1. the birds 065, 2. refashioned school shirt A couple of favourites from Flickr, the little girl with the bird is from an animation, put together by the artist. And the top is made from a recycled sheet, lovely stuff.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
1. Vintage tablecloth that has never been used or even washed (close up panel below)
What you can see in this photo:'Party for One' print by the amazing Ashley G Kosta Boda 'Fiji' Vase 60's red glass bowl 2 small West German pots 2 little spinning top Babushka's Teak bird Vintage embroidered Dollie bowl of bling Books: Hundertwasser, Pucci (bound in Pucci Fabric) book on Scandinavian Design
What you can't see:Un-made bed, strewn with the clothes that didn't make the cut this morning. It's hard to figure out what to wear when it's this cold.
So what's on your bedside table? I'd love a peak!
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Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I found a flyer for this exhibition this morning in Balmain. I'm very taken with it, and will be going to this exhibition. All the paintings are cropped like this - I like it, but can see that it would bother some people - how do you feel about it? The artist is Sophie Gralton, exhibition on at: gallery aloft, 660 Darling St, Rozelle, for those of you in Sydney. (30/07/08) More here: www.galleryaloft.com
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Friday, July 25, 2008
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Oh, and have you visited Leni & Rose for your blogging tips this week?
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Monday, July 21, 2008
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
A fabric fanciers dream come true, and just as I was loosing faith in my Op Shop! It's had a renovation, and the prices have gone up, fabric has been thin on the ground, and then I found this! It's printed on both sides, and is a heavy cotton/canvas, my favourite panel is the little girl with her dog feeding the chickens. It fits perfectly across Little P's door, but that involves big D getting the drill out!
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
1. http://flickr.com/photos/53473996@N00/36947775/">pink poodle sign, 2. 1970's" child's bedroom See, I'm not adverse to the odd bit of pink! I'm so down with this 70's kid's room, you rarely see textiles used in this way in modern interiors, it's a shame really. I'll always take curtains over blinds any day!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I'm really taken with this stamp, the colours, the design -I just love it, I do harbour a secret passion for stamps, I can really see why people become such avid collectors. Not only are they a great sign of the times, they are probably the smallest little art works in our lives. I really don't need to start collecting anything else, but I do have two little books full of Aussie stamps from the 60's and 70's, that I just couldn't bare to leave at the Oppy!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I made this reversible, wrap skirt for Little P's Gym Teacher's wee girl. My way of saying 'thanks! She runs a great out-of-school Gymnastics Camp, and Parker had a great time there today, She's the sweetest girl around for doing this in the school hols, all the kids just love her to bits, and I'd be pulling my hair out today if it weren't for Gym Camp!!
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Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Inspired by this bit of vanity floating around in blogland, I thought I'd share with you where I was 10 years ago. I was working and living at the Iron Duke Hotel, in Alexandria, Sydney. It was also where I met Big D, he owned the pub at the time and had just turned it into a live venue. We had bands on 5 nights a week and a bistro that operated through the day. I'll always remember the first time I met Big D, I was living with a girl who was the sister of one of his friends, she'd mentioned to me that her brother's friend had just bought the Iron Duke and was looking for staff. So I went in to see him, and from the moment I shook his hand, I knew I liked him. He gave me a job, and then 2 years later a wedding ring - how sweet!! Some of the bands playing the week this photo was taken: 78 Saab Scum of the Earth Skulker Jonestown So.... what were you doing 10 years ago?
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008
We're going to a Christening in a couple of weeks, so I'm making this wrap dress, the one with puffed sleeves and contrasting collar. The fabric hasn't really photographed very well, it's a vintage silk, has a gorgeous drape to it. If it all goes to plan I'll take some pics on the day, oh what the heck, if I cock it up, I'll take pics too, just for a laugh.
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Monday, July 07, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
This photo really makes me laugh! It was taken on one of our road trips in Africa, and my brother and I quite obviously are busting to go to the loo - but Mum has decided she'd get a quick photo on first! Hilarious, I've got my hand fair up my skirt and my brother is actually holding the end of his willy, and our faces are all distorted, I mean, who can smile when they really just need to pee this bad?! Thanks Angela for bringing back Flashback Friday!