Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Weaving Chair!

My new amazing chair.

I have been using the same old drafting chair while I weave for close to 10 years now, well actually it maybe a little longer.  I decided after all the creaks and soreness that I was getting from it that it was time to invest in a new, super ergonomic chair to save my back!

I visited the lovely folk at Bad Backs in Hawthorn to give a few chairs a try.  Who knew that there was such an array of office/work chairs available?!!!  I totally felt like Goldilocks sitting on all these different chairs and saying "no, this one is too soft" and all of that.  The great thing about the Bad Backs folk, is that once I found my 'preferred chair' I could take it to the studio for a few days to try it out in the environment that I will be using to see if it was going to work for me!

You can even sit backwards!

I've gone with an amazing Norwegian Chair, the Hag Capisco.  I won't rave too much about it but it feels super sturdy and also allows me to sit in a variety of ways.  Always a plus in the studio.

I think that I won't know myself in the studio with this chair.  Who knows, it may even speed up my weaving, which is a must with an exhibition deadline looming!!! ARGH!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crane and Deer Paper Cuts!

OMG!!!! These gorgeous, gorgeous papercut treats came in the mail today courtesy of @sanitiser !!! You totally made my day. I'm going to frame the and add to the studio!
My cute parcel contents!

I was super excited to receive a lovely little package in the mail last week from an on-line pal from Hong Kong.  We both adore kitties, delicious food and cute things.  Catherine makes the most amazing papercut works and I am now lucky enough to own a few of them!

I can't wait to frame them and hang them in my studio.  They are so detailed and lovely.  If you are wanting to send a gorgeous papercut card by Catherine to someone special over the Festive Season, then check out her etsy shop!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Getting into the Mexican Spirit...

My 'mexicana"' outfit for #yelpelite event tonight!!

We had an evening to go to as part of the Yelp Elite events and the theme was Mexican Holiday. As I was notified of the theme pretty last minute, I had to rustle up an ensemble! Lucky that I made my Fiesta dress the other week! Teamed with some Frida Kahlo inspired flowers and my gorgeous handmade earrings that I bought in San Jose, I think that my costume turned out a treat!

A close up of my earrings for the Mexican dress evening... I bought these on my first trip to San Jose!

I do feel like Melbourne is going through some crazy Mexican love at the moment, everyone is all about tacos and tequila. Don't get me wrong, I love a good hot sauce but where did this taco love come from? Anyway, there are some interesting foodie and drinky places in Melbourne getting their Mexican love on, so enjoy it while you can!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Oh, Sydney Town...

We headed up to Sydney recently for a few days.  It is amazing how a little mini break from your day to day activities can really recharge the batteries.  Even though we were away for only 2 nights, we certainly fitted heaps in!

So what did we do?  Well...

We we went to the VIP Marimekko Sydney Flagship store launch... so much fun!  So much colour!

#marimekkosydney #marimekko bikes at the launch

Marimekko launch

We ate lots of tasty treats and drank loads of beer!

Big Cat @elgatogrande ,big beer...

We walked over the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Went for a stroll over the Sydney Harbour bridge today.

We enjoyed our hotel's pool and balcony with a view.

Hanging out by the pool while @elgatogrande takes a morning swim... It's WAY too early for me to expose flesh!!

We caught up with our friends Sin and Stef.

Sin and stef

We took a ferry to Manly to visit our lovely friends Brian and Linda.

We chilled out!  Everyone needs a break away every now and again.
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