Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Shoulderbags

While I was printing fabric for my cafe aprons I did enough for a couple of shoulder bags as well. This time I have covered the print with clear PVC to protect and give a modern finish. These will be OOAK I think. One I have just posted in my MadeIt shop, the other is now in the Samford Slab Hut. See how they go..

Friday, September 17, 2010

What's In Flower

I went to the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens to see what's flowering in spring - both for inspiration and to practice the macro feature of the camera on a nice dull day. Hordes of fruit bats and white ibis have moved in and so, sadly, a lot of the Gardens have been fenced off, but I could get to the back part by ducking down a narrow path between the bat trees - I'll take a hat next time.


Some of these are already in my native garden
Pointed leaf Hovea
Wild May
Everlasting daisy
This one doesn't have a common name
Flax Lily
Melaleuca
If I ever grow a big enough tree I'd like this orchid

And I definitely want this one - a rainforest tree called Snow Wood and in the same family as wattles.
I've been playing around with sketching the Everlasting Daisy - it's got potential for a print - I just have to work out a nice layout for the design repeat.



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Down on the Rocks Again

There have been some very low tides recently - and some interesting creatures exposed. I think this tiny beast is a Gold-spotted nudibranch.



And this is the deadly stonefish. Great camouflage even though it was completely exposed it was hard to spot. I thought it must be dead at first but I then saw its gills moving. According to Grant (Guide to Fishes) it is capable of surviving at least 24 hours out of water. So glad I had my camera with me!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Early Morning in Spring


I'm surrounded by water on three sides

The pied oyster catchers having breakfast.

I've been playing around with cafe aprons - now I just need a cafe.