Monday, 25 August 2008


End of winter sale starts tomorrow, all clothes reduced, up to 50% off. Choice! X

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Hello Sailor

Are you embracing the high waist trend with vigour like I am? I swear once you go up, you never go down! I have accumulated enough skirts & the perfect pair of high waisted jeans so that going low is rare these days. When I do put my old low rise jeans on I feel frumpy & muffin top-ish. everything seems to be in all the wrong places. I love how high waisted garments (or should I say garments that sit on your waist) hold everything in just right :)

My only dilemma is finding underwear to match. VPL is not classy! And unfortunately underwear designers have not caught up.
e were delighted to discover that Stacey of Devol clothing is on to it, at her etsy shop you can custom order the perfect pair of cute pin up panties. Excellent! I love the stripey number, I'm all over everything nautical right now, which I'm sure you'll see in my designs. (Coming...)

More super cute (but low) knickers can be found at Lou Lou Loves you. X

Monday, 18 August 2008

I think you're just so pleasent

Eating apple crumble & watching this- It's going to be a good week! X

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Got me

(Original image from Tabitha Photography)

If you're looking for something neat to do In Welly tonight, two of our lovely customers informed us today of the South East Asian Night Market, fantastic! I will be there with bells & cash! I can't wait. Food, craft and performance from Southeast Asia at the TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf from 2pm until 10pm. X

Thursday, 14 August 2008

The more I see you...

A while back Liv posted about the lack of lovely handmade clothing on Etsy. I tended to agree with her until I found Vain & Vapid. Sure there's lots of clothing on Etsy, but we want pretty & well made with quality fabrics & (dare I say it!) light on the hippiness please!

Vain & Vapid is just lovely... I never thought I'd wear a jumpsuit until I saw the TVOD in Navy (below).

The Cecilia Lisbon dress is exactly what I would love to be wearing all day everyday. It's just perfect. (And what a befitting namesake.) Sigh.

They have a super blog too!

Some of our other talented etsy faves include Victoria n' bird, Wiksten & Timber! tees. Let us know who you dig! We don't discriminate, we just haven't found them yet!

I hope craftwerk Auckland was a success tonight for all those involved, can't wait to hear all about it! X

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

In between days

Cute Smile, originally uploaded by bluelunarrose.

Hello! Hope you're all swell, we're doing some shop rearranging today, wish us luck! X

Thursday, 7 August 2008

She talks to rainbows

We've got some great new goodies in the shop today! As well as a heap of new beautiful Rachel Carley pieces, we have a brand spanking new range of cross stitch kits Stitch'd Ink! These super cool kits are made by City Down who hails as the NZ Cupcake Queen, this lovely lady has her fingers in many cupcakes- she is a graphic designing, cupcake baking, cross stitch making prodigy! She's also the creator of the cupcake project which has been getting some well deserved press lately including Frankie & Sunday magazine.

I like making cupcakes too, yes I certainly do! Although I'm no Queen, I'm more of a cupcake Lady... Oh no wait, there's one of those already! She had the stall next to us at Craft 2.0... Um maybe I could be the Duchess of cupcakes. That'll do.

Speaking of cupcakes I would like to share this fabulous recipe which I have adapted from vegweb.

Spiced Pumpkin & Sultana Cupcakes

(These are so easy & so vegan!) Makes about 24.

3 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar (I always use raw)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of Cinnamon
2 teaspoons of nutmeg
1 & 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vinegar (I use cider vinegar)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup of sultanas

For the pumpkin-
1 & 1/2 cups of chopped pumpkin
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon sugar


Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Cook pumpkin in a small pot with 1 cup of water, sugar, nutmeg & Cinnamon until mushy, drain & mash until smooth. Mix dry ingredients first. Once the mixture is even, mix in wet ingredients & pumpkin. Continue mixing until you obtain an even batter (no lumps). Stir through sultanas. Pour into cupcake tins (with pretty papers of course!) and bake for approximately 40 minutes until golden. Top with frosting/ icing sugar.

I make frosting by whisking together vegetable margarine (about half a cup), icing sugar, & vanilla with a splash of soy milk for creaminess. I'm not sure of the measurements but the key is to keep adding icing sugar until the mixture is quite stiff & doesn't separate if left for a little while.

Nom nom! X