Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lost in Folk Land

I know I've been somewhat of a pseudo blogger this year with the new addition to our family and the looming move but my, am I out of touch. I took a little look over at mrs eliot books today and wow has she been busy.
She now has an etsy, dwanda and folksy store not to mention an exclusive website and she still manages to update her continually inspiring blog.

I've only just cottoned onto DaWanda and now I have another shop to explore. Well done Fran! I need some serious tips in time management from you.

PS. only 5 more days until the big move!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wrapping it all up.

Ziya sitting in his new chair, in the bathroom, while I get ready for the day.

Our new cushions. Made by me.

Things have been rather crazy around here organising for our big move. We have the expats moving into our place on the 6th of September, so I guess that means we'll be out of here and up to Sydney on the 5th. We've still yet to find a furnished apartment to lease.....but I guess it'll happen when the right one is ready (It happened!! We found an apartment in Potts Point today. Hooray).

I've almost finished my Baby Shower gift for Bekka and I did sew 3 new cushion covers the other day while baby Ziya was taking an extended nap. This however has been the extent of my creative outlet...unless you call making neat piles of things to go and things to stay and packing boxes a creative persuit?!

I did order this wrap cardigan pattern from 6.5 Stitches the other day.... it's a little project that will stay in the pipeline for Sydney though.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Thanks to Nikki's newsletter updating me on all of her recent go-ings on I came across the Mix Tape Magazine and am now a subscriber! What a brilliant publication. It's a Zine about making time for the small things. How neat.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Being a mother.........

I've just been reading Kerri Smith's post over at the Wish Jar on 'truthful things about being an artist and a mother'.

Kerri writes so succinctly about so many of the thoughts that seem to be whizzing through my head...constantly. The only thing is I feel like I'm at the bottom of a valley looking up and seeing all my thoughts echoing off the sides.....thank you Kerri for such an expressive piece.
For any new mum or soon to be mum, it's well worth a read. It certainly made me smile.

These cabbages currently great me, every time I enter the house, from our little hall table. They too make me smile. I'm always buying fresh flowers for the house and this week I couldn't go past these.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Thanks Ladle

I came across these birds a few weeks back in a midnight blog-about session. I was anticipating the next feed and couldn't get myself off to sleep so, thought I'd have a look around and see what people were up to. I got so carried away I forgot to track where I'd been and subsequently couldn't remember where I'd seen these lovely birds.
My friend, Ladle, sent me this link to check out today and's the birds!!!
Hooray and here's the free pattern too! Take a look at all the other gorgeous treats over at Spool. I think the sewing machine covers are pretty special.