Thursday, December 31, 2009

I know! Christmas was so last week! I am the queen of the disorganised, last minute present wrapping, card making and sending, food preparing people. And now, on the eve of a fresh new year, my mind is brimming with plans and possibilities. My growing children, travel plans, finally getting the vegetable garden together, focusing on being more creative and more organised at the same time. But for now, I'm off to find the perfect beret to wear in Paris! Until 2010, au revoir!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What is the appeal of bakelite? How does thermoset resin, the first plastic, manage to exude such warmth and touchable appeal? I just love bakelite, and when I spotted these buttons at the recent exhibition at the Paddington Antique Centre , it didn't take a lot of coaxing from Kirsty for me to buy them.
I did hesitate when it came to snipping off the metal loop on the back, but whether I make serious collectors of the era cringe or not, it will be worn, and it will look fabulous.
If you would like to have a closer look at this honey, pop over to Miu & Umi!
Happy birthday Suzy Wong. We love you!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The lovely Kelley from Alex Kelley Jewelry in Chicago held a winter giveaway and guess who the lucky recipient of a pair of beautiful earrings will be? Yes, moi! Aren't I lucky? Have a look at Kelley's stunning designs at
Kelley's work features delicate wire-work combined with a range of semi-precious stones. Keep an eye out for the Butterscotch Amber necklace. It's certainly my favourite, and after telling Kelley about my secret urge to eat beautiful jewellery, I was relieved to hear that she agrees!
I'm sure I'm not alone in associating gems and beads with food. What do you think?

My beautiful sister, playing dress-ups. Nobody in the world can make me laugh like she can, and I always marvel at her ability to turn the most ordinary or mundane task into gales of hysterical laughter. Whenever we get together for one of our rare gossip and catch-up sessions, complete with wine and some kind of smelly cheese, I am reminded just how lucky I am to have such a kick-arse sibling.
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