Friday, April 24, 2009

I love a Jane Campion film and her latest, Bright Star, about John Keats and his love for Fanny Brawne looks great. Hope it is.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


The week is about to begin but I'm not ready for Sunday to be over. Such beautiful sunny days. Some nice things we did:

Had breakfast at the Corner Shop in Yarraville.

Watched our little mate Max play his first footy game (under nines!). There was something so adorable about them all; such thin little legs, such long shorts and in their faces, a fierce kind of excitement when they rushed out onto the a confused flock of little birds just itching to break into a run then flight.

Wandered around the Skirt and Shirt market at the Convent in Collingwood - one of the best markets I've seen in ages.
Celebrated Liz's 41st which means we've been friends for 21 years!

Hope the coming week is a good one. I so want it to be.

I was in a hurry to make a Mimi Kirchner doll so I machine sewed a few body parts; torso and legs. I'm pretty happy with how she turned out but when I make the next one, well, I'm going to take things a little slower and hand-stitch the whole thing - hopefully on those winter nights when it feels just right to put your pj's on a 7pm, eat soup and watch Rebecca.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Crochet a Day

What a great idea. Meet Me At Mikes has kicked off A Granny A Day. I really need that sort of crafting deadline to keep me going...and guess what? I'm behind already. Nevermind. Sigh. Something to aim for!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter? Where'd it go?

My Easter was kind of squished into two days. Saturday with Em's family and Sunday with mine. That's a whole lot of family! Good times. Great weather and just to top it Easter Egg hunt.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

This Is Exciting

I've been a fan of Mimi Kirchner's work for ages. Look what's over here at Whip UP... what a nice thing to do for crafty peeps.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Work and Play

These two books kind of sum up where I'm at right now.

When things get ratty, when I'm tired, had four coffees in four hours and suddenly I'm smack in the middle of Stress City, I switch to soothe ...a little technique offered up by Stephanie Dowrick. It kind of works. Just saying the word
s o o t h e seems to help.

This week has been about work and play...and trying to strike some balance. A long working week of learning new stuff and creeping out of comfort zones has begun and now I'm all up for a bit of playing. Have a good weekend...and forget work until Monday!

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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