Sunday, February 19, 2012

Things

Now, working full time in a job and industry that I love I am still working on finding a balance between work and my other creative loves;blogging, self-publishing, crafting as well as making time for rest, play and fun adventures with friends and family. Here are a some snaps of a few 'things' from the past couple of weeks.
Smiles, Jenna xo

Some snaps of my desk, where I like to get creative with,mt, shape punches, stamps, polka dot stationery and zakka and being inspired by Japanese books.
Most weekends are spent packaging up zines. I just love my new polka dot stamp!
Hello Kitty Jelly Belly's from New York! Thanks Sis!
collage bag making fun
I like organising things in sweet mt tape bags
Looking forward to experimenting with mt wrap, thrilled to find this mt wrap broshure in Kinokuniya!Cute craft pictures on a stripey background :)
Peko choc lollypops make me smile and feed my chocolate addiction. Once eaten you have a cute set of swivel sticks!
All that glitters nail art
In love with spanish magazine Kireei. Language is not a barrier for me when it comes to magazines and books. The visuals and discovering wonderful new talent is enough. This is a beautifully designed magazine filled with inspiring creatives.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Patchwork Style

Now that I have a sewing machine, there is a whole new world of Japanese craft books to explore. Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki originally came in Japanese but can also be bought in English - it's wonderful to actually be able to read a craft book from Japan for once!I'm just itching to sew my own version of these cute tissue pockets and cup holders. The photography in this book is beautiful and bright and reminds me of my ichiban (favourite) J-mag Spoon.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cafe Dayz: MSM

I have spent the past rainy lunch breaks sipping hot chocolate and eating macarons at My Sweet Memory. A cosy Japanese dessert and stationery cafe located in Sydney's CDB. I first heard about it via the lovely memtree's blog, and I just had to check it out after reading that they had cheap washi tape! Well they did and so much more like; cute animal and bow pens, alphabet stamps, mt wrap, bags and Tokyo/Paris calenders, diaries and notebooks. I bought a cute set of Korean made Tokyo Polaroid postcard and sticker set as well as one on Anne of Green Gables. They will come in handy when decorating parcels and sending mail to friends. This cafe is a little slice of Japan cafe heaven!