Taking Stock #6

Taking Stock #6

Hello! How are you going? Well, I hope! Here is my mini Taking Stock post for this month – enjoy.

Enjoying: being creative! I just listed a whole bunch of new button earrings in my Etsy shop yesterday and can’t stop looking at them. So prettyyyy. #shamelessplug

the rain on the garden. There’s nothing quite like it, I don’t think.

peppermint tea for my tummy.

I had written reviews for these as I finished them! My “to review” pile is getting dangerously high. Have you read any good books lately?

the latest issue of frankie magazine.

Apparently I’m also really loving my purple crochet blanket, given it’s in three photos. So warm and cosy. What are you loving, wishing, drinking, smelling, and/or enjoying this month? Have you had a good month? Do tell!

Jacquie is a 20-something maker and writer from Melbourne. She enjoys eating virtually anything that is labelled salted caramel and, contrary to popular belief, has forgotten how to ride a bike. She feels ambivalent about writing in the third person but thought it might be fun. It was.


  1. Alicesdesk

    Beautiful photos! I miss Frankie magazine!! What's the best story in there this issue?


  2. birdandfox

    Thanks Alice! Oh yes, frankie is one of my favourites. Can you get it anywhere in England?

    I haven't finished reading it all just yet (I like to savour it as much as possible!) but I really liked the article on people who are working doing trades from the past, e.g. making rocking horses, making umbrellas, that sort of thing.


  3. Isabel

    Jacquie, your photos are just stunning. The pink rose with the rain drops – wow. You have such an eye. I love the crochet rug…who made it? I'm working on a rug now, it's taking ages, but I'm enjoying the process. Especially with a good TV show! x


  4. birdandfox

    Oh thanks so much Isabel! I was actually not 100% happy with the photos for this one so I'm very glad to hear you liked them.

    I believe my nanna made the purple crocheted blanket but I'm not entirely sure. It seems like something she would do, though I remember her as more of a knitter, but there were also a lot of creative and generous people around my family when I was growing up so it could have been one of them!

    Yes, that sounds like an ideal way to spend an afternoon! My friend Laura has been inspiring me to start with the crochet. You should check out her blog – she posts about her blanket-making progress and is super lovely (www.happypantry.co.nz). I'm thinking next month will be my month to start.

    Thanks again for stopping past, Isabel! x


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