Flamingo Cocktail Invitations on Oh Happy Day | August 12, 2013

Have you seen my latest post for Oh Happy Day yet? Pop on over and grab your freebies...

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Oh Happy Day, Parties, Stationery

Party Mix... | July 26, 2013

It's Friday so I'm guessing everyone's in a pretty festive mood right? ;-)

Have a happy weekend peeps! 

straws | balloon | flag | salad servers | tassle | popsicle studs | napkins | button | card

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Kids, Parties, Party Mix, Stationery, Tableware

Nine... | July 04, 2013

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware, Nine, Stationery, Tableware

Bits of Happy... | June 24, 2013

Thought I'd start the day on a cheery note with an explosion of colourful crafty bits.

Recent acquisitions: Polyhedra Rubber Stamps from Present and Correct. Color Pop Diary by Standard Number picked up locally from Lulu.

Happy Tuesday!

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posted under: Bits of Happy, Craft, Happy Workspace, Stationery

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 }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Outdoors, Stationery, Tableware

Inky Co. Wrapping Paper | June 11, 2013

Pretty new giftwrap from Inky Co.

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

Mixed Bag... | June 06, 2013

napkins | oxfords | tiger cushion (via the design files) | leopard cushion | moustache | mask | tag | straws | dog | de clieu | mousepad | coaster 

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Melbourne Chic, Mixed Bag, Parties, Photography, Stationery, Tableware

Pretty Paper | June 05, 2013

Confetti | Pink dots | Watercolour

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

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

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! :)

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

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

My Recent Travels... | May 20, 2013

Had one of those days, recently, where I kept finding all these awesome things.... so I thought I'd do a huge link dump, get it all out of my system!

summer lookbook | planters | card | skirt

ss2013 collection | cushion | shoes | blouse

silk scarf | tights 

( all photos from their respective websites )

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Stationery

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

The Pretty Things | May 14, 2013

I'm at a loss for words today.

In my flu-ridden downtime, over the last couple of weeks, there was an abundance of words. And so I wrote- A lot. And now I'm fresh out.

I hope to share those words with you someday... but I'm not quite ready yet. Best to stick with the pretty things...

I designed these gift tags quite awhile ago. Not sure why I've taken so long to share them with you! If you like them, you can download them inside this post.

Oh, and the pretty raindrop giftwrap (shown above) is a free printable from Mini Eco.

Speaking of pretty things, I have an obsession with quirky and unique planters at the moment. Would love to cover the top of our bar with a huge cluster of them! I found the one shown above at Mr. Kitly. Such a lovely store. I never leave empty-handed.

Also, I recently chopped up an old Gorman brochure for the gorgeous patterns. What do you think- frame them? Make gift tags... or envelope liners?

I have to say, I am actually enjoying Autumn and the return of the cooler weather. It's nice to watch the daily, yellow foliage showers in our backyard. Although, perhaps not quite as nice to have to sweep them up...

Thanks to those who sent well wishes! I'm feeling a lot better now. No more 'fuzzyhead' and I'm feeling all inspired again! :)

Oh, and don't forget to read on if you want to grab your freebies!

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

Mixed Bag... | April 15, 2013

Cushion from Lumiere Art + Co.

Ombre spot magnets from Typo

Bedding- Ashley G for Urban Outfitters

Outfit from Dear Creatures Spring 2013 Collection

Mina Perhonen mini bag at Mr Kitly

Ceramic cups by Leah Jackson at Mr Kitly (Unfortunately some of these are sold out but aren't they gorgeous nonetheless?)

Card by Sugar Paper for Goop

Hand-painted pine wood keychain from Nane  (via Frankie)

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

Mixed Bag... | April 04, 2013

Notebook from Kate Spade's Saturday

Design Stockholm House work light gold pendant available at Vincent2

Neon raindrops cushion from Ferm Living

Gold pouch from Baggu 

Love this cute flag prop used in the Des Petits Hauts ss13 campaign.

'Lila jug' in dustry mint from Toast

'Leprechaun Lynch' nail polish from Scotch Naturals

'Claudine' duffel tote bag from Country Road

Middle of Nowhere 'Malmo' yellow stool spotted at Crate Expectations

'Tippi' skirt from Toast

'Hold me Tight' tear pillow from blabla

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Kids, Mixed Bag, Stationery, Tableware

Lately... | March 05, 2013

....I've been collecting lots of little knick-knacks... and rediscovering some old ones...

... I've been painting watercolour flowers and stringing a cute garland....

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posted under: Bits of Happy, Do It Yourself, Found Objects, Stationery, storytelling

Accessory Heaven | February 21, 2013

It appears I have inundated my workspace with sheer girliness...

iPhone >> Kate Spade covers here and here | Aqua POP Phone handset from here | Ted Baker Bow case... iPad >> Pink Smart Cover... Macbook Air >> Pala-dec felt heart mousepad | Apple Magic Mouse... Stationery >> Assorted pens from Typo, Livework and Zetta Florence | Fuchsia business card folder by Paper Thinks | O-Check small red dot notebook  | Scissors from Daiso ... Fashion >> Revlon Top Speed "Candy" nail polish | Necklace by Stampel from Dagmar Rousset

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posted under: Bits of Happy, Fashion, Happy Workspace, Stationery, Tech Accessories
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