Sunday, July 20, 2014

Day in the life

Aka, one week till Finders Keepers Market and I'm starting to freak out.

Yesterday was the day I forced myself to get some serious shit done.
So I took some pics on the trusty iPhone, enjoy.

It started off as any good productive day should, with epic breakfast with the boyfriend.
Finally made it to Hammer & Tong. Pretty damn tasty.

Started said productive day as any should. With a list, seeing as it was particularly important to get work done today I opted for this approach. The more extreme the list the better the work ethic apparently.First task was to sew together all of the Granny Square cards, boring task, fixed boredom with a little Pirates of Penzance. Jon English in his purple pants makes any task more entertaining, that and singing extremely loudly to all the songs. 

CARDS DONE! And with that I moved onto the longest task of the day. Finishing making stock of my Inedible Edibles. And so the rest of the day went by, making tiny fruit and watching Orange is the New Black.

Sitting in ones bed for 6 hours straight does things. Not nice things to your neck and back and general mental state. So I moved downstairs because there was a fire, cat and 007. Who wouldn't?

OH! There was Gin too.The last task for the night which also became this mornings task was a beanie for my Aunty.
My mum picked the colours, I knitted it, it was a whole collective thing.

SO yeah, wrote a big list, got shit done.
Market is in 5 days. OH GOD.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Nicole Knits & Brian Draws

Brian and I got together this Saturday to plan more for Finders Keepers Market. We also took some pictures together as we figured...we're sharing a stall better have a photo together.
I love these so much. Also with the help of Natalie we designed our little logo. Everything is getting very real. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Finders Keepers! Less than a month away!

Image taken from Finders Keepers Blog. Other Designers show: Nanna Woo Handmade, Neon Pear, Nesska, Nicole Griffin Knits.
Nowhere Creek, OK OK, Oktoberdee, ONE DAY someday. Pass It Down, Otto&Spike, Pili Pala Pieces, Pirdy.

ERHMAGERD IT'S MY FACE, also less than a month...holy shit.

See all the other amazing designers over on the Finders Keepers Blog.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Working Hard

The last week or so I've been knitting, not stock for the market but beanies for the girls at work!
I brought them all in Wednesday and handed them out. I felt like a lime green pompom beanie and a shirt covered in cats!

I'm pretty sure the girls were happy with them too.

It's really nice to work in a place, in a Studio where we are all so supportive of the out of work activities we all do! Thanks Team!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Frankie & Gin

This past Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to be taken to the Frankie Magazine 10th Birthday Party as Lynley won tickets!

There were cake stalls and crafting and lots of wine to be consumed it was such a lovely evening!
And to make it even better one of my favourite bands The Twoks scored the gig to play at the party.

Possibly the highlight of the night was getting to chat to all of the staff at Frankie, including Jo the Editor! It's so nice to chat to similarly minded creative types. Lynley and I also finally got to hang out properly with Jacqueline aka Auf Wiedersehen. We've been following each others creative endeavours online for years it was nice to chat in person.

Oh there was this too.

The wonderful Karin Locke had a photobooth set up for everyone to take Awkward Portraits. Lynley and I adore these so much.

And Now to yesterday. Yesterday was World Gin Day, so naturally Gin was consumed.

This morning when I got home I discovered the jonquils were blooming so naturally this happened. Seems appropriate on the day after World Gin Day.

I better get back to knitting for Finders Keepers! x

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sickness & Swearing

Stephen Fry once said "The sort of twee person who thinks swearing is in any way a sign of a lack of education or a lack of verbal interest is just a fucking lunatic.” I don't know anyone who would argue with the great Fry.

I've been sick the last week or so thought I got better then got worse again. I hate being sick, being unproductive and sitting in bed doing nothing.

I have so much to do for Finders Keepers and I cannot do it whilst lying in bed. 
Fuck being sick.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Clear Lake - May 2014

Another year another visit to my favourite place, Clear Lake. We just did a long weekend away, up late on the friday night came home Monday. The weather was surprisingly good for up there, we were expecting the worst.

So here are a mix of pictures I took over the weekend. A mix of instagram and my DSLR.

Tolondo Reservoir with SWANS 

This is no joke the best gin ever. Fire, good company and G&T's nothing could be better

Got up at sunrise as is tradition. The lake is getting more and more empty as the years go on. Very muddy though. No lack of mud.

I may have brought someone with me to the farm this time. He took this.