Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Craft Space

One of the reasons I haven't been making things lately is that my craft space (or more accurately, desk) has been a mess. It wasn't a mess in a messy way (I'm incurably tidy): it was just impractical and badly set up. I spent a cleansing few hours sorting through old mess and making way for all the things I really love. Now when I look over, I see all happy, inspiring things and feel excited to get crafting again. Stay tuned for some of the things I've been making soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Over the Top

I've been very lucky to receive this lovely award from Jess at Are You Hungary? Thanks Jess! I, too, share Jess' paranoia about answering these things, so I'll give it my best attempt.

1. Where is your cell phone? Sitting next to me, playing my newest favourite podcast on loudspeaker, (A History of the World in 100 Objects, if you must know!).

2. You hair? Bed-head.

3. Your mother? Incredible.

4. Your father? Eccentric but loveable.

5. Your favourite food? A toss up between gelato and vegemite and cheese on toast. I'm a simple girl.

6. Your dream last night: scary rockclimbing with my family.

7. Your favourite drink? lime cordial or milo with milk.

8. Your dream/goal? To be happy and to make others around me happy.

9. What room are you in? The study/craft room/spare room.

10. Your hobby? Crafting, writing, quilting, photography, reading, letter-writing, walking, listening to podcasts etc.

11. Your fear? Rectangles.

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Six years older and happier.

13. Where were you last night? Food shopping, cooking and eating.

14. Something you aren't? Patient.

15. Muffins? Gluten-free choc chip.

16. Wish list item? A brightly coloured satchel.

17. Where did you grow up? Sydney, Australia.

18. Last thing you did? Ate breakfast. (Toast with rosehip jam and a bowl of strawberry yoghurt).

19. What are you wearing? To be honest? Pyjamas.

20. Your TV? Brand new - the Pal went crazy and bought a big 'un.

21. Your pets? My mint potplant on my kitchen window sill.

22. Friends? Thankfully many.

23. Your life? Busy.

24. Your mood? Distracted.

25. Missing someone? My sister in the UK.

26. Vehicle? Yup.

27. Something you're not wearing? A velvet beret. (And thank goodness for that!).

28. Your favourite store? I've taken a recent shine to Thomas Dux for fruit and vegies.

29. Your favourite colour? I'm loving purple at the moment, but that'll probably change.

30. When was the last time you laughed? This morning.

31. Last time you cried? Last week.

32. Your best friend? So many - so lucky.

33. One place you go to over and over? Balmoral Beach.

34. One person who emails you regularly? A forward young gentleman who likes to talk about viagra and selling it to me.

35. Favourite place to eat? My Mum and Dad's dinner table.

As usual, the quiz requires me to pass it along to some other people. Instead, I will say "consider yourself tagged" and answer the quiz on your own blog!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pyramidal Dress

This incredible dress is made from paper pyramids! Oh my wordy: I want to stop writing now and start making pyramids.
All images via here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Minimalist Parisian Apartment

These incredible Paris apartment pictures make me want to get rid of my possessions, buy the odd green chair and fly to France. Except those empty bookcases need books in them: I don't care how minimalist you are!

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tray Collection

From the ever amazing Bloesem. What a collection - it's making me want hundreds of round, gorgeous trays!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Leaves of Grass: Post it Style

Just adore these post-it notes which make your books sprout with ideas! Such a cute notion.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Etsy Treasury Love!

Another Etsy treasury chosen by Emmamaha: it's always so exciting to see my little bits and pieces for sale among such lovely, pretty things. Thank you for featuring me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Lviv Ballet

These photographs of the Lviv Ballet dancers are so beautifully composed and the colours of each are just breathtaking: the green and white of the last is my favourite. I've never loved ballet myself, but these pics almost persuade me to give it another chance. (The costume alone is pretty incroyable!)
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Swiss Underground Home

As you know, I am a big fan of underground homes. Perhaps I watch Grand Designs too often, or perhaps I just want to live in a cosy house. Either way, this Swiss home makes me tingle.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Film Posters of the Year

While I leave the film critique to the expert, I love love LOVE this collection of film titles. There are some real stunners. I chose some from the 2000-2004 bracket, but really, there are just hundreds to browse through. I also love the description of the "grammar of cinema".

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rain, rain: Karin Nussbaumer

Although it's sunny and lovely here in Sydney, this picture made me want to rug up and prance about in the rain!

EDITED TO SAY: It's raining again. That sunny window was just a moment. Sigh.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

San Francisco Literary Map

This literary map of San Francisco combines my love of the city with books with travel: a perfect blend. (Click on it to see more detail - it's worth it!)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Polar Bear and Friends

I don't normally post pictures of animals, but these ones got me. What can I say?!
"Near Hudson Lake in Manitoba, German wildlife photographer Norbert Rosing spotted a polar bear coming near his sled dogs. He took pictures of what he thought would be the end of his dogs. Apparently the bear came back every night for a week to play with the dogs."
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