Shake 630: Happy Boxing Day

December 26, 2011

Duncan, Texas (US), November 2011

The yellow rose of Texas

How cute are the purple boots and the armadillo?

I love this dome. There’s so much going on – roses, stars, boots and armadillos. If I had enough energy, I’d look up the meaning behind all these Texan icons, but the Christmas/birthday celebrations have left me a little exhausted! Hope you survived the eating-fest.

And the celebrations continue, happy birthday Ron!

Lea, Sydney (Australia), December 2011

Lea's handmade 'Kermia' figurine

When I was young, my friends nicknamed me Kermit. To be honest, I’m not really sure why; I’m not green or lanky and my rendition of Rainbow Connection isn’t too good. So I laughed heartily when Lea gave me this handmade dome – would you believe she actually had a pottery specialist make the little figurine she calls ‘Kermia’. It’s definitely a unique dome. Thanks Lea, I love it!

Merry Christmas all! And I hope you’ll shake a dome to celebrate my birthday!

Emski, Sydney (Australia), December 2011

It's a Momiji Message Doll Dome!

This message doll celebrates pets apparently

You may think I’m talking about celebrating my own birthday, but no, that’s tomorrow. It’s my sister’s birthday today and I don’t joke when I say it’s my other sister’s birthday on the 26th. Three of us, three days in a row. What were my parents celebrating in March you ask? I have no idea. Christmas just ends up being one super celebration.

I recently learned that every Momiji Message Doll comes with a secret little message paper hidden within it. This one was so secretly hidden in the base that I think even Emski missed it! Well, my message for today is happy birthday Andie!


Shake 616: Festive birthdays

December 12, 2011

Shiney, Sicily (Italy), July 2011

That's volcano smoke by the way... it sort of looks like a brain...

How fun is the base?

Happy birthday Shiney!

Shake 585: Cookie-Day

November 11, 2011

Cookie & Newfie, Newfoundland (Canada), July 2011

You gotta feel pretty happy about having a birthday on the 11/11. Happy birthday Cookie! Wonder what she’ll be doing at 11.11am?

With the added year, I hope you’ll also add many more aspirational moments, tasty treats and owl-inspired objects!

Emski, New York (US), Dec 2008

We can all relax now! That Dog on the Tuckerbox on the road to Gundagai has finally been heritage listed. And while we’re celebrating good Aussie heritage, we’re also toasting Em’s birthday. Clink those glasses!

Shake 532: Pirates vs mum

September 19, 2011

Andy Zito, Niagara Falls (Canada), Apr 2011

How cool is the wonky rainbow?

People always look at me a little strangely when I can name the date of International Talk Like a Pirate Day without hesitation. It just happens to coincide with my mum’s birthday. So, aaarrrrr, happy birthday mum! Aye!


Shake 501: Moving clouds

August 19, 2011

Claim your Thai elephants!

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve lost a bit of steam of late. I caught the worst cold ever. This nasty bug stayed around for 2 weeks without letting up (enough to make me start worrying) and it’s only today I feel like I’m on the road to recovery. Finally. I have the worst immune system, let me know if you’ve got any tips!

While I’ve been killing trees by using up tissues at an alarming rate, other people have been… having babies! I can’t wait to meet the new little James-Brown. Congratulations guys!

Shake 498: A third blossom

August 16, 2011

Em, San Francisco (US), 2001?

Congratulations on the birth of your third little girl Em!

Shake 496: Jessica Rabbit

August 14, 2011

Jess, Singapore, 2010

I love all the little sights around the base

We had a frozen rabbit defrosting on our windowsill yesterday. It was a little hard to look at; the last time I had rabbit, I couldn’t stop thinking about Watership Down! But the Hubs transformed it into a beautiful meal of braised rabbit with olives and capers cooked in his large cast iron pot. I’m disappointed that I posted my one and only rabbit dome a couple of weeks ago! But today, we have other reasons to celebrate – happy birthday Jess!