Posts Tagged ‘melbourne’
i recently had some new house shots done by the fab fi mims, and i’m going to show them to you room by room. i’ve been emailed a few times about where i got various things from, so this should be a fun way of sharing some secret sources and talking you through my space!
in the case of my desk area its also a bit of a time capsule! its not going to look like this for very much longer now that my desk is movin’ on out and up to my studio: lil desky’s leaving home! and do i need to tell you how excited i am about working AWAY FROM HOME. like a grown up!
the actual desk is from ikea, and that frosted glass panel is very useful! the chair is from ikea too, but i made a fancy cover for it using a pattern by yvestown.
bottom: vintage shelf papers in search of the perfect project
beatles yellow submarine album cover notebook by vinylux
the fabulous chair fabric, found via ebay
butterfly mobile from shine gallery, LA
top left: paumes interior books, pop ink books, and kaboom: explosive animation from america and japan top right: vintage mugs
bottom: postcards, gum balls, ‘let’s hang’ zipper pull blind box, decole toys from the middle of bath fizzies, puchi puchi babie deers. my terrarium, and a luggage tag from the beatles’ 1964 tour of australia.
fuji instax gallery on the shelves behind my desk.
bottom: the pigeon holes of the yellow bookshelf (a salvaged office pigeonhole shelf)
stay tuned for more fresh house photos and eventually, photos of my NEW studio space (yay!)
don’t forget the pop up sale starts thursday… that’s TODAY! it runs until saturday 6th 3pm.
you’ll find classic cute kid’s threads by crumb, fab art by dawn tan and madeleine stamer, gorgeous jewellery and accessories by shara lambeth, emily green and betty jo, exceptionally well made dresses by peta pledger, and of course the pin up photobooth helen mclean is hosting!
unfortunately being sick put me behind, and under a lot of strain, so i have regretfully pulled out, but i can’t wait to visit and shop. see you there?
yay! first item on my ‘thirty before 30′ list is checked off! if you’d like to read more about why i’m doing this, i wrote about starting my list a few months back.
getting to know friends
i started my own supper club! why? because i like secret clubs. i like a bit of glamor. i like meeting new people. i like a fun excuse to get out of the house. i definitely like eating.
my mum and her friends would meet quarterly for their ‘ladies’ lunch’ and growing up i thought that it was all the height of grown up lady fun. and when alex shared her supper club adventures, i decided i wanted that thing too! my plan is a (almost) monthly meeting of myself and 3 fab friends, plus 3 of their fab friends! we doll up, we dine out and everyone has a bit of an adventure.
the downstairs dining room at the afghan gallery
for our first outing i chose the afghan gallery restaurant on brunswick street. i’d heard it had good interesting food, and upstairs was low floor dining amongst cushions and rugs. ooh! exotic!
upstairs was cozy and the perfect comfy place for a languorous afghan feast
our feast was a really cheap but delicious banquet menu, but it involved delicious sizzly meat, bread, rice, and curries etc.
it was really fun, i didn’t need the ice breaker cards – we all hit it off and chatted happily into the night. i can’t wait to organize the next outing for the 7 dolls supper club!
do you have a monthly dinner with friends? or a supper club of you own?
i’m lucky enough to work at the adorable shop do re me and if you haven’t popped in, you really must because its chock full of
nuts beautiful handmade adorableness. but if you can’t make it there during business hours, why not come in for a class in the evening? let me tell you about a couple that i’m running.
first up, on tuesday june 7th come in for 2 hours (7.30-9.30pm) of felt flower brooch making. these beauties (based on the awesome pattern by the awesome notmartha) are deadly easy – i made a whole bunch in one evening, and i get compliments every time i wear one. who doesn’t like compliments?! the class is $50AUD per person and that covers ALL materials including the delicious pure wool felt from little sparrow. there are only a couple of spots left in this class so call and book quiiiiiiick!
image from spottedsparrow on flickr
on tuesday july 5th i’ll be hosting a two hour session (7.30-9.30pm) instructing you on the art of stab stitch, or ‘japanese’ book binding. we’ll make a cute little book from scratch and you’ll leave with a perfectly formed jotter/journal/sketchbook. and the best bit is….
image from karaku* on flickr
lucky participants in this class will get to use some of my freshly-purchased-in-japan paper stash! and you know how good that paper is going to be. this class is $50AUD per person, and all materials are included.
do not delay, call do re me today and secure your place, because there are only EIGHT spots remaining and i want to see some of you awesome readers there. these classes are relaxed, and fun. you come, you chat, you have a glass of wine or mulled cranberry and a cookie and you leave with a finished item, and a new skill! sounds like an evening and a $50 well spent if you ask me (go on, ask me.. i might be biased though)
do re me is at 27 horne st, elsternwick and you can get there by train (elsternwick station is a few steps away) or by tram (the one that goes up glen huntley rd) or by bus (the one that goes up horne st..helpful, huh?)
we’re organizing more classes for later in the year soon (including kid’s school holiday workshops) so if you have some skill you’re interested in learning from me, let me know!
shop love at little shop of handmade
love list had some pretty treasures!
i made a donovan mixtape
‘cosmic curiosities’ was one of my favorite ‘as seen on etsy’s
and five-o-rite showed off five of my favorite finds
attention people of melbourne! hudson clothes (the tremendously-awesome-but-now-closed carlisle street, balaclava boutique) and nikki (the brains behind the tremendous awesomeness) are back for 8 days only! she’s having a pop-up, pop-in shop at vintage posters, 1136 high street, armadale from saturday the 14th of may until saturday the 21st of may, selling super cute goodies from her recent adventures in latin america.
10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Phone (03) 9500 2505 for further enquiries. Cash Only.
be there or be deemed a SQUARE!!