Thursday, October 25, 2012


It's important for vital that I am not working on my business all the time and allow myself to take a break. 

So this morning I went to art class.  The above picture is not art of course, it's what I was working on today for my business.

These are kokedama which are Japanese. I use to have one when I lived there.  Out of all the plants I had, it was the only one that survived for years.

I have kept on for myself, which will live in the kitchen.

Two have come to work with me and are for sale. The other two will probably stay at home until I sell the others at the shop.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vintage etc

Last wednesday, I grabbed a nice book and caught the train to Castlemaine to visit my lovely friends Jane & Kaz who have opened a store there on Barkley Street near Target Country.

Jane & Kaz both have years of experience in interior design. Kaz builds and restores most of the vintage furniture.

They have stacks of quirky items from the USA and locally sourced pieces too.

We chatted about vintage furniture and our shops because I have opened one too. You can find the blog & Facebook details over here. Be sure to visit me sometime.

So when you go to Castlemaine next, be sure to catch the train & visit Jane & Kaz at Vintage etc.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Celebrating Spring

On Sunday, we celebrated spring in a nearby park with a young one who is close to our heart.

In the morning, Mr 8 & I went to Victoria Market to choose fine food.

Arriving home, I prepared a simple salad & dessert.

We enjoyed it with Ben & Jerry's. An overpriced ice-cream that I only buy once a year.

Perhaps this spring I'll finally begin to make my own ice-cream...?

Saturday, August 18, 2012


A tiny cafe has opened at South Melbourne Market by the name of Clement. It's simple design reminds me of the cafes in Japan.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hungry Birds Cafe

I came across this cute cafe on Victoria Street, Brunswick whilst I was walking to pick up my car from the repair shop. 

It's called Hungry Birds cafe. I love how it's hidden away from the main roads. It reminds me of the secret hideaway cafes in Japan. I hope to see more of these in Melbourne.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I made some sweet as bunting for my pop up shop at SO:ME South Melbourne. See more over here!