Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Looking through the window of a corridor in a old apartment block of a community called a "Dan Wei". I learnt that Chinese families are given an apartment if they have served the government somehow for some time. This was in a university 'dan wei' - many of the residents were elderly but at some point in their lives, had worked for the university.
Graves on the side of Mount Yuelu after the Ching Ming festival. This festival is where families pray or pay respects to their ancestors. They light firecrackers to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.
A peek out the window. Someone had put their laundry out to dry.
The entrance to an apartment block in a 'dan wei' - the colourful letterboxes in an otherwise quite old and drab building caught my eye. I love how the old bicycle was positioned just right outside!
Burnt candlesticks at a temple in Changsha.
Drying nuts (?) on a make-shift balcony of mops.
These little bamboo rickety chairs are what we sat on in some restaurants in Changsha. They are so tiny that it took awhile to get used to. My knees were practically in my face! The food in Changsha is predominantly spicy. People tend to eat heavy lunches washed down with local rice wine or beer. The beer was so light that it was almost watery - drinkable for me as I am not a fan of heavy wheaty beers ;) Even though it was a weekday there were huge groups of people having long lunches..and getting drunk!
A small road makes way for make-shift markets. This "seafood" seller sold frogs and eels (?) - the latter was being gutted by the roadside very deftly.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Without further ado, I'm announcing my first sale - just in time for Mothers' Day on May 10th.
So on top of absolutely free shipping (and registered post too!), you get an extra 10% off every purchase...and wait for this: 20% off if you buy two items or more!
If you see something you like but want it in a different colour, different chain, or want me to change it in any way, just drop me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or convo me on Etsy!
Psssst: A special mention to the lovely girls at HK Fashion Geek Blog for linking my sale! -> http://hkfashiongeek.blogspot.com
Follow their blog for delectable shoe finds, fashion updates and much more!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
It has yet to hit my Etsy store because I also spent the other half of the day putting up listings. I have about 6 new designs listed today so check it out. My favourite has to be the Piece de Resistance Earrings. These are earrings which I made two months ago, and I never actually got a chance to list them because I had so many orders for them from people I met here in HK. I've finally gotten through it all, so here they are:
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
(Disclaimer: Use of "rad" and "super mega ninja" is solely due to influence from Chris @ StoverTileAndDesigns)
mikiep - Ever elusive (to me anyway!), full of great advice, and does the most whimsical illustrations on Etsy.
RavenX - mikiep's lovelier half, her store Dirty Pretty Things stocks the most delicious scented candles on Etsy.
YouniquelyChic - The super rad ninja Etsy guru who knows everything about Etsy, marketing, crystal jewelry, photography...you name it, she can probably do it!
StoverTileandDesigns - Chris makes the most amazing granite creations in the Etsy community. My man doesn't know yet, but we are hauling back a beautiful Blue Paradise cheese platter from the States. We give Chris the sole credit of reviving the word 'Rad'.
DavidBurnsSmith - Artist extraordinaire! You have to see his Five of Cups paintings - definitely a collector's item.
SatinDolly - A polymer clay artist, and also the one behind our new team, Etsy Global. Her polymer clay rose creations are simply outstanding.
RachaelsGarden- Karen is a talented painter and creator as evidenced by her handcrafted and painted birdhouses. Check our her store (dedicated to her daughter) of magical items of folk art paintings, and personalized keepsakes galore!
BettysOriginalKnits - Coined the term 'man yarn'. Check out her man hats and her lovely shrugs. Her hard work really shines through her creations.
inkihandmade - This girl not only spends crazy hours at school, but she does really creative sewn, crocheted, and printed works of art. Everything from tags, to bags, to artwork - an incredible store.
kiwiarts - Beth does some gorgeous artwork in the form of paintings, bracelets and glassware. She too is a ninja multitasker juggling a million things at once but manages it so well!
GalleryVittoria - Transforms beads into intricate works of art - all very wearable and so so pretty. Her seafoam green earrings are in my top 10 wanted list!
Ishycreations - Kitsch, cute and whimsical creations ranging from peanut butter jelly earrings, guitar pick necklaces and some funky paintings!
CatherinetteRings - Steampunk galore! Daniel makes some intricate and eye popping handcrafted rings that are the standout of this store and there is just soooo many to choose from.
Last but not least... SimplieGirlie - Absolutely adorable baby wear, if I have a little girl she would be wearing some of these to die for pinafores!