Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Little Black Skirt

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    My youngest is playing with the fabric box. She pulls out a piece of black fabric and asks me to make a skirt for her. 'Why not' I think.
    So with no pattern I made a cute little pull up skirt with a few little embellishments. Almost anything can be made with scrap fabric.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Kaleido Dream Girl


    Quick update: I have added an art piece to my Red Bubble folio. You can buy it as wall art or accessory. Be sure to check it out… here


For all other art pieces visit my main Red Bubble store.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Fab Finds 13

    We're here already? Whaaaat! Seemed like it was only yesterday that I listed my previous Fab Finds. Well how 'bout that! Let me show you the cool stuff I've found for you this week…

1. In one of those I-stumbled-across-it-on-Pinterest stories I came across We Lived Happily Ever After a website, blog and shop dedicated to design. Whether that be beautiful illustrations, sewing or home renovations. If any of these tick your box, give this one a look in.

2. While I'm on the subject of design, another graphic artist to capture my notice is Caytlyn whose site, Made by Cay, has inspired me to want to make scrapbook the journals, doing it her way.

3. And here we have a short, short tale about love lost, and a jacket found at Bashful Garter.

4. I cannot get enough of Marie Forleo [life coach extraordinaire]. This week's Q&A Tuesday, she had me in fits of laughter. Now I'm not a huge fan of Kanye West [I'm trying not to judge the dude, but he does confuse me], but Marie and Team made this wonderful video about company culture change, and applying KW quotes and songs in a positive context. Watch, smile, laugh, learn.

Thursday, 24 September 2015


    Do we call these sparkle pins? Or simply 'spins'?



Fab Finds 12

And now for my 4 Fab "Fin" Finds. Check them out...

1. In this Marie Forleo episode she has a chat with writer, Liz Gilbert. Liz has come out with a new book titled Big Magic [big on my library check out list], and it is all about creativity, a topic close to my heart.

2. Photography Concentrate is a friendly, encouraging resource centre for photographers of all levels. It is run by Lauren and Rob, photographers who super love their field and want to share that love with you. - http://photographyconcentrate.com/blog/ Lauren and Rob.

3. So maybe I should have called this Fab Fin Finds. In a world of wonderful coincidences I have been making dress up mermaid tails for my girls this week. Then in online news I read a story about two Perth Mermaids. These ladies are awesome, and you can learn all about them here.
4. And if you ever wanted to be a mermaid yourself, a twin sister team in Hawaii can make it happen. Abby and Bryn run Finfolk Productions, making… You guessed it - Mermaid fish tails! Now who wouldn't want to be a mermaid. I know I do.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

The Kitty Cat Dance

    I haven't seen this in years. Always was good for a laugh...

Friday, 18 September 2015

Craft for the Soul

    I have been in something to a tail spin the last 24 hours so I was grateful when something nice fell into my lap to take my mind off things.


    Pip Lincolne, of Meet Me At Mikes, recently hosted a blog giveaway to celebrate the publication of her latest book Craft for the Soul. I was one of three winners chosen by Penguin [the publishers of this cute book].

    For this competition Pip asked, "What’s your favourite creative memory?" Here was my response:

I was going to write about the time that I made Herbie the love bug out of paper and an entire roll of sticky tape when I was seven. But then I thought of something special that happened this week.

My youngest sometimes copies me, and I guess because I drag the sewing machine out every month she now has an invisible sewing machine. She pulls the two step stool from the kitchen, sits on the lower step and announces that it’s her sewing machine. She will then pull out tea towels and blankets, and pretend sews. She then shows me what she has made and says things like ‘isn’t that lovely’, ‘feel how soft it is’.

That memory is going to stay with me for a long while.

I have already read a couple of pages of Craft for the Soul and I can honestly say this book has arrived at just the right time in my life. The book is about harnessing your inner good time through creativity. I'll leave it at that, because I don't want to spoil it for you, also I want to sign off here as quickly as possible, so I can get back to reading my brand spanking new Pip book. Thank you Pip! Thank you Alexis!

À tout à l’heure.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Pink Surf

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Buy "Pink Surf"

    Talk about being on a roll. I have a new art piece for sale. Go on and check it out!

     It's quite unconscious, but I must really like pink, and I swear it has nothing to do with Barbie. 

Monday, 14 September 2015

Painting, Painting, Painting

    There has been quite a bit of painting going on in my house. My daughters are at it, and so am I. It must have something to do with the warm weather.
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Buy "Leg Up"

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My youngest asked me to do a drawing of Cat Woman.