Hello Kitty Cosmetics Competition And Review- CLOSED!

Limited edition Hello Kitty make up? Oh yes please. After my last review of the Hello Kitty range (cough and seeing my sizable collection of it) their PR department was lovely enough to send me some of the new limited edition items that are out this month and offer some prize packs for you guys!


Review first then competition details at the end 😀

First up the limited edition items starting with the compact mirror.


It came in a little protective bag which was a nice touch. It’s light black plastic with a slightly shiny finish. The Hello Kitty print on the front is made from silver hologram which has a rainbow finish in the sun. It’s quite subtle but very cute.


Name Bunny Competition Winner and Round Up!

I missed yesterday because after several years talking online I finally got to meet the adorable Glo-w. So between that and going away on Thursday I’ve got a lot to catch up on today! Firstly I need to announce the winner of the name Miss Bunny competition 😀 This was such a hard competition to pick a winner of because there were so many good entries and so many of them fit her so perfectly. After thinking about it for several days and trying a few on them out on her I came to a decision…

The winner is Bergamot by The Moonlight Seedling!

Here’s her entry:

You seem to have found my good friend the Lady Bergamot! (Bergie for short) Bergamot was born in a field next to a tea factory in England, an Earl Grey tea factory to be precise, and grew up with her brothers and sisters.While her family was perfectly happy frolicking in the field, eating whatever was growing there, Bergamot liked to sneak into the factory and sample the fragrant tea, nibbling on the lovely scones some of the workers would leave out for her. Because she spent so much time in the factory, her soft fur became scented with the bergamot oil, so her mother named her Bergamot (though her mother insisted on pronouncing it “Berg-a-mo”, leaving the “t” silent, because she thought it sounded more fancy) Eventually, Bergamot acquired a taste for the finer things in life, and the factory workers dubbed her the “Lady of the Factory” (which made her blush so hard that it never went away!). She learned of things that normally go well with tea, such as lace and pearls and macarons. The staff made her and her family a nice cozy hutch in the garden behind the factory, decked out with soft, warm things, pink wallpaper, and all the tea and scones they could possibly want. One day a factory worker was looking a a website on her laptop, and it immediately caught Bergamot’s eye – a delicate flowery background, lavender and lilac and pink everywhere! There were tutorials about how to make cute clothes and accessories and how to do your hair and nails that all just looked sugar-sweet and perfect! Bergamot’s eyes got so wide and sparkly that they got stuck that way! The kind staff member told Bergamot all about this website. The lady who wrote it was named Violet, and she lived in Australia, and always had tea and yummy things, and loved little soft white bunnies! Bergamot was so enchanted, she wanted to go meet this wonderful lady, and maybe stay with her a while and learn how to make pretty things! However, being a bunny, she was used to being around a large family, and worried that she would be lonely with only one friend. Then the worker showed her Miss Violet’s Object of Affection – James! He could cook lovely things, many of which seemed to confuse Miss Violet, because he was from America, and they do funny things in America! So it was decided – Bergamot would go to live with Miss Violet and James in Australia, but she wanted it to be a surprise! So her flight was booked and her plans made in secret, without telling Miss Violet she was coming! She made a little bow out of a scrap of lace (to look more presentable), hugged her family and factory friends good-bye, got on her plane, and the next thing she knew, was sitting on Miss Violet’s doorstep, greeting her with her lovely bunny smile and a big box of Earl Grey tea from the factory!

The first time I saw the name I wasn’t sure about it because it didn’t seem particularly feminine but the more I said it, the more I fell in love with it because it reminded me of the stereotypical tomboyish romance novel Victorian lady who insists on being a little bit different. Now I can’t think of bunny as anything other than Miss Bergamot 😀 I picked Bergamot for a lot of reasons but especially because it is such a fancy original name, it gave me the idea that each different colour of bunny and animal could be named after different tea varieties 😀 The part in the story about James was so cute and the whole thing just fit so well with her. I’m planning to illustrate the story while I’m gone so I’ll post that when I get back too. Moonlight Seedling, I am sending you an email now to get your address and will post your bunny before I leave for Brisbane!

So please meet Miss Bergamot!

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December Competition Time! Name Miss Bunny Plushie


So competition time eh? As I mentioned a while ago I’m going to try out doing a competition per month using things I’ve made for tutorials as prizes. Today we kick off the first one with Miss Bunny!

You all know I’ve been making plushies like crazy and I’m especially obsessed with the bunny ones. I’ve been so obsessed I’ve even drawn a wallpaper with her too which will be up for download next week. Problem is, I’m terrible with coming up with names and Miss Bunny seems to have EXPLOSIVE AMNESIA and can’t remember her own name or back story! OH NOES!

If you want more information about her search for a name or photos for inspiration take a look at Miss Bunny’s Day Out post.

To Enter

Make a comment on THIS entry (not Miss Bunny’s Day Out) telling my what you think Miss Bunny’s real name is and her back story. Be creative! For example, you could tell me how she got her name, where she grew up or her personality. You can post pictures or link to a blog post if you want to but it’s not required (my spam filter might catch links but I will approve them as they come in).

I will pick the winner based on creativity and which name/story I think fits the best.



The winner will receive 1 bunny plushie handmade my me.  I will include a couple of other little trinkets in the package too depending on the winner’s personal taste but the bunny is the main prize.



Entry is available to readers worldwide, void where prohibited.

Prize will be sent via Aus Post Airmail.

Entries are open from the time this goes live until AEST Midnight Thursday the 1st of December 2011.

More terms and conditions here.

You may enter more than once with different ideas.

Winner will be contacted via email.

So there you go! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with and let me know if you have any questions 😀 Thanks for entering and good luck!


Plushie Bergamot Bunny’s Day Out

Once upon a time there was a bunny who still didn’t have a name. In fact, as it turned out she had amnesia… explosive amnesia!

The bunny and her owner Violet thought long and hard what her name and life story could be but couldn’t come up with anything at all so they decided to call her Miss Bunny until someone could remember who she was. Man explosive amnesia sure is inconvenient like that!

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Miss Bunny was quite upset at her lack of a name and memories and so decided to venture out into the world to see if anyone knew her.

Nuffnang Competition: Rolling Stone Magazine

This post was sponsored by Nuffnang and Magshop.
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When Nuffnang asked me to write about Rolling Stone magazine being a good present idea for Dads I laughed a bit, my Dad has had a subscription for like 40 years already so apparently it’s true XD Not exactly sure about the timing of this considering here in Aus, Father’s Day was almost a month ago… his birthday was in March and Christmas is months away XD Though if I said that to my Dad I imagine the conversation would be…

I wanted to do drawings of this conversation again using my awesome mini Violet doll but I’m still sick so use your imagination >_<

Me: I’m pretty sure it’s not Father’s Day

Dad: Do you need an excuse to get me presents?

Me: Well you get Father’s Day, what do I get?

Dad: Everyday is Children’s Day…

Me: So where’s my Children’s Day present then?

Dad: *insert Monty Python/Black Adder quotes*

I’m sure it’s all very nostalgic for his days in the British music scene but whenever I think/read/hear/anything involving the words “Rolling Stone” all that happens is that I get the Dr. Hook song stuck in my head. It lasts for WEEKS. I mean I *love* Dr Hook and I love the song but now every time someone mentions it I want to strangle them a bit because I know I’ll be singing this for the next month. Just so I’m not suffering  enjoying alone…

I hate major unfinished projects…

I really do. There are too many of them around my house staring at me and laughing because I haven’t had the time or motivation to completely them. Damn you unfinished projects! DAMN YOU!

I keep procrastinating >_<

I procrastinated earlier this week by entering the Kawaii.i “Kawaii Fashion Coordinate Contest”. I entered with the outfit I wore to Blogopolis, most of the photos were from my phone so here’s a decent close up of the nails/make up from the day. Voting is open now so if you like it feel free to click here and vote for me or any of the other cute entries!

Back to crafting things, here is a small selection of the projects currently cluttering my house and taunting me with their unfinishedness…

Embroidered clip top bag…


Ipad Case with included detatchable handbag…



Quilted Bag Remake…


Gigantic Monster Scarf for the beginners knitting tutorial…


Okokokokok no more procrastinating by writing posts like this, I’m going to go actually try to finish something… or at least make some kind of progress with one of these. They are all for tutorials so if you have any preference to which I finish first let me know… it might actually motivate me haha!

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