What’s Hot + Not today!


Still writing like crazy at the NaNoWriMo game. I have around 4000 words left, so unless I am suddenly struck with overpowering, debilitating ennui, I should be fine. Blog posts are taking a bit of a back seat but here’s what’s been going on around here since last Wednesday.

(Here’s the game plan:
To play along, it’s as easy as writing up your own hot/not list on your blog and then linking back to me here at loobylu.com and then adding your url to the widget below.)


Delicious roast chicken and then cold roast potatoes the next day.

Hello Kitty Stamps – –  Thank you to Miss Pilgrim! I spied a package of hers that she linked to from Twitter and I thought… Hmmm… there’s no harm in asking if she’s going to keep those stamps because I know Amelia has a little penchant for Hello Kitty and has also got into stamp collecting this last year (in a funny kind of way)… so I offered to do a swap… and what a nice girl she is. They were so pretty soaking in their bowl.

Christina’s new blog and her etsy shop – – so, so good! Lots of gorgeous reproductions for sale, and Christina always finds such good things on her adventures around the web that I am looking forward to keeping up with her interesting obsessions on her blog.

Pip’s blog anniversary – – Pip’s been blogging for three years this week, and is celebrating with a week of happy things over at Meet me at Mikes. Pip has had such a big impact on the Australian Craft Blogging world (oh yes! it’s a niche within a niche within a niche!) and it’s no secret that I am a huge fan of her site and her daily good spirit, her tireless work, and her passion for life. If you haven’t got Mikes in your life yet, then now might be a very good time to start. I am looking forward to checking in over there for the next three years and beyond!

Angry Chicken’s cardboard puppet theatre – – When I was small I inherited a wooden theatre from my Mum which my Grandpa had made for her when she was small. It was a funny old thing – a simple wooden frame made from plywood, with wings and bits and pieces to hang hand drawn scenery and move cardboard cutout actors about the stage. It was called the Eclipse Theatre, the name mum had given it when she was little, and it absorbed me for hours and hours. I think it’s long gone now, probably warped or split with age, but seeing Amy’s beautiful cardboard theatre reminded me of how much fun we used to have with ours. I think I have found a summer holiday project.

Karen O and the Kids “All is Love” from the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack – – This song blasts from our iPod about… hmm… 60 times a day.

Melbourne Museum – – we’ve been twice in the last couple of weeks and the kids love it so much. The new Wild exhibition is a cool way of displaying all the old taxidermed animals along with some nice touch screen technology… but it’s busy in there on a rainy day.

Not so hot

Not much this week, which is good. I’m cranky… and my children seem to have ears that repel all requests to tidy up their unbelievable messes. It’s driving me nuts. But then, I’m always cranky so that’s not really anything unusual.

Besides the crank, there’s studio dust – – unbelievable fluffy dust bunnies gone wild. The studio is slowly but surely getting whipped into order, but the resulting allergy attacks are crazy.

See you next week!