16 May 2011

Pink Snow & Cherry Blossom Tattoos

The most beautiful thing happened the other day. It hailed. 
Ok, the hail wasn't the beautiful thing... it's May so that's a bit of a disaster... but the hail knocked all the petals from the cherry trees which made my walk home in the city look like this:

I adore when the pink petals fall from these trees. We had one in the schoolyard when I was a child and my favourite thing to do was to play in the pink snow. It's the reason I have cherry blossoms flowing along my back.

(The last photo above is old, it was taken about 3 days after I had the tattoo completed)

I've been thinking of adding to it, maybe a black satin ribbon flowing through the flowers or adding some branches? We'll see, but walking on that carpet of petals as they were still falling from the trees was magical and has really inspired me to add to my tattoo. Anyone have a sharpie I can borrow?

Aoife x

14 May 2011

New Blog Design

As some of you may have noticed (and thanks for the compliments!) I've re-designed my blog and put everything, blog and shop, under the name KimDot. For those new followers who just joined in the past few days *big happy waves to you all* here is a what the ol' blog looked like:

I'll really miss the zombie shoe banner but I've decided to put a bit more colour into the design. It reflects a little bit better on my life right now living in a new city and being sooooo happy all the time (not that I was unhappy before, I just disliked the town where I lived and I think it showed in the design a bit).

Would like to thank Lorna and Dawn for their advice and helping me with the decision to re-arrange everything under one name (for those who don't know, my store is called KimDot after my dear departed dalmatian, Kim) and putting everything under one name will help with branding and association. I hope!

Aoife x

A sneek peak at some new items for KimDot

So I put some sneek peak photos of what will be available in my shop on the facebook fan page. Unfortunately, Blogger has been down for the past couple of days so I can only get to share them now. Sorry!
Anyway, here are just a few of the items that will be available:

Little Crafters Vintage Inspired Necklace

Penny-farthing Vintage Inspired Necklace

Purple Rose Hair Clip

Purple Rose Hairband

Also, yes my hair has faded from Rock n Roll Red to Pink again. I'm quite happy with this :)

Aoife x

09 May 2011

Frock of Ages Photo

So, while getting food in the market today I was photographed for Frock of Ages. Made my lunch break far more interesting :D

Aoife x

05 May 2011

Silly Little Loves

This weeks Silly Little Loves are....

This wonderful "5 Things I Never Would Have Done Before" post by the lovely Lorna. I'm a huge fan of stepping out of your comfort zone and I hope she kicks the bee-hind out of all the things she plans on doing. It's a wonderful attitude to have in life in my opinion :)

Frolicking around the amazing streets of Vancouver in the beautiful sunshine.
This city makes me so happy.

Wonderfully coloured hair.


Scott Pilgrim.
I'm in lesbians with him.

And of course....


Aoife x