Sunday, 29 July 2012

Rozelle Market treats

Many years ago, (actually about 7!), Rozelle, Sydney was my home. I loved it. I loved the 'villagey' vibe, the quirky local characters and i especially loved the local flea markets. Pretty much every Saturday and Sunday i would wander up to the local primary school (where the markets were set up) and discover sooo many treats and treasures that i just had to have! These markets really formed and fed my love of vintage (of all things from packaging, clothing, homewares...and funny little odd bits and bobs.)

Here are a few of my little treasures:

The top 4 pics are actually on a kids' table and chair set. One of the locals had cut out 70's kids' book illustrations and pasted and lacquered them onto the chairs and table (decoupage style). I love these illustrations, so quirky! The next 3 are pantyhose packaging...what's a donkey got  to do with pantyhose?? Love it!
And the final pic, beautiful patterned boxes...yum.

Think i may need a little Rozelle holiday and a Rozelle Market fix  :)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

bunnies, foxes and tangerine tales

We are now in week 4 of the 2nd module of the Surface Pattern Design course i am doing-wow and is it faster paced than the first module???? Yep! I will be more regular in my blogging when i can catch my breath...and catch up with all the (fun and inspiring) course exercises!

One of our on-going course exercises throughout this module is to create a 'doodle wall' - a big sheet of paper up on the wall and just....doodle. Don't think, just draw. I'm loving it! Here are some of my little creations.....(sorry, a little grainy, taken with an iphone at night and no flash!)....... 

                        .......and a pattern: with my little characters from my doodle wall....  :)