Thursday, April 30, 2009

all in a day's worth

Today I perused the handmade zines in the Degraves St subway store called Sticky where I discovered a beautifully illustrated 40 page zine titled 'all in a day's worth'. It is so beautifully made and illustrated I couldn't believe it was only $8.50! Purchase made!

I have spied a blog address on the back cover, so you can pop by to see some other work by the talented Melbourne artist and zine maker Dawn Tan.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Cute macramé owl necklaces!

Photo credit: MacraMe etsy store.


I love this patchwork, one day I'm going to make one made entirely from feedsacks. I keep my eye out on ebay from time to time waiting to buy a great vintage stash.

Have you ever made a feedsack quilt? Or perhaps you have found one across your travels? If you have photos of your vintage feedsack quilt please leave a comment and a link to let us come and take a peek : )

Thank you to everyone who has left a comment to enter my mystery giveaway, I think Handsome Steve is going to need some extra coffee cup friends!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

sound the trumpets - it's a mystery giveaway

Now that title certainly sounds impressive! I thought it would be nice to have a little giveaway, it's a mystery package so I can't give away what you will find inside...

The above image is one of Mairuru's quilted furoshiki, Mairuru has kindly written a great post on how to sew your own furoshiki on her blog. And although you won't be receiving the above furoshiki, I will be making one just for my mystery giveaway to wrap all the goodies in!!

I'll be pulling the winner's name out of the Handsome Steve's coffee cup on May 1st and my giveaway is open to both Australian and International bloggers.

So if you are tempted to put your name in for the opportunity to receive my mystery package you just need to leave a comment with this post to say Hi!

Photo Credit: Mairuru.
More furoshiki goodness over here!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

give a bike a home

How cute is this postcard?! And yes my hand up for a pre-loved malvern star, I'm always on the lookout for a ladieeees bike!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Today I received a parcel from my friend Allison, inside were five Paumes books neatly wrapped with some Belle & Boo wrapping paper. They looked so pretty I had to take a photo!

I'm tempted to wait to open them tomorrow, when I can pick up the new Frankie magazine and then I'll be in printed pages bliss!

Monday, April 20, 2009

makers market

Do you ever find that some days you are attracted to a particular colour without even realising it?! Yesterday was such a day, hmmm bet you can't guess which colour it was...

Do you see Luka? She's another sweet gift from my sweet friend Brooke, Luka was her name written on her name tag. When I saw her name I said out loud 'My name is Luka, I live on the second floor' but my friend didn't know what I was talking about, I hope some of you do!

And Handsome Steve's coffee cup is now my favourite for my ever growing takeaway coffee cup collection, I'll save that post for another day!

So all my blue goodies were found at the Markers Market yesterday, oh and I was wearing blue too!

P.S. I hope I haven't stuck a certain song in your head!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

kappaya and happiness

My friend Brooke introduced me to Kappaya last year and I fell in love with this cafe instantly. Brooke and I meet there today for coffee and cake before heading to the Makers Market at the Abbotsford Convent. It was there that Brooke spied her fortuitous heart in the beautiful corridors.

Thank you Brooke for my yellow mouse, I love her!

Kappaya **Japanese Soul Food Cafe**
233 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

Friday, April 17, 2009

snippets of my day

Today I headed out with a friend, discovering and re-discovering shops in and around Melbourne. Pictured from the top Empire Vintage, tucked away in Albert Park. Peony Melbourne, a boutique perfumery and Scarlet Jones found in Hawthorn East, all beautiful and well-worth-visiting little stores!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

viva la craft

Today I finally made it to Craft Victoria to view Viva La Craft, a exhibition of craft experimentation by Chicks on Speed. It's amazingly bright and colourful and well worth a visit before it ends on the 24th of April.

You can also contribute your own thread and needle handiwork within the exhibition, it's a work in progress communal project but you have to be quick with only a week left!

Photo credit: Screen shot taken from the Craft Victoria website.

Monday, April 13, 2009

megan whitmarsh

I've just discovered Megan Whitmarsh, an LA based artist who is partial to bright colours, a pencil, a needle and thread and a scrap of cotton. In addition to working with embroidery, Megan creates art in a range of genres, you can view more of her work here!

angry penguin

Last week when walking into the city I passed this rather articulate graffiti, it's without saying that I spent the rest of the walk imagining scenarios of who, how and when this graffiti ended up on the post.

In a happy coincidence Victoria has just posted about her happy graffiti finds, I can see the start of a flickr group!

Friday, April 10, 2009

my day with pictures

Today's internet browsing led me down this adventurous path •ิ.•ั

1. Ninainvorm, 2. liebemarlene vintage, 3. hello sandwich, 4. Rie Elise Larsen, 5. The Small Object 6. fridas fina.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

yokoo knits

Yokoo knits, then sells her creations on her etsy store!

Photo credits: Yokoo

Monday, April 06, 2009

mieke willems

Mieke Willems is a little blue shop in Antwerp (Belgium) owned by both Veronik Willems and Mieke Verbijlen. You can follow Mieke and Willems creative making adventures and their little blue shop via their inspirational and beautiful blog found here!

Photo credit: Mieke Willems.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

craft hatch

Today I went along to Craft Hatch: an emerging artisans craft market. Craft Victoria in collaboration with the Melbourne city library run the markets every second Saturday of each month.

Designers who caught my attention were Penny Walker-Keefe, Myf Kemp and Britt from The Vibrant City.

Craft Hatch Market
City Library
Level 1, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

Saturday 9th May, 11-4pm.
Saturday 13 June, 11-4pm.

Photo credits: Penny Walker-Keefe.

meet me at mikes

Pip's book hit the shelves last week with tremendous success, not surprising considering how adorable it is!!

I was very honored to have been asked to contribute a craft project along with 25 other talented crafters! I won't give away what my project is just yet instead I'll show you a peak from the book showing some of my own special treasures!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

french postcards

French postcards that have found there way onto my inspiration board!

april fools

Yesterday was my birthday and lucky me as it falls on April Fools day... hmmm. Thank you for the birthday wishes that were snuck in yesterday, how did you know : )