My Holiday Window Display at Borders! | December 14, 2009

Borders recently gave me the amazing opportunity to design one of their windows!! This morning, my fiancé and I went down to Borders, Jam Factory to set it all up. The window includes a handmade poster that I designed and some new holiday freebies and DIY projects that will be appearing on Eat Drink Chic over the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas.

The display will be up until Christmas so if you're in Melbourne, please come down to Borders at the Jam Factory in South Yarra and check it out!

This was my first time designing a window display and I had a lot of fun! Thank-you to Borders for the wonderful opportunity! And special thanks to my awesome fiancé for all his help throughout the whole project!

posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Holidays, storytelling

Giveaway!! Eco Hostess Kit by Cat Seto | December 11, 2009

We have another giveaway! This time, two lucky readers will win an Eco Hostess Kit from Cat Seto. Cat designs beautiful stationery including a custom wedding line and each of her pieces are first hand illustrated or watercoloured. You may have seen her products before in Kate's Paperie or Bloomingdales. Cat has been kind enough to offer Eat Drink Chic readers the chance to win this cute pack filled with her eco-chic designs to add some style to your parties and events. Perfect for the holidays! Continue for more information.

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posted under: Christmas, Entertaining, Giveaway, Parties, Stationery

And the winner is... | December 10, 2009

Thanks to all who entered the Speedball fabric screen-printing kit giveaway from Eckersley's!

Today I randomly selected a winner from the comments.

And the winner is...Kim who commented "so awesome. i want to make a bunch of grocery bags."

Congratulations Kim! I will be in touch soon. Thanks again to Eckersley's for the fun prize!

posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Giveaway

Holiday Style | December 09, 2009

Loving this holiday look by Pia Jane Bijkerk.

posted under: Christmas, Holidays, Home Décor

Moomah Shop | December 08, 2009

Lots of cuteness in the newly opened Moomah shop. Just in time for the holidays!

posted under: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Kids, Stationery

Two Degrees- Stamp Sets | December 07, 2009

Spotted at the Melbourne Design Market over the weekend- Lovely rubber stamp sets to create your own landscape imagery! Hand-crafted in Melbourne by Two Degrees. Love the use of distinctive Aussie landscapes. Would make a very unique gift this Christmas and would even be great for making your own Christmas cards or decorating gift wrap.

posted under: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Kids, Melbourne Chic

Giveaway!! | December 01, 2009

Step right up, girls and boys, for the very first Eat Drink Chic Giveaway!! I'm proud to announce that the kind and generous folk at Eckersley's have offered Eat Drink Chic readers an amazing prize to help get the DIY creative juices flowing just in time for the holiday season. This giveaway item would also make a great holiday gift for a loved one with creative flair! Continue to find out the mystery prize and to leave your comment for a chance to win!

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Giveaway

Deer and Bird Ornaments | December 01, 2009

Gorgeous vintage cookie-cutter inspired holiday ornaments by Art School Girl. Printed on super thick printer-remnant coaster stock. Available at Little Paper Planes.

posted under: Christmas, Home Décor, Stationery, Vintage Style

Found Object: Vintage Christmas Card | November 25, 2009

I popped into Chapel St Bazaar today and found this gorgeous vintage Christmas card from 1946!

I love the colour scheme and the adorable snowman in a tophat!

If you can find some good ones, vintage cards can be re-used to decorate your home or even gift packaging for the upcoming holidays.

posted under: Christmas, Found Objects, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Stationery, Vintage Style

Christmas at Maileg | November 23, 2009

Gotta love the cute, holiday-inspired goodies over at Maileg. (I'm particularly smitten with those snowmen).  Wow, it's only a little over a month till Christmas!

posted under: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Spring Bird | November 19, 2009

I'm a huge fan of practically everything made by O-Check Design Graphics. In particular, I adore their inventive greeting card concept "Spring Bird".

It doubles as a gorgeous decoration. Perfect for christmas! Make sure to check out their other innovative christmas stationery while you're there.

posted under: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Stationery

Early Christmas Inspiration | November 10, 2009

This cutie-pie set of christmas themed stamps from Aspen & Brown would make great embellishments for cards, tags and giftwrap this Christmas.

These chocolate filled Peppermint Meringues would make an attractive and delectable addition to your Christmas table. Get the recipe from Martha.

Also check out her Heavenly Holiday Desserts. I find her Hazelnut Praline Torte to be particularly striking.

posted under: Christmas, Desserts, Food, Gift Ideas, Stationery

il migliore | November 04, 2009

It was just before Christmas last year and my mother and I were in a car headed towards Armadale when we discovered a little shop packed to the brim with brightly coloured packages in a variety of beautiful and exotic patterns. We were intrigued! Continue for more details and pics.

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posted under: Christmas, Desserts, Entertaining, Food, Gift Ideas, Melbourne Chic

DIY 'La Dolce Vita' Party Candy Cup with Carry Handle | October 28, 2009

Whether used for favours or simply as a cup that guests can use to collect their own selection of treats from your party's candy buffet, the festive colours in this cup design allow for use at any occasion- parties, weddings or even the upcoming Christmas and holiday season. "La Dolce Vita" - Italian for "The Sweet Life" is a somewhat fitting title for a cup with a solitary life purpose to contain lots of delicious candy- No? Continue for more pics, ideas and to download your free paper cup cover design!

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posted under: Christmas, Desserts, Do It Yourself, Food, Free Stuff, Parties, Weddings

Beautiful Christmas Table by Jenny Louey | October 20, 2009

Was flicking through old editions of Inside Out magazine, garnering inspiration for some future projects when I happened upon this gorgeous table design by stylist Jenny Louey in their Xmas 07 edition.  I love the surprising juxtaposition of cherries with Haigh's chocolate frogs- I think it strikes a lovely balance between sophistication and whimsy. I also love the rich colour scheme with deep reds and browns and the inclusion of easily sourced, everyday food items like Petit écolier biscuits and Lamingtons within such a stylish and elegant context. Gorgeous! Is it too early to be pondering Christmas?

posted under: Christmas, Desserts, Entertaining, Food

Mini Greeting Card and Letter-writing Set Freebies | October 19, 2009

I hope you enjoy this whimsical set of printables I've created for you to download. Included are designs for a greeting card, letter-writing paper and an envelope. Ideal for Birthdays, Christmas or whatever!

Continue for more pics and to download your freebies!

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Stationery
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