Kawaii Polka Pop Dreamcatcher

Friday, September 30, 2011 11 Comments A+ a-

I have been super busy for the past couple of weeks making products and 'Kawaii-Pop decor' for my space in the 'mini mart' pop-up shop in Sydney.
I call this my 'Polka Pop Dreamcatcher'! It is now hanging in the shop along with some of my other creations. I will post a couple of pictures of the space in a few days.

Japan In A Collection VS Surprise Ball

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 4 Comments A+ a-

A little video of a special surprise ball I made using some of the Japan memento's featured in my new zine 'Japan In A Collection'. Below, some sold zines that I packaged up with
self-made polka dot paper decorated with washi tape.
Hope they enjoy it on the other side of the mailbox!

Wonderful Magazine Of OZ

Monday, September 26, 2011 7 Comments A+ a-

So I screamed when I saw what was on the cover of the October issue of my fave Japan travel magazine Oz! Koenji's cute treehouse cafe Hattifant! The whole issue is dedicated to Kichijoji, Koenji, Mitaka and Asagaya's cosy book, craft, zakka shops and cafes. I love the Amelie movie style photo story pages. I went to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka when I travelled to Japan, which I mention in my new zine.

New Zine: Japan In A Collection

Friday, September 23, 2011 10 Comments A+ a-

Yay! Its finally here my new zine 'Japan In A Collection' is now available to buy in my online store!
If you love Studio Ghibli, Blythe, Sanrio, Disney and Japan mascots you may love this! A travel guide, with a twist on the best places to shop within a collection of my own trip mementos.

Polka Kawaii Rosettes

Monday, September 19, 2011 9 Comments A+ a-

A few pictures of an exciting upcoming project I have been working on! My 'Polka Kawaii Rosettes' have left me and my workspace covered in glue, bits of washi tape, paper and fabric scraps - but it's been a colour blast of crafting fun!

Sneak Peek: Japan in Collection

Friday, September 16, 2011 10 Comments A+ a-

 A little sneak peek of the cover of my new zine 
'Japan in a Collection'! 
Travel Japan with me in 62 mementos! ‘Japan in a collection’ is a little travel guide with a twist!
Discover the best shops for buying; character goods, stationery, books, magazines, gadgets, kawaii collectables, anime, fashion and yummy treats. Japan locations include; Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagano, Yudanaka, and Hiroshima.

Scribbles, Paper, Pastels

Monday, September 12, 2011 9 Comments A+ a-

Getting some pastel 'colour-spiration' from washi tapes, nail polish and pretty polka dot paper in beautiful lavender, pink, blue and yellow hues. I found this wonderful book called 気持ちを伝えるちょこっとイラスト in Kinokuniya by Yuzuko. I just love his adorable pencil and pen drawings - these are called 'chokotto' in Japanese. This book teaches you how to draw your own simple chokotto characters and kawaii fonts and using them to make gift tags or for journaling. Loving the character with the odango (hair bun) and the little 'sad, sorry, tear' gift tags - super cute ideas Yuzuko!

Tokyo Journal

Saturday, September 10, 2011 17 Comments A+ a-

I travelled all over Japan in 2009 during Cherry Blossom season. Everywhere I went I picked up brochures, catalogues, magazines and souvenirs like; napkins, and business cards from shops and restaurants as well as pretty packaging and train/admission tickets to put in my journal when I returned home. Ha! many bags in my suitcase were filled of these things.
Hope you enjoy these pictures of pages from my journal during my time in Tokyo. Please excuse the very messy writing! Eeep!

DIY Kit Making

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 6 Comments A+ a-

As well as working on a new zine I have been making some little DIY kits - a 'cut & paste collage' one. This is one I made recently for my mother as she is making Christmas cards at her local craft club. I put it together to match her xmas colour theme; purple, green and gold (she always has a different colour scheme every year). In the pack I included lots of different crafty bits and made some pretty paper buttons, a confetti Christmas tree and added some washi tape strips. I had so much fun making these kits and designing the little packets, so looking forward to making some more.

One for the Dads

Sunday, September 04, 2011 6 Comments A+ a-

It's Fathers Day here in Oz, so I am sharing with you something I made for my dad. An envelope card decorated with my polka dot and alphabet stamps, a little text square with some new mt slim two tone tape. I also made a cute origami t-shirt to go on it!
Hope your Dad's are having a wonderful day!!

Saying Thanks

Saturday, September 03, 2011 0 Comments A+ a-

Just wanted to post today a little thanks for the wonderful blog mentions and opportunities I have had this week.
First I am excited to let you know that I had an interview and envelope making DIY over at the amazing Paper Runway Magazine blog yesterday - Thanks Nikki & Maree.