Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Here's a photo from our weekend, unfortunately farewelling another lovely lady as she embarks on some very academic adventures in another state.
A yay to black and white photos, dark hair with fringe gals, faux sisters and matryoshkas!
I thought that I should show you all a photo of the cute stethoscope necklace that Mark got me in New York. We were walking around in soho and I think that I spied a really cute bag in the shop window (which I didn't end up buying!) but saw this pushed up the back of a cabinet and just had to have it! What a find huh? It's made from brass and occassionally it hits other metal things and sounds like my bike bell!
I'm also going through some hair dramas as I'm waiting to get my hair cut next week for the Melbourne wedding. I'm holding off on cutting my own fringe but man, it's really long at the moment! Normally I blow it down dry but I've had to use the good old ghd straighteners to give it a 'rockerbilly' curl under to kind of push it up and out of my eyes! I'm not sure if I could deal with this look for a long time, I would really need to invest in some hairspray. What do you think? I'm still leaning towards my shortish fringe myself!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Ok, I'm not sure if it's just a lady crush but I'm totally digging Ida Maria's stylings recently. I found these photos when taking part in the Facebook doppelganger week. I think that I really need to invest in a top hat to wear around.
Oh and maybe a red bedazzled number and head wear - oh, who am I kidding, I have headwear like this in my wardrobe already!
And glitter masks as headbands? Well that takes me back to the days of working in a costume store! Lovely Ida, you rock!
As a Valentine's Day treat I picked up some delicious red velvet cupcakes from Sugadeaux. How cute are they with the little lips and love heart lollipops?! Many of them were eaten throughout the day.
I should point out that Valentine's Day here at Casa MaMa was a little weird as my mum was staying over the weekend to do the final fitting on my wedding dress. So not really romantic at all. I probably owe Mark another 'Valentine's Day' as it was a little weird sharing Valentine's cupcakes with your Mum/mother in law! he, he, he...
Here is a link to the post on making coffee at home and a sneak peak at the cute coffee percolator we bought. Enjoy!
Friday, February 5, 2010
I'm on flickr and friend folk whose images are cool and who make interesting stuff. I friended Kapten Hanna a few years ago, she is a tattoo artist and I made the decision that I loved her work so much that I would travel to the USA to get some inking by her. So I travelled to Portland Maine, we met and felt like we had known each other for ages and became 'real friends' rather than just interweb friends. She inked this lovely lady on my arm (it's a lady on a lady by a lady!)
Around a year ago I also friended the lovely Silje on flickr. She made cute stuff, had a cute dog called cupcake and I really liked her paintings. There was one painting in particular of a matryoshka doll that I adored and thought would make an awesome tattoo so while I was in Portland, I emailed her to see if she would mind if I used her image as a tattoo. (This is a good courtesy I think! Ask before you ink!)
I also enjoyed Silje's blog and etsy store too! The funny thing is after emailing her, I realized a. that she tattoos and b. that she was based in Portland Maine too! Weird huh? So we teed up to meet and I got my lovely matryoshka doll done by the artist I loved! Here's a pic after it was done with me in my nana undies!
She naturally knew Hanna as they are dog lovers, knitters and tattooists so we had a bit to chat about.
As a bit of a crafty gal, I belong to various crafty social media sites and groups. One of them is Raverly and I belong to the tattoo and knitters group where we post and chat about tattooing. I posted images of my 2 new tattoos on this site and got a lovely message from Sam aka Jenny Leggings. We became friends and follow each others twitter and blogs. I was reading her post about her recent embroidery of a russian nesting doll which was inspired by... yep, Silje's original matryoshka paintings!
So even though this isn't really a 6 degrees of seperation, I just wanted to point out how awesome the interweb can be! I have gorgeous friends who are based in the USA and UK and who are from Sweeden and Norway and we all dig the same stuff and keep up to date with what we are making, watching and loving. The interweb is pretty cool huh?!