domingo, mayo 29, 2005
sábado, mayo 28, 2005
In case you haven´t notice yet, i must confess i am a Hello Kitty fan. I favour the primary color early HK stuff over the prissy pastels of later days. This is what i recently bought on a shopping spree: tin money box with felt magnets - magnet board with wooden little magnets - two "Hello Kitty Tomato" vintage looking notebooks - lil´hk strap - hk industrial-like seal, just imagine wrapping with it! What cool packages you´ll get!
I got all this cool stuff from Sarah Neuburger, the cute + lil´girl behind The Small Object friendly emporium.
This is what i got, from top left: "Fortune Teller Miracle Fish" - "Fingerprint Friends mini Notecard Set" - "Limited edition Miniature Print Holly Molly" - "The Small Object Pack of Postcards" - "The Smith Family Notecard Set" which is sold out and therefore much sought after! - cute lil´note with 1 "Share" sticker from the "I´m Rubber & You´re Glue Sticker Set" - "Apple Pan Dowdy Collage Print" also super sold out!
Everything came so neatly packaged + color coordinated! Sarah, u´r the cream!
This has undoubtedly been the best Sampler ´till date : loads of stuff + i got the ReadyMade mag!
But, of course, one has her preferences...
Besides ReadyMade this is what i liked most ( clockwise from top left) : WonderlandQ screenprinted and appliqued pouch - Glamscience neatly packaged glittery mini note - Sewing Stars cutesy dreamy cats letter set - Starving Artist Bazaar bobby pin, and the card is beautiful too! - The Small Object sticker set, favorite among favorites - Innerglo´ Spa Milk and Honey Foot Soak, i love to get beauty products!
miércoles, mayo 25, 2005
Ok! This is the famous pic that appears next to my profile in Fred Flare´s The Next Big Thing. Just me on any given day watering the plants, ya know?
Mentions from fellow crafters: adventurous Kraf-o-la ,creator of the sweetest and tiniest felted creatures, has featured our "pretty kitty bag charm" in her fabulous Eye Candy Tuesday, where you can find the latest in fashions and passions around the globe. She didn´t mention our name, but we appear next to Keren Ritcher tee and My Paper Crane pb+j sweet sandwich no less!
Also, the lady miss Susie of boygirlparty fame, was graceful enough to have us mentioned on her blog: here Susie,We remain your humble servant!
martes, mayo 24, 2005
domingo, mayo 22, 2005
Yes! Now you can find some of my stuff up there: don´t you think this is one of the coolest on-line shops around? I can´t believe they accepted my things! But they did!
They are selling the little creature pictured above, which they call a "kitty" but, in confidence, is really a she-bear...hush! You can see it in situ here This was made exclusively for Fred Flare, and it´s different-and cheaper!-than the original version , though equally cute i think.
And don´t forget to have a look at The Next Big Thing gallery, here, which features a short story of each one of the "winners" coupled with nice pics of the artists themselves, including yours truly!
More on Fred Flare soon...
miércoles, mayo 18, 2005
In other order of things, 2day i´m going 2 Madrid and won´t b back ´till Sunday night, so no more posts this week!(Like if anyone would care...). Reasons 4 my going 2 town:
- Star Wars Premiere in Spain (i know u have already seen it, but i don´t want 2 hear...)
- IKEA shopping ( i´m moving 2 a new house and we want to lay it out prettily and cheapily)
- Buying new materials and stuff for my new collection. There are awesome vintage shops in Madrid selling buttons, fabrics, trimmings...i adore haberdasherys!
- Paying a visit 2 my sista who lives there and in whose house i´ll be staying.
- Shopping in general. I´m in such an spending mood!
Sarah, your package is on its way, guess it´ll take a week or so. And don´t worry ´bout yours: someone will b here 2 fetch it if it arrives while i´m away. I´m also eagerly waiting 4 my sampler: should b here sometime soon!
lunes, mayo 16, 2005
So now i´ve got 2 decide in which particular indie shops i will spend my money. I´ve made up a lil´wish list, but, of course, i cannot buy it all so, sooner or later, i´ll have 2 edit it. But here it is:
- I absolutely want this from Lovely Design: i think it´s one of the coolest things i´ve ever seen. It would look just perfect on my new office desk...
- I´ll be buying organic beauty stuff like soaps, lipbalms,etc.from either The Pretty Things or Prairieland Herbs . I´m really into this kind of stuff.
- Surely, before i die, i want 2 b the lucky owner of a Camilla Engman crocheted creature, but they are so hard 2 land + although i like them all i have not yet found one that could compare 2 this(*)
- Something from cool shops like Forest Prints The Small Object ( Sarah has restocked her shop with cool items; check then out!) Natascha´s shop Crèation Natacha Matic...
- I´m waiting 4 2 of my favorite shopping haunts Blissen and CutxPaste 2 add new items, which should be happenin´sometime soon.
- This cannot be considered an indie store, but i´ll be buying mostly things made by independent designers, so: FRED FLARE. I´m just waiting 4 the next big thingers 2 b all featured!
And that´s all. I think it´s more than enough! If someone has an opinion or knows other cool on-line shops please let me know. Oh,how i LOVE shopping!
sábado, mayo 14, 2005
Hey, but there where scarily pretty softies this month: Kraft-o-la Lily´s Rooster Allshorts Trish Millener Little Dear Cute as a button ...ouch! wish i had time to participate, this month´s theme is very appealing: May Flowers * * * Cute!
jueves, mayo 12, 2005
And, this summer i´ll be working as fashion editor in the shooting of a short film for TURGALICIA, an official company whose objective is to promote Galicia, the wonderful, rainy, green and lush spanish region in which i was born...This means a lot of work for me, because i´ll have to look for clothes, see if they fit the actors, be there to style them...i was thinking about using Adolfo Domínguez , which is a well-known fashion brand truly "gallega" and it´s quite elegant, affordable and fahion at the same time. But, of course, there will be stuff from chicadecanela in the video, you can bet! And i was thinking of using other young galician designer´s clothing. My god! This will use so much of my time! But i´m very excited!
And then there´s my webpage which i´m afraid will take a couple of months at least to be ready since i´ll be too busy to work on it on aregular basis. So to those of you putting pressure on me ( and, yes, i mean you little odd forest ! ) you better calm down or it all will take on my nerves! ;)
miércoles, mayo 11, 2005
Some illustration work
martes, mayo 10, 2005
viernes, mayo 06, 2005
More chicadecanela stuff.
Also, www.chicadecanela.com is working, but don´t hurry to go there ´cos there´s nothing more thank a link to this blog and an e-mail...i´m planning a really ambicious site!
In Sevilla, cool city, it seems chicadecanela is going to be the latest fashion. My things are selling so well and, besides, there´s a very cool local magazine that is going to feature some of my things: as soon as i grab that i will post it here for all of you to enjoy!
In other order of things, please let me recomend you to visit Natasha S. Rosenberg´s new on-line shop which is full of her funny and colourful characters: i particularly like the bird-magnets!
Soon you can be able to see my things for sale at a store near you, but i am not disclosing it until it´s all settled!