Saturday, August 27, 2011

Spring, so close

I love this time of year when the grevillea flowers come out and the lorikeets go a bit batty in the rain.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

21 August YDM

Come along for the special Young Designers Market tomorrow. It's part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2011. I'll be there with all my fashionable stuffs!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Three good reasons you should get your indie on this Friday

Hip, hip hooray ... the next installment of the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market is on this Friday, so get your craft on and come say hi. If you are not lucky enough to live in or be visiting Bris Vegas on Friday 19 August then here's a little snapshot of the goodies that will be on sale on the night. If you do live in Brisbane, then put on your best cloche hat and come down to support local, handmade. Here are three good reason to market it up this Friday ...

Those darn Fruit Bats have been causing some grief in Queensland these past few week ...  but this bat is harmless, the only thing you'll catch from this bat is compliments. Origami baby bat pin - blood red from Catamation.

Thar she blows ... Baby whale - sterling silver necklace from Orange Sherbert.

Now read the top line for me ... Eye chart brooch from Gone Dotti.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pink and sweet and macarony

I got myself some digital scales as the last time I tried to make macarons it was a dismal failure. This time with my sugar and almonds measured out to the gram it was a much better outcome, still not perfect, but better. Next batch I might make green minty ones ... Yum.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Irkutsk, smiles are free

I'm back at work after a little break and already I'm getting nostalgic about travelling. I think it must almost be time to pack my rucksack and head off into the wild blue yonder for some bouts of gastro and a SD card full of memories. 

I am yearning for a long trip on a bus, train, motorcycle or my two feet over a great deal of km. My last really big trip was the trans Siberian in 2008, oh so long ago! I think India wold be nice with a little side trip to Pakistan or maybe a train ride up through Vietnam. Who knows, but the feet are itching and my little red backpack is peering over at me saying 'please take me out'.

"In the first few seconds an aching sadness wrenched his heart, but it soon gave way to a feeling of sweet disquiet, the excitement of gypsy wanderlust" 
— Mikhail Bulgakov

These were taken in Irkutsk ... one of Siberia's largest cities.
Also one of Siberia's largest smile to eye contact ratio.

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