Saturday, 14 August 2010

Early Morning Market

I love snowdrops.

And my Nathalie Lete colouring in book.

She will be painting the windows of Blue Illusion in Double Bay on 28th September, 1.00pm - 4.00pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excited much?

When I found this at the markets this morning, it's whimsy reminded me of Nathalie Lete's pieces of art.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sun, Shiny Day

Glorious day today. Flowers in the garden. First magnolia buds on the tree. The lone daffodil in chubby little hand.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

More, More, More!

It's Day 4!

Very emnbarrassing for me, but I hope this gives you a giggle. Picture this - pub on a Thursday afternoon, still full from lunch, mother walks in with children needing a toilet stop, toilet stop complete, rushing, rushing, make way through pub. Full. Of. Men. Are you dying yet? Racing out the door 5 paces ahead of my children when my 10 year old says, "Wait, Mum, Mum, there's a problem!"

Yes, that's right. Dress caught in pantihose! I skiddadled faster than Hairy Mclary.

Moral of the story....always throw out your holey pantihose. Firstly, because they are holey and secondly, because they will look ghastly when your dress is caught up in them.

So, in the name of my embarrassment, think of this often and smile. Bloody hell, it's all I can do!

Image from here

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Look at Me! It's Day 3!

Nice rhyming.

Today, I'm loving this by Anita Mertzlin.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Day 2

Commitment, commitment.

I've made a commitment and I gotta stick to it. Day 2 - are you excited?

These little pieces are from the box of stencils on yesterdays post. They are a recent vintage find and are ever so endearing. That fox is, well, foxy to say the least!

Over the next 19 days of habit forming blogging, I may just post the odd photo, something I'm working on, a covetable piece or two or hopefully something of inspiration. These days when I look around at blogs, I love nothing better than finding a simple image from somebodies private world. Usually, it's just enough to put a little spring in my step, put my shoulders back and generally feel grateful.

Note: Spell check is telling me covetable is not a word and the big fat dictionary is too far away. I think it is a word. If it isn't, it's a new word for today. Ok.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Back in the Habit

Over at PMM HQ, she's all about getting back into the habit. So, I thought I might take the challenge of getting back in the habit of blogging. Mmmm, sounds challenging doesn't it? So, here I go, Day 1 of getting back in the habit.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Oh, sweet sweetness!

These magnificent images are from Small Magazine.

It's so exciting when another issue hits the computer. The pages are so jammed with such gorgeousness which I find so inspiring. Be sure to have a look at the short film "City Mice" - cute.

And the more I look at this particular shoot, the more I wish we had a little bit of Liberty of London in our Target stores. Check out those gorgeous pillows the little ones are lying on. Oh, and check that quilt out!

i'm coming back to credit those photos.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Blogger - what are you doing? I haven't even told my story yet!

These little 1/2 inch hexagons I've been working on since Easter, after seeing something similiar at MO by Brigette Giblin. They are such an addictive little habit, especially given that I was never, ever going to do hexagons, ever. But I am hooked.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Cup of Tea Required

I so love this artist. Watching her paint puts a buzz in my heart, a hum in my soul.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Are you ready? Credit cards poised? Anthropologie now ships to Australia! Yay.

I've done some virtual shopping.

A new dress and cardi.

And a pair of Chie Mihara's. I need a pair of Chie Mihara's in my life. I think the postage may be a little off putting though - I put a belt through to the check out and it was about $40 postage - so I'm not sure if that increases with more purchases. Anyway, it won't matter if you need a real Anthroplogie fix! Happy shopping.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The Summer Project

For some bright reason, I decided to start a new project for the summer holidays. Mmmm...let's not think of all those unfinished ones. After all, it's important and most necessary to follow your creative needs, I think I thought. So, I started a really challenging one - not real rocket science, just real fiddly.
270 blocks with a finished size of 4 1/4" square, consisting of 7 pieces in the block. Yes, yes, do the math = lots and lots of little bits = lots and lots of cutting= lots and lots of sewing = lots and lots of trimming x 2!

Some of the lotsa.

Lotsa lotsa love as I put it up on the design wall. And I'm loving it, even if it's a slow project that may become an Autumn project.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Lucky Liberty Love

These absolute beauties arrived this week from Danielle. How lucky was I to win her give away? Check out this stunning little bag.

Phoebe looked through all the squares on her own and I heard many a gasp as she found her favourites. Cute. I feel a fabric lover is in the making!

Thank you Danielle for such a generous and gorgeous giveaway!

Thursday, 21 January 2010


"Mumma, Mumma, I found a heart just for you!"

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Bright Star

Last week, I found myself sans les enfants, so I decided to meander through the shops, have sushi for dinner and then head to the Dendy to see the very beautiful Bright Star. Blissful it was, all of it, but especially the movie, I floated home. It was beyond beautiful actually. Go and see it. Jane Campion has done an amazing job. The storyline is romantic and dreamy yet sensitive, and oh, so sad. I absolutely loved the costumes. Every one of them.

Much to my delight, there were many Sophie Digard pieces worn by both Fanny and Toots Brawne.
Not to mention the ruffles and feathers and English countryside and wit and Bluebell walks and Georgian homes and Daffodil gardens and desperation and divine fabric stitched exquisitely and passion and intimacy and wonderful music and pure, pure love.

This is a "must own" movie. And you can get your very own Sophie Digard here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Bird Lovers

Louis Vuitton in Castlereagh Street, full of birdy goodness, sure to make all bird lovers flock.

The birdy clutch. A little song to go with these images.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Out and About

Such a splendid, happy face. But, I'm wondering if that is botched Botox?

With no plans, we just happened upon Luna Park tonight - just to walk through, no rides, just walking.

Took a few goes, but I finally got this shot.

Mini Empire State Building x 2? Great light and clouds tonight.

Looking for the princess in the tower.

Friday, 8 January 2010

A Sojourn

This week I went with my sister for a little day trip to the Southern Highlands. We stopped at Mittagong firstly and perused the local antique and quilt shops. We then headed for Bowral in the most casual of fashions - after all, we were sans husbands and childrens! So to some lunch at Elephant Boy and then a meander along Bong Bong Street. We found the very gorgeous My Place, spent quite some time admiring fabrics and beautiful things until we realised that time was really getting away from us and we needed to cover more ground.

Our last stop of the day was Peppergreen Antiques. Even after numerous visits to this amazing store, I am still very overwhelmed by it. It is an antique store with department store proportions. Huger than huge. I delight in the extensive haberdashery collections, the linen - sheets, pillowcases, tablecloths, that cover a huge space, the teacups, the cutlery, the jewel, the vintage magazines. The above photos are from there.