Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Today I decided that I am going to post about my boxes.
not cardboard boxes but wood boxes. (or any box that looks cool!)

every time I go on holidays I look around and try to find a really cool box to take home as a souvenir and I have come across a few very cool boxes. and here they are!.

First up we have this chest that I bought in Mexico at Loreto. I think that I bought this on the last day of holidays... it looks really good on my shelf :p

then we have puzzle box 1, I bought this one at Pike Place Market in Seattle, the Lady who makes these cuts them out of one piece of wood!, gotta have a lot of patience to cut this out... wow. here's some pictures of it being taken apart.

this is puzzle box 2. (featured in my last post) I got this one in Chinatown in San Francisco, there was a bigger box. but, of course, it was WAAAYYYYY overpriced. :( but this one is a LOT of fun to play with!. I wont show you how to take this one apart just in case you come to my house, then you'll have to figure it out by yourself :)

and this one I didn't get on holidays, actually I found it in my garage (who woulda' thunk???)
but it looks really cool so I decided to put it in this post. and next holidays, well, you'll just have to wait and see what kind of treasures I bring back.

Have fun and post YOUR boxes, then leave a comment with a link to your blog, I'd LOVE to see them!.
until next time,

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ten Tiny Things.

Hello there, I have been tagged by Bea at Creative Sandwich to participate in the Ten Tiny Things challenge.

here are the rules.

take ten tiny things that you like and take a picture of them all together, then (if you want) write a little bit about each object.

okay, here I go.

hmmmm.... lets start at the top left.

  • This little pagoda is just so darn cool, I have had it forever and it has that cool something about it that just makes you want to hold it in your hand and turn it over to look at it.
  • The spiky ball. how else can I describe it?. I found it under a tree when we went on holidays to San Francisco. I don't know what it is, but I like it a lot.
  • My puzzle box. I got this in China town in San Francisco, you can only open it if you know where to slide all the little panels hidden in the intaglio. very cool.
  • My little jade turtle. Mom bought this for me at the Chinese garden in Vancouver. it's one of those things that you just love!.
  • My tin roman soldier that Nialle gave me. he's about an inch tall and stands proudly in the display case on my wall.
  • A piece of Dinosaur egg shell, I had to have it!
  • A slice of Lapis Lazula from Afghanistan, my favorite stone!.
  • A small Turquoise rock. look at the color!.
  • A cool coin from India. it has a wavy edge that sets it apart.
  • And last but not least, a tiny rock with a hole in it I found on the Oregon coast. did I mention it has a hole in it???
well those are my Ten Tiny Things. now YOU go do this, and when your done leave a comment on the Funky Art Queens post and maybe you can win some of her art!.

happy ten tiny thing-ing!