Does anyone remember this? It was on Sesame Street in the late 1970's early 1980's. Jesse was right, it is really beautiful. I can't stop watching it.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
'You Are What Is Most Beautiful About Me, A Self Portrait With Kell And Arella' by Del Kathryn Barton won this years Archibald. You can go and see more of her amazing works on exhibition at the Karen Woodbury Gallery in Richmond (4 Albert Street) if you happen to be in Melbourne. But you have to get there this week as the exhibition closes April 5th. Her work is just amazing and if I had the cash, I'd collect it.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Another of my favorite designers, the late great Swedish designer Stig Lindberg. Like all good designers he worked in ceramics, glass and textiles as well as being equally successful as an industrial designer, painter, and illustrator. Plus he was a pretty interesting looking bloke. I am all for the glasses, bow tie and pipe combo!
If I could have a piece of his work right now I would have to say I'd take a plate like this one I found on this great japanese website that he designed for Gustavsberg Ceramics.
If only I had paid attention in Japanese classes! Can you imagine!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Orange Gingham Vintage Half Apron with Cross Stitch!!! Maybe my pink apple apron needs a friend? Oh, 66 Stitches I love this.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So I've been attempting to put the new stock up on Etsy and I'm just not happy with the photos at the moment. I attempted to shoot them outside yesterday in that awful heat and nearly passed out. I'm being picky really. I have to get over myself and just bung them up. They have new packaging too.
Also, I am thinking of putting together a little book of patterns (like this one) together for sale in the next week - 5 designs. What does everyone think of that?
I was also going to put together a pattern and how to booklet for a few cross stitch biscornu's. As well as a pattern book of cross stitch alphabets....
Any thoughts readers? Maybe a pattern for a baby sampler?? Hmmmm.
Monday, March 17, 2008
How awesome is this little jacket! I have a little crush on it.
And it's only, like, US $355!!! Cheers to Cynthia Rowley. Boo's to the price.
But it does have some excellent Ric Rac all over it.
That's a trend that has to begin again. Ric Rac all over everything!
Just a couple of shots from yesterday. One being my little spot on the panel. I really like the decal's they did on the front. I thought it would be great for the room of a teen aged girl. Or any part of the house my husband would let me put them up!
The other shot is my view towards the stage. Interviews and demonstrations were conducted all day. I did two little interviews - I had a little microphone and was up on the screen talking cross stitch and being self conscious. But it was over soon enough. some of the ladies I shared the panel with included Angela from Sew Your Own, Jennifer from Amitie Patchwork and Quilting, Bianca from Hollabee, Fiona from Dear Fii & Hiromi from Felt Cuisine.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I had a really great time at the Stitches and Craft Show over the weekend and it was really great to meet all the lovely crafty people there. Special thanks to the fantastic Living Creatively staff who did such a great job. I had a great time and met some really great fellow bloggers and crafty ladies.
Just to let you know, the store will be updated in the morning featuring the new Miss Woolly kits and handmade brooches.
I think tonight I need to sit down with my feet up and eat some cake. So updates will follow in the first thing tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
If anyone happens to be going to the Stitches and Craft Show at Caulfield Racecourse (VIC, Australia) I'm going to be there plying my trade at the super duper Living Creatively stand on this Friday and Sunday. It's very exciting to be asked and I'm a bit nervous to say the least! But I do know I'll be keeping good company with Angela from Three Buttons and Nicole Mallalieu of Nicole Mallalieu Design among others! Kerri-Anne Kennerly is even going to be there on Thursday!!! Just got to get everything ready - including the new designs! Eek!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Added to my collection... Simple Sewing, Make it Yourself & Golden Hands 13.
About 5 years ago I was very lucky to buy a whole stack of about 30 or more Golden Hands booklets from an Op Shop on Smith Street in Collingwood. The set I bought were the mail out soft cover version you must have gotten via subscription as they had a monthly homewares item you could purchase at the back of each edition. So that was like super exciting as I got about 2 years of someone's Granny's collection in one hit. Then on another trip to maybe a year later I found that Golden Hands comes in a hardcover format! It's like they just bound up the subscription version but this time in a lovely yellow cover.. So of course I have to collect them too and it's very exciting when I find an edition number that I don't have already (Hooray, Edition 13!)
Does anyone else collect Golden Hands?
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Following around links last night I found a few great fashion blogs I thought I'd share.
Cat Party - A lovely fashion blog by Amy, Chelsea, Megan and Joanna. I think this one is my favorite.
Fashionologie - I've been reading this one for a while.
Style Bubble - I love how Susie photographs herself in her outfits.
Does anyone else have a favorite Fashion Blog to share?
Thursday, March 06, 2008
I can't quite remember how I came upon Tilleke's work but it's so great. This embroidery on Linen is called 'Count Your Blessings.' I love the detail shots too. How cute are the rabbits! You can check out more of her work here on her great site. Also worth a look are her links.
You know a good way to work like this is to draw on linen or cotton yourself with one of those pens that wash off. I was just thinking that it would be a really interesting thing to do to plain napkins or pillowcases. You could make them little works of art for friends...Hummm... Maybe that's something I should look into...(tick, tick, tick goes my brain..)
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Just got back from the best honeymoon ever in the Whitsundays. While there we discovered a little jem of a time warp called Hook Island. So cute. Don't let the photo's in the photo section fool you... This island had it's hayday in 1980. Which is what makes it the coolest. Great place to take your buddies on a vacay. One of the cheapest islands $$ wise too. I can just see a tropical craft bonanza happening by the fiberglass pool!