Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sneak peek part 2

It's been a big couple of market months that started way back in March with the Labour Day long weekend Apollo Bay market, a trip or 3 to Melbourne for Finders Keepers and Shirt & Skirt, a lovely Easter Apollo Bay market close to home, and now I'm rounding it all off with Magnolia Square this week.
What better way to wind it all up before a more sedate pace through Winter?
(Yes, that may have been the sound of me sighing....)
Of course, in the midst of a total workroom frenzy, I always seem to want to throw something new into the mix!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sneak peek...

Would you like a little sneaky look at what I've been up to?
Hot off the machine, all ready to go!

Find them at Magnolia Square next week.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Getting ready

Easter first!
It promises to be a gorgeous Autumn long, long weekend down here.
Come and say hello at the Saturday morning market in Apollo Bay if you happen to be in my part of the world.
Then next week...

Magnolia Square at the beautiful Malvern Town Hall!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


I'm running around this morning chasing my tail, as usual.
I'll be packing the car and trying to get myself organised in a minute so that tomorrow I can enjoy some gorgeous Autumn weather at the Abbotsford Convent with Pia!
I'm quite looking forward to a day sitting in the sunshine with my knitting...

Shirt & Skirt Market
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Sunday April 17
10am - 4pm

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

15 minutes!

Yes, it's true.
I've been lurking about the newsagents waiting for this....

And this week it appeared!

I'm feeling a little chuffed, a little humbled, and just a bit proud.
Big thanks to Phoebe McEvoy of Inside Out, who was so nice to deal with.
(it's the yellow one!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

The best weekend of the year

Well, it's snuck up on me this year!
The Apollo Bay Music Festival is on this weekend!
The tents are up, the sun is shining, and we'll have a full house with visitors by tonight.
I'll be down on the foreshore for the market in the morning, if the weather holds as nicely as it has all this week that is...
I've only just had a chance to have a little look at the program, and I've got my wish list happening.
Megan Washington tonight, Vika Bull with the Hornets, Dog Trumpet, The Scared Weird Little Guys and the festival special, The Songs of Vanda and Young all on tomorrow.
Can I resist an act called The Lounge Hounds?
Oh, and then there's Georgia Fields too...
Sunday morning is always great with a gospel session to ease us into the final day.
And somewhere in there, I just know I'll find a surprise too!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Goodness, isn't this weather just the best?
I could almost forget that Winter is coming....

...if it weren't for all the scarves going out all about town.
North, south, east, online!
I'm thrilled to have a new shop in the heart of groovy St Kilda, The House of Balaklava on Carlisle Street.
I've walked past this fabulous shop many times when I stay with my St Kilda hostess, and they always have a dramatic and eye-catching window display!
I'm so lucky to be dealing with the nicest shopkeepers around town, they all do a fantastic job, and are always so understanding of the juggle of supplying something that is handmade, by me.

Monday, April 4, 2011

On colour

I've had a colourful day today.
First, lovely Wendy decided to take the plunge and buy a little present for herself, a Pea handknit scarf.
She was after something a deep eau de nil.
I'm hoping what I call Pea is just the right shade!
It's one of things I love about each new season of scarf knitting, giving them all a name.
It reinforces the sense of creation I have about them, if that makes sense!
Anyway, a new yarn arrived today, and this one has me stumped.
It's a brownish purple, very lovely indeed.
It's kind of muted and soft, yet rich in tone. Kind of like the purple you'd find in an old faded oriental rug.
Trying to give it a name had me doing a bit of searching for inspiration, and I stumbled over a list of all the crayola crayon colour names and history.
Really. There's nothing you can't find out there in internet-land.
They started in 1903 with all the basics, named just so. Blue, green, orange...
And the list ended with colours added in 2003 - inch worm, wild blue yonder, mango tango!
Perhaps I just need to stick to something basic?
Mulberry anyone?
ps. Wendy's having a little bother naming her lovely blue cardigans, perhaps pop over and give her a hand!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday jumper wrangling

How can something so lovely be so d*** difficult to handle?
This one nearly did me in, there's been cursing, and grumbling under my breath.
There's been lots of steam pressing and pinning.
Those edges were determined to roll under, but I won!
Take that you silky fine knit.