Monday, June 29, 2009

Quick update

I've been rather recalcitrant in posting regular updates about my holidays but we have finally put all the photos on the computer and will start doing some posts soon...I'm working on an exhibition piece for Craft Vic (not assuming it will be accepted!) using vintage Australian and English tea towels. Being me of course I've barely started so will have to get cracking later today. Feeling quite run down today with sore throat and glands, didn't really get time to get over the flu before I arrived, but I can have lots of fruit later etc.

Going shopping this morning for some bits and pieces, quite excited about it as I don't buy (non-retro/vintage/second hand) clothes all that often.

Will write more

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bon Voyage

I'm off overseas for a month, I will be posting sporadically...But stay well dear readers xxx

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Community building made easy

How many of these do you do? List via Pink of Perfection

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Things I like today

Vintage quilt tutorial using recycled sheets from here

Vintage Pimms tray from etsy. I adore Pimms!
Wonderful illustration by Jennifer Lea

Stunning mosaic bathroom from Design Sponge

Things I like today

Mary Janes as sold in Chinese markets (hope to pick some up in Shanghai next week)

Lovely kitchen from Design Sponge

Teacup felt garland by Olive

Zoological design for us animal lovers by This Design is Mine

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How I spent my weekend...

The weekend was mostly cold and rainy. Winter has definitely kicked in! Chris has been in with the flu so we didn't go out all that much.


  • Prepping Polka Dot Rabbit consignments:

  • I've been watching House of Elliot, the wonderful old BBC series set in the 1920's. It has the most blissful clothing! Pic from here

  • Great catch up with Stephanie

  • Lots of time in bed reading and sleeping

  • Day dreaming about my holiday next week.

  • Cooking turkey burgers, pumpkin soup and cake

Long weekends are great!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Thing I Like Today

Adorable budgie by Jantze Tullett

Beware of friends by Josh Kenyon

Bunny scarf! I can't crochet so I'll have to learn so I can make one!

Cool pencil holders by Snowhome

Friday, June 5, 2009

Recycling with a difference!

I love the products of Rafineese Tristee who recycle oil oil tins into seats and children's play equipement (sinks and stoves). Very cool way to reuse and recraft and I reckon these would be pretty easy to DIY.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Lovecat Gloves

I embroidered these in my lunchbreak. What do you think?

Thing I like today

Work featured in a New Zealand exhibition by Gregor Kregar Work by Michelle Hamer from her upcoming exhibition

Gorgeous apron by Underground

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Things I like today...

I love these two works by Kate O Connor:

I adore this dress, it reminds me of Leanne's work on Project Runway last year.

Illustration from 1929 (author unknown). Not that it's remotely like summer sitting here with the heater on! I'm feeling quite weary today and I'm very much looking forward to our holiday and some relaxing!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Things I like today

Rug by Anthropologie

I've never played X Box but I do like the sentiment! From

It's the story of Julie Powell and her efforts at French cooking by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, in a period of 365 days.

She blogs as she goes and you can read her blog here and here Just realised it has also been made into a film.

Froggy gloves!

These were a custom order but since I have received some great feedback I've decided to add them to my store.