Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Image: Clouds by Kvadrat Maharam
Dear blog,
I have been neglecting you, I'm sorry. Allow me to explain. I had some "me" time, one weekend, several weeks ago. And since, I've been starved of said time.

Others have used up my nurturing energy, have had needs that required catering to. Quite literally. Stress from a Grandfather in hospital and lots of running around have worn me out. I've been sick, again.

And so today I had to say some words that were difficult, but after doing so I felt the burden on my shoulders lighten. I can stand up straight again. The heaviness is lifting from my chest, and I can feel this cold, or flu, or whatever it damn well is, is beginning to leave my body. Hooray.  I'm finding it less difficult to be the "good" Mummy, and the behaviours of an almost three year old not so hard to deal with.

Now my head feels less like this cloudy, non-committal weather that Melbourne is experiencing, perhaps I will have some space to visit with you again and tell you of my adventures.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Some recent Interior design work.....

...for one of my lovely clients in the South East suburbs of Melbourne. I designed new cabinetry and selected furniture and fittings for a spare bedroom/wine cellar and the room pictured above is for three teenagers to share - a "retreat" for want of a better word!
Sofa: Jardan
Fabric: Laines and KvadratMaharam
Rug: Dinosaur Designs by Designer Rugs
Cabinet: Custom made grey, white and silver laminate finish

And the spare bedroom/cellar features a new sofa bed, armchair, built in cabinetry for storage and a huge wine cellar (behind the sofa) clad in timber to match the storage cabinet.
Sofa bed: Jardan
Fabric: KvadratMaharam
Leather: Laines/Qube
Cabinet: Custom made timber veneer
Wine Cabinet: by MacPhees, South Melbourne

Sorry about that last photo, it's a bit dark, but I can't resist showing you those beautiful original windows.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Finders Keepers Market Brisbane

Celebrating this week packing up a whole bunch of stuff to send North, as Mainichi will be at the Finders Keepers market in Brisbane in two weeks time!! Big ups to Tess who will "represent" not just Mainichi but also:
Spin Spin Handmade
Elizabeth Ann
If you are nearby, pop on in to The Old Museum in Brisbane on the weekend of 26th and 27th June. Look for the "North for the Winter" banner.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Reinvented Vintage

Rebecca of Edward and Lilly bought a few vintage hankies from my destash shop recently, and this is the end product, what a wonderful job she has done giving this one new life.
Pop on over to her shop to see more lovely handmade, embroidered goodness or keep an eye out for her at an upcoming market in Brisvegas somewhere....

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Apartment Therapy + our house!

Our house is starring in it's own tour over on Apartment Therapy! Go take a peek through the front door. And I hope you are enjoying the rainy weekend in Melbourne.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Recycled Leather Brooches

New square recycled leather brooches with little stitching and felt details added. What do you think?
I think they are kinda' cute. They shall be $25AU each, hopefully up in the Etsy store - at some stage!