September 28, 2011

Inspiration Now - Kitchen prints
Aren't these kitchen prints amazing? i love them!

Designed by Ana, a graphic designer and illustrator sells these and other great prints in her Etsy shop Anek dont forget to have your 2 fruits and 5 vegies each and everyday!!

Some fun things happening...

* Newspaper Taxi is hosting 'We love SnailMail' competition'

* Issue 4 of *Bespoke* zine is now out and with my illustration on the cover!

* 52 weeks of Mail project bought to you by the EtsyGreeting Team - join in on this great event!

* Sydney bloggers - the next ABCD Meetup is tommorow night in here. I wont be able to make it this time around but have fun!!

September 25, 2011

Creative Inspiration

i love getting inspired by beautiful images - when I saw the facade colours of this adorable flower shop, I knew I wanted to create a card in similar shades....

I didn't manage to capture the brightness and my card is far from folksy but I still like how it turned out...oh and i love her white gloves - when did we stop wearing gloves anyways...

Top image
by Marcel Van Driel
and Greeting card made by me - in my shop now...

September 20, 2011

Iconography: Dreaming of a bygone Era

Have you seen the beautiful images of Kate Winslet channelling Elizabeth Taylor A-list movie star playing dress up to look like another famous Star! photographed by Mario Testino (genius!!) and styled by Carine Roitfeld ( so Chic!), the 'V Magazine' photos look amazing! You can see them here.

Its been done so many times before but it never feels tired... Iconic looks and styles refreshed into current times.

I've always loved this shot of Isabella Rossellini portraying flirty Sophia Loren, photographed by Steven Meisel in the early 90's

Va va Va Voom!

September 18, 2011

Shades of a new season....

I'm embracing the changes but sadly not the hay fever....
I'm suffering so badly but I'm
stocked up on my antihistamine tablets so that'll get me through the next few weeks.

I spotted this wonderful green growth
in-between our garden pavers the other day
....a quick reminder that when it comes to Man vs Nature,
...Nature always wins!
i love how they have forced their prettiness through the heavy concrete slabs....

and to finish off this Happy Tuesday post, some new 'SPRING in your step' items added to my shop!!
a lucky winner
Look what I won!

I was pleasantly suprised to find out I won Stella's 'name this print' competition over at her blog,

My prize was to choose not one, but two prints from her Etsy shop.
Stella even sent me one of her dreamy Artist Trading Cards (ATC) as well - lucky me!!
thanks so much Stella, everything is beautiful!

you can see Stella's
shop here

September 13, 2011

Etsy picks of the Week - Star Bright

i always kiss my boys goodnight and whisper ....'i love you all the way to the moon and stars'....they are the bright stars in my life!

Star light
Star Bright
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

Top image via Marissa Mayer via Pinterest * Vintage Comic paper folded stars by ShePinTea
Stargazing photo print by KittyRogers * Star Print Coin Purse by MilkandHoneyHandbags *

September 11, 2011


When I'm at work I day dream and long to be home playing with my crafty stuff but it seems once I do get the chance to work on all those creative ideas swirling in my brain -
I find something else to do.
Yes, I'm a procrastinator - big time! but its not all bad....

I've been busy in the kitchen going through my cookbooks, getting inspired with ingredients.
I made jambalaya for the first time last week - so easy, so tasty!
I made some very bland biscuits using quinoa, seeds and nuts. That Martha...I guess she doesn't always get it right!
I've been tending to two sick little boys who have runny noses and scary chest coughs,
ive been trying to declutter the spare room - my crafty mess, as we're planning some changes in our house. A revamp of our formal living room, a room neglected and unused
to what I envision to be a great workspace/casual hang out room - exciting!!

So I haven't been lazing around doing nothing....ive been a busy girl!

I've also been watching many documentaries' on 9/11, I cant believe its been 10 seems like yesterday when we watched the shocking scenes on TV in disbelief, scared at what would happen next?!
Ive been thinking sadly of those who lost their lives on that tragic day
and for all the innocent people and committed soldiers who continue to lose their lives during this 'War on Terror' - when will it ever end?

*images - my crafty work in progress pile

September 5, 2011

Inspiration Today: Vintage Glass + hand picked Flowers

Just a question for you bloggers
- do you plan posts or do you only blog randomly whenever you feel like it?

I try to mix it up but as a busy gal, a little planning is necessary...
however Im starting a new spontaneous blog post feature
all about inspiration
you know how I love to share what inspires....

so here is my first post for
Inspiration Today.

a Happy day and a smile your way!!

These beautiful images are from
'the Fox and the Spoon' vintage store on Etsy - a gorgeous selection of goods.
Im loving the old fashioned cake tins.
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