Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Five Faves

Thought I would play along with Pip's Five Faves....

1. Groovy drawings by my eldest son Max.

My trusty Keep Cup. Perfect for travelling to school. Perfect for taking to footie games. Everyone who loves coffee or any kind of hot drink should have one.

3. Yes I am hooked on Masterchef, again! And now there is the magazine. Love it. Made 3 recipes in the weekend. The most scrumptious Apple Crumble. Pumpkin Gnocchi with Butter and Spinach - the most wonderfully light pillows of yumminess. Bruschetta with Proscuitto and Gremolata, and Pea and Pecorino and Garlic - enough said!

Image from Papercup

4. Just love this illustrator from New Zealand. And would just love one of these sweatshirts. Her name is Devon Smith and you can buy these from Papercup. Devons blog is here.

Image from

5. The art of Anna-Wili Highfield. Stunning. She is a Sydney based artist and she makes incredible sculptures out of torn paper and copper pipe.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Journals and work in progress

Roman chain and journal work

I thought I would show you a little work in progress.

We are making chains in one of the jewellery classes and above is the start of a Roman Chain. It's weaving jump rings that have been squished. Which gets a little fiddly and it is really easy to loose your way if you don't concentrate.

Then there is the journal work on the right. For those who know me, this is the bit I love. Sticking bits here and there and making things look neat and tidy-ish. The kids at school think I am a nerd but they are a huge part at assessment time.

Mothers Day......a little late

Gifts for Granma

I had a wonderful Mother's Day. Truly spoilt. Woke to my boys with their cards. A present of magazines which I read in bed with my deelicious plate of scrambled eggs that my beloved made me. Stayed there for a couple of hours! Bliss.

Then he was back in the kitchen making scrummy things for a picnic down by the beach, in the sun! So nice.

And it didn't finish there. Gelati and coffee in Glenelg.

The best Mother's Day ever.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cape of capes!

Wednesday was my day off of studying, so I had plenty of time to whip up a cape. I have been thinking about capes for ages and ages. Thought about knitting one but couldn't find a pattern and it would take weeks to make anyway. So off I went to Though it kind of was joyful, most unusual.

Found the perfect pattern - New Look 6916. Found the perfect fabric which just happened to be on the sale table with an extra 50% off. Found the perfect cotton lining, looks like paisley but has skulls all over it.

Well the pattern wasn't 100% perfect. It didn't have a hood. And it had to have a hood. Took a few attempts at pattern making- doh! But it all worked out nicely.

Just needs to be a smidgen colder so I can wear it.