Wednesday, September 30, 2009

life changes...

My world has changed quite a lot in the last few weeks. I knew it would be different, but I didn't understand how different. On my lap right now, fast asleep in a rainbow striped sling is my 17-day old son, Wren. He came into the world at dawn on a Sunday morning, into a birthing pool and the arms of his father. His 10 year old sister took photo's and wrote down the the time of his birth (6:07am) and his weight (4350 grams, 9 1/2 pounds).

So much has happened since then. He has attended his first Stirling Market, his first wedding and we are about to attend our first festival together - Common Ground. I have no doubt that it will be challenging but fun, and can't wait to share all the love!

On another note, here is a most fab performance from Tribe Fest that I found through a friend on facebook. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday wishlist

This has been a long time coming...

... looking forward to spring and special treats for me :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New creativity and life...

As you may have guessed, I've been busy and not attending to this blog. Very slack really. I could use the fact that I am about to have a baby as an excuse but really I have been putting this blog on the bottom of the to-do list for too long.
To make up for it I want to share with you all what has been on my mind instead and a wonderful blog I have been reading... instead of writing my own.

In just a few short days I will be having a baby, at home, with the assistance of an incredibly experienced independent midwife. Strangely enough, it seems that it will soon be a luxury for Australian women to do this because it could well be illegal. I won't go into all the details, partly because I'm still getting my head around it all but mostly because others have and have written much on the topic and taken up the fight.

Here are just a few of the things I have been reading.
A few articles that explain some of the changes coming, from the Herald Sun, The Chronicle, and a recent protest.

Homebirth Australia , the rally in Canberra - 7th of September 11:30am, Homebirth: A midwife mutiny, Joyous Birth and Homebirth SA.

For me, I feel that homebirth is the best option. I have done a lot of research, much of it before even being ready to get pregnant. I feel blessed to have the assistance of my midwife. Her experience and knowledge and support have helped me to feel ready for the challenges of pregnacy, birth and parenthood. She has also encouraged me to fully investigate my options, to look for more than one answer, to consider all the aspects of birth. It has been a wonderfully eye-opening experience.
I am also fully aware of the fact that birth can get complicated, even low-risk births. Sometimes a hospital IS the best place to be and caesareans DO save lives. I hope that by choosing to birth at home where I feel safe and comfortable I can avoid the complications that can occur in birth and create the need for a caesarean, the major trigger being stress.

Here's to the start of spring, new life, new moon and great change.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not really Wednesday Wishlist

This was going to be a very simple post on a pottery theme. But I know of too many talented potters. So here are just a few of the beautiful works to be found on etsy... if you like my taste check out my favourites on etsy for a whole heap more!

Friday, June 12, 2009

mmm... cookies

Just a quick post, I have been too busy with life to be here much. I'm actually enjoying sitting at the computer on a Friday night eating biscuits. And the only thing that I can think of to stop me eating them all in one go would be to keep some in a beautiful cookie jar like this one by khphillips. Keith, your work is just too stunning for words:)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

wednesday wish list

As some of you may know, I will be having a baby in 3 short months. And even though I'm fairly sure there is little the baby will need that I don't already have I wanted to share a few pretties that I have found. First up are these lovely wall decals from lovemaestore.

flyingstartoys made these funky little mushrooms...

... I loved paper dolls when I was little. I would have really enjoyed printing out and playing with Little Mo...

... Paloma the horse, by NeverEver...

... and lastly boboshi's soft little booties.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday wish-list... 1 day late

A divine bow from HopelesslyDevoted...

This house... as seen in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

And this lovely scarf by rainbowrevolution

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday wish-list

This has been a bandwagon I have been wanting to jump on for the last 2 months... but have been distracted by life, the universe and everything in a most wonderful way :)
Here we go...

I have a great love of beautiful bags...

I went to see a burlesque show for my birthday... Peaches 'n' Gin... very fabulous!

And lastly this stunning necklace, Gathering Storm by realisationcreations. The blues never make me sad!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

a market, a festival, a life

Wow, everything moves really fast. I didn't realise how busy I had been with the fringe until I noticed how little beading I had done, or how messing the house was! But all is good, the fringe has been a wonderful success for everyone I know who has been involved.
So, as life keeps on moving on, so do I. I will be joining my good friend Hellena Post with a stall and the Willunga Waldorf School Autumn Fair on Saturday the 4th of April, 10-4. Please come by and say 'hi' if you're in the area, it should be a lovely day!
And I will be joining my partner-in-crime in Canberra for the National Folk Festival. He will be drumming for the members of Saffron Tribal Belly Dance and it promises to be quite an event. I am hoping to make myself useful, helping with costumes and the 'rocking of turbans'. They are definitely not as easy as the look!
And I hope to post some photo's of my newest beading work in a few days. Bug me if I don't, ok?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Busy, busy... busy,busy!

It has been a long time between posts but this post should make up for it! On Saturday a few friends and I hosted a fashion parade, with more than a few differences called Tribal Fibres: a percussive catwalk. The models were tribal belly dancers from the South Australian tribal belly dance community. The Clothing was work by Hellena Post - hand dyed, spun and crocheted creations,
and work by the Lizard Queen - one of a kind clothing and wings made from second hand and recycled fabric and clothing,and my jewellery. And we had live musicians consisting of Grasshopper with Dylan and Kira playing flutes and Rowan on Saxophone. We had a splendid night with lots of sales, a packed house, lovely food and so much fun! Thank you everyone who contributed to making this night special.

You can find many more photo's of the event at the Tribal Fibres facebook page.

And tonight I will be having a stall at the Free Fringe Family Frivolities event at the Hahndorf Academy, from 6:30 till 9 pm. I hope to see you there as it will be quite an event - stalls, food, music!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Victorian bushfire fire appeal

Do you know what I love most about humans? It's our ability to band together in crisis. Even when we have very little we help those around us in great need.
After much discussion amongst the etsy DUST team one of the members, feliciafairy, set up a shop where any etsy seller can donate an item with all profits going to the Red Cross.
They have already raised over $700.
Amazing work, check out the OzBushfireAppeal today.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Grasshopper news!

Somehow, I haven't melted. After a week of 40 degree weather I am finally feeling like its summer. That may sound strange, but this is the way it works in South Australia, we are supposed to melt in a record-breaking heatwave. That said, the 47 degrees on Wednesday was too much. And that was the day the Grasshopper boys got together for their promo photos. As you can see, their photographer Sienna Dean did an amazing job. Its going to be a busy couple of months for Grasshopper as the festival season starts here in South Australia. You will be able to see them every weekend of the Fringe at various venues, check out their facebook or myspace pages for their upcoming gigs and busking updates! They love to hit the street and stir up the night life with their crazy rhythms and outrageous energy!