27 February 2009

a frog in my throat

I've been a bit under the weather lately and in the last few days have been barely able to speak. After much googling of my symptoms I have self diagnosed myself with laryngitis. All the common complaints match; hoarseness, loss of voice, dry throat etc. It is suggested that one suffering from laryngitis rest their voice so this weekend I will attempt not to talk or even whisper!

For those of you interested, Kraftbomb last Sunday was very chilled out and rather quiet compared to previous months. We also missed seeing some familar faces (miss deb and ruby in the dust, sugar lemon sweetheart and lilysmakebelieve to name a few). However, we still had lots of fun as per usual and made a few sales, so that is always a bonus. We also had a nice little spot next to Lies of Anemone. Nice to meet you Lies!

Today I have been catching up on design*sponge posts. I have been especially enjoying the sneak peeks into other designers living spaces, apartments etc. Who doesn't like a nosey into other peoples personal spaces?!

It was here I found these lovely pics of Vanessa Dina's place. Her taste in furnishings and homewares are right up my alley so thought I would share a few.

(nice to see Kiwi designer sugarloop
I have a sugarloop print I adore too!)

All pics from design*sponge, view the set on flickr here

Enjoy your weekend! x

15 February 2009

kraftbomb: next sunday 22 feb!

It's Kraftbomb time! Next Sunday 22nd of Feb, 11am - 2pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre. Come along and show your support for our local craft community.

See you there! x

12 February 2009

vintage valentines

It's Valentines Day this Saturday. The day when your significant other is supposed to charm you with handwritten poetry, delight you with chocolates and shower you with love. Sigh. Well we would only hope, right? This Valentines Day I am having a dinner at my place with some girlfriends. Come to think of it, hope they don't suddenly have plans!

Regardless if you celebrate Valentines or not I thought I'd share a few of these adorable little Valentines cards from a Vintage Valentines book I have, by Golden Books. They have charming little illustrations on cards that you punch out and assemble. There are also sheets to cut and assemble envelopes. And most of the cards are flocked! Too cute.

Hope the pics are okay to view, as I took these this evening without much natural light.

If you would like to get your hands on a copy you can find it here, $13.05 NZ, incl. postage.

10 February 2009

lovely lanterns

I have been neglecting my little blog! Didn't mean to ignore you, just... been busy.
Well. I have been both enjoying and hiding from the sun. It's a nice reprieve to have some rain here in Auckland but with it comes the awful humidity. Ick!

Popped along to the Lantern Festival on Friday evening. The lanterns are awesome but I would be telling fibs if I said I didn't go along for the food. It's the only time of year I enjoy some tasty satay chicken skewers. Yum! I was also on the hunt for bubble tea. I saw lots of people enjoying it but couldn't make my way through the crowds to find any!
I haven't actually tasted it before but I hear it is good.

Oh, and I treated myself to something unbelievely wonderful this weekend. A new aluminium MacBook!
Ahhhh... think I am in love xxx