Sunday, July 18, 2010

Me the quilter?

even to me this seemed a bit unlikely. My mum's into quilting in a big way, even use to sell her quilts to shops when we were living in NZ but it's not something I thought I'd ever get into. That is until I stumbled across Penelope Waits lovely blog, this post is what got my inspired to start on my own pillow. So I took a trip up to see Mum and we went shopping for some material to get me started.

I was looking for bright colours so got these

and straight away got to cutting out the pieces, the cheats way

(i'm still on my L plates, so it's OK)

I know I haven't really got into it yet but so far I'm really enjoying it and am looking forward to getting stuck into it. I shall keep you posted on how I go. x

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Good things take time

right? wrong! when it comes to blog entries that is anyway. I've been so slack and haven't posted in too long. What's been going on lately you may ask? Not a heck of a lot, not enough to warrant a good excuse for not blogging... except that the I.T nazis at work have decided to block all blog sites which makes it a tad more challenging for me to peruse blogs during the day but still, no excuse i know. Well I'm still in the same job I was in however I'm changing my hours, as from next month I will be working just 3 days a week which will give me more time to focus on volunteer work along with my crafting which I'm looking forward to. So what's been inspiring me lately you may ask? 2 things in particular so here they are.

This wonderful market recently graced my home town and brought with it plenty of wonderful ideas for me to start creating. I've almost finished one and have a million more ideas running through my head thanks to it. And I must say it was perfect timing too now that it's a tad colder here.


Thanks to the chill this season come with iI've been forced to stay in doors and focus on the more important things, such as gingerbread houses for coffee cups and paper cut outs

Short and sweet, that's what this entry is. But I promise to write more later. Looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs too x

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How do you do it?

I need you're help, lovely blogger people! I'm currently looking for a Camera and am in a bit of pickle as to what I should get so the purpose of this blog is pretty simple, to find out what brands/models you use and what you recommend. I've looked at a few review sites but wouldn't mind getting a few more opinions and seeing as you all display such beautiful snaps in your blogs I thought this would be the perfect place to seek such advise.

So... what kind of camera do you have/use/recommend?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pure to Dark

Long time no blog. Feels weird but good to be back! Looking forward to catching up with everyone elses blogs again!! I wanted to kick start my blog with my inspiration to revamp my room and totally change the colour scheme from pure to dark. That was thanks to this delightful blogger who also sells bits and pieces on Etsy. These are a few of my favourites, let me know what you think.

Sorry to keep it so short, promise I'll make up for the lack of text next time ;)

Monday, June 29, 2009

My Little Pony Revamped

There’s nothing quite like beating the winter blues than getting stuck into an art project I find. It keeps you indoors away from the nasty chill outside and leaves you with something pretty as a result of all your effort. So sure I may have aimed a little too high this season but never mind it's all the name of fun I guess. I've recently discovered the art work of Mari Kasurinen and find what she does absolutely amazing so figured I'd get myself a My Little Pony and see what I can come up with. Here are a few of her sculptures I adore, especially the My Little Andy Warhol which is my favourite! Let me know what you think and whether you have any suggestions as to what I should make... maybe a My Little Jane Birken? (:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What I really really want...

There are pros and cons to living so far away from America. I can't really think of any pros off the top of my head... I can however think of a huge con! That being I'm not able to shop at Fred Flare. I've found so many things on this site I want it's not funny but do they ship here? Nope! I've recently got back into photography, I'm not sure if it's because I've been seeing a lot of pretty things around or if it's because my digital camera decided to stop so needless to say I was thrilled to find what the site has to offer in the way of cameras. Even though I can't buy them now at least I know what's out there and who know maybe one day they'll ship to lil ol Australia. Anyway here are a few cameras I found on this awesome website and the effects the make. Let me know what you think...

Aren't they adorable? Argh I want them all so bad... one day, right ;)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Mi nombre es Jacinta

I've been seriously thinking about travelling to Mexico next year with friends which has led me to learn various Spanish phrases from a friend who is Spanish. Don't you find that when you start to think about something a lot the presense of various things linked to this become more obvious? Well I do and so because I'm learning Spanish I'm noticing the culture a lot more these days. So I guess it comes as no suprise that this Vogue Editorial from 2007 really caught my attention the other day when I was flicking through old issues. I think it's just great especially since it suits my current state of mind. Isn't she just gorgeous!

Oh yeah and it's Friday, yay!! So have a good weekend everyone xxx