Monday, January 31, 2011

Who are you?...

Though I would share with you my latest creation. I've been working on this for a while, as burning into timber is quite a time consuming affair. But I've finally finished it off and need your advice :)

I was planning to add color to parts of it, maybe a highlight of red here and there, but as it's on timber it's quite hard to undo if i doesn't look too good. I think before I take the leap of faith I should get a high quality scan of it first. Maybe color it in Photoshop. Its definitely the safer option.

Anyways, I'd love to know what you think.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Take Notice!

Hi all. Hope you've had a fantastic weekend. Before I hop into bed to get some much needed sleep ready for the week ahead, I thought I would drop in to post about my very productive weekend. Amongst many other eventful things I have made this ribbon notice board for work. To house anything and everything that we think is inspirational. Its part of a much needed studio revamp that we're doing. It was super easy and it looks great (dreadful photo though)

Easily slide your inspiration or notes behind the ribbons. No ugly pins necessary.

These funky letters are from TYPO

If your interested in making one of your very own all you'll need is fabric is from IKEA only $9.99 a metre, a thin sheet of MDF from Bunnings $15.00, some thick wadding from Spotlight about $15.00 and a whole bunch of silver thumb tacks $1.25. You'll also need a nail gun and a hot glue gun will help too.
Youtube should have a how to video, but it is very simple, so give it a go!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wilsons Promontory

Hi Guys, I took a long weekend off work this week for my man and I to head down to 'prom country'. Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Aussie mainland. Its basically a huge national park full of nature hikes, an abundance of wildlife and stunning beaches. So whether you're a Melbournite like me, from outer state or an overseas visitor, this is definitely a place to visit. But be warned... Wilsons Prom is enormous.

So here are a few snaps of our adventures.

We were very happy with our accommodation
just outside of The Prom, at Yanakie.
This place is just beautiful. Tidal Dreaming Seaview Cottages, Its just three cottages perched up on a hill with water views. Nice and quite, besides all the lovely pink galahs around and you'll have fun spotting the bunnies out on the front lawn.

So out first day into the prom we decided to do a 11.5 kilometer hike up and around the mountains. It was a little touch at times but completely worth it. Passing four beautiful beaches and some great views

Our second day into the prom was a little bit more relaxing then the first. We walked the Tidal River track. Most of which is along the river on raised boardwalks lined with friendly lizards bathing themselves in the sun. There are loads of amazing Rock formations along the Prom walking tracks, the one you see above is called Whale Rock.

We did happen to get a rainy day while we were on our weekend away, but to make the most of it we went to Agnes Falls which is hidden within the green rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges. Agnes River cascades over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge. At 59 m, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria. After heavy rain the river falls as a spectacular cascade into the gorge.

So a big thank you to my wonderful man for making it an amazing weekend. Loved it!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Macquarie Bedtime Story Book

This post goes out to a sweet little boy, (well, man now) named Matthew, who gave me this book for my 5th Birthday. I've held onto it for all these years, and I'm glad I did. Because now that I'm older I can appreciate it fully. Beautiful illustrations by Ron Brooks, to accompany quirky little tales. I hope you enjoy. I know I have throughout the years.


Full Moon Rhyme

The Story of Joshua, Who Jumped

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pimp My MUF!

Call to artists and illustrators!

An exhibition of custom painted ukuleles
presented by the Melbourne Ukulele Festival


Entries close Monday 10th January 2011

Ukuleles due Wednesday 23rd February at 303 High St Northcote

For entry details contact Jackie at

I'm looking forward to entering this year and have already planned what I'm going to do with my Ukulele. 

MUF Showcase Tour

MUF on the Road! Feb 17th - 23rd, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Castlemaine

Eight legendary ukulele performers from far flung places. The cream off the top of the MUF 2011!
MUF Tour Performers
Left to Right
Top: Ukulelezaza,Shelley O'Brien
Middle: Dino Divo, Uni and Her Ukulele, Jontom
Bottom: Paul Moore, Bosko and Honey

Here are a few pics of painted Ukuleles just to get you thinking, if your local and interested.

For more information on the Melbourne Ukulele festival and how to join the fun go to

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas was a Hoooot!

Hi all, Did you all had a wonderful Christmas?

I bought these adorable ceramic owls for my partners Mum for Christmas and thought that they were so nice that i should share them with you. They were a bargain, I thought. Got them on sale for 10 bucks each! From some random home-wares shop... but I have been told by Renae over at Vixen Lily that they are also available at Bed, Bath & Table.