Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Once......Upon a Fold!!

Way too much of my time is spent checking out other peoples blogs and wonderful websites. Not a bad thing really as it provides me with endless supplies of inspiration and ideas.
I am not exactly sure where I found these wonderful peeps....I think it may be via my new twitter obsession (I resisted for a long time but now I am hooked). Anyway, back to my new favourite find.. Upon a Fold.

Graphic designers, Justine and her husband Matt are paper lovers and you can tell. Justines childhood dream has become reality, where as she puts it we can "gleefully revel" in her passion for paper, and gleefully revel I did. Upon a Fold have a great online shop with so much paper goodness I can hear my credit card screaming at me already. Here is just a sneaky selection of the paper goodness on offer in their shop.
1. Message Burger 2. Blom Paper Flowers 3. Heart Popcard 4. Happy Memo Mountain

If you are a paper nerd like me....go check it out, I am just having a hard time deciding on what to buy!All i know is I gotta have the message burger.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Onwards and Upwards

Yesterday was a big day for me. I decided it was about time I register my Little Letters name as my plans are progressing for a new venture and I didn't want anyone to steal my name.
I have to hear from the official peeps regarding the formalities BUT its done. Little Letters Photography and Design is finally entering the next phase of development.
Hope you will stay with me and see what comes next.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

This little piggie went to market ... Part 2!

So I followed up the Finders Keepers market the other week with a trip across to Malvern, to my first Magnolia Square Market (gotta love that name)! Some of the same faces were at this market and I even stopped by the Print Ink Studio stall to pick up another tea towel calendar.

Again I was overwhelmed by creative goodness. I picked up Rain
bowland and Monster Playground prints from the lovely Nikki Catalano they are so delicate and lovely I have a perfect spot for them, I just need to get them framed.

I was tempted buy more prints from the Printspace but opted for some cards instead. For now at least.

I look forward to it being a regular market haunt.

This little piggie went to market.....part 1!

Over the last few weeks Melbourne has been the host to a couple of awesome craft markets and I did a good job of contributing plenty of $$$$ to the crafty community in this time!
The first of my two recent market outings was the inaugural Finders Keeper Melbourne market Melbourne at Shed 4, Docklands. I was kinda intrigued about the location at first but it turned out to be a fab spot and with the sun shining plenty of market goers had made their way down to see what was on offer. As we walked down we passed the wonderful Beatbox Kitchen and were greeted by some great live music as we entered the 'shed'!

Well to say that we were excited...a host of creative goodness when we laid eyes on what was before us. Watch out wallet here I come.
My purchases from the day included some calendar tea towels from Tinker by Print Ink Studio such a great christmas gift I thought.

Wonderfully cute Reusable cupcake cases from The Cupcake Wrapper Co. I bought some Christmas ones this time around but I think I might be buying some others for other occasions online soon.

Also along the Christmas theme, I picked up some very beautiful letterpress tags made be Bespoke Letterpress Boutique from Brisbane. I am so in love with letterpress and actually have my own letterpress on the way to me as I type from the UK so I wrote off this purchase as being research...can I get away with that do you reckon??

Last but not least for the day was a beautiful ring from contemporary jeweller Kylie Gartside's Bent and Twisted collection..I was in love with this the minute I saw it and Kylie herself persuaded me with a drop in the listed price and the suggestion that I could wear it as a pendant too...multifunctional jewellery. I like it.

I picked up a heap of cards on my way around for reference later as my wallet was screaming by this stage - the wonder of online stores means I can visit at my leisure at a later date. I will be writing about these individually soon.

All in all a fantastic market by the Finders Keepers peeps...so great to see such a fantastic array of wonderful crafty folk...one day I might even make it there if I manage to actually get one of my ideas off the ground. Can't wait till the next one.
Check out The Finders Keepers Melbourne Wrap Up post on the website..and for further details of markets in Brisbane and Sydney.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Side by Side Project - Week 55

Week 55

L - On Your Bike - I was in the city this weekend supporting Shane who was doing a 100km cycle from the tip of the bay peninsula to the city. The weather was not on their side but the clouds did part in the afternoon when they crossed the line. These bikes are actually a new tourist initiative in the city, I think you put some money in the meter and off you go. They are not so popular mainly as helmets are compulsory in Oz but they have no way of supplying them with the bike.

R - Office Daydream - So this is the view from my office window, the photo doesn't really do it justice though. Where I work is really industrial with lots of factories and warehouses, but in the distance you can see all the sights of manhattan, it's really quite the view!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Side by Side Photo Project - Week 54

Side by Side is a little late this week as my Side By Side buddy Ross moved from Washington DC to Brooklyn, NY....lucky him!
Anyway these are our two for this week...they complement each other well I think.

Week 54

L - Holy Cow - Ha this is a fun sculpture in Melbourne's Docklands of a cow stuck in a tree (work that one out?!). We were hanging out at the wonderful Finders Keepers market and after some food and drinks we walked back along the wharf and the cow in a tree was looking just right at sunset. Fun.

R - Brownstone Stoops - I took this picture last night whilst out walking little D, we live on a lovely street of Brooklyn Brownstones and they all have stoops like these to hang out on.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Week 53 - Side by Side Project

Week 53 signifies the start of year 2 of Side by Side and it also just so happens that it was also my birthday. Happy Birthday Me. Therefore my photo was heavy on the Birthday theme...

Week 53

Side By Side Year 1 completed....Year 2 off and running.

Well I have not done well with my aim of posting this weekly. I am already playing catch up. Anyway, I finished up with my first year of my Side By Side project with Ross at the end of September. Our final shots are below.

Week 52

My weekend was spent enjoying the last of the spring snow at Falls Creek. An early birthday celebration for me as we stayed in luxurious on mountain accommodation right at the bottom of the main lift. Wonderful! Ross is moving to NYC from Washington DC and posted a pic of his parking permits which he had to apply for all the moving vehicle packing and parking shenanigans.

One year complete - here's to another 52 weeks of photo goodness.