Thursday, July 1, 2010

Do You Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?

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Do you know someone who creates? Whether it be painting, photography, fashion, jewellery, design... there is sure to be someone you know who 'makes'.

You have probably even encouraged that person to pursue their talent, perhaps to open a little online shop or even just to have a little stall at the local market, enthusiastically assuring them that people will buy their delightful creations.  But do YOU put your money where your mouth is?

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Do you think of supporting your local makers when it comes to buying gifts for friends or family or do you simply head to the nearest shopping centre? Why not turn your words into action and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!! You may just end up with some fantastic treasures and maybe even better, supporting local talent and making sure it feels valued!

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Here are some fantastic local Australian makers.  Why not check them out and keep them and their compatriots in mind next time you are on the lookout for that special little something for that special little someone?  Or start looking around for yourself.  You could be amazed at who you might find right around the corner...

Got a local maker to tell people about?  Why not leave a link in the comments section?  We would love to know about them and share their talents!!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gypsies And Theives.

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Vintage Caravans and Gypspy Trailors...  I want one!!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010


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I think some of us are very fragile people, pretending to be big and strong and some of us are very brave people, pretending to be small and helpless. Only I’m not sure which one I am.



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No one ever forgives us for changing. They want us to be constant and always wear the same colours but we’re not meant to. We’re meant to be a little different each morning. Every two years I change and become someone else wearing the same eyes. It’s a little uncomfortable, like a snake shedding skins. They never forgive me for changing but I do it because you need to die a little bit now and then to feel alive.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In The Works...

Now, I will be the first to admit that I have been a little slack with the upkeep of this blog.  I have, however, also concluded that since it is my blog, I am the boss-lady so if I decide to be slack - I say that is OK!!

That said, I haven't been entirely useless.  In fact, I have several things on the go at the moment and thought I would put up a little tidbit so you can catch a glimps of what's 'In The Works'.

The new stuff includes the above 'Girl In The Shadows' range of necklaces and brooches, more of the wooden cameo masked brooches and some wall art made from textured papers and antique frames.  What do you think??!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Six Years On...

Precious and I recently celebrated six years together.  We spent a terribly sweet and romantic weekend on the Mornington penninsula, which included a trip to Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens in Shoreham.  I don't know about precious but I was pretending I was Alice in Wonderland the whole time... magic!


Go With The Flo...

The Acoustic version of this totally awesome song by Florence And The Machine - Love it!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fully Stocked!! (In A-nom'-a-ly')

Ooooooh, Excitement! Hunter To The Hunted is now officially and exclusively stocked at A-nom'-a-ly' in McLarty Place, Geelong!!

This is truly exciting times.  The lovely Sarah has put together a delight of a shop, merging her photography business with a gallery and store.  It was a pleasure to receive Sarah's invitation to stock Hunter in the store and share the space with such names as Holga, Akina, Toddy, Cybertart, Betsy Blonde, Finch and The Paper Bag and Qupa & Mint.

So, If you have had your eye on something in the Etsy store and it has suddenly disappeared, it's either up there ^^ or down there (Insert down arrow, which I can't find). So you will just have to come into G-Town!  Of course if there is no way for you to get to the shop and you have had your heart set on something, let me know and I'll see what I can do...

Location:  7 McLarty Place, Geelong
                Victoria, Australia 3220

Phone:      0435 527804

Hours:     Tues - Thurs
                10am - 6pm
                10am - 8pm
                11am - 4pm


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Get Some Lamb Into You...

This is my most favourite-ist song in the whole-ist wides-ist world-ist!!!!!!!  It is! Truelly!!!

Check out all the dudes with no hair getting down and funky!!  And I'll be damned if I know how she doesn't poke herself with all those sticks in her hair!


Our Song

What could be better than Patti Smith belting out 'Because The Night' live...?  Sarah McLachlan playing the piano while Patti Smith belts out 'Because The Night' live...


Ten Things...

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Playing 'Ten Things' about me, courteous of Pip...

  1. I was born with dislocated hips and wore a brace.  My hips still hurt sometimes.  I sucked my thumb until I was 22 and then suddenly stopped.  I still have tiny well worn pieces of my sheepskin baby rug.
  2. I am missing two teeth and had a large gap.  I had braces put on to close it in grade 3 and had them off in grade 6, when everyone else was just getting theirs!
  3. I lost my first teddy in Kmart when I was little.  My parents got me a new one and I called it 'Belinda'.  I then called every doll/toy I owned 'Belinda'.  I hate the name 'Belinda'.
  4. I have been interviewed for the 6 o'clock news.
  5. I have no memory of certain times in my life.
  6. I have been bitten on my big toe by an eel.  It drew blood.
  7. I cannot drive.  I will never drive.  I am terrified of driving.
  8. I am one of six children.  I have eleven nieces and nephews (and still counting).
  9. I once was laughing at the fact that the Aussie actor, Beau Brady, had the same name as the guy on 'Days Of Our Lives' and how tragic I thought it was.  My mum then informed me that she got the idea for my name from a character on the show...
  10. Today is the day I found out my Grandad had passed away.
Play too... if you dare!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Get In 'The Loop'

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I'm in 'The Loop', you should get in it too!!

If you're struggling to get your creative profile out there, take a look at The Loop. Friends Pip and Matt recently launched the creative network as a career network tool for creative professionals - kinda like a mash up between LinkedIn, Seek, Facebook and Vimeo. It's a place where creatives can promote themselves online by creating a free online profile; including portfolio, showreel and resume. "The aim of the site is to help connect creatives with one-another and with industry," says Pip. "With the eventual aim of bagging them that dream collaborator, job or client." We particularly like the fact you can send someone a handshake.
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Come shake my hand at

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Finding Your Bliss...

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It has been said that in order to be happy, you need to find your bliss and make it your life's work.  Well this week I felt as though I had  literally stepped into a huge pool of bliss - and I was working in a real life job at the time!!  Ye-ha!

I have been extremely lucky this week to be working with the deliciously delightful Lauren Ferry from Herman Huckleferry and The Oddities Factory in Geelong.  This teeny tiny little shop is brimming with quirky little delights in every corner.  Lauren stocks devine creations from the likes of A Skulk Of FoxesVictoria Mason and Ink and Spindle

Lauren also has her own fantasmical range of jewellery and accessories under the label Okt-ober dee  

I spent this week helping Lauren get some orders together to send off all over the country and also the assemblage of some of her amazing jewellery designs.

Not only did I get to do some amazing, fun, blissful work but I also got to do it while listening to some amazing stuff like this...



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Five Faves" Meme - by PIP form Meet Me At Mikes!

Today I am playing the "Five Faves" game courteously created by PIP from Meet Me At Mikes!  The idea is simple, list your five favourite things for the week.  I think you should play too, don't you?

So, after some careful consideration, here is the list of my "five faves"...

1.  The new cardi and shirt I bought off Ebay this week (oooh naughty!!).  The cardi even has a little owl on the back! *sigh*

2.  Pop-up wallets.  Lordy.... These pop-up wallets from Poketo make me swoon...yes they dooooo!

3.  Florals and Stripes.  These totally amazing 50's inspired Tea Dresses by sohomode will be the death of me...

4.  This Blog here who knew that vintage florals could be so flippin' awesome??!

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5.  Hot Air Balloons.  I adore them, not sure why really..  There is a whimsical and fantastical feeling that seems to surround them... 

I especially adore these 3D retro cards by O-Check

So, that brings me to the end of my little list of favourite things for the week...  what about you?  What is your latest desire, want, need, delight, find, obession or indulgence? Do tell...