Sunday, October 31, 2010

The things we do for art...

posing for our tee shirt promo shots

I was needing some promotional shots that I could use for the upcoming exhibition I Wear My Heart On My Tee which I curate every two years.  Naturally my band of ragamuffin friends were more than happy to spend a Saturday afternoon getting crazy with wigs and hats, all in the name of art!  A huge thank you to the most excellent Benj for playing photographer, while we just played up!

Cat mask
My scary cat mask!

I think that we grew to love wearing our costumes out that we did get a few odd looks, especially when we went to the bottle shop later on for supplies.

Urban pirate mark
Mark with a drunk parrot

I especially loved Mark's Urban Pirate look, I really think this is something he could pull off everyday!

Fuschia shannon
Shannon aka Fuchsia fuchsia

Naturally Shannon was totally in love with her pink wig.  I think this is a look that we may see more often, especially seeing she found the viking helmet so comfy that she nearly walked out of the store without paying for it!

kitty, pirate and viking!
Keep an eye out for promotion with us looking crazy for tees.  If you want to take part in our always awesome tee-shirt exhibition, click here to download the brief to take part!

 Kitty girl says meow for now! xxx

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My new summer look...

Leopard print pith helmet

Yesterday I found this fantastic leopard print Pith Helmut!  I totally love it! It's light, airy and has a good sun-sensible brim on it.  It's pretty funny as I had been thinking of pith helmuts recently and then I spyed this under the counter at the hat store.  I'm sure the salesman wasn't expecting someone to go "oh my god, is that a leopard print pith helmut? I want it!"

I feel like I can take on any safari experience wearing this baby!  Maybe I need to add some type of mosquito netting just in case for all those creepy crawlies?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I may be obsessed with socks...

Socks for sista

Yes, I maybe obsessed with knitting socks at the moment.  The socks above are the first ever sock that I knitted.  I realized that they were going to be WAY too small for my 'man size' feet so they went to my sista Shannon and fit delightfully well.  Plus they are super cute too.

These babies above are the start of some more 'man size' socks for my husband Mark.  I'm loving this yarn and the way that it knits up into great patterns.  I'm hoping that they fit!  If anyone has any tips for sock patterns and altering them, let me know!  Knit on!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What do your books say about you?

With the Aussie dollar being so strong at the moment, I thought I would take the opportunity to buy some books from Amazon that I have had my eye on for a little while.

I've had my eye on Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin for the gorgeous knitted hat patterns.  It has some lovely almost art deco style accessories which I can't wait to knit.

The Make Mine Vodka book by Susan Waggoner has a whole heap of vodka based cocktails.  I was definitely drawn to this book as they claim to have 250 classic and cutting edge vodka cocktails - my perfect mix!

And Vivienne Westwood!  What can I say?  I've always been a huge fan of Vivienne Westwood's sensibilities and this beautiful book should be super inspiring.

So what do these books say about me?  They definitely cover most of my interests!  Am I a punk rock, vodka drinking knitter?  Well actually I am! He he!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gingerbread animals...

Gingerbread moose
gingerbread moose

I made some delicious gingerbreads over the weekend using the super cute cookie cutters that I recently bought from Ikea.  It has been ages since I've made gingerbread but I have to say that it was a lot of fun, especially making the icing and adding eyes and decorations on the little creatures!  If you would like the recipe for the gingerbread, head over to my food blog here for more information and photos!

Gingerbread hearts for mark and mardi
Hearts for my sweetheart
I also made some hearts with M's on them for my husband Mark and me!  I have had this heart shaped cookie cutter since I was a small child and I remember my dad making me fairy bread and cutting it out with the heart shaped cutter and how special I thought it was.  I'm sure he will be glad that it is still being used today!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rufus Wainwright on Martha Stewart Show

I have a little confession to make, I love watching the Martha Stewart show!  She always has the most interesting guests and guests that you would not expect to be on the show!

This episode was shown yesterday in Australia, though it is a little old but I thought that it was hilarious.  Rufus Wainwright and family getting into the holiday spirit with Martha and coming out with some classic one liners!  Also their 'holiday sweaters' are fantastic!  Enjoy!
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