Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Watching.....

......Kiki's Delivery Service, courtesy of the fabulous Japanese anime house Studio Ghibli. Did you know there is a Studio Ghibli "Museum" in Tokyo?!

Wooden Matchsticks Upcycled


Here's a new addition to my range of wooden matchstick brooches - a wooden matchstick pendant. I've just listed these two babies in the Etsy shop. One is red and turquoise, the other is green and turquoise. They are created from coloured matchsticks - some I purchase pre-coloured, others I colour myself using fabric dyes. The matches have been glued to a recycled piece of MDF painted black, and then loads of layers of varnish have been sprayed on to seal.
Finally the pendants have been suspended from lovely sterling silver chains. RRP $64 AU. Hope you like them?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Layers

Smocked top by AnnaFabo

 Smocked brooch by BinkaMinka

Orchid layer necklace by nervoussystem

Painting detail from Divergent Layers.

Lady Butterfly top by Tinge Design

Smocked, draped, welded and glued. Some of my favourite layers from Etsy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A motoring obsession continues


Ok, so technically it didn't end up being the NEXT post, instead it is the next post about THIS topic. Presenting "Part Two" of my motoring obsession with my beloved VW Bug. Here it is undergoing another transformation. We stripped all the panels off, took out the windows and interior, and it was painted again from top to tail.


This time it was black underneath and the body colour was "Liberty Blue", made by GMH, which was a gorgeous metallic blue with a little red fleck through it. It was HOT.

And here it is complete, with all his finery put back on, new "smoothie" style bumpers, round mirrors and original hubcaps on skinny wheels. Later on I fitted wider rims and tyres. I told you, I am a bogan.

Oh and the interior was kept the same, black and white, and for a time I kept the dark red carpet, but later replaced that with black when the budget allowed. Loved that mother of pearl finish steering wheel. And hubby machined new solid brass knobs for the dashboard and door winders to replace the original bakelite versions. They were chrome plated and a real work of art.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

More paper craft

Sitting on the shelf in our bedroom is this little treasure that my Mum created for me. It's called "The water baby", and she thought of me and my boy when she saw it (because he was born in water, not because I found him in a shell at the beach, ha ha. And you won't catch me wearing half a bikini in public).
My Mum decoupaged the image onto a round canvas and then neatly finished the edges in black. Lovely. Thanks Mum.