Month: May 2013

Aussie handmade goodies!

I’m pleased to say that the handmade movement here in Melbourne is definitely live and kicking, albeit with more of an indie flavour than London perhaps! There are tons of Melbourne-based designer-makers and markets dedicated to showcasing their work that Melbournites really are rather spoilt for choice in my opinion. As avid supporters of handmade and buying from our local designers, LJ & I always try to buy handmade gifts and goodies for eachother because there’s just that little “je ne sais quoi” about handmade pressies that mass-produced wotnots can’t touch! Advertisements

The Melbourne adventure so far…

Welcome to our little corner of the blogosphere and our brand spanking new blog *love is your compass* run by sisters Anna (that’s me) and LJ (the new mama). If you’d like to know a bit more about why we’ve started this blog check out the About page where we reveal all (^_^). If you’re thinking “eh but there’s loads of blog posts before this one!!!” that’s because the clever folk at wordpress.com let me import them from my old blog. It’s coming up to 3 months since Big Dutch (my hub), our 2 siamese cats (Maru & Luna) and I emigrated to the very wonderful city of Melbourne and settled into our lovely rented Victorian weatherboard a mere stones throw from LJ, Tom and their son (who we affectionately refer to as Mr Magoo). Starting afresh is an interesting feeling – part exhiliration part pain in the butt – there’s nothing that can really prepare you for how it feels to go back to the drawing board. It’s different from being left behind when …