Thursday, May 27, 2010

Busy busy busy

Sorry folks not around much this week, last day of my 9-5 job tomorrow and rather indisposed due to finishing work and handover and bad cold...

stay tuned for more news, info and crafty goodness



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Things I like today

I really like this t shirt, I keep meaning to make something like this...

I'm a big fan of reducing packaging but these herbal tea packages are lovely for aesthetics sake!

loving this tea and coffee set! I'd like to get a nice coffee pot.

These displays are a great combo of folliage and vegetables and far more sustainable than cut flowers!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Things I like today


How good does this cake look?

Make your own pouf!

Gorgeous shoes!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Things I like today

I used to love Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby series of books and I love this Ramona tattoo!

These quilts are unbelievably, made of wood! Read all about them here

'Live for kicks' - Len Barnett by letslookupandsmile.
Published 1964 by The Joint Board of Christian Education. Designer unknown.

This picture always makes me laugh!

I really want one of these pens

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Things I like today

Amazing message!

Really liking these kitchen tiles. Now I'm hankering for a Pimms!

How amazing is this paper art?

I always loathed maths at school, I suspect a book like this one would have helped quite a bit!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Crafters wanted for Melbourne Fringe Festival Exhibition with a difference!

Note: I've reposted this as there was something wrong with the comments enabler on the first post. Apologies to blog feed readers!

Home is where the Craft is

24th September -October 3rd
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Brunswick, Vic Australia

Mission Statement

The purpose of the exhibition to explore the role of women's crafting as something which is very much done in the home, in snatches of time whilst watching telly, waiting for the washing machine to finish etc etc. Craft as a practice has gotten ridiculously big in Melbourne over the last few years, evidenced by the 60 craft markets for retailers to sell their wares and loads of zines, magazines and newspapers all devoting slabs of column to crafty industries.

Craft's function as a creative practice is somewhat obscured by it's residential location as it is primarily not done in art spaces, studios or collectives.

There are of course a whole load of other issues about women's labour being undervalued, women becoming one women sweatshops, women underselling their work, it being seen as a poor cousin to graphic and fashion design etc etc.

Here is an opportunity to expose your home crafted goods in their glory. They can be of any theme related to home crafting and of any medium. Mediums may include:

Sewing (hand or machine)
Wool work

Preference and definite priority will be given to work which has been designed and created within the home in a 'traditional' sense. The theme and materials can be quite diverse but preference will be given to work created without use of industrial materials such as industrial screen printers or laser cutters. Paintings and illustrations will not necessarily be considered.

Fringe shows are inspiring, shocking, disgusting, surprising, entertaining, challenging, provoking.
All of the above and none of the above.

The Venue

The exhibition will be held in my laundry, kitchen and living room. People will be able to wander through these rooms freely to view the work (with some decluttering and basic security constraints)

The backyard will also be open as the entrance to the exhibition and will host the Exhibition launch party and Sunday markets.

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested please email Cate Lawrence and more info will be sent out to you.

National No Make Up Day

Here's me :)

You can see nore here

Monday, May 10, 2010

Things I like today

I've been wanting one of these planters for a really long time!

Love the lace detailing on this skirt

Too true

How beautiful these apple ceramics are!

Friday, May 7, 2010

My Creative Space

I've been quite busy since I gave notice at work, trying to catch up with all my work tasks, working on these coasters...and of course, working on lots of gloves for winter! I have a very long list of things planned for the weekend, hope I get at least some done :).

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thing I Like Today

What beautiful socks and shoes and what a beautiful story behind them...

Loving these wall decals made from wallpaper

Google's logo for today :D

If I lived in America I would want these...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baby it's cold outside...

Luckily I've been hard at work embroidering gloves to save our hands! Wool free, these are vegan friendly and great for those allergic to wool. Designed and hand embroidered by me, here in Melbourne

Would you like some? You can purchase your very own here in a variety of styles and patterns...

*note-I've contacted all the sources I have for gloves in Australia and I'm unable to find any which are wool free and made in Australia (or not made in China but willing to ship to Australia) but I will keep trying! Watch this space.

Monday, May 3, 2010

What I've been up to....

Working on a very belated birthday present for my husband....

work in progress by you.

Drank a cocktail that tasted like lemon meringue. Attended this exhibition. Bought a piece of art work...(will take a pic when it comes home). ...

Saw this documentary about the exploitation of workers in the Kenyan flower markets at the Human Rights Film Festival. Heard people complaining to the organisers that the films were too explicit, too depressing...

Thought about a lot of things and how lucky I am to live in Australia and have the luxury of choices.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Things I like today

I think this is an excellent mug.

Love this pic!
Beautiful dahlia corsage tutorial from here

When I'm old I want a patchwork granny cart!