Sunday, August 30, 2009

what's on the film?

I bought this instamatic at a jumble sale with used film still in the camera, there was one exposure left so yesterday I took a photo and wound on the film and this week I'm going to get the film developed.

Ofcourse I will forewarn the photo lab that whatever is on the film is not mine but lets hope the film is undamaged and we are likely to see a few kingswoods (circa 1970), perhaps some VW kombi vans with roof-racks full surf boards or perhaps some vintage holiday snaps from the Amalfi coast : )

Watch this space...

wrist worms

While staying on the subject of knit & purl, have you ever visited the blog of the creator of wrist worms. She's good!

And on the subject of good, have you meet the ladies from Hyena In Petticoats Les Femmes yarn collection?!

Photo credit: Wrist Worms.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

nice day for it

Today's overcast drizzly morning was a perfect time to finish my first knitting project (other than a scarf). I just need to hand sew up the seam of my beanie and sew in a pom pom.

I think there will be some more beginner knitting projects before I start on the swedish mittens. I wonder if Morris & Sons sell bags of patience and concentration?

Photo Credit: Squirrel mittens.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Jhoanna from One Red Robin recently shared some great bookmarked favourites, with one such favourite being Doe-C-Doe's photos of her thrift finds. Thank you for the introduction Jhoanna and for your list of great online discoveries!!

Photo credit: Doe-C-Doe.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

little lonsdale street

There are some new little mentionables hidden away in Little Lonsdale St here in Melbourne, here is what I discovered.

Image One
A cute Japanese cafe definitely worth a visit, Cafe Giraffe.
302 Little Lonsdale St.

Image Two
A beautiful shop with products from Europe and from the Swiss sheltered workshop project, Design For Use.
322 Little Lonsdale St.

Image Three
And cafe/bar, 1000 pound bend.
361 Little Lonsdale St.


I recently read that 'macarons are the new cupcake' and I for one would totally agree!

And they taste just as good! Photo credit: Untitled

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I still haven't quite worked out how tumblr works, I joined up tonight but I think it's going to take me a bit of playing around before I announce my tumblr address. I'm really inspired by Oh Sweet Woods tumblr's page and I love the online photos (above) she collects.

Tumblr, I think it's a mini blog?! Do you have a Tumblr?

Photo credits: top left, top right, bottom right, bottom left.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

sunday viewing

Yellow goodness at Tas-ka.
Paper cutouts by Made By Julene.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

miller goodman

I first discovered Miller Goodman through Allison's online shop. I seriously want these jigsaw blocks framed and on my walls!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

yuko kitahara

Yuko Kitahara is a Japanese ceramic artist who recently left a comment on my blog post about Yokocho Gallery in Tokyo.

Yuko kindly thanked me for taking a nice photo of her work inside the gallery and asked if she could possibly use the photo for her business card! A disc was promptly sent!

Last night I noticed the photo of cards with her cute ceramic dogs on her blog : )

Monday, August 17, 2009

mosaic monday

Thought I would join along with Poppalina's Mosaic Mondays!

1. Untitled, 2. Untitled, 3. Untitled, 4. Untitled, 5. pile, 6. potholders

Saturday, August 15, 2009

studio life

Beci Orpin's beautifully sun filled, colourful and clean studio featured in this issue of Inside Out magazine makes me want to spring clean my own studio space.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who dreams of one day scoring a great studio space, my tiny crampt front room just ain't working! Maybe with some upcoming Open Studio days at the Nicholas Building and the Abbotsford Convent I might be even more tempted to make that dream a reality!

On another note... I've been wanting to give a big thank you to Inside Out magazine for mentioning my Three Buttons blog this month... I love getting my hands on their magazine and seeing my name inside alongside Hello Sandwich, Love-You-Big, Pretty Little Pins and Pia Jane Bijkerk was such a delightful suprise and honour!! Thank you : )

Friday, August 14, 2009

busy days

I've been extra busy of late so I'm hoping some more Japanese book pages will tie me over until I get my camera in my hands again this weekend!

Pooka, 100% Orange A to Z

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Postcards made by Ninainvorm, she is a talented lady!

Monday, August 10, 2009

pantone pom pom

I have just finished reading about Anita Cummins who 'wrapped, wound and trimmed over 700 pom poms in a myriad of colours and tones' for her current exhibition.

The Pantone Pom Pom exhibition is at Mailbox 141 until 22 August.

This one is on my weekend visit list!

newly discovered

Spotted over at Frankie, cute and colourful designs by Jess.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

inside more books

little reminder

I'm just about to ran out the door to set up my stand at the studio sale, I'll be selling top quality patchwork remnants, plenty to rummage through! And I'll have on display some many ways to use your fabric pieces!!!

Hope to see you there!!

Friday, August 07, 2009

eye spy... a collection

I spied a collection theme over at Bug and Pop's and decided to join along to show my little slowly evolving collection of ceramic figurines.

I started my ceramic collection to have as bonboniere gifts for a wedding that I'm still slowly preparing for. Imagine how cute they will look with lace cloth and ribbon filled with white almonds tied to around each one, they will be so hard to part with : )

Banana smoothies for strawberry sundays has a weak spot for ceramic figurines too!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

enna's shop

I received news that Enna has updated her shop, perhaps you would like to shop at Enna's too!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

studio sale

This Saturday I will be joining the company of Peta Pledger, Anna Laura and other talented designers at a studio sale to be held in the Nicholas Building. I will be selling some Sew Your Own fabric remnants and patterns. Pop by and say hello!!

Studio Sale with Samantha Sultana, Peta Pledger, Shara Lambeth, Sew Your Own, Anna Laura, Lil' Misfit, Justina Maria and Jacqueline Benedetti Jewellery.

Level 2, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne
Saturday 8th August 10am-4pm

Image credits: Yellow Girl from Peta Pledger, You're better than cupcakes from Anna Laura.