Sunday, November 30, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

fontaine anderson

I recently purchased a poketo wallet illustrated by Australian illustrator Fontaine Anderson. Poketo is a network of international artists making limited edition, artist designed pieces. You can view more here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

genki turns 10

Happy Birthday Genki!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Today I bought a Diana F+ camera, some 120 medium format film and now I'm patiently waiting until Sunday for my first photo shoot.

Diana photo credits: 1. Untitled, 2. Untitled
Diana & Diana F+ flickr group.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I love Kristen Doran's matryoshka handprinted fabric. I've been thinking all week what I'm going to make with it! A coin purse sounds good.

operation nice

Have you heard of operation NICE? I hadn't until I received a comment from Melissa on my something-nice-project post. It's a big operation she has got going on! Support niceness, print some nice notes today!

Thank you for all the 'This Is' comments, they made me smile : )

Monday, November 17, 2008

this is... my favourite thing from nature

I just can't decide on a favourite when it comes to this one!! I love too many things that nature has to offer, from the smallest birds, to the bluest skies, to autumn leaves, white beaches and rainforests too!

It may come as no surprise that I have been finding it difficult to keep up with hosting 'This Is' and after much thought I have made the decision that it is time to wrap it up. I'm open to anyone wanting to take it over too. I want to say a BIG thank you to all the 'This Is' players for playing along and sharing a part of you. It has been fun! : )

Photo credits: 1. Old Tree with Castle, 2. Lonely Tree with Cloud and Dandelions

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

spot appearance

Miss B made a celebrity spot appearance in the December issue of Home Beautiful magazine, she's part of a news story showcasing the online fabric emporium Kelani Fabrics.

Also showcasing in the December issue are these 'i-want-one' made in Sweden, Cykla Bikes.

They kind of remind me of the Bobbin Bikes.

this is... my favourite quote

I must admit I don't really have a 'favourite' quote, I'm actually quite hopeless with remembering quotes but I guess one I do like is "Whatever you think, think the opposite" - Paul Arden.

For this weeks theme I would like to ask Cloth and Fodder for her suggestion?

Thursday, November 06, 2008


happy that I found this heart shaped leaf on my walk today.
happy that I found this wicker bag for $4 at the op shop today.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

something nice project

After I discovered a 'something nice' poster here, I couldn't resist but to print them out and tape them up around my local neighbourhood : )

Sunday, November 02, 2008

this is... a favourite recipe i would like to share

Baked Cheesecake
2 cups plain sweet biscuits crumbed - i use chocolate teddy bear biscuits
1/4 cup melted butter
3 cups soft cream cheese
2 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup fresh cream
2 tsp custard powder
dash vanilla - i love that smell!

Combine biscuit crumbs and melted butter, press into a 22cm pie dish and chill. Preheat oven at 150°C.

Put cream cheese, eggs, caster sugar, fresh cream and custard powder into a big bowl. Beat like mad and add the vanilla. The mixture should be creamy and smooth. Spoon into the crumb base and sprinkle a few biscuit crumbs on top. Bake at 150°C. When the cake starts splitting on top it's done. It should be pale gold on top. Use this as a basic cheesecake recipe. You can add fruit but it is simply lovely made in the traditional way. Serve thick slices with good strong coffee!

I would love to ask Strawberry Kisses for her suggestion for our 'This Is...' theme for next week!

Photo credits: 1. cheesecake for Lianna!, 2. Vegan Cloudberry Cheesecake, 3. new york style cheese cake

Saturday, November 01, 2008