Sunday, June 27, 2010

Frankie Fix...

Ah! The new issue of Frankie is out and I am looooving the cover. I haven't even opened the mag yet and I'm already swooning.

Friday, June 25, 2010

'Waste Not Want Not' Bridesmaid Clutch Set

Voila! Here is my little set of vintage serviettes transformed into a lovely shabby chic bridesmaid clutch set.
Check them out in more detail here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sydney Picnic Co.

I am so happy to have just discovered the Sydney Picnic Co.
They are a little company who make picnic hampers...'really good ones'.
I love the amazing attention to detail from the menu and food itself to the presentation. Too cute.
They also do gift vouchers - what a fab gift idea!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finders Keepers Brisbane

If you are in Brisbane this weekend, be sure to visit the Finders Keepers Markets at The Old Museum.
These markets are just the won't be dissappointed.
I will have some new stock available at the Leeloo stall. Yay!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Blushing Blossom Bridal Clutch

I have been making a special effort to try and have more ready-to-ship bridal clutches available in my online shop for last-minute brides (like I was!) who don't have time to wait for a custom clutch to be made.
So here we have a new Blushing Blossom Bridal Clutch. Available here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Vintage napkin upcycle...

These vintage napkins are a little tattered around the edges but most of the fabric is still lovely. The perfect candidates for a spot of upcycling!
I'll be combining these with some vintage bits and pieces from my overflowing collection and upcycling them into some lovely bridesmaids clutches. Cute! Well hopefully :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vintage Fashion Lust...

Having my baby recently was amazing for so many reasons. And one major bonus was that my body returned to a shape that enabled it to be clothed in normal fashion again. YAY!!!

So I have been lusting after some gorgeous vintage fashion and trying to decide what to splurge on.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Handmade Wedding Idea

I just discovered a great wedding blog called Once Wed (thanks to a tip from gorgeous wedding photographer Lucy Leonardi) and was really taken by these do-it-yourself bridesmaids thank you cards.
Since lots of my customers are brides, I thought I might link to the project in case anyone has a rainy afternoon free for some handmade love.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Tabitha Gorgeousness...

Tabitha Emma - you're killing me! Well my bank account anyway.

Every single one of these digital collage creations are tempting me. I have just bought another as I simply could not resist. I think you will agree that the above images can be used for about one bazillion different super cute ideas.
If you like, you can check them out for yourself here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Today: Vintage Brooch Love

Today is such a beautiful winter's day. I used to hate winter but these days I'm really coming around.
The Little Miss and I went for a long walk this morning to take in the winter sun. We stopped for coffee and a chat at our favourite local cafe and headed home to the studio and my first full day of work since the Little Miss arrived on the scene.
I am creating a set of bridesmaids clutches for a lovely bride in the US. The clutches will feature the gorgeous gold tone vintage brooches pictured above. Divine.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Love Tabitha Emma

I have always loved Sydney artist Tabitha Emma's style. Much to my delight, she has recently opened up a new Etsy store specifically for 'graphic downloadables'.
The above digital collage sheets (along with lots of others available in Tabitha's shop) can be printed off and used for gift tags, cards, scrap booking and just about any other art/craft project you can think of.
And the best news? Each download is only US$5!
Do yourself a favour and check them out here. Print some out and send a friend some pretty snail mail.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rain, rain...go away?

I feel like it has been raining for months in Sydney. Although I miss not being able to get out for walks, this weather does give a great excuse for snuggling under a blanket and drinking cup of tea after cup of tea.

Not bad weather when you have a new baby either...snuggles all round!

Real Wedding

It really makes my day when my customers take the time to get in touch and say how much they loved the custom creations I designed for them. I love it even more when I get photographic evidence!

Here is a pic of gorgeous bride Pip and her bridal party. For Pip I made a silk clutch featuring a vintage bird brooch and for her bridesmaids, two slightly different clutches featuring silver satin and a stunning aqua and silver vintage brocade. Here's a close up:

A huge congrats to Pip and her hubby. And thanks for letting me share this lovely photo of your Big Day.