Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dear Photograph...

'take a picture of a picture from the past in the present'. 

day 2's post. previously, here

Dear Photograph, 
My brother's still a superhero to me!

Dear Photograph...

'take a picture of a picture from the past in the present'. 

i'm not one to shy away from a photography project... and i *might* have a shelf or three filled with photo albums. when my friend, Ms K (who many or may not be holding the stick in the bottom photograph) posted the link to the 'dear photograph' blog on her facebook wall it definitely tickled my fancy. i spent the morning pouring over old photos in my collection and also trying to peel old photos out of mum and dad's albums. i ended up with eight or nine kodak moments i wanted to re-create. due to light, angles and quality of some old photos, i think some shots were more successful than others, but i'll let you be the judge of that.

here's today's post:

Dear Photograph, 
I'm so glad that these people still make me smile like this every time I see them. 

This next shot was taken further afield and was harder to re-create, but I couldn't leave it out. PS Ms K *is* wearing pants!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Let's go shopping ...back with revengeance.

Ok, I'm sure that saying doesn't make sense to many people - let me give you the back story. 

To me it's one of those Kath and Kim sayings that's uttered by someone trying to sound smart, but mixing their metaphors and throwing in a few good malapropisms for good measure... like Kimmy clutching at spanners or wanting to be effluent. 

In my day job I am somewhat less crafty and somewhat more interested in what people eat and ensuring it doesn't clog their arteries. Our favourite saying at work was coined by an enthusiastic, but confused patient who had been losing weight quite well, but had gone off track while on holidays. At her appointment she informed my colleague that she was back to where she'd started as her weight had piled back on 'with revengeance'. Kinda fits though, doesn't it?

Well, I'm back with the BrisStyle "let's go shopping". I've been absent for a few weeks, but am back with revengence. The sun's peeking through the clouds and I see a little blue sky around as well - that's put me in rather a sunny mood.

Rhyah Papaya Camera strap

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A sneak (St Mary's) peak..

I've been meaning to post a blog about my not so recent holiday in the Flinders Ranges - and my lovely friend, Anita, reminded me that some of my friends across the oceans may be interested in my adventures. How lazy of me to upload all my photos onto facebook and expect everyone to log on and  click through my virtual photo album. Is that like a 'slide night' of yore? The old kodak slides (well, not old on-the-day), some slotted in upside-down, nodding sagely, while thinking, 'hope this finishes soon, that fondue is looking tempting'. Even my mum, the inspiration for my trip (along with Hans Heysen), is reminding me that she hasn't seen my photos yet. How do my energy levels get so low that I flip onto autopilot so quickly after such a regenerative holiday? Well, here is a taster of a holiday I was so excited about here and here ...  

Flinders Ranges -heading into Wilpena Pound

St Mary's Peak

The view from St Mary's Peak - our 'scenic flight' without having to go up in a light plane. 1174m above sea level

Bunyeroo Gorge

A cuppa at Blinman

Parachilna - the old Ghan line

Sunset at Parachilna

Morning tea at Duchman's Stern

This one reminds me a bit of Picnic at Hanging Rock ... 'Miranda, Miranda....'

More photos from the Heysen Trail and Kangaroo Island to come.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The week that was..

It's hard to believe that it was only this time last week I was packing away the market table, washing the white table cloths and reflecting on the lovely day that was another BrisStyle indie Designers Market. 

The Brisbane winter weather pulled out all stops to give us one of those sunny, clear days that we all love at this time of year ... ok, the breeze was a little crisp and it was more than a few degrees cooler in the shade. However, the Devonshire tea and warm scones, oh, and the sausage sizzle - both for a spot of fund-raising for and by the Australian Cattle Dog and Kelpie club of Queensland - kept everyone toasty warm.

I also enjoyed a morning tea treat, purchased from Bel at Enticing Icing.

Here's my set up - I was in the hall:

And had lovely neighbours to keep me company, including Mon Petit Poppet, Moose & Bird and Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage Gifts. Many BrisStylers donated a little something for our regular market raffle - this time raising money for the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation ... Two lucky winners each scored a pretty full basket full of goodies.  Here's Helen drawing one of the winning tickets:

Later last week we also had the ABCD meet up in Brisbane. A Thursday night at the Uptown Drinks Lounge, above Crosstown Eating house. What a lovely way to spend an evening with some lovely ladies. Here's a sneak peek into the goody bag from the night.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

shelleyberelli presents ... BiDM preparation #8

One sleep to go! It feels like Christmas eve - I hope I can sleep tonight. Will I see you tomorrow at the BrisStyle indie Designers Markets, St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Rd, Hamilton? Here's my last pretty tote to show you before the markets. x

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

shelleyberelli presents ... BiDM preparation #7

Oooh, we're getting to the pointy end of the week - two sleeps to go until the BrisStyle indie Designers Markets at Hamilton (July 9th). 

Today's bag is a fraternal twin of this lovely tote. Those gorgeous Japanese fabrics never fail to please. So easy on the eye, don't you think?

shelleyberelli presents ... BiDM preparation #6

Three sleeps to go until the BrisStyle indie Designers Markets at Hamilton (July 9th). Today's bag is getting all nostalgic for the warmth and freshness of spring/summer. Hey, I suppose with our sunny winters' days I can't be too complain-y, right? You likey?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

shelleyberelli presents ... BiDM preparation #5

Only 5 sleeps until the BrisStyle indie Designers Markets at Hamilton (July 9th). The main body of the bag is from gorgeous Tessuti fabics in Melbourne. Pockets and lining are houndstooth. Grrr. It's got plenty of red in it, so it goes fast. Another bag tomorrow. x

Saturday, July 2, 2011

shelleyberelli presents ... BiDM preparation #4

Only 6 sleeps until the BrisStyle indie Designers Markets at Hamilton (July 9th). This bag I'm featuring in the lead up to the BiDM markets has a body of fabric brought back to me by my lovely friend, Antoinette, who I gave $50 when she went to Japan to 'buy me something lovely'. She also bought me the red and white diamond fabric that tops this bag - fortunate, as I'd used my last scrap of this fabric only a few weeks before. I also bought it in Japan. Great minds etc. More tomorrow. x

Do you like the lining? 

Friday, July 1, 2011

shelleyberelli presents ... BiDM preparation #3

Woot woot - only 7 sleeps until the BrisStyle indie Designers Markets at Hamilton (July 9th)! Today I'm in an owl mood as I introduce my new handbags to be featured at the BiDM. More tomorrow. x

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