Monday, 28 September 2015

eggs are beautiful things

The Humble Sparrow, I salute you. You go about your day, always busy, always unassuming.  
I'm sure your absence would be noted though.

Monday, 13 April 2015

New Winter necklaces at Cumquat Interiors.  It's a scary business making things sometimes so it's heartening when people "get" work you've poured a lot in to. 
Photo courtesy of Cumquat too.
I was going to post some pics of how I went about hand dying the denim coloured rope but ultimately they were incredibly boring photos of a nail biting process.  Only nail biting because I used  a black dye to get this denim colour.  And remarkably it worked!!  
Thank goodness.  Sometimes you need a win.
(I can see that one day I'm going to want black rope though ~ yehhh - that's going to be a new trick!?)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

It's cotton tape.
It's simple and I like it.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Label love

So much joy on one piece of linen. Label love. Not sure why I'm so into this sort of thing.  But I am.
Another little thing to smile at.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

I know you've all been doing this for aaaages.. but I'm stretching my technical capabilities again and yep - instagram. 
We all know that there will be something entirely new once I've mastered it but apparently it's good to stretch yourself occasionally. heheh.  Don't laugh too much.
By the way - I made these as well. Another stretch of my technical capabilities. For some reason I found it nerve wracking when i got to the bit where you have to tease all the layers apart.  
But they are pretty!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014



Douglas Mawson was off to the Antarctic again on the Discovery.
Wall street crashed and set off the great depression, 
Bradman scored his first century against England,
Australia had a population of around six and a half million.
Mollie Wells was winning trophies at the Hermitage School.

Some might like their vintage finds anonymous (just worked out how to spell that!)- and I can fall into that category as well - occasionally its enough to appreciate an object as it is, it's weathering and character.
But sometimes I do wonder and set off to see more.
I never do hold out much hope of working anything out but usually I learn something in the process ; a date, what a mark means..

So these little trophies had a name and a date - and what do you know! Out there in the internet, there was still a young lady with her name in print.

Mollie Wells, made prefect and seems a bit of a sporting wiz.
I like trying to see her world - it's makes my imaginary ideas of that time more real. 

Hard to pin down why objects such as these trophies hold appeal for me. Certainly a nostalgia, echoes of Enid Blyton and certainly the way they look. The way they are made - still an element of the handmade in them - the patina and the feel of them. Not everyone does like vintage things but if you do you will certainly understand.

The images and writing in these old school journals was the icing on the cake.

Don't you love that the last entry on this page is for the egg and spoon race. Super.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

inta galactic!!

Intergalactic, Intergalactic...
Cannot get the Beastie Boys out of my head.
or these
Crazy cute Sputnik pics!!