with Fancy Lady Industries before all the original art pieces are gone!

In more news, my moon boot has come off, Nick was hospitalised for a bad ear infection, and we moved into our new house! I’m going to try to blog through all my home decorating fever, but I doubt it’ll be terribly exciting… unless you like decorating on a budget. We’ve already almost completely ripped out our tiny courtyard garden in preparation for making it Miffy friendly, with room for veggies and herbs!

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Fresh off the Fancy Lady Industries workbenches…

11 May, 2012

A watercolour and ink illustration of a woman with long brown hair with a curly pomp holding up a hand mirror. Text above says "Look at yourself!" and text on the mirror says "Stop looking at yourself".

A set of five handpainted matryoshka dolls, each doll painted with a different fat body. Also a tiny unicorn!

Sorry for the downtime over the last few days, Dreamhost is being an absolute turd at the moment!

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Big Girls Donut Cry patches and flower crowns available on Fancy Lady Industries.

5 April, 2012

A photo of me rolling around on the bed wearing a blue flower crown.


If you’ve signed up for the Fancy Lady Industries mailing list you probably already know that the patches and flower crowns are up on my shop, but I hadn’t posted about it on my blog because my left shoulder decided it would like very much to cause me bogloads of pain. At least today I’m feeling a bit better, and I could sew my own patch on to my jacket to show you just one way to wear it!

A photo of a fluro red and a black patch that says "big girls donut cry" around a donut, as well as a fluro red sticker with the same design.


I went through a terrible emotional/ financial journey to bring you these patches. At first I was just going to use some fabric pens I’d bought, but lots of people said they liked the donut design so I figured it’d be kinder on my hand to use my Gocco to print a limited run of patches. Sixteen bulbs and eight screens later, I finally had a properly burnt screen! This will probably be the last thing I ever print using the Gocco simply because the cost of supplies has spiraled out of control. There’s another machine called the Yudu that looks fantastic, but sadly it has been discontinued too. WHAT’S THE DEAL?!

When we move I will endeavor to learn proper screen printing so I can continue making stuff like this and t-shirts too! However! In order to move on to bigger and better things, I need capital to invest back in to Fancy Lady Industries so if you want to support me and see me create even more awesome stuff, go on and buy something from the shop! :D

A photo of my fluro red patch stitched on to the sleeve of my denim jacket.


A photo of my denim jacket, patch on sleeve and studs and spikes over the shoulder.


I wanted to have a go at putting my patch on my jacket because I haven’t sewn on a patch in years. When I was a Brownie we had these pillows that we were meant to sew our collection of badges on to but I ended up using PVA glue to attach them all because I couldn’t be bothered sewing them on. If you want to glue your patch on, make sure you fold back the raw edges behind the patch and iron them so you don’t have thread coming off all the time. On the other hand, you might like the raw edge look! It’s up to you of course.

For my patch I had to figure out how to blanket stitch again. I know there is probably a better stitch to use, but I like blanket stitch! It was a bit awkward sewing the patch on the sleeve, and I didn’t end up with a completely flat patch, but I’m okay with it. I recommend using lots of pins to position the patch, then baste around the whole thing so it doesn’t shift as you blanket stitch. Had I basted first, I probably would have had a much flatter result! (Here’s a clear “two step” blanket stitch tutorial.)

If you’d rather have someone else attach your patch, embroidery places should only charge a few dollars to run around it and it will look spiffy and profesh.

A photo of my jacket, focusing on the spikes and studs running over the shoulder.


I also added spikes and studs over each shoulder, and a heart shaped stud on each collar point; I really like the idea of turning this jacket into a living garment, one that is adapted over time to reflect my life. It’s sort of like a quilt except… badass.

To buy flower crowns, patches, fat and vain necklaces and no diet talk badges waddle over to

Fancy Lady Industries!