Thursday, 30 April 2009
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
I recently gave a dear family friend Peanut for her new born baby. Today I received one of the ultimate compliments, her older brother ( about 7 years old I think) has made up a song about Peanut. I think it's very Peanut. ( apparently a super jet is a very good thing, and it can fly down and rescue Peanut.
Monday, 27 April 2009
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Yesterday, I finally finished my latest version of Colin. So he here is. I think I'm more pleased with him than the last one I made, but.... perhaps I've got the post bear wobbles....It always happens to me after I finish a bear.
Last night I saw Kid Sam at an free instore at Polyester. They were really fantastic. I've been loving this album ever since it came out in March. It's one of my favourites of the year.It's their debut album, and it sure doesn't sound like a debut. If you haven't heard them yet, have a listen, I can't recommend them enough!!
Thursday, 23 April 2009
My trust crafty couch. At the moment I'm working on my WIP bear whose still in bits ( as pictured bel0w, but his head is just propped on his body in that pic) doing all the finishing touches like ageing, sewing on ears etc, you can't see it but me and the couch is covered in mohair from all the plucking and clipping and sanding etc.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Tonight I was lucky enough to see Luluc. I have loved this band and their album Dear Hamlyn ever since it came out last year, but until now I never been able to see them.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
I spent this past Easter weekend down at Walkerville, at my grandparents/familly holiday house. It is less than a 5 mins from the beach. Here are so pics from the view from the house ( I wanted to take more photos but someone forgot her battery charger and that someone's camera had very little battery power left in it, great planning I say)
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
One of my favourite bands, Okkervil River and coming out to Australia in little over than a month, and I'm like pee in the pants excited. Last time they came, I was all set to go, and suddenly got terribly sick the day of the gig and couldn't go, so I'm doubly excited. I've been doing my usual thing of when I'm going to see a band I like play soon of not playing their music so they sound even better when I hear them live , but I keep hearing them on the radio and get all smiley and excited. On the weekend I sort of broke down, like someone who loves chocolate depriving themselves of it and then eating nothing but chocolate for days but in this case, I basically listened to them all weekend, all their albums that I own. SOmehow I doubt they will sound any less good when I see them though...
Monday, 6 April 2009
My aunt Phylp came down to visit from Sydney this weekend. SHe is a sculpturer and she is always spoiling me.
She made me this divine tiny bronze turtle knowing my affection for turtles , it is so beautiful and detailed and so like a real little turtle.I'm not sure it's really done justice by photos, but I've tried my best. It's really quite small, so I've included a pic of it on a matchbox to give a sense of scale. I think she is amazing she can do something like this.
Last time she came down she made me this too. Aren't I spoilt?
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Picked up from a garage sale. It's like totally my size. It's very fun zipping around on it. Like this lovely girl said , it's fun being a kid again!
Friday, 3 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
I heard on Loobylu's blog in the comments that some people are finding it hard to get their hands on the wonderful Meet Me at Mikes book, and from some other blogs too, that places are out of stock and if there is anyone who wants the book now right this minute or cannot get their hands on them anywhere else ( even after those bookstores restock) my local Book Shop the Avenue Bookstore has 20+ of the book in stock NOW!
I'm not much of a writer but last night I made up this poem, after reading one of my favourite books: Just Bears by Martin Lennan. It's a gorgeous book full of little poems about bears and photos of the BEST most beautiful wonky, worn, weird, funny old bears ever.