Thursday, November 11, 2010

a change in the air...

The rain is coming in as I write this... the tension in the air pressure right now is Divine. I love a good change. Even a bad one is ok.

I am transitioning my shop from etsy to Artfire. Its a big change for me, but its going well and I already feel quite at home there. Artfire is a delightful site to work with. I hope you will come visit me and give me some feedback :)

Life is very full at the moment, lots of performing and dance lessons and chasing after Wren, who has learned to run. If you are around, you can catch us this weekend at the Adelaide Vegan Festival.

So, hopefully all of this means more things to share with you and maybe even some more productive internet time, if we're lucky.

love love.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ferret Fridays

For some time now my partner-in-crime Morgan and one of his oldest friends , Simon aka Ferret, have been getting together every Friday for coffee. A few years ago it became having tea together too. And about a year or so ago Ferret started cooking. Turns out, he's very good at it.

So far, he has made us Sushi, Lamb Rogan Josh, Turkey and Corn soup, Rosemary Barrimundi and a few other strange things he has found the recipes for on the net and just thought he would try.

And now, its still Ferret Friday, but we make it more of an open house, with people bringing something to add to a shared meal, sometimes we even have everyone cooking in our kitchen! It works great for us, as we love to socialise but have found it much harder to leave the house as often as we used to now Wren is up and moving, and we love food too. And shared meals are such a great way to learn about other people.

What is your favourite dish for sharing with others?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nullarbor Trees

One of the most interesting things about the Nullarbor is the the trees. Yes, trees. There are lots of them. Sure, they aren't very tall, but they are still trees.

And so, people have felt the need to decorate them, make them stand out and look a bit better if they're dead. We saw so many trees covered in the strangest things; bottles, bra's, shoes, clothing of all kinds, cups, you name it, it was there.

Well, we couldn't miss our chance to add to it. We just happened to be carrying some large, colourful plastic hearts with us. They were intended for another project, but this seemed too perfect. On our way home as we stopped for lunch we decorated this tree.

You may also notice that Morgan is holding more than just our baby. It's his Dad's Bugle. He can almost play it now, but lets just say that it was a good thing there was no one else around to annoy while he was learning.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

i have returned :)

windmill obsession :)
working on our painting that was a wedding gift
on the bight
wave rock

Have you missed me? Seems that even though our trip to WA ended nearly a month ago I haven't really got back up to speed with everything.

So this is just a quick post to share a few stories and a few photo's and hopefully I will back at things again soon.
lunch break

the service at Norseman was exceptional!
Most of all we were amazed by the lush-ness of the Nullabor plain. The variety and abundance of plant life (and the height, there were trees!) was beautiful. I look forward to doing this drive again some time and taking the time to enjoy it more.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Lately, I have been dancing. After 8 years, I have finally started taking lessons in tribal belly dance. I can't tell you how good it feels! I have also been amazed by how little I really use my body in everyday life. Just the challenge of moving my knees to move my hips without moving my shoulders has required a lot of focus and energy. I'm all inspired...

So, just for something different I wanted to share this video I found just the other day. Looking forward to seeing more male dancers, and getting to tribe fest one day...

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I'm having fun helping my sister with her wedding plans. Those of you who know me know I'm not into the wedding thing much, so it has been interesting for me to get to see this side of our culture. I guess it's a good thing that I'm not the 'odd one out' on this issue in my family. All the women in my family are quite practical and would prefer to do most things ourselves, especially when it comes to such a special event.

So, even though my sisters, my Mum and I all spent a Saturday going around to the bridal shops so Tiff could try on dresses (which was an experience in itself!) my youngest sister Gabi will be making the dress, Mum and I are already coming up with ideas for the jewellery, invites, and other stunning accessories.

I decided to make a treasury of etsy finds to show off a few things to inspire...
... and I intend to make a few more to share with Tiff. As we live several hours apart this seems like such a great way to bounce ideas back and forth.

And it seems that The Crafty DiY Bride blog likes the idea too. Go check out the blog for more wedding ideas.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

wednesday wish list

its all about hats today...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Market fun and the Gumeracha Medieval Fair

Its an interesting life. Being performers means that we don't have weekends to rest, that's what monday is for! Last Sunday we joined Dylan and Kira at the Stirling Market to play as Floot Moot, and had the great surprise of the Cinnabar Red girls arriving to dance. We got to play for them for a while, which was great fun.

But by far the best experience I have had as a performer has been this weekend. Morgan and I were playing for Saffron Tribe at the Medieval Fair at Gumeracha and it was just one of the most beautiful festivals. I think part of what makes it so special is the amount of participation. I don't think I have ever seen so many people looking so comfortable in costume! It was so wonderful to be a part of it all.

Wren was completely overwhelmed. He loved it very much, watching the Knights fighting, the artisans village, the delicious pop corn!!! But most of all he was in love with Indian musicians we were hanging out with in the Middle Eastern tent. He woke up in the pram to them playing on the Sunday and was just transfixed. They were just beautiful to listen to, I felt very blessed to get to hear their magic all weekend. I think the Saffron girls did too, as they started the Sunday afternoon set with lots of floor work to their fantastic sounds.

We also had Dylan and Kira join us on the Sunday and so we played as Floot Moot. Also with us in the Middle Eastern area were some folk pumping out amazingly good food and tea and Vanessa of Velvet Henna who gave me a tattoo that I must share photo's of. (Remind me!!!) The whole weekend was such a lovely experience, and I hope we get to do it all again next year and give more to this amazing event.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Drums and Sockdreams

So as some of you may know, I have been waiting patiently (or not so) for a an order of beautiful socks and stockings from Sockdreams in the US to come through. They have and they are just beautiful and even better than I had hoped. But surprisingly, they made it here the same day as the new drum Morgan had ordered so both of us were just a little bit excited.

Wednesday wish list

The Love me 2 times Short Skirt/Dress by gaiaconceptions

 lace by ElizabethZusev

Victorian Dream Silk Long Line Corset by binkaminka

Swinging bed by timlaursen

 Just a quick wish list for this lazy Autumn day (it has been so lovely!). There will be another post today as we got 2 lovely packages in the mail yesterday :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday wish list

Handmade ceramic doumbek by EarthToneDoumbeks

Woodland Pine Necklace by decoratethediva

Bamboo Jersey Scarf Soft Chartreuse by rainbowrevolution

Rustic Gold - Handforged Brass and Sterling Silver Necklace by Epheriell

tea dresses for Kelli's wedding by sohomode

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

flutes and full moon

Our band, Floot Moot, played at the Willunga Waldorf School Autumn Fair on Saturday, and in the rain at the Stirling Market on Sunday. We have began our journey and I couldn't be happier. If you facebook, you can follow us here. And if you don't then here would be a better idea.

Enjoy the full moon tonight...

Monday, March 8, 2010

tribal firbes... this friday!

Only a few days to go now! Please forgive me if I don't post this week as I will be frantic making jewellery. But I will try to get a few photo's up of my latest work, just to give you a taste of what's in store.
So come join us for our opening on Friday from 7pm and for our big performance on Sunday at 7:30pm. Tickets are selling fast! Oh, and don't forget we will be running workshops all weekend :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

creativity blooms

I have been doing a bit of a clean out and have discovered some things long forgotten. Its always interesting to get a bit of a look at who you used to be, like meeting an old friend and realising how differently you both remember events of your shared past.

One of them was list of goals I wrote at about 20. It had aims for the next year, for when I am 30 and for later on.

I'm happy to say that I have actually met a lot of those goals. I there are just a few left and only one of them is something I still wish to achieve in the same timeline I set myself. There are also more than a few I am happy to let slide, as I have changed so much and they are no longer things things I want or need. It feels good.

I also found a few drawings from that time that I wanted to share with you and a few new ones that I have been working on as backgrounds for photo's of my jewellery.

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

wishful warmth

I'm thinking about the cold, now that it's Autumn. Not that it feels anything near chilly yet, but here it is, my sock dreams, mood beads, wooly Wednesday wish list.