Sunday, August 31, 2008

Spring Is Almost Here

Left the house yesterday without a scarf on,for the first time in months,haven't needed to put the heater on all weekend,spring is definitely around the corner,although it was miserable and raining today.

Decided to stay in today and start preparing for the big move very soon,started bubble wrapping things I'm not currently using or can do without.It's never too early to start and since I know I leave things until the last minute,I don't want to leave it until the end and find myself up all night packing before it's time for the removals truck to arrive.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pendolino Restaurant

My friend and I treated ourselves to a decadent lunch today at the fairly new Pendolino Restaurant in The Strand Arcade,it's an odd location for a restaurant,and the entrance hides what you find once inside,a massive room which fills up very quickly at lunch.
They were very quick,serving a corporate crowd at a busy time of day,and while waiting for our food,I could watch the action in the open kitchen,getting a preview of what was to arrive at our table very soon.
We will definitely be back soon one evening to try the desserts with more wine of course.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Madras for Summer

It always feels weird trying on summer clothes when it's still cold.
I found this cute top while in Target on the weekend.It's a shame it makes me look pregnant,otherwise I would have bought it.
However,I think if you just took it in on the sides and shortened the hem it would work,might go back and have another look next time I'm near a store.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Lenotre Afternoon Tea

After 3 days stuck at home I was happy to go out and had promised a friend to take her to the Lenotre afternoon tea at The Sofitel Wentworth Hotel.

Imagine our excitement as a massive object was placed between us,filled with layers of sweet goods and little cut sandwiches which we slowly managed to get through while sipping tea and champagne.

A very good way of spending a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rebecca Thuss

Rebecca Thuss is the creative lady behind many of the gorgeous and inspiring images that were found in Blue print and Martha Stewart magazines.
I want her job!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Aargh,i'm sick again,luckily not the flu but it isn't pleasant.

It's been hard getting up in the morning this week,I don't want to get out of my uggs,If only i could wear them to work.

Looking forward to Spring,just under 2 weeks to go.

I've set a date and there are now just over 2 months before I head to Melbourne,so exciting and so much to organise,one of the most important of course is finding a job,then apartment.

I completed my taxes and now just have to update my resume,one thing at a tine,can't expect me to be too productive in one weekend.

I've been very lazy and haven't taken any photos for quite a long time,time to start again.

I was in the neighbourhood and headed to Bourke Street Bakery on Saturday,and I was lucky to score the last raspberry chocolate tart(the ones on the far right of the pic above) I sure will miss having these.

Image via Fruitcakey on Flickr

If This Was My Kitchen...

I would invite all my friends over and we would cook while drinking wine on that large island bench.

Image from Desire To Inspire

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If This Was My Kitchen...

I would be having people over for dinner every week.
Image found at Absolutely Beautiful Things

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Blues

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Do It Yourself Printing

Two great books have been recently released that I must get my hands on.
Lotta Prints by Lotta Jansdotter and Printing By Hand by Lena Corwin.

I would love to try some printing on fabric or make one of a kind pieces with your own imprint.
Both books available on

More images from Lena Corwin's book can be found at Design Sponge
Etsy has a video with Lotta here

Friday, August 15, 2008

The weekend is here!

Just about to leave work,yay!
roll on the weekend,time to take it easy and have fun!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I usually blog at work but have been so busy this past week,the type of busy where anytime you turn around,or are about to get out of your seat,there's someone else wanting something done.

Image originally uploaded by uppercasenyc at flickr

Sunday, August 10, 2008

This Is

My work in progress.
In fact I started making this tote bag from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing over a month ago but still haven't completed it,I've been very lazy when it comes to sewing lately,I'm blaming the colder weather for my laziness.
It's almost finished though,just need to make those handles thinner and then sew onto the main piece.As it's my first tote bag I've used simple colours,my next attempt will be with some patterned fabrics.
More of This Is at Three Buttons

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I'm A Brownie!

I was never alowed to be a Brownie when I was younger but I am now,a faraway Brownie anyway with Brown Owls,a crafty group of girls in Melbourne,hoping to join them in action when I finally move.

I received my Faraway pack recently with lots of goodies,have to get cracking and start on the embroidery for my name panel.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Look what I found

I've previously shown my love for checkerboard tiles here

I've been searching for apartments in Melbourne,just trying to get an indication of rental prices and look what I found,checkerboard tiles in the kitchen!