December 17, 2013
As I have mentioned before on this blog, I am very sad that we don’t celebrate thanksgiving in Australia. This however gives me the opportunity to think thankfully at Christmas time.
Here are some simple ideas from around the blog world, that can be incorporated in your Christmas celebrations particularly in regards to the table.
Some are beautifully quirky, some ingenious, some worthy of a yearly repeat, some child friendly and some all of the above. Let me know if you get inspired and use some, it’s great to hear from you.
August 3, 2013
This commission from a fellow ‘textillite’ was very open-ended . Make a bag for all the sewing and knitting things for friend who loves harrysdesk and pink.
After getting permission I tried something that has been floating about in my mind for a while.
Many of the bags of bits and pieces from the op shop have the pieces from tapestries that have been forgotten about….some not even started.
This vintage style tapestry of Pierrot (Clown) and Horse was in perfect condition. It is most likely from the 80’s (some of you might remember) when pierrot had a bit of a resurgence. I am hoping the receiver has fond memories of the eighties!
Everything but the strapping of the handle was recliamed!
June 29, 2013
June 26, 2013
Ah, this book….
Best book I’ve read in a long time.
A perfect cannot put down holiday novel.
Next time…. Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn.
June 23, 2013
Last night we dressed up for a school fundraiser. It was trivia with a roaring 20’s theme. Can’t let the kids have all the dress-up fun.
A fabulous night! Thanks girls.
June 14, 2013
One a week for the past two years I have had the delightful pleasure of working for the lovely Belinda Von Mengersen….. she is also my lovely friend. Lucky me!
Well, now it’s lucky you too because Belinda’s work is part of the collection of textile art currently showing at Manly Art Gallery and Museum until the 21st of July.
Every three years the Tamworth Textile Triennale collects together textile artists under a simgle theme. This time it is Sensorial Loop. The shows aim is to showcase to a public the changing ideas and professional craftsmanship associated with contemporary textile practice in Australia.
Belinda’s work as you can see is beautiful….. and according to her ‘photographs badly’, so I can’t wait to see it for real….finished.
May 15, 2013
‘The last book in the Phoenix Files series is FINALLY hitting the shelves, and here’s your chance to get your hands on a copy a week before anyone else in the world! I am incredibly excited to finally let you guys read this book, and I’d love to see you at the launch if you can make it!
Where: Shearer’s Bookshop, MarketPlace Leichhardt, 122-138 Flood Street, Leichhardt NSW
When: Wednesday May 22nd @ 6.00pm
RSVP: (02) 9572 7766′
* taken directly from Chris Morphew’s blog.
I have spoken about Chris’ books before on the blog. I can’t believe the last one in the series is finished and about to hit the shelves. If you haven’t read them, you should…and not just because he is my friend……
February 2, 2013
I am going to continue with the interactive Pinteresting this year.
Caroline suggested last year that she would be interested in a collection of shoes….
Mostly I have gone with vintage shoes.
You can take a look here.
Let me know what you like… and if you would like me to put together a collection for you of anything. Just leave your ideas in the comments below.
December 18, 2012
Yes, to finish the year off I am having a giveaway!
The designer, who some of you will know, Phil Walker-Hardling, has been helping our 12 year old develop and game test some of her ideas for games this year. She’s had a great time. This has meant we are closer to the coal face of any new games he designs.
Some of you may remember me mentioning Sushi Go by Adventureland Games a couple of weeks ago and encouraging you to support it’s first print run….. well good news. They smashed their target goal and the game is set for printing early next year. I will keep you posted and give one of those away when it arrives.
But in the meantime…….
This is a great little holiday game for the family….or for yourself.
We have been playing it quite a bit and it’s great fun.
It has a potential co-operative element…..although with older children with a bit more playing experience ….well, lets just say there is less co-operation.
Watch how the game is played here.
If you would like to be in with a chance to be randomly selected to win this game….. please leave a comment telling me your favourite card or board game….or your least favourite.
The comments will close at midnight the 23rd of December (AEST) and I will announce the winner on Christmas Eve…. to be posted anywhere in the world soon after that.
So, go ahead give me your ideas.