July 28, 2009
image credit: sanctuary
Sunflowers are my favourite flower in the entire world - there is something so cheery about them. If I came across this field I think I would burst with excitement. I remember trying to grow sunflowers when I was a little girl - having just a single one of these in my garden was a cause for celebration!
July 25, 2009
Yes, I know it's still Saturday night and this is a 'Sunday Stash' post, but I'm feeling super productive at the moment and besides, I have a busy day planned tomorrow. Involving: yoga, a roast chicken lunch, a walk along the beach, and seeing the new Harry Potter movie. Yay for Sunday's!
But back to the fabric - I am loving the retro feel of this print. And anything with giant fruit on it instantly appeals to me. If I wasn't entirely convinced, then the polka dots won me over.
Found at Amitie.
July 22, 2009
image by moira & obbie, via Flickr
I've decided that what I need in my life is a gorgeous red vintage flour sifter.
Such as this one.
For my current baking obsession.
I don't know how I've lived so long without one.
July 20, 2009
I've been meaning to write a little story about the delightful Thread Den sewing lounge + shop for some time. So on my visit today to drop off some journals I made sure I took along my camera to snap some shots!
Thread Den is filled with lovely vintage finds together with lots of handmade clothing and accessories. On my last visit I couldn't resist a denim skirt by joolipa and it's since become one of my favourite things to wear. Today I had my eye on the most gorgeous yellow vintage petticoat (one of those huge full ones that make you feel like a rock n roll gal) but I was very restrained and managed to leave it in the shop.
AND some exciting news!
Thread Den are having their very own market day on Sunday August 9th - and the Rabbit & the Duck will be there! The market will be a collection of vintage, designer, and handmade treats (including some tasty ones) so should be lots of fun!
Thread Den Market Day
Sunday August 9th
@ The Lithuanian Club
44 Errol Street, North Melbourne
Hope to see you there!
Image courtesy of little shop of handmade.
In a little shop on a little street in Carnegie, the 'Little Shop of Handmade' has opened.
I'm excited to have my work stocked in such a cute store, where everything is made by Melbourne designers and priced under $50!
Little Shop of Handmade is open Wed-Thu-Fri 11-6 and Sat 10-4.30.
They are located at 8 Woorayl Street, Carnegie (just opposite the train station).
July 19, 2009
Tape measure trims - is there anything more lovely?
Well, there probably is, but that wouldn't be in keeping with this post...
My favourite is the one on the far right.
I think I will leave them pegged up on my inspiration board. It might motivate me to use them. Which would then give me a good reason to buy more. Yes, that sounds like a plan.
Happy Sunday everyone - I am off to spend the afternoon getting creative with a certain someone. Oh the mystery : )
July 18, 2009
It's Saturday night and here I am dreaming of baking cupcakes in polka dot wrappers.
And I couldn't be happier.
Images and inspiration from Bake it Pretty.
Another find via Poppytalk.
July 12, 2009
More polka dots. Red and white of course.
More script. Found via Three Kitchen Fairies.
More cookie recipes. You can't see it in the photo, but one of the recipe cards on this fabric is for peanut butter choc chip cookies!
July 6, 2009
Some images from my adventures today:
1. local railway station (they had classical music playing over the loud speakers!)
3. craft victoria (they were closed when I went past unfortunately)
8. russian dolls (I can't believe I'd never been into this shop before!)
I met up with my lovely friend Nicky for lunch, did a bit of shopping (found a great dress at Douglas and Hope and it was ON SALE - of course I had to buy it) and generally had a very relaxing day despite the constant drizzle of rain. But that's Melbourne...
More fabric goodness from Amitie. This one ticks a lot of boxes - travel theme (tick), polka dots (tick), the colour red (tick), cute design (tick), nice linen/cotton weight (tick).
I've already sold most of the journals I've made from this - perhaps I better order some more (any excuse to buy fabric and I'll take it!).
July 1, 2009
10am - 3pm.
Preston Town Hall.
(Full address details on the side -->)
I will be there, with all your favourite Rabbit & the Duck wares, plus a few new bits and pieces (hm, not really new, more like same products, different fabrics). So kind of new. ish.
Hope to see you there!