Friday, February 17, 2012

stitching up a treat

Sometimes, you just need to craft something simple.  Sometime ago, I had brought felt donut and cupcake magnet kits from Daiso, the Japanese two-dollar shop.  Now my love of Daiso and its craft kits has been well documented, but has not stepped into kawaii territory- until now.

These two kits are ridiculously simple, quick and cute- talk about instant craft gratification!  My favourite has to be the chocolate-iced donut- simply because it is so donut-y.  And they look fab on the fridge! Cupcake cross stitch via Stitch'd Ink (also instant craft-gratification..!)
Hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

St. Kilda Festival

Today I went to the St. Kilda Festival.  Along with the rain and many hippy types. St. Kilda is the seasie suburb of Melbourne- I hadn't seen the sea since sometime in January,  so I was a little excited about that.  There was live bands, nausea inducing amusement park rides, trashy market stalls and food stalls (the best bit).  Look at how dark those clouds are!  It only got worse, believe me.  I was kind of relieved to get home, make a cup of chai (with honey and golden syrup in it..). I've got a little project on the go which I am happy to continue with, and hope to complete tonight.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

thread mess

I've found some new threads to work with.  A local art and craft store was clearing their DMC threads for 50c a skein.  Cheap!  Still no sign of the elusive fluro yellow thread though..! It is so hard to know what colours I have and haven't got, so I just grabbed a selection of blues that I thought would help with embroidering the sky on GG's embroidery.  I also got questioned by the shop assistant as to whether I was doing embroidery "like, from a chart or do you make it up?".  Obviously she was not accustomed to seeing embroidery outside of a kit...?  Anyway it was kind of funny.  I haven't really had the space to embroider much since returning to Melbourne, perhaps I overdid it a little over Christmas!  I might start a fresh motif on GG's Embroidery and see where that leads me...

Have a happy weekend!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

the country

Today I visited 'the country'.  I took a train out to Castlemaine, which is about an hour and a half west of Melbourne, and is where my sister lives.  Castlemaine is a pretty little town from the goldrush days, which now attracts arty/hippy types and has an abundance of cafes.  And since it was Sunday there was also art markets and farmer's markets.  It was nice to get out of the city, but unfortunately it was a rainy-ish day, so we couldn't get out as much as I had hoped- it looked like a great place to walk about snapping photos like my tourist self likes to do.  How was your weekend?  Did you get away to somewhere interesting?