25 December 2009

holiday greetings.

Merry Christmas!

Beautiful Christmas Ornaments from victoria n' bird

...to all my blog readers, how many or how few of you there might be, I really love and appreciate all your comments. Hope you all have a fun and safe holiday season and enjoy spending time with those dearest to you.

Bee xo

16 December 2009

gocco party.

We were very lucky to be invited by our good friend Richard AKA Podgypanda for a little Gocco Party in his new studio space. I'd never seen a Gocco in action before so I was extremely interested. I whipped up some cupcakes that morning and quickly drew my print...

Food treats consisted of fresh out of the oven choc chip cookies, cocktail sausages, fairy bread, cupcakes, crackers & dip. Mmm.

Becky & Frank's print (left) very cute in a forest green, the Gocco (right)
My print - my new typewriter, drawn on a tablet in Photoshop
We tried gold for the little heart but it didn't come out that good.
But I still think it looks ok, do you?

13 December 2009

getting older.

It was my birthday last Thursday! Yes one year older. Actually, once you embrace the fact that growing old is inevitable birthdays can be quite enjoyable. Minus the whole getting wrinkly and saggy part.

A super sneaky surprise gift. A beautifully framed painting of Pinwheel by Becky of Tiny Kitten Teeth. Adorable!

A gift I chose for myself...

It was a toss up between this and a Karen Walker dress. I've been wanting a sewing machine for yonks so this won. Plus I can't justify spending nearly a weeks pay on one dress, as pretty as it may be! Who knows, I might be able to sew myself a fancy frock one day? I am free to dream.
Ps. Sewing Machine World in Onehunga is the place to go!

And we ended the day with a delicious dinner at my favourite, Tanuki's Cave.

11 December 2009

mt eden antiques fair.

I went along to the Mt Eden Antiques Fair last Sunday, the sort of thing that's right up my alley! I am more than happy to pay $3 to fossick through treasures of all kinds - antique toys, linen, books, china, ornaments and jewellery to name a few.

I was pretty chuffed to pick up this old manual Brother typewriter for $20. I saw a very similar one in the window display of Iko Iko on K'Rd which I so lovingly longed for. It's in top condition and only needed a ribbon change. This takes my total collection of typewriters to 3 (I have an electronic Brother and old Consul), although one may get the boot very soon as storage at our house is at a minimum.
Great for sending in requests to the North Pole
Previous owners assignment on dinosaurs found tucked in the case pocket. Ha!

And these pretty cats, the set $2!

05 December 2009

kraftbomb november.

Kraftbomb was crazy busy last weekend. So good to see such a fantastic turnout and lots of people buying handmade.
Picked up some goods from Podgypanda, Sprout (my stall neighbour), R.W. Scissors, Luxford St and Bunny Party. All but one are presents so no show I'm afraid! I also picked up a copy of Extra Curricular magazine which I will look through again this afternoon. Love the card stock and rounded corners. Can't wait to devour it!

And I just had to post this darling Christmas card by Fred. Isn't it the coolest?

Thanks to Karla & City for another wonderful Kraftbomb and to all the visitors who stopped by my table.

Be sure to pop along again on the 20th for another dose. Your last chance before Christmas!