to come along on Sunday hip people!
to come along on Sunday hip people!
3 little owls. Ready for Mathilda’s Market in Lane Cove this Sunday. Go see them at the Three Little Owls stall. Say hello to Dimity.
It is just over a week until Mathilda’s Market is on again at Lane Cove, Sydney. I have been working on a few decorations for the entry – here is a sneek peek. What do you think? The gold circle needs to be smaller, is what I think.
I was blog hopping over at Megan Morton’s lovely new blog (she has a lovely book too, called Home Love) and I found a link to this fun little gadget. You can find out your Swedish furniture name. Useless? Maybe. But fun. Paperklip seems to be a chair. Quite appropriate as I love chairs. So does the Viking. We grabbed a couple of special ones when we lived in Denmark. We have Arne Jacobsen’s egg chair in the stue (lounge room in Danish) and our dining chairs are Jacobsen’s 7’s. Both design classics and have held up well with 3 little vikings in the house. We also have some 1950’s chairs found for $5 each at the local op-shop in our entry, love those too. Do you love chairs too? Do you have a favourite classic or just an old favourite around the house?
So excited. Notebook magazine are reviving craft in a big way. In May and June they are having classes at their studio in Alexandria in all sorts of wonderful crafty things from Cake decorating to Crochet and …..Creative Collage. I will be teaching two classes in Collage on Saturday June 12. Tickets are still only available for the May classes but I will keep you posted for when the June ones come around. There are some fabulous teachers in the line up – Lisa from The Red Thread is teaching Printmaking, Sarah London is teaching Crochet (I seriously might enrol for this class), among others. A big thank you to Corrie from Retromummy for her hard work in organising these wonderful classes. Now go learn something new.
Greetings. I have a new stockist. You will love it over at Upon a Fold. Justine has a beautiful collection of unique paper things in store and her blog features the work of some of the world’s best paper artists – extremely inspiring. The exclusive black and white bird garland will be available there very soon. I am super happy to be represented by Upon a Fold. Aren’t the shop graphics just perfect?
My best friend had a birthday. The gift had to be handmade, as I am still following Dottie Angel’s diet. It’s the best diet I’ve ever tried I think. Tracey loves Jane Austen. Back in High School when Pride and Prejudice was on the list I just didn’t get it. Tracey tried in vain to convince me it was romantic, exciting even. It was all too subtle and I always wished Jane’s characters would simply get to the point. Something has happened to me. Older, wiser – now I get it, the subtleness. I have become a period drama junkie and I can regularly be found watching re-runs of shows like Lark Rise to Candleford on Foxtel. It’s my one weakness! So I hope my romantic friend likes her print from Yardia, and enjoys doing her dishes with this Darcy proposal tea towel from Brookish, both on Etsy. Happy Birthday dear friend.
Here is Rose. She is the second bird in my collage series. She is rather good friends with Ivy. I am really enjoying this project – fun and a great way to use up some of my favourite scraps that I have kept for that ’special something’. I have five years of scraps. That’s an awful lot. If you love Rose too, she is over here.
1. Dissolve the dye tablets with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and 1 cup of water. Place your still hot boiled eggs in the dye for 5 minutes.
2. Dry your eggs on paper towel and gently polish them with a little oil (we used Canola).
3. The difference between dyeing a white egg (right) and a brown egg – red. It is very hard to find a white egg in the supermarket these days. Is there a reason? I still like the subtle difference.
4. Happy egg-dyeing team applying stickers to eggs.
5. The results were eaten at Sunday lunch with the family.
Stay tuned later for the 3rd bird in the collage series – Rose.
Happy Easter. I hope you have a relaxing break. I am actually in panic mode as my in-laws will be arriving from Denmark tommorow at 6.10am. The house needs the once over. We are all very excited they are coming.
We are going to try dyeing eggs. We are going to eat Hot Cross Buns and drink Hot Chocolate. We are having Tasmanian Salmon for dinner tommorow evening. We are already counting the sleeps til the Easter Rabbit (hopefully) makes an appearance. I am going to enjoy doing the dishes with my Rob Ryan tea towel (thank you Inside Out magazine!). What will you do?