Wednesday, August 31, 2011

summer in a dress

Ashamed to say I can't remember where I snitched this image from...but it just looks like the ideal Summer frock to me. Spring is valiantly attempting to arrive, and the blossoms are out but it's still cold and cloudy...just longing to be hot now!

Friday, August 26, 2011

August Pin Board

A mixture of mine and others' photos and bits and bobs that I've been looking at a lot this month.Thought it might be nice to change the pin board each month and record it here as a sort of ongoing collage.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gingko tags

These are some gift tags I made from my gingko stamp I carved- I was craving green!


What on earth is it about Facebook? It's completely indecipherable to me- I have many beloved friends (in real life) who are avid facebookers and although I check up on them every now and then I really don't get the whole facebook experience. Why not just have a blog? Or send an email? I'm happy to just have my little blog that I can make look pretty and share certain things on, but I don't want a gazillion "friends" and I really don't think that every little thing I do or think is all that interesting to everyone I know! In fact most of the people who follow my blog are people I don't know but who are just like-minded souls who've happened upon something I've put up that they like. A bit of editing is always a good idea, and what's wrong with a bit of privacy as well?
Hmm- it's got me stumped.
C'est la vie.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nolan illustrations ...Twinkle

I spotted a story on Designsponge about Nolan's illustrations and then to my delight found this portrait of "Twinkle" on their web-site and she looks just like my Lefty. Can't help it if I'm a crazy cat lady.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blue Mountains

Just got back from a week spent here with my family in the Blue Mountains (2 hours from Sydney)- this view was literally a 10 minute walk from where we stayed. It was so divine to have sky and air again, and I had a lot of fun taking photos- this is a ttv shot that I really like. The weather was ridiculously good (a bit of scary global warming involved maybe) and I think my family, who all come from warmer climates, thought I was lying when I warned them it would be wasn't.
We managed to get a bush walk in amongst the eating and drinking and I was delighted to get to both The Carrington Hotel built in 1880 and the Paragon Cafe- a super duper deco landmark in Katoomba.