Saturday, 14 April 2012

Lazy Weekend Links

I went to a toddler dance session yesterday morning that was awesome. Even I loved it. Anyway, the guy who took the class had the kids all dancing around in a way that reminded me of this video:


I'm a big fan of TED talks and this one is a goodie. Tavi Gevinson on feminism. I only wish I had enough time to listen to more of them.

A bit of weekend silliness that is enough to make you squeamish. This blog is addictive.

I love this series of photographs.

 Not a bad place to work. And, it's only around the corner from me! 

Finally, my friend's Tumblr has been making me smile lately.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

She's Crafty - Bunny Puppet

When it rained over the Easter weekend we got bored. Toddlers don't do bored very well. Luckily, I remembered a DIY post I had seen recently on The Purl Bee for bunny puppets. I knew I had some felt lying around so I made a mini-bunny for Coco's mini-hands...
I think it turned out pretty well - not as neat as the Purl Bee one's but hey, I like it's awkward oddness!

And Coco enjoyed it! Excuse the slightly fuzzy picture, she's not a sit still kind of girl!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Etsy Wednesday - Neon Pink!

I just felt like some brightness today so it's all about the neon pink. Coco would be proud...

For some reason I'm loving rhinestone-style jewellery in neon, the more costume-y, the better. I am seeing them everywhere at the moment and I want them and these pair of earrings are awesome.

I have far too many notebooks and far, far too many Moleskins. I love them. This one has been doodled on in the best way.

What can I say, I love the illustration on this bag.

If only I had the right place for these cushions...

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Lazy Weekend Links

So, I watched The Karate Kid for the first time last night. I somehow missed out on seeing it in the 80's and for the rest of my life, up until last night, just smiled and nodded when anyone ever said "wax on, wax off". No more.

I was amazed at how much the teenagers actually looked like teenagers. All skinny and awkward not like the polished and plucked versions today. It was kind of nice.

Also, surprise!there was Elisabeth Shue, my longterm girl-crush, in her first real role...

Anyway, here's Bat for Lashes' song Daniel (a favourite of mine) which was inspired by the character Daniel in the Karate Kid. It has a whole new meaning for me now.

Tantrums have become a regular occurrence in our household recently so this blog was a great source of amusement for me this week.

When I was at university I had a boyfriend who worked in one of the cooler bars. It always looked really lush and fancy at night. Not so much in the day. This series of photographs of nightclubs the day after reminds of that.

Bless! My friend's 2 year old on Planet Awesome Kid!

Interesting interview with Damon Albarn.

And finally, drum roll please, I have a Pinterest account. Come look, come share!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Etsy Wednesday - Easter

Yes, yes, I know. It's Thursday... Yesterday was one of those days where all things conspire against you.

Anyway, in case you haven't noticed, it's Easter this weekend. Did it feel like the bombardment of Easter-related gifts has increased since last year to you too?

Personally, I'm not really sure when it became tradition to buy presents for Easter, but I hope no-one expects any from me (other than chocolate eggs for the children!)

Still, it inspired me to look at all egg-related wares on Etsy - and there were some really great finds:

"Painted lady" egg cups. Slightly creepy looking? Yes. But there's something about them...

Vintage egg cups with moustaches. Best egg cups ever.

Ninja egg cozies! That is all...

...unless ninjas aren't your thing. In which case - hello robot!