Monday, May 27, 2013


I seem to have spend a bit of money on wool over the past couple of weeks!

It's not all for me though! Some The two at the back are for a lovely friend's beanie and the teal at the front is for the tassles on Brian's scarf!

I'm such a busy bee at the moment!

Monday, May 20, 2013

March to May, Knitting & Crochet.

I'm a poet and I DID know it! Oh man when did it get to the middle of May?! Life has been fun and stressful and hectic and ALL THE THINGS.

Here's a little recap of some knitting and crochet I've been working on over the past few months! Some personal projects some commissions all the images are from Instagram  If you don't follow my instagram should.

Finally put a pompom on my scallop beanie! Looks even better now!

Whilst I was at the farm a while ago I started making a new scalloped beanie in my Pickles Extra Fine Merino

The finished beanie, so much love!

Working on some inedible edible orders, listening to Beirut with my amazing Urbanears headphones

Some packaged up Inedible Edibles heading off to their new homes

Working on Brian's (link) orange ribbed knitted scarf and watching the hobbit!

My typical working day on a Saturday! Working on a commissioned toy with Samson supervising! 

This is the finished dog you can find the pattern here! (link)

Working out a new colour scheme for a new range of inedible edibles! EXCITING

An icepole! One of the new Inedible Edibles for my "Sweets" collection

I hope you enjoyed that little catch up, I finally feel like I'm on top of things a little, still got to finish Brian's scarf and I've got a lot of Pickles wool in the post ready to make more things for more wonderful people!


Monday, May 13, 2013

watching and waiting

I don't own a lot of items I truly say are well designed. I am a designer and I am naturally drawn to well designed things but even so I count two technology type items in my possession that I count as well designed. One being the Macbook Pro I'm currently typing on and the other I use to take my pictures. The Pentax DSLR, Penn by name. Until now.

A few months ago a group called Aark Collective (link) were featured on The Design Files (link) and I immediately fell in love with their watches. I'd wanted a new watch for a while but I hadn't found one that matched me. Then I saw their "Classic Tortoise" watch. OH DEAR LORD I fell hard and fast.

Unfortunately it was out of stock. I couldn't stop thinking about this watch until two fridays ago when I got an email saying it was back in stock. I wasted no time and on last tuesday it arrive at work in all its glory. I opened the wondrously thought out packaging to oohs and aahs in the office. It's nice to work with people that understand how important the little things are in design.

It is perfect. I liked the packaging so much I took some snaps to show you. And of course of the watch.

It is lovely and subtle and feminine and oh my I am in love. This is what happens to me when my personal life is all but lost in a desert, I fall in love with well design watches.

Objects like this just make me please to be a part of the land of design.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

sometimes you just need a laugh

Last week marked the end of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Every year I promise myself I'll go to at least one gig, because it's not that expensive and you get to go out and have a giggle with your friends with some of the worlds most famous comedians.

...and if nothing else you get to see the Melbourne Town Hall look spectacular for a month.

Each year we usually see a different spread of comedians, but our tradition seems to be Wil Anderson, because well we love him. Ever since the Glass House which was an amazing TV show that was cut far too short. Can we just take a moment to marvel in his backdrop, Wil the only human openly obsessed with his own visage. As usual he was amazing.

At the same venue on a different night I saw Adam Hills, a man who I've wanted to see live for a very long time but never went. He is charming and lovely and funny. Definitely glad I saw him.

And the finale to my list of gigs at the 2013 Melb International Comedy Festival was Danny Bhoy. He's another one we always see but he doesn't always come every year. This year's show was based on his angry letters to various companies. It was perfection and you know it's always comforting to hear his accent.

There are people out there who think the Comedy Festival is a waste of money, but since that first gig, Dylan Moran as a 16yr old I have never been more happy with handing over money for something. 
I will always spend money on live comedy...and getting to stare at Wil's face for over an hour.