Saturday, May 19, 2012

Collections: Marvel Legends and Barbie

When Kade was born (2002), Marvel and Toy Biz released the first series of Marvel Legends. I started a collection for him, something that he could keep and put away for a rainy day, unopened of course. I bought as many as we could find, always looking for rare variants, of which we have a few.

The number of Marvel Legends grew with each series, and after some time and hundreds collected, we stopped buying more. We have had them packed away in the cupboard, and Kade has been very good to view them every now and then and put them away. Now 10 years has passed, and some have increased in price. One of his figures alone is now worth $200, a great investment.

Last night he pulled them all out to give them the once over, they will be packed away safely again. I took a few shots.

Not to be left out, India has a small collection of Barbie's, DC comic ones of course.

The kids love collecting things, it's in their blood, from shiny stones to cards, to littlest pet shops to Bakugan, to books, they have collected them all. The only problem is storage!

Do your kids have the collecting bug too?

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Its a Stamp-ede...The Borneo Collection

Damn, its good to have the internet again after four days without. Also pressures of work have ramped up and will remain so until the end of the year, I will be the team lead for the next few months, but I will try to keep up with blogging and making jewellery. If I am a little quiet, please don't think that I don't care.

I have been beavering away making more necklaces. I have fallen in love with the North Borneo stamps, so these are the latest collection. I will also be making earrings and cufflinks for the guys, but will show you how they turn out once my supplies arrive. Click for bigger view.

The North Borneo Collection
The Queen Victoria stamp dates to the early 1890's.

More Australiana

Japanese art stamps

The longer pendants are made with two stamps, selected for their colour combinations

I have purchased two of the stamp below for my sister and myself. This monkey always reminded us of our dad when we were growing up. It was the nose. He had a good laugh when I showed him the stamp and that we will be wearing it around.

On a final note, wishing all Mothers, Grandmothers and Morthers-to-be a wonderful Mothers Day tomorrow.

I shall bid you adieu, until next time, take care, Tam x

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday India