Monday, January 26, 2009

... on more lovely things in the post.

Last week, this beautiful thing arrived in the post from Fray.
It was some days later that I realised that I'd hung it in front of a painting that matched it exactly!
It's going to be some months before I can wear this - I am NOT a summer person. Give me scarves and hot water bottles and red wine over singlets and sweat and bad humid hair anyday!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

... on an aberration.

I'm not usually attracted to making this sort of thing. But I must say - I had an old polyester blouse, a candle and some instructions (thanks Miss Lee!), and I wanted to see if it was as much fun it seemed. The answer... yes, OH yes!

I veered from the suggestion of using beads for the centres and went for heavily stitched instead. Happy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

... on names.

For no other reason that recently I took these photos, it's time to explain where the name 'kuber' came from. This is Kubrick.

She is my very fine cat friend. I'm a big believer in 'interesting names for cats', and when she was a tiny kitten (well over 13 years ago now) she just looked like a Kubrick. So, she gets derivatives such as Kuber, Kube-ster, Koobs, and alternative names such as 'Miss Kitka' and thus, 'Squeezy Misssssy Kitka, Oh You Are So Squashy And Warm, Yes!'.

Later on I found that Kubrick-the-filmmaker was a big cat-lover, which seemed good.

So, as you do, you sign up for some online retailer in order to buy something (for me, it was a blue felted bowl by juliepersons) and then you find you're selling your own stuff with said online retailer, and you're stuck with whatever random name you entered - but if you're lucky you find that it's just fine that way!

"Oh Miss Kitka, what marvellous whiskers you have!"

Thursday, January 1, 2009

... on 2009.

First sunrise of the year. C and I woke up at 4am and drove up Mt Coot-tha to watch it. I'd expected it to be a beery gathering teeming with young-uns on their way home, but I was wrong - it was full of people armed with a Thermos and breakfast.
So I am not the only earlybird in Brisbane! Happy New Year!