Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paris Poodles

This little Poodle went to Market,
this little Poodle stayed at home,
this little Poodle ate Roast Beef,
this little Poodle ate none, and,
this little Poodle went wee wee wee
all the way to The Henry Jones.

These little puppies are the newest folks to join us at Chez Snore. There is 6 in total, and although they probably don't altogether look like doggies, they are, so there. French Poodles.

I will be taking them to the designed; made market (there will be no wee, wee, weeing, I hope) on Sunday May 3.
I am pretty excited to be having a stall (and feeling no pressure!) but hopefully you can come along and say hello.
It is the weekend before Mother's Day, so I am going to be scoping the other stalls for my present, because after all I think I deserve one, even if I have to buy it myself!

Here are the details:
designed; made, open air designers market
When: Sunday May 3, 2009 - Open to the public 9.00am – 3.00pm
Where: IXL courtyard, Hunter Street, Hobart
Website: here

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pandas for PANDA

These little ones look either unhappy or at least mystified as to why they are going to be stuffed into an envelope and posted over the waves to the bright lights of Melbourne town. Their journey will be more exciting than even their soft little brains can imagine, because they are going to be part of a silent auction to raise funds for PANDA (Post and Ante Natal Depression Association)

The world famous, Aunty Cookie, is organising some lovely hampers of handmade goods, to be auctioned on May 5 at a fundraising event.
There is also some lovely Dick and Dora goodness heading their way so those hampers are going to be hot!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Cloakroom of Key

I am a sucker for all things French. My new latest amore is with this fantastic blog, les vestiaire de cle, which Babelfish intriguingly translates as, The Cloakroom of Key. Needless to say it is a delicacy of chic Parisian fashion.

I haven't been able to find out much more information about the designer or whether the clothes are modelled by her daughter or sister. Either way the stunning Jeanne is delightfully French and she looks postively lovely in everything!

I love the simplicity of the pieces which is so hard to find in stores these days. They are made from Belgian Linen and the wonky translation offers up some lovely descriptions, such as the 'Councils of Maintenance'. J'adore!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Things I love - Water

Aren't these images amazing. They are from a new favourite blog, Saint Verde Digest. They are designed to illustrate a design trend around the influence of water on design. Wonderful.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Paris has a new department store called Merci, it is a uber upmarket op-shop and provides guilt-free shopping. I love the concept and I think most cities could do with one or two of these.

It is the brain child of Bernand and Marie-France Cohen the couple behind the luxury children’s clothing brand Bonpoint.

It has a few levels that includes coffee shop, florist, habadashery, second hand books and even a fragrance store. There is of course vintage designer bags and clothes and also a designer corner where designers such as YSL, Stella McCartney, Azzaro, Alexis Mabille and Marni design new pieces that sell at a lot less, as well as cut price kids clothes from Bonpoint.

All of the profits are channelled into a foundation to support children's charities in Madagascar.

Photos from here, here and here.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hot Cross Dinosaurs

Easter has snuck up on me. There has been no sign of celebration until yesterday, Good Friday, which some might say was good timing. Anyway, a quick raid of the school bags for some handmade decoration for the mantle and a some homemade hot cross buns seemed to do the trick.

This is our first time making hot cross buns, and I was surprised at how easy and delicious they were. I used this recipe, but of course had no plain flour so replaced with Self Raising, and replaced the butter and milk, for Dairy free marg and rice milk.

The cross bit was quite fun and a few of the crosses ending up being a little wonky, including one that looked a bit like a dinosaur running, no?

Anyway, hope you have a Happy Easter and enjoy the eggy holiday.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Masonic Market

I am not sure why I am standing at the kitchen bench writing this post. It is not the most comfortable spot, but convenient to listen to Margaret Atwood on the radio and boil some 'dippy eggs' for the boys. Unfortunately I overcooked the eggs and they were decidedly undippy.

It is also kind of cold tonight and the kitchen has no heat, so I will keep this quick. Just wanted to show you the one and only photograph I managed to get of my stall at The Market today before the battery kapooped.

Still it was a lovely day and hello if you were there. I met some lovely folks including a few readers so hello to you too and farewelled a few Pocket Pandas who were adopted to new homes which is always lovely.

I also bought some truly gorgeous soap from Natures Path, it is made from Tasmanian Olive Oil, spring water and essential oils. I got the Damask Rose and the Goats Milk and Lavender, they smell divine.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Little Girl Giant

I watched this last night and I still can't stop thinking about. There is such incredible depth of human imagination and creativity that is sometimes so silently bouyant in humanity. So easy to forget and so wonderful to discover again and again.

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