Friday, May 19, 2006

The Knitted Room

I went to a really cool exhibition at the Moonah Arts Centre (it's still on if you are in town), that is a knitted installation of a 1950s living room. All the items have been knitted by elderly residents at nursing homes around the State.

The original idea was developed by the same artist that did the knitted forest protest, Dawn Csutoros, and has grown into a larger community project.

I am particularly fond of the knitted flying ducks and the knitted tyre swan (which is probably an Australian suburban icon, I am not sure if these exist outside of this continent?). The cake trolley looks pretty appetising as well. The bricks in the fireplace are knitted as well!


After a lot of procrastination, my back-tack softie is complete!
Trying to figure something into all the parameters was a challenge there were a few times when I wanted to rebel and/or give up. But I am happy with the result, and have posted some glimpses for you to see.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Back on Tack

It has been a busy time at the house of Little S, so the posts have been few and far between.

We have two great house guests who are sisters and aunts and are big balls of fun. There have been a load of presents, lots of great dinners and some fun outings including the never-tiring tour of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory (very hard not to like!).

The kids scored some cool new Paul Frank rain boots and I scored a great pile of fabric to add the the stash.

! Mucho Gracias Aunt Whiz and Aunty Inghy-Poo !

And finally I have my Back-tack project well underway, I will post some little hints soon.

And many thanks for the comments and favourite movies in the last post, I find it so hard to define my 'favourites' because as soon as someone suggests an alternative, I jump straight on the bandwagon and remember that I just loved that film as well. Case in point - Pulp Fiction, I loved it when it came out, I first saw it at the Movies in Japan, and I remember that most of the time we were the only ones laughing, I guess some things get 'Lost in Translation'!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bagged a tag.

I got tagged so I thought I would give it a go. It seems to be an interesting exercise, choosing what to reveal balanced with summarising my life into a questionnaire. Anyways here goes...

Four jobs I have had in my life:

1 Blackjack Dealer
2 Film Festival Director
3 Morbidity Statistician 
4 Exhibition Curator

 Four movies I would watch over and over:
(not sure if I would watch these over and over, but I like them)

1. Little Fish
2. Somersault
3. Alice
4. Cousins

Four places I have lived:

1. London 
2. Toyko
3. Los Angeles
4. Koh Phangan

Four TV shows I love to watch:

1. Absolutely Fabulous
2. The West Wing
3. Survivor
4. Spicks and Specks

Four places I have been on vacation:

1. India
2. Nepal
3. Mexico
4. Amsterdam
Four of my favourite foods:

1. Sag Paneer
2. Green Chicken Curry
3. Chilequiles
4. Chocolate Pudding

 I'd rather be right now:

1. Shopping in London  
2. Hanging out in India
3. Wandering down a street in New York
4. Eating Mexican food in Mexico
Four friends I have tagged that I think will respond:

Consider yourself tagged!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Log Cabin's a go go

I am thinking about renaming this little blog - Blog Cabin Central!

All I seem motivated to make these days is more log cabin pillows. I have a whole bunch of pillow tops waiting to be zipped into covers and plumped lovingly (I've spared you the details), and have just finished off these two.

They are presents for R's two sisters who are coming to stay next week! I have indulged in a little crafty corniness and included some screenprints of their nephews in the pillows. See them modelling the pillows!

On a promising note, I have thought of something for Moonstitches, my backtacking partner, but it is kinda complicated and I am not sure I am capable of pulling it off. Remains to be seen...

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