There've been zaps of colour everywhere lately...I'm just waiting for them to energise me into action for the silly season which looms in the back of my mind like a bit of a gloomy cloud*.
we had champers with my beloved cousins...with a funky FINK bowl on the side...
they brought this super-special Molis Azalea from their garden for me...
and in between gallery work and weddings I have been reading some great blogs - Pip from Meet Me at Mikes (Melbourne) http://www.meetmeatmikes.com/ has a lovely, friendly style and heaps of cute ideas for making stuff. And over at Marimekko http://www.marimekko.com/ I found this (which combines two of my great loves - pink flowers AND hot air balloons),
and learnt how to make these, for christmas wrapping I think.
Bryn and I also had a little crafternoon, and sewed a couple of bags out of felt, ready for christmas goodies for school teachers. There will be more of these to come, no doubt.
Have I mentioned how much I love my garden when it's all wild - blooming, climbing and drooping with flowers?
*I don't mind Christmas, it's just the panicky weeks leading up to it where I cant seem to remove myself from the building stress of making sure everything is finshed/made/bought/posted/wrapped/cooked/hidden etc. and everyone is kept happy. They usually are.