May 29, 2009

Autumn at Home....

ive been indoors a lot lately - i dont mind, i actually enjoy it and its been chilly so indoors is the place to be!
im working on finishing a wholesale order today as well as making more paper goods to send to some blog friends
some snippets from home....


'Ti Tree' flowers in pretty shades of pink and yellow $5 a bunch from my local Coles - its been 10days now and they are still nice and bright and will last for ages!


New winter flats and a new sisal rug for our family room...


oh and when indoors you need plenty of mags and chocolate (bitter orange - delish!)
have a great Friday everyone!

May 27, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday - The bride wore white

Our niece Christine and her boyfriend Steven recently got engaged so here's a post to celebrate !

Bridal Betty Eco Clutch by ReJenerate



A Little Tipsy necklace by 'LuLu Sparkles'



and a beautiful Capelet
Le Katerina by 'Toccata'


for more 'Wishlist Wednesday' posts check out Carley's awesome blog!

*vintage wedding picture of Catherine Deneuve via Google images*

May 25, 2009



Eye Spy: My Karaoke Masterpiece

Ha! i havnt stepped foot in a Karaoke bar in over 10 years but my favourite songs to sing were always

'I will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor ...a favourite amongst my girlfriends! (drop your handbag to the floor and dance honey!)

Mickey by Toni Basil - catchy, upbeat and lots of fun!

and a song I love to sing along to with lots of sultry passion anytime (anywhere) is 'Brass In Pocket' by The Pretenders....

Thanks to Erin for this week's music flash back and funny memories!

May 24, 2009

Marching In.....

Style Inspiration: The Military look....two of my recent fashion illustrations both were inspired by the military look....
I wish I had more idle time to sit and draw...im so behind on my fashion illustration challenges and Ive completely neglected Illustration Friday....so sad but life is super busy right now! i wish there was more time in the day!
I might be showing my age here but can anyone remember those Army surplus stores
(Disposable stores) - they used to be everywhere but are now non-existant!?
as teenagers we used to love going in and having a browse around....
I remember one year buying a heavy duffle coat from the local one that was probably way too heavy for Sydney weather but I felt so cool wearing it - as a teen I guess thats all that mattered!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!



May 20, 2009

A love of Vintage

Karen Elson has come such a long way since she shaved her eyebrows for Steven Meisel and Italian Vogue but what hasnt changed is her striking red hair, pale long limbs and love of vintage clothing!

ive always loved her unique look and now the mumma of two little ones and wife to Mr White Stripes, Jack White,
is still going strong with her modelling and is also a singer with 'The Citizens Band'

On top of such a busy schedule Karen has opened a vintage store in her new
hometown of Nashville, called
Venus and Mars Vintage


Nashville is miles away from here but the site says a blog and Ebay store opening soon - very exciting!!!
Karen has always expressed her love of vintage clothing and is always snapped wearing some gorgeous dresses from yester-year,
so im sure Venus & Mars has gorgeous things in stock!!

*images from USA Vogue*
Wishlist Wednesday

Wearing it well....loving all these!

Half Circle skirt by Melbourne designer Lyptis' - this is such a fun cut and looks really flattering!
I have a Lyptis dress in bottle green shade and Franziska even cut it a slight A-line shape just for me, im going to be wearing it heaps this winter - its so soft and warm but Ive been eyeing this skirt for a while now...its so pretty!

Pleated neckline top by Israel designer 'Lirola'
Gorgeous deep purple colour and feminine detail!

Felt Cloud brooch by Melbournite 'RedSuedeKitten' - this is really special, love the colours and can just imagine this pinned to a black or navy knit!




For more 'Wishlist Wednesday' finds check out Carley's blog to see who is playing along

May 18, 2009



EyeSpy: Green
The back wall of our house is all glass so its always nice to be able to peek outside and see splashes of Green...as well as my boys playing.
i think id like more Green plants indoors too but I have a tendancy to kill them so at the moment I only have one which is still going strong!

Speaking of plants I found an old tattered 1960's garden book at the thrift store a few weeks back...love the line drawings of these plants which Ive aged with coffee and tea! (they now smell delicious too ) ...hope to add some splotches of green ink, natural twine and cotton lace bits and turn them into nature's wonder Gift tags!
For more EyeSpy participants or if you want to play along too head, over to Cindy's blog!

May 15, 2009

Tagged....a little bit about moi!

the sweet Gracie tagged me last week so here we go....

What is your current obsession?
hand moisturiser, 'Mad Men'...this series just started here in Australia (on SBS) and Im loving it! also im on the hunt for some Stacking rings.

Who is the last person you hugged?
my boys - this morning.

What's your favourite dinner?
I love good food!
I'd say comfort food - hot stews with mash, soups, rice pudding, warm crusty bread with butter...being of Greek background food is all about getting together with people and sharing the food (and the love)

What was the last thing you bought? (to wear)
a dark purple blouse

What are you listening to right now?
Jason Mraz , Stevie Wonder

What is your favourite weather?
Winter sun but I also love storms (when im home of course)

Say something to the person/s who tagged you?
Gracie is a real sweetheart...she's kind and thoughtful and Im happy to have her as blogging friend! She also got engaged recently so is planning a wedding - very exciting!!!
Tea or coffee?
Tea in the morning and late at night and a good coffee around 11am

What did you want to become as a child?
A teacher, a secretary, a fashion editor

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go?
Larnaca, Cyprus - straight to my grandparents house for a coffee & chit chat ...miss them both!

Who do you want to meet in person?
Helena Christensen - ive been a fan for like ever...plus I think she'd be cool to hang out with!.
oh and this girl....one day Veronica one day...!

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Juggling everything - family, home, work, creativity

What is your weirdest obsession?
Me weird? never!!....haha i have no idea - might have to ask my husband what he thinks?

Why did you start a blog?
i joined illustration friday so needed to post my drawings - i then discovered a world of like minded people!! blogging is amazing!
What is your blog about?
life, creativity, dreams, pretty images, food etc
Which blogs are you obsessed with at the moment?
i really enjoy Creature Comforts, she posts often and every post is gorgeous inspiration!
What is your dream job? (realistic or unrealistic)
To keep at it with 'Percival Road Designs' - i have so many ideas but lack the time right now (hence my bare shop)....still, Im enjoying it all so far!
one step at a time...

If you could change professions or careers, what would you like to try? (realistically speaking)
Graphic design or a magazine stylist, fashion illustration - i think it would be FAB to doodle all day long....

Who is your favourite designer at the moment?
i dont really buy designer clothes but I do love local designer 'Fleur Wood' , love Kate Spade and the femininity of Italian label 'Blumarine'

What's your favourite brand of jeans?
anything that makes the legs appear lean and long?!
One thing that you would snitch out of someone's closest, with no regrets?
the whole wardrobe of Jenny Cavilleri from the movie 'Love Story' (1970)

What piece of designer clothing would you most like to own (new or vintage)
any vintage black lace dress that shows off the waist and curves!
Im going to tag
play along if you like!
*images from my Flickr favs*

May 13, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday....a breath of freshness
Wow its Wednesday already?!
im having a super busy week so far...wish I had more time to blog

This week Im loving
sarahseven
the city of Portland has SO many creative and talented people dont you think?!
Next we move to Australia where we also have many talented people!

a sweet necklace by

and we finish off in Melbourne with
a digital print of a collage by
'Lovelysweetwilliam'


For more 'Wishlist Wednesday' finds check out Carley's blog to see who is playing along

May 11, 2009

EyeSpy: What im reading now....

no juicy novels at the moment just loads of magazines (as always) and im reading up
on New York City for our upcoming trip (4months to go! yipeeee)
I bought 'Time Out 2009 -New York City' guide book and ive got my sister's ' Fodors Guide book' on the city too.
Im also checking out travel forums and online sites for more info on the city!!
This lovely blogger even did a post just for me!

May 10, 2009


Happy Mothers Day....
we just got back from mid morning YumCha
and are off soon to visit my inlaws this afternoon then my parents tonight!
have a wonderful day everyone!

May 8, 2009

New Paper goodies....
I finished an order for a brand new shop
called
'Retrospections'
thats just opened in Sydney!
i love how people are still following their dreams and goals and I want to wish Justine the owner all the best - we havnt met yet but from her emails she sounds lovely and Ive heard the shop looks absolutely gorgeous!
my Dust friend Emma said she wanted to buy everything in there!
so if you're in Sydney
check out
Retrospections
498a Miller St
Cammeray
I also have some retro gift tags stocked at LaLa Orange in Perth which is another FAB shop so go check it out, support small business and buy something unique!

Apart from more glueing and pasting today, Im planning to make some vegie soup and watch my taped episode of "Mad Men', which is a great series so far...

May 6, 2009

Wishlist Wednesday


Some whimsy fashion girl art for the walls?
These are all so wonderful and so affordable that Im tempted...so tempted!
Beth by Cendrille $3.50 (sweet little doggie)

The Love Letter by TheBrilliantMagpie $5.00





Too Shy (no.3) by Rosie Music $20.00

For more 'Wishlist Wednesday' finds check out Carley's blog to see who is playing along
Style Challenge
The lovely Viv tagged me with
a 'style challenge': to pick one image that describes my style.

i have so many favourite styles i couldnt possible pick one
but some things that always remain are,

light airy rooms with lots of sunlight , feminine
a little nanna-ish , luxurious ( those purple curtains! Stunning!)
classic with a fresh fun twist
im going to tag
*images
middle: from Domino magazine
bottom: from Country Living
I'll be back later for my 'Wishlist Wednesday' post

May 3, 2009

EyeSpy: a new blog discovery


a fun theme for this week's 'EyeSpy', thanks to Johanna


My latest blog discovery was
finding out Paper Valise have a blog


love their website and now i can love their blog too!
cute paper ideas and crafty projects too!


*images via Paper Valise*

May 2, 2009

Pops of Colour
Australian fashion designer Arabella Ramsay's home was featured in
'Instyle' magazine.
Some gorgeous rooms!
I love how the neutral background and furniture make all the colours in her possessions pop!
A pink rug! how striking is that!
now its got me rethinking my cremes whites and blues....

have a FAB weekend everyone
hope you're all upto some cool things, apart from dinner out tonight we're taking it easy at home - i like that!











*images via Instyle australia*