Thursday, January 28, 2016


Home is where I want to be      Pick me up and turn me round       I feel numb - born with a weak heart      I guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it the better      Make it up as we go along       Feet on the ground      Head in the sky
It's okay I know nothing's wrong . . nothing

Hi yo I got plenty of time       Hi yo you got light in your eyes       And you're standing here beside me      I love the passing of time
Never for money      Always for love       Cover up and say goodnight . . . say goodnight

Home - is where I want to be       But I guess I'm already there      I come home - she lifted up her wings       Guess that this must be the place
I can't tell one from another       Did I find you, or you find me?
There was a time, before we were born      If someone asks, this where I'll be . . . where I'll be

Hi yo We drift in and out      Hi yo sing into my mouth     Out of all those kinds of people       You got a face with a view
I'm just an animal looking for a home       Share the same space for a minute or two      And you love me till my heart stops       Love me till I'm dead
Eyes that light up, eyes look through you       Cover up the blank spots       Hit me on the head Ah ooh

Inspiration comes from everywhere.  It can hit at any moment.  For me, a lot of inspiration comes from music.  The sounds whirling through airwaves and vibrating the ear drum sends my insides dancing on a magic carpet ride of motivation.  As much as I love to discover new tunes, it's really the old ones that spin round the most regularly - I'm just an 80's girl at heart, and there's no changing that!  Talking Heads have been making lots of headway lately.  This being one being a favourite! Enjoyyyyy This Must Be The Place!  It makes me think of London.. Where does is send your mind crawling?

It's funny how things align and collide at times.  I was just looking up some some photos of the Talking Heads and came across these talking heads, artwork for an album that new was.  (Which I LOVE)  It's right in line with my recent obsession for teeth, lips and mouths.. how ironic! ;)

[xo] the garage gypsy

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Dodgy Denim Badges

What started as a little down-time hobby while working on set has clearly become my new busy time obsession!  These puppies take a bit of time to hand embroider, the edges especially, each patch being between 2 1/2 - 4 hours, but the sassiness is worth it.  I love that each one has developed a personality of it's own, even though they all come from the same material of recycled jeans and embroidery thread.

If you want one of your own, head HERE to shop what's in stock  Or email me HERE if you have an idea and would love a CUSTOM Dodgy Denim Badge :)

The funnest part is applying them to you clothing you can walk around town with some attitude in you step ;)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ears to Miilk Tooth

At the start of this month I found out my mates at Miilk Tooth released a new single.  The guys (JP & Raphael) had taken a little break from this project to pursue some other musical endeavours, but I'm pretty grooved to see them bringing back Miilk Tooth!!  Something our ears can definitely appreciate.  But don't listen to me.. go listen to them ;) and share the hyyype!

Download now the double A side 'Reprise'/The Way'.
'Reprise' is a meticulously arranged psychedelic ballad sung by Raph, whereas 'The 'Way' sung by J.P. is a straight to the point, fast-paced garage rock song.

& here's their debut single 'Desert town':

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

Last night I was skimming through old journals filled notes, logs, thoughts, random little doodles and jot downs to see if there were any gems that I should copy over into my currents journal of doo-dads.  On one page in a notebook from when I lived down under in oz was a list of websites and blogs.  One by one I visited them to see what kind of surprise would lay at the end of each http.  There was one blog in particular that really grabbed me.  The words on the screen connected with my heart, compelling me to share them with more eyes of the world staring deep into glowing screens ;)

Now without further uh do.  (Forgive me but I'm going to start with the passage that gripped me, then will include a link to read the story from the beginning..)

“Hello, sir. I was rude to you yesterday,” I said, “and I’m sorry.”
It felt strange and vulnerable to say this to a stranger, but I was sorry.
I was sorry because I imagine his job isn’t easy. And the sun was beating down on him too. And he didn’t get to run out when I did, to eat lunch, go home, and de-stress.
He was doing his job—and a good job at that—and I was sorry I treated him poorly.
“It’s okay,” he said. “I know how it is when you have an important appointment to attend to.”
“I was just having a really bad day,” I said, “and you were right. I should have instructed you which route to take.”
“It’s okay,” he said again. “We all have bad days.”
Where I stood just yesterday, feeling rude and guilty, I now stood feeling gentle and considerate. I doubt he knew it, but he gave me an amazing gift. He reminded me that my worst moment didn’t even have to define me.
I have the freedom to choose to do something differently. I could choose to take responsibility, admit my faults and accept the consequences, and do better today than yesterday.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to realize I’m a lot like that smartphone application “Waze—messy and far from perfect. I make mistakes. I’m not always very gentle or polite. Sometimes I let my feelings get the best of me. Sometimes I don’t deal with things very well.
But maybe these little messiness are big opportunities. Maybe the worst of humanity can give way to the best of us.
Maybe every moment of impoliteness is a good day waiting to happen. Okay, so that’s kind of corny, and maybe a little idealistic. And I realize there are certain scenarios when people are far harsher than I was, and far less understanding than the driver.
But I know next time I encounter someone who seems rude, I’ll remember how I felt that very day. I’ll keep in mind that I’m likely not seeing them at their best, but this, in any way, doesn’t define who they are.
Then I’ll look them in the eye and think to myself, “It’s okay. I understand how it is. We all have bad days.”
When we plant the seeds of what we really want in our lives, trust that in setting our intentions, love and patience out there; our dreams will eventually come true. What we put out and what we expect are EXACTLY what life will deliver to us. I want to share my favorite Zig Ziglar quote to inspire you as this month ends: “What you send out – comes back. What you sow – you reap. What you give – you get. What you see in others – exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you.”

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy Hip New Year Lovelies!

Holy smokes! Did that really just happen? Is it seriously 2016 already!  Father time doesn't mess around, his clock always ticking.  I guess this is when we all start making those crazy "new year resolutions" - for me this is just a time when I take a long look at all my goals, see where I'm at, if there's anything I can check off and if there are any new ambitions to add to the list.  And then I say, "Alright! Let's have fun and make sh***t happen" ey ey!! 2016! Cheers to the best year on earth yet.  What do you have planned for the bright new year??

There will be loads of fun stuff to come from GG this year, WE ARE OFFICIALLY OFF HIATUS.

[xo] the garage gypsy