Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award

I recently received a Versatile Blogger award from the lovely Mandy Crandell at SOMETHiNG MONUMENTAL. There are some rules to follow if you win one of these awards. They are:

1. Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
2. Pass the award on to 15 amazing bloggers you’ve happened upon and love.
3. Contact those bloggers and let them know they’ve won.
4. State 7 things about yourself.

At last count I follow 61 blogs... but I have managed to narrow it down to 11 who fit into versatile banner.

1. Animalarium - just my absolute favourite. Animals in graphic design spanning decades and continents.
2. Gday Mate Gday Mate - One of the most entertaining blogs you'll ever find! Plenty of posts about Melbourne and skaters. I may be biased - this is my husbands blog! He's a really good guy. Also I think this blog may need an editor! :) Gday Mate.
3. I Have Two Rooms - my sister. She's terribly clever.
4. Here Comes The Sun - the gorgeous adventures of Amanda Thomas from New Zealand. Young, fashionable, married. Loves it.
5. Spokes and Daggers - Blog of the richly talented creator of Hopeless Lingerie. Featuring beautiful lounging ladies in vintage knickers. Enough said.
6. SOMETHiNG MONUMENTAL - an ever fascinating parade of photographs, tutorials and features.
7. KateĊ™ina Anna - beautiful photos of beautiful people
8. Calico and Co. - it goes without saying!
9. Tabitha Emma - bringing sweetness to your blog reader
10. Curiouser than Usual - Hey, I'm in the book club 'Ex Libris'
11. Zinnia Pea - lovely tales from the Adelaide Hills

Thank you to all the above bloggers for lightening up my days!

7 Things about myself:
1. I just went out for lunch, it was my bosses shout
2. I now feel like chocolate
3. I only have a $50 note in my purse
4. I happen to know that the snack machine at work only accepts $2 coins
5. I now wish I had have paid for my own lunch as that would mean I'd have change for the machine
6. I have to go the entire afternoon without chocolate
7. I will now spend the next 3.5 hours dreaming about Boost bars

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Do you take tea?

My High Tea necklace was featured in this delightful treasury by Zinnia Pea. It features gorgeous all Australian talent, tea based which is even better! Take a closer look by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Polyvore Rings

Polyvore. Simply put it's a site with collections of pretty fashionable things. It's also heaven for ring lovers like myself. I am a sucker for rings! Click to discover!!
Here are a couple of my favourite picks from the site.
Manya & Roumen Fiddler Crab Ring Orange sapphire, Peruvian opal - Max and Chloe $3995 AUD
Masai styled peacock ring by Kabiri $1665 AUD

Monday, November 22, 2010

'Thanks for all the cups of tea...'

I am terribly lucky to have a very appreciative boss. It meant I was today gifted something I have wanted for a long time!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ginger the Kitten & Tea Cup Wren

During lunch times at work one can accomplish many things. Like the drawing of two new friends perhaps... Ginger the Kitten
Blue Wren on a Tea Cup

Their accompanying pendants available as of this afternoon in Little Shop Of Handmade, Woorayl Street, Carnegie. Soon to be on my etsy store!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A date with Neil Finn. Well, kinda.

I feel I've been keeping something from you... I had the best night of the year on Friday November 5th. I bought a new outfit, a train ticket and trotted along to Rod Laver Arena early that evening.

When I first entered the arena and took my seat I was greeted by the sounds of Oh Mercy performing a gorgeous set to a mostly empty and terribly dark stadium.

But before 9pm the arena was almost full and Crowded House came on stage to perform a 2 hour long moving, energetic and funny show!
I'll be quite honest with you, it could have been a Split Enz reunion tour, a Finn Brothers tour or a Neil Finn solo show. As long as Neil Finn was there I was more happy than words can express!!

"This is the part in the show where we all lie down on the floor"

I wish I took these photos but I was so far back they all kind of looked like lemmings to me!

There were many tears (I was probably the only person who cried right through the first 2 songs!), laughs and sing a longs. So much audience interaction and the guys were so relaxed and funny, even reading out a letter handed to them from someone in the crowd. One of my favourite parts was when a chubby guy down the front ripped off his shirt in "Mean to Me", swung it around his and many other peoples heads for 30 seconds before throwing it on stage. A few too many overpriced beers for that guy!

It is a night I will not forget and it cannot be summed up in a silly little blog post.

So the next time you are wondering if you should go and see that daggy band that noone else you know wants to go and see, take my advice: Buy yourself a ticket and have the best night of the year!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Otogicco Little Red Riding Hood

I remember the moment... the first time I saw a piece of Japanese Otogicco wonder. My sister in law Leora had purchased a teapot online from Urban Outfitters and it sat smiling at me on the dresser at her house. Wow. Not only was it super cute, but also functional, Little Red Riding Hood's head is a cup!
So a couple of weeks later when I saw some of the Otogicco collection at Borders in Melbourne Central, I just had to purchase!
So I bought this for my sister who had been complaining of not having a teapot. Hey, it's close enough.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Free this Saturday?

Check out the Blackbird Market in Fitzroy! It's just the cutest and my favourite market... it is all undercover too which is such a bonus in this unpredictable town. If your in the area come down and say hi. I will be there from 10am-3pm meeting new people and giving tiny bunny rabbits new homes around peoples necks. Hoorah!

Herschel Vern Mathers

Here is my darling Herschel the blue tongue lizard, minging out on some toast last weekend. He is 6 years old but we have only owned him for 2 years. His favourite pastimes include being scratched under the chin, eating snails, drinking soy milk and chilling in the sun.
Photo credits to the robotic creature.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Friday Afternoon Fashion Fix

Laura, 20 year old Pony Hunter, Auckland

Ebba, 15 year old student, Umea

Tess 15 years old, Amsterdam

Friday afternoon fashion fix courtesy of http://lookbook.nu. Now it's time for some shopping on my lunch break!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Eye Patch You!

My Pirate Kitty brooch was just featured in this eye patch themed Etsy treasury by iheartkidart. How cool! I just adore the green octopus man! View the full size treasury here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Get The Look

This evening I will tell you how to dress as a 19 year old Neil Finn (3rd from right) pictured above in Split Enz in 1977
Detachable Peter Pan Collar in Black and White stripe by luminiaIntense Black Eyeliner by ErzulieCosmeticsDylon Fabric Painting Pens Lincraft

The perfect outfit for your next wild Monday night out!