Sunday, July 26, 2009


I've just been browsing the latest designer list for the upcoming Handmade Market in September. Some new and some familiar. This led me to the Prim and Pretty blog and a great picture of her felt flowers (top) - that's mine in the middle on the right! This made me think of my other purchase from the MissChief Maker High Tea Event, which was a pair of Tubeway Armies Arm Warmers. These are upcycled from old sweaters and while mine are not nearly as colourful as the ones pictured they do have the dots and buttons. You can find them at the gayeabandon Etsy store.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Taste of France

July is the month that has almost all of the Heasman family glued to the Tour de France - or the last 10km of each stage at least. With Bastille Day over for another year I started to think of all things French. These are from one of my favourite online stores - French Bazaar. A place in Australia for quirky French homewares. I especially like the la vie est verte shopping trolley and think I would definitely stand out at the Saturday morning farmers market with that one. The bottom picture is of paper placemats - which could be very useful in our house.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fun in the Snow

The family has just returned from taking the boys for a play in the snow. We chose Mt Selwyn snowfields - a lot more family orientated with a great toboggan park. The boys had a lovely time and we wished we could have gone skiing but have chalked that up to next time. Having spent more time on snowfields in other areas of the world, the Australian countryside in snow is just beautiful. I especially loved the snow covered scibbly gum trees. It certainly helped that we had a beautiful clear day.