Thursday, June 30, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

Nestled in the historic country town of Daylesford, Melbourne is a quaint emporium of delight - a shop called Lark. Lark is run by the wonderful Allison Jones and her family. In the shop decor you can see glimpses of the UK and Japan, it's like a gallery of handmade where Lark stocks some of our most loved international designers like; Cath Kidston, Rice, Belle & Boo, Beci Orpin, Paumes and Rob Ryan etc.
Their focus is to bring us gifts from around the world for you, the home and kids. At Lark you can find books, zines, Japanese Zakka, prints and stationery. 

Tokyo Potted Plants

Sunday, June 26, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

My latest love is Tokyo Potted Plants whether they are sitting outside in front of quaint Tokyo houses or cafes and indoors among zakka. They are potted in colourful and patterned pots, white ceramics, terracotta or used household items like milk bottles and food cans. They can also be seen hanging on walls and used to decorate the usually mundane outside wall pipes - so clever. I am now inspired to make my own indoor plant area at home and am now on the look out for some cute Bonsai, Succulents and cacti for my garden. 

Supermarket Sarah

Thursday, June 23, 2011 3 Comments A+ a-

Supermarket Sarah is a visual merchandise feast for the eye/wallet and an online wall bazaar in one! It really is one of the most unique online place to shop and features some of the best artist and designers works from around the world. These are some of my fave walls on Supermarket Sarah, with walls dedicated to Annie Larson who makes colourful pop graphic knitwear,  character Plush and homewares designer Donna Wilson, Illustrator Sarah Palisi and even one of my fave magazines frankie has a wall dedicated to their cosy vintage wares! Love, Love Love!

Make: Snap Tokyo Girls Bunting

Friday, June 17, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

A few posts ago I mentioned I made these 'Snap Tokyo Girls Bunting' DIY Kits for the A4 Paper Festival.
I now have a couple of these DIY kits available to buy from my Etsy Store. Below is a photo tutorial of me putting the 'Snap Tokyo Girls Bunting' together.

Parcel in the post

Thursday, June 16, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

I really enjoy decorating my packages in pretty washi tapes either in strips or collage. These are some of my parcels sent to buyers of my 'Little book of mt masking tape' zine.
Would also like to say thanks to Mel Stringer and Lillian for mentioning my zine on their wonderful blogs.

mt wrap school

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7 Comments A+ a-

I found these amazing pictures of this mt wrapping school via a BNN books tweet.
It was held in Tokyo a month or so ago, it would of been a dream to attend this being a mt tape lover and crafter!
Love the wall installations of mt bags and hanging bottle flower baskets and the polka dot mt tape store - I would of gone broke here!

Etsy Craft Party Night!

Monday, June 13, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

Had a wonderful night crafting at Kit's Etsy Party at her Eagle Soup studio in Sydney on Friday. Met and chatted to some lovely crafters and made felt brooches and paper bunting while we ate cheese toasties and banana bread. I made a mountain and Japanese onigiri rice ball.
You can find some more wonderful photo's of the night here.

Etsy Blog Tutorial

Thursday, June 09, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

I had a wonderful crafting day the other week with the lovely Kit (Candy Castle) she made these sweet Etsy letters out of cardboard and fabric for her upcoming Aussie Etsy Craft Party.Some of Kit's craft projects for a party hat and bunting are currently featured on the Etsy blog I was fortunate enough to be Kit's Etsy tutorial hand model for the day! Ha! So my hands made it to the Etsy blog too!

Some bunting I made & Kit being a foot model!

For 'how to' instructions and more photo's see here. Click here to enter Kit's Party Craft Zine GIVEAWAY!

Confetti Loves

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 7 Comments A+ a-

Confetti makes me smile, it's colourful and fun. No day should be without a little bit of confetti.
Some of my confetti celebration and decoration.

Summer Day Dreaming with K-Pop

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1 Comments A+ a-

With the winter cold-snap upon us in OZ I am dreaming of summer days and time with friends wearing a straw hat, gingham and polka dot prints while sipping on cool-a-bar drinks.

This video is K-Pop group TSENT 'Oh Honey'(Secret) found via Oh My Tokyo blog.

A4 Paper Festival Opening

Friday, June 03, 2011 3 Comments A+ a-

The A4 Paper Festival had their opening night on Tuesday at The Paper Mill in Sydney and I got the wonderful task of selling zines at their zine stall.
The stall included zines from Mechelle B - folks loved her 'Little book of bearded chaps', Georgia Perry,Paper conventions very own Kit Palaskas whose Tiny book of disguises almost sold out and Paper Jewellery artist Anna Gleeson who was also exhibiting had a zine called 'A Playful search of beauty' which I wanted to purchase. As you can see by the table, so much to choose from. I also got to sell copies of my 'Little Book Of Mt Masking Tape' zine and 'Snap Tokyo Girls Bunting'.

It was clear that A4 Paper Festival founder Lisa Loxley's hard work paid off by seeing all the amazing paper artists she had curated for the event. Trial & Error's Paper City and Anna Gleeson's Paper Jewellery greeted exhibit goers in Paper Mill's street windows, inside were installations and 3D Paper works by; Hattie Newman, Jesse Brown, Matthew Roland and Benja Harney.I was in awe of Japan's Yoshinobu Miyamoto's giant paper dome sculpture! Some of these artists will be doing workshops hosted by the Paper Convention, so get in quick for tix!

Other stalls included The Paper Convention table which was selling posters, programs (works of art in itself) paper glasses, paper puzzle and Japanese paper airvase baskets from Upon a fold.

All paper from the night and for workshops are supplied by K.Doggett fine paper. I could see many people through the night having fun making paper dogs and notebooks. Love the hanging confetti pinatas!