30 August 2011
i'm a bit late to Mollie's party . . .
Last Friday my lovely newsagent rang at 8a.m. with the exciting news she had finally secured ONE copy of Mollie Makes magazine. Her darling husband spent hours on the phone trying to source one. I ran in after the school drop off & collect my bounty & high-5 my newsagent Rosemary, who admitted she had a peek.
Not only am i a tad late to the world wide Mollie Makes party, starting with issue 4, but . . . to my crafty unholiness & complete disrespect to my handmade sisterhood . . . i didn't open it until last night. I know, i'm shocked myself, but i wanted to savour it.
The inside pages are delicious, not too much advertising, plenty of handmade eye candy & beautiful rooms, real designers studios & interesting 'how to' projects.
I would love a kitchen/ breakfast table & formal dining table in my homestead (greedy, gimme) if so, this is exactly where i fancy myself eating porridge . . . blue & white, mix match & simple.
How about some Summer lazy afternoons under a make shift tent, lit by lanterns - as you'll still be there after dark. Dreamy!! Love a grown up cubby house.
Don't you LOVE Anna Maria Horner?? She is the queen of colour, pattern & modern bohemian style. I worship Amy Butler but Anna doesn't play it as safe, she's more daring, i like it!! This is her studio, filled with everything a designer & mother of 6 could dream of.
I couldn't devour the Mollie magazine in one evening & wanted to view it in a different light, so i took my stack of unread magazines on an excursion to Commonwealth Park this afternoon (between dropping off my son's forgotten lunch & school pick up, i had 2 hours to kill in the sunshine as i was not going home again).
When i looked up, this was my view. Lake Burley Griffen, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, yes that is a bloody huge flag pole!!
Some of the locals came to say hello too. They were so close, i wish i had some bread, i'm sure they don't survive on 'nature' as this is a manmade lake & they were SO tame.
My eldest daughter thinks the clouds look fake. It was gorgeous, relaxing, i could have happily dozed off here & forgotten i had children or anywhere to be. Still getting through the magazines, The Block is really interesting, i enjoyed the television series; i flicked through Frankie - although i consider this one of their least inviting covers, smile darling; Vogue Living will have to wait; & Country Style just makes me want to cry i'm not already living in the country. Oh it will come, not soon enough though, give me space, freedom, a home of my own. Love Posie