Monday, January 31, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

indoor yarn bombing

you know I love me a bit of yarn bombing (you can see mine here, and more here and here), so I really like the way Aurélie Mathigot has gone and put some inside. Look at that. Cute-o.

Monday, January 24, 2011

a giveaway!

Not mine, sorry. This one. For that fabric.

Mine soon (sorry not Sunday as I said. A raging hangover has been causing little tap-men of pain to dance across my brain and dislodge any rationally functioning thought-process).

Saturday, January 22, 2011

my week in pictures

- Trip to the beach with wet dog, pebble collecting, slight sunburn and picnic of tuna sandwiches.
- Blueberry Pear Pie. You know I love pie.
- Homemade weight set up. To counteract effects of above pie. (and yes, that is how much I lift. If I was buff, I wouldn't need to lift them, now would I?)
- Library Books. Vintage Horse Salt and Pepper Shakers.
- New Garden Bed. I made that, I did.
- The lamb named Ruthie (named after this amazing gal), born over Christmas and getting bigger every day.
Hope your week was awesome!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mabel's Monster

A custom order tattooed girl monster I just finished. I never use a pattern for these guys, so they all emerge unique. I was a bit worried about this girl's long body, but I think her arms balance her out. I used a bit of lace for the skirt, and this time machine-embroidered the tattoos instead of hand stitching them. I think she looks a bit shy and mischievous at the same time. Now she's on her way to Sydney for a little girl named Mabel, from this lovely lady.
Goodbye monster girl.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

my creative space- studio

Some photos from my new studio set up, on the unfinished second floor of the house in the country. Hence the exposed beams, uncovered floor and tin roof; which makes it a bit hot, but just a bit more homemade, I think.
I only got about half of the studio, the other half has not-much-light for photos. You'll have to use your imagination (stacked tubs full of fabric, a bookshelf full of fabric, and more suitcases. Full of.. fabric. Ironing board, shelves of threads, baskets of felt and patterns.)
I work until about 1pm, when the oven effect gets a bit too much, and I go downstairs to read blogs or outside to plant seeds or read under a tree.
I'm going to have a giveaway soon. It is in the photo. Can you guess what it is? I'll tell you on Sunday!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

etsy love- reading

We all know how much it's been raining, and rain inspires me to curl up in an armchair with a cat and a cup of tea and a book. Not very productive but very satisfying. (Considering what the rain has been doing to other folk, very very lucky too).

I'm averaging 3 books a week, but am all out until we go into town next week and visit the library. I shall have to do some work. Or re-read Pride and Prejudice. Either way.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

new cards

After I had a go at making Christmas cards, I tried a few more. The top one has a print of bunting and says 'hooray!', the middle one says 'happy housewarming' with a watercolour print of cute houses. And the last one is for someone you really like. It says 'you are the jam to my peanut butter'.
They are $3.50, with envelope, and in my blue caravan shop now.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

my week in pictures

Not so long ago I was taking pictures of walls and graffiti, and now it's all farm animals and green (and those cute kidlets).

The rain, though I love rain, is relentless. But the ducks are happy.

Hope your week was awesome!