Saturday, February 27, 2010


"Soon as the evening shades prevail, The Moon takes up the wondrous tale." -Ode

Sunday, February 21, 2010


On the way back from Bunnings this morning I stopped off at the salvos and found this plate. Its super thick and heavy and homemade. I just can't seem to get away from tribal prints at the moment...its like when you start looking for something it starts appearing everywhere! Anyway, $3.00 later and its sitting on my kitchen/work table. I'm thinking I'll put a candle on it? Fruit? Loose change?


First thing Saturday morning Ace and I did our usual routine (sans Brooke this time) of heading to the local newsagent, picking up The Herald and seeing what garage sales were on for the morning. Unfortunately Ace was getting his grizzle on so it was a one stop wonder....a church bazaar at Belmont Anglican church. We literally did one quick round where I spotted these awesome bracelets for $1 each (*awesome*) paid the lovely nana with coins, and Ace went kung-fu ninja on me and ran out of the door straight for the car park. Needless to say we went straight home for a nap...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Inspiration du jour: Navajo weaving. If you ever want to be inspired, just google Navajo Rugs. I have completely fallen in love with the colours, textures and names of these designs: Eyedazzler, Storm Pattern, Modern Crystal and Wide Ruins. 'Navajo Rug' is now my new favourite search on ebay (eek!)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010


This could be the most appropriate inside neck label for a garment I have ever seen. My darling Brooke found it and emailed it straight over to me. It is so appropriate because being a mum seems to go hand in hand with doing a minimum of 4 loads of laundry a day. Ace is still a mini-human, yet I seem to do enough laundry to keep the entire country smelling clean.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Best Latest Op Shop Find

Okay, so my best latest Op Shop find goes to this old drum case, $80 from the Salvos on Hunter Street. It belonged to a Newcastle reggae band called NATURAL MYSTICS and it has their name and the number 3 (my lucky number, how bout that) sprayed in red on the top. It needed a good wash and a good sand back but now its our coffee table. Plus it opens up so its also great storage...

Friday Morning Walk

So last night could have been one of the worse sleeps we've had since Ace was born, probably a total of 3 hours...Ace is cutting teeth and the whole world has to know about it! He spent most of the night crying, talking, singing, yelling, screaming, and this is all between the hours of midnight and 4am. Much to my dismay this morning, he decided to skip his first nap, so we went for a walk around the neighborhood. Thought I'd take my camera and take some snaps of the little town we live in, Redhead Beach. Back from the walk, I've put him down for a nap, but I can hear him in there singing away, at least there's no crying!


Brooke, Ace and I are heading up to Sawtell tonight for an early Valentines Day weekend away.
Exactly half way between Sydney and Brisbane, Sawtell is a little beach side town with a great main street. A five hour drive for us, but well worth it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


A quick sample of some geometric drawings I've been working on...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Rainy Day

Its a rainy day here, so taking a break from my freelance art (and while Ace is dancing to the wiggles) I got out my watercolours and made a watery heart. It started as a bubble of water, then I added red and yellow, and then blue and green. Not sure what I'll do with it, if anything, but i just love the way it looks like a crystal!


Ok, so I think in a past life I might have been a sea gull....I just have this love (obsession) with garage sales, council clean up and any other form of treasure finding. So much so that I am going to start blogging about my finds. This one is a bit late, its from Saturday morning garage sales, not an overly fruitful event, however I did find an amazing blanket which will accompany us on our road trip up to byron, an amazing french belt and two beautiful scarves. I'll post my findings from next Saturday's garage sale hunt....