Tuesday, March 20, 2012

house update...

So, life goes on, seasons pass, and I realise we've lived in this house for almost exactly one year!

As so often happens, many of the smaller projects have fallen by the wayside... or been lost under the small tsunami that is life...

But a few interesting little vignettes have appeared lately, so perhaps it's time to share?

Plasticine figures, created by Mr Fixit and the boy on a rainy day...

This amazing sculpture is by my talented and inspiring friend Virginia Settre.

She is having an exhibition this weekend at the Clifton School of Arts - get there local peeps!

My only Ebay furniture purchase...

Cushion covers by me!

The hallway was a big selling point for me... We can close the doors at both ends and have a semi-noisy dinner party, without rousing the small person...

Until someone (ie me) cranks up the stereo with some Crazy P... oops...

Our Salvation Army dining room. Well, actually with a lamp shade form Ikea... And some ceramics by local ceramicist Sue Smith... And the chairs were a gift from the previous owner of the house...


My crocheted vessel hangers are progressing...

And so my list grows... and ever so slowly, things get ticked off... a bit like watching paint dry...

Monday, March 12, 2012

walking Sydney laneways...

Last week I had a few things to do in Sydney, in a few different parts of the city. I had quite a bit of time to kill in between appointments, and spent my time wandering the back lanes. It's a great way to experience a city.

This lane in Chippendale had some of the most beautiful guerrilla gardening - truly a lovely privacy screen for this little building's entrance.

And across the road was this beauty - complete with camo stripes! It had a DA sign on the front, so I wonder if it's destined for demolition...

Has peeling paint ever looked so artful? One feature I love about houses of this vintage are the carriageways... They make me think I can hear hooves across the cobble stones...

The old brewery site on Broadway is being redeveloped... I hope that chimney's staying!

I also trekked around the CBD for a bit, looking for a laneway popup that the City of Sydney had initiated. Seeking a little bit of Melbourne in Sydney, I eventually found it...

It was... well... not quite there... I didn't see the talks that were scheduled for the evening, but it seemed a bit spare without people in it... And it was 3 o'clock in the afternoon... not really peak city time... But something I'm glad the Council is experimenting with.



All in all, a great day in the city, with lots of things ticked off my day's list.