Sunday, February 12, 2012

I know it's predictable...

...but I love gift wrapping. Shocking right?

Because I'm the type of person who has more fabric, paper and ribbons than any person really should have.

And doilies. Ridiculous amounts of doilies.

So I use them to make presents pretty. And it makes me smile.

And usually, it makes the recipient of the gift smile too.

This package is for my niece, Grace.

Let's face it, it's more what's inside this package that will make her smile.

But, hey.


This weekend. Heaven. There was sunshine. There was good coffee. There was a kid-free mini road-trip with the Mister. There was splashing in the sea with the little Miss. There was carrot cake. There was time spent with a bestie who lives far, far away. There was my sister. There were lots of toddler sized giggles. The cutest giggles in the world.
There were plans made...the type of plans that give you butterflies.

Monday, February 6, 2012

mr. wishlist

I try very hard to be on the anti-valentine's bandwagon. I really do. I know it's consumerist. I know it's commercialised. I know it's vomit-worthy.
The problem is...I love an excuse to celebrate. An excuse to be all geeky romantic and spend time with the mister. So this V-Day I will be packing a picnic complete with love notes and letting myself be totally uncool and enjoy a little commercial romance.
Here are some things that would make your fave man happy on Valentine's Day.
(sorry for the long and unnattractive links - I'm having problems with hyperlinks...)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sneaky Peeky...

A teensy sneaky peek.
This is my bridesmaids-dress-in-progress.
A little bit vintage. A little bit girlie.
A little bit different.

because even clutches should have Peter Pan collars...

It's true. They should. So I made it happen.
Check it out here:

Things are happening. Exciting things.

I have published two blog posts in the last year? Really??
Wow. I really hadn't realised it had been so long since I had blogged regularly. And I miss it.
Apart from my lack of blogging, the past year has been much the same. Sewing, running my little (mostly) online business and watching The Little Miss growing up. Fast. So fast.
Now that our baby is nearly two (!), I have had some time to breathe. Some time to reflect. Time to realise that ReJenerate has run away in a direction I never anticipated. And I am running behind, clinging desperately to the leash, franticly trying to keep up but loving every minute.
I have so many ideas, so much inspiration. So many things I want to do with my label. So many things I must do.
So over the next few months I will be completely re-launching ReJenerate. New name, new website, new focus and new products. Exciting!
Please check back in and keep up to date with the goings on. Let me know what you think.
I may have been away a while...but I missed you.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Bowties and Flowers

Wowsers! 3 months since my last post. Oops!

Time has flown as it's wedding season in the Northern Hemisphere so I have been a busy little crafter, creating oodles of custom made bridesmaids clutches to send over the other side of the world.

Between that and hanging out with The Little Miss, there has not been much time for blogging!

Just thought I would take a few minutes to check in today and share a recent creation for an American bride who has planned the sweetest wedding.

She contacted me wanting some vintage fabric clutches and attached a pic of some details of her wedding - groomsmens bowties and bridesmaids hair pieces. How cute is that?

Luckily I had the perfect vintage fabric just sitting around in my studio waiting for her! I found these prints over a year ago and have been dying to use them but I was just waiting for the right bride to come along I think!

And here is the finished product. Happy bride, happy bridesmaids, happy moi!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Upcycled Swing

It's no secret that I do love a spot of upcycling. When this dining room chair broke its leg, the clever folks at My Apple Tree & Me turned it into a backyard swing. Love!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Down the Garden Path

Down the Garden Path clutch now available here.