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February 23, 2010

I managed to break my only watering can well, not just break but actually shatter parts of it   Jagged Portal by Sea Moon And then I unpacked the sink to wash the dishes and found I’d made my favourite antique kitchen implement rusty   Rusty Wire Net Abstract by Kasia_aus   I’m a terrible …

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Small musings

August 19, 2009

I’m in a strange situation. I’m stupidly overworked at uni, so I’m not spending all day crafting like I have in the past. And when I’m not doing uni work, I’m working on craft for the play, which I can’t show you because then it’ll spoil the surprise. So bloggically it looks like I’m not …

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Things to eat, things to see, things to marvel at

August 18, 2009

A Book About Death is an exhibition about to be held in New York of artist postcards, of which I’m a part. They’ve just put up a wall of images for those who wish to view it a different way than their blog. Check it out! Otherwise, my image can be found on their blog …

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New art

July 20, 2009

So it’s finally finished. A while back I was commissioned to make two artworks on the theme of HEART. Due to a huge bundle of red tape, I’m still awaiting payment for one of them. Payment is often a difficult thing. People don’t seem to understand that art takes time and materials, and these things …

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The kindness of strangers

June 18, 2009

A few months ago I was running one of the the Knitting Club workshops and one of the ladies came over and showed me a book of toys and dolls (see right) I had a look through it and found one of the tiny toys my grandmother had knitted us when we were young (the …

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holidays are so nice

May 26, 2009

So we went on holiday. A 3 day whirlwind tour of the antique stores and wineries of Tasmania. Weirdly enough, with lots of craft. First antique store we stopped in, I found this:I’ve never seen an old crochet hook. Loads of old needles, and loads of those hook-y things for latch rugs, but never an …

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Where The Wild Things Are

March 26, 2009

This movie was filmed in Melbourne, a couple of years ago now, and I was lucky enough to work on it. I learnt a lot about monsters, puppets, foam and contact adhesive, knowledge I still use today. In fact I’m currently building 3 dragon puppets, or indeed, 1 dragon puppet in 3 different sizes and …

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busy knittin’ up a storm

March 10, 2009

I know people flock to Ravelry, and I have considered it, but my understanding is that you log in and list all your wool and all the patterns you want to knit. My problem is that I don’t work that way. I have 6 clear plastic tubs of wool and yarn organised according to colour, …

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Monday. Where the confusion wins out but at least I was visited by craft

March 2, 2009

When I am stressed, I am absent minded and get confused more easily. This fact explains today. This morning I went to the Neighbourhood House where the knitting workshops were held last year. I was there to meet the two women who organise such events. After 20 minutesseveral chats to some of the residents and …

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Is there nothing knitters can’t do? Part 2

January 12, 2009

So I firstly stumbled across this image when I was searching for mummies. As in the monsters. As in The Curse Of… and other such classic movies, let alone Brendan Fraser in between his Encino Man and Scrubs period. So no, I have no idea how this one came up, but I’m glad it did. …

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