Saturday, September 26, 2009

Inside and Out

A corner of our dining room.
It's, um 'busy' I know.
I'm often found trawling and drooling through
interior design blogs and magazines, I'm no stylist,
so I'm not showing you this because I think it looks
'stylin'! It's just our space.
Now, when I'm trawling and drooling, I often
wonder where the speakers, cables and scales are?
Hidden away in smart-storage I imagine.
This is a halter dress I made for little P.
Vintage cotton, paisley print.
Accessories are model's own!
(yes, it's a piece of rope as a necklace)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A windy, orange kind of day

The view from our back door, at 7am this morning.
Sydneysiders awoke to a bright orange
sunrise this morning.
A massive, dust storm has blown in.
At 9am, I hosed my car off,
foolish, just made the red dust stick harder.
What do I know about dust settling?
I'm a city girl!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Game of Life

Has there ever been a game more representative of our lives than snakes and ladders? Never mind swings and roundabouts, both those things are fun! The very way it moves, snaking around in decades, I'm somewhere in the middle of this board in real life, and I think I must have landed on a snake's tale today. I've been on a Spring-clean-bender, I was madly brushing away at the walls in the exterior laundry, when I looked up, and saw the most enormous red back spider above my head, near the light fitting. It's the biggest I've ever seen, actually it's the only one I've ever seen.
I downed tools instantly, and can't go back in there till the man of the house comes home and removes it, then hopefully, I'll jump back on a ladder and ride that thing all the way to the top, without encountering too much 'pugnacity' along the way!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lemonade Award

So excited to have received this lemonade award from Eden Rose, it's always a surprise to discover people actually read my blog, I still get a thrill each time I receive a comment, or an award. I get so much joy writing and most of all, reading other peoples blogs. Indeed, the blogsphere has been, and continues to be a rich source of inspiration for me. My blog gives me the freedom to connect with people who get what I do, people who like 'to make' don't often get the chance to show off their creations in 'real life' or even to express themselves in such an open way. It's liberating in so many ways! The best part of all is realising that there are so many people who feel the same way about the journey, people who want to make a difference, and re-use and recycle, people who value love over money, and most importantly, like to share their every day lives in such an honest way! And so, I'm going to pass this award on to some sweet bloggers, whose journey's and stories I like to follow: Four Leaves Veronica Darling Blossom n Birds Marjory Jane Dorothy Bills Grandy and Baa Pass it on if you like girls! (Of course, there are so many bloggers from home and around the world who inspire me, make me laugh, and generally entertain me, see my blog list!!)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Home Stretch...

Top of a quilt that I'm working on for a baby girl. It's more cot-size, than standard baby size, cause I think she'll get more use out of it that way. It's bright and colourful, which I know she likes. Don't get your ruler's out, you should know by now that I don't work to those kind of exacting standards with these things, I tend to just use fabrics that I like, and cut as I go.
I'm still 'embracing the wonk'!
This is the backing, I've used a vintage sheet, that has never been used, so it's crisp and really thick cotton, they don't make cotton like this anymore!
I've been making some nighties for my Little P,
she likes them 'stretchy' so I've been using
jersey, which I rarely work with, and I know why.
Hat's off to anyone who sews jersey in a factory for a living! Actually, hats off to anyone who sews anything in a factory for a living!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Artist at Work

Hard at it in Hyde Park on the weekend.
I love it when art goes mobile!


Let a 5 year old girl loose with a few bucks to buy her Dad a pressie, and this is the result. It's magnetic, it's a thermometer, it's Australiana! Looks good next to 'kath', strangely appropriate.