Sunday, October 31, 2010

Interview @ 'Dream and Blossom"

Hey check this out....
The very lovely Monica Robinson, who is the creator of "Dream and Blossom" has a little inter view on me here. She is a cute one and a total crusader for the local arts. The interview is the first in a series I think. Her enthusiasm is catching...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gingerbread house located, on horizon...

Well whatdya know? Turns out the Universe doesn't hate me! Actually is kind of rootin for me! Yay for Universe! Yay for me! I tell you what when it happens it happens real quick. In the space of an hour I went fro having the worst time ever and wandering the streets like a sad sack, to pretty much skipping and squealing with delight! In one hour!
First off, I got a new job! Yay! Its working at Borders, hard back anyone? Yay for cash! Yay for books! Yay for a 30% discount! Best part is i won't start for a couple of days so now i can really soak in that unemployment time like a proper bum (now not having to worry about how i was ever going to pay for anything again, yesterday when i was in my low, i spent my last $5 on some delicious milkshake coffee caramel drink...)
Now here comes the real exciting bit. Look. At. This....

Amazing and super exciting. Thats all I am going to say about that now......

Monday, October 25, 2010

Handsel and Gretel were on to something..

I have that lost feeling again. It's tough out there in maker/artist/crafter world. I just feel that money is slipping through my fingers, i don't have a pay the rent job at the moment so thats not helping, i have some big decisions to make and i just can't seem to find my way at the moment. I should have made like Handsel and Gretel and left myself some bread crumbs to find my way back.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Little Bird Big Chip goes global!

I did it! It's here!! I would like to welcome you to my very first Etsy store, here. Commence phase one; Etsy takeover...
I have listed a couple of cacti, just to test the waters and some of my Two Tone Tony carafes. I am also planning to list some simpler cacti and a couple of those distinguished gents with the moustaches.
So stop by and say hi, tell your friends, spread the word! Lemme know whats you think? I would love to hear your feed back. Christmas is coming people.....

Monday, October 11, 2010

Melbourne Lovin'

(image courtesy of check em out)

Hello there lovelies! How was your weekend? I only ask as........MINE WAS FLIPPIN' AWESOME!!!!!! thats all.
Even though as you know, I got the sack last week, I had planned a ladies weekend away with my favourite lady lil'lisa. we got our booties over to melbs for a threeday weekend of booze, art, deliciousness and...... shopping! (perhaps not the best when one has no fixed income but pffft.)
we flew in saturday morning and hit the ground running. we stayed at the nunnery a super sweet hostel in fitzroy, absolutely recommend it. Then we seeked out an amazing cafe off smith street, "Proud Mary". Lisa had a mind blowing sandwich of mouth watering pork belly and if i wer'nt so comatose from lack of food i probably would have ordered something other than blurting out eggs please... and the coffee? holy shit balls! they had this crazy tea distillation going on. do yourself a favour and get yo self there.
In the later part of the day we met up with friends for wine in the park which led to more wine.....and more wine..and ultimately contributing to the god awful, punch in the ovaries, hangover.. but i digress. ahem.
we saw some poor mans cirque du solei in the park (which led us to seek out a pub) but then we went to see a dirty blues band, "The Brothers Grim" inside the NGV. Amazing.
Which brings us to the cocktail section of the evening. One word. Polly. Now I would love to tell you more but.... some sort of memory blank.
So the whole reason behind this trip was to see the Tim Burton show on its last day, even in my state of extreme pain I could see the brilliance. Sketches, snippets of the movies, models it was all there. Now the next part of our journey (with much groaning and cursing/huffing and puffing) we went to find the market way out in the docklands. now this really perked up my hang over... a tin shed filled to the brim with creative geniuses!! I met the lovely girls at "Odds and Ends" Do you know what they make? lean in close now....knitted cacti!!! we are now like besties! please check them out on their etsy store here. They were super nice and gave me great advice for a first time etsy seller. I will be keeping in touch with those kids fo sure. (I am dying for a trade!) Oh and i just discovered their tre tre beautiful blog, remember to notice. makes me want to make nice stuff.
I also bought my new summer dress from made590. it is super cute and has....pockets! yessssss.
By now we had managed to perk up somewhat and started to think about a delicious dinner (i forgot to mention that shamefully we had to eat fast food for breakfast....hang head in shame)
We ate the most amazing dumplings. Amazing. They were these little parcels of loveliness that are filled with delicious stock and a little pork parcel. Super delicious, super fun to eat. I am salivating as we speak... oh and we managed to force down more wine.
A little bit more of a lazier approach to our next and final day. We strolled my old hood of northcote to visit a few fav's including I dream a highway and Manque. Kinda shopped out (you think?) and ready for home. Melbourne I heart you.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Well. It's official.
I'm a bum.
I gots the sack and now I am unemployed. Sad face. Apparently the big boss says too many staff. Whatevs. My greatest regret is that I did'nt rack up more of a cheese debt. What an idiot.
I guess now I will have more time to work on my etsy store... and i guess now i can finally get around to joining the library, the house might get to look a little nicer, i could try out new recipes (perhaps only with beans as cash may be at ultimate low..) or i could just sit around the house in my underpants with the blinds drawn, eating bowls of cereal and watching oprah.... blegh!
only time will tell...
it couldnt come at a worse time, but for now i choose to look only on the bright side as this weekend my dear friend lil' lisa and i are goin to melbs! yeehaw! cocktails, shoes, the tim burton exhibition,more booze and delicious eats!! screw you place-of-prior-employment, you will not rain on my melbourney weekend!!
Oh and if you were wondering the above image is of my production line, 'the sweet dips'. avoid the rush, shop from the luxury of your living is coming people!! orders welcome!!! (i do have alot of time on my hands now, just sayin is all...)