Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Paper Christmas Wreath

You need 100 leaves cut out of paper, a circle cut out of card, an hour of your time and lots of patience if you want to end up with one of these:

This one was my prototype.  I have now started combining the sheet music leaves with coloured pages for a different effect.

Look out for them at the Fremantle Bazaar in early December.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Little houses in litte boxes

This December I will be back at the Fremantle Bazaar.  As it is a 3 day market I will need a lot of goodies to sell so I have started experimenting with some new ideas.

One of them is little paper houses in boxes like the ones below.



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bread in Common

Gordon Street Garage has a rival - the newly opened Bread in Common on Pakenham Street in Fremantle.

It is along similar lines - a converted warehouse, carefully fashioned to maintain the industrial feel and with its own wood fired bakery overseen by none other than the amazing german baker from Yallingup Wood Fired Bakery.


It's very Melbourne - and the coffee is great.

Monday, September 16, 2013

A New Look for Spring!

With Spring in the air we have been doing some re-decorating.

We wallpapered one of the walls in our hallway and are absolutely in love with the result.

We got the paper from Scandinavian Wallpaper & Decor on Oxford Street in Mt Hawthorn, who have an amazing range of papers and murals which they import directly from Sweden.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Soaking up the Atmosphere

Sometimes it can be interesting just to stop and look around you when you are overseas.

A lady with her basket of sardines in Porto

An elderly gentleman taking stock in the busy centre of Istanbul

The pigeon feeding lady in central Istanbul

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Time for Another Market

Winter markets can be a bit of a challenge.  It's not close to Easter or Christmas and it's often cold and wet, so shoppers have to be tempted by something special.

This time I'm hitting the Made on the Left market with a pop of yellow!

What's not to like about a splash of yellow on a chilly winter's day?

The market is on Sunday 28 July at the State Theatre in the City.  Put it in your diary now.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

If you feel hungry in Istanbul......

Either head to a local street market where they sell wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables,

or head to a patisserie for a hit of sugar in the form of turkish delight or baklava drenched in local honey