December 08, 2009

summer holidays

our internet has been disconnected and we depart in a week's time! much to do in anticipation of a house sitting friend and also trying to enjoy the last few days of a visit with some dearly loved friends and their baby.....

merry christmas and a happy new year. we'll be back on 12th jan....
you'll find us at north cott beach, under the old 70's beach umbrella with a six pack buried in the sand.

much love, k&f

(christmas tree dec's via dottie angel)

November 26, 2009

december upon us!

no idea where i got this image from sorry! but i remember liking it last year..........this year there is no need for a chrissy tree of any sort at our place as we are headed west! it will be our first visit since moving away two years ago. looking forward to six packs on the beach, old friendly faces and familiy!
internet and computer ver temperamental at the moment and i'm rather enjoying the break.....
i'm still checking in on you all out there though!

November 20, 2009

pom pom love

have no idea how i found this......but i love it!

big computer issues so not much from me as of late!

November 13, 2009

last night

there once were two girls. one from adelaide. one from perth. a primitive chat program on the internet called mIRC meant a chance meeting of the two girls. in typical tragic teenage style they ditched the internet for long letters and mixed tapes. tori. pj harvey. hole. veruca salt. one girl's parents took a chance and flew her to stay with the other girls family. 10 years on and they had only been in each other's actual company 5 times. but the letters kept on and on and on. 12 years on and they both live in the same city. Last night as they both sat and let the amazing music of tori amos wash over them they realised that she had literally been the soundtrack to their friendship for all these years.....
here's to 12 more years (and more and more!) of friendship Sars. thankyou for a beautiful birthday present. i love you!
tori amos, live, at the regent theatre

November 12, 2009

fabric pens

mer mag has been doing some amazing doodling withs ome fabric pens.

i want!

November 10, 2009


kee and i are fond of leafing through vintage knitting/crochet patterns in op shops and absolutely losing it with laughter over how ridiculous some of them are.....
handmade by mother is a hilarious ode to all things stupid in the world of vintage craft

November 09, 2009


it was 34 degrees today and i can't say i'm all that happy about it! the western australian in me is dwindling and i think i've started to enjoy the fresher weather of melbourne....nonetheless i'm sitting here with sticky thighs, flannel on back of neck, cooking a curry from a charmaine solomon's south east asian cook book (published in 1972 and found by me in an op shop somewhere) and waiting for K to get home from rockclimbing.

at swim two bird's beautiful crochet is providing endless inspiration........


spent a lovely (albeit tiring!) weekend with the fam down the coast. the weather was perfection. just the right kind of spots for three boys to explore - rockpools, dinosaur caves, endless beaches.

these are our cousin laura's kids, who sadly passed away in may of this year. for having lost their mum so recently, these kids are doing incredibly well. they are so full of love and spending a couple of days with them and receiving all their cuddles and laughing at all their jokes and mishaps was an absolute honour.....cheesy i know!

haha - but boy is my body sore from picking up, cuddling, holding whilst sleeping, stroking, feeding, changing, suncream-ing, keeping still! three energetic boys are a handful!

November 06, 2009

kiddlywink stuff

too much gorgeous kiddlywink stuff around!
this bookshelf found here via Lushlee.
first issue of papier mache is verrrry cute too!
have a good weekend - off to the beach with the family

November 05, 2009

i love a sunburnt country

i guess everyone thinks the country in which they are born is pretty darned unique and beautiful.

weekends away like these make me feel quietly proud i know exactly how this sun feels, exactly how this bush smells and exactly how beautiful it is to swim in these rivers.

(p.s. what these photos don't show is exactly how uncomfortable it is when someone forgets the a result kee popped a rib and had to go straight to the osteo when we got home!!!)

October 30, 2009

goin' to the river

well festival is over.....and spring is on it's way. this is an old photo from my old blog and this is when i used to live 5 minutes away from the beach in perth. life is definitely different in melbourne when it gets hot - you have to jump in the car/tram/train to get to a beach!

we are lucky enough to have 4 days off in a row (i have 5) and we've decided to pack up the car and head north to Big River.

so today i'm attempting to do a few things around the house (nothing better than coming home to a relatively clean house) and starting a mouse pile of a few things we'll take with us. hoping to spot some wildflowers. again - different to western australian country, victorian country does not have anywhere near as many wildflowers.

so to all melbournites - enjoy your tuesday public holiday!


October 20, 2009

first day

celebrated kee's first day of his apprenticeship with homemade dahl, garden salad, nan's chutney and some of our wedding champagne 'grandin'

and this arrived in the mail! kee's nan has cross stitched us a memoir of our wedding day. so, so, so, so, lovely and sweet

October 19, 2009


keegan is officially an electrician's apprentice!
off he strutted this morning with lunch in cooler bag..........

found these beautiful pieces by Laura Manoogian via Bird and Banner - so inspirational!

October 18, 2009


a day off at last!

enjoying spring and fresh salad greens every day from the garden.

went with birthday money from mum to buy a lovely galvanised steel watering can, white oil for the kaffir lime tree, radish and dill seeds, teeny tiny creeping seaside daisies, potting mix, a new pot for my jellybean succulent and some more cos seedlings!

thanks mum!

(and kee is off to an interview for a potential apprenticeship.....fingers crossed!!!!)

October 17, 2009

cutie patootie

couldn't help but post about GERA
(found via superbuzzy)
makes me wanna get my cross stitch on!!!
(also, found some great cross stitch books in op shops lately - as well as nan giving me some)

last night

saw fischerspooner last night as part of the festival....
the jury is out......couldn't decide if i liked it but then i like the fact that i'm unsure - makes me like it all the more!
gosh - tired and at work for the 14th day in a row (thats why the previous sentence probably makes no sense at all!)
all i know is that i'm so happy to work with all the people that i do. i love them dearly

October 15, 2009

michael o'connell

michael o'connell is an amazing australian textile designer and apparently a comprehensive retrospective of his work will occur in 2011 at the Bendigo Art Gallery

arielle de pinto

crochet metal jewellery by arielle de pinto
so incredible it makes my heart burst......

October 14, 2009

frankie magazine photo album

this book of gorgeousness arrived in the mail today! a birthday present from my lil sis....
thankyou pip! it's soooooooooo beautiful!

October 12, 2009


love these blocks from the small object

October 10, 2009

opening night

opening night was BIG!

this looks like my image of heaven! found at bird and banner

October 08, 2009


the festival i work on is about to begin........

won't end until 24 oct!

here i go!

(look at my chryssie nina!)

October 07, 2009


three birthdays of late.

kee //\\ ninny //\\ me

some of my spoils!


kee spent the week bouldering in the grampians. how sweet - he took photos of all the wildflowers he saw - just for me.....

October 01, 2009


how are these for terrariums, nina?

found here via a lovely blog by jeana sohn

September 28, 2009


spring was here.............(in my garden, at least!)

but now it's like winter is back again!

busy at work and planning on a quiet week...kee is rockclimbing in the grampians this week so lots of knitting, dvd's and some fringe festival shows are keeping me occupied in a very agreeable way!

hope your monday wasn't so bad....

September 21, 2009

weekend was great. kee was definitely surprised!

venus bay is truly beautiful. ate loads of food. home brew was just right and the woodfire was the perfect thing for stormy skies.

we'll be back there soon - for sure!

September 17, 2009


heading to the beach this surprise kee for his birthday!

the forecast is for low to mid 20's and this will be the last chance before the festival to have, albeit teensy, a little break

have a good one!

image found via it followed me home

p.s. you know that beautiful doily i posted about some weeks back? my older sister who lives up north in w.a. saw it and remembered it from her childhood. i knew it was from her nan but she told me that it was actually her mum's mum (her other nan!) who made it. my sister's mum died when she was young. so this is actually somewhat of a family heirloom. so i'm so, so, so, happy to be sending it back to her. this is why i love craft. seeing this doily bought a flood of emotions back for my sister. craft can be so important to family history!

September 13, 2009


moroccan feast and gardening were highlights of this weekend!

(weekends are so much more productive when you don't have a hangover)