things that bring me joy – Be Free

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I have loved the work of Be Free for a while now – this was one of my first exposures to her work that I loved – here.

So I was SO excited when, this morning, early-ish, I popped onto facebook and discovered that she and Akemi Ito, were installing super fabulous free zine package boxes around my locale. I immediately popped on my trackie daks and ran out the door. Continue reading

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Finders Keepers – my picks

For all those Melbourne crafty types out there I’m sure you will be popping along to Finders Keepers market this weekend. I’ve just been, it was great, a visual feast of goodness.

These are my top picks:

Cat Rabbit – Brilliant felt creatures that are so character-full I just want them all
Jack of Diamonds – Beautiful machine knitted garments using gorgeous yarns
Abby Seymour – Super illustrations and porcelain finery
Emily Green – Colourtastic wonderland of neck pieces and fabric prints
Victoria Mason – Love the foxy necklace and all the other jewellery delights
Bonsai Kitten – Really comfy big knickers and the like with a vintage feel

So many people with so much talent and so much good stuff. Go! Enjoy! It opens at 10am on Saturday, go early to avoid the hordes.

Feeling Big in the Heart

me at BHB photo courtesy pip lincolne

me at Big Hearted Business conference. Photo courtesy Pip Lincolne

Another conference this weekend, this time its the Big Hearted Business conference in Melbourne and I’m LOVING it, so many great speakers and super people attending. I get to make pom poms today with the lovely Pip Lincolne from Meet Me At Mike’s . So much fun. I see some new business plans being sown (or should I say sewn!) and I feel VERY excited about this. Will share soon. Stay tuned!

oh for eau – bottle beauty

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Look at this super cute water bottle. Gorgeous. And good for you.

Now, as a Naturopath I do try and sell the virtues of drinking water to my patients. Water is good, but not everyone finds it very easy to increase their consumption. Some tricks I suggest are Continue reading

Look what I got

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I wanted to just share this moment of gorgeousness with you.

This week I received this beautiful card from the fabulous Brunswick Brown Owls group, it was made by Stacy, it’s so special and it made my heart sing to receive it.

Look what craft does, it spreads joy so it does – brilliant.

I am a nuff

In just one day, the very same day, yesterday in fact, I discovered, through the online tweety community, two books that have hastily made their way on to my ‘Books – Must Buy’ list. Thanks to Pip Lincolne and Sarah Wilson respectively, for introducing me to The Happiness Project and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Words about / around these books resonate with me – here are a couple of reasons why Continue reading

handmade soulful-ness

this is a beautiful blog which i read this morning – it is titled ‘being me’. i feel it needs to be shared, because i think it is very lovely and very human.

These are some of the good words: “I really feel the need to connect my mind, body and soul in a way I have never put much thought in to before. I’m not quite sure how or what path I’m going to take but I know I need change to feel happier and healthier. My being is screaming out for it. Continue reading

markets and go-go

I went to The North Melbourne Market at the weekend, it had craft and vintage, new things and old things and interesting things. I could have bought lots, but I was being thrifty. So I bought two hair clips and this, which must be the cutest puzzle ever Continue reading

more be free and spill ’em

I found another! isnt it gorgeous. Northcote High Street, on the wall by the Uniting Church.

Be free, be open and hop on a swing whenever you pass a playground and retrace some of the delights of kid-dom.

sue

ps. does anyone know who the artist is?