Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Beach Market at Blackman's Bay

The Beach Market is celebrating Spring this Saturday. My good friend Sophie from Island Cards will be there, and the gorgeous hair pins and bookmarks of Rosie from Notions. Julie from Magoolie Designs has been making some lovely ceramic cups with a very Parisian feel and I noticed Owlet and Pinnigan will be there too. 

The House of Snore will be there as well and well, actually it will be a household affair because Luka will be sharing my stall and will be offering his truly fantastic flying machines for sale. If you need or want a fantastic flying machine, then throw him a bone, or a gold coin and he will mucho happy! 

Head to the Beach in Blackmans Bay and turn right, the Market is in the Hall is a few metres from the corner. Market is on from 9am - 2pm. See you there, ok?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lovely Dress-up Dolls

The boys have been having fun with these lovely wall stickers. They are made with the most amazing fabric which can be crunched up, spat out and stuck up again. Perfect for boisterous boys who are generally less delicate. Still, we have been getting them dressed in the mornings and decorating the rest of the living room walls, I have a feeling that little girls would loooooooove these as well!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing -hyperbolic crochet

It never ceases to amaze me how information is presented in life. I was doing a random surf the other night and came across this blog post about hyperbolic crochet.

The very next day I was driving in the car and listening to Artworks and wouldn't you know it - it was all about this project on hyperbolic crochet! There is a worldwide project (including some Sydney-siders) crocheting coral for a reef installation highlighting environmental concerns about the demise of the coral reef systems.

So what started as an exercise in modeling a theory in geometry has collided with craft, fashion, art and science and into a grand thing of beauty!

The Sydney Reef will be on display at the Powerhouse Museum from August 21-30, 2009.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bird-nappers know what they are looking for...

Apparently 299 rare bird specimens have been stolen from the British Natural History Museum. The thief's broke in, read the latin names on the cases and took off with the loot. It is feared the feathers will be sold to make fishing lures!

more here

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sojourn at Cradle Mountain

Here are some pictures from a trip to Cradle Mountain last week. (thx Inghy) It was good weather really, cold but no snow or rain. Perfect for a trek around Dove Lake, which was lovely, except that Mr 2 insisted on being carried for the whole 6kms. We took turns but when he fell asleep half way around I thought my arms were going to fall off! We even got up close and personal with a very friendly wombat.

The Americanos are heading home today, so we are all sad. But, I will be drowning my sorries in a big bowl of left-over Albondigas (yummo!) and some friojle tacos and tucking into my own bed. Lush.

Monday, August 03, 2009


Looks like Holly took at snap of a trio of Pandas. They look pretty happy to be there. In the background is a picture of my Great Grandfather playing golf. Bet he never imagined being on the internet 70 years later!
More Market wrap-up here.

Weekend Wrap-up

What a wonderful weekend I have just had. The Market was really fun and I loved how my stall looked when I finally pulled it all together. It ended up being a bit of a technicolour affair and not particularly suited to mimimalists, but ho hum that is how it was. Unfortunately my memory card was on holiday, so I didn't manage to get any pics, but I had some great feedback, made some sales and met some lovely people.

I will be at the next Market on September 6th so mark the date in your calender.

Saturday was a blast! Ange and I hit Life inStyle early and spent the whole day lapping up all the beauty that surround. I have to say it was amazing to be in the Melbourne Exhibition Building (which itself is a glam-a-rama queen) crammed with so many amazing stands that themselves were filled to the brim with gorgeousness. Angela is putting together a multimedia clip of the best stands in all their glory, so I will let you know when it is online so you can have a look.

One of my favourites was Melbourne locals Sunday Morning. Really lovely, go take a peek.

ps. I also met Allison and Paul from Lark, who were completely lovely and had an equally gorgeous stand with some great new products and old favourites. Sweet!

UPDATE: Angela has put some images up of a few of the best stands at the Fair. Click here to head over to the Kid Style File coverage.
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