DIY Outtakes and News | August 31, 2009

Eat Drink Chic- Blue Vases

This is a photo I took of some orchids in beautiful blue vases that were going to be used as part of a shoot for a DIY project I was working on a few weeks back. Even though they ended up on the cutting room floor, I thought they were so beautiful that I had to share them!

Speaking of DIY projects, I have been working on one for the last couple of weeks. This particular project has proved a huge learning curve for me and after numerous setbacks has taken me longer than I had hoped but, thankfully, the end is now in sight!   Coming very, very soon. Please stay tuned!

posted under: Photography, Do It Yourself

Festive Adornments | August 28, 2009

doe c doe & Evie S. Weddings + Events

TOP: Love the colours in this photograph by doe-c-doe of ice-cream parlour style awnings.

BOTTOM: Gorgeous and delicate knitted white garland available from Evie S. Weddings + Events.

posted under: Photography, Weddings, Home Décor, Parties

Kids Gift Ideas- Growth Charts | August 27, 2009

Kids Gift Ideas- Growth Charts

I think these two very different styles of growth charts equally make lovely presents for children and newborns.

TOP: For something elegant- The Harmonie intérieure Wonderland wall growth chart.

BOTTOM: A crafty approach from Miss Natalie, the Heirloom Growth Chart uses paper tags and safety pins to mark heights along a jute cloth- available at Fawn and Forest.

posted under: Baby Gifts, Gift Ideas, Kids

Tea Time DIY Freebies at Wedding Styleguide | August 26, 2009

Tea Time DIY Wedding Freebies at Styleguide

Over at the Wedding Styleguide blog, Emma Henderson reminisces about a gorgeous photoshoot from their first issue that also includes some very beautiful wedding freebies for download. I love their use of colours and floral patterns!

posted under: Weddings, Tea Party, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff

"Deer for You" Badge | August 25, 2009

Deer For You

Too cute! The "Deer for You" badge from the clever folk who brought you the "Diving Time" card- TTABLE OFFICE

posted under: Gift Ideas, Jewellery, Fashion

Fashion: Alannah Hill Spring 09 | August 24, 2009

Alannah Hill Spring 09

Why, it looks to me like Alannah Hill's Spring 09 Collection might just be up and ready to browse on her website!

posted under: Fashion

Follow Studio | August 21, 2009

Follow Studio

I've only just discovered Sydney graphic design studio - Follow Studio. Their custom design work is simple, elegant and beautiful! I am keenly awaiting their Paper Goods section which promises to appear on their site in September. Also, I am completely smitten with their blog! My excessive browsing of it having distracted me from work yesterday (for an upcoming DIY article). LOTS of inspiring links! If you haven't already, I urge you to go check it out!

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Weddings

Vale Design Paper Goods | August 20, 2009

Vale Design Paper Goods

Erin Vale has launched an Etsy store with some delicious packaging and stationary printables to help you style your weddings, parties and gifts! Go visit Vale Design Paper Goods.

posted under: Do It Yourself, Gift Ideas, Parties, Stationery, Weddings

Raindrops keep falling on my head... | August 19, 2009

Raindrops and Teardrops

Oh what a sad state of affairs...

TOP:  Gorgeous necklace titled "the tears" by My Little Drama (top).

MIDDLE:  Cute screen-printed tote with umbrella on one side and raindrop on the other- designed by Michelle Christiansen.

BOTTOM:  Adorable "Hug your Sorrow Tear Dolls" by Mimipong. Comes with a label to write your sorrow down! (Via Design For Mankind. Photo from Shift Magazine interview with Mimipong via The Karin)

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Jewellery

Soft Colour Inspiration | August 18, 2009

Soft Colour Inspiration

Beautiful soft colour inspiration from Stockholm. Pale and natural tones in Camilla Norrback's Spring/Summer 09 Collection and stunning fashion photography by Sandra Frejj.

posted under: Photography, Colour Inspiration, Fashion

Sasha Foster Totes | August 17, 2009

Sasha Foster Totes

I think these totes by Sasha Foster are adorable. Via Wooden Toy.

posted under: Fashion

DIY Persian Cotton Candy Wedding or Party Favours | August 14, 2009

DIY Persian Cotton Candy Wedding or Party Favours

Persian Cotton Candy (or Fairy Floss) also known as "Pashmak" would make an exotic gourmet favour for guests at your wedding or party. Available in various soft hues and flavours including Rose, Pistachio, and Vanilla, Pashmak resembles soft wisps of hair and looks really fab inside these transluscent paper envelopes. Read more for instructions and to download your free envelope template and assorted coloured labels.

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

Inspired by Colours | August 13, 2009

Inspired by Colours

I'm inspired by bright pops of colour this morning. We appear to have clear skies and some much needed sunlight- has spring finally arrived?  Love this colourful checkered dress in Spring/Summer collection from Rules by Mary (top) and "Leave your worries here, we're not coming back" photo (bottom) by shes jack on flickr.

posted under: Photography, Colour Inspiration, Fashion

Woodblock Napkins from Anthropologie | August 12, 2009

Woodblock Napkins

Ooh... and while we're on the subject of Anthropologie, aren't these Woodblock Napkins fantastic? I want!!

posted under: Gift Ideas, Tableware, Typography

Bottles and Labels for Home Decorating | August 12, 2009

Bottles and Labels

I'm sure my obsession with bottles and labels is blindingly apparent by now! I just love The Tub Hand Soap from Anthropologie (top) and Lime Tree bath products and Orange Blossom Foam Baths from Côté Bastide (below). After finishing the contents, they'd become great vase alternatives.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Vintage Style

My Vintage Labels Elsewhere | August 11, 2009

My Vintage Labels Elsewhere

It's always a real thrill to see my little babies being put to good use! I have found a couple of bloggers who have downloaded my vintage labels and have used them for their own projects including Sarah's Loft (top) who used my Apothecary Labels to decorate a soya-bean milk bottle that she turned into a vase and Footprints (bottom)- who has actually customised these labels for her magnets and recycled crayons.  Awesome! If anyone else has used my freebies in their projects and has them on their blog, please send me a link in the comments. I'd love to see them!

posted under: Home Décor, Do It Yourself, Vintage Style

Vue de monde | August 10, 2009

Vue de monde

Spend some time drooling over photos of the gastronomical artwork of Vue de monde- a French restaurant in Melbourne that I've been dying to visit. Photography by Tim James.

posted under: Food, Melbourne Chic

Free 'Love and Ice-cream' Gift Tag Set Printables | August 07, 2009

Free Love and Ice-cream Gift Tag Set

A set of 4 Ice-cream inspired gift tags - not for the lactose intolerant.  Hope you like!


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

Sneak Design Hairpins | August 06, 2009

Sneak Design Hairpins

Aren't these gorgeous? Handmade hairpins by Anika Cook of Sneak Design.

posted under: Fashion

Wooden Printer's Block Letters | August 05, 2009

Wooden Printer's Block Letters

Although the idea has been around for awhile I still think that using typography around the home is a fantastic decorating idea as it provides such an effective focal point. I love these replica wooden printer's letter blocks from Sage Inspired by Life found on Not on the High Street.

posted under: Typography, Home Décor
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