January 26, 2015

Seaford & Sandcastles

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Happy Australia Day! If your not from around here, it’s a day where the whole country gets the day off and we all just hang out. I choose to spend the day at the beach with my 3 of my 5 sisters, my mum and my step dad. It has been a full year and a half since my last trip to the beach and I had forgotten just how much I enjoy being around the water.

The first stop on our seaside excursion was the sandcastle exhibition in Frankston. I’ve included a few photos of my favourites. Yeah, okay. It would be fair to say I’m a little bit of a geek. It took every ounce of strength in my body not to correct the woman and her son in front of me – The Bird Man and The Arrow in The Avengers are in actual fact Hawkeye and Falcon.  The afternoon was spent at Seaford Pier… just hanging out.

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Aimee xx

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January 21, 2015

Workspace Wednesday: Magazines for Creatives

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Today, I got up early and by early I mean 7ish. I finished off my last project for A Piece of Cake Designs and then climbed back in to bed with hubby. That pretty much set the tone for the day actually. Today did not feel like a day to start new things, but rather a day to wrap things up. My favorite task came late afternoon, with all the pressing loose ends tied up, I sat down to read a rather large stack of magazines I have been accumulating.

Currently on the Workspace Wednesday I am reading:

      • Fete Summer Edition – Best Party/Gathering Magazine out there. I love that it’s Australian. It always inspires me to try new things when we have friends over.
      • Frankie – Another Aussie magazine that will teach you all about crafts you never knew even existed! For example, did you know it takes 7 years to do a hand woven lace apprenticeship? I had no idea either!
      • Kinfolk Issue Fourteen – The photography in this magazine is AMAZING. Really loving the home tours in this issue too.
      • Cereal Volume Eight – Very much in the same vain as Kinfolk but English. Loved the Essays on Hong Kong and the Stahl House.
      • Donna Hay Summer Issue – Because there are only so many nights I can feed my husband salad. I always find the recipes easy to follow too.
      • Artful Blogger – Every time I pick this magazine up I become inspired to blog. So many beautiful stories with so much soul.
      • Where Women Create Business – There is nothing I admire more than women who turn their passions into a Business. This mag has great ideas on where to start.

The good news is after my lazy afternoon reading, I can just tell tomorrow is going to be a day for starting new things. I have already made a list!

I’d love to hear from you, is there any other magazines I should be adding to the pile?

Aimee xx

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January 20, 2015

APOCD: Strathdale

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This layout was originally created for APOCD. I know it seems like it has no meaning and it’s just about a new supermarket, but to me it’s a lot more than that. My grandparents have lived in the same house since before I was born. My Nana has been gone from this earth just over 10 years, but my Pa keeps the house exactly as it was while she was still alive. When I was very young I remember the area being considered the outskirts of town. Now, however it’s really desirable because it is only 10 minutes from the city center. In August this year, one of Australia’s biggest supermarkets opened a store at the end of Pa’s street. He was SO thrilled! His excitement was compounded even further by the fact that Anna’s boyfriend is a manager there and managed to get Pa in to the exclusive opening gala, where he got to speak to the Mayor. Sadly, I missed the whole shebang, but Pa took me to see it the following day. I don’t often get to see Pa that excited, so it seemed to me that alone deserves a page.

Strathdale by Aimee Dow

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I’ll be back tomorrow with a peek inside my studio.

Aimee xx

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January 19, 2015

APOCD: Love Love Love

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Hi! Happy Monday! I am super excited to be kicking it off with a new layout that looks nothing like I have ever created before. I’ve been a little creatively stuck lately. I feel like I’ve been falling back on the same designs over and over again, so I decided to try something new – actually I tried a lot of new things. If you would like to know what it was that shook me loose, head on over the the APOCD to see the full post. If not, just sit back and enjoy the pretty pictures.

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I hope you all had a good weekend and as always leave any Q’s in the comments :)

Aimee xx

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January 15, 2015

One Little Bird: My Husband Bakes

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Just a quick little post today. I know, I say that a lot and then it turns out to be about size of my first year university assignments. It’s a problem I am working on. The good news is if you want the whole story that would normally go with this layout, you can still read it! All the pretty pictures and details can be found over here on the One Little Bird Blog.

My Husband Bakes by Aimee Dow

I must admit I am so spoilt when it comes to CT work. Everything Peppermint creates is amazing and I am so lucky to have free reign over all her collections. My stint with Gramercy Road is technically finished, but I just can’t seem to put it away. Any photo that has the slightest amount of brown and I straight back to it. It also sorta helps that hubby kinda likes it too. And by that I think he is just relieved photos of him are being scrapped in more masculine colors.

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It’s fun to change things up from time to time.

Have a great day!

Aimee xx

P.s. 185 words! New Record!

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