Friday, July 30, 2010

Just be good.....

Not sure if I like the latest incarnation of SOS's track "Just be good to me"....She may not hit the high notes like Beats International did, but boy does Lily Allen look stylin' in the typical-male-oriented-loadsa girls-video. Which I might add I could not embed in my blog.....why not??
I'm a bit biased because this version by Beats, in it's 12" vinyl format, is still in my record collection, and I could still listen to it over and over....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Green Theme

Photo of collected beach litter courtesy of Artist Fran Crowe
Yes, it seems there's a "green" theme running through everything this week....

A lovely lady called Liz contacted me through Etsy. She writes a shopping blog called Great Green Goods and she has just featured one of my recycled leather Kawa necklaces over there.

I had a look through her previous posts and they are choc full of green goodness, that's for sure. I found quite a bit of inspiration there. Liz's blog then led me to Fake Plastic Fish. With a name like that how could I not have a look!!  FPF is a blog and website dedicated to one woman's attempt to reduce the amount of plastic she consumes. There's even a whole page full of suggestions on how you can do the same.  So get green and go take a look.
Emma, thought you would love this spectrum - even though it's made of rubbish!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Eco Washing Up

I've loved these environmentally friendly crochet dish cloths from Etsy seller Cocoa Beans for the longest time. I had big plans to teach myself to crochet over the Christmas break (yes, I know, that was over 6 months ago) and make myself some of these, using a pattern in a back issue of Mixtape magazine. Well, all I managed to do was a few I thought it high time I got real, ordered these babies, and stop procrastinating. Now as for doing the dishes....hmmm......

Monday, July 26, 2010

Handmade, Ethical, Freetrade.....

Blue Caravan has recently launched an online marketplace where you can view products that are handmade, freetrade, ethical, organic....the list goes on. It's a bit like Etsy with an evironmental conscience.
One of my fave things from their shop is this bowl, made from recycled poster paper. The mileage travelled by this one may be a bit high, coming from Vietnam, but it sure is lovely.
Pop over there and have a look around. The lovely Edward & Lilly range is also available there.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Recycled car parts Jewellery

Ok, do you think this is taking my love of the Volkswagen too far? Found on Flickr, this is the Ghia badge from a Karmann it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Nostalgia inspired

Hello, yes I'm back again. A little slow in bloggy land here.
I've just uploaded two necklaces to my Etsy shop, and I wanted to share them with you, because the materials are so rich with nostalgia for me that I've fallen in love with these two!
Did you ever use Cuisenaire rods at school to learn mathematics? I did, and I've been buying them madly for anyone's birthday ever since I found new sets for sale at Miriam Bereson's shop in Ripponlea.
I also found a bunch of gorgeous, well loved (and drawn on) rods at the op shop, sans boxes, and here's what I've created with them:

You like??

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Peppermint Mag & Mainichi

The lovely women at Peppermint Magazine have featured a Mainichi Kawa recycled leather necklace in a photo shoot for their latest issue (out this week). I'm off to the newsagent to get my copy now!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Birthday Cakes V2

Reprised again for this year was the Wall-E birthday cake, Version 2. Upon request from the now three year old was also an Eve cake to accompany his little yellow robot mate. I debated if I should post a photo of these, as I was not entirely happy with the outcome from the rushed icing effort. But then I decided that just tapped into my perfectionist gene (yes, in our family it is hereditary). So I thought "stuff it", I'd much rather share than give you this shiny, perfectionist version of me and my handicrafts.  So here they are in all their glory. Imperfect, just like the one who created them! Anyone for cake??