Friday, February 27, 2015

recently...


...back to hot, hot summer temperatures - although a lot of the nights have still been cool, which makes it a little easier to deal with. Early morning is pretty much the only safe time to venture out...

...most of my month was taken up by being selected as part of the jury pool for the month. While it didn't mean being on an actual jury all the time (I was selected - it's done by ballot - twice), it did involve lots of drives to & from Pt Augusta (about 240km round trip). So it was challenging (being responsible for deciding a verdict - or 1/12th responsible I suppose - is kinda scary) & tiring, but I do feel quite satisfied about doing my civic duty...


...spent a very warm Saturday at the Handmade with Love market (& decided it was just to hot to for Wirrabara Producer's market the next week)...

...finished (most) of my batch of bronze + some of the copper pieces I made late last year...

...been working on a mandala/zentangle piece - it's nearly finished... 1 | 2 | 3 ...


...it hasn't really been baking weather, but I did bake a batch of peach muffins the other day...

...took a whole bunch of photos to start uploading some new listings to etsy, for the first time is far too long...

...shared some photos from our other family christmas-time outing & a few more from my trip.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

a hint of red | europe 2014

1. Warsaw // 2. Paris // 3. Krakow // 4. KarlĹĄtejn // 5. Munich // 6. Paris // 7. Potsdam

Monday, February 9, 2015

flinders street market | handmade with love


We had a lovely time at the Flinders Street Market on Saturday. The theme for the day was 'Handmade with Love', celebrating the market being around for a year & also the fact that Valentine's Day is almost upon us.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't particularly kind to us, diving head-first back into hot, summery temperatures - rather a shock after all the mild weather we've been having. It made things a bit slow (including us!, hence not many photos), but as always we met some lovely people & some of our goods found new homes...

photo 1 by Kathryn

Friday, February 6, 2015

five things | cover versions

I'm pretty sure it was one of my sisters that suggested a series of 'five things' posts - books, songs, foods... the possibilities are endless really.

Being pretty bad a narrowing down lists of things (& forget about picking favourites most of the time) I figured that if gave myself more specific parameters, then it might be easier to actually choose. So, since my playlist on YouTube features quite a few covers, this seemed like a good place to start...

These are in no particular order & I'm going to admit right off that I'm not always familiar with the original versions, I've just come across the covers & enjoyed them...


~ Paradise (Peponi) - The Piano Guys
This is one of my favourite Piano Guys songs & one on the list that I do know (& like) the original version of, but I think I prefer the cover - there's just something really special about this version...

~ Wrecking Ball - Sarah Blackwood, Jenni & Emily
This is one of the songs where I don't know the original, but I love the vocals in this version, so I'm quite happy just listening to the cover.

~ Sara Bareilles - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Sara is one of my favourite artists & I know & like the song, although it's not something I listen to a lot. I really enjoy her version - although I basically love most of the things she performs...

~ Radioactive - Lindsey Stirling & Pentatonix
Totally unfamiliar with the original of this song, but love the violin/cello + vocals in this version.

~ Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth
Again - don't know the original song very well (I have heard it though) - but love this cover. I really like their version of 'Trouble' too.

I could add several more songs here, but I'm going to make myself stick to just five...

Monday, February 2, 2015

a walk in the park | veale gardens


A lovely - if somewhat cool - wander through Veale Gardens on Boxing Day...