Wednesday, 30 March 2011

To me you are.....


I am in the midst of a cacti frenzy....quick run before I grab hold of you and turn that green sweater your wearing into a spiky succulent!! It's all for good reason, as I approach my enCounter window exhibition at Craft Victoria next week. I won't share too many secrets but there will be some lovely new vintage potted designs and some extra special large beauties....which I am very excited about. Here are some of my favorite cacti inspired images to get you in the mood.

Vintage Post Cards

Yummm, Cacti Cupcakes :)

Monday, 14 March 2011

CBY Furniture

Odds&endS has been keeping me so busy of late, I have managed to completely destroy my studio. I am dreaming of this wonderful sideboard and desk set by CBY furniture to transform my messy workspace from scary to fabulously splendid.

Fortune Cookie Purse

Love these fortune cookie purses......I predict 'your wallet will be filled with coins'. 
From Diana Eng, found via Sodapop blog.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

DIY - Urchin Pouf

I have been loving these knitted poufs for mother in law put me on to these awesome DIY instructions.....It looks super easy but potentially very tricky knitting with such jumbo sized needles and multiple lengths of yarn.  If your not keen on some heavy duty crafting, check out these ready made versions by Christien Meindertsma or locally at Country Road.

What you will need:
Eskimo, 18 balls (Or yarn suitable for US #13 needles)
Acrylic yarn would probably be a really good alternative, as it´s a piece of furniture
US #19 circular needles
2 cheap duves (feather and down)
How to do it:
Cast on 35 stitches using three threads. Knit the garter stitch until you´ve knitted all the balls, and there is just enough yarn left to assemble the stool. You now have ONE rectangular piece. Cast off loosely.

Assemble the short sides (35 stitch side) as neatly as you can.

Assemble the first long side. This is supposed to be the top or the bottom of the stool. Put the needle through the end stitch of every second row and tighten, tighten, tighten! Repeat on the rows in between and tighten until there is no hole in the middle.

Stuff the duves into the stool. We tried to make a ball of the duves before we stuffed it.

Assemble the other end in the same manner as the first.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Little shapes of love

Hearts = happiness!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

I have not blogged about food before, what better way to start with these irresistibly delicious looking Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites.  I want to make them and eat them in one sitting! 

Make it on a Monday.

Some extra cool DIY projects that I hope to get around to day. 

HEX NUT braided bracelet, look out bunnings here we come. 

Hand knitted from old bed sheets, so cool, and FREE pattern available here. 

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Balenciaga you make my heart sing, and my feet want to dance
Images from here

Umm Nice!

I fell in love with these triangle beauties as I was doing some blog rolling. The rug raced to the top of my wish list for items I want to furnish our new home with. 1. Ikea Stockholm Rug in Brown, 2. Triangle Tote, Etsy, 3. Vintage Triangle necklace.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The second cheekiest little monkey I have ever seen. Image found via here