Saturday, April 30, 2011

Moving madness

The move has gone ahead without a hitch.
There is still lots of unpacking to do, not to mention exploring.
Planning on buying some flowers on my way home today to brighten up the new kitchen.

Image via a creative mint

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Write Right Typewriters

If I had the room, I would start a typewriter collection....

Image via Her Library Adventures from 10 Pretty Things
Image via tag sales tales
Image via Luphia loves

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quote of the day...

via cup of te

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Monday...

Image via Heart Handmade UK

Hope you have all had a wonderful Easter weekend so far, best wishes to you all xo

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Did you make cards for Easter? We did. Just a few to send to family to let them know that we are thinking of them - even though we have been busy with a move interstate. Most of the craft goodies were packed ages ago so it is pretty simple this year.

We used coloured pens to decorate butterfly cut outs. All of them are different, depending on the mood. Probably not very Easter-y but everyone is not surprised when they receive something butterfly related.

Sending love and wishes to all of our friends and family over this Easter break.
Always, Ames and Tash xo

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter craftiness...

There have been some great Easter inspired blog posts over the last couple of weeks...

Image via clare's craftroom
These are a few of them so why not check them out
- it is not too late to enjoy some Easter craftiness!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Party invitations with a twist...

What a delightful idea - book themed party invitations.
Check them out over at Rifle Paper Co.

Image via Martha Stewart

Image via Martha Stewart

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My creative space...

I am in the midst of a few projects at the moment. However our move interstate has slowed down my crafting. Here are a couple of my works in progress....

I am making a crochet blanket with an acrylic mohair yarn that feels like you are working with air. I am making up the pattern as I go along, so who knows what it will look like when I have finished.

I have also been making an Amineko (crochet cat) from this great book, with some lovely friends. Planning on making two of these for my two nephews who I adore.

I hope you are all enjoying a happy week of crafting! Ames xo

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quote of the day...

Via 3LambsGraphics

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The font of life: signs

I have walked past this sign at the end of every work day for the last few of years. Today is my last day at work in Melbourne and the last time I walk past this sign.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The font of life: signs

China Town, Melbourne

Happy Monday...

via lara ramos

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Crochet baby beanie

This crochet hat is now in the post and on its way to a friend who has just had a baby boy. 

I love the shell pattern pattern and the soft yarn. Perfect for a little one.

Yarn bombing...

Crafters out there, everywhere, are brightening up the urban landscape.

Image via maskerade
Image via craftzine
Image via Yarn Bombing
Image via Rogue Cosie

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Knitta please!

This clip on Pip's blog Meet Me At Mikes made me smile :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Collecting (in style)

Image via automatism by William Waldron

Do you collect things? All sorts of things? I do - I have been collecting since I was a little girl. Everything from toys and erasers in childhood to cigarette cards and old photographs these days. There is also tea cup, bell and rock / shell collections displayed in our house. I love it when I come across images like this that highlight framed collections, or things just on display. It is a small window into someones personality and of course, prettiness never goes astray. What are you collecting right now?

Ames xo

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My creative space...

I had been thinking of doing some framing for months and finally got around to it before we started packing. I had this recycled frame and removed the Masonite. I then cut my own mount using archival mount board.

After cutting the window, I mounted the print I had chosen on a second piece of mount board using Japanese paper hinges and wheat starch paste. I also cleaned the original glass before sealing the package using framers tape. I cannot wait to display this!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quote of the day...

Image via NayArts

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

up up and away

The last few weeks have been extremely busy and life changing decisions have been made. Like these hot air balloons, we are up up and away. We are moving to Tasmania! Therefore, we won't be blogging much in the coming weeks as the computer is getting packed. However, there will be a couple of scheduled posts so you know that we are still thinking of you. Wish us luck!

Images by Ames (Melbourne)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Monday...

Image via A Cup of Jo by 20x200 (Joseph O. Holmes)

Take time out to enjoy a break on the roof top, 
even if you have a million things lined up for the week xo

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pin brooches

Pin brooches are great aren't they?

The weather is starting to get a little cooler and I am looking forward to wearing these with my cardigans. I made them many years ago and they still bring me delight.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


How cute is this illustration by Gemma Correll?!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Quote of the day...

"Show Respect and Give Credit" is just one of the great quotes 
on these copycat pirate postcards by dippylulu on Etsy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The world around us...

Heart old globes...
what more can one say?

Image via Old Brand New

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Monday...

There is a lot going on at the moment and I am trying to juggle a few commitments. I hope that all components of my life come together this week - much like this group of vases held together with ribbon via a creative mint. Happy Monday everyone! Ames xo

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Book desk

Check this out - an amazing desk made from recycled books!

Image from re-nest

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Crochet to warm the house...

Happy House Warming to our friends in Brisbane!

I have been making crochet coathangers for sometime now. You can see previous posts here, here and here. They are really quite simple and I enjoy making them.

All you have to do is crochet a rectangular piece of fabric to wrap around the wooden hanger. A few of the patterns I have seen recommend a 5mm hook, 8ply yarn and start with 55 chain. As I prefer tight crochet - I use a 4mm hook, two strands of 8ply yarn and start with 70 chain. I then crochet 5 rows of treble.

After you have made your piece of fabric, you sew or crochet it together and insert the wooden hanger. Screw in the hook before you cover it with coloured tubing. To finish it off, attach any type of embellishment you like. I tend to use crochet corsages as they are a particular favourite of mine.

Friday, April 1, 2011

All I want is a library...

dark and romantic...

Image via i swannee


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