Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Design of the month - Cleopatra

This Design was based on the 'Penelope' style with a change to rectangle format and a change of colouring to pretty pink. Love it!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Yes Dear, Yes Please!

Nothing is better than receiving goodies in the mail - not even shopping for it yourself and it's even better when the 'things' are a total surprise and EVEN BETTER STILL (if that's at all possible) when the 'stuff' you receive are just the perfect mix of awesomeness!

"Oh yes, I concur! How do I receive parcels of perfect loveliness in the mail too?" I hear you say, will have to wait until next time 'The Lady that blogs' AKA 'Yes Dear' organizes a 'gift swap'.

I was involved and it was a wonderful experience. Basically, you signed up with the lovely Angela from Yes Dear!: The Lady that Blogs, you are given the task to purchase for another lucky swapper with the following conditions.
  • Minimum spend $50 (including registered or express postage to ensure a tracking number), you can spend more if you wish but the tracking number is not negotiable.
  • Item(s) MUST be sourced from a handmade designer in Australia or New Zealand.
  • If you yourself are a handmade designer of course you are most welcome to include some of your wares BUT you will need to also purchase from another party.  This is about injecting some cash flow into, and creating some further exposure for, the local handmade community at large.
You fill in a quick survey asking what your fave colours are, a few fave designers and your 'style' so that the person buying for you has an idea on what you are about. 

I had the tremendous fortune of being gifted by Angela herself and whoa what a bounty! Ok I should have photographed the package all neatly wrapped up in the vintage dressmaking patten paper (tops idea - will use and make my own) but I was in a pressie frenzy and alas, it was too late... 

Included in my perfectly selected pack (photographed above) was:
B Broach from Return to sender
Infinity knit grey scarf (am wearing it now) from Burrowed
Earrings silver and mustard yellow from bellebird
Wooden car brooch by Naomi Murrell
Cute card from Nomuu
Check out the brilliant sketch of the bird - an original just for me from Angela!

Oh swooooooon

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ninja party

My little man's 5th birthday was a ninja theme (can you guess!) some ideas for you in-case you are in the same predicament! Is actually a pretty easy theme to DIY!
A Mini Ink designed card of course! Featuring my own Lego man!

Goodie bags - printed eyes, thank you card with badge sourced from ETSY - Jesse Jeans, origami ninja star with pointy bits snipped off and hand made head bands with iron on transfers (using the paper you can print on with your ink jet)

Chocolate dipped fortune cookies

Rice Crispy lolly sushi

Ninja Bread men cookie cutters also cut fairy bread if u run out of time to make bikkies...

mmmmmmmm Nut free rocky road - replace nits with Malteasers and Crunchies.

Ninja - meet Ninja

Pinata made from a store bought one, covered with black card, print out eyes and add black belt.

Mud cake ninja - too easy - especially if you pop into local 'Cheesecake Shop' and purchase pre-made and iced cakes!

Friday, May 25, 2012


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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

An new take on nappies

Check out these amazing nappies from Every Use Counts. If only I had happy they would be in these!

Read more about the talented Western Australian designer HERE.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Easter - we are taking a short break!

Here's to a wonderful Easter Break. We will be pausing over the Easter break for a bit of rest and relaxation between from Thursday 5th April until Thursday 12th April. Feel free to place orders within that time but please be aware that they will not be commenced until we return to our offices!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New designs

This one started with the GORGEOUS image. It was just calling out for something simple and sweet.
  Simple bright and starry! I dig the dark bold colours.

Kind of retro. The inspiration came from the bold colours in the photo but would work just as well with a black and white close up.

A very lucky boy with a retro aeronautical theme.