Friday 26 March 2010
NewZealands very own Moore Wilsons is just the best supermarket I've ever been to and I've just traveled around the States and Canada - In Vancouver they have sprikalars that spray the fresh fruit and veg with water every minute to keep it fresh and shiny. Moore Wilsons looks more like a New York art gallery than a food store and just look at the beautiful hand written signage inside. Their prices are a bit high for me to be able to shop there but I like just walking around day dreaming of all the perfect meals I could make if I had the time, cash or energy. They also have the most amazing home ware and toy sections.
Thursday 25 March 2010
...at long last I saw my work on the front page of etsy. I've been featured on the front page twice before but only found out after the event. It's such a good feeling seeing your work in one of those little boxes:) More really good news today but I better not talk about it yet x.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Monday 15 March 2010
I’m sorry to say I have yet more good news, how sickening am I. I have a job at long last and it’s in Wellington. I’ve chosen a part time post down here over a fancy pants career job in Auckland. I know it sounds mad the Auckland job was everything I thought I wanted but things have changed in the last month. Plus Chris and Sandy who I’ll now be working for are the lovely people. Chris is a graphic and furniture designer and he’s built me my own desk to work at, how wonderful is that. I'm looking forward to starting on Wednesday that’s how nice these guys are. I owe a hug thank you to Diane for setting this up (I bought her the flowers above as a thank you, I can’t believe how cheep flowers are over here). While I’m thanking people I would like to mention the lovely people at the local post office who have been endlessly helpful and have kept me smiling. Paul at You Send It, what a guy I would never have managed to package all the orders without his help, all the lovely lovely people who have left me sweet messages and have stopped by my shop and once again Gilly and Unge for putting up with me and my mess. Ok not such a short blog after all. I’ll be back soon with pictures of the beautiful 60s desk I found and my plans to restore it, I'm so excited.
Here are a few other nice blogs that have mentioned me:
I'm very glad to discover this week that I'm still in Wellington it was looking like Auckland was calling for a minute there but at the very last moment I found a job down here and am able to stay. Here are a few pictures from out and about. Sorry it's hard to get good photos as the light is so strong it just bleaches the image.
Sunday 7 March 2010
Finally got to see one of my original letterpress posters framed and up. It couldn’t be in a more beautiful home. Karen’s house looks like it's straight out of Elle decor, these photos don’t even begging to do it justice, really it’s stunning. I’m filled with a smug glow seeing that the people who buy my work have such exceptional taste.
Craft 2.0 is a very modern affair, you win your place by making modern, witty and stylish work, only the best get a place. I though I would share some of my favourite finds.
The little grey guy hiding behind his pews is by minu, who also had some gorgeous illustrated prints. The cake stands are by Susan Wilson who sadly has no web address (yet) but I have her email if anyone is keen to find out more. She’ll make custom stands from plates of your own choosing. The sweet little fabric doll and bunny are by stitchpixie, I know two little girls who would love a rag doll each and finally the wooden key necklace is Super Very a label I’ve seen a lot of since I’ve been in Wellington and I've just read that Sue Tyler of Super Very set Craft 2.0 up. I'm impressed.