From Zim and Zou, possibly my most favourite thing ever. Typography + paper craft + embroidery. It's called 'Weave', it's a font, it's beautiful. Go love it some more here.
Have you discovered kickstarter yet? It's an amazing site where you can pledge to support a whole bunch of arty, crafty, creative projects. In return, if the project you've pledged to support is successful in reaching it's funding goal, you'll be rewarded for your support in a whole range of fun and creative ways (the rewards are designed by the people behind each project - so they may include anything from a hug, to something tangible like a print or tickets to an event, to something like a one on one Skype session to discuss your shared passion for typography).
I first heard about kickstarter through Dannielle, who was promoting this great project by Jessica Swift. It is such a lovely way to get involved in the creative community, to directly help people whose ideas you like. They do have a section for 'small projects' (less than $1000), but even on the bigger projects you can become a backer for as little as $1! Or maybe you have a project that needs funding?
From Kurt Riedi and Steffi Gloor, a rather charming way to view the weather forecast (found via Mrs Eliot Books). Here in Seoul the weather has been swinging between deadly monsoonal rain and stifling sticky heat, but at least now the forecast can look pretty.
Simply amazing critters by Melbourne artist Troy Emery (I can't remember how I got on to these, if it was because of you please let me know). In his sculptures, Troy explores craft and natural history and creates all kinds of awesome. Would love to see one of these sculptures in the real world some time.
And last but most definitely not least, my Grandma is a good thing and then some. Here she is with my sister and I (note the co-ordinating parkas!) on 'Australia's Favourite Steam Train' (I quote) Puffing Billy.
My Grandma is quite a remarkable person. She's always been around to look after the gaggle of grand kids and great grand kids; she's been the tough glue that's held our big messy sprawling extended family together. Strong, caring, confident, quick to laugh. Stubborn as a mule at times (no, I didn't inherit that, why do you ask?) and unlikely to say no to a glass of bubbles (no, I didn't inherit that either. *cough*).
She's now 90 and lying unconscious in a hospital bed, hopefully at peace. She is in all of our hearts and our minds. And even though she's 'had a good innings' as they say, all our hearts are breaking a little right now. I'm flying out to Melbourne tomorrow, possibly to say goodbye. If things are a bit quiet here over the next week, you'll now why.