Saturday, October 15, 2011

life through sepia eyes

I have not blogged for a very long time and I am in two minds if I should start fresh on a clean slate or just pick up sweet pea as if noting had ever happened and continue on. 

In the past I have always liked to shoe-box things. And while it is fun to come back to these shoe boxes years later and sift through I also feel a weight of responsibillty, almost like abanding a child I was to just let sweet pea hang in dirty cyber space with all the other discarded, unwanted, abanded blogs. Like the items is a shoe box these posts are my memoeries. They should be cherished as they are small parts of the puzzel that make up the bigger picture of my life in Wellington. 

However at the same time is not inmportant that a person grows and moves on? And therefore I should be able to leave this as is. This is a great exmaple of a moment in time that I was interested in this. Like playing the drums, having flower gardens and collecting porcaline animals.

hummm I feel it may take a few posts for me to ork throught his one....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

skies of inspiration

Nothing makes one more inspired than change. Moving to Sydney is doing me a world of good and I'm slowly starting to kick start the new chapter in my story

SOURCE: Tales from the story Teller

Thursday, January 28, 2010

flamingo fascination

I have always had a fascination with flamingos (I think it’s the colours and the feathers). So when I saw this picture I just had to share it.


Oh and happy 2010 x

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

pretty porcelain

Isn’t this gorgeous!
“Designer Kristen Wicklund is showing a beautiful collection of crocheted cotton lace dipped in liquid porcelain. After Kristen dips the lace in porcelain she fires it in a mold; during the firing the fiber burns out completely and leaves a (gorgeous) hollow porcelain shell of lace.”
It makes me think what else you could do with liquid Porcelain. It seems like a cool material to use.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

myrtle & lace

These wallets are ever so sweet and very urban.

“Myrtle and Lace is the creation of New Zealand born designer Regina Stroombergen [a lovely little lady I attended design school with]. Formed in 2008 the brand started off by making one of a kind wallets out of vintage fabrics and has moved into limited edition pieces using both vintage and new materials including silks and cottons from around the world. Many of Myrtle and Lace’s designs take influence from the past and give this feel off throughout its themes, promotional materials and fabric choices.”

Keep a close eye on movements here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

sweet knitters

Just down the road from me on Vivian street is an empty lot. Some sweet people have decided to give the sad little spot some much needed love with a bit of colourful, cheerful knitting. Isn't it sweet.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

i've been busy

I have been a busy bee. But I can give you a little sneak peak at what I’ve been doing. They are still in the early stages and are just about to be fired. I’m loving china painting and I’m especially loving that I have been making time to be creative again. I will keep you posted with my new pieces from this weekend as I’m running away to the beach for the weekend to allow myself to become introverted and engrossed in the china.

The kingfisher is to sit in a necklace and the cupcake is done on old second hand china. I’m super excited about combining lovely old prints with my own to create new pieces.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

a pinch of sweetness

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sweet little quote from a sweet little friend. Thanks sweetness x

strawberry shortcake

A friend of mine reminded me of strawberry shortcakes the other day. It made me think of the yummy talc kin powder I had as a kid as it smelt like strawberry shortcake. Mmmm yummy!