Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

In our house Chinese New Year is a pretty big deal. The food, the fireworks, the parades - we love it!

Newcastle has an amazing China town so every year, J and I head down there to enjoy the festivities. And the street noodles. Mmmm...

This year is the Year of the Rabbit (the 'metal' rabbit more specifically it seems!) - if you were born in 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952 or 1940 - that makes you a rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. Rabbits are gentle, calm and loving but also very ambitious!

All these thoughts about Chinese New Year have very much influenced my web browsings of late and I've found some seriously lovely stuff inspired by the East.

1000 lanterns print - available here
traditional papercut luminaries - available here

Peacock Necklace - available here

This guy is just too awesome for words. I have to make him. Right now. Can you believe he's made out of paper? You can print him out and make one too!

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