Monday, August 31, 2009

Spring is on it's way!

Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tweet Tweet - Spring is on the way!!

I woke to the sound of many birds cheeping! More beautiful bird sculptures...

Cotton Bird Designs makes these delightful little birdies by hand using stitched fabric and paper. Most of the sculptures are made from vintage and recycled materials.

I think they're charming!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today I became Aunty Diana...

My in laws (my husband's brother and his wife) welcomed their little daughter Georgia Bernice to the world this morning...
We will meet her later this afternoon hopefully.
For now I thought I 'd share what I am gifting to her on her arrival;

A series of four framed clothcakes her the nursery;

and a clothcake jumpsuit with a hot pink top.
It will be a little big at first, she can grow into it;
(sorry about the dark photo)

and a little organic hat.
You can see similar bits and pieces in my shop

Sporadic Surprise of the Day: {other than the arrival of said niece and the following is technically was last night's surprise.} Last night we went to depARTure at the Adelaide Art Gallery for the "Push-Pull" exhibition opening and I won two tickets to see "Journey to the West" at the Festival Theatre next month. I can't wait!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Daffodil Day

Today is Daffodil Day

Please donate!

See more about it on the Cancer Council Daffodil Day website

{image: McKay Nursery}

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Accessories and Clothcakes

Flourish have the new Elk Accessories in store! Guess where I'll be on the weekend!
Oh and I've put a few new jumpsuits in my little shop;

{I'm so glad it's Friday tomorrow}

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Still not on the mend...

Still not feeling 100%
People keep telling me to eat as much honey as humanly possible...
but isn't it a spoon full of sugar that makes the medicine go down
{in the most delightful way}?
Perhaps if served in these spoons...

{sidenote: we had measuring spoons for the bombonieres at our wedding; they were heart shaped and had similar little sayings engraved onto the handles as these below which are also from beehive kitchenware co. but the ones we gifted were all stainless steel with a gorgeous little stainless ring holding them together and the metal was a much finer gauge than the spoons in the image below but you get the concept...

Ours Said...
"Recipe for a long and happy marrage
Take a "Heap of Love" = 1 tablespoon,
A "Spoonful of Laughter" = 1 teaspoon,
Plus a "Dash of Kindness" = 1/2 teaspoon,
and a "Pinch of Patience" = 1/4 teaspoon"

...and we packaged them in little black boxes with clear tops, tied with a bow and our thankyous.
They looked like this on our guests tables... can just see the spoons behind the organza ribbon and to the left of the gift tag}
I've been happily making and baking with these spoons {add: cooking yummy things to the recipe above} for 2 1/2 years

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Precious Porcelain

Oh how I love pears!
White ones...

& patterned & gold ones...

{the beautiful work of Samantha Robinson}

I found these via Glimpse of Style's Post
Lee posted about these gorgeous "watermelon bowls;"

I also love Samantha's vases...
especially on mass!

Monday, August 24, 2009

A little bit of detailed loveliness

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lovely Prints in Lovely Colours

More dreamy cushions...
roddy&ginger handprints and details these lovely cushion covers onto heavy canvas or natural linen.

Ooo I think they're lovely!
So bright and colourful just like my weekend!
{if I'm not careful I think I could end up with a houseful of cushions!}

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Introducing Clothcake

I've just had my first Etsy sale on my little shop clothcake
{Little Onesies / Jumpsuits for Em}

I do hope you pop on over to clothcake for a look some time soon
I'll be sewing up a few more onesies this afternoon... stay tuned!

A Big Recycled Rabbit

Imagine the sporadic surprise if you turned an urban corner and were confronted with...

"The Giant of Vlaardingen
2002- 2003
8 x 10,5 x 5,5 meters
Salvaged wood, nails and screws

It took three months to build to a sculpture out of salvaged wood, with the assistance of local people. The sculpture is an assemblage, and although the quality of the wood was poor, it stood on three locations!"

See more here

Friday, August 21, 2009

Today I found petitecollage veneer prints on esty.

And she makes mobiles!

But she doesn't ship to Australia :O(

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cerar Cerar!

CERAR (now known as Building X, Mawson Lakes, University of South Australia) won a Master Builders Award of Excellence on the weekend!
I feel proud of our/my "little" building and fitout...

More info here