Monday, August 31, 2009

Olive Farm on Face Book!

Just type 'Olive Farm' in your search bar and become a fan! woot woot!

I've had an overwhelming response since making a fan page which makes me wanna kick myself for not doing it sooner hehe

Friday, August 28, 2009

Amore No.3 - Small Spaces

I love it when people find innovative ways to design small spaces =)

I love the use of natural light =)

Great storage solutions

Architect Kyu Sung Woo renovated his son Wonbo's Union Square loft taking advantage of natural light and the 12 feet of vertical space. ~ Apartment Therapy

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A new day

Ever since i made a hair piece for my friends Yr 12 Ball i've had other requests for accessories for special occasions. This has sparked a small fire from within which has drifted my focus from fun & funky to special & romantic.

For a while now i was concerned that i was just floating about, becoming the kind of artist who could do anything rather than honing in on a particular market or style. Hopefully with more research and just letting the art works flow the universe will start to reveal where i should be going. In the meantime this is a little something i've been working on....

All hand embroidered by moi =)

close up

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

'Must have pouches' now in store

Malene Birger Wool Jacket get ---> HERE

Estillo Canvas Bag get -----> HERE

Super hot Fifi Chachnil Corset Set get ----> HERE

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I'm soooo attracted to this scarf from flutter on etsy! Oooooooh should i?

Amore No.2 - I do!

Lately i've been feeling extra girly, which has also been reflecting in my work. Jeans have taken the back seat and I'm wearing more dresses, although its still raining outside. Unknown to me til recently, this sudden 'extra-girly' behaviour was paving the way to my new obession - weddings!! This might seem rather odd, considering i've been happily married for over a year now but what can i say? i love weddings.

My favourite blogs to visit at the moment are Love & Splendor, Kiss the Groom and 100 layer cake. For anyone planning a wedding or if your anything like me and just simply love them i suggest you pay a visit and draw some inspiration from pictures like these -

Ultra funky reception

pink bliss

ahhh need i say more?

another reason i need to renew my vows hehe

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Your love is like sunshine

Occasionally you stumble across a picture online that makes you go 'Aaaahhhhhh'

Photograph by Elizabeth Messina

For more gorgeous photos like this visit KISS THE GROOM

Thursday, August 20, 2009


It's late and i should be asleep but as my title states.. i'm annoyed.

While cleaning up my extensive blog list which i save on my desktop i was surprised to stumble across a blog (which i saved last year but hadn't revisited until now) that had products which are all too familiar with me.

To be frank, aside from the different choice in material the item(s) are exactly like mine! Colour, shape, and form. I checked to see when this particular person listed his/her item and it was this year in May. I listed my item almost a year ago.

I know, as an artist, i draw inspiration from other designers and i may even have thought to myself ' i sooooo can do that!' but isn't there some moral code which is understood by fellow etsians that you just don't copy peoples stuff. period!!

There is such a fine line when it comes to intellectual property which i know everyone crosses once in a while, even me, i just wasn't expecting to see it tonight.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

And how do you have your tea?

Mine's an oldie but a goodie =)

Earl Grey, honey, with a little drop of milk and on cloudy days like this, there's nothing better than to whip out my spanking new Minnie Mug which i picked up from Disneyland in HK and give it a test run.

Ahhhh blisssss =)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

On Hiatus!!

I never thought living without the Internet could have this much effect on Olive Farm but i guess that's what naivety does to you =(

I've been back for over a month now however as soon as we returned hubby and i had to pack up our home and move since our lease was up and we found a lovely place south of the river. I always knew things were going to be hectic when we came back however i didn't count for the nasty, horrible food poisoning we caught from overseas. Luckily it started on our first night back and not on the plane ride home *phhhewwwww* Being ill slowed us down majorly and simple tasks suddenly became monstrous obstacles.

Once we moved and unpacked what seemed like a million boxes we discovered that our phone line is too far from the exchange, my hubby's nerd talk for 'can't get the internet'. This put a complete stop to all Olive Farm updates, news, listings etc and poor livvy was cut off from her 'world'. The only option we have is to install a wireless modem and upgrade our limit which is going to rack up a lot of $$$! Hubby is on the hunt for the best plan for us and while he does that i have been busy creating different pieces, incredibly eager to showcase them online.

Hopefully soon everything will be up and running but until then i guess i will have to drive to my parents place every few days to see whats happening in the etsy world.