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my 7by7 feature has really fallen by the wayside since i got a new, smaller handbag: its very cute but its too small to lug my camera around! the idea of the smaller handbag was to spare my poor shoulder which was really feeling the pain of carrying SO MUCH STUFF everywhere, but i admit i miss having my proper camera with me. my shoulder doesn’t miss it though. so in lieu, enjoy my week through the iPhone lens.
hi! long time no 7by7… take a whole month of pics at once and call me in the morning.
these knitting needles don’t look too bothered though. aren’t they cute? they hang out with me while i work at do re me. i’m hoping to learn to use them at the knitting workshop! maybe you can come and take my bookbinding workshop?
dig my groovy new retro print revival lampshade i picked up at the finders keepers market! it was extremely hard to choose, but it compliments our bluey greeny dining area perfectly.
we had an easter hunt. everyone helped look!
this is the pressed tin roof of the verandah at the do re me store, its by no means the fanciest pressed tin ceiling in melbourne, but seeing them always makes me happy. i love the detail of old properties.
CAKE BREAK! i live near acland st. there are many cake shops on acland st. so many cake shops with so many cakes in windows. tourists clog the pavements on weekends just taking photos which was a real nightmare when acland st was our local shops, now we live a bit further away and only have to shove meth addicts out of the way to go grocery shopping. but back to the cakes… mmmmm
when i left you last week i was picking up the keys to my studio in the nicholas building. this is very exciting and i’m going to tell you more next week, but in the meantime look who i met! its an urban mid-city grassless hopper!
a couple of floors below my studio is one of melbourne’s biggest vintage clothing boutiques, retrostar. while it does have lots of groovy stuff, its stupidly priced (sorry retrostar, but its true. and after vintaging in the US my suspicions were confirmed) so its only for special occasions. their dressing rooms are papered with charming vintage magazines. spot the 40 year old iced vovo!
oops i bought a dress at retrostar. but like i said, its an ‘only for special occasions shop’ and so here is my celebratory ‘i got a studio’ dress.
and here are my ‘i’ve got hair clips to go with that dress!’ hair clips
stop. candy time. haribo starmix is my gummi candy of choice.
when i got home someone had put the cat upside down on a tram ticket.. i thought it best not to ask questions.
and lastly, here is a detail of my pinboard. i took a few fresh shots of my desk this week before some of it gets moved to my studio, and this vignette stood out as one that seemed to sum things up.
i hope your weekend is nice. you should make some lemonade with real lemons. its refreshing when its hot weather, and when its cold weather its so soothing with lots of honey. i’ve been dying for some lemonade all week so maybe i’ll go find a lemony neighbor.
what. a. week! i had to pinch myself at some points to check i wasn’t dreaming, and at other times i was checking to see if i was strapped into this rollercoaster! the highs were high and the lows were.. thankfully in the minority. but let’s see the photo finish, shallll weeeee?
because you awesome readers had bought stuff through my amazon associate link i got a little voucher to use! thank you sweet people – i used it well i promise. i bought ‘lifestyle illustrations of the 60s’ and ‘custom lettering of the 60s and 70s’ (IT’S A TRAP! if you purchase those i get more amazon funbucks so only click through if you like helping out poor starving artists who like buying nice books and sharing them with their attractive and intelligent readers) both by the super-fantastiche rian hughes. holy cow these books are incredible inspiration! my mind suffered a blow out just flicking through, and i had to go lie down. i promise i’ll show you a couple of pages inside because people, you need to own these books.
yes, sausages, i know its blurry. my camera’s timer decided to censor my outfit photo – but you know, i like this version better. its dreamy, and impressionistic. its monet on LSD, its carol brady without her contacts in, its what it looks like to lay down all thought and surrender to the void.
i think perhaps i inadvertently started a new thing, with shoe photo friday. no turquoise patent leather this week, here i’m wearing melissa jelly slingbacks. i adore melissas – they smell like bubblegum, they’re all crazy and cute and they’re jellies so you could gnaw on them for days and they’d be fine (i’m looking at you mr kitty.. one too many pair or chewed leather ballet flats and i may have got your point). my point is, i have many pairs, so you should too!
step in to the glittery universe. i’ve been transfixed by the lucite bangle i wore to the roxy music gig last week. can i holiday in lucite, please?
how’s this for a nifty gift: the unkillable cactus. in search of a cute hostess gift i popped in to the little shop of handmade *cough* stockist *cough* and emerged triumphantly with that cute guy pictured up there. it was well received and you’re all getting knitted cacti now. that sounded like oprah: YOU GET A CACTI, AND YOU GET A CACTI*
* cacti only valid with special occasion in-person visits.
brutal scenes from a child’s party. the unicorn got strung up on the clothes line and beaten until its sweet, sweet interior gave out.
if i can’t holiday in lucite, can i vacation in sprinkles? please? c’mon! you can come with..
finally, my son is old enough to appreciate the ways of the stylophone. if you’re unfamiliar, the stylophone is a pocket sized, battery run synthesizer. you can hear it in space oddity by david bowie, and styloroc: nights in suburbia by pulp, amongst other songs. next week: baby’s first moog. i wish. mama needs herself a mellotron first! hey if you’re interested in these synthesizer type things, check out the new sound of music, from 1979.
hope your weekend is filled with sparkles, synths and sprinkles
hey you! want to see what my week (and a bit) looked like?
i’m spending my wednesdays at a cutie pie store called do re me, in horne st right by elsternwick train station (you should pop in and visit!). anyway not working at home means i have an excuse to get dressed! on wednesday i dragged out one of my many (yes seriously) pairs of turquoise shoes. they’re patents from quick brown fox a few years old. cute, right?
if you caught my last post you’d have noticed i mentioned i’m going to japan for a couple of weeks in june. let the plotting and planning and excited giggling COMMENCE!
now let us marvel on the most delicious and adorable picnic food ever: poached chicken sandwiches made by cintia. there is nothing that girl can’t do well: yes those are chive bows around each sandwich!
pencils at my son’s kindergarten look like candy, don’t you think? they made me want to pull up a painfully tiny chair and go bananas on some reams of butchers paper.
speaking of the kiddo, i finally hung one of my favourite LA souvenirs: a vintage felt pennant from the moon landing. my son loves space stuff and it looks groovy above his moon wall light, don’t you think? it came from the unbelievably amazing shine gallery.
i took a break from staring at the glowing computer screen last weekend to whip up a little pretty pony present for a party. the recipient loved it, and it was lots of fun to make. having a boy is ace, but its nice to vicariously live through other people’s girly girls. the fabric is japanese, the pattern was vintage and i crocheted a ruffle mane.
last night i lived out a teenage dream: i saw roxy music live in person. i was hugely into glam rock as a teenager, sneakily wearing sparkle tights under my school uniform and pretending i lived in the video clip of virginia plain. i got all glammed up, raised some eye brows on the train there, and then danced myself silly. good times. they even played my favorite song of theirs: pyjamarama. next i want to do it all again at a bowie concert. hint HINT DAVID!! (because you know bowie is reading my blog haha)
wishing you all a glamtastic weekend of boogying and feeling like you’re 16 all over.
cute as a button! i’m reeeeeally excited to share with you some new button badge treats in the draw! pilgrim store. there are four different sets, each containing four different designs, and all with many adorable uses. head to the store to see the range, i think you’ll like them!
this week i visited do re me, a really delicious new store (and stockist of mine!) in elsternwick. i spotted these quilts there and had to snap them. such pretty fabrics. i think they’re my poppet treasures because such gorgeous fabric must come from the hallowed poppet fabric vault!
mmmmmmm our christmas tree. i’m sorry it isn’t scratch and sniff.
and here it is, decoration in progress. our tree decorating helper did a great job and was so respectful to the old glass ornaments. now to train him to un-decorate the tree and pack everything away nicely. little virgo guy will be an expert in a few years for sure!
i got this amazing color wheel necklace from yellow owl workshop. it arrived last week and i’ve barely taken it off since. isn’t that little glass vial cute? such fun packaging. speaking of magical color amulets of power…
i looked up from my desk and realized i had a nice little apple green tableau going on. its a very fresh, energizing color to be around and that corner is the source of ALL my power. also i frequently eat green apples there so its extra powerful. and appley.
and lastly i wanted to share with you a quiet moment. i had the house to myself, everything was quiet and tidy and cool. i did some work, and then i took a break and enjoyed a mango. it probably doesn’t translate, but it was just kind of blissful. and yes, i like to work from the floor occasionally. i also derive power from sitting cross legged.
i hope you have a weekend of blissful moments. don’t forget to grab a festive angel printable for your christmas table!
i’ll be totally honest with you, these aren’t all from this week. i know, i know – its an intricate web of lies, but this week has been so rainy and rubbish i’ve had no opportunity to get snap happy. so this is more like a summary of my past month instead…
first and foremost i really must give thanks to the god of shopping who has smiled on me lately. turquoise swedish hasbeens boots, purple tory burch reva jelly flats and possibly the best dress ever. just looking at that dress makes me excited beyond belief!
and a new treasure that deserves a picture all of its own – this 60′s dekka plastics bird tray. what a fabulous bird that is, and its new home is my lounge room wall.
maybe all that luck is from this little guy? my boyfriend found it on the way home from work last week.
i adore this photo. there needs to be more adult-life situations that call for haring around a park with a bunch of balloons. in fact just more balloons in general!
look, i found a rainbow on the wall. the wall texture almost makes it look like a magic eye picture. can you see the schooner? (that’s a ‘mallrats’ joke)
we made puddings! narrowly missing “stir up sunday” miss cintia, miss shelley, and miss kirstie and i gathered to observe uh, “mix up monday”. mixtures were mixed, puddings were steamed, company was enjoyed and now we all have lovely puddings for christmas day. don’t they look cute sitting on the counter so plump?
and finally i leave you literally with a slice of australian christmas… “white christmas slice”. candied fruit, rice bubbles and white chocolate together in one convenient festive treat. deliciously tooth melting.
have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget that my yard sale is wrapping up at 12am melbourne time sunday december 5th.