Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Twas a dark, and rainy day

We decided to give our Chiswell chairs a long over due make over
These chairs are older than me! Remnants of the original, avocado coloured vinyl.
The tools of the trade.
The end result, much better.
We got these chairs from Big D's Nan.
They were covered in a rather drab, cream brocade.
This is their 3rd makeover, which would mean
that I must be due for a makeover too right?

Friday, April 24, 2009


Another year older, and more junk-age accumulates in my trunk-age!
The oppy has been very kind to me, love these two wooden dolls,
crudely hand painted in vibrant colours - got to be happy with that.
plus some fabric ...
I got more than the usual ambivalence from Big D when I showed him the above,
I got a scrunched up nose, and something about a 'Mu-Mu'.
I like it.
This one is quite amazing in the flesh, really light weight cotton. And I love this atomic bark cloth, reminds me of little beach-huts.
Cute colours in this one, and very big, 4 meters.
And, to redeem himself, he bought me this book for my Birthday.
'Textile Designers At The cutting Edge' Mainly European Designers, though Publisher Textiles get a couple of pages.
It's a yummy book, full of amazing textiles, that I'd love to own.
I think my trunk runneth over.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

holiday snaps

'Bottle of Milk' at Lorne - yummy burgers, great coffee.
We really do love every piece of Victoria!
Geelong was catching up with friends, no op-shopping, can you believe it?
Just too busy taking in the sights.
I felt a bit guilty dragging Little P and Big D into Op-shops,
all they wanted to do was sight-see, jump on the trampolines and eat,
which was fine by me really.
Erskine falls, so beautiful, absolutely the most ancient ferns I've ever seen!
The Great Ocean Road, is just, well great!
Home now, and another week of school hols left.
Craft table is busy, as it's raining in Sydney.
There's glitter from one end of the house to the other.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Hippity-Hop-Happy Easter

We had our Easter Hat Parade at school today, it was lots of fun,
thought I'd take photos before the event, while the hat is in one piece.
Kind of an 'Easter explosion'!
And so ends Term 1 .... and off we go to Geelong.
A road trip.
I'm planning:
op-shopping, eating, sleeping, reading.
A suburban bush walk, this park near our place.
P (in red skirt) with some cousins.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

ethel loves fred - Winter 09

One down, many more to finish. Working on some winter stuff for a shop in Newtown.
I really need to get cracking though, otherwise it will be Spring before I have enough ready!

Something for Kate

Crackernuts that is!
West German Pots, these are so addictive to collect, there's just so many of them, and never two the same. This is some of the collection, sadly these days, most of them are wrapped up in the garage, but just knowing they are there comforts me. Watch out Kate, one is never enough!