Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Brought to us by Kate over at Foxs Lane (go say hello) the theme is "My Collection". I used to think that I left the hoarding habit behind when I moved to Melbourne. But alas this theme has made me realise that I have not. As you will see:
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
paperbella, Krislyndillard, mkendall
evilneedles, ThreadRare, CrochetDiem
cosmonautshop, LianaKabel, MichelleJunkin
EmilyGill, liradesigne, EmergeDesign
Friday, November 20, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
In other news I got a copy of Faythe Levine's doco on DVD from Justine at Mixtape. It's fantastic, I watched it twice yesterday while the wee one had a record 3 1/2 hour sleep. I highly recommend it. The DVD that is. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Oh and the record sleep time was ACE for Mum too.
Stay cool all you Melbournites....(and those in Adelaide too!) what IS going on with this early Summer?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It was my wedding anniversary on Monday. I won't tell you how long the pair of us have been married. But let's just say it was in the 1990's that it took place. And yes, I was quite young, actually!
In celebration, here's a pic of the back of my dress from said day. My Mum made it, and I helped to bead all that lace which we handstitched on. She also made my headpiece and veil. And the bridesmaid's dresses. And her own dress. And prettied up her garden for months prior so we could be married in it. Wonder where I get the project over-committment from??!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Well, I had one of those moments last weekend. I was studiously working on my piece for Craft Victoria’s “White” Christmas window theme this year, all inspired and enthusiastic, when it all turned to disaster. And then the wee one got a hold of it. It was promptly dumped in a heap, and abandoned on my desk.
So there it sat for five long days, bombarded with an occasional glare and snarl from my direction, destined to end up alongside all those other half baked projects crying weakly from the dark “saaaaave meeeee”.
Until last Thursday night, after another late one (why has ER returned to such a late timeslot??), I crawled into bed and *boom*. There it was. An answer. A solution. An epiphany. Call it what you will. But, as always, it was so simple and straightforward and glaringly obvious that I could only say to myself, why didn’t I just do that to start with??
And so here it is: the fruits of my labour, my impatience and my determination (sounds like motherhood!). It’s "Shades of White", consisting of a long necklace, made from white handmade rope, off white recycled upholstery leather and beige recycled felt. It will soon find a new (temporary) home at Craft Victoria. I hope someone likes it as much as I do.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
"What can be imagined, can be achieved - Dare to dream!"
I really think this little sentence has helped me achieve so much in my life, including starting my interior design business, starting Mainichi and home birthing a beautiful boy. So, I say, go ahead and dream away my friends, for you never know where it can lead you.