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June 16th, 2010

Nazis & Heroes & Warlocks, OH MY!

Just stumbled across the synopsis of this novel, Bitter Seeds, by Ian Tregillis and I’ve got to say? Interest is piqued! It sounds exactly the kind of anachronistic ludicrous that I enjoy:

Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be.

WILL be going on ma amazon.com wishlist that’s for sure.

One thing I’m completely confused about? The rather substantial uselessness of the actual bitter seeds website. O_O Its some stuff thrown together in Photoshop with some links to where they buy the book. Not even any blurbs or useful searchable information. O_O;; WHY DOES IT EXIST?! Not the correct kind of ludicrous, unfortunately…

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June 16th, 2010

“they retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom” – william congreve

EEE! Ma friend Essie has created another gorgeous x-stich pattern for her etsy store. This time based on her adoration of pretty tea cups.

Though I have ZERO patience for cross-stich on this kind of scale myself (I can’t ever get the backs to look as neat as I’d like! xD Yes, that’s right, I don’t do it because I don’t like the part you CAN’T SEE xD) I’d SO LOVE this whole set in reality. EEEE! The really fat stripey teacup is totally my favourite. So paunchy!  xD

June 15th, 2010

Simplicity Bias Tape Maker?! GET IN MY POSESSION!!!

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!

So while I’m randomly posting stuff at half past one in the morning… OMG I just founnd this thing of BEAUTY at Amazon.com! Along with its good mate, the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine. HOLY CRAP ON A STICK! How freaken useful what THESE have been when I was making Greg and my Cactus costumes?

SOOO getting my hands on these puppies, the amount of applications of them are SOOO endless! *sewing gasm*

June 15th, 2010

NEW Giant Lego storage boxes « HomeShoppingSpy

HOMG THE AWESOME THAT IS LEGO STORAGE!!!

Jenji linked me this blog post @ homeshoppingspy, squeeing about NEW Giant Lego storage boxes, . AND. WITH. GOOD. REASON..! HOLY CRAP THE STACKABLENESS AND THE COLOUR RANGE AND… AUUUGH!!

Who needs adorable vintage kitchen canisters if you’ve got lego?!

June 11th, 2010

Time to squeal over some kitchen stuffs!

Kitchenaid Artisan Mixers: Blueberry or Apple, that is the question

Kitchenaid Artisan Mixers: Blueberry or Apple, that is the question

OKAY SO THIS LIST HAS LESS SUPER GORGEOUS THINGS ON IT THAT I WAS EXPECTING! It also has less quirky stuff on it than I was expecting. Apparently most of what I want is achingly practical. WHAT’S THAT ABOUT!? xD But still, the IDEA of a lot of these things has me salivating – especially as whenever I try and make anything on the Damn Daring Bakers Challenges, they always require me to use something that I don’t own so I dodgy up other things in their stead. xD I’d like to be less dodgy – or as a friend put it, ~~INNOVATIVE~~ – especially when it comes to using a stand mixer with all the delicious attachments.

The faithful and long serving electric hand beaters we have are on their last legs… Recently using it its motor started to kinda.. Burn… ^_^;;

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June 11th, 2010

Doesn’t EVERYONE want this for their birthday?

Kitchenware pretties to come, but Jenji just linked this and honestly? I’d LOVE to have THIS much free time on my hands. xD

June 10th, 2010

So pretties, time to petses!

Apple Butter on Marianne Dashwood from Shop Yarn Love


I was bullied by my mans last night into posting a birthday wishlist. As I have no real idea on what I actually WANT O_O;; I decided to instead use it as an excuse to go check out some massive pretties that I’ve been avoiding doing because WHO HAS MONEY FOR THAT?!? xD So this way its not REALLY torture, its research. *nods*

 

What follows is Part One of my ~research~ xD YARN LOVE!! A whole mess of yarns from stores that I’ve wanted to try out for AGES because the photos make me want to touch them so completely..!

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April 22nd, 2010

But what if you soiled them, like the three little kittens?

Jessie Steele Designer Aprons

While on the hunt for new replacement measuring spoons because I BROKEDEDNESS BEC’S TABLESPOON MEASURE, AUUGH! – I stumbled upon these DELECTABLE Jessie Steele Designer Aprons at the The Cupcake Courier. HOW SWEET ARE THEY?!

Only problem is, I’m MORE than sure I’d be terrified of getting them dirty when actually cooking/baking. Which isn’t exactly what one wants out of an apron. But still: DO WANT! ♥

April 13th, 2010

Kubrick Blythes: WHO KNEW?!

Kubrick Blythes
1. best friends, 2. Zombie Kubrick Blythe , 3. ~ Little Gatherer ~, 4. ?

I have NEVER before heard of Kubrick Blythes, which is, as far as I’m concerned, CRAZY FACED as they’ve been around for the best part of a decade by all accounts. I’ve hung out on Blythe forums, scoured all sorts of photo resources for Blythes over the years, and I own ACTUAL Blythes. Well, not ones from the 70s, but you know what I mean.

HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THEM!? And now that I have. DO. WANT! O_O;; I especially love the photoshoot of that second mosaic-ed blythe, the Zombie Kubrick Blythe, savaging poor Totoro. xD

I’ve found a few around the traps, Z-Grade has them for $12USD, and Sekaido has a set of four for $30USD for example. But considering their age I’m thinking that’d be my best bet, as the availability at my local Shintokyo seems unlikely at best.

Huh.

*flail*

April 13th, 2010

Earthgirl Fabrics… GAH, FOUND YOU!

Dammit!

A selection of fabrics available at Earthgirl Fabrics

Oh good. Because I needed to find more local crack dealers. *headdesk*

Last night I stumbled upon Australian fabric store, Earthgirl Fabrics. THEY. SHIP. FOR. FREE. WITHIN. OZ. Great. Awesome. Just when you think you have some money… *laughs*

There’s some really great prints and some favourite fabric print designers among their ranges; its a dangerous mine field. And they also stock some must-have patterns – especially if you’re into gift making:

Melly & Me: Little Miss Mouse
Sew Liberated: Emeline Apron
Sew Liberated: Lola & Lolita Apron

No one said the gifts can’t be for yourself ;) In short: GIRD YOUR LOINS PURSES!