My upcoming birthday next week - restaurant recommendations please, Melbourne folk!
The beginning of a whole new era and all that entails;
Lots of sewing, knitting and spinning projects underway or completed recently;
and thrillingly, my first paid photography gig.
No, not photographs of birds nests made of twigs, dog hair and bits of dead rabbit. But this will have to do as I can't show you what I've been photographing. One day I'll be able to link to my photos on a website, but until then please enjoy this little example of fine craftmanship. Unbelievable how they weave and shape all that with a beak, isn't it?
Also, my god, take a look at this.
Ignore the turkey neck and focus on that magnificent ruffled scarf; a gift from a blogreader, all the way from Italy. It's grey, it's handknitted, it's just what I wanted (selected from my Ravelry queue, no less), it's alpaca, it's unbelievably soft and beautiful, and boy is it generous. Thank you so much Gisella. It came at the perfect time.
( I should also mention that another gobsmackingly amazing gift arrived during the madness that is December, which remains unblogged thus far because I want to photograph it when I've had it framed. However I don't want to be remiss by neglecting to acknowledge it publicly. Thank you too Louise, very much, and I promise I will get it framed and
I shall leave you with this.
After I posted a picture of a sunrise from my kitchen window and declared it the first in my series for The Alice Project, the project founder herself opined that it was too photogenic and couldn't I choose something a little more pedestrian like a 1970s shopping mall? I couldn't bring myself to photograph our local shops on a regular basis but I did immediately think of this particular roof which I pass six times a week and have often considered snapping but not done so. Done.