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So I know I did a Snapshots post just recently buuuuut I have so much news to put in this that I couldn’t wait!

Firstly congratulations to Vintage Grrl! She is the winner of the Nuffnang chocolate competition 😀

This is her winning entry:

Chocolate doesn’t judge, it never asks questions, never wears the same outfit as you and doesn’t keep you waiting.  Chocolate is comforting, sweet and always lets you talk it out with no interruptions.  Chocolate is the perfect best friend, especially when you’re in no condition to be around actual people.

Thank you so much for everyone who entered and good luck for next time!

Secondly!

I’ve been working pretty hard the last few weeks and I wanted to share a little more of what I’ve been up to!I am now stocking vintage style hair flowers in local vintage store Circa Vintage. You can see a selection below, do go in store to check them out! I’m hoping to have time to get some photos of the store and everything to show you guys soon so here’s a sneak peak…

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Speaking of local stores… I’ve also started stocking my nails in local alternative store Visage n Viceboutique. I’ve made special sets just for them as well as a couple of old favorites. If you want to see the nails in person just drop in and say hi to the friendly girls there!

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I’m talking to another couple of stores at the moment so hopefully you will be able to buy my nails in more retail outlets around the place. If you own a store and would like to stock my nails please don’t hesitate to drop me a line ^_^

Thirdly…

I am trying to get back to being able to blog more often and be a good blogger again. At the moment I feel like I’m working 3 full time jobs… working as a designer, working as a blogger (seriously it takes so many more hours than people seem to think) and then working on the book for every waking second I get spare.The problem with all of that is that all 3 of them suffer when I can’t give my full attention to anything.

I’ve been thinking about it all a lot lately and the deadlines I was working with for the book would not allow me to bring your something I was really proud of. So I’ve re-worked everything to make things a little more fair for everyone (including my sanity). What this means is that while yes it will take longer to get the book out and available for publishing… everything will be perfect to the last detail in it and you guys won’t have to deal with me being a delinquent blogger as much XD This will give me more time to actually have craft days (which I’ve really missed!) and then actually post tutorials again!

In the short term what this means is:

Tomorrow I will be posting up the tutorial on modification of those Bodyline shoes so look forward to it ^_^

Lastly…

I found a bunch of photos I forgot I’d taken 😀

Let’s start with some architecture 😀 I don’t think the photo of this one really does it justice I couldn’t get an angle that wasn’t covered in trees!

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There was some kind of big sale on in the meat area of the Victoria Markets, James was swallowed by the crowd trying to get what we needed for dinner!

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These seagulls were hovering around the sea food section and looked on like they were ready to swoop. Damn sea gulls, they creep me out for some reason.

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A while ago we went out for dinner with Celesteand Kev at a place called Ramen Ya. It’s supposed to be one of the best in Melbourne.

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They do ramen and bento. Everywhere here in Melbourne seems to do bento which is awesome!

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My miso base ramen was quite yummy but not the best I’ve ever had.

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James had the curry bento and he really liked it! It was quite busy but not ridiculous. Verdict: I would probably go again if I happened to be near by and craving ramen but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

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I thought I should do the typical tourist thing and show my international readers one of Melbourne’s famous graffiti alley ways. This is the emptiest I’ve seen it, normally it’s full of tourists snapping away ^_^

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This was my favorite piece there, how cute are the little waves!

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I received some lovely packages this week too! The lovely Glowwas kind enough to send James and I some housewarming presents and a beautiful note!

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They are cute door hangers! Our house doesn’t have door knobs so she told me to use my imagination with them 😀 I can’t wait to add them to something fun I’m doing with the windows! Photos soon!

Thanks Glow!!

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I also received a very full package from Angel of Modern Vintage Girl. Angel mentioned a while ago that she was sending me a dress and I was really surprised when all of this turned up too!

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Plus this cute orange dress and pink bow belt! She writes all about vintage fashion in Israel and she runs an etsy store with the cutest vintage clothes here. That’s where I got that super sweet white felt hat of mine too! Silly face is silly and has therefore been censored.

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Let’s see what else this week? I have to say thank you to all my lovely Twitter friends this week who were nice enough to help me with recipes for scallops! My first time cooking them and I was surprised and pleased at the results 😀

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All around the Cbd there are pretty horse drawn carriages. I saw the horses being packed up to go home the other day. Their plated manes remind me of the “My Little Pony’s” I had as a kid XD

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Celeste, Kev, James and I went to a farmer’s market too! When they said farmers market I was expecting pretty my a regular market with more fresh product because that’s what the ones I’ve visited in Brisbane have been like… turns out it was actually on a communal farm!

There were a bunch of kids playing in these barrels. Free range children mwahahaha!

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There were gigantic fluffy chickens!

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And smelly piggies:

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And a strangely flexible and apparently itchy goat that we dubbed “Yoga Goat”…

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That’s all for today so I’ll leave you with one last image that had me laughing so hard! For those overseas Moxie is a brand of overly cutely packaged… feminine products. This is apparently their new advertising campaign MWAHAHAHA!

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So how was your weekend?

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