Sunday, February 27, 2011

Learning something every day

I've had a bit of a weekend of firsts - first sale on Etsy, first special order for my lovely Etsy customer, and now this morning I learnt I've been included in this rather gorgeous treasury full of other bird inspired goodies.
I'm feeling a bit like a rejuvenated old dog with new tricks to show off!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Easily distracted

This new fabric arrived in the mail yesterday....

...and this wasn't on my list of things to do today!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rolling out the new things

So, here we are at the tail end of the Summer that wasn't.
It's been feeling so much like Autumn this week, I'm prepared to cut my losses and embrace it!
Another reminder is that I've been sending out some new things for the coming season.
This week you'll be finding these new t-shirts, along with the grey ones, and some scarves at I Dream a Highway.
One more swim and I'll be ready, I think.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Back in the city

It feels just like last week I was looking forward to a couple of months of hanging out down here on the coast, and pfff, here it is the third week of February already.
That can only mean one thing, and that's my first Melbourne market for the year, the fabulous Shirt & Skirt at the Abbotsford Convent.
So many friends I'm looking forward to catching up with - see you on Sunday ladies!

Shirt & Skirt Market
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Sunday February 20
10am - 4pm

And if you feel like a bit of food for thought for your weekend, pop on over to the Georgie Love blog and have a read of Sally's well considered and articulate post on this.
Make a comment, join the debate.
I do think it's important.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My creative space

Working on more of the new skirts today.
I had company!
And even though this might have nothing to do with creative spaces, I've just come back from driving into the post office. Neil Diamond's Crunchy Granola Suite was on the radio and I just had to turn it up loud to sing along!
Then I looked out the car window and there were 5 big black cockatoos flying alongside me for a while.
Sometimes moments in your day can be wonderous.
See what other lovely people have been up to over here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nicely balanced

Today's been one of those rare days where I've managed a bit of everything.
A gorgeous morning saw the old bloke and I take to the local golf course for a whack around 9 holes in the sunshine. We're hopeless, but we're not letting that stop us.
Then we stopped at our favourite local deli, Wickens, for the best coffee in town. We bumped into a couple of friends there and had a nice chat.
Then after a bit of lunch we took the hound down to the beach for a quick swim.
Home again, and a few hours at the sewing machine working with some great new fabric and I've finished a skirt that'll be making an appearance in my range soon.
This is a new hemp and organic cotton 'denim' I've been waiting to get my hands on for a while.
It feels a little bit like a cross between linen and silk, it's kind of crisp and smooth at the same time.
It's kind of lighter weight than I thought it would be, but perhaps that's a good thing? Good for warmer weather, and ok for Winter with some boots and tights.
I love the result!
If only every day went so smoothly!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let's pretend

It's a little tricky getting enthusiastic about sewing some new Winter woollies in this tropical weather, but the new season is coming, and stuff must be made!
Let's pretend there's a little chill in the air, and a mist on the fields.
We can see our breath as we walk, probably in sturdy boots, and the dogs are happy to get a bit wet romping about in the damp grass....
Our cheeks are all rosy with fresh air and exercise, and a roaring fire and a bit of afternoon tea awaits.
We'd be needing a nice scarf to keep warm, and how about a bit of slightly old fashioned, but pretty, floral cotton paired with a good argyle pattern wool?
I can almost feel Autumn coming can't you?
Take a look over here for more crafty creative goodness.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hooray for grey

Everybody loves grey.
Add a bit of Liberty and it's even more lovable!
And you can get one right now from GeorgieLove.
Thanks Sal!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fog in Summer

Ok, I'm cheating.
I've borrowed this fabulous photo from here, but it is our little harbour in the fog, just as it is here this afternoon.
I'm amazed at how the wild cyclone that crossed the coast all the way up in far north Queensland can have such an effect on us all the way down here at the other end of the country.
It's warm and sticky, the air is moist, and the radio's crackling with all the electricity in the atmosphere.
I confess to loving this type of weather!
I'm trying to read the weather forecast tea leaves for market day tomorrow, but I think I may just have to get up and take a squiz at what's going on in the morning.
In the meantime, I'm going to the fridge for a beer.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Throwing my hat in the ring

I've put my toe in the water, thrown my hat in the ring, and have taken a punt!
A market I've been very keen to give a go for a while.
This year the timing's perfect, the old bloke's keen for a road trip (and a holiday), so today I've put in my application, and we'll see what happens!