Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A circus interlude

I would love to say I am running away with the circus but I am not sure you can do that twice in your life, that's another story and by no means literal. No, the circus reference has more to do with how life feels right now - a tight rope act while juggling and trying to pull rabbits out of hats.

The real story is I am taking a little break from posting here for a month or a little longer - not that I have been terribly consistent of late - to focus on the final push to the end of the year with design assignments piled high and half finished on my desk. I hope to emerge with a big "Ta Da!" at the end but that remains to be seen.

Wish me luck (or do you say break a leg) I hope to catch the bar at the other end as I swing through the air.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Found Friday

My 'vintage books for how they look' obsession continues - sometimes I like the content too - like the graphic scientific depictions of Australian Insects or the swing after swing rhythm of golfers (reminds me of my Dad - although he doesn't need instruction) or the quote inside the History of The World "What is all knowledge but recorded experience and a product of history" (Thomas Carlyle). That is kind of how I feel about the old objects I collect - they have history recorded on them and other peoples experiences too. The child mannequin hand, although sadly missing 1 finger, and the foot I found at reverse garbage, a favourite recycle centre - that was all there was - I'm sure there is a history in that too.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Found Friday

I promised so here I am. I have a lot of finds to show you but I might spread them out and play catch up bit of a time.

My first little family of finds is not for me, well maybe a little.

I couldn't go past this handmade little monster slash Humpty guy - the fabric and colours are just great. He has fast become a hit getting lots of cuddles and will be making it to the highly prized position of in-the-bed I suspect.

The other little guy - the one we need to get to an optometrist - he was a package deal - 2 for $1 at the op-shop - I think they belong together - see how nicely they hang out on the yellow chairs.

The blocks were another bargain - we have loads already and I had visions of these being an outdoor set as they are chunky and robust - so far they haven't left the lounge-room where they get turned into cities and towers most nights - the colours are in harmony and they have a sense of being home made or belonging to a school. When I get a tub for them to keep them dry and safe they may make it outdoors but we will see.

I hope you have a playful and colourful weekend hanging out with your mates too - I hope to share more finds with you over the next few days.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Not quite finding Friday

I know i have missed Found Friday again and I swear it was going to turn into Sourced Sunday but the last few weeks have given me a walloping and i just needed some days off from everything except my boys - with a trip to the Steam Museum Open Day yesterday and today being a nice day for a family mini bushwalk and a trip to the beach it has been just what I needed. I will be back on deck next week I promise as I do have some lovely finds I would like to share with you. I hope your weekend was leisurely and sunny too.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Found Friday

Today's Found Friday is a little different - I didn't think I would get one in again this week bit I needed a break from my assignment backlog craziness so managed to do a little second hand retail therapy. I also decided I needed a little break this afternoon to capture them but someone in our house had other ideas. As a result I have clipped this weeks images into a little slideshow I like to call Look What Mummy Found Friday - I hope you enjoy my un-cropped, un-reworked, interrupted images as much as I enjoy sharing with you a glimpse of my afternoon.

Oh the finds? There is a needle point, OK there are 2. I just can't stop. There is also a new addition to my milk glass collection and some tassels and sequins of course.