Sunday, March 28, 2010

Holiday time is here!

SO SO SO excited!!
The time has come around, so quickly, and now tomorrow we are off to Australia to stay with some good friends! Ever since they moved, 5 years ago, I have been saying we would go to visit, and now finally we are! This weekend I've been busy trying to get everyone packed, and the house cleaned and ready for the 'renters'. The girl has been busy making a friendship book for her friend, 70 pages of photos, memories and all manner of sparkly/flowery/colourful bits and bobs! She has been working on it since Christmas.  I'm going to take some photos of it before we go, so may share a few peeks. It's so special and I'm sure her friend will treasure it. There is even a few spare pages at the end for the photos of them Skydiving for their 21st birthdays....!
So I won't be posting here for a while, and will have lots of blogs and news to catch up on when we return. I will leave you with this, sent to me in an email recently, I now have it set as my desktop background, its so me! (Now try and say it's NOT you?! Not ever..! )

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday's Felt Faves!

I have a mix of lovely things for my Friday Faves this week, I started off with an Easter theme, but then got sidetracked by other scrummy things!
Here they are: To Paris I will go travellers charm necklace, from Makebelieve, Bunny Pendant by Supervery, Childs Coloring Crayon Roll Wallet from Lovelythings, Easter Egg handspun Yarn with Flowers from Gingasquid, Designer Greys Japanese Inspired Pendant from Freedom Creative, Lovable Cottontail Bunnies by zippitydoodah, and my Fantail this week is Piwakawaka (Fantail) Copper Brooch, by hkerrigan.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Lappie!

I spent this morning doing some housekeeping in my external HD, and transferring folders onto my new laptop. It's not there yet, but it's starting to feel all cosy and familiar. :) I had all my fonts/brushes etc sorted into folders for commercial or personal use on my old laptop, and thankfully I had backed them up, I've just got to get around to installing a font manager and bits and pieces again.

I have had this idea for a while now, so I decided to have a break from the file sorting and have a play with PS. It started off with the idea to add fireworks and excitement to the my Auckland Skyline image, but as often happens it didn't go that way when I started playing with it! They've not turned out exactly as I imagined, but I think I'll let them sit around for a while and see if they grow on me or evolve!

I'd love to hear what you think? Is this idea working or is it one for the ever hungry delete-monster?! I don't take offense easily, so tell it how it is! ;)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fridays Felt Favourites

I have just spent a wonderful coffee break browsing Felt for todays Faves, I hope you enjoy them! Click on anything that takes your fancy to go to the shop for a better look and to see more yummy products.
This weeks picks are:
1. Customised word art by artazon
2. Funky Possum Fur Lined Sole Booties by funkyslipper
3. Time Machine Antique Steampunk Cufflinks by Relique Vintage Jewellery
4. Party Girl - Keyring card pouchby Nzjo
5. Camera charm necklace by Carnival petite
6. Designer fabric wall clock by hjrddesign
7. Fantail (Piwakawaka) Coptic Bound Journal by honeydesign is my Fantail choice for this week!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Crafty weekend

With my laptop still away for repair, I turned to my 'real' craft supplies to satisfy my need to make something new this weekend. With the boy away the girl and I set up camp at the dining table and heaved out all sorts of forgotten craft supplies. A few carefully chosen Cds (Owl City, Duran Duran, Elton John, Great NZ album)  helped with the creative process and kept the neighbors away as we sung our hearts out and played with glue, scissors, papers, inks, chalks etc etc. A bowl of Pineapple lumps and some nibbles close at hand and we were occupied for most of the weekend! We really ought to do it more often, I'd forgotten how much fun it is to make a mess, get glue everywhere and end up sparkling ...yes sparkling,  I can't look at glitter without it magically sticking all over my body, I must be some sort of glitter magnet, I open the pot and all the tiny glittery particles say HEY! and rush to stick themselves to my eyebrows, face, neck..the cheeky ones even got right down inside my T shirt!
 I must have been in a very French  mood, here is what I came up with, all on canvas blocks which I painted black.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Gutted. :(

Yesterday I received an email to say that effective immediately, the Sale St Markets (Auckland) are canceled.  Now I've only been once to sell, but it seemed such a great atmosphere and was a really enjoyable day, I was looking forward to this Sunday when I was booked in to go again.  Julia who has been organizing them has put such a lot of work into it all, and now the bar have said that's it, and stopped them.  They must have their reasons, but it's still sad!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I discovered Felt  a few months ago, and recently put some of my designs up there. You can see them HERE
It's always fun to see everyones faves/gift ideas on blogs and facebook, so I decided to do one myself, but where to start?! So many hundreds of amazing beautiful products, I decided had to have a theme. Turning around in my chair and putting on my serious thinking face I glanced out of the window. The sky and ocean were an amazing bright turquoise that's it, for this week my Felt Faves are all on a turquoise theme! Of course I had to sneak a little fantail in there too, maybe that will have to become a weekly trend!
I hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Well here I am, finally after months of procrastinating I have made a blog for Fantail!
I hope to keep this up to date on whats happening, where I'm going to be selling at markets etc share photos of any new stuff I've made, plus the odd freebie thrown in here and there...that's the plan, lets see if it works! 

It's taken me all morning to get this far, so please don't sit holding your breath for the next post...! ;)