Monday, October 30, 2006


Busy making some scary craft - hmmm. Sometimes my craft is scary but it has nothing to do with Halloween... First off a spooky pin cushion with owl button and ghoulish shrinky pins plus some haunting photos. Happy H.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Lovely weekend...a little crafting, a lot of baking and reading in the sun. Just as I planned...

Friday, October 20, 2006

A blissfully quiet weekend ahead so I'm planning on some crafting/cooking/reading...lots of ideas bubbling away. Hope you all have a good weekend.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ring Ring

Made some more button rings and button hair clips recently - playing around with colours and sizes THEN I found this fantastic case to put them all in.

The plan is to take them to a market ... eventually ... after I make some more. Thinking about lovely pinks and greens for summer.

Isn't the letter B a good letter? Found this in Queenscliffe when Em and I went for a walk. The eggs aren't real but they look nice, too.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Another year, another weekend away with the girls. Had a blast. Queenscliffe was at its sunny best. Lots of drinking, talking, laughing and shopping and a few walks on the beach. It's so great to really relax and spend time with people you love.

Love the printing blocks - Emma found them in a dark corner in second hand shop near the beach. The letter 'B' was discovered on a morning walk.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, too.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Take A Load Off.

Love my job but sometimes I feel like running away and crafting for a few hours. Will have to hold that thought, at least for a little while. Found this tiny office chair in Sydney. So cute...and yes, it swivels, too.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Place Where Time Goes...

I have no idea where that is but the last two weeks have passed me by. I've missed checking out out my favourite places but Em and I spent last week in town, doing town things like breakfast in Degraves Street most mornings, Craft Victoria (what lovely things), the Charles Blackman exhibtion, Heide Museum of Modern Art. I love reading and re-reading about the lives of Sunday Reed, Joy Hester, Albert Tucker and John Reed...the 'Melbourne version of the Bloomsbury set'. Sunday and John Reed lived in Heide - the house is still there. I love the library. It's quite small but the walls are lined with books. We also went to the Maurice Sendak exhibition at the Jewish Museum. I loved seeing prints from his book Where The Wild Things Are. I flipped out when I saw a huge book called The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma Lanes...with a lot of his work displayed on huge pages. Em, the sweetheart, got it for me.

Accidentally saw the Australian Idol contestants at Federation and about 4,000 eight year olds!

Here are some more pics from another craft book - this one is all about paper.

It's nice to be back and when I get a moment, I'm gonna make myself whatever the collective noun for a whole lot of these are. Thanks Nicole.

Some Books I've Really Enjoyed

  • Apples For Jam by Tessa Kiros
  • Saturday by Ian McEwan
  • Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life by Andrew Motion
  • The Bell Jar by Syliva Plath
  • Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
  • Stasiland by Anna Funder

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