Tuesday, 29 September 2009

For the love of paper

Some of my Japanese papers + grid = beauty to my eyes.
Happy hump day for tomorrow everyone.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Film opinions

We love going to the movies, and try to see one each week. Here's what we've seen lately and my thoughts:

Up (in 3D) Another Pixar classic that I'll definitely be buying on DVD. It was great! Parts of it were pretty sad, but that just made the story all that much more lovable. Metacritic score: 88, Mine: 5/5

District 9 Not so great. I expected big things from this movie... even though it really didn't look like my type of thing, everyone raved about it, so we went. I should have trusted my gut. Metacritic score: 80, Mine: 2/5

Funny People This movie was too long for a comedy, and all the good bits we'd already seen in the trailer. Adam Sandler's been slipping downhill for a while and this is no exception. Metacritic score: 60, Mine: 2½/5

Inglourious Basterds I didn't really want to see this, but went along with friends. I'm not a Tarantino fan (eeek, shock horror!), but I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Highlight = Melanie Laurent as Shosanna Drefus (pictured above - bottom left). Metacritic score: 69, Mine 3½/5

The Ugly Truth A lovely, light hearted comedy. Predictable as always, but easy to watch and funny enough. Exactly what I expected. Metacritic score: 28, Mine: 3½/5

Really looking forward to: 500 Days Of Summer and Where The Wild Things Are.
Maybe looking forward: to The Lovely Bones, Couples Retreat and Alice In Wonderland.

Anything I should see or be looking forward to that hasn't caught my eye?

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Love love love

Loving these brooches by Depeapa. Loving them so so much I found it hard to choose which photos to put on here. xox

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Quick quick quick - giveaways!

There seems to be giveaways all over blogland at the moment! Here's some to try you luck on:

* Win a Babe In The Wood at Bam Bam Creative
* Win Piles of Fabric from Volksfaden at Bloesem Kids (be quick, ends soon!)
* Win a Moleskine from La Baleine A Plumes
* Win a $20 Ellebows voucher over at Tales From A Shoppaholic Mommy
* Win a cool 2010 Calendar by Jessica Gonacha Swift at Kind Over Matter (be quick, ends soon too!)
* Win a Recycled Stoneware Plate over at YellowGoat

I'll do a giveaway on here when I reach 100 Facebook fans, so help me out, and be in to win, become a fan here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Recents gifts (to me, from me)

Left Nesting dolls (aka Russian dolls or Matryoshka dolls) from Notty Horse at South City (also available on their website here). I've been looking for a nice set for a while, and was stoked when I saw this set!

Middle Jumbo Bulldog Clip from new store, Smiggle on George Street in Dunedin. It's 15cm long and quite an effort to squeeze! Also available from their webiste, here.

Right Queen Anne Teacup, Saucer and Plate Set from Broad Bay China, down the Otago Peninsula. If you're in Dunedin you have to visit this shop, it's divine! This set matches the butterfly I bought a few weeks back (blogged here).

Monday, 7 September 2009

Crafty Business tonight!

Just a super quick one... I had a great break, but of course we're straight back into the slog that is my day job... sigh.

Reminding anyone who's interested that session 7 of Crafty Business is on tonight, 7pm at Churchill's in Colombo Street, Christchurch.

Come along and meet some friendly, crafty people, have a chat, a glass of wine and perhaps find the answers to your photography questions (tonights topic).

More over at the Crafty Business blog, here.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A few days off

Tomorrow we're off on a wee trip to see some close family that we haven't seen all year. I'm in dire need of a break and really, really looking forward seeing them!

So my shop is closed for a few days. You can still purchase things and message me, but I most likely won't reply until late Monday. Have a great weekend, and I leave you (only for a few days, don't fret!), with this gorgeous watercolour image from Travis Stearns, found via the Oh Joy blog.