Monday, May 31, 2010

All in hand

Just showing off my hand warmers, from my Big Sis in Melbourne, they are made from upcycled jumpers, I love them, and it's been cold enough to wear them in Sydney this week.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Will blog for comment!

A friend of mine was wondering on Facebook whether or not those of us who keep blogs write for an audience, or whether a blog is purely just an electronic diary. It got me thinking about it, because when I started this blog way back when I was totally convinced that no one would read it - and that didn't bother me, I just wanted to get my hand made stuff shown off - appreciated even, by other people who make stuff,and crazy people who trawl through op-shops, looking for, and finding loveliness. I was amazed and delighted when I got my first comment, I remember who it was, and the feeling of sheer joy (sounding like a Tim-tam ad now .... we do it all the time these days, and it's just as good now as it was back then)! But, really, does having an audience change the way we write? It must to a certain extent, cause I wanted to call this post 'Will fuck for comment' - but then I thought about the wider audience, and changed it! I do intentionally keep things light, heavy on pictures, but that was my intention from the beginning. It's been a fantastic part of my life, I get inspiration from bloggers on a daily basis, and in a way it's also been great for my self esteem. There are only so many vintage tea-towels you can hold up to your partner before the eyes start to roll, where as here I can show you - and get gratification, verification even that, yes that was $2.00 well spent. I'm also ever so grateful and appreciative when I get comments, because, for the most part, they are heartfelt, honest snippets, some one has taken the time just to say 'hey good work'. Thanks for that, here's to the electronic diary I say! Go for it Ellen, you're going to love blogging, and remember it's YOUR blog, your space, to do and say whatever you feel.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Again with the random ...

looking out the window at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
An after school science experiment, volcanoes with too much colour,
although, can you ever have too much colour?
A recent op-shop find, vintage table cloth. I like circles.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Yup! Talented and gifted.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Wise words ...

One of my favourite linguists is Kate Burridge, she has a segment on ' Can We Help' Friday nights on the ABC. Last week she was talking about collective nouns. Appropriate terms that simultaneously refer to a gathering of entities and at the same time play at the characteristics of the group. Eg. 'a gaggle of geese'. Many early examples grew up in the context of hunting, as in 'a herd of deer' and 'a pride of lions'. People started having fun and coming up with their own fun, collective nouns, 'a bevvie of beauties' etc. I've taken up the challenge to come up with some of my own, and here they are: A thrush of gynecologists A rise of gigolos A wave of surfers and of course .... ... A serge of sewers I'm putting the challenge out there for you to come up with your own .... leave a comment, let me know! Update: Here's some more I had to share: A flash of strippers A flutter of gamblers A swagger of drunks A stack of bricklayers

Monday, May 03, 2010

Looking back ... with a smile.

Photo of my Little P, taken when she was 2 years old.
I've been looking back with fond memories,
so much can happen in 4 years ...
People flit in and out of your life, the good ones stay, hopefully.
little P herself has mastered a language,
learnt to read, and to nurture friends.
She can dress herself, wash her own hair
and read quietly on her own.
She understands the word 'no' and accepts
reasons why 'no'.
It is an honour to be her Mum,
and I'm proud of her on a daily basis.

The artwork in this picture has recently formed
the background to a shoe box for a school
project. Each child in the class has their own
special 'memory box' to be filled throughout the term.
Then all the boxes will be on display
for the parents to see. It's going to be great to see
all the other boxes, and to marvel at her own
special treasure box. I love this idea,
and will keep the box 'as is' for the future.