I had a special treat this morning, breakfast at a local café with my Hubby, sans toddler. We had a real conversation and read the newspaper like other grown-ups do! The café is called the Pickeld Fig and is at South Beach. The view of the water is very pretty, I think there should be more cafés on the water in Freo. I had pancakes, and only ate half because there is no space for pancakes plus baby in my belly anymore! Happy days, I will look back on these calmer moments with fondness and longing in the coming weeks…
Archive for April, 2011
I felt inspired to tidy up a little in my studio today. I decided to make some storage for my pencils and paintbrushes and other paraphernalia that have been piling up around me. It’s so easy to make one of these and I think they look so good! All you need is a clean tin, a nice bit of paper and some double sided tape. I have boxes of bits of paper just for such a moment of crafty inspiration. This picture I took from a book of watercolor drawings that I bought at the op-shop for next to nothing. I will need to make a few more to get my mess really under control!
I am so easily enamoured with lovely packaging. I had no intention of buying chocolate (really I didn’t) but I spotted these bars in a Euro-deli and couldn’t resist. How gorgeous are the illustrations?
By coincidence, the same afternoon I went to the post office and was surprised with a package full of gifts from a dear friend. Amongst other things she sent me these vintage flash cards with old storybook illustrations on them. They are so beautiful I think I am going to frame each and every one. (New op-shop mission, find 26 cheap photo frames). It’s so nice to have friends who know me so well. I feel very spoilt. If you want to get a set of these cards for yourself you can buy them over at red wagon.
Mister E had his first sleepover at his grandparents on the weekend, which meant I had a Sunday morning all to myself. Wow, what a special treat! Of course I went to the swap meet (Melville Markets) and it’s so much more fun sans toddler.
I was so excited to spot a pile of retro sewing and craft magaines from the 50′s and 60′s. Called Pins and Neeedles, the guy practically gave them away to me, he said he didn’t want his wife to take them home again! I’m going to love pouring over the dapper images of the good days gone by.
I saw this tutorial on making your own stamps on Genine’s Art Blog a few months ago and have been itching to give it a go. Genine’s designs are stunning, much neater and more detailed than the ones I attempted, but I enjoyed the process. It’s quite therapeutic carving up the stamp rubber with the lino cutters. I also saw these lovely stamp sets by yellow owl workshop. I loved the idea of creating a whole set in a cute theme so I had a go at a set of garden themed stamps.