I felt a bit sad today to hear that Nora Ephron had passed away. Screenwriter and director of movies such as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and another favourite of mine, Julie & Julia. I liked her wisdom and her wit.
I have read some of her books. Here are some of her famous quotes. If you were a fan of Nora's you can read more here too.
Sometimes it's hard to stay motivated when working from home all the time, and looking for inspiration via the internet, books or magazines just doesn't satisfy. One of the best things for me to do, is to get out and explore some of the amazing shops in my beautiful city of Melbourne. There are some gorgeous little shops to be found.
I've lost my sewing mojo for fabric word art lately. This is the only one I've managed recently. But I'm not worried, I know when I come across a little saying or hear a song lyric, I will be inspired again.
Can you guess the song? Mmm - depends how old you are maybe? From a classic band who've been around for decades.
Have been making a few of these snake draught stoppers lately. They would have to be a home's best friend in winter.
The fabric I have used is the 'Melbourne iconic images' which I posted about here . They are currently available for purchase at Davies & Son. Because they are filled with washed sand, they are too heavy for postage (well it would be a bit expensive). If you are interested in purchasing one, please email me.
A little someone wanted to be featured on the blog today.
Then we headed off to The Block for 'Open Day', hoping to get a look inside all the houses. The crowd was huge, the line up way tooo long, so we met the couples instead. They were all so lovely and happily posed for photos with us and autographed our 'Block' caps.
I really like a necklace Sophie has worn during the series and remembered to ask her today where she bought it from.
I tend to get quite messy (but in an organised way) when I'm sewing. My husband thinks my sewing is like a virus as it just spreads everywhere. Good storage, natural light and a large desk top area is the key and something I'm working on.
A friend asked me to custom make a cushion for her special Mum (Nanny) living in England as it's her birthday soon. The three love hearts represent love from her three grandchildren and on the back of the cushion I embroidered their three names inside a love heart with a red thread.
I took this photo with the afternoon sun shining through the trees outside my window.
One of my favourite movies is "You've Got Mail" which was written and directed by Nora Ephron. Watching the movie and listening to the director's commentary Nora demonstrates her love of "the small town" nature of New York City and the importance of third places.
The idea of the third place is that we have our first and second places of home and work, but that cultures thrive best when people have a third place to go and claim.
Nora shared her belief that coffee shops had become important third places for city people.
My favourite third place is my local coffee shop 'Espresso Hit'. Danny and Chris make the best coffee and the service is always 100 per cent friendly and cheerful. It's a place where I always feel at home. It's great to catch up with friends there after school drop off or before school pick up.
I found some fabric with a coffee bean print awhile ago and added it to my stash. And then I had the great idea to make a fabric word art for my favourite third place! The boys are going to hang it up in the cafe in a cool spot!