Friday, December 10, 2010

U2 360 CONCERT X2

Why go and see U2 two nights in a row? Because once is never enough.

This concert at Suncorp stadium was mindblowing; the stage, the performance and the music - everything was on a massive scale.


This band just get better with age. Bono's voice is stronger than ever, and there is no denying his energy and charisma. Nobody compares to Edge's guitar playing mastery - he is a freak. Larry would have to be the hottest drummer ever - he just puts his whole body and soul into his playing. And, Adam completes the sound with his powerful bass playing - and he is just a lovely Engligh gentleman.



I just love the way U2 paraphrase bible scripture in their songs. They have a truly unique way of confessing their faith. What I love about them the most is the fact that they have stayed together as friends for over 30 years - that's true love and dedication.




I find it astounding that the biggest band in the world sing songs about Jesus and faith and Christian life.

As soon as the first concert finished, we decided to go to the following show. Their concerts are addictive. I don't know how anyone can ever outdo this tour.
Actually, my husband is the hottest drummer on earth, but Larry is still awesome !






Saturday, December 4, 2010

KIWI FRAME

I made this for my friend who is a New Zealander. I call it "Kiwi for a Kiwi".













































Monday, November 22, 2010

REMENT

If you feel like having a giggle, take a look at my Rement collection. This is only a small sample of what I have.









There's something about miniature cakes that make me smile !


























Saturday, November 20, 2010

CHINESE CUSHION

I've had this fabric for 1 1/2 years, which I purchased from Hong Kong. Finally made a cushion from it.
The ribbon is also from Hong Kong. If you ever visit Hong Kong, go to Sham Shui Po which is the fabric and haberdashery part of town. It is mainly for businesses wishing to purchase wholesale, but you can still find plenty of shops which sell retail. You can also find lots of beads and a bit of craft stuff.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MARRIAGE

My husband bought me these roses last week for our wedding anniversary.
We have been married for 19 years. Not many people can say that nowdays !

Monday, November 8, 2010

Japanese Gifts and Swarovski Jewellery

Last weekend we said goodbye to our lovely Japanese exchange student who lived with us for 5 weeks. It was a great way to learn more about Japanese culture which we love. She gave us these beautiful gifts; wrapping cloths and a purse.
The good news is, my daughter will study at her school in Tokyo for a short time next year.


I made this ring on the weekend. I purchased the beads from Kiwa online, as they have everything in one store. They seem to be the only place where you can buy Swarovski crystals and the matching settings.
Unfortunately, Kiwa don't ship internationally, so I had to use a forwarding service called "Tenso"




I also made these earings - well all I had to do is place the crystals in the settings. They came as a kit from People's Park in Singapore.
Does anyone else agree that crafting is a great way to de-stress?





Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SUGARBUNNY, CHARLOTTE & NECKLACE

Some recent makes....
Amigarumi Sugarbunny
Beaded berry Charlotte - Beads Mania kit from Tokyu Hands.








Carousel necklace.





Sunday, September 19, 2010

BAGS AND MAGS

Some recent purchases of Japanese magazines with bags. I purchase them from Amazon Japan.
If you live in Sydney, you can get them from Kinokuniya.



























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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MAMESHIBA AND KIMONO DOLL

I made these 2 for my daughter's birthday. The Mameshiba was really easy to make from polar fleece. The pattern comes from the Mameshiba craft book.
I love the way this little doll turned out. Finally getting to use some of the fabric I bought from Tokyo.





Thursday, September 9, 2010

COTTON TIME

I received 3 magazine subscriptions yesterday. The first one was Cotton Time.














A sample of fabric is included to make the cover project.





























Lots of cute things to make - so little time.