Lavender bags

LAVENDER BAGS:

⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕

Sometimes I want to make other things besides zines… So I’ve sewn some cute lavender bags! The round ones were made a little while ago and now I’m experimenting with square shapes. They come with a small loop out of ribbon so you can attach them to a coat hanger to make all of your clothes smell nice. I have lots of lovely fabrics so more designs will become available soon. I can make custom designs too (price may vary).

⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕

Get in touch if you want one! They are 3 euros each (+postage). Please specify colour/fabric and shape.

Mail to flapper_grrrl@yahoo.co.uk to place an order.

⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕

For more crafty stuff, check out my catalogue. I also make cats, bunnies, bookmarks, buttons/badges, and more.

⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕ ⊕

I’m considering writing a tutorial on how to make them yourself, maybe for an issue of Same Heartbeats or other zine… Would you be interested in that?

 

 

 

Posted in Craft, Merch | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alice in Chains fandom = new fanzine?

Today is Layne Staley day. It is the birthday of the late singer of Alice in Chains and the city of Seattle officially proclaimed this day as a moment to remember him.

In the past few months I’ve been listening a lot to Alice in Chains, (re)discovering their old songs and their later albums with their new singer William DuVall. They toured Europe a few months ago but I missed this so instead I’ve been devouring all of their music on CD and online. Like when I was discovering Yngwie Malmsteen’s repertoire a year ago, I would like to write about my current music fandom in a zine(s). And this evening, that’s what I intend to spend my time doing, as well as trying to play some of their riffs (which with Yngwie was near impossible…) and hoping they’ll do a European tour soon again, preferably together with Veruca Salt and L7 (dream line-up! 🙂 ).

LSMS

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

PS. If you know of the existence of any Alice n Chains fanzines, please tell me!

PPS. Taking about music, I may have some exciting news about Lavender Witch very soon!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

 

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chainsaw Bunny hates… Same Heartbeats #15

NEWS FLASH: Chainsaw Bunny calls for a boycott of the zine Same Heartbeats #15 because of its complete lack of bunnies inside its pages*. She protests the human-centrism and bunny-phobia of this issue of a zine that used to be her favourite before it introduced its – what she calls – “bunny ban”.

ECHO promises that in future issues there will be more bunny-representation and that they will educate themselves about bunny-visibility and bunny-tokenism. Chainsaw Bunny reacts that these promises better be fulfilled or else. Daily carrot cake should also be baked and delivered to her as punishment for this crime and for her future editorial services. In the meantime she will be sharpening her chainsaw for upcoming paper shredding sessions.

So if you do still want to buy a copy of Same Heartbeats #15, you better be quick!

To be continued…

*There are actually two tiny tiny bunnies to be spotted in the zine if you look verrry closely.

Posted in Zine | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New: mini-zine sets

I love mini-zines: a folded sheet of A4 paper into an 8-page A7 zine. Everyone can make them, they are quick to create and cheap to copy.

I’ve already made a bunch of mini-zines – see at the bottom of my catalogue. But when I’m tableing at zine fests, the table gets full of zines very quickly… So I decided to make some mini-zine sets! I have 4 of such sets available at this moment. They are for sale in person as well as via online mail-order:

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

“Self-care” mini-zine set:

Self-care tips by me and by Chainsaw Bunny.

“Activism” mini-zine set:

Advice, resources, and inspiration for activist projects and spaces.

“Zines” mini-zine set:

For the zinester within you, perhaps still waiting to come out or seeking fresh inspiration. Zinespiration is my newest mini-zine.

“Guitar” mini-zine set:

Mini-zines for learning to play guitar or bass. These Guitarrr mini-zines are even used by a guitar teacher (and musician friend) to give to her students. She’s also planning on translating them to French for me!

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

Each set costs 1 euro + postage

Mail to flapper_grrrl@yahoo.co.uk to place an order. I accept payment via PayPal (different email address!) or bank transfer (euros only). Trades welcome too.

Posted in Merch, Zine | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

New zine: Same Heartbeats #15

Same Heartbeats #15 is out now!

This zine was presented in “avant-premiere” at Swindon Zine Fest & North West Zine Fest, and is now available for mail-order!

Same Heartbeats is the feminist perzine series I’ve been making since 2006. Inside I document my travels to zine fests, Ladyfests, and other DIY/queer/feminist events, write about topics such as body hair, (non)femininity, music, archiving, and self-publishing, interview other DIY creatives, and publish comics featuring Chainsaw Bunny or my band Lavender Witch.

So what can you find inside this 15th issue?

The zine combines text, drawings, comics, collage, and photography. This issue is 36 pages in A5 size including the front and back cover. It’s printed on recycled paper and bound with red yarn.

<- I fold and bind all the zines by hand – this is time-consuming but a labour of love.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Want to get a copy?

That’s great! Thanks for your support!

1 copy of Same Heartbeats #15 costs 2 euros + postage (or swap).

Mail to: flapper_grrrl@yahoo.co.uk to place an order.

Check out my other zines too.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Posted in Merch, Zine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some photos of Swindon Zine Fest & North West Zine Fest 2019

Last weekend I travelled to Swindon Zine Fest and North West Zine Fest together with Jessica of ESCzine. Both zine fests were a lot of fun and I was so happy to be there: lovely people, nice atmosphere, great zines, interesting locations, cool workshops (at NWZF)…

Swindon Zine Fest was organised at the Central Community Center. It was the first time I ever visited Swindon and apparantly it’s known to be the “railway town”. The zine fest offered lots of awesome zines and delicious cakes (mmmm lemon drizzle!!). Jessica and I had our shared table in the middle of the room as you can see on the photo. It was so nice to see some zinesters I had met at Swansea Zine Fest again like Kirsty, Cath, Morgan, and Phoebe, and also to meet Russell of Lunchtime for the Wild Youth for the first time. We had some adventures getting to Swindon and to the fest but you’ll have to wait to read about it in Same Heartbeats #16… 🙂 (Hopefully out in autumn or early winter so be patient). For now, have a look at some photos of the zine fest:

Continue reading

Posted in Infostands, International Zine Month, Library, Report, Zine scene | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zines I read in 2019 (July)

I read a pretty huuuge amount of zines in July. Thanks to recent zine swaps, a distro order, and visits to zine fests, I was so fortunate to acquire a lot of new zines. I also somehow had more time for reading and that fit perfectly for International Zine Month. The zines I devoured are about travelling, about documenting the making of a documentary about women in punk, about youtube comments, about illness, about Harry Potter, about zines themselves…

As you can see the content in zines is very diverse! Nevertheless I tried to group them in “categories” according to topic or genre to make it easier to write my mini-reviews. Just keep in mind that zine genres rarely fit perfectly and can overlap and often zines talk about a variety of subjects at the same time. I added web links where possible but if I didn’t add anything you can mail me to ask if I can get you in touch with the zine maker (no promises). Find the zines I make myself here.

Enjoy!

Continue reading

Posted in Review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment