Saturday, 30 January 2010
This weeks theme: Rainbows!
I decided to make this weeks theme Rainbows after seeing these cute little coinholders by Magination! Aren't they cute?! I think my favourite one is either the orange or green one. Each pouch measures approx. 2" x 2", so they're small enough to attach to a bag or keyring.
Item Listing: Rainbow of Coinholder Keychains - Pick One
12 wool felt balls make this fab bracelet by WishesAndSpells - I really like it! It fits a 6.7'' wrist, but can be made smaller or bigger depending on your own wrist size. I'd love to try felting - but like most crafts I want to try I don't know where to start! WishesAndSpells also has a matching necklace in her shop, which is also great!
Item Listing: Rainbow Bracelet
Kawaii! I love this Psychedelic Jackalope by Tranifer! The discription says he enjoys raspberry tea, candy necklaces and spending time with other antlered bunnies. Aawww! Check out the listing page and see the 4th picture - he has a cute little pink tail!
Item Listing: Psychedelic Jackalope
Shop: Tranifer's Wonkey Critters
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
This is a 'thing' hanging from the ceiling outside the entrance to The O2 Arena in Greenwich, London. I've been to The O2 many times for concerts, and this time I was there to see the fab Foo Fighters in 2007. Doesn't seem like 3 years ago! I'd gone with my younger brother Glen - I go with him to most concerts as we're both into the same stuff.
This is the view from where we were sitting! It's a long way up! There's a warning on the tickets saying if you are afraid of heights you shouldn't sit up there!
This is a picture from the show itself. Look at all the people! For this bit of the concert the band moved everything to the centre of the arena for an acoustic set, then returned to the stage.
It was a great day -I'd love to go see Foo Fighters again.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Anyways, hope everyone had a nice weekend. I've been carrying on with the diet - I've lost almost half a stone! Yay! Though last week I hadn't lost anything so I'm making myself go out for a walk everyday now. I'm gonna get ready to go after I've typed this up actually. If it doesn't rain.
I've been asked to crochet a Shaun and Timmy The Sheep for a friend of my aunties - so that's what I've been up to on the crochet front lately. I've nearly finished Shaun _ I just have 2 legs to go and to attach the eyes, which are either going to be big googly eyes or felt - I haven't decided yet. Then it's on to Timmy. I've also started crocheting a blue and white Jellyfish for a friends baby that is due soon. I hope she'll like it!
The Monsties have been posted off to the winners. I didn't do it on Friday as I didn't go out in the end, so my Mum posted them off this morning; hopefully they should be arriving soon. I hope they all arrive safely, and that you're happy with them!
That's about all. I'll keep trying with the photos. Stupid Blogspot. I'm off for a walk.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
So the winners are -
Captain Coppermane won Blue Monstie!
Kerry won Green Monstie!
And Jill won Pink Monstie!
Congrats to all 3! And Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway - I wish I had enough Monsties to let everyone have one :(
This giveaway went very well, I'll probably be having another one in the future. If I do, which one of my ami's would you like to win? I'm open to suggestions!
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
I got an Etsy Convo from Federica at Coccinelle Rouge saying my blue Kokeshi Doll Suki has been featured alongside some fab items in her new feature Travelling Through! You can see it here!
Again I'd like to say a big Thank you to Federica, I really appreciate it!
PS - While I'm here I'll just add that the Monsties Giveaway has now ended - I'll be making the draw soon! Woot!
Monday, 18 January 2010
Hey! Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Just a quick post to say you've got 1 day left to enter the Monsties Giveaway! It will be closing around 9pm GMT on Tuesday (19th Jan), so if you still want to enter nows the time to do so!
For full details pleae visit the original post here or follow the Monsties Giveaway link to the right. I will announce the winners sometime on Wednesday.
Friday, 15 January 2010
I got an email a little while ago to say I've been featured in a fab treasury on Etsy! Yay!
The lovely Amber aka RuthMichelsohn compiled the cute treasury For Tokyo, With Love and included my Kimiko The Kokeshi Doll pattern! The treasury will be viewable up until 18th January, so take a look at all the great items featured!
Once again, a big Thank you to Amber - I really appreciate it! :D
PS - There's still time to enter the Monsties giveaway! Please see the post below for details :D
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Up for grabs are 3 Monsties, each lovingly handmade by me! You get the Monstie of your choice, be it shocked Pink Monstie with the pig-tails; happy Blue Monstie with the mohawk; or terrified Green Monstie with the Emo fringe! You will also recieve amigurumi stickers by Moo and a 'Googly Eyed Dude'.
All you have to do is one of the following:
. Follow this blog
. Become a fan on Facebook
. Follow me on Twitter
. 'Heart' my Etsy Shop
. Watch me on Deviant Art
. Tweet about this giveaway and link back to this blog
. Mention this giveaway on Facebook, Myspace, Plurk etc and link back to this blog
. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this blog
You only need to do one of the 8 things listed above for your name to be entered into the draw, but for each thing you do you get an extra entrie - so the better chance of winning! Yay!
After you've done one (or more) of the 8 things listed simply comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, let me know what you did/link to what you did, which Monstie you'd like and a contact email address or website where I can find you if you win. That's it!
The 3 winners will be selected at random using the 'names out of a hat' method, and put up on my blog and emailed after the giveaway ends, which is next Tuesday (19th January). Monsties will be shipped using Royal Mail 1st class, and I ship anywhere in the world :o)
That's all! Good Luck! :D
Saturday, 9 January 2010
I usually don't make New Years resolutions, but this year I did - to loose weight.
I lost a bit of weight early least year - mainly because I've been told I have high cholesterol so I cut out a loud of fat from my diet. But I've put the weight back on over the last few months and it was getting a bit depressing over Christmas, so I decided to go on a 'diet' from 1st January.
It's been tough this week - there's still chocolates left over from Christmas and stuff, and I'm addicted to Coka-Cola, which has also been dropped. And tonight my family are having take away! What do I do?! It's soooo tempting, but I have to think about the diet. T'is cruel!
As part of my weight lose thing I've been after a Wii Fit Plus. Can I find one? No. All the shops in Basildon are sold out. They keep saying they'll have more in 'within a few days' but they never do. I looked on Ebay but they're so expensive. So at the moment I'm doing alot of walking. Even when it's snowing I can have a walk as we have a walking machine at home. Handy.
So that's what I've been up to mainly. I'll let you know how it goes (and whether or not I have that take away...)
Friday, 8 January 2010
A few weeks ago the lovely Nancy from Lafes Hidden Treasures was kind enough to feature me on her blog, so in return I said I'd feature her fab Etsy shop on mine!
I love Nancys shop! It's full of cute vintage items, including this Appliqued Flower Quilt! Measuring 28'' square, each flower is appliqued by hand then machine sewn and can be used as either a wall hanging or table cloth. I love anything with flowers on it so this really appealed to me!
I'd like to say thanks again to Nancy for featuring my shop on her blog - it' really appreciated!
Thursday, 7 January 2010
Thought I'd bring back 'Reasons To Visit Japan', as I'm still saving to go!
One of the sights I'd love to see when I visit Japan are the Harajuku girls of Tokyo. I LOVE their style - it's so fun and cute! The epicentre of this teen culture is Takeshita Street and it's surrounding side streets, which are crammed with trendy clothes shops and boutiques, fast food outlets and crepe stands.
Visit Harajuku on a Sunday and you'll find many of them standing around Harajuku train station in their 'cosplay' gear. Cosplay is short for "costume play", and involves teens dressing up in various costume to represent a specific character, mainly from anime, manga, movies and video games.
I love the freedom these teens have - you could never dress like that in England and not be verbally abused and laughed at. So when I visit Japan I'm gonna go to Harajuku on a Sunday and see them for myself!
Japan Fund Progress: 40%
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I love The Mighty Boosh! This photo was taken at one of their shows at Wembley Arena in December 2008. On stage at the time was Tony Harrison - the weird pink thing with tentacles lol. I think my favourite character though is Old Gregg - he's hilarious!
Friday, 1 January 2010
Also the blog will be up and running again soon - I'm in the middle of re-vamping it and my Etsy shop at the moment but hopefully things should get back to normal within a week. If I can just get my photos to look right...