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!!!)