Wednesday, 4 November 2009

✴ What's Hot & What's Not...

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Old letterpress stationery and prints. As already mentioned, at the weekend I bought a beautiful print from Bespoke Letterpress Boutique (at Finders Keepers ). It's called 'The Sugar In Your Tea, In My Camomile Dreams' and was printed on an antique 1893 letterpress. I just love the delicacy and subtle embossment of the image on the paper.....So beautiful.

The Sugar In Your Tea, In My Camomile Dreams by Kristal Melson
I also love that most of these machines are antiques. Hooray! Back to the old fashioned way is what I say!

I also stumbled across this gorgeous letterpress clock in Suga Suga on sunday (while still glowing from my Finders haul!) and just had to have it...
Other Letterpress lovelies that are catching my eye and making me go  Ooohhhhh.......!

Flowers on food. So pretty and you can eat them....Love!

Lunch on the Southbank, Brisbane

Cath Kidston 'Sew'. I've resisted buying this book for a while. Not because I don't love Cath Kidston, because I do, alot! I was just wary of turning into a Cath Kidston clone, churning out her work with my wonky stitching- that sort of thing, you know?

But a lack of other interesting books in the bookstore (because I've already bought most of them) and the impending deadline for making christmas gifts made me go for the safe but colourful option.                                                    I have to say her pattern for the Inside Out Tote Bag is inspiring and will be a great thing to make for the home. I also love all the simple patterns; egg cosy's, oven gloves, tote bags, drawstring bags- it certainly isn't rocket science but it is good to have all of those basic patterns already drawn out on paper, saving a lot of time for us busy mummies!                                                      Go Cath!


'The Land of the Lost'. Terrible film, can be filed away under 'Bad Will Ferrell Movies' which seems to be an ever growing list ('Talledega Nights' anyone??).

Too many thoughts...And not enough time! I have so many ideas for things I want to make at the moment and only about half an hour a day in which to get them done! Merde!!!

Poorly People. A baba with snuffles and a mama with a sore throat does not a happy morning make!

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  1. Such good letterpress links! Thanks for playing along again this week. xx

  2. Yes, many poorly people around at the moment, including Le Artiste. Not hot. Hope you are all well soon.

  3. Your Old letterpress print is really sweet.

  4. I know exactly what you mean about lots of ideas and not enough time - I have a theory about that - I think when you have lots of time the ideas evaporate!! LIke when you're a child and its the first day of the summer hols and you can't remember all those things you planned to do! x