Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Handmade Heart in Inside Out Magazine!

Look Here! See those Paper Cakes on the cake stands?  I made those!
Especially created for Inside Out, this Large Round paper cake and Paper Cake slice (plus its 3 brothers and sisters) are available for sale individually or together.

Inside Out is available in newsagents tomorrow. It looks like a gorgeous colourful Issue too!

Inside Out magazine
Sep Oct 2012 issue
Photo Craig Wall
Styling Vanessa Colyer Tay

Monday, July 30, 2012

A New ETSY Treasury - Present Me Please!!!

Here is my latest selection of favourite things from ETSY.
This collection is totally selfish and is a selection of all the things I would buy for my birthday if I could!

Just click on the picture to head over to ETSY and explore the treasury!
While you are there have a look at my Store, I will be uploading a whole range of new and exciting items in the next few weeks!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rachel Castle on Design Sponge

I was just browsing the interwebs  and found this lovely interview with Rachel Castle on Design Sponge!

I have a soft spot for Rachel's work, its easy on the eye and so so much  fun, she doesn't take herself too seriously and she loves colour and is naughty with her paintbrushes! 

Plus she is incredibly prolific, with beautiful Artworks, hand painted, screen printed and sewn, Gorgeous bedlinen, collaborations with fabulous fashion designers like Gorman and a husband and kids thrown into the mix!

I think Rachel and everything she makes is lovely!
Have a look at more lovely HereHere  

*Photos sourced from Design Sponge and Castle & Things

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Self Gifting....and Wishing

Its my birthday in a few weeks and Ive been thinking about how I would treat myself if I had all the money in the world. Here is a selection of items that would make me happy inside and out.....little treasures, some fancy and some simple but all lovley

  1.  An Akira Isogawa dress.....this one from his new collection is so pretty
  2. A surprise picnic by the ocean with just my hubby and I
  3. An original Margaret Preston print.......I just adore her work
  4. A beautiful lush arrangement from Grandiflora
  5. Some Stampel necklaces
  6. A trip around the world.............still dreaming

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Favourite things - an ETSY Treasury

Just a few of my Favourite things on ETSY today. 
Inspired by the "Japanese Plum" Chalkboard paint I named for Murobond!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Paint for Murobond!!!

Have you ever WON anything?

I hadn't until last week, when it was announced that I had won a competition  run by Murobond Paints to come up with and name a new Spring Chalkboard paint colour!!!
I have already taken my paint brush to our front door and coated it in this lovely warm yellow named "Japanese Plum"...........and Hubby was straight into it with the Chalk!

THANK YOU Murobond! 
To win something so cool for my first ever prize is very exciting..........I know it's a bit Nerdy but I have wanted to name a paint ever since I studied design!
Tick that one off the Bucket List!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Favourite Things - ETSY Treasury - Cold Bright Sun and Blue Skies

A few of my favourite things on ETSY today!

Inspired by the AMAZING sunny bright winters day we are having in Sydney right now!
Click the picture to head on over to ETSY!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Winter Solstice Dinner Party

When the days are the shortest,  The nights are the coldest,
The frost is the sharpest, the year is the oldest,
The sun is the weakest, the wind is the hardest,
The snow is the deepest, the skies are the darkest
So dress in your warmest and finest and best,
For a night that I’m sure we will never forget

A few weeks ago , my best friend and I put together a fancy dinner in the woods for all our lovely friends. It was a challenge to say the least but a total success and well worth all the hard work.
We decorated a small clearing of local woodland by the lack and cooked our hearts out for 2 days to pull together a 3 course meal!!! It was so much fun and although we were too busy to take many photos i thought I would share a little collection of photos etc! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

This weeks ETSY Treasury, Sunrise over Sea.

My latest ETSY Treasury, Sunrise over Sea. 

Inspired by the colours of my mornings and sunrises over the ocean. Click on the picture to head over to ETSY