Valentine's Day (Oldies but) Goodies | February 03, 2012

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd revisit some of my old Valentine's Day DIY projects from previous years...just in case you missed it, or simply felt like taking another peek!  Most contain free stationery printables to help you re-create the project for yourself.

DIY 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers - Wouldn't it be cute to surprise a loved one on Valentine's morning with a cup of coffee for the road that literally says 'I love you'?  With this concept in mind I designed these love-themed wrappers that can be used to dress up a disposable coffee cup. The perfect romantic gesture for the caffeine obsessed!

DIY 'Je t'aime' mini card sets - I really enjoyed creating the design for the 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers' so I thought I'd also transform them into mini cards with polka dot lined envelopes.

DIY Valentine Post-it Love Notes - To elicit a smile or two from your loved one on Valentines's day, try writing sweet little messages on post-its and leave them in unexpected locations for your partner to find.

DIY Origami Heart Love Note - Create an origami paper heart and write a private message to a loved one inside.

DIY Valentine Popcorn Invitation ( for a cosy night in ) - Instead of splurging on dinner at a fancy restaurant, have a cosy night in on the couch. A couch 'picnic' of sorts. Snuggle under a blanket, order take-out, indulge in champagne, popcorn and candy in front of your favourite romantic movie. Download the bits n' pieces to re-create this 'popcorn' invitation to give to your loved one.

{ photos by Amy Moss }

posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Valentines Day

Happy Lab | December 19, 2011

I spotted Happy Lab recently at Chadstone Shopping Center and was immediately enticed by the cute packaging and creative store design. Beakers and test tubes filled with colourful candy and chocolate line the walls whilst staff parade around in lab coats. If the sugar doesn't make you happy, the colours surely will. Don't you just love great packaging?

{ photos from Happy Lab and Westfield websites }

posted under: Food, Gift Ideas, Holidays

My "Let's Picnic" Invitations in Frankie Magazine! | November 18, 2011

You remember my "Let's Picnic" Invitation Tags right? Well, there was a small mention of them in the latest issue of Frankie magazine!!  They are a part of their 'pretty things for a picnic' collage on page 67. I loooove Frankie so I"m absolutely thrilled!! If you haven't already, you can download the tags for free right here.

posted under: Press, storytelling

Giveaway!! Christmas Card Set from Tea & Ceremony (CLOSED) | November 14, 2011

With the holidays fast approaching, these very cute Chrissy cards designed by Sandra Igbodo from Tea and Ceremony are sure to come in handy!

To be in the running to win this gorgeous set which includes 10 cards each with an individual design:

1. Leave a comment at the end of this post

2. In the 'name' box please include your first name and the first letter of your last name

3. In the 'email' box please include a valid email address.

4. Only one entry per person please!

(And yes, this giveaway is open to International readers also!)

One winner will be randomly selected from the comments. This giveaway will close Friday 18th November at 5pm (Australian EDST).  The winner will be announced the following week.

A huge thanks to Sandra for the giveaway!! Please check out all her other goodies in her online store.

Good luck to all! :)


posted under: Giveaway, Holidays, Stationery

Giveaway!! Frankie 2012 Daily Journal and Calendar! (Closed) | October 07, 2011

I now officially declare this "the week of the giveaways" because I have ANOTHER super-awesome giveaway for you!!

Frankie magazine never fails to make me smile! I'm loving their new gorgeous illustrated 2012 calendar and daily journal! Here's a bit of info about each of these lovely publications:

The 2012 Daily Journal

Featuring super-sweet illustrations from Melbourne artist Amy Borrell, the frankie 2012 diary is full of goodness 365 days a year.

With week-to-a-page lay outs, monthly planners and spaces to jot down your best thoughts and ideas, it’s a pretty, cloth-bound pal to carry by your side all year long. This year’s diary also features calling cards to hand out to friends new and old, as well as a secret little pouch so you can stash away those needful bits of paper and other essential goodies.

The Diary is 148 x 190 mm and 152 pages. You can order your copy at

The 2012 frankie calendar

Printed on top-quality, large format stock and beautifully crafted by the frankie team, this year’s calendar features works from artists near and far: Elisabeth Dunker, Ashley G and Drew, Pin Pals, Donna Wilson, Catherine Campbell, Amanda Blake, Anke Weckmann, Nancy Mungcal, Ana Albero, Marjorie Liucci, The Black Apple and Sarah McNeil.

It’s a little bit of frankie to hang on your wall and help make 2012 a tad more special. The calendar is 260 x 370 mm. You can order your copy at


To be in the chance to win a copy of the 2012 calendar and daily journal from Frankie, just follow the instructions below!

1. Leave a comment at the end of this post

2. In the 'name' box please include your first name and the first letter of your last name

3. In the 'email' box please include a valid email address.

4. Only one entry per person please!

(And yes, this giveaway is open to International readers also!)

One winner will be randomly selected from the comments. Competition closes Friday October 14 at 5pm (Australian EDST) A winner will be announced the following week!

Thanks to Frankie for this awesome giveaway and good luck to all!



posted under: Gift Ideas, Giveaway, Stationery

Giveaway!! Dress from Shopkempt (Closed) | October 03, 2011

It's giveaway time again! Which of these lovely Shopkempt dresses do you fancy? The Robyn Striped Tank Dress, the Evelyn Wrap Dress or the Olivia Sweetheart Dotted Dress?

To enter this giveaway all you need to do is:

1. Choose your favourite dress out of the three shown above.

2. Leave a comment at the end of this post that includes the name or number of your favourite dress.

3. In the 'name' box please include your first name and the first letter of your last name

4. In the 'email' box please include a valid email address.

5. Only one entry per person please!

A winner will be randomly selected from the comments and will receive the dress of their choice!

Thanks to Shopkempt for this great giveaway!

Competition closes Monday October 10 at 9pm (Australian EDST). The winner will be announced the following day.

Good luck!!

posted under: Fashion, Giveaway

GIVEAWAY!! Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney (CLOSED!) | September 06, 2011

I have a penchant for the eclectic. I think the 'unexpected' is a vital ingredient in a successfully designed interior and I adore homes that are the product of years of lovingly collected and created objects. It is the element of surprise that excites me! The juxtaposition of seemingly unmatching materials; the co-existence of objects from different eras and ethnic origins. Start with a dash of Danish mid-century, a touch of antique Victorian and a sprinkling of Industrial. Throw in a pinch of Indian, Balinese or Moroccan for some added spice and some contemporary typography, Germanic folk art and American Colonial needlepoint for whimsy. Mix in some metal, wood, leather, plastic, cane, fabric, glass, pattern, colour and texture. Stir vigorously.

Unless you've been living under a rock you've probably heard that Grace Bonney of design*sponge has recently brought out a book. Entitled Design*sponge at Home, this 390 page 'bible' of home decor contains 75 sneak peeks into the homes of creatives that are usually the artistic compilation of eclectic flea market finds, their own creative works, the odd coveted designer item and some good, old-fashioned DIY prowess.

This book is not just about the art of collection but of transformation. Some of the artists re-paint, re-upholster and re-purpose their way to domestic perfection. The resulting homes are not just aesthetically interesting, they are stories. Each abode is a narrative that describes the experiences, artistry, vision and hearts of their inhabitants.

A pioneer in the design blogosphere- Grace Bonney would have to be one of the most influential bloggers in her genre. She has been a source of inspiration, and has diligently paved the way, for bloggers (myself included) who dare to enter the now highly inundated niche. She started design*sponge in 2004 and today she has a daily readership in the tens of thousands with addicted readers popping back almost hourly to catch an update! Her 'sneak peek'  and 'DIY' columns have been revolutionary, proving that you don't need to have a giant bank account to create a 'designer' home.

Design*Sponge at Home also contains some DIY projects and flower arranging tutorials to help with your own creative endeavours! To see more pics and get more info- go here. Be sure to check out the cute little video preview!

Now for the great news! Australian distributors Hardie Grant Books have sent me a copy to give away to one lucky Eat Drink Chic reader!!  (And yes, this giveaway is open to International readers also!)

Here's what you have to do to win.

1. Leave a comment at the end of this post.

2. In the 'name' box please include your first name and the first letter of your last name

3. In the 'email' box please include a valid email address.

4. Only one entry per person please!

A winner will be randomly selected from the comments.

Competition closes on Tuesday September 13 at 9pm  (Australian EST). The winner will be announced the following day!

Good luck!



posted under: Books, Gift Ideas, Giveaway, Home Décor, Interiors

Scarves from Toast | August 24, 2011

Great mix of colours. Scarves from Toast.

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas

DIY Paper Popsicle Memory Game | August 22, 2011

As a kid I adored the game 'Memory'. The truth is, I still do. Sure, it's not exactly what you would define as 'challenging' but there's something charming about it's simplicity. So, for a bit of cute fun I decided to re-create the game with a slight twist. I've replaced the cards with paper popsicles. Who doesn't love popsicles, right?

Scatter these at a summer ice-cream social, bbq or picnic for a bit of interactive fun for guests!

Continue for more pics and to download your freebies!

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

Mixed Bag... August 8, 2011 | August 08, 2011

Homework pencil case by Present and Correct from Haus

Salad serving set from Leif

Nail polish in 'Leprechaun Lynch' from Scotch Naturals { via Life's Little Jems }

Experimental typography by Anna Garforth { via formfiftyfive }

Mini sequin heart hairclip/brooch from

Mimi CDC dress by Marc Jacobs

Industrial stencil letters from Urban Outfitters

Mask bag by Atsuyo et Akiko from Smallable

Funky juice bottles from Dutch by design { via designlovefest }

DIY wool felt flower hair accessories from Make it and love it

Kissing Stags Flat Purse from Anorak

Repetto BB Patent Ballerina Pumps from Asos

Carpenter pencil set from International Arrivals

Mustard Rose Pillow from jillybeancraft

posted under: Drink, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids, Mixed Bag, Stationery, Tableware, Typography

Free "Let's Picnic!" Invitations | July 25, 2011

I'd firstly like to apologise to fellow Aussies for my obvious neglect of their 'seasonal' interests in recent times.  It is probably clear, upon viewing my last couple of projects, that I am a touch pre-occupied indulging in fantasies of the summertime. Please forgive me, I find that this helps me get through the cold winter months!

So, for those currently blessed with beautiful weather and thinking of enjoying a lovely picnic or two, I'm hoping that these little invites I've designed will come in handy!

Continue for more info and pics and to download your freebie!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Parties, Stationery

Spanish and Sisters | July 22, 2011

I love all the pieces in this jewellery collection by Spanish and Sisters... perhaps because they're so delightfully over the top and colourful... or perhaps because they look almost edible like a joyous mix of delicious candy.

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Jewellery

Temperley London Resort 2012 | July 15, 2011

A pretty collection by Temperley London.

{ Images from via Lovely Clusters }

posted under: Fashion

Tea and Ceremony | July 12, 2011

A happy + colourful collection of badges by designer Sandra Igbodo over at Tea and Ceremony.  Be sure to check out her other goodies too!

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

Lauren Moffatt Fall 2011 | July 07, 2011

I fell in love with Lauren Moffatt's designs after seeing her beautiful, vintage inspired spring 2011 collection. A couple of days ago I received her latest lookbook in the mail and I am happy to announce that I am still very much a fan- her new Fall 2011 collection is just lovely!

posted under: Fashion

Cute Finds... June 22, 2011 | June 22, 2011

TOP: DIY bride and groom egg shell planters by Sibylle from Funkytime

BOTTOM: Handpainted vintage berry baskets from Olive Someday

posted under: Cute Finds, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties, Weddings

Bold and Beautiful | May 27, 2011

{ 01 } 'She Believed She Could So She Did' print by Valentina Ramos from Beehive Co-op

{ 02 }  Royal Plantation Elephant Basket from Kate Spade

{ 03 } Green Green Cushion cover from Marimekko

{ 04 } Pink Circles Countess tote from Jonathan Adler

{ 05 } Allergy food flags by Allergy Riders from Lark Handmade

{ 06 } Vintage blanket hot water bottles  from My Poppet { via Frankie }

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties, Typography

Cute Finds...May 16, 2011 | May 16, 2011

Confetti Programs by Martha Stewart... Cute dresses from Dear Creatures Spring 2011... Gorgeous fabric tapes from Love My Tapes... Pastel Ice-cream cups from Sur la table { via Love from the Oven }...  Cute pic of paint dipped pencils by Tokketok- Photography by Lisa Warninger and Styling by Chelsea Fuss { via Simplesong } ... British Baking book by Peyton & Byrne from Amazon...

posted under: Cute Finds, Fashion, Food, Gift Ideas, Parties

Love & Shoes | May 06, 2011

Cute greeting cards by Rubina.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Valentines Day, Weddings

'Mint' Ice-Cream Parlour cup for Wedding Style Guide Magazine | April 08, 2011

Wedding Style Guide magazine's latest issue (which features my wedding!) also includes a mint green version of my Ice-Cream Parlour cups as part of their 'retro green machine' spread (pg.78). The cup wrapper can be downloaded for free from their website!

(Print onto glossy photo paper for best results!)

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