Monday, July 12, 2010

Patchwork mosaic bowl

By special request i've made this bowl for someone ... the colors used are blues, reds, lime green and brown/earthy tones. I'm very pleased with the result!

Taking a ride on the Christchurch Gondola

Out and about on the gondola yesterday and even remembered to take the camera ;) Crisp and clear day ( a bit hazey in the distance though ) ... needless to say here's some views up high and above Christchurch, New Zealand ...

Over the other side at the top, looking down onto Lyttelton Harbour (which is volcanic - but very much asleep) ...

Along the ridge of the Port Hills ....
(the eastern side of Christchurch) .. this is literally all just a 15 minute drive from where we are living, in fact we look up to these hills from our lounge window.

And way over there in the distance (about 1 hour drive away) is the southern alps, well the base mountains of the southern alps anyway .. think 'Lord of the rings' mountains ;)

Tomorrow it's Orana wildlife park .. time to go hand feed those hungry giraffes!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The babushka tomato

Growing tomatoes is fun, growing babushka tomatoes was a surprise.
There's one person that springs to mind when we found this,

even the kids agreed, so we've nicknamed this little lovely 'Mitsy'

if you click HERE you'll see why :D

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter voter on etsy

Oh holy cow, here I go again making another post canvassing for votes ... when i should be making a post on everything else that i should be posting about! But hey, i'm a tad excited as i've never been in an etsy voter before and well, what can a girl do? Yay!!! .. my wee mosaic eggs made it into the voting round for easter and i'm really very happy. So if you feel like casting your vote you can do so here, or here, or even here ... your choice :D There's a ton of talent there and naturally i'd love you to vote for me .. pretty please with lots of sweet smiles on top, i'll even love you forever and if you don't want that then i'll just be eternally grateful! Thank you!

Happy easter everyone!!!

... and a very special thank you to Huismus for nominating me .. she's an amazing woman who lives in Holland and i'm certainly glad I had the honor to meet her and spend the day at the Rotterdam zoo with her last year. You can find her stunning shop here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Poppies handmade housewares event awards

I'm rather excited to have been nominated as an entrant in one of The Poppies handmade event award categories! I've been nominated in the Favourite Housewares section which you can access here

I would love for you to vote for me ... please!!
Thank you :D

Monday, January 4, 2010

Woohooo for Secret Santa!!!

The European Street Team had a secret santa game which was organised by the brilliantly creative ArtMind. The gist of the game is that we are all matched with another european seller and have to make something for that person based on the information from their questionnaire that they completed. This year my secret santa came all the way from Barcelona in Spain ...

Fantastically she was able to send the package to me in our new home right here in Christchurch, New Zealand ... THANK YOU so much PALEOLOCHIC!!!!

The delightfully creative Moira a.k.a PALEOLOCHIC made me a superbly stylish set of Lavendar hangings and also sent me a seriously beautiful magnet for my fridge! Thank you so much :D I've hung the lavendar sachets throughout the house .. wonderfully fragrant!
It's been such an honor to have been part of this majestically warm and wonderful team. I miss 'the girls' and I certainly miss europe.

A special thanks to you Mitsy, everyone appreciates all of your hard work in putting the Secret santa together .. you are one in a million girl :D

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Just a day at the beach

It's certainly hard for me to believe that we moved to NZ 3 months ago ... in the coming days i'll be blogging like never before (no giggles please Mitsy if you read this) ... there's so much I have yet to share with you, our summer road trip through Europe, secret presents from my gorgeous EST pals, secret santa, meet ups with wonderful europe etsy sellers ... and no doubt more! But today, well, today I want to share with you a couple of pic's from our beach trip yesterday. I took the kids to Okains Bay outside of Christchurch (the city we live in).

We frolicked around in the breaker waves .. the kids absolutely loved it!