Friday, 30 May 2008
Found this hilarious new system - Twitter. It's like a cross between messenger and Facebook - you literally answer the question "what are you doing?" with little anecdotes. Started yesterday - quite fun, a little break for the day...
It's at www.twitter.com - our address is www.twitter.com/vintagefabrics if you want to read what we're up to!
Anyhoo - we've finished work for the week so off to enjoy a lovely weekend! Hope you all enjoy yours!
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
As per usual we filled our day with vintage fabric. I thought two books I recently ordered would turn up today and they didn't. One is recommended by Oprah (yes - crack up laughing) and one was recommended by Loobylu. It's about business, women and how we're super. I hope. I still have one book I have to get but I keep on forgetting - The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Monday, 26 May 2008
Some 40s and 50s vintage fabric goodness for you all...all cotton and all just so gorgeous :)
These shall be up for sale in the next day or two...
Have a lovely evening!
Sunday, 25 May 2008
What a funny time I have had recently. I have been taking some time out from the business - for a number of reasons - and I have been enjoying myself, I have to say. I have been resting up a bit with my gallbladder nausea and pain (why oh why did the surgeon cancel???!!) but have given myself 'thinking time' to ensure my days are creative, fun and just a little challenging...
I shall be 35 on Wednesday. Wha? Thirty. Five. Where did that come from? Just yesterday I was running around RMIT doing all things university students should do, then I was in my 20s getting the career going, then I had my first child at 30...and, well, since being a Mum time is just bloody flying. I keep trying to take time out to enjoy the kids more but it only makes me think how much they have grown!
Time flies. Too. Fast.
I have been thinking and contemplating a lot this year. About life, love and everything else. But mainly about me. Who am I? What do I love? What do I want to do for the rest of my life etc. I think all of this was triggered by that horrid attack the day before NYE when I thought I was dying from a frigging bad crab stick. Ended up being gall stones - but the attacks I had before I got that confirmed triggered off some type of anxiety within me. I have so much to do. I don't want to die. It's too early.
At the end of the day I love writing. I have made the majority of my career writing - not crappola blog writing like this, but corporate writing and copywriting. I've won awards for radio ads, print ads and ad campaigns. I've won awards for my playwriting and poetry. I've written too many annual reports, strategic reports and business plans for other people. I write funny stories for people, tidbits to me and freelance to write brochures, adspeak and speeches. Hmmm.
Without my writing I feel a little lost. It is my creative outlet. So I have decided to return to freelancing later this year to keep myself in the loop and functioning as I should. But in the meantime while my son is young I have started turning my phrases into art. Gocco here I come - when I have the time! My art will be my writing, personal writing, aimed at helping others enjoy their life too...
Supplying vintage fabric to people who want or need vintage fabric is only just so fulfilling, I have realised. I love Retro Age and would never stop doing it, but it doesn't speak to my core. So I am pulling back a little over the coming months to embrace myself more, instead of working all of the time.
Still have lots of eye candy for you, though :)
Saturday, 10 May 2008
I had no plans for a blogging break. None whatsoever...but, before you know it, almost two weeks has gone past and you haven't touched base with Blogger. No excuses, but these things have popped up recently...
1. Maybe it's my Wii Fit getting in the way. Love it - wayyyy too addicted. I am really good at the hula hoop and yoga and not so great at the skiing games. Pathetic at them, really.
2. My gallstone pain is back and is now permnanent it seems. Roll on June 27 when I have an appointment with the surgeon. Snip snip. Thank goodness. The surgery was supposed to be last week but the surgeon was away that day. Away. My Uncles says on holiday.
3. Number two son has been teething and we welcomed the first tooth some three days ago. The other one isn't too far behind it. Forgot how much I hate the smell on Bonjela. No wonder he hates the taste.
4. Looking longingly at my new Gooco machine my Uncle brought me back from Japan - the Arts for Paper large version. Can't wait to be creative with it - I have been so creative in the past year (I think it stopped when we welcomed our first son) - the vintage fabric designs have been so inspiring that I think the prints will be very much like a cacophony of design...
Other than that I have tried to offer something new vintage fabric wise on the website. I don't think I'll ever be happy with this pace, though - the business person wants all the fabric up now and the tired 34 year old wants slow pace like a turtle. Never enough time. Especially when you're a Mum....
Lots of new arrivals as per usual...photos are either of recent arrivals still to do up on the website or ones that have recently popped up :)
A very sincere Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mum's out there...Happy Mother's Day to my own special Mum :)