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kristie banham
you'll find me with coffee
I am the mum of two kids, and married to my high school sweetheart. I create beautiful things in my store.
Interests: music, craft, fashion, painting, sewing, books and reading, dancing in the living room
Recent Activity
Farewell 2015. It's been ACE! I've also decided to hand in my blog notice, truth be told I've turned into a very slack blogger and I've decided to let it go for 2016. I began blogging way back in June... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
We got a fancy new sign. It hangs in my window. It came just in time for my #happyplace to turn 6, yep 6! Holy Moly 6..... So we had a party.... and my #happyplace was filled with lovely, lovely... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
Around this time six years ago Coco's Closet popped up in the tiny little store just off the zebra crossing in Wharf Street Forster. What was going to be a Spring fling in 2009 has evolved to be my #happyplace.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
So much for trying to blog more regularly.... I am here now however. I have been painting and painting. It makes me smile everyday. Everyday. I am currently working on lots of OOAK (one of a kind) journals. They are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
I am so happy to be sharing this post with you. If you follow Coco's on Facebook or Instagram you will have seen my little sneak peaks over the past week of what I have been secretly preparing to share... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
Feel free to print out my new 'take what you need' and share the love. Brighten your day or someone else's. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
Three little words. One great campaign. Such truth behind the words and campaign. Artist Sarah Hamilton began this campaign to encourage everyone and anyone that steps into an independent retailer, gallery or business buy a card. Every single purchase no... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
So, I had that cup of tea and here I am back again and I am blessed. Blessed that I can share this space with you. Blessed to live in a beautiful part of the world. Blessed to go to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
In the last few years I have tended to shy away from sharing my personal self in my blog, even though what I do is very personal. Initially my blog was to document my journey into the Stitches and Craft... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
These prints are now available in my Etsy store. Yay. Go check them out, I'd be stoked if you do. I've been slowly adding some delicious cards, art and prints to my Etsy store. My bricks and mortar happy place... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Rourke and Henry
Bidding farewell to another year... This was the year that I challenged myself to step outside my comfort zone. This was the year I stood in front of around 130 people and bared my art journey and why I do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
Tis the Season..... more photos than words because honestly I just wanna paint. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
I love technology, yep love it. I have had instagram since the get go, way back when it was a simple photo filtering app..... way before it became a social network. It for the most part is my favourite app,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
Above is a snippet of a few items that are currently available in my Society 6 store. Society 6 is a great platform for creatives to be able to showcase their art on products and in print. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
Just over two weeks ago I along with around a thousand other creatives received the Round 1 Brief for the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search.It's kinda the ducks guts of competitions... you win two years representation with Lilla Rogers along... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
Ticking off little goals this week, making Spring stock for Coco's, design brief number 2 for Summer School and the biggie.... actually submitting an entry to Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
The Summer School Gallaries went live on Friday, you can go here to see the Beginner Gallery, mine is there too! Yay! I am so glad I signed up for this, our brief Tropical Summer was lots of fun, lots... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
Make it in Design, Summer School. Beginner. Brief. Tropical Paradise. Create. Tropical/holiday themed pattern. Jumping in the deep end. jumped. doing what I love.... colouring in all week. Bliss! Just Bliss...... trying to figure out digital drawing....learning on the job,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
About a month ago I signed up for the Make it in Design Summer School. Travelling outside my comfort zone again. I'm signed up for the Beginners Track which will consist of three design briefs over the next six weeks.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
Continuing to step outside my comfort zone..... after quite a lot of converstions with myself I have finally decided to jump in and enter Lilla Rogers GTS 2014,you can read all about the GTS here I've been reading Lilla's blog... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Rourke and Henry
So my challenge to myself was this year to step outside my comfort zone. Trying not to think to much and just do. Committing to putting myself, my art out there... the thinking thing creeps in after committment.... thinking, analysing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Rourke and Henry