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Hi my name's Carly... I own Nest Studio and love to make things, especially with my children... I even made a book with them, LITTLE ARTISTS HANDMADE (Penguin 2011)
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The whole family has been helping me out in the studio this summer... fresh white walls, holes patched up and the concrete cleaned up... The studio shop was feeling quite crowded and dusty last year so I have cleared the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at moopy & me
I took these photos today for Umbrella Prints. And they fill me with joy. They are so happy I want to stop what I am doing and sew right now... but alas I have no sewing thread here in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at moopy & me
My little Olive starts Kindy today... she is busting with excitment. Olive has been going to our local community kindy for two years now just for their awesome occassional care program (2.5 hours a week)... so she knows everyone and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at moopy & me
*For technical reasons I have posted this on my blog so we can all access Monica's super duper fun downloads (me and blogger don't get on so well over at Umbrella Prints' blog & I can't figure it out just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at moopy & me
As those of you who have read my blog a few times may know ... I love picture books and include them in so much of what we do with the children in the studio. Children can relate to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at moopy & me
The Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition is well and truely underway... and with only 3 days left to pin your favourite I am getting super super excited to see who wins... There are so many gorgeous things being made ... it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2012 at moopy & me
If time and money were no object I would grab my bike and ride around these neighbourhoods every weekend... oh I reaaally miss Kyoto. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2012 at moopy & me
Posted May 23, 2012 at moopy & me
It was like a dream being in Japan ... literally, while we were there I kept having to remind myself to soak it up, it was so stunning and rich with experiences you can have no where else... that it... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at moopy & me
We are off to Japan tomorrow morning.. on a family holiday. It's so huge & beyond my comprehension that I can't think of much to say...(not to mention I am thoroughly exhausted from finishing up work for the term this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2012 at moopy & me
I made a couple.... my fantasy of 20 bunny's hopping around the house this week was just that.. fantasy. But what I did manage to do (just in time for last minute Easter crafting) was slap together a pattern for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2012 at moopy & me
My copy of Hand in Hand arrived last week.. (Jenny asked me to share a project for her book about creative mummy bloggers).. it was so exciting to "meet" all the other women in the book and read about their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at moopy & me
With easter around the corner, a family holiday to Japan, end of school term in the studio, Magill Road Alive and an UP Trimmings competition.. so many ideas have been spinning around in my head on the crafting and making... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at moopy & me
We have already sold out of two massive batches of Trimmings packets ... and our now happily making more packets for you... I just cannot wait to see what everyone is making! And I am also a bit excited that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at moopy & me
Nest Studio Adelaide Writers' Week - Sunday, March 4 2012 Join in the fun with Nest Studio as they share exciting picture books, paint with beautiful watercolours and play games as imaginative as they are educational. Following the philosophy of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at moopy & me
Sharing the love Nest Studio style.. maybe you will find a heart today. Love from all the children at the studio xxx UPDATE 15/02/12 Last week in the studio the children were painting with beautiful warm colours and so it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at moopy & me
Term starts for Lily today but the poor little sod has a tummy bug... so to cheer her up I patched up a new placemat for her using the fabric she designed in the holidays (her's is the big peachy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at moopy & me
I have been trying to figure out how to get my hands on some Muji+Lego sets for what feels like years ... but it looks like it's not available anywhere but Japan. Good thing we're going in April then.... WTHey!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at moopy & me
Typepad just ate my post :( What I was saying was .... what a fantastic summer we have had .. sandy beaches, fish and chips, jumping in the surf and now ... now we are ready for a fun filled... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at moopy & me
Lily and I have been chatting about Christmas in Australia ... we chatted about what we could make that would better represent the sunshine and colour here ... rather than a white Christmas with snowflakes... So Lily painted some paper... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2011 at moopy & me
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (2011, Walker Books) is my new number one top book for 2011. I know.. big call but I AM going to call it.. an instant classic. Yes, that kind of hype gets... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at moopy & me
So I got home from work last night (after teaching a very awesome bunch of teenage girls) to find these very catch your eye kind of tap tap pictures on our back table... and I thought wow aren't my girls... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at moopy & me
Following up from my previous post... I managed to take a photo of the DIY tin can cookie cutter today. You can see quite clearly that I don't care much for perfection in straight lines and crisp corners...(the top of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at moopy & me
Sorry for the iphone at night photography but I was too chuffed not to share straight away... no time for natural light and styled up photos (I did enough of that at work this week) These are custom made tulip... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at moopy & me