October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween

So no, I havn't received any Halloween party invitations in the mail
but if I was going out on this ghoulish night Id be going for the Corpse Bride look!!
Have a Happy Halloween everyone!

* images
Top - Sebastian Faena
Bottom - Carter Smith

October 26, 2011

Etsy picks of the week -
The Dark Queen

We don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia but the past few years we've had some kiddies stop by for 'trick or treat' or lets just say 'treat(s)'
so today i stocked up on sweets, chocolates and lollies...just in case!

October 23, 2011

Having fun with Pinterest
im still enjoying Pinterest - so many great images to save, so many inspirations, creative rainy day projects, baking and making ideas, home decor dreams...

here are some 'hey this goes with that' moments I had whilst pinning!

*all images via my pinterest page

October 20, 2011

Guest Blogging over at Jess' lovely blog today.

Vintage Botanical Prints
come on

Botanical Book plate via ShavingKitSupplies

October 19, 2011

Cereal bars
sweet, sticky and drizzled with dark chocolate - whats not to love about these yummy cereal bar?
...so when your kids turn up their nose at the cereal box in the pantry add some ingredients and turn it into the perfect treat.
In a large bowl
3 cups cereal (i used Cheerios) and add
1/4 cup sunflower seeds - mix
Melt 2 cups marshmallows with
2 Tablespoons butter
in the microwave (
i did 30 seconds on high and then another 30 seconds on high)
Pour over cereal and nuts.
Mix well
- spread on a lined baking tray and leave too cool.
Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips and drizzle over cereal - cut into squares, wrap in waxed paper and pop into their lunchbox.

October 17, 2011

Etsy picks of the week

today Im guest blogging over at Sally's lovely blog - come on by to see my Etsy picks of the week!!

Top image by Nicole Bentley
for Australian Vogue

October 14, 2011

A Girl called... Charlie
I'm delighted to introduce another creative girl so lets head over to England to meet Charlie!

Charlie specialises in creating stunning
hand-crafted bridal hair accessories for her label 'House of Istria'.

Welcome Charlie!
Can you tell us what us currently Inspiring you?
I have so much that inspires me every single day. Playing with my fabrics and laces and ribbons.

Changing seasons.
Cities- memories of Paris, Tokyo, New York.
Sketchbooks. Coffee. My family. Quotes. Light. Cameras. Long walks along a cold seafront. Dreams of the day and of the night. Notebooks. Horses. Car boot sales. Decaying houses. The Bible. Intelligence. Forests. Overheard conversations. Cafes. Bookshops. Love.

What three things couldn't you live without right now?
God, my husband, books
.... although they aren't 'things' so I'll add a camera, a notebook and coffee.

Can you describe your personal style?
Im a typical Libran so it changes often from one to another.

Generally, anything a little eclectic, dreamy, whimsical- and then a big dose of something or other to add glamour or a bit of toughness or surprise.
If I wasn't nine months pregnant I'd quite happily live in floaty vintage dresses; currently, you're more likely to find me in my dressing gown.

Do you have a Favourite Colour or Colour Combinations? I love White. As for colour combinations,
Metallic gold, bright pink, black and white stripes.
Eggshell blue, bright white.
Black and white
Turquoise and gold.

What is your Favourite Smell?

My favourite scent is Chanel No5. My Nan bought me my first bottle; I always return to it.
I also like very masculine scents, woody, spicy. I have Matthew Williamson candles at home; they're amazing.

What do you love about your City/Town?
I live in Cheltenham, a pretty regency town in England. I love the history of it; the stunning period architecture, the ornamental parks, and they way we are surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside. I love looking at the decorative Juliet balconies, and sweeping entrances to all of the grand old houses.

Do you have a Favourite Quote you'd like to share with us?
I have so many....
'Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage' - Anaïs Nin
'Wheresoever you may go, go with all your heart' - Confucius
'Anyone who lives within their means suffers a lack of imagination' Oscar Wilde

thanks SO much Charlie!!
To see more of Charlie's beautiful pieces head on over to

October 13, 2011

Emerson and Ryan's House

A while back I posted about Emerson, the girl behind the label 'Emerson Fry'
love the clothes,
love the clutches and fabric flowers,
love Pedro,
their cute little pup,
Emerson's styling and Ryan's playful photo direction

and now a peek into Emerson & Ryan's gorgeous home!
what can I say....
sigh ...just stunning!!

images found on (The Nest)

October 11, 2011

Colour Combination: Purple & white

Do you like Japanese Washi tape?
I bought some when we were in Hong Kong recently
.... pretty shades of Purple (love my purples) with a teeny tiny white flower print - sweet!

inspired by this lovely lady, I ended up making some tags.

I like they way they turned out!
next up - cup cake toppers and note cards...im on a roll ( washi tape roll)

Top image - Tia Borgsmidt,
Craft images by Me

Gift Tags available in my shop

October 9, 2011

Vintage Beauty - Nena Von Schlebrugge
(also known as Uma Thurman's Mother...)

long limbs, feline eyes...sultry face.
(all images via google image search )

October 5, 2011

making me smile today....

Actually, its been making me smile all week!

The latest *Bespoke* Zine - Issue 4
with my illustration on the Cover!!

*Bespoke* is a quaterly Craft zine
edited by Jess and
made by the handmade community, for the handmade community chock full of crafty goodness!

to buy a copy visit here

*image via Rachel of LovelyClusters
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