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January 7th, 2010

I’ve been clearly caught napping: Pride & Prejudice the Comic

Pride & Prejudice the Comic

Released last year on – I kid you not – April first, I had NO IDEA someone had converted Pride & Prejudice to a rather sumptuously illustrated five part comic. And by someone, I mean MARVEL! Mein gott!

Though it appears only issue one’s cover is developed as a flashy women’s magazine, the rest of the editions look delicious. Lords I hope Pulp Fiction have them in stock. Not that I can afford them but that’s clearly beside the point! Its Pride & Prejudice for crying out loud! A girl can’t ever have too many adaptations. Just because I already have a number bordering on a dozen in quantity, definitely does not exclude the possibility of getting my delighted fingers on these.

ILLUSTRATED, PEOPLE! ILLUSTRATED!

For your viewing pleasure: Issue #2, Issue #3, Issue #4, & Issue #5

I’m sure post posting this the delectable mythosidhe will inform me that she posted about this a year ago, or the gorgeous librarian type deasilvae will berate me for forgetting she told me about it forever ago. xD BUT! Better late acknowledging awesome than never? Plus I… Can’t think of a decent excuse. Chewbacca?

ETA: By all accounts, it appears that the interior of the comics don’t match up to the expectation of the covers. This is the hour of my discontent!

January 6th, 2010

Thirty Day Challenge. Day 01: Your favourite song

Before I actually do this whole thing, I want to go on record that: I HAVE A MASSIVE PROBLEM WITH THIS CHALLENGE! Namingly: this challenge includes me having only ONE favourite book/movie/song. THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE. And thusly I’m going to interpret these as loosely as I like. So there. xD

So for day one, I’m listing my top 25 most played songs on my iTunes list. These songs are all rated five stars (bar one I believe) and though I love with a vengeance many, many MANY other songs – I’ve got to draw the line SOMEWHERE. xD

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January 3rd, 2010

MATRYOSHKA MEASURING CUPS?! Where have you been my WHOLE life?!

Russian Doll aka Matryoshka Measuring Cups. THEY NEST!!

Russian Doll measuring cups?!?! Fredflare, stop teasing me with your awesome, AWESOME items. KTHX!? GODDAMN I’ve been eyeing off Bec’s newer measuring cups for a while now, thinking I should update mine (which are actually her old ones from when we were all in Uni xD) and then, THEN, I find these.

MEASURING CUPS, THAT HAVE GOOSHY CHEEKS. And… THEY NEST!?

The grabby hands have reached maximum, the fingers are flinging themselves about so fast you can’t hardly see them. THESE CUPS HAVE REDUCED MY HANDS TO SCARY FINGERLESS NUBS! Or at least the appearance of that.

Maaaan, and I just HAD to be baking right this moment, staring at my clearly now inferior cups with the pursed lips of one who really shouldn’t slight that which has been so useful for the span of nearly a decade. But come ON my already-owned cups, why don’t YOU look happy to see me?!

January 3rd, 2010

AUGH THE PRETTIES!! Nordstrom Goldtone Bib Necklace

 Nordstrom Goldtone Bib Necklace

FEEL THE PRETTIES INFUSING YOUR PERSON AS YOU LOOK UPON THIS NECKLACE! Whilst scouring the web for near-impossible-to-find box files, I somehow managed to get trapped perusing polyvore‘s bib necklace category and stumbled upon this piece of gorgeousness.

DO WISH I could afford it to wear to Bec’s wedding, but alas with shipping etc it’d end up being $100. WOE!

PS: HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! xD

December 26th, 2009

Mibo Studio ~ Christmas Creatures

Mibo Studio Christmas Creatures
Eeehheheeeee!! I know Christmas is actually supposed to be over down under, but since Greg and I are only half way through our MASSIVE CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA (and it’s still well and truly Christmas in the States xD) I’m feeling totally within my bounds to pimp these festive paper creatures.

PLUS THEY ARE CUUUUUTE! And Polar Bears are an all the time food†. *nods*

More and more I’ve been seriously getting into papercraft, or the idea of it and how to incorporate it into designs for work. So when I stumbled onto the mibo studio store I think I let out a squee for a full minute complete. LOOK HOW ADORABLES! The little one with his eyes closed!? AUUUUUUGH! Though I’m not sure if the deer looking like he’s trapped in the headlights of an oncoming vehicle is REALLY that festive… Although, SOME famous chefs do advocate the eating of roadkill, and venison is MIGHTY delicious…

*whistles*

PS: CHRISTMAS JOKE TIME!

Two elks were sitting in a tree. A submarine landed in the tree next to them. And one elk said “Maybe he lives there.”

PPS: I know its mighty gross and and just that little macabre, but I kinda found these shots of polar bears roaming about through massive whale carcasses, AWESOME!

Hope you’re all still hungry! ;) xD

Image sourced from The Polar Bear and New Research. Ahhahaa sooo relaxed!

December 22nd, 2009

Abenohiya aka Cadenza’s Super Dollfies

Fairyland Little Fee Ante, from abenohiya aka Cadenza's flickr

Oops, I angelic-ed again! The sweetest of little Christmas Cherubs


AUGH! ♥ I hadn’t really been looking at people’s doll sites or flickr photostreams for over a year now because it was SUCH a temptation/exquisite torture which I just could not afford (health or monetarily wise). But today I got a notification of abenohiya/hiyaya friending me on flickr and upon clicking to see if they’d be someone I would friend back I was filled with want for my own doll crew and a massive photoshoot like I haven’t had in a dog’s age.

A whole mess of her shots are just divine, and totally fit in with my theme this week of christmas-y link-spam. *delight*

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December 22nd, 2009

Jacabunnies and Jacabobs, A Festive Family Portrait

Jacabunnies and Jacabobs: Family Portrait

Jacabunnies and Jacabobs: Family Portrait


AHAHHAAA How freaken festively ADORABLE are these?!!? EEEEEEE!! Found a week or so ago, I’ve been totally squeeing over Kit Lane’s Little Oddjects etsy store pretty much daily from then.

How anyone could resist her non-traditional felted cuties I have no idea, especially compounded by her terminology when titling and describing them. The very idea of bringing them home and having them have little adventures about your house overflows me with nothing short of a whimsical Sylvanian Families meets David the Gnome delight.

AHAHAHAAA!!! I’m all giddy from the thought right now, and I’m just looking at the pictures!

December 19th, 2009

Funky Fabrix – Patterns for drooling upon

AUGH FUNKY FABRIX! Why you gotta tease me so, with your pages upon pages of fabulous patternry? And why do you have to be IN AUSTRALIA so that your shipping is not ludicrous and your prices need not be converted. At least when I hit up Reprodepot, Fabric Tales or Super Buzzy they have the decency to not spell their name in an obnoxious fashion, and put enough detractors in that I can more easily talk myself out of purchases.

Well, slightly more easily. Just. In a sit-on-your-hands kind of fashion…

BUT NO, Funky Fabrix have the audacity to be for all intents and purposes: LOCAL. The cheek! xD

1. Kokka – Dala Horses Red 2. Russian Nesting Dolls & Daisies Brown 3. Large Whimsy Doozie Brown 4. Pet Deer Brown 5. Moorish Blooms Aqua 6. Garden Party – Chocolate Damask

I can’t work out if the Moorish Blooms are a historical iconography nod, or if they’re just called that because YOU WANT MOOOOORE!

December 12th, 2009

Pretties and practicals, possibly under pressure


Under a minimal quantity of arm twisting, largely by my lovely not-quite-but-totally-are-in-laws, I capitulated to putting together a wishlist for Christmas this year. Though my Vintage Nettles blog is largely a wish-list of sorts, this time around (unlike last time I tried to make a wishlist for a gifting event) I actually can pinpoint items I’d really adore!

Though I’ve realised that I’m in MASSIVE UBER OVERCLOCKED nesting mode, as 90% of the items I originally came up with are practical (but PRETTY!) items that I feel we need for our home, and it was actually a struggle to put ‘frippery’ on the list even though there’s surely a lot of items I’d love to have. Priority shift, I must be getting old. Or stealth clucky. Possibly both. ;)

From the little le bouque list above:
1. & 2. Softies & More Softies 3. Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities 4. Wallpaper Projects

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December 8th, 2009

Make Believe

Make Believe floral Accessories

Make Believe is a simply stunning short-run site that I just stumbled upon whilst keeping an eye out for bridesmaids accessories while I write my Christmas Wishlist.

Very small amount of stock atm (their MEN section has items from the womens section in them that I’m not ENTIRELY sure pull off unisex) but what they have there are CERTAINLY statement pieces of emblematic gorgeous.

DO WANT! *catches glimpses of pie-shaped clouds*