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Tag: Frankie the caravan

February Fete

Ah, Saturday, you were grand… we had the February Fete with ceramist Kylie of Paper Boat Press at her shop/gallery over at Ashgrove, Brisbane…. my gosh, was it a crazy busy day… these lovely shots on the blog were actually not captured by me this time I was a little busy wrapping and packing and hanging out with lovely customers… they were shot by the talented Ashley Oostdyck – thank you Ash x … a few weeks ago while chatting over a glass or three of red wine Kylie and I decided we should do something together, a collaboration of sorts; we came up with a ‘february fete’, where I bring my caravan Frankie over to her studio/shop and we ‘bang out our wares’ so to speak; my old wares and Kylie’s handmade ceramics; we put it out there through our social media avenues and come Saturday morning we both really didn’t know how it was going to pan out…. eeeekk … let’s just say that the power of local community is where it is at…. Ashgrove – who would of thought! We were both so overwhelmed by everyone who came out to see us and to take part in the little suburban fete….it felt like a really good party… seriously and I have been to a lot of parties in my time….there were so many familiar faces and so many new faces too….. lots of laughter, music and excitement…the buzzing corner block literally went off… …. thank you so much to all who came out to see us… we are going to plan another one for later in the year…it really was that much fun …. sometimes good things do come from having a few too many glasses of wine with friends…. Love Local! K x  


Finders Keeper THIS Weekend

©Kara Rosenlund Big things planned for this weekend…. the two day Finders Keepers market will be unfolding… Frankie the caravan is getting packed as we speak…. very much looking forward to getting amongst it over the weekend…. Lots of new found pieces will be on the trestle tables too…. come along if you are in Brisbane. Saturday and Sunday at the Old Museum; corner of Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace at Herston from 10am til 4pm both days! K x


This Weekend

…. I’m busily getting new well it’s really actually old, but its new to me stock ready for this weekend’s Finders Keepers! Very exciting! Come by and see us from 10am, we will be there both days as well as so many other crafters and makers! It will be a fun sunny day out in Brisbane! Wahoo! K x


Frankie Does Sydney

©Kara Rosenlund I can not wait! Timothy O and I are just about to leave for the road trip from Brisbane to Sydney with Frankie the Caravan….. I feel so exited and a little nervous … everything has been packed and wrapped for this weekend’s market pop up at The School….. I have had some amazing help this week to put the finishing touches on the trip…. my wonderful mother has been my assistant this week – thank you Mum, I couldn’t have got it all finished without you… The sewing guru Sally O from Studio Sixty lent a had to sew me up a storm and I also had the craft queen Lulu Lucky stop by and craft up some last minute crafty bits for the trip. I’ll be updating the blog with ‘Postcards from the Road’… you can also see the trip unfold over on instagram and our Facebook page. And here is a little sample of some of the music on our ‘Road Trip’ playlist. You can listen and download if you click here. See you soon Sydney! K x


Frankie in SYDNEY THIS Weekend

  So, this is where Frankie, myself and Timothy O will be THIS weekend….. parked fabulously at The School selling our wares, while celebrating my friend and super stylist Megan Morton’s ‘The School’s’ FIRST Birthday….. It will be like a carnival…..a crazy colourful mad carnival…. The festivities kick off at 10am until 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday….85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery (same place as my workshops) there will be loads to see and do…. besides Frankie there will also be free paper craft classes, a ‘Pav Party’, lots to eat and drink and so much more for words……so much more…. Click here to visit The School for more information. Tell your friends… pass it on. It’s going to rock! K x P.S …. packing up Frankie today for the road trip….. super excited!


Vignette Classes with Kara Rosenlund

©Kara Rosenlund As you know I’m hitting the road next week with Frankie the caravan and going down the east coast of Australia….  to coincide with this I’m also offering is a ‘How To…’ class on Vignettes – otherwise known as a still life. I adore a perfectly balanced and well composed still life. If you are curious how I put together my bits and pieces then you should come along. I will be covering a whole range of topics on the subject and will be talking you through how to achieve the perfect vignette for the home, for social media or for work… Below are the dates and details. To book visit Megan Morton’s The School’s website and click on the ‘Schedule’ tickets are $120, I would run, not walk to avoid disappointment. K x   Sydney 14th April 2013, 5.30pm – 8.00pm  at The School, 85 Dunning Ave Rosebery Sydney 15th April 2013, 7.00pm – 9.30pm at The School, 85 Dunning Ave Rosebery Sydney 16th April 2013, 7.00pm – 9.30pm at The School, 85 Dunning Ave Rosebery Melbourne 2nd May 2013, 6.30pm-9.00pm at Small Giants, 11 Princes St, St Kilda Brisbane 26th July 2013, 6.30 – 9.00pm at Toby Scott’s, 515 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield NEW SYDNEY DATE ADDED – TUESDAY NIGHT


Long Weekend In Pictures – Australia Day

As I upload these images from the weekend it feels like it was forever ago it was Australia Day, not the Saturday that has just gone by. Usually on Australia Day we would throw a BBQ or put something in the wood fire oven and have friends over, however this Australia Day had a very different vibe…. We woke to a lot of rain, which was to be expected, so we decided to have an easy morning around the kitchen table. Our friend Cath sent us some of her delicious homemade apricot and vanilla bean jam and we chatted and grazed for the whole morning as we watched the rain pelt down… How strange this Australia Day felt… love the Empire… if only for the souvenirs…. ** Timothy O also received a milk frother for Christmas, hence the froth… Come the afternoon Timothy O and I were a bit bored as it was raining even harder and the winds were howling outside…we checked on the girls in their pen… they were wet…so I blow dried them… the local radio was advising people to stay off the roads and stay indoors as the weather was about to become severe…. we were both starting to get a bit ‘ansy’ irritated – we aren’t good at sitting still… so we decided to make a jug of Pimms and listen to vinlys…. …. then out came the backgammon…. and the afternoon rolled into the evening, as the electricity flickered on and off…. We rose to another crazy wet morning with wild winds…  so again we sat, ate and watched the elements…. we listened to more local radio, we heard lots of sirens and it definitely started to feel very dark and dangerous out there…. we felt very grateful for our old solid house… I decided I needed to do something productive, so out came the cook books over breakfast…. I baked for what felt forever…. hours… kneading pastry….rolling pastry… blind baking pastry….filling pastry… all while listening to annoucments of floodwaters breaking their banks up north, helicopter rescues and emergency evacuations…. Timothy O and I stayed indoors as it continued to pour with rain and listened to even more vinlys….  as soon as the chocolate tart which I had been working on was ready we got stuck in to that too….. we ate the whole weekend…. I tried to read, though I couldn’t concentrate…… the echoes of sirens was distracting me and cabin fever had set it… Timothy O went down stairs to check on the chickens their pen had flooded over night so they were unhappily hanging out in the laundry…. and to his surprise underneath our house was starting to flood, it had never done that before… not a trickle… more like a gushing waterfall, coming in from the street (we live on a hill) and things of ours were floating about in the water….so the girls were packed up in picnic baskets and raced upstairs pronto…. we quickly dug an alternate avenue, aka a trench to redirect the flowing water into our backyard and not under our house…. the shot above doesn’t really portray the action very well… it looks rather mild… though it really wasn’t….it was pouring with rain, we couldn’t see in front of us at points and the wind was just battering… I must admit it was rather exciting…and I was secretly pleased we had something to do….. … after yet another change of clothes (we had already run out of towels by this stage)…. I noticed the wisteria trellis lifting up and coming out of the ground, it was caught up in the crazy winds…. there was no way after all this time three slow years I was going to lose my wisteria to some crazy Queensland wild weather… no, no, no….(click here for a refresher) We tied her firmly down to the front gate with Frankie’s awning pegs…. Then yesterday we cleaned up all the mud and water and grot that washed in under our house….. I did what felt like my 82nd load of laundry and we were bemused by what an extraordinary long weekend we had. How was yours? Hope everyone was safe. K x



Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, storyteller, adventurer and author.

Her love for authenticity and adventure is celebrated through her photography. She is passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast landscape. Kara photographs and shares her visual stories from her adventures, inspired by the everyday people and landscapes she encounters.

Her first hardcover interiors book, Shelter - How Australians Live, is out now.

Above all else Kara is a lover of all things real. She shares her humble life through her Blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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