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Rocking the hipster brogues

April 29, 2011

Love my new shoes.


If etsy was a town, I’d move there

April 9, 2011

Because not only does it have all the most beautiful handmade things, it also has vintage. If you’ve been reading for a while you may have picked up that my love of vintage predates (and surpasses) even my love of craft and handmade.

A couple of weeks ago I bought this beautiful vintage coffee jug and creamer set. I just adore the smoky silver accents and the chemist’s-laboratory look they have. Definitely using these at my next dinner party.

Pendulum remix ABC news theme

June 1, 2010

I heard this on Triple J last night and had to share…

Perth band Pendulum have remixed the Australian Broadcasting Corporation‘s news theme.


I heart…

May 26, 2010

double rainbows at work

over-the-top tea-cosies

wool day at the old bus depot markets

and surprise crafty gifts!

What’s getting you through the cold weather?

Canberra can be very pretty at certain times of the year

May 3, 2010

On the ANZAC day public holiday we escaped the house to walk by the lake, enjoying the afternoon sunshine, and the mild weather which could vanish at any moment.

We walked around the Carillon island—the first time I’ve done that in fourteen years—and along the lake’s edge to Regatta Point. Perhaps it was the long weekend tinting everything with the golden light of pleasure, but I thought Canberra was looking particularly well.

Seven sugars

April 18, 2010

That’s how many I was given with one pot of tea at a cafe yesterday.


Peacock wallpaper

April 16, 2010

Discovering new places with friends—spontaneous weeknight laksa and drinks.


April 7, 2010

When we planted our vegie garden I intended to document its growth regularly, both photographically and in words, to record, both for you and myself, its development. Wouldn’t it be nice, thought I (with the best of intentions), to be able to look back, once we are harvesting our vegies, and see how far they’ve come?

Yes. Well. Haven’t heard much, have you?

In fact I don’t think I even mentioned that our new garden was for vegies, or that our newborn seedlings were broccoli and brussels sprouts, with baby carrots, spinach, snow peas, dwarf beans and purple beans yet to be sown. And my photojournalism aspirations didn’t come to anything much either. This is the last photo I took, just after the dwarf beans sprouted, on Valentine’s Day.

The next photo I managed was on Saturday.

The row of dwarf beans is on the left, with, moving towards the right, a row of snow peas easily as high as my chest, and finally the towering purple beans—or rather, purple beans that would tower if we had taller stakes. They make do with twining around the neighbouring snow peas, twisting around each other, and growing back down to the ground.

So yes, rather a lot of growth between those two photos. But most excitingly of all, we have harvest!

We picked our first lot of dwarf beans on Saturday afternoon, and they are lovely—crunchy and sweet with that especial ‘I made this myself’ savour. It seems like there will be lots more too. We also ate the first of our spinach on Monday, and it was again first rate. I am definitely into this gardening lark.

A day at the markets

March 28, 2010

The handmade markets were on again today. I love these markets. Though they may be more expensive than others, though their organisation may lack a little, they are currently the best place to see new and inspiring designers and products in Canberra. Everytime we go (they’re only on four times a year), I fall in love with so many products, concepts, and lovely people. They make me really, really wish I was more creative!

Today Libby and I treated ourselves to some adorable and clever cupcakes. Mine was chocolate with a sweet little sheep on top:

and Libby’s was coffee flavoured, made in a little paper coffee cup and done up like a cappuccino.

The markets were at a new venue today and it was terribly, terribly busy. In shuffling along behind the masses of people (and climbing around the overabundance of strollers) our little group got separated, so it wasn’t exactly the group outing we’d envisaged. But I think everyone found some beautiful things, and we did manage to meet up for lunch.

Of course I came home with a few nice things, and plans to make more nice things for myself—if I ever get time!


March 27, 2010

Brightening up a working day.