Saturday, 12 December 2009

I love this blog!

I stumbled across this blog entirely by accident, but I do love it - this guy finds the most amazing places that are part of New York but a part which is slowly disappearing - it's a city I've never visited, but would love to one day - maybe after the US gets a little less paranoid & stops finding would-be terrorists in every visitor - even the ones who are trying to get out...

I've had a really busy couple of weeks, with early Christless with my Ma & Lovely Hank (that's "christmas" for the religious, or "saturnalia", for the pagans amongst you), plenty of birthdays in November & December, orders from the UK & US, and an exciting invitation - MWH's sister's son's girlfriend's mother (got that?) in the UK is apparently opening a shop & liked the look of the pouch I made for her daughter for one of those late November birthdays... but which I completely forgot to take a photo of (d'oh!) so I can't impress the crap out of you with it... but I digress -she wanted to know if I'd be interested in putting some stock in her 'soon-to-be-opened' shop (seriously?) - all I need is the time to make some stuff!

I went to a 10 year old's birthday party (and MWH & I are still having the argument of the ethics of posting even a pixellated picture of the girls in their bathing suits here, so I haven't)...

and I made the birthday girl this pencil case for her birthday - Happy Birthday Nellie!

and we had the annual lunch with a bunch of ex-colleagues, at one of the nicest venues Sydney has on offer:

and we saw a bit of these guys:

This picture was taken by Adrian, age 4. He did a self-portrait, too:

Cute, huh?

I made something for my WMIL*, who has moved in to a new apartment & wanted a better way to keep the doors open than by stapling the cat to the floor. Ooops. That was my idea. These were hers:

Filled with washed sand, they weigh a ton. Which is, I suppose, the point! I love this fabric, too, which is Amy Butler's Wood Fern Silver, from here.

Oh, and here's the cat:

Is that an evil look or what?


  1. That'd be your Nephew's defacto MIL - right?! Cool! Where's the shop going to be?

    My opinions on the jolly season, don't really bear repeating in polite company ;-) Suffice it to say, I'll be glad when it's all done - although 'Review of the Year 09' all over the place isn't much better!

    Sewing needs to take place - I get grouch(ier)y without it.


  2. Hi AJ! I believe the shop is going to be in the Scilly Isles, the other end of the world for you! (shame!)... and yes, I'm already over it all, I think it's totally over-rated, over-commercialised and nothing more than an excuse to spend obscene amounts of money on crap that will most likely be chucked out within the year. Ooops. Do I sound cynical?

  3. Yes, not as far as me to you, but still the other end of the UK. Mind you, I did have to just go look it up on wikipedia just to be sure where exactly that is :$. And oo-er Mrs, they don't like it if you call them the Scilly Isles. That'd be Isles of Scilly dontyerknow. Scuse us ;-) Cos saying it the other, well that would be just.... silly.

    You, cynical? Nope, can't say that rings true at all. You are about as cynical as - me!


  4. OMG Isle had no idea they weren't scilly. Don't want to cheese them off before I even get a lavender bag in the door!


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