This is our first Christmas in our "own" home, so it's all a bit special. On the weekend Em dragged out all the decorations. Here are some of the favs...love a snowman...
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Finally got around to doing some crafting this weekend: first up is this little dress from a great book, Softies. This is a Posie Gets Cozy contribution. The original pattern calls for stuffing, but I just wanted to make a flat one - maybe a bookmark? Anyway, easy to make and the dress pattern is so cute.
Posted by Frances at 9:52 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Every shop in Tokyo seemed to be full of things I suddenly couldn't live without but I did have to show some restraint (sigh). Here's a few more little things: a felted, giraffe pencil warmer, tape measure trim, mini Blythe, cake eraser set, buttons and tiny tiles!
Posted by Frances at 9:45 AM
Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I really loved all the haiku moments when we travelled. The Japanese seem to have this innate sense of style that can be simple or wildly over the top. A few random things:
I love the way people had tiny pot plants outside their gates and even on the footpath.
Lots of shops had their wares on the street. Love the baskest full of cats.
Umbrellas - for rain and shine. They were gorgeous and sold all over the place; rich colours, pale, ruffled, tinted, large print, the tiniest flowers, frogs, dots, bold stripes.
Food trolley on the shinkanzen (bullet train) - fantastic bento boxes; chicken, rice, pickled vegetable.
Kimonos, flashes of colour; butterflies, cranes, falling leaves. Just lovely.
Shoes: seriously; kids, old people and everyone in between had brilliant shoes in Tokyo; expressive, high, flats, laced - all colours, lengths and styles.
Posted by Frances at 1:38 PM
Some Books I've Really Enjoyed
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