that’s me in the spotlight

what an exciting week!

I’m in this month’s issue of Your Home & Garden magazine….. and it’s the September Issue!

They’ve published some of my knitting patterns, and I was asked to choose ten of my favourite things to photograph. Here’s a little taste of the lovely photos that were taken at my house.

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful magazine in our little country. Here’s a link if you’d like to subscribe.

That’s my dining room above, with 1940’s Australian sideboard and my dining table designed by Mark Mack, Los Angeles architect and our former neighbor on the Venice Canals, where we lived for a year or so. When we left there to live in Santa Monica, he designed the table for us and in return we gave him and his family our old Hiawatha-style canoe that we wouldn’t be needing any more since were moving to a regular street. Hard to believe you can have a canoe parked outside your house in a city like Los Angeles, but it has many secrets that are not obvious to those who rush from the airport to Disneyland. The best thing about having the table built was choosing the colour. It’s orange, my favourite. The shape is inspired by school cafeteria tables, complete with horizontal bar underneath to put your feet on, and the top is made of layers of plywood.

That’s my mum’s old glass jug filled with tulips. It has a gold rim and two flying geese on one side.

Below is the photo they took of me, knitting guru? ┬áNo that is not a swift on my head. It’s the light over the dining table.

I’ve mentioned my David’s patience when it comes to craft projects littering the house. Well, here’s what I have to put up with. Multitudes of guitars. Not much of a trade, really, is it? They are so beautiful, if he asked me I would agree to hanging them on the wall. So far, not a peep.

16 Responses to “that’s me in the spotlight”

  1. Polly Says:

    Mel! That rug in the first picture… the best rug i’ve ever seen! The colours are beautiful, where did you get it?

  2. Kirsten Says:

    Wow, congratulations Mel. Looks like a great article and beautiful photos, I’m going to have to grab a copy with the groceries this morning!

  3. Marla Says:

    I think guru is an appropriate tag for you. One of Webster’s definitions is an influential teacher or popular expert.

  4. Nicky Says:

    Those green cushion look lovely Mel !! :)

  5. Karen Barrett Says:

    Woo, woo, long hair! Great publicity for and you, hope a new book is forthcoming!

  6. Lisa Says:

    Mel how exciting! Beautiful photo, and clever you! :)

  7. Blanca Says:

    Mel, Congratulations for the article! You have a beautiful gift, thanks for sharing it with us!

  8. Emma Says:

    How appropriate that it was the September Issue! Anna Wintour eat your heart out. Great article and we can now all feel proud/famous by association for knowing the wonderful Mel Clark. I’ll bring my copy to Tuesday night knitting for your autograph.

  9. LauraRose Says:

    Your house looks lovely! Wish I could see the whole article. My husband too has multiple instruments around the house. Marriage and life are a balancing act. We’re lucky though –they could collect scary action figures or something; at least instruments are pretty!

  10. India Says:

    looking FAB!

  11. sarah Says:

    your house looks soooo nice! youre the best!X

  12. mary Says:

    hi mel, congrats on the magazine article. how can i get a copy of the magazine without subscribing? hope all is well.

  13. Karen Says:

    I just love your kitchen table and how awesome to be in the spotlight! Congratulations. Its true Southern California has its own perks. We live near San Diego and yes, we can park a boat in the yard and my husbands boat is there a couple times a year for maintenance/repairs. I used to hate when it was there as most neighbors don’t take advantage of this opportunity. We visited my sister up in Juneau Alaska and when we were driving down her street I noticed that every single house had a boat parked in the yard and I started laughing. Guess its just a matter of perspective.

  14. Marilyn Says:

    Love the article, Mel! You look fab. I’m keen to plant my garden whenever the sun comes out but I don’t walk by it every time I leave my house so it has a tendency to get away on me. I’m so impressed with your vegies.

  15. Amy Hewgill Says:

    Wow! you superstar you! Your house is fabulous and you look great. I’d say HUGE success. well done on the awesome article.

  16. Libby Spooner Says:

    Just stumbled upon your article in the Your Home and Garden mag. Great article – well done! Libby

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