Friday, 20 August 2010


my brother in law is one of those guys who likes to email beautiful, odd and silly photographs, or a link to a birthday invite to an exclusive destination and you can't clink on the 'yes' will attend button. ha ha phil, very funny. well today's email was about pencil carving. It took me by surprise. Worn, chewed pencils turned delightful. ah to be human, fingers covered in black, hours spent. xx

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

market to market

it's been forever since we last set up a trestle, this weekend poppies will have a stall at Christchurch Hawthorn, Denham Street Hawthorn. The market is a fundraiser for heal africa and along with the stand fee we will be donating 25% of all sales. There is a polling booth next door, so why not vote and wander over and say hello to Sara's sister Raechel. Everything will be at market prices, and hopefully you can buy homemade pickles and jams too. xxx

Monday, 16 August 2010

if poppies were a classroom

trade shows are always delightful. bright colourful things all around. sweet friends, long cups of tea and conversations about small, perfect moments. as always our dear friend rachel worked her styling magic and turned our 3 by 3 into a little poppies school room. in it we placed all our new things, including our christmas offerings. Another dear friend, artist Emma Morgan has designed a pigeon card series, sun shower invitation and a bashful donkey and lamb for christmas. heavenly. She will be popping prints of her work up in her etsy store soon. I'm bursting to get a print of the sun shower for lucas' room.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

swallowed up

I did find just the right spot on the photo, as my creativity has been bursting out of me these last weeks.
there is a bird madly flapping about outside my window, very busy. I feel like we could be friends.
we are getting ready for our next show. my dear uncle left two boxes of christmas decorations I grew up with at my door- I have grand plans of putting them with our christmas things on the stand. the jolly round santa is even greater than i remembered. my little room is filling with smells of the past. makes happiness jump out.
i will be back with photos of santa and our school themed stand late next week.