September 30, 2009

Pattern Review and beginners tutorial - Versatile Wrap Skirt

Well here it is - My versatile wrap skirt ! I am pretty happy with how my skirt turned out. It ended up being a quick sew, something you c...

September 29, 2009

Retail Therapy

I hate early morning starts and 5.30am wasn't my idea of a good start to the morning. My poor little babe wet through to her PJ'...

September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to my dear Dad

Oh I love my childhood photos - these are from the 70's in Africa. I just love how Dad is not only reading to us but he is in the cot...

MACRO Monday - Freesias

I bought these Freesias from our farmers market last weekend $6 - still lovely. They are one of my Mum's favourites, I always made su...

September 25, 2009

Friday Favourites - Sarah Jane

I bought this print for Anya's first birthday last year. I love it and smile every time I walk through her bedroom door and see it. S...

September 24, 2009

Versatile Wrap Skirt

I just finished making the Versatile Wrap skirt by Make it Perfect . I did a few things differently and will put a little tutorial up n...

September 23, 2009

Bower Bird

My niece is quite the bower bird!! This is what my sister pulled out of her school bag pockets! I thought it was hilarious and worth shar...

Experimenting with more rings

It is nice to make something different to hair accessories - I made this cute little ivory ring for adults, featuring a Swarovski pearl! ...

September 22, 2009

New lovely things

I wanted to show off these divine little pieces I scored from both my cousins who do beautiful work (I also had a few for sale on my stan...

September 21, 2009

MACRO Monday - Cherry Blossoms

The cherry blossom tree in our backyard only blossoms for about 2-3 weeks then leaves start to grow in their place and soon we have lovely ...

September 18, 2009

Friday favourites - Anthropologie

I think Ruby or Kathleen first put me onto Anthropologie last year some time. I do love their store! Apparently they don't ship to A...

September 17, 2009

Out of action this week

{ image } Instead of enjoying something like this....my little family has been out of action this week with a delightful gastro/vomiting b...

September 14, 2009

A few snaps from the handmade markets

Here I am with my two lovely helpers at my stall on Sat, Christine on the left and Gret on the right. We had such a great, spring day - ...

September 13, 2009

MACRO Monday - Kalenchoe

I think this is a Kalenchoe in bud! From my Mum's garden. I am exhausted after such a busy weekend, but it was great! I will post so...

September 11, 2009

Friday favourites - Ban do

I can't get enough of Ban.do - I find their hair candy very inspirational and I love the size of their pieces - huge! Hope you have ...

September 10, 2009

Off to Sydney to see Lior

Worth a blog post I think.... We are going to see Lior 's Shadows and Light concert which is raising money for Youngcare . Doing the ...

September 9, 2009

Grace Designs new Photoshoot now on Facebook

I just love this photo too - it screams spring! The lovely model is wearing my new doily band on elastic. As well as my lovely friends, ...

'My Place' now has a blog

The lovely store My Place at Bowral in the Southern Highlands, now has a lovely little blog . Add it to your google reader, I am sure th...

September 8, 2009

In Bloom - Vases and Vessels

You don't always have to put your flowers in traditional vases - single blooms look the cutest in little containers such as these egg c...

September 7, 2009

MACRO Monday - Vintage Jewellery

Some more divine 'TRUE' vintage bling from my dear Nanna - these were on loan for a party although I didn't end up wearing them...

September 6, 2009

Grace Designs photo shoot

My fab friend Mezzy & her lovely friend AJ took some delightful photos for me of some of my headbands on their daughters. This is a sn...

September 5, 2009

Craft Stall Etiquette

Ok so it's one week to go till my market debut... and I found this great article on Made on the Left on craft stall etiquette :-) ...

September 4, 2009

Friday favourites

I love these romantic bolero's from Bonzie . They are an independent Irish fashion label and a family run business (Aunt & Niece w...

September 2, 2009

Win a Gorgeous Ivory Headband ...

The Handmade Market blog is running a monthly competition and I am first cab off the ranks to do a giveaway. For a chance at winning this ...

Lovely ribbons and material

How lucky did I feel this month to have been given two lots of goodies from two lovely ladies who wanted to clear out some things they n...

September 1, 2009

Ring pillow / Brooch cushion

I started making myself a little pin cushion then it got rather elaborate so I thought maybe it should be a mini ring pillow or brooch cush...