Thursday, October 28, 2010

I need a wall dedicated to polaroid

Afternoon sunshine....a  pretty dress that was an early Christmas present from my best friend...
vintage cameras...polaroid...Annabel's curls...we had about 4 minutes of this shoot.   
And then Miss Annabel decided she'd had enough.
And ran away. 
And asked me to stop following her. 
I need new subjects. 
Any volunteers?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

my thoughts led me to the Show

Do you ever have random trains of thought?  This is how my thoughts went this morning -
it's a perfect blue sky day...another great day for the clothes line....we can have a picnic lunch again...I hope it's sunny in the weekend...oh, we have the A&P show this weekend...ohhhhhhhhhhhh, carnival rides and a vintage carousal...I wonder if it will be like the carousal at Luna Park...or the Melbourne Show...I loved the show....Oh!  I still have a folder of photos to go through from last years show....

And then instead of doing the jobs I had listed to get through this morning, I have spent the last hour editing photos!  And reminiscing about how great the show was such a brilliant blue day, so sunny that most of these ttv's have sun flare and are washed out...but that's how I remember it, blinding sun, blue sky, and the sound of laughter...and after looking at these photos, I am even more excited about the show this weekend!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Collaboration - The Minolta Messenger

I am so thrilled to be collaborating with Simone, the talented lady behind the brand 'nomuu', and the AMMIKI gallery.

Together we have just launched 'The Minolta Messenger'.  It is groovy.  I know, I have one.  ;)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Under the pale grey blue sky

I don't recall blossoms lasting so long, didn't the trees all used to bloom in about 2 weeks and we'd enjoy colour after so many months of grey and then all the trees would be green and ready for summer? 

It is amazing with all this random weather we have been having - a few days of sun followed by days of cold rain and wind - the blossoms are hanging on fiercely......I see what looks like snow flakes dancing and swirling across the road, and realise they are blossom petals.....I see a tree that blossomed in August full of fresh green leaves...and then right beside it a tree with new pink, purple and white blossoms.....whatever is making these trees bloom so randomly I don't know but I am loving it as it means I am still enjoying so much spring - even with a pale blue grey sky background......

Thursday, October 21, 2010

His Curls

and so my obsession with curls continues.....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Her story

She has a story to tell......

Monday, October 18, 2010

Setting Up Home

 {If we could talk}
So it seems I have disappeared into the 'setting up home' abyss......we have unpacked (mostly), and are now enjoying setting up home....moving furniture around, wandering second hand shops and websites for the perfect items needed to fill the space and make each room more feel just is so much fun!!
{The Telephone}
This telephone, found at a local second hand shop (which I am told will work if we get a new cord) sits in the most adorable little 'telephone box' in the hallway. 
 {Butterfly Stories}
And of course with the blue table and butterflies unpacked...well.....I had to have a little play didn't I......

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Monday

We had the most divine weekend - sugarsoaping walls, polishing brass door handles, washing windows and curtains....all the things you love to do to get a home ready for moving was hard work, my arm aches, but we are grinning.  This week our container of 'stuff' is going to be unpacked, and we get to play the set up house game.  I LOVE the set up house game, watching it all come together to make a house a home.  And to top it all off, the weather has been brilliant....nothing but blue sky and sunshine...

I wish you all a wonderful week in your corner of the world!

Friday, October 1, 2010

the sweetest of sweet spring days

today, on this sweetest of sweet spring days, with the sky so blue, the sun so warm, the breeze so crisp, we become home owners.  Our very first family home.  A beautiful weatherboard, with charming ceilings, wood features throughout, a backyard for the kids....a backyard!  Living in Melbourne we went from renting an apartment in the heart of the city with a balcony with a renting a house in the suburbs with a gravel area out the back that saw no real renting a unit with a courtyard where we could enjoy bbq's and meals outside in the gorgeous Australian sun......but never a real backyard, with grass and space to run and play.  Oh my, you have no idea how excited we all are.  In a few hours....a few HOURS!......what we have been dreaming of for so long, talking about, imagining, is about to happen.  We will pick up the keys, and head over to have fish & chips and wine (champagne!) on the floor of our new home.  home.  home.  And do you know what secretly is my favourite thing about it?  I will have my own studio.  A room, a whole room where I can work, that I can decorate with everything that inspires me.....oh boy, am I dreaming???