Thursday, April 29, 2010


I put in my notice at work yesterday for my resignation. It's the start of some exciting adventures and a journey which I will start blogging about over the next few weeks....

ps not very communicative today, rotten headache due to a long sesion with the dental specialist...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Things I like today

I really like this picture even though I've never been into card games at all. The only game I like is Scrabble really!

Salvaged goods made functional as discussed here

Such a lovely pic of cuttings :)

Are you going to Sew It Together too? Can't wait!

Loving these colourful radishes via here

I've never seen blackwork before. How beautiful it is!

New Polka Dot Rabbit goodies

Cute retro coasters, made from vintage images and upcycled cork backed coasters!

If you would fancy some, have a wee little look here

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Anzac Day

Today is Anzac Day, an annual day in Australia where we commemorate all those who have died in War. I'm a big fan of War Propanganda as an art form (see here and here and here), particularly in regard to their representations of women during war years, a time where many women experienced their first taste of freedom in employment and many women fought as hard for their lives as men at war.

Army nurses, their hard work often obscured by that of the soldiers. My grandma was a nurse during World War II, she has some amazing stories. Like many women, she never celebrated Anzac Day or marched in any commemoration events.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Things I like today ( a bit risque)

I was amused to see that this ad was banned from several US networks. Omg! A woman with curves! Portrayed as sexy! Gasp!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Things I like today

Loving this gorgeous photo which I found here

Lovely tutorial by Disney

I've love to patchwork an old chair if I had one handy (and the skills of course!)

Love these new Leona Edminston frocks as featured on the Marie Claire website

Monday, April 19, 2010

Things I like today

When can I move in? Please?

ooh was surprised to see one of these Tretchikoff prints on ebay!

Loving these Miette Wallpaper cookies via Design Sponge

Loving this felt rose cushion!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Things I like today

Clever tattoo hey?

I want some of these tights

Dottie Angel's photo shoots always make me happy!

Do you like my recent purchase? I've been going through a love of second hand tapestries... Not my walls I hasten to add!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ten Things

  1. I much prefer winter to summer
  2. I'm left handed
  3. I have never managed to master crochet
  4. I have a soft spot for Midsommer Murders
  5. My favourite flowers are blue hydrangeas
  6. As a child I wanted to be an art teacher or illustrator, as a teenager I wanted to be a journalist or psychologist, as an adult I am undecided
  7. I rarely wear trousers and don't own any jeans
  8. I used to be a somewhat controversial student politician
  9. I am married to someone who used to be a famous rockstar (he's still a star to me!)
  10. I loathe and am allergic to beer and get sick of people offering it to me

Things I like today

I'm a big fan of the Victoria Albert V&A mueseum (and shop!) and I'm loving their latest collection of fresh, colourful, floral fabrics inspired by Horrockses Fashions, one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 1940s and 1950s. Unfortunately the prices are a little high for casual internet shopping, but they are just gorgeous to look at!

There's also quite an amazing exhibition Quilts:1700-2010 which I'd dearly love to visit if I lived closer....*sigh* I loved visiting all the galleries and mueseums last time I spent a decent amount of time in London (often it's just a whistlestop to visit Chris' family).

‘At the End of the Day’, hanging, Natasha Kerr, 2007. Museum no. T.43-2008

To Meet My Past, Tracey Emin, 2002, The Saatchi Gallery, London

Do you like to win things?

The lovely Frankie Magazine is giving away some of myvintage cross-stitched linen badges. We’ve got a whole bunch up for grabs. Email them your postal address for the chance to win.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Things i like today

Ahh I'm loving the cooler weather (at last!) and this photo encapsulates this feeling perfectly.
by flypeterfly on flickr via here

Speaking of cooler weather, it's definitely soup weather! You can find some yummy recipes here

I would love one of these softies! So cute!

Awesome Candy shoes advertising from the 1960's via Flickr

You can see more wonderful things here as hosted by the lovely Pip!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Things I like today

Polka dots make everything better, even buckets

Too true

I'm bit old for these backpacks but doesn't stop me wanting one!

I can't remember where I found this but I think a lot of us can relate