Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Back in the shop - just in time for Valentines!

These garlands can also be made to order in different colours and lengths... so if you're wanting a rainbow heart garland... let me know!

See that gorgeous black floral kiss-lock bag hanging in the background? I love that bag. It was made by Vicki of Marcello Neckwear, and I bought it from her at a BrisStyle market over a year ago. When I'm not using the bag, it hangs next to my bed, and greets me with awesomeness every morning when I wake up.

Monday, January 9, 2012

What day is it?

There's a big blank on the pantry where the 2011 calendar used to hang, so I finally got around to choosing and downloading 12 owl artworks for my 2012 Owl Lover Calendar.

In 2011 Shivani, the creator of My Owl Barn, collaborated with 30 international artists to put together a choose-your-own-image-for-each-month calendar for free. The only problem is choosing 12 images!

So if you're looking for a new one, look no further!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I once ran away from colour...

I've always shied away from wearing colour. From my delightfully moody teen years, where it was black, black and a little more black, to hitting the mid-thirties and embracing the forgiving qualities of that darkest hue, black has been the staple of my wardrobe.

But...there's so much colour creeping in at the edges. I'm feeling like perhaps I've been too hasty. There's a world of eye-popping technicolour out there...

This is what happens when hundreds of kids are given thousands of stickers... at the GOMA until March 2012. Absolutely stunning art installation by Yayoi Kusama.

Color Me Katie is an example of extreme colour love. This adorable chick literally surrounds herself with every colour there is, and makes you want to do all her fun little DIYs too. Katie also has a community-based outlook with an emphasis on sharing that is really infectious!

Street art can be good. Street art can be bad. Shall we debate? I just know that if I discovered a rainbow on my fence, I probably wouldn't be too upset!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Red velvet cake, The Ramones and so on...

This is the cake. This one. It's Cameron's birthday today - he's my best friend in the entire world, and I love him so fiercely it's scary. So I'm going to make him a Red Velvet Cake, and maybe add a bit more chocolate cream into the middle. He really likes chocolate.  

This morning I got up with him (at 4.30am, thank you!) and made him coffee and some eats. I played him this...

 and gave him his present...a whipper-snipper! I know, I'm very romantic, but it's what he wanted.

I'm in a little bit of love with this coat. I don't need it, not at all, but boy, I want it.

One of ny new brooches - a mix of old and new materials which seemed to find each other! The laying out phase of making something new is a dreamy, playful time for me, and I listen carefully for the little voice that hints I'm stepping on my comfort zone. This is when I know I'm heading in the right direction.

Now I just have to come up with a clever name, and write it up in my little shop. Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, you good-looking people

Welcome to 2012.

My pure and fervent hope is that this year is better than the last, for everyone.

Today began with croissants and coffee. And no hangover! I also redesigned my blog and re-opened my Etsy shop, and photographed the new pieces which I will list very soon.

This year my goal is to do more good. To make the most of my time. To put aside the worries that hobble me, and to finally hit my stride!

I'm also thinking I should make a few lists. Of goals and intentions. To really set it out there and illustrate my plans, make myself accountable for the results.

What do you think? Are you a lister? Do you already have your lists in order? 

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