Wednesday, October 29, 2008

farmers of air

We spent some time gazing at the local wind-farm on the weekend. Quite hypnotic.

Monday, October 27, 2008

teddy bears' picnic

We spent some time at the teddy bears' picnic with eb's little sister on Saturday. The big (and daggy) kids went straight for the fake-flavour van. Sno-kones and fairy floss.

Have you seen Softie Making , a new site by talented Jhoanna of One Red Robin.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

happy birthday pb

Friday afternoon and a long birthday lunch. Above the list of magnums intended to be opened.
I arrived late and missed out on a few.

Kate Just large-scale sculptural knitting.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

the toys i didn't get to play with whilst babysitting

Lately I have seen a lot of white Ibis-looking birds hanging out with cows.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the particle zoo

Glad to see collecting handmade plush has infected our household scientist.
On his birthday wish list Eb has asked for some of these cuties from the Particle Zoo.
Subatomic particle plushies, weighted according to their properties.
I love it.
Thanks to the particle zookeeper Julie for use of the images.

Monday, October 20, 2008

and the birthday cards keep rolling

Loving birthday season and the excuse to make cards.
The presents take a little longer however.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I bough this beautiful sash whilst we were on holidays.
It was made in France from upholstery fabric.
So luxurious.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

pulling power of handmade

Last night I was wearing my Emma Grace brooch whilst I was pouring at a public wine tasting. A very handsome young man thought it so cool that he had to make lovely conversation with me about it.

So single ladies...wear handmade.

On another note did anyone see Playing in the Shadows the other night on ABC? Broke my heart and made me feel like a selfish and ungrateful human.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

learnt at the beach

seagulls are surprisingly clean

knit at the beach

(i lost a needle though)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

ghost patrol softie

I bid (a few times) on the ghost patrol softie at the softies for Mirabel auctions.
He is now happily playing in our fireplace. (No flames, it's okay).
Mirabel are doing important things for children affected by substance abuse. I know the proceeds will go to great use.

Monday, October 13, 2008

i have been

on holiday.
(and you know i love a brooding ocean)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

a wedding and a birthday

Looking forward to a most
gorgeous couple's wedding and also seeing a birthday lady this coming week. The top is the wedding card with fabric envelope, the latter the birthday card, she loves her tractor. (Ahh farmers).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

do not leave unattended

Top: my entry in the do not leave unattended notebook, (note: lacks wisdom), see other contributions here.

Below: the gorgeous envelope the notebook has been travelling around in. I wonder if Jude made it?

It is on the way to Japan now, and I realised whilst making the address labels that the next recipient is the etsy seller I bought those stamps from. Small world.

Friday, October 3, 2008

morning light

How novel posting in the morning? I don't usually rise early enough.
Happy Friday everyone.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

dragging the notebook

I have been a bit slow in getting my notebook entry done for Do Not Leave Unattended. Promise it will be ready soon Jude!

p.s I am really digging The Velvet Underground right now.