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Bye Bye

March 23, 2010

I am sad to announce that due to lack of time, conrtibutors and posts, junkshop is closing down. Please visit MY OTHER BLOG for the same pretty, fun things. Promise. Bye bye blogland xxxx



November 13, 2009

Look at this beauty from oldbutnewagain.


I want it for meeeeeee.

Thanks Dad

November 10, 2009

My dad bought me this locket last year at an organic market in Bryanston. I love lockets. If I could, I would wear 5 at once. locket 1

I really love the little flowers and leaves- you have to look hard to make them out. I won’t show you what’s inside. No I won’t.

Hey Brazil, you make good collars

November 10, 2009

Chelsea brought me this dress back from Brazil earlier this year. She found it in a second hand market somewhere. She also found me a teeny tiny St Christopher, which I have misplaced. (I’m sorry). I will find it. The dress needs a little sewing on the side, which I will get around to very shortly. I love the collar and the pocket with the brown piping. I also really love the hilarious see-through buttons. I wonder who used to wear this gem.

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Rainy days: procrastination power hour

November 8, 2009

Exams begin on Thursday, and no one in the house can study. Or, more honestly, no one wants to study. It’s been raining solidly since yesterday afternoon and the cabin fever is official. So, obviously, the most natural thing to do is to turn to origami.



I think I’ll submit this for the Joburg leg of Night of a Thousand Drawings.

I judge my books by their covers.

November 7, 2009
A while ago, Chelsea gave me this lovely Ted Hughes book for my birthday. To my delight, there is a series of poetry books with similar covers. The cover artworks aren’t all done by the same artists, but the styles are similar nonetheless, and maybe one day I will have a lovely set. I bought the W.B. Yeats one to start. At the same time, I noticed two more books on the classics shelf with equally gorgeous covers. I must admit, having never read any of the tales from the Arabian Nights, I’ve found them to be a lot weirder than expected.

Thanks Megan

November 6, 2009

I bought this drawing from Night of 1000 drawings in Cape Town last night. I’m sure you all know about it, but if you don’t, it works like this: You sumbit an A5 drawing, drawn with anything on anything. The drawings are collected and exhibited on one night, where they’re sold for R100 each. The proceeds go to charity. It was a really lovely evening and there were great bands and DJs and things happening on each level of the building. My drawing had a name and email on the back and was drawn by a girl called Megan M’Namara. Thanks Megan, I like it a lot.

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