Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lost map

Travel in time.
Fingers ready.
Turn on lights at candy house.
Gretel's wish.
Everything for sewing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

London Bridge is falling down

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

London was playful and friendly this year.
We had our share of the fun.
We got rained on (had to put Mr. Panda in my pocket sometimes).
Korean food is so damn spicy but Shin Ramyun is delicious!!!
Spoken Korean with real Koreans for the first time in my life O_o
Finally bought an umbrella that looks like a mushroom >__<
Almost bought a mini red sewing machine (regrets are way too late now).
National Gallery was like an open window to my imagination.
Bought some toys again, can't help it, hihi
Collected a big bunch of new memories in my heart.

Found a lost lamb.

My oasis \(>_<)/

Back home :(
Made my first Christmas decoration ever >___<
Playful mitten

Albertina is hidding in Santa's mitten together with her present for him. She waits to be discovered ;)

Wish you a great week out there!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Can you believe how lazy I am? HaHa. This is crazy.
I'm here to brag, keke.
Firstly, I finally mastered all Hangul, the Korean alphabet and I'm so freakin' happy about this new experience, although it took me about 2 days. I can write and read now, next is vocabulary and grammar. Bring it on sistar!
Secondly, my hair is behaving again, it keeps growing to my heart's content, yay.
Thirdly, I'm off to London next week for 4 days. YUHU. I keep thinking what to visit, hm something I haven't seen yet. My wishlist is not finished but I'm definitely going to visit Pollocks Toys Museum. How on earth did I miss it last year? Yeah, I know, sorry I asked. Any suggestions?
Anyway I made my lucky pin that will travel with me to London. Meet Mr. Panda, my newest obsession. I have to mention that he is more fluent with English than me, oops.

I've also been working on my own circus called High Bubble Circus, which is still missing a few members.
Here is my favourite member so far >_<

Because pink life and fancy glasses (that I never wear by the way, but that is no the point here) are small bits of my happiness these guys were born.

I guess I'll keep making more, much more. I don't ever want to stop \(>_<)/

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bewitched bits of happiness

The first of September came a long way bringing a cold weather and a gray sky ready to cry his grief on my shoulder. The summer is over but I'm not nostalgic at all. The days that felt like suffocating are gone. The autumn wakes up my senses with its cold grinning. Ah, this is so refreshing!!! There are so many things I want to do, so many things I want to learn!

I stopped by today because I really need to tell you that I met two friendly B's on my journey through the virtual world.

The first B is for Brigitte, "the ultra busy puppetteer" behind Zombuki and her etsy shop that brings on stage a fresh "Haute Cute" ambiance, playing together with "puppets with a soul" this time. So artists all over the world do pay her a visit, she will greet you with an incredible sense for cuteness!
She invited me over for a friendly chat together with my animal disguise pins.

I belong to the Haute Cute shop now. Knock, knock, Brigitte are you there? I just wanted to say a BIG thank you again :)

This is for the audience to hear:

"The presumption that “cute” is something very easy to lock down bothers me. Cute doesn’t have to be something sickly saccharine, the symbol of a woman failing to come into maturity, or the hallmark of a desperate grasping to childhood, all of which are laden with stigma. Many times these products are synonymous with being “cheap,” but this too is not the case. Something cute can be dark, even monstrous, it can be fantastical, ironic, and very smart. The goal of Haute Cute is to remove some of the misconceptions about what “cute” is and can be, but more than that, it is about helping out fellow lovers of cute in the trenches of a global market that thinks we, as a demographic, are utterly lacking in discernment. Think of us as a tour guide in the Land of Cute, showing you only the best of what cute has to offer, in all of its infinite variety." - via Haute Cute

Now let the show begin!!!


The second B is for Bee, "one lady sweet as honey" that brings smiles on our faces with her enchanting illustrations.

images and design copyright Belinda Strong 2010

Do you know why I admire illustrators so much? Because instead of words they create fairy tales using images. Reinventing the world through images brings hiccups of happiness for me everytime.
She treated me with some home backed honey cookies so I coudn't resist and stopped by for a cup of words yesterday. It was so much fun! Thanks a big bunch for you attention and care my dear friend :)
Visit her magic land here.

I'm out of words for today, off to buy some new ones folks. Be safe out there.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A girl and a tattoo

I just wanted to drop some lines to tell you that I'm so darn excited about my new girls and their ribbon tattoo. I'm seriously thinking of getting one myself, but I'm so damn scared of the needle! It's funny how I keep a needle in my hand all day long and I'm still afraid of it, haha.
Hwaithing, tomorrow is another day, I might just do it tomorrow.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Join us in hedgie paradise

I've been on a hiatus for so long. I was busy, busy and then tired, very tired. Phew, it's finally over now I can do some more sewing, yay.

I've been making new friends. Meet Ivy and Abbey (the hedgehog), they are both enchanting.
Ivy requested me to design a pendant with her avatar from her cute etsy shop. I cannot believe it's been so long, she already received it, haha. Ivy, my pleasure and joy in creating a mini you and a mini Abbey cannot be expressed in words. I THANK YOU so much. You and Abbey rock!!! haha.

Ivy loves hedgehogs and has an 8-year experience in scrapbooking. Wow, that's a lot :) Keept it up! She has an impressive studio where she does magic with paper and other ingredients. Her little Abbey inspired her to create scrapbooking layouts and to start a new hedgehog collection which entails a whole lot of searching....for hedgehog stuff. That sounds so much fun :D

Abbey is only 5 weeks old in this picture. Isn't she adorable?

Ivy loves when Abbey is trowing tantrums, haha

If you want to know more about her go visit her blog, she will greet you with a big smile.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Memories from a distant star

Imagine travelling on foot, we would have travelled in time for sure :P

We left early and got to see the sunrise

I'm back from my journey to my grandparents whom I see once a year because of the cruel distance that lives between us. Twenty four hours spent on the road made me realize that we weren't going for a drive but then again every long journey is tiring. Together with my grandparents I so missed the mountains too, got to see them on the way, they seem bigger to me everytime.

My time with my grandparents was short but I don't regret it because I came back with new memories to treasure. Is so strange to listen to your grandmother speaking about her past, about the days when she was young, is like hearing a story from another world, a world in which I will never be able to enter. I realized that I will never be able to know her, my grandmother is out of reach for me. Thinking like that makes me a little sad, life sure is unfair. My grandmother was a tailor all her life, she practically spent half of her life with the sewing machine but what impressed me the most was the moment she said that she made her own wedding dress. How cool is that? Ironically I cannot handle the sewing machine, in fact I'm kind of scared of it, ha, but I still don't know why. I do all my sewing using my hands, glad I have them, maybe someday I'll try to tame the monster that lives next to my bed in complete silence. Will a kiss do?

Me, my love, my parents and my gradma :)

My little cousin and my grandma's sewing, every detail in there :D

Thursday, July 8, 2010

How is your week? Anything good happened? I declared war to food lately. Sugar is the most powerful enemy so far but I've been resisting well.
I keep watching the opening from Honey & Clover (one of my favourite anime series) thinking that food can be your friend if you want it to be.

Tommorow starts my journey to see my grandparents, they live in the opposite part of the country but travelling by car is one of my big delights so I'm expecting it to be fun. I cannot wait to have some quiet days faraway from my laptop and "the devil" (a.k.a internet). I'm reading again one of my eternal treasuries, the book that treats childhoood with poetry and that enchants the inner child in me. I think I'm going to read it every summer from now on.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Becoming Pinocchio while collecting new ideas

Hooray for my second feature!!!! This time I'm starring on Chic Mother & Baby. The directors are two lovely women who love to shop so they are creating "short films" featuring amazing artists and shops from all over the world. They have a unique style in presenting the stories, you will never get bored of reading their blog! Plus they also own a fancy store filled with mother+baby delights.

{Mina, thank you so much for giving me a bit of your precious time and for the magical feature!!!}

ALERT, ALERT: Ever since I have been featured on other blogs my nose began to grow. What should I do? I think I'm becoming Pinocchio but for a totally different reason:P (laughs).

Now for my show, I created a new series of girls called She collects...

...hedgehogs and hides them under her bed so when she is having bad dreams they come out and whisper secrets into her ear. She eats mushrooms during the day.

...squirrels. She is like a nut, I mean she has a "squirrelish" sense of style. Living on a tree, she doesn' talk to strangers, her welcome sign reads: "Squirrels only".

Called "The Magician", her hat eats an incredible quantity of rabbits everyday. She can recite 101 magic spells and knows the names of all her rabbits.

...paper boats.
Coming from the sea, she travels around the world with her mind and builds paper boats with her hands.

What do you collect?
Buttons? Postcards? Teapots? Clocks?

Tell me!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog love \(^_^)/

I received some blog love. Yuhu!!! An award from one friendly lady - Crafty Pirate, the award comes with four rules:

1. Thank the person that gave you the award

Thanks a big bunch Thera :D

2. Share 7 things about yourself

1. My favourite number is 7.

2. When I was little I ate so many chocolate bars with coconut that now even the word coconut makes me sick.

3. My biggest wish is to move to South Korea.

4. Sometimes I can be really selfish but I'm continually working on this matter to become a better person.

5. I'm quite childish and have a HUGE weakness for children books, illustrations, small and colourful toys and fairytales.

6. I stopped drinking Coke 2 years ago and never plan to do it again.

7. My favourite reading spot is my grandmother's garden.

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you admire

1. Taste the rainbow
2. 'Lil Sonny Sky
3. Cupcakes, Glitter and Art
4. *** H E A R T W I N G S I S T E R S ***
5. * Evangelione's Handmade *
6. The Curious Pug
7. +handmadelove+
8. pretty:simple art
9. A bit of Pilli Pilli
10. Bunnies & Bows
11. wattlebird
12. jyudeidei
13. lillalotta
14. happy go lucky creations
15. {Little.Happy.Things}

4. Contact the bloggers and let them know about the award


Also, I was featured on The Curious Pug yesterday. Hooray!!!
Thans a ton Alycia! You gave me a pleasant surprise :D

I've been busy like hell this days and I still have plenty of things to accomplish by the end of the week!!! How do you tame time?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Hello new week!

Do Mondays make you happy? I was always wondering what is the best way to start a week. Do you know some kind of recipe? Can you cook it? Mmmm, I can feel the smell already! Mondays should smell like hot chocolate and... hot chocolate again. Let's use Mr. Wonka's elevator to get there! Hey Charlie, can you hear me?

If you ask me, my Mondays should look like this:

- wake up early (I hate waking up late on Mondays, it feels like sleeping the whole week on a sole night)
- wear comfortable shoes
- ride a horse
- start reading a new book
- buy a house
- plant a tree
- eat Japanese food (yummy!)
- start learning a foreign language (I'm planning to start learning Korean on one lucky Monday of July)
- get a new haircut
- make a promise
- go on a diet? (on a second thought, neh!)
- get a tatoo (yep, this sounds good to me)
- shop for vintage items
- buy an umbrella
- learn a poem
- turn my phone off
- go swimming
- go on a picnic
- blow soap bubbles
What is your trick for a fun Monday? Let's be friends, share it with me!

image: friends with you

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Meet the Princesses

I was finally able to finish part of my work in progress. It took me more than I expected but as I love to invent new girls I had an enchanting time spent with them. Plenty of ideas are playing in my mind right now so I'm up for more. Yay. Can't wait!
So here they are:

Strawberry Princess

Acorn Princess

Mushroom Princess

You can find them in my etsy shop :D
Happy weekend!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I started my day with a pile of breakfast and one of felt but still my time flew faster than it usually does. I wanted to do much more sewing that I was able to do, I guess I was tricked today, he he.

My work in progress keeps my hands busy and my mind in a fantasy land, I so feel like singing.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pop girls

Illustrations are such visual beauties and such a big weakness of mine that I cannot ignore them, never, so I had to share what I found today. Nico, a Japanese illustrator brought a wide smile on my face on this rainy day (no wonder her name is a meaning of "smile" in Japanese).

Overly enthusiast with my discovery, Nico has my heart now.

images: Dutch Uncle

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Coffee House anyone?

Nice to meet you Coffee House! Yes, you are LOVED.
Ok, so I've been watching 6 episodes of Coffee House and WOW, I love every detail in this drama. The story is engaging, the most inventive drama I've watched so far!
I've seen some of the kdrama cliches (if you are a kdrama enthusiast, you know what I talk about :P) twisted in such a way that I can't stop wanting for more, it makes the story funny and real, the antidote that works for me to like the characters.
Postponed for three weeks because of the World Cup football championship, I'm more eager to watch the next episodes but still there is nothing I can do but wait. Meanwhile I'll be drawing some new girls for my etsy shop, while picking up my rubber I found some new ideas under my desk.
Talk to you soon.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Talking ceramics

Ceramics weren't on my interests list until I stumbled upon these fantastic living arms. The way they crave for touches is astonishing, I sense a strong feeling of loneliness in their petrified movements. Created in a young studio in Barcelona, they are amazing pieces of useable art.

This one is definitely my favourite, a mug that hugs my face while drinking, warmly showing affection, how cool is that?

You can find them here:

Let's keep in touch, always!