Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Sunshine and Jam jars

Last weekend was lovely and sunny and it was spent happily making lanterns from jam-jars (for a party in the countryside this weekend!), eating yummy breakfast at a cafe in town, going to a craft fair, watching England lose against Germany (predictably), drinking cider in the garden and dancing around the aforementioned lanterns to the party playlist..yep.

Ridiculously large flag on the Council House building..

(I was actually on a swing at this point, hence my feet in the air, ha!)


Tuesday, 29 June 2010


Just discovered the work of Justnoey via ThatKate - she is soon to be selling these beautiful ceramic postcard plates "Post-a-Plates".. as well as these cool Polaroid Coasters! Aren't they pretty?


Monday, 28 June 2010

Travelling Journal Update!

Thanks to everyone who's sent me their address! Here's the order of people the journal will travel to:

Brodie (Australia)
Bianca (Australia)
Sharni (Australia)
Kelly (New Zealand)
MK (Japan)
Willa (Canada)
Mariella (Puerto Rico)
Gemma (UK)

Then back to me! Hurrah! I've pretty much finished my entry so I shall send it off to brodie soon! So if everyone could just email me when they receive the journal, I'll reply with the address of the person to pass it on to.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Scott Pilgrim!

I am looking forward to this film - although i admit i haven't read the books and it's partly cos I like Michael Cera.

You can make yourself into a character here!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

A Travelling Journal..

image by emilie boudet

I have recently become a little occupied by looking at artist's journals and thought it'd be really lovely to send out a travelling journal round the globe to various folks asking them to write or draw a page about their day and then compare results..

The rules:

Just draw or write a little account of what happened to you the day you receive the journal through the post. Then just post it onto the next person (you have to really promise to pass it on! ;) When the journal's finished its journey it gets sent home to me and I will scan in the pages and show you lovely folks the results. I shall start it off!

Does anyone want in?

EDIT: Entries now closed for the time being thanks :)

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

An evening ride

This week has been so sunny and warm, so tonight i took a cycle through the area I live in, which looks lovely as the sun goes down.

I love eating summer food on the balcony!

When i got home Rosie was lolling around on my bed..

Best Coming of Age Films

The trailer for Rob Reiner's new film, Flipped looks good - found via the lovely Brodie - the article also lists a top 5 Coming of Age films, all of which I love - apart from the Wackness which I haven't seen. Anyone else seen it or have recommendations along a similar vein?

Monday, 21 June 2010

Mail and things

Here's some post I've been sending out lately...

A letter, mix cd and embroidery sent to Erika..

A letter for Sharni as part of our magazine swap, to be sent out soon! (Brodie yours won't be long either!)

And yay, I made my first paper crane! (With the aid of a handy online video!) This was made from scrap paper but I'll make better, prettier ones soon!

I bought some lovely new nail varnish from Topshop - mainly for the pretty packaging! Ahh..

Friday, 18 June 2010

Pastel Blue

I really want a new bike... 'tis a tad over my budget, sadly.

Inspiration - Lorenzo Papace

I just stumbled upon an amazing stop-motion animation by a French group called Ödland, it is quite reminiscent of Michael Gondry's work which i also love.

Ödland, The Queen of Hearts. from Lorenzo Papace on Vimeo.

Here are some photos from Lorenzo Papace's website. His work is inspired partly by Alice in Wonderland and also reminds me of Micmacs. See more here.


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Paper Cranes

Okay I've really gotta learn me how to make paper cranes..


New blogs i love..

Bear painting by Anna Emilia

I recently discovered some beautiful blogs by really creative people that I find inspiring so I thought I'd share a few of my favourites...

Anna Emilia is an artist living in Finland and posts gorgous dreamy photos and watercolours on her blog.

photos by that kate

That Kate is a British blog featuring brilliant photography, DVD recommendations and other trinkets by Kate, who has an awesome Etsy shop here.

Here Comes the Sun is a New Zealand based blog featuring vintage finds and other lovely things...

I discovered Hello Bee after ordering a zine from Bee, who lives in East London and enjoys floral patterns, teacups and zombie B-movies.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

iTune Shuffle silliness

Stolen from Victoria's blog...

1. Put your MP3 player/ iPod/ iTunes on shuffle. 2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer. 3. You must write the song name down, no matter how silly it sounds

If someone says ‘is this ok?’ you say: This is not a test (She & Him)

How would you describe yourself? I Don't know what I can save you from (Kings of Convenience)

What do you like in a guy/girl? You & Me Song (Wannadies)

How do you feel today? My Best Kiss (Herman Dune)

What is your life’s purpose? Sold! To the Nice Rich Man (the Welcome Wagon)

What is your motto? Only Lovers Left Alive (Long Blondes)

What do your friends think of you? Old World (the Modern Lovers)

What do you think about very often? I Don't Believe in the Sun (Magnetic Fields)

What do you think of the person you like? All I Want (Joni Mitchell)

What is your life story? O Come o come Emmanuel (Sufjan Stevens) ..hmm

What do you want to be when you grow up? 16 Military Wives (The Decemberists)

What will you dance to at your wedding? Lust in the Movies (Long Blondes)

What will they play at your funeral? Gimme the Car (Violent Femmes)

What is your hobby/interest? Working to Work (Field Music) - oh dear

What is your biggest fear? I Die (Magnetic Fields) -arg!

What is your biggest secret? Pictures of me (Elliott Smith)

50 Strangers - no. 16

As some of you may know, this year i'm aiming to take portraits of 50 strangers I see in the street, with their permission. So far it's been a great way of getting to know a bit about people I wouldn't normally speak to. At the weekend I took a picture of my 16th stranger, known as Mr Fuzzy! You can see the rest here.

A Home for Alice

Just discovered this blog - participants are invited to take a polaroid of their home and write a short note about why they feel at home there. They are then posted onto the blog. At the end of the project, all the best pictures will be collected to become a book.

If I had more film I'd certainly participate!

Friday, 11 June 2010

Comic: Fluffy

Fluffy is a sweet and funny book by Simone Lia, written about a bunny who thinks it's a child. Fluffy's Dad is confused about his relationship with Fluffy's nursery teacher and decides to make a trip to Sicily to get away from it all.

I'm not great at writing reviews but I really enjoyed this book, it's more than just a cute bunny story! And some parts are narrated by a dust particle!

[PS tried to change the blog layout a bit, if anyone hates it now shout up!]

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Building Castles in the Air

The new issue of UK magazine NEET is now online, and i love these spreads - really makes me want to make a den in my bedroom and curl up with a cup of tea and a comic to read while the rain continues outside. It's been a very rainy few days.

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