Thursday, December 31, 2009

** happy 2010 **

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe New Year!!! Good-bye last decade, hello 2010!

Image Credit: Dawanda

marimekko goodness

Have you been to their website lately. Designs that make my heart melt!

Photo's from the Marimekko website.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

vintage pot holders

I'm thinking 2010 will be my year of making some vintage pot holders, these images are so inspiring! I've just purchased a circa 50's Crochet & Swedish Embroidery Star Pot Holder Book from ebay so there shouldn't be any excuses to not give them a go.

I should take a leaf out of Miss Badskirt's book and aim for 200 pot holders!

*images row one* 1. potholders, 2. potholders, 3. potholder
*image row two* Fine Little Shop
*images row three* 1. petals, 2. Pot holders, 3. _MG_3499

Monday, December 28, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

a christmas hello

Wishing everyone a beautiful and festive Christmas Day tomorrow!!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

my handmade christmas

I'm committed to making all my gifts this year and after listening to a Green Christmas podcast I'm determined more than ever to do so every year. Above are some of the Christmas gifts made and given so far : )

I purchased the amigurumi pattern from here. And found the flower crochet pattern here.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Makes a great floor mat! You can read and see more of the mega doily here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

granny chic

Framed doily found on Amy's blog.
Wood wool stool found on the Granny Chic flickr pool.

ladies bike

A work colleague told me she bought this bike from Big W this week. Not bad!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


I'm in love with Spinthread's work, view more of her beautiful hand embroidered & knit accessories here.

Image One, Image Two, Image Three.

wool and the gang

Total credits go to Feeling Fuzzy's blog for introducing me to Wool and The Gang. Their website has some great video tutorials and the online shop stocks some, Crazy Sexy Wool, some Sugar Baby Alpaca and some Shiny Happy Cotton.

And do pop up over to Emma's blog for some beautiful images, felt kits and good doses of inspiration.

Monday, December 07, 2009

team with a theme

My partner Franjo and I went to a wedding on the weekend. We choose a present from the gift registry at Myer and paid to have the present gift wrapped. We were asked to come back in ten minutes to collect the wrapped gift, when we returned it was a surprise to find that the wrapping suited our wedding attire quite noicely!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

new discoveries

My latest discoveries have been

* finding the latest issue of Milk magazine at Magnation
* learning of and visiting a new local cafe, Luncheonette
* discovering beautiful stationary from Millimeter Milligram Inc
* finding a free stripey top pattern from Tessuti's blog, thank you Tessuti!

Stripey top photo above found at Tessuti's flickr pool.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

vintage illustration

Alphabet prints above by Paul Thurlby

I've become an instant fan of UK Illustrator, Paul Thurlby. His alphabet prints are very reminiscent of vintage character illustrations which I love. I'm always intrigued as to how illustrators can recreate that look so well.

Illustration above by Fiona Hewitt

Another admired Illustrator, Fiona Hewitt has not only mastered Illustrator so well but her recreations of vintage Asian packaging design are truly amazing!