Thursday, November 19, 2009


I'm leaving all the creativity to mum at the moment (see previous posts for whining about work commitments). She's currently undertaking a mosaic project and I took the opportunity to rummage through her collection of broken crockery. My favourite pieces are the ones with the manufacturer's stamps, so I thought I'd share one with you.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lowercase el....

While I'm busy working like crazy (that moment of relief was fleeting), I recommend you visit the new blog of the lovely Elly. She shares the pages of her beautiful visual diaries which she's been putting together pretty much since we met (and that means a couple of decades). I have swooned over these diaries many many many times, and am super chuffed that she's sharing them with you all.

(Psst! - Remember Elly's beautiful wedding earlier in the year?).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More dots?....

Are the dot-themed posts wearing thin yet? Ok, so this is a bit of a stretch, but I've beaded the embroidery I've been working on and there's a certain dottiness about it. I'll show you the full piece when I'm done. I don't recommend the holding of breath.

(Psst! - the fabric is by Cicada Studio).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More dots....

I went to a tasting of the Top 50 West Australian wines (according to the recent Qantas Wine Awards) last week. I'd like to say that I chose wines based on careful consideration of aroma, palate, hue, balance, body, finish, taste, texture, blah, blah, blah, but if I'm being honest, I check out the label design too. The labels of Harewood Estate caught my eye. The wines we tasted had a label similar to the one shown above, but without the rabbit. All those perfect dots!

The bonus is that the wine was great too (so much so that we're ordering a case), which surely vindicates my wine selection process? One of my dream jobs would be to design wine labels. My partner's a winemaker so it's not that far out of the realms of possibility, is it? You can see my very first label here.