Monday, October 27, 2008

A few favourites

1. Wild grass that looks like bunny tails 2. Broccoli flowers of the creamiest and sunniest yellow 3. Tiny and fragile seed pods that remind me of oriental hats and umbrellas and this

Sunday, October 26, 2008

In the city

Spring in the city parklands. For a moment (or two) you could be anywhere....

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stars and Sprinkles

Plant studies inspired by vintage cloth. *Stars and sprinkles*. Lovely Fennel growing wild along the winding creek. Ephemeral Dandelions waiting for children to pick and make a wish with, blowing tiny seeds into the passing breeze.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Through the glass door knob

Love at first sight x
2 beautiful over sized glass door knobs mark the entrances of the water lily glass house in the botanical gardens.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Morning light

Morning sun through our bedroom window What is it about mild sunny days that makes me want to bake Fully stocked for many more sunny days.... Usually on my days off from work I like to head out early but today I spent all of the morning and most of the afternoon in the kitchen. It was warm and bright in there and the making and the baking was oh so soothing after a few weeks of ups and downs. I am looking forward to some quieter weeks ahead.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


My nine year old daughter has been learning crochet. When I asked what she likes about crochet she replied with a smile that she just likes to sit down and make something. What a great answer hey!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Garden path

I have long loved cloth from the 1950's. From bark cloth to polished cottons, from atomic designs to the beautiful brush stroke swirls of botanical inspired prints. I have appreciated them all. Lately I have come across these examples which I call garden path cloth. It appears these have been printed with individual blocks to form a crazy path or puzzle like design. I did a quick web search earlier and could not find much information and will have to delve a little deeper to find out more about the techniques used. If anyone has any info I would warmly welcome it. I really like the simplicity and boldness of these prints and the designers apparent sense of freedom and playfulness. Some of them would make great lino cuts.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Lazy Saturday

Feeling a little dozy this Saturday. Here are a few random pics from the week just been :)
Leo the lion is the king of the jungleLoving springtime daisies
Number 1. favourite breakfast

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sitting pretty

Being in the moment. To sit and watch the everyday moments pass by. Not thinking about what has just happened or what you will be doing next. Children do this so well.