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Eight wantable things I found on Etsy this afternoon

May 2, 2016
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Hello! How are things? I am good. I am cramming in as much craft as possible, between work-y things. This sometimes makes it hard to do bloggy things, but I am making a break for it RIGHT NOW. I’m ignoring the light-box that is begging me to switch it on and transfer some designs from paper to fabric (for embroidering later on.) The truth is, the light is failing and it’s MUCH better to embroider in good, bright day light.…

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Look & Win! ‘Care Packages’ by Michelle Mackintosh

April 27, 2016
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Hardie Grant sent me a review copy of this lovely book… and Obus sent me the cute socks-up-top! Once upon a time I got very, very sick while I was away from home. It was a horrible experience and when I was finally back in my own bed, safe and sound, someone delivered me a little package of yummy and cute things to help me to get on the mend. It was so nice to get some special things, but…

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Rad People: Madame Tricot on Instagram

March 16, 2016
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    Instagram is really such a great way to find creative people, isn’t it? I’m a little bit addicted to scrolling through the EXPLORE tab, looking for beautiful people and things, as well as sneaking over to have a look at my own LIKE-rs feeds. This week, for instance, I’ve been a bit obsessed with Bear Loves Dove’s move to the country (not far from the beach!) and (Perth Writers Festival pal) Katherine Dorrington’s blooming gorgeous snaps, as well…

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A Thing I Love: Girl Talk at Motherland

March 15, 2016
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I loved reading these little interviews over on Motherland. Seven Q & As with seven smart girls = interesting and awesome. Maybe you’d like to find out more about… Girl Talk 1 – Elsa, aged 9  (Above! Hi Elsa!) Girl Talk 2 – Tyler, aged 16 Girl Talk 3 – Layla, aged 10 Girl Talk 4 – Millie, aged 3 Girl Talk 5 – Rosie, aged 14 Girl Talk 6 – Lucia, aged 6 Girl Talk 7 – Lottie, aged 10 Here…

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Rad People: Sarah-Jane Adams

March 15, 2016
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You know what? It’s really ace to see a style icon that totally middle-fingers the norm. It’s especially great when that someone is 50+  and is not hiding herself or disappearing into the crowd. Often, as we age, we might seek to blend in/norm-out… or perhaps we forget about style and just get on with the other important things in life. It might not be a priority. I get that. That’s cool. That said, I am loving the style shake-up…

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YA Author John Green is Instagramming from a refugee camp in Jordan

March 12, 2016
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YA novelist superstar John Green (hello, The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking For Alaska) is currently in a refugee camp in Jordan as a friend of the UNHCR, getting to the bottom of what life’s really like for those existing there and sharing his thoughts via Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube. John’s posting stories to his 2.3 million + followers, detailing the experiences and challenges of kids and families caught up in this terrible, taxing refugee crisis. His posts are not only raising awareness, they’re getting kids (and…

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Rad People: Daphne Sheldrick

March 12, 2016
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  Last night, I fell down a bit of a YouTube documentary-watching hole. Does that ever happen to you? I bet it does. One of the best things I watched was a short film about Daphne Sheldrick. Daphne is a conservationist, author and animal lover. Born in Kenya, she and her late husband David have worked together to study and care for African animals for most of their lives. Initially based in Tsavo National Park in Kenya, Daphne successfully perfected the milk formula…

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The Bartholomew family do Cuba!

February 12, 2016
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  My friends Hailey, Andrew, Zali and Poppy went to Cuba for Intrepid Travel. Yep. They made a gorgeous film, as they are wonderfully wont to do and it’s going to have you itching to get out in the sunshine, travel, eat delicious things, twirl in colourful dresses and be all joyful and goofy with the people you love the most. I love these guys so much! They are the take-a-big-ace-bite-out-of-life type of people. Pretty much everything they do is…

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Befriend A Child

February 2, 2016
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  A little while ago I wrote about becoming a pen pal to an asylum seeking child in detention. (It seems that the program has been inundated with enquiries – so if you had tried to get in touch with them, know that.) Yesterday I read about another important program called Befriend A Child over on the Frankie Magazine blog. I clicked right through because I think that a) kids in detention is just a ridiculous, senseless and criminal notion…

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Rad People

February 1, 2016
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Do you see up there, in my blog’s menu, it says RAD PEOPLE? Rad People is a special part of my blog reserved for people who are doing ace things. In the past, Rad People have included Clem Ford, David Bowie, Oliver Jeffers. Chili Philly, Taylor Swift, What Katie Ate, Lara from Frankie, Clare Bowditch, Poppy + Zali. To name a tiny few. The list goes on. And on and on. The thing is, there are lots of people (famous…

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End Violence Against Women

December 4, 2015
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Today I’m taking part in Kerri Sackville’s  #endviolenceagainstwomen campaign on Twitter. If you’re not sure what it’s about, let me catch you up. (I know I don’t normally talk about tough stuff very much here, but this is really important!) One of my favourite – and one of Australia’s bravest – writers, Clementine Ford* has been the target of an unfathomable amount of online abuse since she started writing in the public domain. This abuse is becoming more and more offensive, threatening…

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A Quick One: Gimme Flair

November 19, 2015

Just a quick one… I have been reading a blog called Design Is Mine for many, many years. (Maybe you read it too?) I was super excited to find out that Summer (she of Design Is Mine) has a cool site called Gimme Flair where she sells really ace pins by a whole bunch of designers/artists from all over the world. I really like pins (or badges as we like to call them here in Australia.) I think they are…

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Local Genius: Ashley Ronning

August 23, 2015
Ashley Ronning

Main image: Go Away Rosemary Haters by Ashley Ronning Hello peaches! You know, sometimes something catches your eye in the suggested items on Etsy and your eyes sort of bug out of your head. And then you think, ‘maybe that’s just showing the only good things they have?’ (Kind of like when they put the best bits in a movie trailer.) So you click over to see what the full story is, and you get excited because everything is super ace…

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Be A Penpal To A Child In Detention

August 19, 2015
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  It feels REALLY BAD to type part of that title. Does reading it hurt you? Ugh. How is it possible that our country’s government condones keeping children (and others) in detention? It’s just one heart-breaking element of their general attitude towards asylum seekers. How on earth did we get here? Who are these people purporting to speak for us all? Where is their humanity in these decisions? It’s hard to know what to do, right? Here’s MORE than one thing you CAN…

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Ten Things I Loved This Week

August 9, 2015
Dont Be A Dick Club

Here are some things I loved this week. I hope you love them too. Or at least some of them. One even? Have a look and see… The Don’t Be A Dick Club More here. So good! (For the record I think EVERYONE is a dick at least a tiny bit of the time! We are human!)     A DIY Macrame Chair Over at Mollie Makes… So clever!     I’m speaking at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival! Grab a…

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