Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book it into your Diary

I am looking forward to this...and so should you! Oh what wonderful craft you will find at Kraftbomb on Sunday the 26th of April at the Grey Lynn Community Centre from 11-2.
I will be holding a stall and will have some of my flying ducks and woollen sheep, and if you are really lucky some of my hot bambi guns (the latter might not be the most appropriate gift for Mothers day by the way). See you there............. and if by any chance you cant make it (and you better have a good excuse if you dont) then you should check out Toggle for some of the stallholders goodies.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bang! Bambi Bang!

I remember crying for days as a child after watching the movie. Now look at what I am doing to poor little Bambi!! Innocence of a small child lost, and the sick mind of an adult found. Poor Bambi.
Made from a well loved, vintage Bambi book, that I glued together and handcut/scrolled.
(and it was fun)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Charles the family sheep. Well actually he was a pet lamb. A mighty good one at that. He got us the First Place Fat Lamb Ribbon back in the day. Charles also gets to wear the blanket we used to have as kids. SShhh though, I havent told my mum that I nicked it.

Counting Sheep

I used to have a blanket like that, I used to have a pet sheep, and quite literally with these adorable sheep, I used to be a blanket.

I name each blanket that I repurpose for these sheep, because for me, they have personality. Most of the names are from our family pet lambs that we used to get each year for calf club day. Charles is my favourite, but there is also a Diana and a Flower. The blue and grey blanket is an army blanket, so that gets the name Waiouru.
In a set you get a Mummy or Daddy Sheep, with two young lambies cuddled in a bag, made from another repurposed blanket. Check more photos of these here.

Clean Green New Zealand?

We try to make out (especially on a marketing perspective) that we are clean and green down here in New Zealand. But really how clean and green are we? So what a better way to question that than with artificial grass. (Especially one that can double as a noticeboard. Now that's handy).
These are perfect for hanging on your wall as a statement or as a way to keep track of your family. Pinning up Aunty Wendy lives here, Aunty Fiona lives there.....oh and Aunty Ngaire lives there. You can get yours from here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fly my pretties

Hilda Ogden had them, my Grandma had them, you probably remember them. The very iconic ceramic flying ducks. Ah, but these aren't ceramic are they...I decided it would be a great idea to recreate them using the absolutely fabulous wallpaper they used to hang on. I love them...

Each one is individually hand cut using genuine vintage wallpaper and hardboard (for that extra retro feel). They are limited edition, with a maximum edition number of 20. If you love them too, you can get them on Toggle.