Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

All I want for Xmas...

This gorgeous sweater from catsandcrickets on etsy...

... and these two beautiful dresses from calico vintage here and here.

Please Santa!!!

Cheep Cheep

One of my favourite items that I sold at Kraftbomb on Sunday. I love making these little boxes! I hope to have a whole lot more for the next one too. I just can't get over how cute vintage easter decorations are :D

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Xmas Kraftbomb!

Lots and lots of photos up on my flickr of the latest Xmas Kraftbomb!
A lot of the stalls I don't know the names of..so if you do, please tag them for me!

Friday, 5 December 2008

Item Update

So i've been working on some little trinket boxes which have been so fun to make. I have so many ideas I want to explore but i've run out of decoupage boxes so need to make a trip to Spotlight I think! Here are the couple i've made so far. The little one I sold at the last kraftbomb but the bigger one will be available at the next one on the 21st.

I know some people are a little confused when they visit my blog (after taking one of my cards at kraftbomb) and find nothing for sale... I just hate the process of selling things online I guess. I like people to see the stuff, hold it, check it out and then purchase. Also i've never been terribly succesful at getting many sales, probably because im lazy and don't really promote myself. Speaking of which, months ago I uploaded a couple of bags to felt.co.nz. They sat on there unsold and I completely forgot I even still had them listed until last night I got an email telling me i'd made a sale, yay! Sold my little eiffel tower charm pouch, good thing I hadn't already sold it!

Friday, 21 November 2008

Have I ever...

*Yes answers are in bold.

1. Started your own blog – I had a livejournal for years and now I have this blog.

2. Slept under the stars – one of the few times I went camping

3. Played in a band and in orchestras and string quartets

4. Visited Hawaii – 3 times, 2 of those for a month each time. Yay holiday romance...

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity
- yes but not as much as I wish I could.

7. Been to Disneyland – Only the French one

8. Climbed a mountain – Rangitoto Island years ago on a school trip.

9. Held a
praying mantis – they fly into our bathroom all the time

10. Sang a solo – karaoke and err once at open mic night when I was REALLY drunk, very embarrassing.

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris – Last year, the most beautiful place I’ve ever been

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch – lots but sewing and photography mainly

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France – it was disappointing stuck behind a glass wall.

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight – who hasn’t?

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
– again, who hasn’t?

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset – I am a night owl so many sunsets

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - the UK yes but I want to go to Japan!

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language (not fluently but I’ve dabbled in Japanese)

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (family wise yes, personally no.)

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing – again a school camp activity

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung
karaokeMany many times

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight – Waikiki+Boy+3am

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Parisno but I’ve been under it.

Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain – can’t remember a specific time but im sure I have..

53. Played in the mud – as a child

54. Gone to a drive-in theater – in Australia my parents would go all the time and theyd take me and I’d sleep in the back seat while they watched the movie hah

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business – does SLS count?

58. Taken a martial arts class – no but my dads a black belt in karate so I’ve seen my fair share.

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watchingno but I’ve seen dolphins

63. Got flowers for no reason – yes (when I was a teenager) by a creepy old guy who stalked me from the internet hahaha he just left this giant boquet at my door and I never heard from him ever again…. So weird.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasmaDonated no but lost yeah to the hospital floor giving birth to lily... I lost over a litre which is enough to be considered a hemorrhage.

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy – a lot of them, I am a toy nut.

70.Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in LondonI’ve seen the guards in London but not the changing of..

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper - another school related thing

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox – when I was 10

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous – internationally famous yeah once or twice I have met musicians at signings but if this also includes local “celebrities” too many to remember.

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved onemy grandfather a few months ago and my cousin (to suicide) a few years ago.

94. Had a baby - YES and it HURT haha

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone – uh yes quite a few

99. Been stung by a bee – twice as a kid, never as an adult, I’m too wary now.

100. Read an entire book in one day - yes often.

Friday, 31 October 2008

kraftbomb stall!

Me (in the glasses) and Kessia (who was lovely enough to sit with me and help out)

Thanks to Chris and Karla who snapped everyone on the day!


As promised I scanned a few images from the books I got off yesasia. I tried to take them so they could be printed out but they came out a little dark, but hopefully still usable.

Kiichi Tsutaya (1914-2005)
website : http://www.nurie.jp

Rune Naitou (1932 - 2007)
website : http://www.naitou-rune.jp

Makoto Takahashi (1934 -)
website : http://macotogarou.com/

Junichi Nakahara (1913-1983)
website : http://www.junichi-nakahara.com