Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don't know if it was the footage from the hurricane Irene this last week or what but everything is reminding me and making me miss home...the US. Don't worry not enough to shut up shop and move back, geeze no way. but I miss cooking & crafting with my mom.
I miss laughing with my two best girl friends from school and I long for a Turkey & Swiss sandwich on french bread with a tangy ice cold dill pickle. I know i have been here (NZ) for so long and I am a New Zealander. believe me, I feel the same way about wellington after just a week of being away, let me tell you. But for some reason right now I am missin' HOME hard and it's all i can do not to pack a bag and fly away. Ahhh if only life was like that. For now i surround my shelves at work with things that make me smile and hope any minute my mom will walk through the shop door with a big smile and say "surprise!" sigh

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ooooooh everything is getting a bit of a spiff up around here. The new window decals went up today courtesy of Jack from STIK. And oooo-weee do they look "purty". I do believe i am loving the new logo so much i might have to get one on the car. LOL (my husband will freak!)

Monday, August 29, 2011

I hope you can come into visit the bag you were born to own. Seriously, these beautiful handbags by American textile designer extraordinaire Amy Butler are divine. We also have the beautiful clutches that will make your LBD (lil' black dress) look like a peacock among the pigeons. See you soon.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wonderful changes around here. Spiffin up for no other reason than it's fun changin things for the prettier:) And check out the new Logo and blog look. I hope you like it and if there is anything you'd like to have on the blog please flick me a comment. Thanks to Mike & Lindy of Dusty & Lulu's for taking my poor attempt at logo design and making it ROCK! You can only do so many things DIY for some things you must have a professional. And other than Mike and Lindy's spontaneous snow angel making they are the most professional crew of designers I've worked with. big ups guys!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This months Lucky Dip craft project was Fabric Origami.

We made them in all sorts of sizes and colours and then used them as brooches, headbands, and even topped gift boxes with them. So much fun to do and a great way to used little bits of flash fabric up.

If you'd like to book for our next craft evening simply message us or book via our Facebook page.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I don't care who you are, if snow doesn't make you smile you possibly are dead inside. I have been in a constant state of childlike wonder since yesterday afternoon when we discovered that it was snowing outside. We have been loving the recent frosty blast and hope for those of you in NZ that you get to experience some too.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

This last weekend the hubby and I stole away to a lovely little bach in the wairarapa. The lovely owners of Providore Catering in Martinborough own a lovely place called "The General Store"

Running away on Friday we got to our weekend hideaway just around 2 pm and set out taking in the amazing scenery and warm inviting accommodation. We lit the fire, poured the wine and hung our jackets and cares at the door. (And even napped)

The house is set up among olive groves and slightly elevated so that you can see peaks of other little properties but still very secluded. The complimentary provisions were very generous. We loved traveling back and forth through the neighboring towns sampling the wares and cafes of the region. We had a wicked time at the Martinborough Hotel watching the All Blacks wip the Wallabies and feasted on beer battered fish and chips washed down with a pint of Emerson's Pilsner. The weather was brilliant for winter. Warm sun and lovely crisp breeze. It was hard to leave but had to come back home to our smiling kids and our sulking dog. Thanks Annie for watching the kids. And thanks mother nature for waiting to unleash the hail storm after we arrived home.