Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Not baby bunting

I have finally hung my Ill Conceived mobile, which I made ages ago (look more closely here).  Although now of course it's more like bunting.

Psssst: I am off on holidays today.  I look forward to having a bit more time to look at everyone else's blogs and will try to post while I am away, if I can work out how.  If not, see you in a few weeks and take care!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Favourite Painting and Tracing Book

This lovely book does not contain any credits unfortunately as it seems to have a couple of missing pages.  If you like this, there's plenty more like it in this Flickr treasure trove.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

My handsome new companion

This is my new companion on the couch, although unfortunately he seems more interested in his book (The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall), than he is in me.
The lovely women at Frankie and Swiss brought my little man to textile life, and did a fantastic job.
Thank you to EVERYONE who came and had a look at my work at Design Made Trade last week, said hi, took a card, or even bought something!  You all made me very happy.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Design Made Trade, day 3

Design Made Trade is half way through.  The trade days have been a mix of hectic, overwhelming and quiet enough to knit and chat to friends who have trade passes.  Today and tomorrow it's open to the public -- I expect that the atmosphere will be different but just as good.  And I hope that if you are planning to attend that you will come and say hi!  My Craft Victoria chums are a wonderful bunch too.  (Please excuse the lack of links -- this is a super rushed post and I will finish it later!)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

I decided to use my bookshelf to display my wooden items in for Design Made Trade.  I painted each shelf a different colour but did SUCH a dismal job that I had to cover the most dodgy bits.  I ended up using a combination of pictures I found on the internet, tea bags and my own stickers.  It was fun!
See you at DMT if you are in Melbourne this weekend.  Royal Exhibition Buildings, 10 - 5pm both days.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Found around the house this morning

Things around the house that I thought I'd share with you.  Stories of Famous Operas, New York, 1955.  Shame my scanner can't capture the vibrancy of that pink.
 The Girl's Handicraft Book, London, 1955.  Pages from it below.

And my woollen scarf bought from an op shop in Stockholm.  The colours are actually quite fluorescent, but the scanner hasn't captured them either.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Design, Make Your Own Man, Trade

It is with great pride and trepidation that I divulge that I am taking part in Design Made Trade this year, under the caring guidance of Craft Victoria.  Perhaps you have noted that my posts have been a bit irregular lately, and that is why.  Much done, much more to do, lots to stress about (my greatest talent is stressing).  One thing that was finished ages ago was this kind-of-almost life size version of my Make Your Own Man paper cubes and card.  I wasn't going to reveal the fellows ten days away from the show but (a) I don't have time to find another thing to post and (b) I think that Warren Kirk's photos are so fantastic I had to share them.
And thank you so much to my father Vinko who helped me to actually make the men.  Puno hvala Tata!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Clock on The Block

Though admittedly you might have to play "Where's Wally?" with this one, my Yellow Sweater Clock found TV fame on Channel 9's The Block last week.  I didn't watch it, but not because I am too highbrow to watch a bunch of gym-buffed competing renovators.  Even though my dear friend Mikey called me breathlessly and implored me to switch channels, I NEEDED to see who was about to be eliminated on Masterchef instead.  Truth is, I felt a little overwhelmed and embarrassed.