Monday, August 10, 2009

Kreativ blogger award for me!

Lovely Verity from joiedetea has given me a kreativ blogger award! Thanks so much, Verity, I really feel honoured! The requirements of the award are to list my seven most favourite things.

1. My husband Luke is my most favourite person in the world ever

2. My family and friends, in Germany, Australia and all over the world. Cos' where would we be without all the important people in our life, right?

3. Nature! I love being outside, surrounded by nature. So inspiring!

4. All things Vintage, especially tea cups of course!

5. Travelling. The world is so big and exciting and it always calls out...

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6. Books. I love to read a good book!

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7. Food. I live to eat good food;-)

Felt pattern by

Now it's my turn to pass the award to seven other people. Hmm, I have to admit that I have been pretty slack when it comes to reading blogs. I just never get around to read as many as I would like which makes it difficult to choose seven people. I choose four people with wonderful blogs. Three of them are my most faithful readers

-Fran, who makes great dresses and has a crazy, quirky and unique blog.

-Anna, who makes the cutest jewellery and has a wondeful blog, full of beautiful photos and colours.

-Shannon, who is a great sewer with a very good eye for colours and patterns and a fabulous blog full of nice sewing projects, other artists work, food...:-)

-Tasha, who not only makes beautiful jewellery but also has a great blog where she inteviews other artists, amongst many other interesting and pretty blogposts.

I'm looking forward to reading your posts, girls!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My own christmas-in-July gifts

I decided to treat myself to a few Etsy-goodies lately. It IS called christmas in July after all! First I discovered lovely Verity and her Etsy shop joiedetea. She sells some great tea blends, I couldn't resist and got myself some organic Vanilla-Rooibos tea. The tea tastes great, soo much better than what I normally have to get from the supermarket! It arrived very nicely wrapped and with instructions on how to use it. Fantastic service:-)

I have a soft spot for loose tea, it reminds me of the big tea shops in Germany my mother would take me to. My parents both love tea and we would often go to buy more. I remember the big shelves in the shops, filled with biiig tea containers from floor to ceiling. Fun :-)

Then I spotted a 24-hour sale at meringueshop, and again I could not resist (dangerous, maybe I should ban myself from logging into paypal, or so)

I had bought a wristlet as a gift before and really wanted one for myself. I opted for a champagne-coloured one, beautiful and sophisticated colour that goes with everything. My parcel arrived, and I had gotten an extra wristlet! How great is that? I love surprises like that:-)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grand Opening!

My new Etsy shop is open since last friday and I will keep putting my new felt jewelry up. I offer free shipping for the first five customers and I'm thinking about another offer.. stay tuned!
Meanwhile you can enjoy browsing through my felt rose chokers. I'm also working on some new designs, I want to introduce some cute little brooches that I can sell relatively cheap. I will ppst photos very soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Almost ready to launch!

This is how my kitchen looks like at the moment:
I have been working on a wholesale order for a lovely Lady in Brisbane who is opening her shop on August 8th. (I have just realised that I don't know how her shop will be called! I will catch up on that straight away)

I do love my tea cup candles . Do you get that with your work that you look at it too much, and you don't really see why it's special anymore? I am so used to making the candles that it has just become an everyday thing. But lately I have been getting those aha-moments(Do you call them like that in English??) I will look at my candles and think "Yeah, these do look really cool. I'm awesome". Clearly a sudden attack of utter modesty!
I have been a busy bee today, just finished taking the first batch of pictures for my new Etsy shop. Tomorrow will be the Grand Opening, free shipping for the first five customers and popcorn for everyone (Well, you have to imagine the popcorn but the thought is there).
Would you like to take a sneak peak at some of the new chokers? I think they do look pretty good, even if I do say so myself. (modesty as we speak!)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gone with the fairies..

Next time I'll snatch up a treasury on Etsy I'll dedicate it to all things fairy. I like the idea of another little world out there, with tiny people living in flowers and trees that wear dresses made of flower petals. For afternoon tea they could visit their friends that live in a giant tea cup and eat strawberries that are as big as their heads.. Welcome to my vivid imagination!

Have a look at some of my favourites

Jewellery box by jimjenkins

Teapot by Lawatson

Necklace by Plumevine

Hair piece by Whichgoose

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I'm new stuff!!

Hello everyone, I am very excited! I know I have been talking a lot about my new designs lately and I bet you have all been thinking "What is that girl up to"?!?

Well, after lots of trying and glueing and sewing and cutting and swearing I am finally ready to reveal the first pieces I am planning to offer in my new Etsy store soon. I am a bit nervous, what will you say.. will you like it?? Let me know you thoughts. Any ideas on what else I could do? Anything I should be doing differently? Love it? Out with it! I wanna know what you think. Here we go:

I am using eco-fi-felt for all these designs. That is a type of felt that is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Clever, huh? Some of the lace is new, some is upcycled from a certain pair of pyjamas The little beads are also upcycled from an op-shop find necklace. For now I have been focusing on the rose chokers but I am also working on butterfly brooches...necklaces etc.
What do you think?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shop op til you drop!

I hit the local Op-shops in Sydney last Saturday. I am very happy to report that I discovered Newtown as my new Op-shopping mecca. I was out hunting for lace to use in my new felt and lace jewellery(ideas) and boy, I was lucky. Check out my finds

I found this beautiful pink and blue lace

which are actually two sets of pyjamas!

I'm not sure who would want to wear lacy pyjamas, they must scratch terribly! But the lace is gorgeoues. I also found this little piece of lace which is soo pretty! The photos don't really do it justice, it shimmers really nicely in the sun!

This is my backyard in the afternoon sun, with blue and pink lace on the washing line. I know, the grass needs mowing. Any volunteers? ;-)

I also found this cosy jumper, it will keep me toasty on these cold winter evenings.

A very succesful Op-shopping trip. What were your best op shop/thrifty/any other finds lately?