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on a bender

August 7, 2009

Am on a home beautifying bender at the the moment. Last month it was a sewing clothes bender, next month who knows. September usually makes me want to garden.
I made the two front pillows this morning. The fabric is Ana Maria Horner gear from Remnants warehouse. Just love it. I am now not sure about the black and white pillows (Ikea). Another trip to Alexandria might be on the cards.


And from a garage sale on the weekend this mid century pic. Up close it is just a blur but from afar it defines itself.
The family have declared it a scary picture which comes as no surprise. I think their idea of artwork/ decoration would be the dogs sitting around the table playing poker painting. Now thats scary.

klee glee


lab rat

July 26, 2009

I have had this in my ufo pile that I forgot. I cut it out ages ago from material I got at garage sale. I made the same top here

hand on hip
Eh.. not too thrilled with it but don’t hate it. Hopefully when spring comes it will miraculously change to like alot.

smooth as silk

This is pretty pj top I got at a garage sale recently. There are also bottoms and a few nighties made out of satin. Absolutely gorgeous, from the 1930’s or 40’s. Unfortunately they are slightly stained with age stains but I just could not leave them behind to go to the tip.

dust collectors

And while I am still in my bedroom I thought I would just show this. I am not a minimalist (screamed elephant man style I am not an animal).

dear me

I got this little fella last week. Perfect for hanging stuff although could be considered a little creepy in some circles.


June 1, 2009

June already.
I found these tablemats at a garage sale on the weekend. Lovely screenprint.

I’d like to find out more about this company but there doesn’t seem to be much.
The Powerhouse Museum have some information
The sticker on the back says Design number T27. Donald Clark and Associates Thornleigh Sydney Australia.


make owls whilst your mojos working

May 22, 2009

Yes so it seems. I don’t know what really possessed me to make an owl. Here it is finished set against the drop of dusk on Stephs bed. She likes it well enough. The test will be if she sleeps with it tonight.


Some pillows I made last week for the above saids room. I thought I could whip them up in 1/2-1 hour. Three hours later, no worries.


micro life

April 30, 2009

My daughters doll house is a total charm. She will only venture into one op shop with me as she knows it usually will haul a few miniatures. The other times she drops her lip and states its not her style. Pff…what can you do?
Art imitating life. This is like our real family looking like stunned mullets at the TV.
D’oiley as a rug.
Quality pillows are fiddly to make when they are little
Scary!!! How neat her sewing area is.
Kangaroo skin rug. A stylish touch. A little inhumane but stylish.
Retro kitchen, no old mouldy fruit and veg in the bottom drawers of that fridge.

sisters are doin it

April 30, 2009

My sister has recently visited and gave me a few things. I officially now have a collection of hemline measurers thingys. She found the small brown one at the front.


Upclose. They are very hard to photograph.


And she got me this granny blanket. Its so lovely I don’t know what to do with it yet. Its quite old I think and I am worried that it will get ruined if I throw it over the couch. Dilemma..I know.


a quilt for all that ails

March 30, 2009

Our little dog Hendrix suffers terribly from the cold. Even in summer it looks like he shakes. Hes a fragile little thing, very nervy. The rescue people told us they found him on the streets of Marrickville. No wonder.
To make him more comfy this winter he now has his own quilt.


I would have liked to put a picture of him here but hes even to shy to face the camera. He thinks its going to hit him or something.
The fabric came in a pack from Spotlight which was a nice surprise to find.


that n this

January 26, 2009

Making salad. My little lovey makes the salad now. Dons an apron and off she goes.
Shes funny and cute.


We went to the fireworks in the park in the light rain last night. We have been going for many years. Same songs play. I come from a land downunder and Celebration. I take a photo or two and then we walk home with the hoards.


These decorations have been relegated to the outside table. Au naturale.


bathmats and binding

January 22, 2009

Bathmats. I don’t know what to say about these so that it doesn’t sound like I haven’t got a life and stay home making bathroom accessories.


New wares find. Italy 616/C. I guess it may be a lolly bowl. I use it to store burning sage which I don’t burn very often as it smells like an illegal substance and gets the neighbours tongues wagging I’m sure, and their noses sniffing.


Both give me a certain amount of pleasure. Except for the sage . I don’t know why I don’t toss it.


January 7, 2009

Growing parsley from seed. Again.


I will succeed this time.