Sunday, February 19, 2012 25 Comments A+ a-

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.

Patchwork Style

Friday, February 10, 2012 14 Comments A+ a-

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.

Cafe Dayz: MSM

Saturday, February 04, 2012 28 Comments A+ a-

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!