Spice Alley, Music & Crafts

craft, music, sydney

Nothing to do with the title, but I just bought a pair of Doctor Who blackmilk leggings! 12am is not a good time to shop but could. not. resist. Look at this collection!


Spice Alley
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Checked this out today (I’m two weeks into a current Roti obsession). It’s tucked away next to the Old Clare hotel (who have recently opened a pool/cocktail bar that looks AMAZING).

This is a cute little alley selling Asian goodies with various stalls and open seating. Payment is via pay pass or you can purchase a prepaid card to use which makes everything quick and easy.

This precinct based around the Central Park development in Sydney isn’t quite finished but you can already tell just how great it’s going to be.



Work was a little stressful this week so I started out with a lot of Royal Blood and even revisiting Wolfmother, but the end of the week has mellowed out into a Holy Holy mood. I’ll also throw in Tame Impala for good measure, if you haven’t seen this clip yet then you should. I was lucky enough to see them at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt last month which was phenomenal!



Finished a wall hanging! This is the more sedate piece I said I was working on.
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Cheers to the weekend, I hope you’ve had a good week!


Week/Life in Review

craft, music

I’ve tried practising my photography this week on pigeons and pelicans. I love birds, but they’re not that great at doing exactly what you want. Today I went into the city with friends to take some shots of buildings, pigeons and each other. Sydney is great for little nooks and crannies and interesting people. I have to see if I got any good shots! There are so many different aspects to get your head around when trying to use the manual settings on your camera, it’s insane. Luckily it’s not an unfun hobby to practice!

This is just going to be a general rundown.


Loving Grimes’ new album “Art Angels”. I was going to list favourites/highlights but the list was half the album… I am truly in awe of what an amazingly creative woman she is. Blood (fake) warning on this clip…



This year I decided it was the year I’d start doing things I’d always said I wanted to do – you know, instead of just talking about it! So the first thing I did was take a crochet class.

I had bought hooks and wool and instruction books and watched youtube tutorials, but for the life of me couldn’t work out how to turn a corner.

I.e. do more than one line! I took a class with Laura at Paper & Pin, if you’re into craft she has some super cool tutorials on her blog.

So over winter I made myself some scarves and a started a few granny squares, but now I have finished my first real lap blanket and it’s really exciting (for me)!

I also took a weaving class with Miss Helen about a month ago where I produced the following rainbow awesomeness:


I’m working on something a little more sedate at the moment! Hopefully I finish soon and can share it with you.


How has your week been?