tessmccabe Another happy client picked up her newly designed business cards today (printed in matte gold Pantone 871U - woop!). The identity is sleek and makers-mark-able, and the design on the back is an aerial view of the river system near Anna's family property in Queensland, where she sources some of the materials used in her jewellery. No, I didn't hang out of a helicopter to capture that image - my trusty collaborator Google Earth assisted. #howgreatistheinternet #identitydesign #jewellerydesigner #businesscarddesign 1d

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tessmccabe If you're in the city go check out #PageNotFound at the Melbourne Town Hall Gallery and spend 30 mins lol-ing at @oslodavis's wall of drawings and then looking up your street address in ye olde street directories. Well done @letterboxtype @typebyheather! 3d

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tessmccabe A pretty personal episode of @thenewnormalpodcast is online today. Emma and I have both been through some parenting/life challenges over the last few months (Emma's new bub is here! Hullo Jethro!) but the seas are calming, so we talk it out in the hope that at least four of you find it somewhat interesting and/or informative. We also review what we learned from some of our wonderful past guests incl @murraydg, @tothotornot and @joeynomad.at www.thenewnormalpodcast.com or find us on iTunes. x #parenting #podcast #newbaby #secondbaby #toughtimes #breastfeeding #toddlers #tantrums #miscarriage 3d

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tessmccabe Do you work from home? Are you freezing your b*tt off this winter? Come sublet my studiomate's desk in the light, bright and WARM @letterboxtype studio in Brunswick while she's overseas from next week 'til 17 October. Seriously, some days we are wearing t-shirts, it's that toasty. Communal printer, wifi, all outgoings included, $100/wk. Sophie(at)scdesign.com.au #graphicdesignstudio #typographer #typedesigner #sharedstudio #webdesigner #brunswick 1w

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tessmccabe My bro @paulwdonoughue killing it on stage at The Toff. Wish you were here @peterdonoughue @eestafford #bigstrongbrute 2w

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tessmccabe Annnnd, exhale. Today I pressed GO on my long-time-coming venture, Creative Minds Publishing Pty Ltd. It is now officially the umbrella that @CreativeWomensCircle, and the books that I produce, and all the ideas that I have for the future, will shelter underneath. Despite it still just being me as sole director/employee/shareholder/tea-lady, it is a very exciting thing! Making all the decisions about a business and its future on ones own is extremely exciting/rewarding/harrowing/stressful/liberating/stomach-churning/eye-watering/body-palpitating/happiness-making (choose as many as applicable on any given day). But I'm thrilled to share it with you all, because you all made it happen through your support and good vibes over the years! Creative Minds is for you, and us: www.creativemindshq.com #creativemindshq #graphicdesignspeak #eeeeekkk 3w
  •   eestafford Hope you're celebrating tonight xx 3w
  •   krisweh Awesome!! 3w
  •   freelikebird Very cool! 3w
  •   miettehandmade Congrats Tess... That's awesome. 2w
  •   liziitt Go tess!!! Amazing logo, I've come to expect nothing less! Such a talent 2w
  •   tessmccabe THANKS ALL! Feeling the luuuurrveeee.... 2w
  •   frankieandswiss Woot!! Tess!! Yayyyyu for you, my friend:) Awesome times ahead!! 2w
  •   samara_greenwood A beautiful thing x and love your summary of this crazy business ride 2w

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tessmccabe Now the only question is WHAT to protest. 3w

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tessmccabe Thanks to those who suggested Pollen Tea Room in #batterypoint for our breakfast! Deeeelish. 3w
  •   seacsarah Have a great time!! If you're in Richmond you should go visit my Ma and Pa for a cuppa!x 3w
  •   seacsarah Btw Masaaki's sushi at the Sunday Farm Gate market is a must!! 3w
  •   tessmccabe Thanks @seacsarah we are heading to farm gate tomorrow! x 3w

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tessmccabe Layers and scarves and beanies and foliage with these two awesomes @amyvuleta @seanmbox #tasmania #batterypoint 3w

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  •   lamylovers Nice!!! 3w
  •   themrsconnell Have a fab time Tess!! I hope someone alerted you to the fab writeup your book got online with Readings?? 3w

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tessmccabe Had fun chatting to designer @dlimiter a while back for today's episode of @thenewnormalpodcast... We ranted about childcare centres and the getting-of-children-into-one, juggling family life when one partner is studying full time, and topped it off with some birth story flashbacks (sorry about that Dave). Listen in at www.thenewnormalpodcast.com or on iTunes! 3w

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tessmccabe Things I love on a Sunday morning... @mrkitly teapot, @bridgetbodenham mug, @insideoutmag and a quiet house! Happy Sunday everyone! 4w

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tessmccabe One of my fave identity design jobs of the year thus far for jeweller @liziitt... Ready for #finderskeepersmarket next weekend! check out her stuff, it's puuuurrty.... 1mon

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tessmccabe Fiery light in #brunswick early this morn... #latergram 1mon

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tessmccabe Art directing a photo with a fun team of ladies for a good cause today... @gemmola is a master! @joeynomad @frankieandswiss 1mon

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tessmccabe A new episode of @thenewnormalpodcast went online today! Recently Emma and I sat at @gourmetgirlfriend's kitchen table and chatted about kids and cooking (and kids who cook) and since that time I've been much more willing to accept the mess and get my 2-yr old Master M helping in the kitchen with me. Muffins, pikelets, soup, pizza... he's on track to be cooking us a 3-course meal by 2020. Thanks so much Ruth for the prompt! Listen in at www.thenewnormalpodcast.com or find us on ITunes/the iPhone podcast app. Delicious. #podcast #parenting #cookingwithkids 1mon
  •   gourmetgirlfriend Thankyou so much Tess. It is super WONDERFUL to hear that! 1mon
  •   tessmccabe I think it's true they eat about 5x as much if they have had a hand in making it too @gourmetgirlfriend! 1mon
  •   gourmetgirlfriend Yes it definitely affects enthusiasm levels that's for sure! 1mon
  •   threebuttons Hi Tess! I've been having troubles downloading this podcast today. Not sure if it's me although I was able to listen to previous podcasts without problem. Looking forward to hearing Ruth's family tips. X 1mon
  •   threebuttons Ahhj worked it out! 1mon

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tessmccabe So a couple of friends and I are heading for a mini break to Hobart in a few weeks... And looking for some winery, cheese-ery, good-eatin' recommendations. Have you been? Any tips? Extra points for gluten-free & vego eateries! #thanksinadvance #askinstagram 2mon
  •   jenna_rowe Hi! Feel free to leave me your email and I'll forward you my Hobart to-do list! xx 2mon
  •   clance I'll email you a link to a destination piece I did for epicure :) x 2mon
  •   loupardi #taswegia x 2mon
  •   loupardi Just got back (literally sitting on my loungeroom floor next to suitcase). Smolt is great, huon valley is ridiculously pretty, bruny is wild and wonderful. Remi de Provence for french is incredible. x 2mon
  •   arborbrunswick I second the peppermint bay cruise - don't choose the set lunch as it's more fun to order your own 2mon
  •   tessmccabe THANKS SO MUCH EVERYONE!! 2mon
  •   varilongmuir We stayed at the piermont.com.au just outside of Swansea a few years back and it was bliss! Beautiful cozy cottages right on the bay and one of the best meals we've ever had in the restaurant! Like something straight out a Nancy Meyers movie! 1mon

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tessmccabe With all of Melbourne and their children at the museum today. #rainyrainycoldcold 2mon

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tessmccabe Rainy afternoon activity: I am told what to draw and I draw it, though I retain at least some creative license e.g. "A man" looks kinda like Ira Glass. I await The Jacky Winter Group's representation. 2mon

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