There's a group on Flickr dedicated to heart shaped potatoes. Seriously.
I think I may join.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Moleskine ... the legendary notebook of Van Gogh, Chatwin, Hemingway, Matisse and Céline~, originally uploaded by Tja'Sha ♥.
Join in and post one of yours (I know you wrote some) I dare you.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Went for a run. (well, I went for a fast walk slow jog with sporadic running chucked in.) I've been goin every day for over a week now and have discovered muscles in my legs I forgot I had.
Pip’s ‘Words and Pictures’ is continuing with this week’s theme ‘Little Things’. It made me think of all the little things that can add up to make your day. The unexpected pleasures. I love the little things.
Train luck; when you run down the stairs and straight onto a train before the doors slide closed. Also refer to ‘taxi luck’ and ‘bus luck’.
Rain luck; when you have forgotten your umbrella and the clouds are grey and dark, but somehow you get indoors before it buckets down. Also refers to when you are caught in the rain on a summer weekend and dance.
Song luck; when you’re in your own world and a great song plays that breaks you out of your bubble and makes you smile and start shakin’ your booty. Also when you’re woken up by your favourite song on your alarm radio. Awesome.
Warm Glow: waves across the street, compliments from strangers, kisses goodbye. Also see ‘running into friends luck’
Entertainment Luck; when you have forgotten that your favourite show is on but accidentally end up with it on anyway (me, last night + scrubs = yay) see also ‘book luck’ and ‘movie luck’
‘Sweet as’ Luck; when things come together; the lighting for your photo, you find the perfect fabric for your project, any sequence of small fortunate events.
They all turned out to be luck, but I guess the little things are. If I caught the train because of my own punctuality and the impeccable City Trains service, well that would just take the magic out of it, wouldn’t it (as well as being incredibly unlikely!)
Also Laughter; when you stumble across an email, blog, or hear a joke etc. that leaves you doubled up with tears streaming down your face.
Note: try not to say the word ‘luck’ too many times in a row. I just have, it sounds weird and kinda creepy.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Amy makes lots of ultra-cute stuff, check out her online store, and her lovely blog.
Secondly, Pip from meet me at mikes left me a comment! (She also used one of my pictures from felt-along!) Being a new blogger, I was just stoked! She is amazing and inspiring and just such a nice crafty lass with such a nice crafty blog with many admirers that I can't help but feel a honoured to hear from her. (I won't say I didn't jump up and down a wee bit. just a wee bit.) Thanks Pip!
again, this pic doesn't quite do it justice! Maybe I should turn them into polaroids...
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Pip has started a words and pictures blog-along, and this week (or was it last?) the theme is 'cosy'. Anything it means to you.
At first I was like, yep, cups of tea, rain on the windows, sleeping cats, ugg boots, quilts, lamplight, snuggles. (All the great winter stuff that's coming around again! yay!)
But then my mind snagged on pie. Pie is very cosy. And for dinner tonight I had tortellini. I love food wrapped in other food. It's comforting and cosy indeed!
cheese and spinach triangles
pasties and sausage rolls
apple pie and cherry pie and all the other kinds of pie
strudel (that one's fun to say too)
can you think of any others?
When the weather is cold I foresee friends and flour in a cosy kitchen for a bakeoff or two.. or three. yum.
p.s. I found a recipe for peanut butter pie last week. Oh yeah.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I came back with these.
So practical. 'Cause everyone needs cute miniature Korean stamps. yep.
I showed them to my friend, and she told me that in Korea you collect them, and write whole letters without a word, just rows of stamps. They say things like 'cheer up!' 'congratulations' 'I'm gloomy', 'grow up like a machine', 'best wishes' and 'I love you, friend'.
I went to the corner shop to pick up the weekend paper this morning, and glanced in the garden on the way back in to the sanctuary of home. I'm a sporadic gardener (like most things I do) and am always a little surprised to see things growing, even when I know I planted them weeks ago! On closer inspection these little, well rather big actually, cucumbers greeted me. There's quite a few. Does anyone have a recipe that uses multiple cucumbers?
Friday, March 20, 2009
found this at craftastrophe, 'because handmade isn't always pretty'. Check it out, a funny blog about the funny/weird/just plain wrong bits from crafty blogs everywhere... 'cause we've all seen a craft and gone WTF?
it made me laugh, and cringe and puzzle and laugh again!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
(apologies for no image credits)
Then I looked in flickr and it seems everybodys done it. hee hee
Luckily, Pepper is equal to the task of getting him lined out and making him act right. AND she wins the Queen-of-the-mountain competition every time.
Luckily, Pepper recovered.
Luckily Pepper was brought here by a policeman
Luckily, Pepper has a small arsenal of excellent sounding, catchy tunes
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It's supposed to be apple blossom, but turned out looking suspiciously like cherry-blossom.. I may add a little apple coming off the branch, and whiten the blossoms a wee bit.
It started off okay, but the shading was not-so-comfy. It hurt like the dickens in some places, and tickled in others. Some places it hurt AND tickled, so I just took the benefit of the doubt and giggled.
I have another appointment in 2 weeks, so my thoughts turn to all the empty patches of skin, and what I would like to put on them. Thinking about what I love in my life, music and craftiness came up, so I'm looking into something representing those. Looking around I've seen some incredible work on crafty lasses, check these out..
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
these are cute too...
and I found this picture looking at cute wall decals on etsy from this lovely blog.
On the weekends, as you know, I love to lie on the grass and read the paper, watch the clouds, chat with friends. Big groups congregate to celebrate birthdays or just catch up. People kick a ball around, throw a frisbee, fly a kite. With a beer in hand and a smile. Love it. And then there's the festivals and markets. When I die, I want to come back as a park.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
you google 'unfortunately *insert name here*' and list your favourite sentences when they bounce back from all over ze place..
Unfortunately Pepper isn't an obvious note - but it's the most unisex/spicy plum I've come across myself
Unfortunately Pepper also ends up stinking the place out, much to Puddle’s consternation: “But I gave you no command to stink”.
Unfortunately, Pepper has bonded to us very strongly and the "guard dog" in her is showing
Unfortunately, Pepper's Ghost has a couple of problems for me.
tee hee hee
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
1 a. To exhale audibly in a long deep breath, as in weariness or relief.
1 b. To emit a similar sound: willows sighing in the wind.
2. To feel longing or grief; yearn: sighing for their lost youth.
1. To express with or as if with an audible exhalation.
2. Archaic To lament.
The act or sound of sighing.
It is generally admitted that if one person sighs, surrounding people will soon feel the need to sigh as well. Many people claim that they can feel this wish to sigh without actually hearing or seeing the other person sighing, something that modern science finds difficult to prove.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Aah giant cat!
So I took a picture of my other random little animal pairs. The bunnies look shy and shocked. Like there's a story behind the missing ears we don't know about..
Saturday, March 7, 2009
This is not very like me.
The universe is trying to teach me something lately. I wish I knew what it was. I feel that if I just concentrate hard enough I'll figure out what the lesson is, and this may stop happening to me. *concentrating with furrowed brow*
The turbulence of the last few months have got to be so damn character building, or I don't know what.
"What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?" Jacques Lacan
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
It's my birthday soon. Very soon. I keep reminding myself so I see it coming. My birthday has a way of sneaking up on me. Last year I was so ready for it bythe time it came I confused myself and for a few months thought I was a year older than I am.
I would like for my birthday..
Johnny Depp. slightly younger, a little taller, and desperately in love with me
enough wisdom to know a little more and hurt a little less, but not too much
my metabolism to suddenly quadruple with no side effects
something charitable, now I feel quite selfish with the above wishes.
a pirate themed party
some crafty supplies and buttons
a knitting machine
a lovely tattoo
a secondhand book
my own weight in chocolate
I would be happy with..
a beer at the pub
a room of balloons. lots of 'em.
kind words from friends
(edit) or Johnny
Realise that you've spent an entire night melting plastic and taking photos of it. Be ok with that.