Friday, 26 February 2010

Lolita's Blog

I have been following Lolita's blog for almost 2 years, she never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful collection of imagery - thoughtfully curated, absolutely breathtaking! .

Cushions Now on Etsy

I've finally listed some of my handmade cushions on Etsy, which one to keep for my self, that is the question.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Life Magazine Photos of the past

 Lovely shots I come across from Life Magazine from the 40's and 50's.

Button Accessories

I have whipped up some new button accessories, hair ties, brooches and hair pins. Now listed on my Etsy Store - Oddsandendshandmade, more goodies coming soon. A X

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Vintage Childrens Chairs

Chairs are one of those objects, like vases, black dresses and cocktail rings you can never have enough of them! On a recent garage sale walk I purchased the cutest 1960's rattan rocking chair for Charley's room. It is in need of a little TLC, but I will have it looking wonderful in no time. I have come across a lovely site Molly Meg, who has the most adorable children's vintage furniture including these great chairs, one can dream.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Flowers from the home


I picked up some flowers yesterday to brighten the house for the weekend, so pretty.

Show Pony Design Market - The Carlton, Melbourne

Hi all, yes it's another design market, the premier market to be held at The Carlton Hotel in Melbourne. Spanning over three levels, there will be a bevy of local talent exhibiting their handmade creations. You will find my Odds&Ends on the third floor (roof top city views, can't beat that on a Sunday afternoon). Hope to see you there!

Sunday February 21st 12-6pm 193 Bourke Street.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

The Red Lady

My big sis Renee's beautiful painting of The Red Lady, 2009.

I want a square house, please.

I fell in love with square houses a long time ago, I fell in love with a square house in our very street. If I was to win the big one tomorrow, I would buy one of these square house and have faboulous parties in it every night. I would really like a square house, pretty please universe, just one.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Jan Family - Plans for Other Days

I came across this book whilst at uni back in 2007, I would dearly love to buy it. The imagery is just, can I say 'lovely'. Jan Family is a group of English artists who beautifully document new ways to engage with our surroundings. Plans for Other Days is not only a humorous way of looking at the world im which we live, but a testament to my manta that inspiration can come from the smallest of events, if you remember to notice. Enjoy.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Market to Market

Thanks to all the lovely people who stopped by the Craft Hatch Artisans market on Saturday at the City Library, I hope you all enjoy your new goodies.....I'm off to work on the next installment of Odds&Ends.....better get knitting as the cacti were a hit ! AX

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The Age, Sunday M Magazine

The one weekend, we don't go out for a breakfast coffee and a read of the Sunday paper!.....I totally missed out on seeing this picture of my cactus as featured in the Sunday Age Newspapers M Magazie, but luckily I found it on Craft Victoria's blog. Very happy! The cactus look a treat! Thanks Guys!

I'm on the hunt for a copy, if you have one I would love to know. A X

Monday, 8 February 2010

Then & Now - Dress

A very cute 1960's dress pattern, I have made this style up in 3 options so far, the bambi fabric design pictured is my #1 choice. As with all my creations the materials used are vintage or recycled, here I have refashioned a Princess Tina (by Beci Orpin)  print t-shirt into the bodice. Check out this item and other in my Etsy store.....more goodies being added shortly.

Sail away

For some time, Sailor style has inspired me. From the origins of knitting to the music of Sea Sick Steve and  recently the Mighy Boosh's awesome Future Sailors (hehe). I stumbled upon this amazing turn of the century knotted anchor for sale at Three Potato Four, divine!  I am working on an anchor cushion which I will share with you soon.

Dinosaur Designs


After posting about Dinosaur Designs being among my favorite jewelery designers, I went to see their recent collection. How I love their use of color, so inspiring.

A few of my favourite things

1. Peacock Pig: Hand made in Guatemala, Oxfam.
2. Jewelery: Lots and lots of it, Dinosaur Designs among the favorites.
3. Butterfly Diorama: Dunk Island Butterfly (Papilio Ulysses) Made in Australia (market find!)
4. Vintage Ceramics: Wall tile, Circa 1960 artist unknown (op shop gem), reminds me of Ackerman.
5. Ollie: The sweet and savage Maine Koon.