FREE Pie Chart Gift Tags | July 02, 2013

If you've been following Eat Drink Chic recently you'll probably have noticed that gift tags are a bit of an obsession of mine at the moment. I think it's because they're like cute little works of art. Simple in concept, practical and also an opportunity to explore all kinds of 'graphicky' goodness! 

Inspired partly by the colourwheel and partly by these awesome Pie Chart Stickies from Present and Correct, I set out to design gift tags in a similar vein. Above is what I came up with!

I recently used one of these tags to embellish a friend's birthday gift packaging. I also cut out little semi circles from some gold stickers to decorate the wrap. And just in case you're curious as to what was inside the package- it was a copy of The Hand Book and a set of nail art brushes which I picked up from Lulu.

Tackling some nail art has been on the bucket list for awhile, so I actually bought a copy of both the book and brushes for myself and for my friend! Of course, if I'm feeling lazy (a strong possibility), I might pop round to Trophy Wife Nail Art and just get them done for me. So many inspiring designs...

Read on to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Parties, storytelling

Chive | July 02, 2013

I'm always on the lookout these days for interesting vessels for flowers or plants, so it was such a thrill to find this in my inbox! So many beautiful modern vases from Chive. Can you pick a favourite? I've found myself drawn to the wall dots - lots of pretty colours to choose from!

XO
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posted under: Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Mixed Bag... | July 01, 2013

cushion |  tote | votives | pendant light |  artwork | bird |  ceramics | planter | sofa | shoe

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posted under: Artwork, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag

FREE Happy Summer Printables on 'Oh Happy Day' | June 27, 2013

Absolutely thrilled to have a project up on Oh Happy Day today!! Free summer-themed printables to create gift tags, embellish giftwrap, create garlands... whatever your heart desires.

I've long been a fan of Jordan and her gorgeous blog Oh Happy Day so it really was an honour to create this project for her.

Go take a peek and grab your freebies now!

XO
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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Oh Happy Day, Parties

Apres Ski 2013 Collection | June 25, 2013

Après Ski's 2013 collection looks like pretty candy. Doncha think?

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Jewellery

Wooden Popsicles from Anthropologie | June 21, 2013

How pretty are these wooden popsicles from Anthropologie?! By Johnny Hermann.

Green | OrangeMulti-colouredPink

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties

Two Beautiful Shops... | June 17, 2013

Recently I stumbled upon a couple of beautiful online shops...

Trish and co. (shown above) has a current collection that is inspired by "The curious gardener" and consists of lovely botanical themed wares.

Olive Manna is actually an old favourite of mine. I haven't visited in awhile and was surprised to find lots of pretty new things like this gorgeous fabric rope and barkboard.

Someone needs to stop me from this, recently developed, online shopping addiction.

{ photos from their respective websites }

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Outdoors, Stationery, Tableware

iPhone Cases from Pencil Shavings Studio | June 11, 2013

Yummy iPhone cases from Pencil Shavings Studio. Loving their Painter's Palette and Ikat collections...

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Happy Workspace, Tech Accessories

Inky Co. Wrapping Paper | June 11, 2013

Pretty new giftwrap from Inky Co.

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

Pretty Paper | June 05, 2013

Confetti | Pink dots | Watercolour

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Love at First Sight, Stationery

Some pretty things for the home... | June 04, 2013

ceramic vases | wall hooks

{ all photos from their respective websites }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Mixed Bag... | May 30, 2013

shoes | escort card | star dominoes | shades | tumbler | girl's dress | postcard | paperweight | vase

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posted under: Entertaining, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids, Mixed Bag, Parties, Stationery, Tableware, Weddings

Ferme à Papier by Cat Seto | May 28, 2013

Wow, this collection of illustrated paper goods by Cat Seto is absolutely STUNNING. Check out Ferme à Papier.

{ via Anthology }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery

New Artwork from Castle | May 24, 2013

Pretty new artwork from Castle...

Check out the gorgeous new bedlinen too! I'm coveting the green stripe pillowcase and fluoro pink spot fitted sheet!

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posted under: Artwork, Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Our New Quilt... and Other Obsessions | May 23, 2013

Our bedroom, still very much a work in progress, has had a recent and super-colourful addition to it! This week I splurged on a gorgeous kantha quilt from The Family Love tree. It was love at first sight!

It's fun playing around with cushions and bed linen and seeing what interesting combinations I can come up with. Country Road have some fabulous bed linen at the moment. We're using their polka dotted duvet cover and striped cushion on our bed, currently. Still in the market for a bedhead and struggling to find one that I absolutely love. Also on the hunt for more exciting European pillowcases... Any suggestions?

Been a tad obsessed lately with bright abstract patterns and geometric shapes. I'm trying to incorporate them a lot more in my own designs.

I visited the Chapel St. Marimekko store, for the first time, on Wednesday. I was in absolute paradise surrounded by all the bright, bold and colourful patterns! I'm thinking of framing the front page of their brochure- the Sanna Annukka pattern is so beautiful! Their summer collection is really quite stunning.

I also stopped off at Dinosaur Designs. I'm so in love with their work produced in collaboration with Designer Rugs.

My favourite book at the moment is about Japanese textile designer Katsuji Wakisaka who, incidently, worked for Marimekko and produced some very inspiring designs.

Not long ago I picked up this Torafu Stamp Kit from Mr Kitly- having lots of fun trying to create patterns from the different geometric shapes.  I'm using neon stamp pads from Hero Arts. Would be awesome for giftwrap!

Happy Friday everyone! :)

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Our Home, Stationery, storytelling

Le feu de l'eau | May 23, 2013

I'm such a sucker for pretty packaging. Aren't these candles gorgeous? 

{ photos from Le feu de l'eau website }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Bits from my week... | May 21, 2013

The planter collection is growing...

Pretty new top from Swan Emporium...

This is what my brain looks like...

Having some fun designing gift tags and wrap and embellishing with my Motex label maker. Collect your freebies inside this post!

What are you doing on that darn computer again? Gimme attention!

Received a bunch of red roses with the sweetest note...

Read on to collect your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Fashion, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Our Home, Stationery, storytelling, Sukie

Studio Sarah | May 16, 2013

Loving the pastel colours and elegant gold touches in this new line of luxury stationery by Sarah Silver (whose previous venture, Brown Paper, sadly closed its doors last year). 

Be sure to check out all the prettiness over at Studio Sarah.  

{ all photos from Studio Sarah }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

Mixed Bag... | May 15, 2013

Kilim Birds in Hot Pink Cushion from Frankie and Swiss

Pink Paper Poppy from amor y locura

Hand Turned Table Lamp by Douglas and Bec

Oh Happy Day card by Ma and Grandy (via Frankie)

Outfit by American Retro and Alexander Terekhov

Bamileke Feather Headdress in Turquoise from Safari Fusion

Jai Cross Artwork from Fenton and Fenton

Carved Wood Coffee Table from West Elm (New shop open in Sydney!!)

Elroy Mug from Freedom

Lila Chair from Urban Outfitters

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Stationery

Stuff and Tea Towels | May 09, 2013

I turned to Mark the other night and had a big fat whinge about how I didn't think this flu would ever go away and I would feel like this forever. Long Emphatic Sigh. 

Sorry for the lack of updates recently... it's hard to impart inspiration when your brain's gone seriously whackadoo. 

I am extremely grateful for all the kind and encouraging comments on my last post! You guys rock! I truly have such wise, insightful and beautiful readers. The overwhelming response was, when it comes to this blog I should 'do what makes me happy' and just 'follow my heart' and even though this advice may seem simple and obvious, I think I just needed to hear it! Thank-you for your support! xo

So, I'm off now. I will be attempting to master the art of being non-productive (so I can get over this bug) but before I leave- Do you like the above drawing by David Shrigley? It is available as a tea towel at Third Drawer Down... I think it's kinda cute.

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware, storytelling, Typography
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