Hand dyed creations. Hand made wooden toys. Rainbow art. Street art.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Crazy colourful cute!!!!

Yoko D'Holbachie is a Japanese painter, born in Yokohama and working in Tokyo. Her art is a perfect mix of western pop surrealism and “traditional” kawaii characters, in a psychedelic palette of colors.
In her creatures you can feel the inspiration coming from one of her favourite artists: Jim Woodring, from a japanese point of view.

Wow.............. Koralie & Supakitch

One of my all time favourite favourite artists.............. wow, this clip i had trouble uploading but it's a peice she is creating with her partner who is called supakitch............ am soooooooooooo inspired by her work!!


Zombie girls & sugar skulls

Here are some more new and old peices i've done, i just use pencil on paper, bit old school when it somes to these things but i find it very relaxing at night while my babies are tucked in bed dreaming! More to come................

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fun online retail therapy! I LOVE BOOKS!

The Crafty Kid shows just how easy it is to make irresistible items both for and with children, from recycled or inexpensive materials. Written especially for those who want to hand-make their own beautiful gifts, and to help steep children in the creative life from an early age onwards, The Crafty Kid is full of fun, simple ideas for rainy day entertainment and passes on the sensible adage: make do and mend.


The group known as Everfresh—artists Sync, Phibs, Reka, Rone, Wonderlust, Prizm, Meggs, Makatron and The Tooth—create works which fuse intense colour, intricate line work, iconic characters and visual narratives, using the most diverse street art and graffiti techniques. The Everfresh crew are the key players that continue to shape Melbourne’s dynamic and prolific 
street-art scene.

Everfresh Studio is an explosive hub of creation and activity, inconspicuously located in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Collingwood. Behind an unmarked factory door, Everfresh artists conceive, develop and collaborate to produce their now internationally renowned work for the streets, as well as fine art for exhibition in galleries and to furnish the art market’s growing appetite for street art

Street art, paste ups and lots of colourful dots!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE street art of any kind........... love seeing colourful graff on trains, not so keen on those lil ugly tags but big bold peices of random art, things glued to the street, walls, little alley ways with awesome art that maybe there one week, gone the next, so i like to snap a piccie while it's still there! These are from St Peters/Enmore in Sydney.

More crafty fun with little Miss Scarlette.

We had a day alone to make craft, watch movies, eat popcorn,get some new winter clothes, just a mummy daughter day, ........... we painted some funky wooden letter to make her own room sparkly.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Apple picking.

Finally we went apple picking this year for our first time, it was a lovely stop off on our way to the Ironfest at Lithgow, we stopped off at Bilpin and met farmer Bill, and we could walk through the orchard and pick our own, eat what you want and they aren't sprayed with any nasty chemicals. fun for the whole family. We made a yummi apple crumble, and will make some fresh baby food for Sylus.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We'll be back Berry!

We were lucky to have a lil weekend get away to our friends beautiful beach house with the kids and was so loving the town of Berry down the south coast, fell in love with a kids toys shop and had to buy one of these balls for Sylus, you know how much i love handmade!! and............. did a copy and paste on where this ball comes from.

Barefoot artisans are dedicated weavers and needlewomen who, without time and constraints of mass production, are able to produce premium quality workmanship in a truly sustainable way. Barefoot opposes exploitive practices. Each artisan earns a living wage enabling them to support their families with self-respect and dignity. The products are in demand for their utility and appearance. Creative designers are encouraged to be innovative and stretch their creative intelligence.

Soft Toys Barbara Sansoni’s handmade toys are lovingly created to the highest quality workmanship. They are visually stimulating for children because of their bright colours and tactile because of their creative use of fabric textures. The toys are made from 100 per cent cotton filled with kapok.

My little crafty girl!

Scarlette Rose has taken a big interest to craft, so i've encouraged all sorts of things to play with and see how she creates her own peices of artwork, i was a total indoor crafty kid who hated sports but wasn't sure how much a child can follow in their parents footsteps and know she could also play outside all day long........... who knows what the future may bring for my lil girl ........................

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day 2011.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! hope everyone had a wonderful day with loved ones!
My sister and i took a lil afternoon trip to a quilting show at swanes nursery Dural with our mum, ofcourse a stop off at the cafe for a cuppa & scones! X.x.
Scarlette made me this cute little flower pot at daycare and love how crafty she has become! X.x

Saturday, May 7, 2011

101 ways to praise a child. X.x

I found a copy of this verse at the local baby community clinic and love it and wanted to put it up in the house to read all the time, and i thouhgt this rainbow coloured version was much brighter! enjoy! X.x

Monday, May 2, 2011

Let's never let go of our friendship - Betsy Gurganus.

This is for 2 really amazing women i constantly think about and always have in my heart but as busy ladies, wish i could see more of but want you to both know how much i adore you Fee & Storm Fish. MWAH! Love you both to the moon & back!! X.x

I don't ever want us to let go

of each other.

Maybe our paths will go

in separate directions,

but that won't change the bond

we share and what's in our hearts.

No matter where I am

or what I am doing,

when you come to mind

a smile comes to my face

and a warmth settles in my heart.

Tha day you and I met

will always be cherished.

we've grown together,

done a lot together,

and no matter what,

we will let each other know

that we do like and care

about each other.

You are more than

just a friend to me.

I often struggle to say how I feel,

but I hope we never let go

of what we share,

because whether it's across the miles

or just a short distance,

you are and will always be

a part of my life and me