Happy Holidays! | December 24, 2009

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holidays! I will be taking a short and much needed break and Eat Drink Chic will be returning on:


Please come back and visit! I've got great things planned for the new year- more DIY and Freebies, a brand new site design and more inspiring links. Thanks to all my readers and to all who commented on my site and messaged me in the last 6 or so months. Also, a big thanks to those who have blogged or twittered my various articles- the support is greatly appreciated! It's been lovely meeting you all. It has also been a real thrill immersing myself daily in all the talent in the blogging and design/craft community- you are all amazing! I look forward to returning in January. Have a great holidays! xxoo

posted under: Holidays, Christmas

Holiday Reindeer Gift Tag | December 23, 2009

Last minute holiday freebie- a printable reindeer gift tag in two sizes. Hope you enjoy! Continue for your free download!

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

Buttons Print by Eva Juliet | December 21, 2009

Isn't this print gorgeous? Available on Etsy by Eva Juliet. Via simple blueprint

posted under: Illustration, Home Décor

Holiday Mail Stripes Gift Tag | December 18, 2009

Mail-themed holiday gift tags designed by moi and perfect for little white packages tied up with red and white twine. Continue to download your free printable tag!

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

And the winners are... | December 17, 2009

Congratulations to both Heather and Victoria for winning the Cat Seto Eco Hostess Kit Giveaway !! They were both randomly selected from the comments today.

Heather commented "All of the Ladies Who Lunch sets are beautiful and I would love to give the Bloom Box Notecard set/Vera to a great hostess"

Victoria commented: "the holiday notecard set with vintage snowflakes is my favorite. what better way to share gratitude and holiday wishes than with BEAUTIFUL xmas notecards."

I will be in touch with you both shortly.

Thanks to all who entered. And a huge thanks to Cat Seto for the gorgeous and generous gifts! Don't forget there are plenty more of her beautiful products available in her etsy store.

posted under: Giveaway, Stationery

Holiday Jumbo Gift Tag | December 16, 2009

Also appearing in my Borders window display is this jumbo-sized gift tag which utilises the same motif as my Holiday Treat Bag. Continue for your free download!

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

Eat Drink Chic mentioned in Inside Out magazine! | December 16, 2009

I'm so thrilled to announce that one of my favourite interior design magazines, Inside Out, has mentioned Eat Drink Chic in their Jan/Feb 2010 issue! It's listed on page 36 under "Stationery blogs we're loving" alongside four other gorgeous blogs.

Thanks Inside Out!

Also, thank-you to Jessie from Follow Studio (whose incredibly inspiring blog is also on the list) for informing me! It was a lovely surprise! :)

posted under: Press, storytelling

Holiday Treat Bag | December 15, 2009

As part of my window display at Borders I designed these paper goodie bags -  perfect for home-baked goods, candy or any kind of small-sized gifts. Continue for assembly instructions and to download your free printable bag design!

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

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: Holidays, Christmas, Do It Yourself, 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, Giveaway, Stationery, Parties, Entertaining

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, Giveaway, Do It Yourself

Holiday Style | December 09, 2009

Loving this holiday look by Pia Jane Bijkerk.

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

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

Etsy Goodies | December 04, 2009

Top: Inspiration Apples by La Pomme

Bottom: 'I think I wrote to you' cushions by Lucie Pritchard Textile Design


posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor

A Perfect Rose | December 03, 2009

An exquisite, pink rose created by Zoe Bradley and available in a gift box from her online store.

Her rose garlands, bouquets and other floral beauties would make stunning and unique eye fodder at a wedding. So beautiful!

posted under: Gift Ideas, Weddings

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, Giveaway, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff

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, Stationery, Home Décor, Vintage Style