Tuesday, March 25, 2008

All grown up.

We spent Easter up in the Strathbogie Ranges with the LF's family, which was very relaxing. We took a leisurely drive to the Ruffy Produce Store for breakfast on Sunday. One of my favorite places to visit when I'm in that part of the world. There is something quite magical about the store....the food, the artwork, the setting and the fact that Ruffy is such a tiny town but the Produce Store is always buzzing.

Above is a wee chair the LF's mum gave us while we were up at the farm. It's been lovingly made from oak and the LF used to park his little bottom on it when he was a tot.

Below is a photo of one happy dog up on the farm. Chewie just loved it up there....

and it wasn't so long ago that Chewie looked like this.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Grow suits

My friend, Lisa, gave me a whole lot of 2nd hand white bonds grow suits that her kids no longer need and....... this is what became of them with a few fabric scraps and my beloved Heat & Bond fusable webbing. I love that stuff.

Monday, March 17, 2008

ooohh ahh, aprons in my etsy store

Here's a little sneak peek at one of the aprons I uploaded to my esty store today. I'll be adding more soon. xox

Easter Inspiration

Take a look at this for an inspirational Easter Egg idea from The Long Thread. So cute. They involve absolutely no calories and....they're totally handmade. Ellen even provides instructions on how to make your very own.

I've been wondering around over at The long Thread for a while this morning and am now stuck on Ellen's Etsy favorites. I fear I could be there for some time but what better way to spend another hot 37 degree day.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I'm fried.

The heat has got to me.

All my Friday intentions of getting down to the Stitches and Craft Show & Magnolia Square, Brighton, have melted away with the heat (sorry Eliza!).

All I want to do is dive into a cool blue sea.
I think it's a combination of the 40 degree day and being 33 wks pregnant...

Right now Antartica looks very appealing
(as would this lovely Kim Hargraves
Ice Blue Nan Jacket .....if I were in Antartica!).

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


The Little Fella bought our bump these booties on the weekend. They are hand made in New Zealand and available from Belki in Rathdowne St, North Carlton (Or directly from NZ here). Possibly, not too P.C. but very, very cute.

The little cardigan I mentioned in the previous entry arrived in the post today and it's even sweeter than it looks in the photo. It's brown, not grey and has lovely flecks running through the wool. Yay, for another successful etsy purchase.

Below is a photo of Miss Woolly's lovely wall hangings, in the nursery.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I couldn't resist

I bought this gorgeous little hand knitted top yesterday on Etsy from Galloping Daisies. All of their items are fibre grown and harvested in NZ, made with handspun yarns and are handknitted....who could resist that!

Then, I went on to buy 4 pair of these fantastic Knotty Legs -Leggings for baby or toddler. Knotty Baby Wear are closing their shop (temporarily, while they move) and are offering free shipping on all of their orders until 17th March. So be quick. They are also responsible for those fabulous crochet cowboy boots, which unfortunately, have all sold out. So be quick.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


The new edition of Small Magazine is now available online. It's full of beautiful things, such as these amazing illustrations by Catherine Campbell (a fellow Melbournian). Who, incidently, also has a very inviting etsy store here.

I came across the work of Amy Walsh in this edition too and have fallen in love with her delicate illustrations. Please take a look at them. I promise they'll delight. They're available through her Wonder Cabinet etsy store.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Take a look at this gorgeous Japanese store, Raak, with the most incredible range of textiles. You can check out a slide show their range here.

I particularly like this one below.

Thank you to ah_yi for the link.