Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Obsessed by the weather

I know I seem kinda obsessed by the cold, but that's because it's freezing. And here's a Melbourne tree in winter to prove it!

So I had to buy myself a new blanket, which is sooo cute. It's actually a baby blanket but I think I want to keep it myself as a lap blanket :) I love PataPri's work, it's so great, and I had to stop myself buying this - swoon. And the new baby I mentioned? I'm making her a blanket, which I'm pretty excited about. Not that I've started yet, as I haven't decided if it's for her cot or to play on. Either way, I'd better get onto it as she's two weeks only already and so cute :)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Beautiful Sweden, sigh, part 2

Mainly blue skies and green trees and so so beautiful.

Beautiful Sweden, sigh, part 1

Yep, looking at more photos. And thinking about the fact that it's summer in Sweden now, as opposed to freezing/rainy Melbourne. In spring, Sweden was so beautiful. Sigh.

Sweet Treats

Sorting through my photos this week, I've noticed I have a thing for sweet food. Luckily I got to see a lot of delicious treats when on holiday, and try some too. Mmm.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

North For The Winter!

After a frenzy of cutting and making, it's now time for a bunch of my stuff to get out of freezing Melbourne and head towards the sun. Yes, tea towels need holidays too, people! Unfortunately I don't get to go with them, but I'm sure they'll have a grand time at the Finders Keepers market in Brisbane, what with Tess keeping them company.

The market's on this weekend, June 26 & 27, at the Old Museum in Bowen Hills. If you're lucky enough to go along, look for the North for the Winter sign (made by Tess and very impressive looking by all accounts) that marks the stall I'm sharing with a bunch of talented Melburnians - Teahouse, Metremaid, Elizabeth Ann & Mainichi.

And on a completely different note, I really want to know just one thing right now...who will be our Prime Minister tomorrow and will they be a she? Crazy times in Australian politics people, crazy times.

Friday, 18 June 2010


Since coming back from holidays, I've noticed that this here blog is too narrow and the photos are too small, so I've just widened it. To test the new width out, here's a couple of snaps from our last stopover on the trip - Barcelona, and the chance to get some sunshine before coming home to winter. We ate such great food there, mmm.

Looking up

It's a beautiful winter day today - sunny, insanely blue sky - which made walking around and doing chores much more enjoyable, especially with a bit of music to keep me company. And I couldn't help but look up all the time.

OK, back to work - I've got a market to prepare for, and it's on soon!

Wintering along

It's grey and cold and sometimes rainy in Melbourne at the moment, but I'm generally happy to be home, rugged up and armed with a hot chocolate & marshmallows. Hope your week's been grand - I've had a busy week that involved becoming an aunt (welcome Lily!) and getting back into the swing of things with some printing. I'm also working on a new design, super exciting. Hopefully I'll have something to show soon.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Alive and cooking

OK, well it's been forever. For a while there on that holiday of mine I thought I'd be posting every day, then suddenly things sped up and there was no time for computers. We ate a million more cinnamon buns, I met some totally lovely folks and hung out by the Swedish sea, then dropped in on Barcelona just because we could (sun!). We then spent another action-packed week in London (my highlight - I really forgot how amazing it is, as I think I've said before) and now here we are back in Melbourne, falling asleep and waking up at random times due to jet lag. 24 hours really is too long to spend flying, ick.

It's great to be home, believe it or not, and nothing's changed except the weather (freezing). And I've been cooking lots, which is so much fun. Here's my take on cinnamon buns - they aren't a patch on the best ones I tasted on the trip, but they're a start. Once I get the recipe tweaked I'll share it, as they're sooo good.

Now it's back to sorting the 2,500 photos I took with my new camera - sheesh, do you think I might have gone overboard with the snaps?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...