Crafty Video Love

Sunday, July 31, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

You all know I enjoy making crafty videos, but today I thought I would share the love around by sharing with you my recent favourites. On another note I have been busy making new projects that I will share soon and been putting together a few new self-publications.

Marie Claire Idees

Thursday, July 28, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

I have a glossy love for the french magazine Marie Claire Idees, by looking at the cover I bet you can guess why! This issue includes a wall tree made from washi tape as well as other decor ideas for like; decorated lamp shades, tables, chairs, windows, plates, journals and pretty birthday cards.

A Creative Gallery

Sunday, July 24, 2011 6 Comments A+ a-

Over the past few months I have been creating my own little gallery wall in my study, that includes all my creative/ crafty projects, designs, self-made stationery, gift wrapping, pretty packaging, illustrations, washi tape and Japan trinkets.

Kawaii J-pop Ponponpon!

Thursday, July 21, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

Warning kawaii overload! I found these wonderful photos and video via one of my fave blogs Tokyo Fashion. It's a new music clip called 'Ponponpon' by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The whole clip is themed around what it means to be a Harujuku girl, and that means lots of bright candy kawaii outfits, Popples (had these in the 80's) and products from the ultimate kawaii brand 6% DOKIDOKI!

Stamp Making

Sunday, July 17, 2011 7 Comments A+ a-

Those of you lovelies who follow my twitter will know that about a month ago I was working on an exciting craft project. Well here it is! My own handmade stamp idea and I would like to share it with you. In a Japan craft world you can normally by special tools and rubber kits to carve your own stamps, but without these in Oz (that I know of) I came up with the idea of using foam board.

Minnk Journal to Picket

Saturday, July 16, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

My favourite Japanese e-catalog Minnk Journal is no longer! Oh no! I have blogged about it many times as it has some wonderful craft products and inspiration in it. However the company that makes is Felissimo has now launched it's new venture 'Picket' which is quite similar.


Thursday, July 14, 2011 3 Comments A+ a-

Some photo's of my day yesterday at some of my favourite places around Sydney as well as my new indoor plant area at home.
Unlike most people I do not have an iPhone to be able to use instagram, but my new smart phone has this wonderful app Vignette that takes just as good photos.

mt wall deco!

Thursday, July 14, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

OMG!! Is it so??? Yes! The company sincol and mt have combined forces to bring us mt tape for your walls! Now I won't have to imagine what it would be like to have polka dots and coloured stripes on my walls. Eeeep! What will they think of next!
All mt lovers will be in heaven, I know I am! 
Sourced via Poppytalk blog

Crafty Celebrations

Monday, July 11, 2011 8 Comments A+ a-

It is both my mum's and hubby's birthday this week, so I have been busy making and baking crafty celebrations!
First I baked some vanilla & chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles and made some mt tape bunting flags. Found some kawaii pink polka dot patty cases to put the cupcakes in too. It went down as a real treat with the family, the confetti on the high tea stand made it that extra bit party special too!

Workshop Zine

Saturday, July 09, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

I met the lovely Beebee through my blog a few months or so ago, since then we have bonded over our same love for kawaii crafts and mt tape. So I was super excited to receive a copy of her new zine Workshop, in the mail. It felt like a celebration un-wrapping it as little glitter stars feel out as I was carefully opening it - not to rip the mt strips.

Pinterest Love

Thursday, July 07, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

I have a new addiction....Pinterest. Those of you who don't know about it it's a place to 'pin' all your loves in life as well as inspiration. I have spent the past couple of days pinning on my Pinterest account boards which fall under the categories of; creative works, mt tape love, Tokyo, pretty packaging, design inspiration, typography, Zakka and spaces, craft, party ideas, books and fashion. Follow me here.

Pretty Paper Gift Bag Making!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 6 Comments A+ a-

I have always wanted to make a gift bag from scratch using pretty gift wrap and washi tapes, so after I found this cool retro polka dot print paper I just had to make one! For decoration I made a pom pom tissue paper flower and used a Japan magazine fashion cut-out.
I also turned my photo tutorial into a little craft video.

ステキ文具 Suteki Stationery Mook

Saturday, July 02, 2011 9 Comments A+ a-

ステキ文具 Suteki Stationery Mook (a magazine/book) is the ultimate Kawaii catalog of Japanese stationary. Stationery fanatics beware, you won't put this mook down. I have had it for a few weeks now and look at it daily. It also comes with a special edition duo set of Midori D-clips of penguins and ducks!