Sunday, 14 September 2014

Tiny Woodland Creatures!!

A local designer (The Red Fox and Gown)  has started a kickstarter to put out a book of knitting patterns!

It looks awesome- and I'm so excited to see the finished book- look at how adorable te bunny is!
- also follow her Instagram. She has beautiful photos!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Sunshine!

Im on the Sunshine Coast at a fibre art retreat- I taught an Eco-print and natural dye workshop today.

I'm always blown away when I teach natural dyes- Eco-print bundles are always little magical surprises. 

Tonight I'm giving a talk to the group, and made sure to include a photo of Blinky (my cat) ! 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Dreaming

I'm dreaming of Iceland- it feels like it was all a dream.


Harvest

Today was a harvest day- tansy and goldenrod are in abundance in back alleys and forgotten spaces in the city. 

I'm waiting to pick up the darling one from the airport, and discovered Iona Beach. This is a brilliant space to watch the sunset.

Happy harvest moon tonight

Friday, 15 August 2014

Summer days

The brilliance that comes with hanging with my buddies on the front steps.
It doesn't hurt that they're total babes!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Rekyavik

We have spent the last 4 days in Rekyavik - and I'm blown away.

I expected to see regular city things, but this place is magical. I'm not going to be able to describe anything using the Icelandic names, because I'm still very terrible with Icelandic. The words I know:
Takk: thanks 
Muu: milk
Banki: bank

So I can thank the milk bank, or milk the thank bank- but not much else. (Most everyone here speaks English though)

The tallest building here is a church- but the architecture is stunning. We went to the top and took photos of the whole city.

Last night a new friend took us on a drive around the whole city, and showed us all sorts of wonder- including the presidents house. Our host told us this story:
20 years ago his friend was hitch hiking out of the city early on a Sunday morning- he had been partying all night, and was a punk rocker looking worse for wear. He got a ride with someone out for a Sunday morning drive, and was surprised because the person that picked him up was the Icelandic president at that time.

This story makes me think we aren't going to have a hard time hitch hiking around the country these next three weeks.

We are staying at a camp ground that is pretty incredible- it has clean showers/bathrooms (flushing toilets!), a coffee machine, wifi, a kitchen, and laundry. It is the most luxurious campin I've ever done!

Yesterday I wandered pretty far outside of the city centre, and ended up at a mall- and I learned that malls are all the same, no matter where you are!

Takk for reading