Some Vintage Lovelies..

Friday, November 26, 2010
This last week I aquired a couple of new items for my house. I love finding quirky, vintage and retro items for my house. I think it feels more homely and more like me, than just buying new things. This lovely 1960's desk I picked up from Ebay last weekend. You can't see it in the picture but it has a little bookshelf on the right side as well.

Yesterday I went to have morning tea with my Mum and Nanna and we starting chatting about crafting and sewing and all that fun stuff. My Nanna, in her younger years used to be a dressmaker, and according to my Mum she was pretty skilled at making them all sorts of dresses and outfits when they were young. Anyway, Nanna told me that I could have her old sewing machine, because she no longer uses it and it just sits in the closet. When I saw it, I immediately Loved it. It is an old Singer machine, and is
absolutely beautiful.

Isn't it lovely!! I love it.. I can't wait to actually learn how to use it. I need to oil it, and then download the manual to figure it all out. But right now it has found its perfect place on top of the new desk!

Super Cute Softies!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Glenn (my brother) and Raphaela (his girlfriend) have been making these super cute softies, they spent most of yesterday at our place stitching and creating!! I love their creativity and style. The colours are awesome, hopefully there will be a way for more people to get their hands on these soon.

I love this picture.. Raphaela will probably kill me for posting it!

Finished for the Year!

Friday, November 19, 2010
I finished with Uni today, for the Summer Holidays. I will have off all the way until March. After a three hour exam this morning which included 4 essays..I decided to do a photo log about how I feel about this...

Can you guess how I feel???

New Online Craft Mag!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I was taking a quick (really, really quick I promise) break from studying and I was checking out a embroidery blog that I really enjoy, Sublime Stitching. The most current post is all about a new online craft magazine (oohhh yeah) called Toffee. Toffee is 24 pages of all sorts of crafty things! The best thing is that it is cheap... and with the Sublime Stitching voucher, you can get an extra 10% off of that.. how exciting. When I finish exams (Friday) I am planning on getting on that!

Musician with a heart!

Thursday, November 11, 2010
On Monday night I was asked to work at the Ed Kowalczyk concert. For those of you my age and older may remember him as being the old lead singer of the band Live. He is on tour at the moment promoting his own solo album. I think Live was one of those bands that most people know a number of their songs but you don't realise it is them, at least that's how it is with me. I was happy to go along to help out, and I thought I knew a couple of songs, and the main reason we (being World Vision) were there was because Ed is a part of the artists affiliates program, and at all his concerts has been encouraging people to sign up and sponsor a child. So we were there with sponsor children ready to be sponsored! How amazing is that, a rock star taking time out of his gig to encourage people to care about some of the poorest people on the planet!!

Our job wasn't until the end, when everyone was filing out, so for the most part we could just enjoy the concert. I wouldn't call myself a fan before that night, but he was really amazing. His voice is fantastic, and more than that he is such a nice guy. I also figured out I knew way more Live songs than I had initially thought, I kept saying.. oh they sing this too? Ed stayed around afterwards to hang out and meet some of his fans! While the masses were mobbing him we waited for the opportunity just to say Thank You to him for all his support, and of course let him know that a bunch of Children got sponsored because of his encouragement!! When he saw us waiting, he made a beeline for us and was stoked to have a chat, he asked how many sponsorships we got, and was really excited about the whole thing. He was so lovely and passionate about poverty, I wish that more people who had a platform like Ed does would use it to be the voice of the voiceless. He is a fantastic advocate for the poor and helpless and it was really encouraging to meet someone using their fame for good! (and not evil! )
Alistair, Kevin, Ed, Me and Tia
Top Photo by Kevin Moffat

Anyone for a Dancing Skeleton!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
On Sunday Joel got some more permanent ink. Don't mind how creepy he looks in this picture with the moustache, it isn't what he usually looks like, but he is participating in Movember. To raise money and awareness about Mens' health issues. So the creepiness is for a good cause!

Also in the picture you can see Kitty, from Cherry Bomb, the wonderfully talented tattoo artist that took his vague idea and made it into a work of art! Then of course made it permanent! She does some amazing work!!

The final product, although still a bit red and raw! Looks like this, and with Joel's lovely white canvas skin, the colour is nice and vibrant!

New Embroidery!

Monday, November 8, 2010
It has been a while since I have posted a new creation, mainly because I have been busy studying and doing prac! This is exactly how I felt when living in land-locked Pennsylvania, as a Perth girl the ocean is just a way of life, and it was just so weird to not have the beach at my fingertips! I was going to do a loopy phone cord going from the shell to the edge, but decided against it, although I still think it would look pretty cool!

Kayak on the Canal!

Thursday, November 4, 2010
My brother posted these pictures of me and my boy Angus, on his blog, and so I thought he wouldn't mind if I stole them! I have taken Angus kayaking a few times now, and each time he seems to get a little bit more relaxed, at first when we went out as soon as I turned to face the shore, he would jump out and swim back to land. I think now he has realised that swimming is unnecessary and just has been enjoying the ride. He is very, very interested in what is under the water, but not interested enough to jump in after them. I would love to go out with him when there are dolphins around, I am not sure what he would do!