babies + yarnbombing

being my usual subversive crocheting self is a lot of fun, but i do have a more serious side

i came across some lovely patterns for babies and decided i had to make them

this decision also provided a solution to the problem of using up my stash of crochet cottonscrochet wash cloth + photo frame - stitchedupmama 2013

the wash cloth came from a book called cute and easy crochet (Nicki Trench);  the photo frame pattern can be found here

of course, the yarnbombing continues as i repurpose some UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) to decorate some trees –

more cards on redbubble

more of my ‘art’ cards are available on redbubble – photography this time (click here to view and/or purchase)

also available as matted prints

art photo by Rita Summers

currawongs in the rain

just this morning i heard a racket outside our window

several currawongs had come to visit, so i quickly got my kodak digital camera and took these shots

this was the first one i saw and heard while blogging on the couch in our loungeroom –

then it moved to the top of another tree and called again –

the second currawong was interested in the windfalls from our apple tree –

and the third flew to one of the birch trees –

all of them were calling to each other … it was amazing …

[to see how currawongs have recently begun to influence my textile art, click here …]

inspirations 2

as promised, here are more photos taken in melbourne over last weekend

a manhole cover –

and a winebottle display –

[please note that these photos are my original artwork and should not be used in any way without permission]