Thursday, 25 September 2008
Sunday, 21 September 2008
you may have seen me mention in blog posts the collar i've been working on bit by bit for the last few weeks....well now it's finished! im really pleased with how it turned out, love the shades of saffron, mustard, ecru and camel and all backed onto black felt which highlights these fab tones. after seeing a hundertwasser gallery in switzerland (see here for some pics we took at the gallery) i really wanted to make a statement necklace using the types of colours tones from his paintings. i have lots of plans for different colour combinations in the same style, any suggestions?...
also, a little sneeky view of my new designs, inspired by a recent fancy dress outfit! (pictures available at my blog soon.....)
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
queen of gocco: magic jelly
Monday, 15 September 2008
it wouldn't be in my mouth, especially when i have had to pay £700 for it. so it starts of with painful painful aches....a seriously mouth numbing root canal that didn't work....more pain and multiple antibiotic treatments....then endodontic treatment (with the ex president of the endodontic society , don't you know, in a huuuge central london dental surgery) which was, surprisingly, a pleasant experience. i think i even fell asleep whilst having my FIVE! roots removed. then waiting for ages for my tooth to settle so i could have this gold crown fitted - now i'm rocking the geezer stylee (you can juuuust see it in the piccie above).
ok....but here is where it goes down hill. now, you may have asked - why such an expensive endodontist, £895 seems an awful lot for a tooth, you could have just had it removed? i couldn't agree more, it's just that following a hearty recommendation from my dentist and having the understanding that my tooth would be covered by my private dental insurance, i figured i should probably do things 'properly'. turns out that my claim 'arrived out of time' despite me sending it 10 days before the deadline, therefore they're not going to cover the payment.
so over £900 for a tooth covered in gold....i could cry. oh, so many better ways to spend £900....
by the way, i'm appealing.
Saturday, 13 September 2008
pepper enjoys mexican food, but her heart lies in the mountains of peru
where she imagines that one day she will live a semi nomadic lifestyle with a
herd of alpacas and a pet condor; in her spare time searching for mysterious
lost cultures. and gold.
Friday, 12 September 2008
Sunday, 7 September 2008
i have such a fondness for trees....as far as water goes, i would much rather be in a woodland next to a stream or river than down by the seaside. i love the smell of a damp autumn wood or forest, with the abundance of moss and lichen and little shrooms starting to peek up through the old fallen leaves. this photo (taken on my new iphone!) is from a sweet little wood in guildford called chantry woods. wood walking always make me wish i had a big lolloping dog that would race through the trees and bring me back big sticks...though not sure what my chatty cat esau would make of lolloping dog should i ever bring it home.....
more woodland love:
gorgeous felt oaktree from hitree
i adore these terrariums from theoakleaves, wish they would survive the journey to the uk (would customs allow these to be posted?). need to learn how to make these...i have some milk bottles handy which i thought would look cute with moss and teeny plants inside...
Saturday, 6 September 2008
it's not just the vampires that catch my attention in this but also the beautiful baroque and rococo style set design...i've been scouting around and posted some of my favourite pieces that remind me of the film below. this bed is stunning, if only i had a room large enough to house it.
the leather (eek, still haven't weaned myself off this yet!) iphone cases above from beyzacases are really cute, particularly these slimline versions in tan and yellow.
is it really naughty to buy more than more case....or maybe the same case but in different colours.....?