Monday, 31 August 2009

New Brooches and Pins

Sweet and simple are these brooches and pins I now have available in my Felt shop. Brand new, super affordable, bright and summery, made from recycled Scrabble tiles and lovely Japanese papers. Check them out here.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

New stockist - Toi Toi

Hi all.

Just letting you know that Toi Toi is now stocking some of my necklaces and brooches. They're in the Triangle Centre, on High Street (the mall part), in the city of Christchurch. Pop down and check them out. They have so many lovely gift ideas, like the butterfly I treated myself to. It's made from an old dainty saucer, so so so sweet!

All going to plan, I'll be back tomorrow (here, not Toi Toi that is!). (It didn't all go to plan, but hopefully I'll get a chance to update before Thursday... we're off work for a long weekend and having a wee trip away, hooray!).

So glad it's the weekend! Enjoy, Em xox

Friday, 21 August 2009

Gift ideas - Father's Day - Sept 6th

Down here in NZ it's Father's Day in a few weeks - September 6th. I think Dads have to be one of the hardest people in the family to make or buy a gift for... So, if you're as stuck as I am, check out these gift ideas on Felt, for unique and wonderful handmade gifts to show Dad how much you love him! Link here.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Inspiration...

I love these pictures made using paint sample cards by Geninne (blog here). So so so sweet, clever and inspirational. They make me feel happy. Her whole blog is wonderful reading, head on over and check it out.

On a side note, New Zelanders, don't forget that Father's Day is just around the corner, on September 6th. Is yours as hard to buy for as mine? Perhaps some cuff links are the perfect gift for your Dad.
Emma xox

Saturday, 8 August 2009

More Felt favs

More of my favourites from clever, crafty New Zealanders, found while browsing Felt. Links and info below.
1) Styley Pinafore Dress by Victoria n' Bird. Blog here.
2) Cool Vintage Button Brooch by Relique.
3) Colourful and fun Owl Cushion by Pushkin.
4) Sweet Yeti by Bad Animals.
5) Unique Spirulina Shirt by Nord.
6) Snuggly Upcycled Blanket by Heart Felt. Blog here.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

The handmade world of Coraline

Just a quick note about my shop. I now have NZ stamp brooches available (see above for an example). They range in price from $15 - $25 and feature some truely gorgeous stamps, dating back to the 1960s.

I have been hanging out for the film Coraline to get to NZ for so long... it opened overseas in February and it's already out on DVD over there. It finally starts here this Thursday. I went to an advanced screening last night expecting a lot from it, and it didn't disappoint! If you don't know anything about Coraline, it's a animated stop-motion film based on Neil Gaiman's novel (of the same name). Coraline Jones finds a small door in her new home, which leads her to a magical, wonderful alternate version of her life. Of course all is not as perfect as it seems....

It was quite dark and creepy, which I loved, and I was amazed at how long it was for a stop-motion film. It was also in 3D, which rocked!!! Go and see it, or buy the DVD if you're overseas. It also has a pretty wicked website, with great music, which I think the movie lacked a bit of. That's my only criticism though.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, 'real' work's been incredibly hectic, hopefully this week will be better. Crafty Business tomorrow night, so that's a good start to the week, it doesn't feel like a month since the last one!

Em