Saturday, 27 March 2010

Billycart Markets

Our business was invited to set up a stall at the Billycart Markets this weekend, but we just didn't have enough stuff. I went along to support local Handmade, and only came out with one thing because I was in a little bit of a rush.

Little Toot makes the most gorgeous pants for little boys. My cute model below wasn't shy in parading around for a few pics either.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

First Day at Kindy

My little one was off to Occasional Care for the first time this morning. I have mixed feeling about how fast he seems to be growing, my baby, my second and last boy. He is speaking full words now, climbing and jumping off everything and demanding his own way all of the time. He seems to be ready to have some time away from me, and I think I am ready to let go a little bit.

I don't have a family support system close by that I would love. Just a once in a while kind of thing, that's why I need just a few hours here and there to get a few things done.

BTW, he loved every minute of being there and didn't want to leave, so, I have him booked in for longer next time. YAY!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Art Month in Sydney

A quick trip to the City to get the boys out of the house turned out to be more fun than I though it would be. A bus and ferry ride made it more interesting, I was able to relax instead of swearing at crazy drivers. It's always nicer to see the Opera House from the water with a cute ferry in the foreground.
I didn't even know it was Art Month in Sydney. I am a little out of the loop now that I have my business going on.
As soon as we stepped off the ferry, we walked across the street and came across these two huge tigers. I thought they were cats playing with a ball of yarn to start with, then the whole Year of the Tiger thing dawned on me. It was a pretty cool installation outside a lovely historic building - Customs House.
Giant Digital Origami Tigers
Year of the Tiger 2010
Material: Barrisol on Aluminium Frame, Vinyl Tattoo, LED's
Design: LAVA (Laborotory for Visionary Architecture)
Location: Customs House Circular Quay, Sydney

I never knew that their was a library inside Customs House, and I also didn't know there was a miniature City of Sydney under the glass floor in the foyer. The boys stood and looked for almost half an hour, rolling around all over the place. We love unexpected fun!
The artworks around the building were also fab! I loved these photographs below, don't know who they are by, but I loved them.

In what would be the sitting room just near the Foyer, was a smaller installation of the larger Tigers from outside the building. They were made from some kind of light plastic, and one of the boys picked one up - I almost died!

I love the architecture in Sydney, even the older buildings feel fresh with the modern ones behind.

Friday, 19 March 2010

A Weird Feeling

I swear, if I didn't have my head attached I would forget it too. Too much going on, I need to start writing things down. Sorry if I have forgotten anything lately...

Monday, 15 March 2010

The Vintage Pearl

Look what arrived today. I bought it online from The Vintage Pearl about 4 weeks ago, now I have my favourite boys close to my heart. I love it, and it will stay with me forever.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

It fell out!

Finally, after 4 weeks of (not) wobbling his tooth, it fell out at lunchtime, at school yesterday. It didn't get lost at school, but once he got home and played with it in it's glass for a while, it disappeared until this morning when I found it in the washing basket.

So now the Tooth Fairy is scheduled for tonight. He would like her to bring enough $$ for him to be able to by a fruit slushie from the school canteen tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully she is feeling generous, it is his first one after all.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Today I am working on....

...this quilt, which I started and seemed to forget about for almost a year and a half. I cleaned out my fabric area and came across a few unfinished projects.

This was originally meant for Luca's bed, but I have now decided it will be our travel quilt, and will live in the car, now that the weather has cooled down. It has a lot of dark colours in it, perfect for my two boys, they tend to spill things. It will be about 1/3 bigger than in the pic above (six 10 in. squares x eight 10 in. squares. I am going to bind and back it in something dark (easier to keep clean). Pretty easy and basic, but that is what I like. I like to see the fabric designs.

That is my project for today, to finish the top, lets see if I can do it.


Wednesday, 3 March 2010

My Inspiration Board

This pic only shows part of my mood board, some of it hasn't been updated for a while, I still like most of the things on it, I need to add more though. I have been drawing constantly since just after Christmas, trying to get together some designs for fabric. Some of the inspiration is pictured above, most of it is in my sketchbook. Sorry to say, I don't want to show any of them until I have submitted the designs to the mills. Hopefully soon.....

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Its funny how a collection begins. You pick up one or two things at the beach or on a walk and suddenly (a couple of months later), you have this little collection of mostly lovely, sometimes ugly things to look at ( and in my case, to draw). This collection of sea lovelies below were all bought from a local shop, sand dollars and mini starfish.
After looking around in Luca's favourite places to keep stuff, I came across his little collections. I grouped them below to show you.
Quite a few cicada shells collected on his first or second day at school, shells and driftwood from beaches here and there, a (rat?) skull from in the backyard and some smooth stones. He has a fascination with anything scientific, I love how he looks at things, so innocent.

Monday, 1 March 2010

A new quilt for me.

How bizarre that the weather went from hot and humid one day, to really cold the next, right on the first day of Autumn. I am sure we will get a few really hot days in mid-march, but for now I am enjoying the cooler weather and have started making a new quilt. I have finally gotten around to using the Arcadia fabric I bought almost a year ago. I didn't quite have enough for what I wanted to do, so had to jump onto eBay and quickly snaffle up another jelly roll of it, before it is well and truly sold out, to be able to make mine a king size quilt. The colours are perfect for Autumn don't you think?

I will post a pic once it is finished and ready for my big Sis to quilt on her big quilting machine. Hopefully I will have it fully completed soon for the cooler weather to come. I can't wait to snuggle under it already.

Happy Day,
M. xo