Monday 30 August 2010

♥♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥♥ Goonies Ghostbusters Gremlins ♥♥

I am lucky enough to live near a cinema that plays old classics as well as new.
And it's really cheap!
The Prince Charles Cinema is my favorite cinema to go to.
They've played classics such as Jaws, Jurassic Park, Legend, Psycho, E.T. and lots more!!

Tonight I am realllllly excited because I am going to see......
dum dum dummmmmm
The Goonies!!!
I LOVED this film so much when I was younger.
I wanted to be part of a Goonies gang sooo bad!!!

So this weeks Etsy loves is inspired by 3 of my favorite films from my childhood!
Let's go!

1.The House Of Mouse
How cute is this little guy?
A mini mouse Mogwai! Adorable!

2. Beat Up Creations
You NEED to check out this store!
Almost too pretty to eat off!
Gizmo's such a little heartbreaker!

Sorcias Lair
These used to terrify me when I was younger (actually, they still do a bit)
Remember the scary dog on the top if the building in Ghostbuster?

4. Miranda Dressler
I love this print!
Gizmo is so cute!
I love it in the 2nd Gremlins when he gets all feisty!

5. JooSweetie
These magnets are fantastic!

This necklace is perfect for hardcore Goonies fans!
Goonies never say die!

7. Mustard Bud

Ahh Mr Stay Puff
I felt sorry for him in the end!

Well that's all for today I am off out to see The goonies!!!!!

Sunday 29 August 2010

The Lunch Bunch

I first heard about Ana Bagayan when I discovered her work through Juxtapoz magazine.
I instantly fell inlove with the dreamworld she creates through her art.
Then I discovered something about her that impressed me even more.
Together with her friend Meridyth MacDonald they created

The Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch consists of two friends that get together once a week to create home-made meals to pass out to homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
What inspired me so much about these women is that they actually did something.
It's so easy to see something that effects you and later forget about it.
Most people are guilty of this. But they acted on it, and I find them both a huge inspiration.

I was lucky enough to talk to them and get the story behind The Lunch Bunch

1. So lets start from scratch. How did you ladies meet?
Meridyth: We met at work. We both worked at an art mart, I was transferred to a new location where Ana was employed.

2. What inspired you to start Lunch Bunch?
Meridyth: Growing up in the Girl Scouts I did a lot of Lunch Bunch type services, those experiences really drove me to want to do more as an adult to help others.
Seeing so many hungry people without shelter, food or necessities we decided we needed to make a change. Prior to Lunch Bunch Ana and I separately would try to give out food or items to people and places who needed help. Then a year ago we joined forces to help relieve some of the city's hunger.
Ana: Mere and I had discussed doing something similar to Lunch Bunch for a while. We had both occasionally done volunteer work, or had given out food. What clicked for me, personally, was one night on my birthday my boyfriend and I had gone out to dinner and decided to get and extra meal on our way out in case we saw anyone in need of food. I saw a man in a wheelchair trying to reach into a trash can for a drink. When I asked him if he wanted a meal, he said yes, but he was trying to reach for something to drink because he was so thirsty. He looked so helpless, it was heartbreaking. A few days later, Mere and I decided to organize ourselves and Lunch Bunch was born!

3. What are the bad and good points you encounter?
Meridyth: There are only 3 bad points:
- knowing as you drive away that you can't feed all the hungry people on the streets.
- knowing that people you have come to know are out in the cold/rain or extreme heat without food or shelter.
-seeing how the homeless get harassed by certain groups handing out food and cops.
The good points are infinite by here are my top 2:
- gaining the trust of our lunch bunchers and being constant in their life.
- the response you get when you treat someone with respect and give kind words.
Ana: Bad points:
- Seeing way more people than the two of us can possibly help.
- Getting to know people then having them disappear one day. We never know if they moved to another location, or were hurt, or worse.
Good points:
There are so many, nothing but only good can come out of helping others.

4. What are your dreams for Lunch Bunch?
Meridyth: To change Los Angeles, then the US and eventually the world through bagged lunches, necessities and kindness.
Ana: What Mere said. Also, it would be great if Lunch Bunch could spread into other cities. All it takes it two people to start a chapter!

5. You have some amazing artists donating to support Lunch Bunch, How else do you fund it?
Meridyth: When we started it was out of pocket. Then friends and family started to donate food and money when they could. The food donations are great, it saves us time at the grocery store and it will always go to great use!
Ana: Mere and I were paying for the meals together at first. Once our friends and families got word of what we were up to, they generously offered to donate money, clothing, food, etc.

6. What can people do to help you fund your mission? Whether it’s $1 or $100?
Meridyth: For money donations anything is truly appreciated. Donations can be toiletries, food, clothing, blankets, tents- there are so many things that a person needs to survive. Also for people in our area I am willing to do pick up items. If someone has items or sets up a donation booth, I can always go collect the items. Another great way to help us is to spread the word! The more we get people talking and involved with homelessness the better shot we have to ending it.

7. What advice would you give people that want to set up their own ‘lunch bunch’ in their city?
Meridyth: First check with your city laws about handing out food- we do not want anyone getting penalized.
I think before diving into your own lunch bunch spend time at a shelter or organize donation drives. Once you see where the need for your Lunch Bunch is then you can decide on what you want in your lunch, where is the most cost effective place to buy the supplies and find someone to help you with your efforts. For specific how to advice, please email us anytime!

8. On average, how much does each Lunch Bunch meal cost?
Meridyth: It can vary for $1.74 to about $2.00. This includes: water, sandwich, fruit and two snacks. If food is donated then the cost decreases and can put the saved money towards toiletries.

9. What are your favourite meals to make?
Meridyth: I love the soup days! I make these huge pots of beef soup that has tons of veggies and slow cooked tender pieces of meat. It is warm, delicious and it is so nice to be able to hand someone a warm meal.
Ana: My favourite part is assembling the sandwiches factory-line style. We fill them with meat, cheese, mustard, and lots of fresh veggies. We have been told they are delicious.

Thank you SO much ladies

Please check out their blog and see whhat you can do to help
Also, there is the chance to pick up some artwork from some amazing artists

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Sunday 22 August 2010

♥♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥♥ And they call it Puggy Love ♥♥

Ohhhh that's right!!!
This weeks etsy post is dedicated to all things pug-licious!!!
I LOVE Pugs!!!
The smooshed up faces, stocky little bodies, good looks, even their little snorts and grunts!!!
They seem so loving and full to the brim with personality!
So here we go!
Prepare to 'Ooooh' and 'Ahhhhh' and to have your heart broken with their cuteness!

1. Aleksandar
This print is so cute!
Not only do you have a cute pug, but you also get a kitty and a ladybug!

2. Cuore
Now you can carry the cuteness around with you all day long, with this adorable clutch!

3. Sigidesign
This is definately the BEST pug ring I have ever seen!
Seriously, I NEED this!

4. Gfelted
I have nothing to really say about this, but I think the following word sums it up nicely
So sweet!
Check out the rest of the shop and prepare to fall in love

5. Gemma bear
I am a big fan of Gemma, but I think this is my favorite print

6. Dandelion land
What a sweet way to make your special day even more special!

7. Pug possessed
This is just amazing!
He's a fancy little guy, he just wants to look his best!
And, he has an important business meeting this afternoon.
What a little cutie! I want to kiss his little nose!
All together now....

I'd better leave it at that for this week.
All the ooooohing and ahhhing seems to have annoyed my cat and she's giving me dirty looks!
Jealous little lady!

Hope you liked this post as much as me!!!
Happy Monday
Start the week witha smile!

Friday 20 August 2010

♥ Rainy Day Eye Candy ♥

It's been so cloudy, rainy and stormy in London lately.
You really wouldn't think it was August!
Although, as much as I love sunny days, I love a good old thunderstorm!
Sometimes there's nothing better than being snuggled up inside,
watching an old film, or reading a good book.
Listening to the sound of the storm are some beautiful and inspiring home photos
So pretty!

All images from

Quick doodles

Here are some quick doodles I did the other day

Monday 16 August 2010

Photo time!

Here are just some pictures I took in the last week that I like

♥♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥♥ Rock around the Clock ♥♥

This weeks etsy loves is inspired by the 1950's!
I adore so much about the 50's!
The colours, the patterns, the decor, the clothes, the diners, the cars, I could go on and on!
One day I hope to have my own little 50's style decorated house
Only boyfriend loves minimalist style,
If I had it my way every wall in the house would be painted pastels and the carpets would be polka dot!
Let's get started!!!

1. Dots Diner
wow wow wow!
A bubblegum, polka dot, candy coloured explosion!
This makes me happy just looking at it!

2. Collectable Spectacle
I think cat eye glasses are the prettiest!
These are pretty much perfect

3. Studio Stebbylee
Cute cat?
Big eyes?
A fancy little outfit?
what do you get?
This adorable little guy
Too cute

4. Buddy Raphael

Speechless.......This is the most perfect princess, fairytale dress!

If I had this dress I think I would wear it all the time

Popping to the corner shop?

Of course, I'm not overdressed!

5. Tea At Home With Olivia
How sweet is this little guy?
Adorable little bag

6. Lolas Room
This shop has some of the most sweetest and nostalgic prints!
I want them all!
Alot of them remind me of The Virgin Suicides

I hope you enjoyed this post!
It has been my favorite Etsy post!

Sunday 15 August 2010

Pretty Little Lady

I totally forgot I did this little sketch...
Her hair reminds me of Ursula from The Little Mermaid