Monday, June 28, 2010

Things I like today

Perfect stencil tutorial for winter!

Gorgeous pic from here

Amazing detail in this doll

Gorgeous skirt by Polly Pratt! What beautiful colours!

Loving this clock made from recycled kitchen goods

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My weekend

How was your weekend? I've had a busy but fun weekend. Mexican food and telly with a mate on friday night during which I dozed off! Saturday was spent at a workshop on balcony gardening followed by a Transition Towns event in Montmorency where we screened No Impact Man on behalf of Green Renters. A great event where we met loads of inspiring people all intent on making a difference in their local community. Great stuff.

This morning we were kindly fed an amazing breakfast of toasted turkish bread and seasoned fried mushrooms and lots of tea, just lovely!

On the way home I popped in Savers for some goodies:

Old vintage hankies out of their individual boxes. I'm a keen user of handkerchiefs and I plan on decorating these with my gocco machine.

Amazing hand embroidered tablecloth. May make this into a quilt cover.

Adorable teapot! I love yellow things.

Cute paisley skirt!

I also embroidered this cute owl gloves! I've also made squirrel embroidered ones, I'll post a picture tomorrow. What do you think? If they take your fancy, you can buy a pair at my shop.

PS-Have you entered to win a copy of the Big Book of Recycled Crafts? If not, pop on over here

Friday, June 25, 2010

Things I like today

A great crafty manifesto from here

The textiles art of Gillian Bates always makes me feel inspired!

So pleased the works of Darling Clementine are now in teatowel!

Quite simple, but I really like the design of this t shirt

Give away: The Big Green Book of Craft

Give away:The Big Green Book of Recycled Crafts!

Want to win this book? Head on over to Green Renters (our other business) to find out how! It's painless, I promise :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Magazines for Sale!

I'm doing a bit of a declutter at home and getting rid of lots of old magazines on ebay, including Peppermint, Frankie and Lip magazines. You can view the auction here

Things I like today

I spent the weekend away on a writer's retreat where I enjoyed baking some scones. I've always loved this ode to scones...

I've a new embroidery design for my gloves which involves an owl so this mug charms me!

I can' t remember the source of this, but it makes me laugh!

The amazing portraiture of Yuri Darashkveich

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Things I like today

I really need a duffle coat

I'm a huge fan of mulled wine and I'm keen to give this recipe a try as it's a bit different from my norm with the addition of apple juice...

Loving the bookwheel. No idea how the books stay put!

Some amazing stitching here, as mentioned by Drewzel

I wonder what's put in these desserts? Hmmm

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My creative space

Last night I bought a plain white long sleeve t shirt and decorated it with a picture I've been admiring for a while from an old 1960's Reader's Digest...great for winter!

I also dyed my hair red. Apologies for the My Space kinda photo, I was trying to hide all the mess in the background....You can see more Creative spaces here

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

News from the warren...

-Finished my 'day' job on friday...great feeling!

-Off to Hobart on the weekend to guest speak at Treading Lightly Enviro Fest this weekend for Green Renters. From there we'll be spending a few days in Sydney presenting workshops to various local municipalities.

-Recovering from a rotten cold

-Involved in a super, secret charity project!

-New gloves stocked at Little Shop of Handmade and Blackbird Corner

- Will be launching some new Polka Dot Rabbit products upon my return, haven't had time to photograph yet!

Things i like today

What a gorgeous mosaic by Charley Harper

Creatures Wild and Tame, click for larger image

Bambi Finds the Meadow, 1963 also by Charley Harper

Fantastic magnet tutorial by the amazing How about Orange

Loving these cushions