Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
We have been eating some nice tomatoes and the best local feta I've ever ever eaten. The best feta I've ever eaten at all really. It's from Red Cow Dairies at Oldina. If you're local, please check them out and start eating their cheese. You really won't regret it.
We also made our own roti on the weekend and it turned out quite good if you ask me. I was in charge of the rolling out of the dough and I think I did okay at it. The roti was so delicious eaten warm with a generous lashing of butter (proper butter, not marg, not that dairy spread stuff) and it wasn't terribly difficult to make. We've now got a stash in the freezer (it usually freezes quite well, I'm told) for whenever we feel the need. And that's a nice thing to have.
I tested it out on Monday for my lunch at work with some dahl that Shane had made - perfect for these cold wintery days we've been having.
If you've had any adventures in the kitchen lately (or even mis-adventures), I'd love to hear about them.
Take care & stay warm!
Monday, June 25, 2012
I don't know about you (locals, that is) but I've actually never spent any time in Latrobe. I've been on the bus as a uni student as it rolls through the town, but I've not walked along the main street and had a good old look see in the shops and whatnot.
Are you aware, that there are more (quality) antiques in Latrobe than you can shake a stick at? Well, there are. It is a dangerous, dangerous place if you like old stuff that's in good nick. Trust.
I can't wait to go back. With more money.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, you are able to obtain a very tasty egg and bacon pie with some tomato relish that (almost) rivals mum's at Bicci Blue bakery. They also have cute little caramel tarts topped with chocolate. Just in case you need some of those as well. (You need some of those as well.)
Thursday, June 21, 2012
My Look See madeit store is taking a little break over the winter.
I'm not *actually* flying south. Or flying anywhere.
But I won't be selling any work until September when the weather is warmer and when I get my next break from my day job.
Keep an eye on this here blog though, because I'll still be updating here and on Facebook and on Twitter (@lookseebynaomif) and you may just get a sneak peek at what might be on offer in spring.
Image originally sourced here.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I've known Michelle for ... oh, ages and ages. We met in Year 7 at Wynyard High School back in 1992 and we've been friends ever since.
She also happens to be incredibly inspirational, creative and talented and stuff. She's pretty rad. She's the coolest chick who just happens to be into permaculture (although I think she's ditched this word and I don't blame her), art and craft (she makes awesome dresses and other fantastic things) and she's a helluva woman to kick around our small town with. She's a mum and wife, she manages the Made With Love Market Bazaar and she's also studying to be a teacher. Phew! I don't know how she finds the time!
So it's only natural that I ask her my Fast Five - here's what she said:
I am still liking my deer head I made for my New Nanna exhibition - "Oh deer me" - which is amazing because I usually start to detest my own work after a while. I am also loving my little Once upon a time felt dolls hanging out in my Woman Cave.
2) Which blog do you NEVER skip reading (no matter how busy, crook, cranky you are)?
I mostly stalk my friends blogs - I read many blogs but I love seeing what my friends are up to the most. A few of my favorite blogs have turned commercial recently and it has really turned me off reading them - It's so sad.
3) Where is your favourite place to get coffee and/or eggs + bacon and/or pancakes?
Bruce's for sure.... nom nom!!
4) What is your favourite font?
I don't have a favorite. I only have favourites for particular projects. Every project demands a new font to fit its style and the search can sometimes be hard. Especially as I am a tight arse and only like free ones. If I had lots of money I would buy fonts all over the place.
5) What is your favourite city to travel to?
I can only dream about far away cities and travel...sigh...but I am desperate to get back in the caravan and explore all the regional towns and beaches below Sydney. I also love Melbourne for its fashion and food and Hobart for its unique Tasmanian artyness (yes that is a word, cause I said so).
And the funny thing is, that if I asked myself these questions I'd have pretty similar answers! Thanks Michelle for participating - you rock, Mrs! :)
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I've been working away on something quite exciting for the past few weeks - I've been helping out with the re-branding of the Made With Love Market Bazaar. A while ago Michelle asked if I had any ideas about a logo and after a bit of sketching and re-working, I came up with the above. Michelle did the desktop publishing work for it - and I love what she came up with.
I'm pretty chuffed with how it turned out. I went to the local golf club to take some vintagey type photos for the background. The plan is to have a whole bunch of shots we can use interchangeably.
Linking up with Our Creative Spaces.
Linking up with Our Creative Spaces.