Monday, October 31, 2011

Sneak preview...

I should be getting ready for work but instead I wanted to show you these pictures!! HAhahahaha! Late!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Welcome to Bowerbird

Look how happy everyone is at the end of the day!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Glass monkey what not

Hey check it! Its me on the glass!!

Hey lookit its me again! And my amazing assistant Dani Rickaby. I am making a bonsai. These pics are taken by the super lovely Lucy Feagins of The Design Files. This week she is running a special on JamFactory. You should definately hop over and take a look.

Lucy rocked up for the last piece of the day and right at the crucial part; the jack heat. Usually Dani and I are all, blah, blah, blah and ha, ha, ha (and we have been told we are quite vocal in the hot shop..) but when Lucy got there I went into super glass blower concentration mode. I'm just glad we got the piece away, phew!

Oh and if you liked the last post, I can't wait to show you what I have cooking for you next.....!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Succulent Saturday.

Lookit!! Look at all these beauties I got myself today!! And this is me being restrained... I went with my moomah up to the amazing Hillside Herbs in McLaren Vale today to pick out candidates for my terrariums. These are going to the group show that I am in in a couple of weeks at Prospect Gallery. The show is called "Room For Growth" and it is really a bunch of garden loving gals putting their work out for the world to see. Artists include Christine Cholewa, Michelle Kelly, Rosie Hannam and little ole me.

So, I started out like this....

Here's my hand blown and coldworked terrarium I made...

Homemade funnel, add some pebbles for drainage....

Add some dirt, then the fun stuff!

And then they look like this! I am pretty chuffed with them. I am getting some dealies made (thanks daddyo) with some nice stainless steel rope so they can hang.

It was really fun arranging them and placing (cramming) them in with some super handy little clampy tongs shellsy gave me.

Then I put them out on the lawn, gave them a spritz and voila!

Lets hope their little roots take and I can keep them alive for the show....

I also have some pretty funny mini figurines to add to them.

And this is the mess I made. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Zombies and gremlins

Something strange is definitely afoot in blogger land. I am probably the biggest techno weenie there is. I just don't get it. If you had of told me the internet was really controlled by one guy in a box and was based pretty much on the matrix, i would have believed you. So seeing as i am such a computer moron, any small difficulty that i dont understand i like to scream, shout, create a general hullaballoo. 

so, let me put it out there fellow bloggers; i seem to have troubles uploading photos. now it seems i have to use some picasa thing then go from there? i cant upload straight from my computer? help! can someone explain for me? 

Anyway, below are some zombie pics for you to enjoy! last weekend some friends and i zombied it up and went on the zombie walk, apparently there were 8,000 people!! but these are just us....! 

 Ballerina zombie, muddying it up in the back yard...
 Chef zombie, minor mishap in the kitchen...
 CSIRo zombie....

gremlins in the matrix

strange things are afoot at little bird big chip....
there appears to be some gremlins in the interwizzle...
won't let me upload any pretty pictures...
try again tomorrow?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Files Love

Wooooooho! This one is gonna be a dooozy! This my friends is the exciting news I have been waiting to tell you. In December The Design Files will be having an open house/pop up style showcasing ALL Australian makers designers and what not.

I am delighted to tell you that I am going to be apart of this monumental event! ME! Little ole' me!! Check out the beautiful pic (curtesy of the design files) See somethin a little familiar? Thats right my Yumemiru range!! I am workin like a little demon to have a super sweet stash to ship to the Design Files. Hop on over to their site to check all the details.

This is more exciting than the time I found f furry friend at the back of the cupboard i had forgotten about.....