Friday, October 26, 2007

Raquel Marin

I discovered this amazing illustrator, Raquel Marin's work via Karin's blog, and I just love her minimalist style on brown paper. So deceptively simple but they all pack a punch.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

new tshirt design- success!

Sold two of these at Red Bubble for the Northcote Community Gardens today-yay!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rosie doll for Etsy

Another vintage doll- good basket weaving type therapy for me, but I do particularly like the feel of this one. I seem to be in to roses right now.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Overwhelming lack of response

So far the Community Gardens tshirts have not inspired great swathes of people to passionately lay down their money and say "GIMME ONE!" But where there's life there's hope....sort of.

Anyway I'm sick of looking at them so here's a couple of my Muerte Day of the Dead shots instead. It is on the 31st Oct/1st Nov and I intend to celebrate it.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

get 'em while they're hot

We've just set up a Red Bubble site for the Northcote Community Gardens, and although there's not much on there yet, we've got a couple of things going on and plans for much more- all profits will go towards our dream of a water tank...

Monday, October 8, 2007

On a nicer note...

How gorgeous are these felt cherry blossom hair pins from studio suki?

If you are a tenant, just shut up and pay the rent.

Finally we got hot water back on Friday- that's 5 days with no hot water. When we asked to negotiate some discount in our rent for that time due to their failing to meet their obligations to us, we were told that our Landlord would just put the rent up. So basically shut up and pay the rent or get priced out of the property.
Thanks for that.
Where on Earth is the incentive for us as tenants to maintain the property and treat it with respect if they have abolutely no intention of treating us with respect and fulfilling their side of the bargain- i.e. a functioning bloody hot water system!!!! Honestly if you had seen this place when we moved in and how much we've done to improve it....They are Nasty, Nasty people...and there's a reason why throughout history Landlords have been hated and feared.
O.K. Rant over.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

my lovely indulgent teatowels!

I lashed out and bought some skinnylaminx teatowels and I love them- here's one! I plan to frame them they're so gorgeous. (Still no hot water.........!)

my flower

Apparently this is my flower- found via Simone who is a sunflower, cute huh?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

hot water dramas

Been a bit distracted by our hot water system dying- dramatically- and the Real Estate agent won't get us a new one until she has spoken to the Landlord, and she can't reach him. Sigh. Bathing in a bucket is o.k. for one day because certain people can't get themselves organised, but two is stretching it I think. Not to mention the washing, I won't mention it.

Anyway, here's a pretty picture from Suzanne Clements on Etsy to calm me down.