Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Having had both the pleasure of watching two dear cousins get married (not to each other!) recently and just finishing 'Anne of Green Gables' (the poor girl was once admonished for wearing a wreath of flowers in her hair) it felt only appropriate to post this beautiful image of my parents on their wedding day! I think everyone should wear wreaths in their hair, at all times.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Birds of Paradise!
This arresting painting of a horse at Pony!
Thanks Luci, you know me so well.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
My donuts! In the paper! In Melbourne!
Craft Hatch, as expected, was a really good day yesterday, also highly lucrative which is always good when you're completely broke from continuously buying books and op shop dresses that you accidentally hem to within a centimetre from your bum. But I digress. Basically, Craft Hatch is awesome!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Getting there.. I am currently working on some fruit, vegetables and cakes that will be put on display/for sale at the cafe I work at - Big Harvest. Now all I need to knit is some bananas and the fruit part is done..
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I'm beginning to think that you really can make anything out of cardboard that you put your mind to. My latest accomplishment - a dress. I felt very Project Runway as I decided to take my inspiration from my favourite flowers - Birds of Paradise - and then came up with the sketch of what I wanted.
After taking some cardboard boxes home from work (oh so convenient!) I got to work..
And here I am, out, wearing a cardboard box dress! Success! It was surprisingly comfortable, although going to the toilet and having to sit down in the taxi home proved quite dramatic, nothing a bit of masking tape in the handbag couldn't fix.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Getting this link sent to me from my sister
totally made my day, no maybe make that
It's a video that her friends Sophia and Emma
made and entered into a competition that
they're now in the finals for.. Check out more
of Sophia's stuff on Youtube, she is one
seriously talented lady! Lizzy's the cabbage
(you'll see what I mean) - I think it's the
proudest I've ever been of her
and incidentally she looks really good
as a cabbage!
p.s. as you can tell I'm not too good with
technology and the screen has ended up
a bit squashed, just watch it at full screen!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Melbourne.. how ever did you find out that I am completely obsessed with lampshades? And would scream with joy upon seeing them installed in public like this? We must be made for each other..
What a fantastic day! I am so incredibly happy with how my stall looked, all my cardboard bits and pieces (please note that even the business card holder is made from cardboard!), the venue, EVERYTHING!
Ah cake stand.. not even the fact that you were continously toppling over all day could make me love you any less! Please also note in the background the awesome (sorry to brag, I am just quite proud!) boxes I made to put the strings of coloured lights in.. yay!
I think this cake stand may just be my proudest moment! I spent 3 hours on Saturday constructing it as part of my 'I really need to put more effort into my presentation at markets' scheme.. I think it may also be the best use of IKEA cardboard ever..
Even my usual brooches got a bit of a revamp, finally decided on a suitable backing for them.. I think I have a slight obsession with cardboard! I also decided to drop my prices for Craft Hatch, and though it may seem ridiculous I am totally happy with my decision.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I am super duper excited for the 10th of October to roll around so that I can be at Craft Hatch (a great monthly market run by Craft Victoria) in the city library in Flinders Lane hawking my wares.. I am going to go all out blatant self promotion for once.. I've had some display ideas (finally!) that I can hopefully execute well and am making some new stuff.. come along if you're in Melbourne or check out what you'll be missing out on here if you're not!