Posts tagged ‘retro’

Back to school

bouquet of newly sharpened pencils

It’s the first week of September, and however old you are, it still feels like the new school year is about to begin. My niece started pre school today. I can’t believe she’s so big already and I feel sorry for the pre school teachers who have to try and resist her gorgeous little curls and cheeky grin.

My favourite thing about September as a child was getting new school supplies. Like Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail, I dream of bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils, a new pencil case and a retro lunchbox. When I started school I had a bright red lunchbox with Spot the Dog on it, it had a matching red thermos flask. I loved that lunchbox.

little pony lunchbox 1980s

I was planning to buy little miniature suitcases and baskets to go in the expedit bookcase in the craft studio, but I’m now fighting the urge to buy some retro 80’s lunch boxes from ebay, and maybe a Shinzi Katoh creation to go with them… 

shinzi katoh tree lunch box

September 3, 2009 at 13:59 Leave a comment

Today’s playlist

Alanis Morissette: One hand in my pocket
Ash: Girl from Mars
Barenaked Ladies: One week
Ben Folds Five: Kate
Alanis Morissette: Ironic
Blur: Song 2
Boo Radleys: Wake up Boo
James: Sit down
Deep Blue Something: Breakfast at Tiffanys
The Cardigans: Lovefool
Blur: Parklife
No Doubt: Don’t Speak
Oasis: Champagne Supernova
Semisonic: FNT
Supergrass: Alright
The Wannadies: You and Me
Alisha’s Attick: Alisha rules the world
Reef: Place your hands

August 26, 2009 at 10:57 Leave a comment

Today’s playlist

Abba: Dancing Queen
Amy Adams: Happy working song
The Archies: Sugar Sugar
Danny Wallace: National anthem of Lovely
Aretha Franklin: I say a little prayer
Carrie Underwood: Ever ever after
Faith Hill: This kiss
Gretchen Wilson: Pocahontas proud
Harry Connick Jr: There once was a man
Four Seasons: Working my way back to you
The Foundations: Build me up buttercup
Jackson 5: Want you back
Everly Brothers: Wake up little Susie

August 19, 2009 at 08:33 Leave a comment

Make do and mend

This print makes me very happy and will most definitely be featuring in the new craft studio

make do and mend

From farouche, etsy

August 17, 2009 at 09:10 1 comment

Today’s playlist

Ben E. King: Stand by me
Smokey Robinson: Tears of a clown
Aretha Franklin: I say a little prayer
Dionne Warwick: I’ll never fall in love again
Gladys Knight: Midnight train to Georgia
Bill Withers: Lean on me
Vonda Shephard: The end of the world
Gabrielle: When a woman
John Legend: If you’re out there
Marvin & Tammy: Aint no mountain high enough

August 14, 2009 at 08:59 Leave a comment