Outside the BBC in Southampton. Time for a drink to celebrate our bumbling interview!

radio_solent_interview.mp3 listen here to us talking about Project ‘Shop’ in an interview with Katie Martin on the Community Chest segment of her show. Plus hear what the judge has to say about our endeavour when she awards us £250 for making community work to engage the local public in fun and conversation.

in the BBC studio with Katie Martin

fredx

hey

so another hard week for us!

yay! Cardboard collecting!

meet at 11am tomorrow… to discuss stitch workshop and this weeks fund-raisers! + discuss how today’s meeting went.

planing roles for stitch and party is very good idea Ellie… maybe you can suggest them or I could.

I’m bringing lights and about 100 glow sticks and disco ball and light machine.

tomorrow will need help spraying all stuff for the workshop… have people been collecting product containers for the workshop like I asked?

Fredx

SO! the party is going ahead.  I think it’s under control. This is going to a hectic week as we have to clear Patrick’s house, deck it out in cardboard, build a cardboard fort village and set up music and lights and we have 4 days to do it in, starting tomorrow. MEANWHILE gotta be arranging Stitch! stuff for tomorrow at 5pm…. including Mooshie Taboo stuff and some kind of amazing work shop which hasn’t been organised at all yet.

We need to do a booze run, and fix up some kind of health and safety for the party…

So far 98 people confirmed, 101 maybe and 600 and something not yet replied..it couldget vvery hectic!

At the moment wrestling with the idea of tellign neighbors/landlord that we’re throwing a fundrasier party …..do we don’t we?!

I NEED EVERYONE’S HELP!!

we need to establish what our ‘roles’ will be at the party – bouncers, people in charge or merch, boooze, keeping all the cash safe, damage control, fire watch etc.

yep. it’s starting to sound boring but i really need everyone to give me a hand as the responsibility of this has been casually dumped on my head and this week i was meant to be getting on top of printing and designing products, figuring out a screen rotation plan and DOING shop. Oh and figuring out what i’m going to do my essay on, and then actually beginning the research, and then writing the essay. And not eating wheat or dairy at all. haha x

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=320452029296&ref=nf

UPDATE: Clare has found ‘a sick russian chick’ to DJ as well. still waiting for Shark Bait and co to confirm

hello all

This week is all about TEAM WORK… so things may have been very hard and frustrating these past weeks… but this week it all changes… this week we remember we like each other and that we are all making something together!

there is 4 aims of this week and they are big ones but we can do it cos we are good!

Aim 1: GET A SHOP- this will be every weeks aim till we manage to find one… so martin and jack maybe dedicated hour or two a day to this.

Aim 2: Make 200 products- this means cardboard collecting… 3 days this week.. at least 2 people each time (we need to get cardboard for party as well)

and for this week product printing is a job for me, Jack and Martin! woo making.. yay!

Aim 3: Website complete- this is a job for Ash and I- but I will need your guys support to get me images and input.. etc.

Aim 4: MAKE AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL Mooshie Taboo products!- this is under the capable hands of Ellie and Mr Patrick… but they will need support and encouragement… like ‘you can do it’ and ‘push it’ and well I imagine a Rocky movie montage with sweat running down Ellie’s face as Patrick, her coach shouts slogans at her.

I propose meet at 10am studio 5 for a quick plan the week’s output… whose who… whats what… any questions.. affair.. then get on have some fun and work real hard.

sound good?

and I was thinking

Monday-work hard from 10am then all go home at 5.30 and have time to ourselves…

Tuesday- 10 or 11 then meet for lunch then more sexy work then to  jacks for ironing T-shirts… dinner… make together then to buffalo.. we can figure best way round this and where.

Wednesday- work in studio till like 630- lots of printing and cutting and fun… then patrick for ironing, sewing labels and meeting… all eat there!

Thursday- long day at uni then home for me time? dinner alone.. candle lit

Friday… finish it… sleep and then

ELLIE WILL BE BACK.. YAY.

Ellie KP don’t think you are forgotten your AIM: have fun, get drunk and do many things I wouldn’t do… that will be hard cos I eat food off train floors and pretend to be a bird in airports… have a great time!

Things not to worry about this week..

design products- next week we can get back on that!

the budget.. beyond what I will do.. but again next week must get this tidy and all sorted!

the event ‘Shop’ … figuring it out and all those concerns other than getting a space.. gonna have a meeting


WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?

hey all

as you all know we are going to Stitch on Wednesday 17th to sell beautiful Mooshie Taboo T-shirts and bags.. and maybe even prints to raise money for Project ‘Shop’ but as well as this we are trying to get people engage in the fun of Project ‘Shop’ buy making there own products…

for this we all need to do some collecting… the basic plan is get cartons and small boxes spray them white and give people a marker pen… as well as this we will have paper nets printed out… its just about the fun of it…. best design of the night gets at Free drink! I’ll pay for the drink but need to use project money for spray paint and pens, that ok?

we can have the product design brief as well for if people really want to get involved need to do a bit of work for this… and the mailing list sheet and photos of Mini ‘Shop’!

so as Ellie, Ellie and Patrick are doing the T-shirt side more I think it should be down to Jack, Martin and I to get the workshop all set up…

that good?

I think be good to have say 20-30 packages…

what you think?

fredx

START COLLECTING!

The worst is over! the ellie (norovirus) virus has been defeated! go blood type O! anyway I feel rubbish but there is stuff to do and people to see… god I can’t believe it’s the 31st of January already, where did the time go? yeessh

Fundraising

Stitch have facebooked back: Stalls are free

Stitch Bournemouth 31 January at 14:13

“the stalls are free!

We dont charge you to come and sell =]

the next beat in on the 13th Feb.

And we’d need you there from around 9pm… Ill double check that for you.

Then the next stitch date is; 17th feb. and turn up from like 5.30pm.

Sorry for my delay, ive been in brighton for the beat redemption launch there!

Chantel xxx. “

Which is lovely jubbly for our pocket. However, still waiting on Clare Chapman from arts and events to get back to us with help with the Carboard House Party and details on tickets, alcohol pricing and selling… will keep you updated

This week I hope to:

  • have the party budget and details to a fine T
  • design the tickets (and maybe print them?)
  • Write my profile for the website (why am I dreading it?)
  • Bug Martin about Vis Com
  • Design and build a model structure for the Elton fine art/architecture colloboration project
  • Blog about all the research I’ve been doing

Until then… x (elzie)

Patrick! Will this be okay to go on a screen, oui/non?

-Not the actual colours.

my banana is mainly made of bruise.


We need to build a communal space like this : and to also maybe beat this guy on having the biggest treehouse in the world. BUT! only if we really need the space. otherwise it will be kinda wasteful.

http://funster.us/2009/10/worlds-largest-treehouse-near-crossville/ (cheers for the link rob)

Today i am at home* designing tshirts. serious business.

AND! today the canvas bags arrived. I only ordered them on Tuesday or something. amazing.

Yesterday i ordered the tshirts.

Ladies:

S 10

M 10


Mens:

M 20

L 10

XL 10

lovely!!

Today i also need to find out how much it is to run a stall at Beat Redemption. I think we’re in for Stitch : )



*it’s way too difficult to work at uni when designing. No internet in the studios means no design reference, new fonts or research. Also, i find it easier to design on my own, and to get feedback after, rather than faltering on every aspect as i’m trying to gain approval for every part, if i work with other people around. I need a scanner that works all the time with my mac, etc etc etc.

I’m not trying to split away from the group, i just have a terrifyingly pressure-filled deadline of TUESDAY for 4-6 tshirt designs and i will be running on 30%capacity at uni, The end


ellie x

HIDE AND SEEK... can't find you!

Hi all

Ellie KP and I were search for us on google today and it’s not good… You Can’t Find Us!

I know we are new to this and there’s lots to learn… and some of us aren’t wanting to become online media whores but we all want our audience, whoever they maybe, to be able to find us when they go looking… so we need to look in to ways of improving our ‘Googability’  and ‘Web Presence’… specifically for phrases like ‘project shop’, ‘outsidein collective’ and our names.

All of this bring me to our online manager… Ashley… he (you) is coming to bournemouth this thursday and will be focusing on all thing about the online world of us and Project ‘Shop’.

MAIN TOPIC will be the new website… its design, look and function… and most importantly content… much to do not much time to do it!

other topics to discuss include Fund-raising events such as stalls at Beat Redemption and Stitch and the very exciting cardboard house party!

fredx

The biggest news of today is The Mighty Tshirt Endeavor. Which is even larger than it sounds.

So we’re looking to sell tshirts to make money for shop. This means initially putting in a large amount of money for an even bigger return. which = pressure for my designs to sell. So …here we go.

For 60 tees, in 6 different sizes it will cost £139.something, so each tshirt will cost £2.316666666forever

And if we sell them for £10 we can make £460 profit for shop.

-That’s if we sell 60 tees before it happens. But! It will mean making a profit for the collective to use in the future.

fred-hi says: (22:17:42)
and maybe [we] should think about canvas bag[s]

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http://shop.thecleverbaggers.co.uk/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=82&idproduct=878

£29.30 for 30 bags. including p&p

I have begun putting my sketches into Illustrator and tracing them to make vector quality designs. So far, they don’t look very good, but i’m working on them. Aiming to have 6 different designs in total, to go onto screens to be printed using the method of silkscreening.

And have a large number of tshirts printed and ready to sell before the 13th of Feb…!

-We plan to sell them at Beat Redemption and Stitch at 60 Million Postcards.

checking out the competition: http://sharkbait.bigcartel.com/

Also um um um…

I’m going to try to finish the products i previously mentioned, by putting barcodes onto them and getting them spell checked. exciting.

Patrick’s gunna be working on a ‘posh’ net for Instant Fame. It might be a pentagon shape or something sexy.

That’s all for now

x ellie