Saturday, July 30, 2011


via we heart it

We have all been there. What gives you butterflies in the stomach?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Monday

via Maxabella loves

Wouldn't mind finding a spot like this, to lean back and relax. Maybe on the weekend. 
Till then, happy Monday and have a magical week xo Ames

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Let's make making pom poms the new planking...

There was a bit of a pom pom craft frenzy at our house last night. A great way to use those scraps of yarn that we all have. And the repetitive motion of yarn wrapping is somewhat relaxing.  A few of these will be given to Team Textiles for Knit Lab.

We have also packaged some up for Pip at Meet Me at Mike's. These will be in the post to Melbourne tomorrow and we cannot wait to see the outcome of The Pom Pom Project!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A week of baking...

A number of occasions this week have called for baking. I made chocolate butterfly and beetle cakes with chocolate icing earlier in the week for a birthday. Apparently they looked like wombats.

Mid week baking resulted in mini vanilla patty cakes with decorated pink frosting to celebrate the birth of a gorgeous baby girl. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of these. I must say, they were pretty cute.

Today, triple chocolate muffins to share amongst some crafty fun with the Brown Owls.

Brown Owls at Knit Lab

 Knit a pixel, make a vom pom or hand knit a poo.

Add some tea and cake. What do you have?


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quote of the day...

illustration print via ParadaCreations

Monday, July 18, 2011

52 Weeks 52 Lists: on a rainy day...

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

A guardian scarf...

I have been feeling a little off this week. My second cold since being in Tassie, in as many months. But a dreadful cough did not stop me from enjoying my morning today. With two cats on my lap and a cup of chai, I watched the clouds roll in over the city. I also finished one of my current projects - a knitted scarf for Guardian Angels. It is bundled up and ready to post to my colleagues from my previous workplace in Melbourne. A lovely like minded group of crafters who like to make for others.

Ames xo

Jewellery display

Interesting idea. A vintage cheese box drawer turned earring display. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

different but blue

Image via Fancy! New Zealand Design Blog
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Image via apartment therapy

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Love this: crochet cup holder

What a cute idea - a crochet cup holder for your takeaway coffee! 
Made by moon flower and available via made it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Happy Mid Week

I haven't done a Happy Monday post for a little while...

I have a few links to share so on a similar theme to Happy Monday, I hope you are all having a Happy Mid Week. Enjoy :)

image via 16 House
  1. Interactive art installation by Slovakian artist Roman Ondák via 16 House. Participants are encouraged to record their height on the wall. From afar, dots in the wind. Up close, lives taking part.
  2. Jennifer from Playing with Fire has an amazing portrait giveaway which ends this week. I particularly love her Twin Peaks portraits which are featured on the blog post. Why not enter and see if you can have your portrait stitched?
  3. Sarah London's book will be released soon, entitled Granny Square Love. Looking forward to it.
  4. A cute crochet watch band over at kootoyoo.
  5. A tutorial for friendship bracelets via Bugs and Fishes by Lupin.

Quote of the day...

via A Cup of Te

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

First Brown Owls

My childhood fun stitch

I attended my first Brown Owls group this evening for a bit of craftiness. The venue changed but that did not change what is obviously a lovely monthly get together. The group is making a quilt which will be raffled at the end of the year to raise money for Kiva. I have been meaning to try quilting for years now so this looks like the perfect opportunity. Looking forward to our next Owly meeting in a couple of weeks time.

Happy crafting! Ames :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

52 Weeks 52 Lists: things to get rid of

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flea Market Finds

I walked away with these two tins after stopping by a garage sale earlier today. The blue spirograph tin spoke to me - calling to be used for some crafty supplies. I love the patterns.

I thought the commemorate tin of the Royal wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Di from 1981 was timely since Quality Street have just released a commemorate tin for the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. This tin will join a collection in the kitchen.

For more thrifty finds, visit Her Library Adventures

Have a lovely week everyone :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

International Yarnbombs

New York
All images via Bizarre Bytes

Knit Lab

image via Team Textiles

We went to the opening of Knit Lab last night, an interactive exhibition at Sawtooth ARI. A creation by Team Textiles - three talented textile artists.

The exhibition runs from 8th to 30th July and will evolve over the duration as visitors are encouraged to participate by contributing to the knitty artworks. I am planning on knitting a square or two.

Ames :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Winter crochet tutorials

Two and a bit months have passed since I moved to Tasmania. Chilly is an understatement and I am surprised to have noticed an uncomfortable variation from the weather of Melbourne where I have spent the last eight years.

I am usually making some sort of craft year round but I think it is time to ramp up the knitting and crochet. Another lap blanket for the lounge in addition to this one which I made a little while back would be nice.

There are so many talented craftisans out there and I thought I would share some of the tutorials I have enjoyed reading, which would keep me warm head to toe.

Ridge hat with brim via Stitch of Love
Round ripple blanket via Papillon Gold
slippers via Meet Me at Mikes

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

cake called camera

How cute is this?

via we heart it

Monday, July 4, 2011

52 Weeks, 52 Lists: books

Happy. The topic for this week's list is books! A wish list of books or those that you already own.

As my wish list would go on and on and on, I have chosen a list of books that are at home. Waiting to be finished or started, waiting to be read.

Check out on the brink of something beautiful for more lists. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011


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