Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Finders Keepers and Simply Phoebe

Despite having lots of projects to finish before I leave on holidays, I took myself off to the Finders' Keeper 
held in the old museum building at Bowen Hills.  I remember fondly taking Liam and Shannon to the old museum on the day it closed..so different to the new museum in South Brisbane.  But it is great to see this beautiful building put to good use as the home of the Queensland Youth Orchestra, amongst other things.

But Saturday and Sunday saw it turned into an extraordinary craft market.  Shannon's friend Phoebe from Simply Phoebe was there with her fabric necklaces.  

Needless to say, I couldn't resist buying a piece for someone special who I knows just loves Phoebe's work.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Rainy Days

A friend asked me if I would make a birthday present for a little girl.  Naturally Phil and Jack was happy to oblige.  I had in my ever expanding stash, the complete range of Rainy Days and Mondays in the cream/lemon/pink tones with the contrasting red dots. So I set about putting together this little skirt. 

This I decided to make the little brooch which can be worn on a Tshirt which to coordinate the complete outfit.  The stash is not reducing, though, as it is just too easy to continue to buy fabric..there is just so much out there to choose from.  Can't wait to get started on my next project..will certainly post photos as I am buying a new camera tomorrow.   Up until now I have been relying on a work colleague to help out with the photos. After much deliberation and research, I have decided to buy a Canon G12 as I really want a camera with a viewfinder and that limits the choices. Let's hope it lives up to expectations.

Shannon on a London Bike

I love this photo of Shannon just about to take a London bike for a spin.  She tells me her husband Nick uses a bike everyday to get from the tube to his work.  I must admit it all seems a bit scarey to me to cycle around London streets competing with those big buses..and with no helmets.  I guess bikes are more acceptable as a legitimate mode of transport in Europe and I am sure Shannon will want to take advantage of a similar bike scheme on a forthcoming trip to Paris.  I am pretty sure I won't be joining her.  Thanks for the photo, Shan.