May 25, 2011

My attempt at sewing

I won't deny it, I'm terrible at sewing. I failed sewing in high school and years later I'm still no better. When I have kids I'm sure the poor things will be sent to school with crooked buttons and shoddy hemlines. But we have 2 old chairs that have been sitting in our apartment in desperate need of restoration and getting them done professionally can add up. So, this is my attempt at restoring a chair. There is no 'how to' or detail closeups as they are filled with imperfections, but I think I will feel more comfortable relaxing in them now than before. That's if they don't fall apart.

May 24, 2011

Numero 74

This cute online store was sent to me by a friend - Numero 74 sell furniture and vintage items as well as handmade blankets and pillows for kids. Not only are the pieces very cool but I love the colours and styling of their product photographs.

May 23, 2011

Morning fog over Brisbane

May 18, 2011

Morning, noon & night

As mentioned the weather here is starting to cool down which means the winter clothes are slowly making their way into the wardrobe and the craving for warm cooked meals grows stronger. It also means getting up before 6am to do exercise is proving to be quite difficult. Thank goodness for the winter layers! Hopefully the above satisfies those cool weather cravings.

May 16, 2011

A mid year holiday

I'm very excited to say that in June I will jumping on a plane and heading to Montréal with a stopover in San Francisco. Two places I have been eager to visit for a while now. I think I will be like a kid in a candy store with my camera and no doubt I will bore you with photos on my return! I would love to hear of any recommendations of what to see/visit while I'm there. Boutique shops, restaurants/cafes, bakeries, antique stores, pretty must see areas or anything like that.

On my google mission for finding photos of Montréal I came across photographer Benoit Paillé, a photographer based in Montréal, and really love the soft colours and feel of the above photos.

May 15, 2011

Autumn has arrived

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. It was blue skies and crisp cool air here in Brisbane and Autumn finally feels like it has arrived. We enjoyed the afternoon sitting on the riverbank eating cheese and crackers and sipping a glass of wine with friends and our little Dexter. A nice way to end a weekend.

The above are a few photos I really like from liebigpartie.

May 11, 2011

Succulent terrarium

I love the look of terrariums and while flipping through Real Living Magazine some time ago I came across this DIY project on how to make a succulent terrarium. So I collected my bits and pieces and today put it all together. The above is the result. They are really easy to do and can look quite effective. If you click on the middle pic it enlarges so you can read the step by step instructions.

May 10, 2011

Photo inspiration

I have been sitting here for about an hour scrolling through the image archives on Revolvver. These are some of the black and white photographs that I like.

May 8, 2011

My heart wanders book launch

Today our little town of Brisbane was graced with the very talented Pia Jane Bijkerk for the launch of her latest book 'My heart wanders'. The event was held at St Francis Theological College and what a perfect location it was. The setting was stunning with old stone buildings surrounded by soft green lawn, the sun was shining and we all enjoyed little cakes and sweets served on vintage crockery. Pia is such an inspiration to so many with her successful blog and beautifully photographed books. I'm looking forward to flipping through the pages and reading of her journey and self discovery.