things are happening

February 28, 2011

Oops! It seems I took a bit of an unexpected blog break - a phone cable somewhere deep underground that connects my little studio to the outside world broke over a week ago and I've been without internet ever since. Fingers crossed all will be resolved by tomorrow evening when the lovely Telstra people come out to fix it (currently I'm working from the local cafe, it's kinda nice having a change of scenery!).

It's amazing how productive I've been without the distraction of email, Facebook, Twitter, and the million and one other 'important' things I like to do online. I've been busy sewing up some things to take along to Magnolia Square, which starts this Thursday at the St Kilda Town Hall.

I also took a bit of a long weekend and headed south with a friend to spend a few days on a farm just outside of Lorne. There were zucchini's to pick (lots and lots of zucchini...), early morning walks, a drive along the Great Ocean Road, lots of good food, and a few afternoon naps. Photo's and more to come when I'm back online, I promise!

Happy Monday x

tuesday afternoon inspiration

February 15, 2011

A few things that have caught my eye today.... you know.... while I'm meant to be sewing...

This lovely rug, made from an old bed sheet!

This bag, handmade in Brisbane by not-for-profit company Biddy Bags.
This umbrella, from ModCloth (ok, so I'm a day behind with the Valentine's Day inspiration!).

Happy Tuesday xo

a random afternoon

February 10, 2011

A few random snaps from my studio / home this afternoon....

Postcard from a friend - complete with Little Jane St fridge magnet.

Lovely stamps on a parcel that once contained fabric (yay!).

Sari's currently piled on the end of my bed, waiting to be ironed.

Happy Thursday! xo

yurt dreaming

February 5, 2011

For the longest time I've dreamed of owning my own place in the bush. A sustainable home. With a big veggie garden. Lots of natural light. And trees.

I first heard about yurts from Penny. Since then, I've been thinking more and more about how nice it would be to live in a yurt!

A yurt is really like a big tent. They were traditionally used in Turkey and Mongolia by nomads who would pack up the yurt and transport it to their next location on the back of a camel or yak (thank you Wikipedia for this information!).

These days, there are all sorts of modern yurts out there that are designed to be more permanent structures. They are just like a real home with electricity, proper walling and flooring, and plumbing.

I think two yurts would be the way to go - one for living, and one for a studio. Yes, that sounds just perfect.

I can just imagine sitting on the deck on a lovely Summer's afternoon reading a good book...


And how lovely to wake up each morning in this room!

Now, if only I could win the lottery to fulfill this dream.....

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