Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tis not the season for....

We found these fantastic shorts up in Dayelsford, at The Mill. I couldn't resist. I think the Little Fella will look swell in them this summer hitting the streets of Sydney.
I also bought the queen sized quilt cover they're lying on. I'm not sure whether it will stay a quilt or be transformed into something new. The pattern reminded me of Lotta's.

Here are some other things I'm loving at the moment:
Gratitude wrap by Soul Mama.
Danish designer Petit by Sofie Schnoor's childrens clothes.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Daylesford & the big chill

We spent a winters weekend up at Daylesford staying with Tom, Sherry and little Ella, who is 23hrs older than Ziya .
The weekend invovled a rather brisk walk around the lake, the temperature reached an all time high of 3 degrees yesterday, brrrrh; an expensive detour via the wine bar on the way home, to thaw out over a couple of Barbar beers; a lovely meal at Mercato on Saturday night, while Ella & Ziya slept under the table in their capsules; breakfast at Cliffy's (thank you to the lovely "stranger" who helped pacify a rather overwrought Ziya) and some serious cat napping.

I love the colours and the reflections in these photos. If you can handle the cold, it's just beautiful up there at this time of year. Nature really is amazing.

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Shoes & new friends

We just spent the last 3 days in Sydney checking out accomodation.......... without a lot of success but I did have some success with these lovely new shoes!

They're so soft. I feel like I'm walking around in a pair of ballet slippers.

Belinda from Tutti Fruiti has very kindly invited me to tag along to their blog meet night, once I move up to Sydney. Thanks Belinda!

Monday, July 14, 2008

We're on the move

Ziya's first outing to the Galleon, St Kilda, aged 6 days.

We're packing up family and heading to Sydney for 6 months. I've always imagined I would live in Sydney at some stage in my life but not right now and not as quickly as it's manifested. The Big Fella has opened an office in Surry Hills and needs to be up there for a few months to get everything on track. So me and the Little Fella will be hitting the streets of Sydney, in Ziya's new 3 wheeler, discovering all the crafty-ness on offer.

Hollabee has a great post on Sydney shopping from a recent trip. There are plenty of places I've never been, so it'll be fun to discover these.

RUDOLF Clothing for individuals run courses in tailoring and they are based in Surry Hillls, how perfect.

Here are some other helpful links I found in the wee hours of the morning, while in a prefeed, sleepless haze.
Material Obsession in Hunters Hills (wherever that is?).
Sydney Quilt supplies
Art supply stores directory
Tessuti blog

Oh, just for a laugh, take a look at this fantastic photo by Catalia over at Flickr.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hooded Sleeping bag

Here's a photo of the little fella in his new sleeping bag, knitted by his Grammy. It's perfect for winter walks and he looks so huggable (although, somewhat stunned) in it.
The pattern is available for free here at Garn Studio.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I love this little apple beanie knitted for Ziya by his Great Aunty Judy (who, mind you, is in her 90's!). The worm is just priceless. I can't wait until it fits him.

This is my swap partner for the Online Baby Shower, Rebbeca from Bekka

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Things to make you go....ohhhhh

I've decided to start a regular Tuesday post titled "Things to make you go...ohhhhh"
That way I can bookmark all the beautiful things I come across on my travels and list them for you each Tuesday.

Here's a little list I started while having my hair coloured this morning. Cheers to Paige the travelling hairdresser now I can surf the net, rock the baby and have my hair coloured all at the same time. Bliss.

* Geninne's new Mexican hideaway.

* Mina Perhonen's 2008 Summer/Spring Collection

* All the Japanese loveliness over at good-ness

* Emma Cassi's gorgeous house.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Lotta Prints

Thanks to a post I came across over at Betty Ninja, I discovered Lotta Jansdotter's latests book. It's called Lotta Prints ......and I ordered myself a copy today.
It was released in the USA in March and covers all sorts of printing processes from stencils, rubber stamps to potato prints. It covers techniques for beginners (like me) through to the more advanced (like 6 months time, lets hope). I love the simplicity of Lotta's work and have been wanting to do some fabric printing of my own, so who better to guide me?!

Now, the hard part, I just have to sit tight and wait for it to arrive.