Monday, August 31, 2009

the newest member of the juniper team. She's an 8 month old jack russel wire haired terrier. She's so so sweet and loves everyone.
So come in for a visit. she LOOOOVES the attention:)

Success! We did it! we found the DOG of our dreams. She (to be announced shortly) but judging by the kids faces in these pics she's all we wanted and more.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Feeling Crafty

While looking for our newest family member (the search goes on) I stumbled on this cute little campaign. You may already know about it, I however didn't and wish I could knit:(

The SPCA would love you to knit or crochet jumpers to keep the SPCA's smallest puppies warm this winter.

Knitting patterns are available for the less-experienced and the expert knitter. They also have a crochet pattern available. Feel free to use up old scraps of wool to make the jumpers, the puppies do not mind which colours you use!

They always need new jumpers as the puppies wear them out playing and chasing each other. When they find they have too many jumpers to use, they pass them on to other puppies at SPCAs around New Zealand.

So go on, get the needles clickn' for the pups!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Here are the pics of Lucky Dip Craft night projects finally. We made a lovely kete purse from recyled kete and vintage linens most of which were my grandmas (don't worry I still have trillions) and the delicate paper mobiles. I seemed to have camera issues but here you are minus the picture massive record group we had. Thanks to everyone who came out. Your creations were all so lovely and unique. And a big shout out to the editors and stylist of Homestyle magazine who came to sample our fun nights for an upcoming issue so keep a look out. Can't wait till next meet up as we have some wicked projects planned. IN STORE NEWS -Lovely new jewelry from Georgina baker in store now. I came back to a shop brimming with lovely goodies that had been received while I was away. ALSO the new first pieces of Starfish spring/summer collection are in store. The "great garden frock" is a red silk dress that should come with a disclaimer..."WARNING, this dress is too flirty for anyone who does not drink the occasional mohito and wink at handsome men" It has inspired my window display this week which took me 4 hours to do. If you see it you will understand:) Also new to the shop are the skeleton key collection of jewelry I did while in Michigan. I had such luck when sifting around in my mothers basement found a case full of old keys. we're talkin 'OoooLD keys. I skreetched and ask her if could have them she looked at me bizarrely and said "sure". Then like a bat out of hell I raced off to the bead shop and got supplies. The pieces are on show now and hopefully you can catch a peek before they are all gone.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Family fun in Lansing Michigan! I am sorry for not blogging this last month. Ya see I took my dear kids to see their family in Michigan. It's summer there and the perfect time for all sorts of silly fun stuff. The blueberries you see were picked by Gretta. She and two other wee kids picked 27 pounds of then in half an hour. Ethan grew gills from swimming so much and Gretta loved the horses and trail rides. We went to a baseball game, swam at the lake, chased squirrels, ate heaps of really bad food and good food that was really bad for you. The kids had a blast but nothing takes the place of New Zealand and we are all so glad to be home.
*Recomended shopping if ever in the Michgan area. October Moon, Grace and Scavenger Hunt all in Old Town Michigan were lovely shops and were delightful shop owners.

So it's back to work for me this week. Katie has been sent away for a well deserved rest with her family. Lucky dip craft night was a massive success as always and hopefully I will have some lovely pics this week to share.