Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's around the world.

I thought it would be a nice time to look at some famous mamas and their offspring.

Betty Grable and her daughters

Doris Day with her son Terry

Princess Grace and her son Prince Albert

Lauren Bacall and her daughter Leslie

Jacqueline Kennedy and daughter Caroline

Judy Garland with daughter Liza

Esther Williams and daughter Susie

Joan Collins and daughter Tara

Rita Hayworth and daughter Yasmin
...and to my mother, Happy Mother's Day. You are an amazing person and I am so glad you are my mum xoxoxo

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Craft for the Soul: How to get the most out of your creative life - Pip Lincolne's latest book


Australian crafter and blogger, Pip Lincolne, is someone I have admired since I came across her blog, Meet Me At Mikes a few years ago.
I love the way she writes with familiarity, like you are reading a letter from your bestie. 
Her latest book, Craft for the Soul: How to get the most out of your creative life, is for everyone. It's about awakening your creativity and craftiness. 
Plus, there are 10 projects that you can do - bonus!
I asked Pip a few questions about craft in her life.
Me: Did you have a crafty role model as a child? 
Pip: My Mum and my Nanna were my crafty role models. I especially loved the way my Nan could crochet, chat AND watch the afternoon soaps on TV all at the same time! Such mad skills!
Me: How do you like to relax? 
Pip: I like to crochet, chat and watch telly all at the same time! I add a cup of tea to complete the equation. I also really love camping. My family and I have had some super relaxing times at Wilson's Promontory in Victoria. It's pretty beautiful eating jaffles, sipping tea from enamel mugs and watching the wombats go by. Super relaxing, you might say.
Me: Is there a craft you have yet to master? 
Pip: I'm not very good at knitting. Crochet is my preferred woolly craft and I spend most of my time on that. When I am an older lady I am going to work a bit harder on my knitting skills. I wonder if most people prefer one or the other (knitting or crochet) rather than both?
Craft for the Soul: How to get the most out of your creative life is available now. What a lovely Mother's Day pressie!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yvonne De Carlo - Woman Crush Wednesday

Today's Woman Crush Wednesday is the stunning Yvonne De Carlo.



Born Margaret Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver, Canada, in 1922.

She was an actress, singer and dancer.

She played Lily Munster in the sitcom, 'The Munsters', from 1964-1966.

De Carlo was reportedly chosen out of 20,000 other girls for the lead role in 'Salome, Where She Danced' in 1945.

She starred as Sephora, the wife of Moses (Charlton Heston) in the biblical epic, 'The Ten Commandments', directed by Cecil B. DeMille. 

Yvonne De Carlo died on January 8, 2007, from heart failure.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Rosie the Riveter model has died


Mary Doyle Keefe, the model who posed for Norman Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter painting, died this week, aged 92.

Keefe posed for the painting when he was 19 and working as a telephone operator.



She was never a riveter but the image was symbolic of the American women who worked in the home front in World War II.

This image was made by another artist (J. Howard Miller) and would be used as a poster to sell war bonds.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Buluuy Mirrii goes international

A few years ago, I wrote about a fashion designer, Colleen Tighe-Johnson, and her label Buluuy Mirrii.

It has been an exciting time for Colleen, as her label is now being shown internationally.

Just this month, Buluuy Mirrii, was showcased at the Virgin Australian Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Photo by Timothy Treasure Photography

Photo by Timothy Treasure Photography

Colleen is a proud Gomeroi woman from Moree NSW.

The Gomeroi (Gamilaroi) dreaming stories are her inspiration for her fabric designs. 

The patterns are soft and shimmery with beautiful background colours of purple, pinks and blues on georgette fabric - colours of the dragonfly.  

The label will be showcased in New Plymouth in New Zealand in July 2015.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Happy 91st birthday Doris Day

Doris Day is 91 years old today.

She prefers to be out of the limelight these days. Her time is now dedicated to caring for dogs.

You can send Doris a birthday message through her webpage - http://www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org/


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woman Crush Wednesday - Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is a modern day fashion icon.

However, I loved her look in the 90s when the No Doubt music video for Just A Girl was released.

It was when she wore saddle shoes and put her hair up in a ponytail, with her hair rolled at the front.