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Pretty Provensen Pictures!

January 12, 2007

The amazing Alice and Martin Provensen illustrated more than 40 amazing books… including many of our favourite Little Golden Books! Funny Bunny, The Color Kittens and The Little Fat Policeman are amongst the best. When they met in the early 1940s, alice was working at the Walter Lantz (think Woody Woodpecker!) studios, and martin at Disney studios… they met when Walter joined the navy and was transferred to the Walter Lantz studios to create instructional films for army personnel. Gustaf…

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Tea Cosies. Are the Best.

January 10, 2007

Never too many tea cosies. This year Mikes will be stocking an exciting range of tea cosies.. for the colder Melbourne months.. You can expect to be up to your ears in chenille, cross-stitch, felting and smocking. If you make tea cosies.. can you send us a message? We would love to sell them at Mikes! xx mike Hurrah!…

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Apple Crumble & Aprons & Ann Peebles

January 8, 2007

Yummm….. this was what we all had for dessert tonight!With a big scoop of ice-cream on the top! (Of course we baked it wearing a lovely vintage apron!) Apple Crumble 6 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 cup of water 1 tablespoon of sugar Crumble Topping 1/2 cup of Self Raising Flour 100g Butter 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1/4 cup coconut 1/4 cup rolled oats Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius Put apples in…

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Gabriele 5000. Winter 07. Hankies 101.

January 7, 2007

Oooh long time no talk! Today Molly and Me typed up little address tags to put on our Golden Book page Mikes envelopes.. we used the lovely electric typewriter we found in Ballarat.. it is called the Gabriele 5000…it was in its case.. with correction fluid in a lovely pink bottle.. and typewriter paper.. and all sorts of strange implements for cleaning it and stuff… I realised I can type really fast.. and accurately.. even without using the correction fluid!…

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Ruby brought her Love to Town!

December 28, 2006

Oh me! Oh my! Blythe’s first handmade dress arrived today! Ruby and Sebastian hand-delivered it and it has DAHLIAS and POMPOMS & PEARL SNAPS! It is just beautiful – thanks so much RUBY! Christmas was chaotic as ever.. with lots of eating and drinking and thinking about all the things we want to do at Mikes in 2007….. 1. Continue papering the Mikes walls with Golden Book pages 2. Branch out into vintage homewares 3. Find more crafty girls 4.…

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Mikes new friend!

December 22, 2006

Look at our new friend! She arrived in a big box of broken dolls and ear-chewed teddies and legless puppets! She has two dresses, an apron and one shoe. Her hair is a bit messy.. and she has a dirty face and little chips out of her bottom – but we still love her! We will keep her forever. Stay tuned for the ever-changing wardrobe of Blythe… if anyone would like to send her a frock we will put her…

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How Good is Art Seiden?

December 21, 2006

He illustrated some of our favourite Little Golden Books – The Train to Timbuctoo, Never Pat a Bear and Captain Kangaroo – as well as a lovely Wonder Books – notably My ABC Book – which i have two copies of .. it is just very gorgeous! It is all getting very Christmassy out there in the world! We have almost done all the Mike-skateers Xmas shopping which is totally ace! We have a turkey to cook on Xmas Eve..…

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