Monday, April 30, 2012

hello sunshine

I bought a small bottle of neon yellow nailpolish today,just 'cos. It's like sunshine bursting out the end of my fingers,its a bit fun!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Lest We Forget.

I hope everybody has a special Anzac Day,relish that we are free.

xx millie

Saturday, April 14, 2012

a bird on the tide

The past couple of days I've been broke & holed up in my studio busy making stuff.Stuff is alright! Tom Wait's has been keeping me company,life is always sparkly when Tom's around.Thanks Tom,you're ace.I've also been stealing flowers to brighten up the days whilst wandering barefoot around town.Man,I'm such a hobo at times.Oh well.

They bought a round for the sailor
And they heard his tale
Of a world that was so far away
And a song that we'd never heard
A song of a little bird
That fell in love with a whale

He said, 'You cannot live in the ocean'
And she said to him
'You never can live in the sky'
But the ocean is filled with tears
And the sea turns into a mirror
There's a whale in the moon when it's clear
And a bird on the tide

Fish + Bird | Tom Waits

Thursday, April 5, 2012

camouflage couches

Last weekend Bren & I were pottering about in my studio,speaking shit & trying to tidy up when I started to tell him about my Mum making the majority of my clothes when I was a kid.

Like most kids who had homemade clothes,we weren't the richest family & because of my Mum's Asian persuasion she was brought up to never waste anything,to make use of what you have & not splurge on items that aren't necessary [like new clothes].

So I spent most of my childhood adorned in mismatched or terribly matching pieces of clothing that my Mum would fashion together from scraps of leftover fabric from other sewing projects.A few of my outfits [which is the story I was telling Brendan] were made from leftover pieces of couch covers Mum had made [yes,she made EVERYTHING].

I remember one outfit was of the same pattern,but one was bright yellow & the other bright blue,both made from leftover couch cover fabric.Another outfit was a multitude of colours & patterns [pictured] sewn together to make a lovely matching outfit of shorts & button-up top.

The first time I wore this outfit,some kids at the park said to me "What's wrong with your clothes??!" to which,if I was 20 years older would have replied "They're awesome!! What's wrong with your face??!",but alas I didn't have the spunk as a 4 year to reply in that fashion.

The only problem with my childhood clothing being made from scrap material was that if I was wearing my outfits whilst sitting on the couch I would blend in with the couch cover.Kind of like a 4 year old girl at war in the lounge room,camouflaged like a warrior of couches. 

One such day I was curled up on the couch watching teevs,with my matching camouflage outfit & my Dad came along,in total oblivion threw his entire bodyweight down onto the couch & sat directly on top of me.From that day on I made sure that I never wore my homemade clothing as a matching outfit because it not only got me ridiculed,which didn't bother me so much,but it had become dangerous.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Millie @ Flair To Remember

A gigantor thankyou to the always gorgeous 
lady/mama/wife/friend/sister,Nikki from Flair to Remember for 
writing a very lovely article about my creative junk.
I love it! 
You can have a looksie for yourself herrreeeeeeeeeee.