Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Good dog ...

What should I blog about? This is just what I just asked non-blogging boy. The response was weibo (the Chinese version of Twitter) or complexity theory. Yep, so I'm blogging about dogs. Sybil, the resident hound, is the most featured dog in my blog posts. She's getting a break this post.

Sybil ... the wonder dog

I have been making so many of my Library Cards, it's kind of addictive. It's like a little challenge getting good lines to fit with the funny illustrations. I'm going to take some into work to see how many people I can offend this festive season.

Cards ... in my Esty store

"Nah. I'm just the dogsbody"

"Yes, but then I am arrogant aren't I"

I also have been making more brooches as my stock is getting pretty low and I have a BrisStyle market coming up in December. More dogs, people like the dogs so I have made a few different dogs for the markets.

Puppies off the production line ...

And lastly here is a cute-as video for Guide Dogs NSWACT. I love this ad, it's funny and cute and has a puppy in it. It's not sad ... but I still get a wee bit teary at the end. I am such a dog person.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

and the ass saw the angel

I'm reading Nick Cave's And The Ass Saw The Angel at the moment. It's dark, morbid, gruesome and squalid. I freakin love it. You know that feeling you get when you get so engrossed in a book you feel as though you know the characters. It's like that and the way he puts words together on a page is brilliant. I can't believe I've waited this long to read this book. My boyfriend bought me The Death of Bunny Monroe (also by Cave) a few months ago and I read and enjoyed that. But this book takes the cake.

Audrey with a cute ass from we heart it

Mmmm delicious from we heart it

If you're a fan of Cave and even if you're not you should read this book. It will make the train trip into work a 30 minute epic saga of how god dam awful and wonderful human beings can be all at the same time. It's available for $9.95 as a Popular Penguin. I love these little orange numbers, cheap, collectible and filled with delicious popular, classic words.

Penguin books from we heart it

A photo of me taken for the Popular Penguin 75th Anniversary launch.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Neo Nana

neo- a combining form meaning “new,” “recent,” “revived,”“modified,” used in the formation of compound words.

it's not new ... we heart it

The market help, dropper-offerer, set-up help and picker-upperer graciously helped me with the Finders Keepers market last weekend. He made comment that the place was full of 'young Nanas'. It's true, most stall holders were pretty young lassies dressed in vintage poly blend. I like the vintage look, I am not full Nana, I'm more mix and match. I've never gone the full purple polyester 50s number with opaque flesh nylons.

Uber cool neo Nana look ... from the Satorialist

Bottom half nana ... we heart it

One of my fave neo Nanas ... Lemon Drop Vintage xoxo

On the way home from the first day I was wiped-out, and mentioned I needed a cup of tea - stat. Helper boy said that all the other stall holders would probably lose their shit at the mention of a cuppa and a biscuit. He coined the term 'neo Nanas'. I thought that was pretty funny. We had a good laugh about the little army of neo Nanas with their guerrilla crochet tactics and Arnotts creme selections.

Tea and a biscuit ... we heart it

Here are some photos taken by Mark Lobo of my upcycled cards thta I was selling at the Finders Keepers in Brisbane last weekend. To see the whole album click here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

blogged out ...

I was at the Sydney Bloggers Festival 2010 this week. I was attending the PR and Communications day. By the end of the day my head was full of ideas on how to make social media work better for my company (my real job!) and how to raise out profile. I think the best presentations were from the social media guru from Telstra and a guy called Greg Savage. The in-house PR and blogging presentations they gave were excellent.

I took the air-train after the conference. The train pulled into Circular Quay and the bridge and the Opera House loomed into sight, I really wished I had another day there. Oh and I won the luck door prize too!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Bird bags for Finders Keepers

I have heaps of these little kids bags ready to go for the Finders Keepers market this weekend. 6-7 November in Brisbane. They are all 100% cotton, made with upcycled fabric and calico. They are embellished with op-shop buttons. Roll on up to say hi.

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