Thursday, June 30, 2011


And that might just be all I have to say about this one.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Cosy, cosy, cosy


I've been bedded down on the couch with my knitting needles lately.
I can think of worse things to be doing than keeping busy with some yummy brightly coloured yarns, the fire going and the sun shining.
I've waved farewell to these little cosies today.
They're off to their new home, a cafe due to open in August (stay tuned for details!) where if you order a pot of tea, the pot will come dressed in a little bit of Frankie & Ray bright woolly sweetness.
Oh, and I was pondering what would be the collective noun for cosies?
A comfort, a splash, or maybe even a brew?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Something new

I know I said I wouldn't be back in Melbourne for a market until Spring, but it seems the more I make a plan, the more things change!
When news of the launch of Boutique Markets at the Hawthorn Town Hall arrived in my inbox I was a little intrigued.
These markets are run by the same people who organise the wonderful Mathilda's Markets, so I know it'll be full of gorgeous things, and in a lovely venue as well.
Then, I realised I was going to be in Melbourne town on this weekend, so the moon and stars have aligned to see me back behind the market table earlier than I thought!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Watermelon, coral, peach...

I'm besotted with this colour this week.
And in the crazy topsy turvy world of clothing, I'm starting to think about some new things for Spring and Summer. How mad is that?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The market roll

What are you up to on this long weekend Sunday?
I've just listed with The Market Roll, a fantastic new site that lists more markets in and around Melbourne than you can poke a stick at.
Apart from the old bloke trying to have a conversation with me while I've been trying to concentrate, it was easy for a slightly techno-phobe like myself to manage!
Let's see how it goes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Baby, it's cold outside

Skenes Creek wouldn't be the only cold place in the world this week I'm sure.
And I guess it's all relative, so when my friend phoned from WA and told me it was only 18 over there today, I had to stop myself from scoffing at her and starting a bidding war on the temperature!
We had a little dusting of snow on what we call 'the hill up the back' yesterday, and I'm driving the old bloke mad complaining about the weather.

I'm not leaving the house again today, so god bless Ugg for their boots, the fire's going nicely, and I have some (more) knitting to do.
Stay warm where you are!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I get all sentimental over the strangest things.
I found this jumper in the rather posh Red Cross op shop in Hamilton on route to Penola the other week.
It didn't grab me straight away, but then I had a closer look.

And the label won me over.
I remember this from somewhere in my childhood. Probably from my mother's or grandmother's wardrobe.
I think if you had something from Aywon, it was a bit swish and special.
I came over a bit sad at the demise of all those Australian made labels that just aren't around anymore, and that was it, I just had to buy it.
Then I got a bit squeamish about cutting it up, but I've kept coming back to it.
So, I thought the way to do this is to document it, get it off my chest, and get on with it.
As soon as I took the photos I felt better, and even better again once I got the scissors into it.
And now I'm really pleased I've been able to turn this unloved echo from the past into something special to give it a new life!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Winter sunshine

With no markets booked in for at least the next 6 weeks or so I was feeling a little bit out of sorts this week.
It's been a busy year, and I'm just coming to terms with the idea of staying put for a little while.
It's quiet down here on the coast, and Winter has arrived this morning with nose tingling cold, but brilliant sunshine.
The fire is keeping the house toasty warm, and I'll be happy to find a patch of sun to sit in with my knitting.
All these cold mornings have everyone reaching for their scarves!