This is me. A thirty something crafty lady from Newcastle, NSW, Australia. I'm a graphic + web designer, printmaker, sometime artist, shower singer, friend, girlfriend, daughter, home owner, traveller, laugher and disco dancer who is currently obsessed with her Thermomix!

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    Type based works from Melbourne Graphic Designer, Robert Tenorio

    These super awesome typographic posters are from talented Melbourne graphic designer, Robert Tenorio. Using his own images taken in his travels through Japan, Robert created his own typefaces to visualise the feeling in his imagery. I love them!

    You can check out more of Roberts work on behance


    New handmade vintage tea towel totes

    How cool are these vintage tea towel handbags that I've been working on! They were popular at The Olive Tree Markets on the weekend! All handmade by me, only $40 and available at the next Olive Tree Market. vintage tea towel handbags


    On the Menu - Delish Winter Recipes.

    I'm hibernating and cooking loads of yummy foods in this cold cold winter, we've churned through 1 tonne of fire wood already and we're only half way through winter! Stay warm and cosy... Join me on my Eat Eat Eat pinterest board for some more winter inspirations.

    What are you cooking stangers?

    Spicy New Orleans BBQ Shrimp from Return to Sunday Supper//

    Pineapple & Mango Tart from Golubka//

    Italian White Bean Soup from A Couple Cooks //

    Key Lime Whoopie Pie from Martha Stewart //

    Roasted Veggie & Black Bean Burrito's from Tasty Kitchen //

    Baked Pumpkin Donuts from King Arthur Flour //


    Magical graphic illustrations from Guatemalan artist Muxxi

    Magical Indeed! Guatemalan artist Muxxi's new symmetrical experimentations (I call them graphic explosions!) are titled We are Magical.

    Muxxi is an illustrator and character designer who's works are a combination of imaginary worlds and mysterious and colourful creatures. She started her career as a graphic designer but found her true passion in illustration. She spreads her illustration love over the universe working with brands like Nokia & Mr. Chiizu. You can see her portfolio here.

    Muxxi We are Magical illustration

    Muxxi We are Magical graphic desinger

    Muxxi We are Magical

    Muxxi We are Magical illustrator



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    You may have heard that google reader is expiring on July 1 this year. Bummer Huh?

    Those of you who use google reader might be looking for another way for us to stay strangers... well now you can follow Howdy Stranger on Bloglovin.

    Following Howdy Stranger can be just as life transformative too. Ha!


    This weekend I fell in love with the new 'A Beautiful Mess' app....

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    Hi Stangers! Here is my beautiful sunny winter long weekend in pictures!

    This weekend I road-tested and fell in love with the new 'A Beautiful Mess' iPhone app! I have raved about the creative sister duo behind A Beautiful Mess blog in previous posts and these lovely ladies have converted their own quirky style into a hot new iphone app for photo's. You can crop, filter add type and doodles too! It's great for adding a little something to your pics and you can share direct to social media direct from the app! Only 99c in the itunes store.

    I hope you had a great weekend too, i'd love you to share your weekend pics and blog posts with me too. Drop me a line or comment below.

    A Beautiful Mess App

    Grumpy Cat

    A Beautiful Mess App

    Howdy Stranger Selfies with A Beautiful Mess app

    Martha Wainwright at Lizottes

    A Beautiful Mess App

    Howdy Stranger - Garden Harvest

    Vintage Store Shopping with Howdy Stranger

    Art Bazaar at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

    Tower Cinemas Newcastle

    Tower Cinema's Newcastle

    Lovely Wares at Wollombi Markets

    Wollombi Markets - Howdy Stranger

    Fog Rolling off the Mountains at Wollombi Markets

    Friday Nights @ kmart waratah

    Weekend in Words:

    Friday night fun @ Kmart  |  Art Bazaar @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery  |  Wollombi Markets  |  Tower Cinema's Newcastle  |  a place beyond the pines  | the salty squid  |  Weston Antiques  |  vintage shopping  | Marth Wainwright @ Lizotte's Newcastle |  Selfies | Grumpy Cats  |  Foggy mornings  |  Garden harvesting  | Queens Birthday Long Weekend xxoo