Monday 31 January 2011

♥ Monday Etsy Loves ♥ Latest Loves ♥

Hi There!
Wow, it's February tomorrow!
This month has flown by!
In the next few days I am definitely doing an update in my Etsy shop
I'm really excited about it and love if you'd check it out
I was hoping to have done it by last week, but I've been so busy lately!

Here are my current Etsy loves!
1. Mab Graves
I have only recently discovered Mab's work, but I love it so much

2. Jawaddel
I love the colours of these cushions so much

3. Rather Be Country
I love cute aprons
They make me want to become a better cook!

4. The Vintage Supply Co
I love vintage diner furniture so much!

5. Kerrera Skye
This cape is so pretty

6. Mehran
I love the colours and the simplicity of this bag

7. I Lick You

8. BeeJayKay
I love mugs like this!

9. Hippie Jo 74
I'd love these in my size!

10. Em and Sprout
I love Em & Sprouts work and this little tote is sweet

11. Arlete
I love vintage vanity items

12. Hammer and Torch
Perfect for dog lovers!

Sunday 30 January 2011

Embroidery Artist Jacque Davis

Hope you're having a good weekend
I just want to share this artist I recently discovered
Jacque Davis creates free-form embroidery artwork and it is so intricate and beautiful
She describes her work as like doodling - very slowly.
Check it out!

Saturday 29 January 2011

Rainbow Rings & a little update

So far I've had a lovely start to the weekend
On Friday I met up with some friends from uni
It was so lovely to catch up and have a gossip!
Since uni finished time seems to have just flown by, but when we met up it seemed like only yesterday we saw each other. I think it's lovely when it feels like that.
I've spent today doing my favorite thing
Crafting and watching documentaries online, and sipping that AMAZING Rose tea I mentioned a while back
It is heavenly!!

I just want to share this artist I found a while ago
It's no secret I love rings and when I saw these I fell in love with John Clayborn's Colour collection
They are like a little Rainbow on your finger and only $20!
Aren't they pretty?

The Madonna Inn

Right from the pretty much the beginning of our relationship, Paul and I dreamed of travelling to California for a few months.
So, 6 years ago after ALOT of saving our dream came true and we travelled to California for a 2 month stay
We rented a house,so we had a base and travelled to all the places we'd been planning for years
It was so worth EVERY penny and was definitely a life changing experience
Anyway, when I started researching places I wanted to visit I came across The Madonna Inn
wow, just wow!
If you've seen pictures of this place, you probably know that is so kitschy!
All the rooms have a theme and there is ALOT of pink used
Back then I was very much into pink and this place seemed like decoration heaven!
There is the 'Caveman' room, which is made up of solid rock, lots of leopard print and even has a waterfall!
The 'Tall & Short' which was created for couples of different height, with furniture in different sizes
The 'Traveler's suite' that has a stone fireplace taking up most of the room.
Seriously, I want to stay in pretty much every room!
Whilst we were in California the kitschy heaven had totally slipped my mind
Until, driving up to San Fransisco for a few days, we past it!
We went to the reception and stocked up on postcards.
They sell them for each room!
But we didn't stay as we had reservations in San Fransisco, I really regret that and definitely want to stay next time we go
The thing is, which room do I choose?

Now onto the Gold Rush Steak House

Seriously, I think you'd need sunglasses if you had a meal here!

I'd love to know if any of you have been!
If so, what was it like?