Posts tagged ‘inspiration’

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

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!

April 12th, 2010

Maxine Sutton. And a baby bulldog.

Maxine Sutton: Bella tea/coffee cosy in yellow. Hand printed both front and back on lovely white organic cotton twill, and padded with recycled wadding made from plastic drinks bottles.

Maxine Sutton: Bella tea/coffee cosy


Anthropologie has always been an evil and horrendous purveyour of too much pretty. Those bastards. And they’re at it again, this time making me pine for rugs that I cannot have – and now must actually learn how to properly make my own for my future pie-in-the-sky house. Perhaps thats what I’ll put on my rugs. Pie. In the sky.

Everyone likes pai. Raight?

But it did make me hunt out the delectable arts of Maxine Sutton and have me grabby handsing and pretty much everything – even things I have ZERO use for like the lavender spoons (or soons as the product id would have it xD). WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THAT, I CAN’T EVEN SMELL LAVENDER. xD

And now, courtesy of Jenji, a bulldog:

AUGH I AM NOW DEAD FROM CUTE!

February 24th, 2010

What have I done?

Bridal Shower Brooch Bonanza

As if The Daring Baker’s Challenge isn’t kicking my arse literally enough, I somehow managed to click “Join this group” on the “10 Shawls in 2010” crochet group on Ravelry.

In a year where I’m attempting to hopefully double my freelance work load, and I’m in more than one wedding. As the Maid of Honour in one of them, and helping plan for a wedding in 2011 where I’m also the Maid of Honour. And other weddings I’ll be in that year besides.

WHAT AM I DOING?! AM I A CRAZY PERSON?!

I was just certified as disabled by Centrelink, and I’m like OH YEAH I’LL TOTALLY OVER ACCOMPLISH, I CAN DO THAT! Um, you’re a disabled person, Nett. How does my brain work? Can anyone explain that to me? Limitations, what ARE they? xD

*searches for free shawl patterns*

*headdesk* xD

February 14th, 2010

I want to be surrounded by buttons on twine in birdcages…

 

Lisa Mitchell, Coin Laundry. Sweet, lilting, beautiful, captivating… And that’s just the music video. xD

*will be having her most recent album on constant repeat for quite some time…*

February 11th, 2010

Well that settles it…

Amy Acker is the CUTEST EVER (as always) in Julie & Julia
I’ve left this blog and quite a few others dormant this last month or so, since my health has taken a rather swift nose dive and real life is a merciless slave driver as I’m sure EVERYONE knows.

But. A few hours ago, a resplendent Bec flew into our room all aglow and announced that, after wanting to watch it since she’d first heard about it, she’d just finished watching Julie & Julia that she thought it was LOVELY, that I’d especially enjoy ‘Julia’s’ … Well its hard to replicate on the page, let’s just go with her exuberant sound… ;) And if Greg didn’t mind did I want to watch it before I went to sleep.

Having been entranced by its concept when Bec first told me about the film months ago, I managed to persuade (and by persuade I mean flippantly ask if he’d mind in a casual manner with a kiss or two for good measure) Greg to let me watch it and carefully went to the lounge to take Bec up on her offer.

WELL! After thinking I’d watch it while doing some other things I was utterly taken by the first ten minutes, turned off everything, shut my computer and started it from the beginning to pay PROPER attention.

I loved EVERY SINGLE MOMENT! It was just, joyous, and fun, and INSPIRING! When I rate it for my darn movie challenge (this is the FIRST movie we’ve seen this month – SLACKERS!) I’ll be rating it out of butter. Delicious, glorious, sticks of butter. And I’m mentally ready to BURST FORTH into the kitchen and cook up a zillion storms and blog about them profusely.

Now if my damn body would just oblige me.

But I don’t care, next week while at Mum & Dad’s I’m planning on taking LIBERAL liberties with their stand mixer and get January & February’s Daring Baker’s challenges done and dusted. And hopefully DELICIOUSLY!

I saw my genius massage therapist, Mr Beaton, today and I’m going to see him again the Tuesday following our return anyway, so he can undo any punishment I’ve done to myself over that week. Which I’m sure wont be that much since my darling partner will be looming over me the whole time making hrrmmmmm faces and generally telling me to rest. WHICH I PROMISE TO HEED.

Mostly.

PS: FORMAL FIFTIES DRESSES WITH POCKETS! WHAT A TRIUMPH!! *adoration*