Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A small group, but I sewed my fingers off on saturday and almost totally.lost.the.sewing.mojo. And that would be a terrible thing, so I stopped before my eyes rolled backwards in my head and while I could still go outside to feel the sun on my toes.
There's a few new additions to the gang, but not all of them; I made some more including the 'monster imposter' but wasn't really satisfied with them and thought it better to send off the ones I was happy with. Otherwise I've ended up with one in the book and every time I looked at it I'd be thinking, 'Oh I should have just... and that bit there...'. You'll see the other dudes soon enough! (what's with me today? Dudes? Gang? have I woken up in the 'hood?)
. Mixed Tape
Monday, June 29, 2009
60ml red wine
1. rinse the lemonade
2. eat the red wine
3. rinse the brandy
4. order out
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Playing with the neighbours dog, Buster. I loved this dog, we would play for hours, lordy knows what. And look at the size of that backyard! I love that sweater too. Don't love that haircut quite.so.much.
Won't you play along? Post a picture of a little you and leave a comment at handmade love. I'd love to see you!
Friday, June 26, 2009
I spent last night drawing up creatures to join Melancholy Monster & The Three Bears across the sea. There's a monster impostor, a bunny in a straitjacket, and a sad bird creature with a tail.
The challenge is now:
- in order to get my work to the States by Friday the 3rd July, I need to post on Monday.That leaves 2 days to create a collection worthy of my first exhibition (oh and in between completing a weeks worth of Uni work)
- Oh and MY SEWING MACHINE JUST DIED last night. It just.won't.go.
Which brings me to the part where I say Holy Toledo Batman! How will I get this done?
(You can see more about the exhibition here, and here, and here! You can also see some of the entries and works in this Flickr Pool. All the work looks really great!
Also some blog friends are on the exhibitors list, like Melissa from art=love=life who makes amazing creatures)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Cath from ChunkyChooky tagged me too, as a Creative Blooger (thanks Cath!) to share 8 things about me that you might find interesting, hopefully I will cover 8 interesting things in the questions below!
What is your current obsession?
Tea tea tea!
um I've been very busy so I had egg & tofu sandwich. It was what's in the fridge.
3 guages of wire for having another go at wire sculputres and using wire in plushies
What is your favorite colour?
green. bet you knew that.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
I want to say ugboots... (Can I have a 'yeah!' from this girl?)
But I'm sure it's not...
Right now? I'd like to run a craft store and studio. I bet you knew that too.
How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?
Um only once usually. I have the alarm strategically placed on the OTHER side of the room.
The Little Passenger
Through Lemongrass Eyes
..my life, nothing more, nothing less...
Playing Grown Up
You are not in any way obliged to answer, but I picked you 'cause I think you're swell and would like to know more about you!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Bit of Fruit Juice
Chop up the fruit and pop in a casserole dish with other ingredients. Put the dish in a preheated oven to start cooking while you make the crumble.
mix together to the consistency of breadcrumbs, then sprinkle into the casserole dish. Cook until golden brown on top.
Serve it with:
Someone in this house plays cello. I walk under the blue shutters and hope one day I can make mistakes that good.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Free event, During opening hours at Customs House, Newtown, Glebe, Ultimo, Haymarket, Surry Hills Libraries
The Library will provide you with wool and a comfy place to knit during Library opening hours. Bring your friends and your own knitting needles or crochet hook and you may even meet some new like-minded people.
You will need to knit squares 25cm x 25cm using 8 ply yarn and size 8 (4mm) needles (approximately 50-55 stitches).
Squares made at home to these specifications can also be donated.
Information about Wrap with Love can be found online at:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I also have some assorted ribbon, fabric samples, more thread (not shown, oops!) and other bits and pieces.
Here's what happens:
~I will make a handmade gift for the first 3 interested people who comment on this post.~I have 365 days to do it in…~What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise!
The catch is that you must participate as well:
~you must have a blog~and before you leave your comment here, write up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going.
Just cut and paste this one if you like, which I did!
Friday, June 12, 2009
It works like this; one by one, type each letter of the alphabet in the URL Line* of your Browser. Your most visited sites beginning with this letter - or using this letter within their address - will show in the little pop-up box below the URL Line. Take the top site - or the next one if you have privacy/security issues with the first - and add it to your A to Z list.
It gives a snapshot of your browsing habits, and if you'd like to do it too be sure to visit Pip's blog and let her know! Well here we go:
A: Abbeys Bookshop
B: Amy at Badskirt
C: Cardboard Love (this is CUTE, check it out!)
D: Daily horoscope. I know. I almost cheated and put the second choice here, but there you go (and I only believe the good stuff)
E: etsy of course
H: handmade love, a lovely blog I found just today
I: icanhascheezburger, funny pictures of cats. it makes me laugh.
J: Julie Morstad, beautiful illustrations
K: kind over matter
L: Lark handmade and ethical gifts and goodness
M: mammajoy my lovely big sis
O: oasis student login. The hub of my uni life (apart from the pub)
P: pepperstitches! little ol' me!
Q: quiltsmith a fabric store near my place
R: random monkey design
T: taste for when I can't decide what to cook
U: unibooks. for textbooks. bit boring. move along
V: valore books more textbooks. nothing to see here.
W: whereis. for when I wonder where it is
X: nothing! nada. has anyone got something for x?
Z: zoominfo. me? netstalk? never...
There you go, mostly what I expected. Blogs, books, uni, craft and design, references. Why don't you try it? (and let me know so I can come and have a look!)