Circus is On Trend

Ooo - I just used the word on trend! How on trend of me!
Isn't this photo shoot so lovely... Forget the clothes, how cute is that ellie!

Images found here.
"The Chicest Show On Earth"  by photographer Laspata DeCaro with models Jessica Stam and Gabriel Aubrey

It's Thursday and I'm excited!

Hello there. It's Thursday today. Which means it's nearly Friday, and nearly the end of September. WOW! Where did all that time go? The best part, is that summer is coming. Yep, it's just around the corner. How exciting is that? I want to set up my little back yard like this. It looks fresh and summery and oh so inviting. Funnily enough, this image was found on a post here, that talks about the transition from summer to winter. Sorry northern hemisphere, but I'm excited for the transition. It means good things for the south!

Lots has happened this week, and I have lots of exciting things coming up. I'll tell you one of them if you like, but the rest are secret for now!

Remember this?

and this?

Well we (So Little Time Co) are finalising designs, materials, colours websites and lots more, and finally applying for Craft Hatch - for November 13th. Hopefully we get approved - if we are approved, this will be the official launch of So Little Time Co. We hope to have an Esty store (one of my goals for this year), and our products in lots of little shops around Melbourne by the end of the year, as well as a great website and catalogs and lots of other cool stuff! We are so excited about it - we are having a planning meeting tonight!

I can tell you this - there will be 3 ranges - brooches and necklaces - lots of cute characters, some hand stitched details, movable parts and good prices. I can't wait to show them off, so guaranteed there will be lots of showing off the moment I have my little mits on them!

So have a happy Thursday everyone! Cos tomorrow is Friday, and the start of a new month!

The Importance of being YOU!

I saw an old friend recently, and always after talking to this friend, I walk away feeling inspired by what my friend has achieved since I'd last seen them, but also like my hopes and dreams are not enough. Like I should be chasing my friends life and dreams, and that mine are inadequate. In a way, I get a little jealous, a little disheartened by how easy things seem to come to them, or at least how much time they have found to work at it and make it happen for them. I feel like I have alot of people in my life like that at the moment - they find all this time to do things, or things come their way, or happen to them that leave me gobsmacked, and thinking "did I miss something here"? I guess I'm in a place right now where it's hard to find time for anything, and I have so much thinking time, and so many ideas, but just not enough time for them. I guess it's one of those anomalies of life - you're either too busy to be creative, or you're not busy, but really bored.

But I believe in time - a time and place for everything. I am in a time right now, that requires me to just relax, do my 9 - 5 thing, and just wait it out. I feel couped in in this place that I put myself in - drained of creativity and dreams as work for someone elses cause, but I can see the light at the end. I have so many great ideas, and so many things I hope to achieve by the end of the year, I just have to find time, and make it happen. I've realised that my friend just has huge dreams. My friend keeps their dreams big, and understand the importance of being themselves, and making life happen for them, and no one else. 

Your dreams are important, because they shape your life. What is the point of chasing someone elses' dreams, even if it looks glamorous? In the end, you wont get what your heart desires... and when I really think about it, my heart desires the opposite of all my friend has and is chasing. I guess it looks good, but if my life were to turn out the same way as my friend, well I can't see myself being truly happy.

Being you is important - not what someone else has told you to to be, directly or indirectly.

I read a good quote recently which helped me to understand the importance of me, my dreams, and of not caring to much about other people and their dreams or what they are chasing -

"Don't focus on anything but your own work and your own mission: that way you won't get bogged down in the drama that sometimes hangs around the design world." Grace Bonney

Road Trip

I'm going on a road trip tonight... away to the beach for a well deserved weekend off with some girls. We're going horse riding, we'll make homemade pizzas, take a yoga class, toast some marshmellows, visit markets, take strolls on the beach and take time to get to know each other a bit and I can't wait for 5:30 to come. I'm going to rush home so we can get going. 

I hope your weekend is just as marvellous.


I feel I belong elsewhere

I have the travel bug. Have had it ever since I was a kid, and moved to Australia. I've been so many places, seen so many things, and yet can't wait to get out of here and keep going.
Jacinta hasn't helped my cause, and looking at her blog makes me day dream of different times and far away lands. If only I could take such amazing photos, I'd be on a plane tomorrow.

All images copyright to Jacinta

I'm looking forward to it

Image sourced from here.

Today the sun is out. Spring is in the air, and it's making me restless. Before work, I stood in the sun for 10 minutes, waiting for my coffee, soaking up the vitamin D. At lunch today I might go down to the river, and sit there and draw. I'm looking forward to the next stage of life. The part where I have time, where I have sun during the day, where I have my notebook and some pencils in my bag or hand at all times. Where I cut paper, and paint and create a mess on the front porch through my creativity. A time when I have no money, so stay at home and be creative. I think I'd rather have no money and enjoy the small things in life, than have so much, and be so busy that I miss out on all the good and perfect moments.

Yes I'm looking forward to this time. 

All the Mountains...

What a pretty blog I found. Thought I'd pass it onto you. You should read it...
Thanks Amy Borrell for giving us such beautiful things to look at. 

With a few more clicks, you can see that Amy has her creative little mits over all sorts of things.I'll tell you what they are, but you have to do some clicking to see... I don't want to spoilt it.

She's done a patch for the Project Patchwork's The Crafty Ladies & Gent's Quilt.
Amy also has her own blog with her pretty little illustrations.
She has a portfolio website, definitely worth a look..

She has a little project here. Sweet dreams... looks fun, tasty and very bad for the bank account.
Oh annnnnddd she has a blog with Luci Everett called We Make Words. Very fun.

Thanks Amy for making this world a little more creative. 

The importance of a good mascot

A good mascot is a must for any little budding business, and newly married couple...
Sooo, meet Frankie.

Little neck cuddler

We found him here when he was 3 weeks old, and fell in love straight away. We also named him straight away, and I paid for him as soon as I got home to make sure he would be mine forever. We had to wait patiently for quite some time for him to be old enough to leave his mumma. The breeder was so sweet and nice, and she sent me photos of him while we were waiting, and kept giving me updates. I've been so impressed how happy and friendly Frankie is and it's all thanks to her. He loves cuddles and sat on my shoulders cuddling for ages today. He's settled right in already, and seems to be very happy! He's even using his litter box already, at only 8 weeks. So advanced.

Frankie at 3 weeks old

Right now he is dashing around the living room floor, exploring, sniffing and jumping around. Sometimes he gets really excited and just jumps high in the air, and runs really fast and then stops. It's cute when he does this because his ears jump with him, but are a bit delayed in returning to their cute little lop position. That, and he is so fluffy (his fluff is twice the size of him... he's a little thing under all that fluff) and his fluff flows behind him in the wind as he races around.

In his new cage. He's oh so spoilt!

Yep, we're in love with our new little boy!