Thursday, 28 April 2016

Robert Gordon Winter 2016

Today I saw these ....


and I went woahhhh .. or I may have swooned. They are so soooo pretty!

This is the brand new Winter 2016 collection from Robert Gordon, who are an Australian ceramics family-owned company. The collection is entitled Hardware Lane.

More info at www.robertgordon.com 
I also saw these at www.myer.com.au on SALE for those in Australia or New Zealand.
If you live overseas, I believe the company has just launched in L.A, too.

More pics, as well as a swoon-worthy Swan planter spotted on the website.









Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Mother's Day ideas

Mother's Day is really soon!
Stuck for ideas for a gift? ... Here are four really pretty things that I think any mother would love.

1. Marimekko Oiva mug in Tiara pattern
www.marimekko.com

2. Jetty Love woven necklace by Grace Lillian Lee
www.gracelillianlee.com


3. Woman with palms tray by Depeapa



4. Quiet Clementine ceramic ring cone










Thursday, 21 April 2016

More patterns

I'm still going strong making patterns. It's kind of therapeutic and I'm pretty happy with the way they are turning out. 

Some of my recent ones ... not all strictly 'patterns' but some fun art work nonetheless!


















Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Obus love

This happened .. 


Obus, the amazing clothing line, which I loooove, is having a promotion/ giveaway.
I want to win so badly, so I entered and they reposted my pic!

Visit http://www.obus.com.au for more info and to drool at their gorgeous clothes and accessories.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Marimekko for Target goes live


So, I've been anticipating this 'event' for quite a while now. I'm a bit of a Marimekko addict, I must confess, so when I heard that Target was teaming up with them I was a wee bit excited!



Firstly, I asked Target Australia if they, too, would be joining with Marimekko, but their answer was no, they aren't affiliated with Target USA.

Darn, I thought .. followed by .. 'What kind soul do I know in the US, who'd allow me to ship to them?'

And so the countdown began..
I have to admit, I'm a little embarrassed to admit how prepared I was. Following the horror stories of the Lily Pullitzer X Target collab, I wasn't leaving anything to chance. I had my iPad clocks synchronized to New York, Los Angeles (and also Minnesota time - the HQ of Target) .. I told you I'd gone to embarrassing lengths!

Needless to say, just past midnight, L.A. time, it went live! At this point I think I may have yelped and was asked to calm down by other family members. :-)


I deftly swooped in, like a magpie claiming a shiny jewel and got my Marimekko picks.

It's all terribly capitalist, in hindsight, but it was all so much fun - the planning, the plotting. I loved it! So, thank you Target and thank you Marimekko!

What did I purchase?
I had to edit my cart ALOT due to having to ship anything I bought to Australia. I ended up with:

- The platter
- Two sets of tea towels 
- The bag
- The flip flops 







And just for fun I bought these Oh Joy band aids - so cute!


* all photos belong to Target.com
To shop the Marimekko for Target collection, visit http://www.target.com

Caramel baby and child SS16


I always love Caramel baby and child's clothes. They are great gender neutral colours and always so beautifully photographed. The glasses are to die for .. and sandals with socks ... yes!

More via http://www.milkmagazine.fr









Thursday, 14 April 2016

Store love: The Creative Muster

With my daughter's birthday fast approaching (see blog post below this one) I went searching on etsy for a cool perspex number for the cake. I found the perfect neon pink number from Australian store The Creative Muster. Not only is it absolutely perfect, it was posted to me in lightning speed time!


Owner Laura Varsanyi started The Creative Muster up in 2010 as a way to encourage herself to finish her many making projects. With a four month old daughter at home, it was a way of "having a bit of creative time for myself, trying my dream of having an online craft business and making an income".







The Creative Muster store is filled with wonderful crafty things, I absolutely love her perspex creations. Take a look at the dinosaur cake toppers pictured below - they would be amazing for a dinosaur themed party! 


The blog also has some amazingly creative parties that Laura has thrown, as well as recipes and diy crafty activities. I love the Australian wreath table setting below, as well as the gold foil Easter egg tutorial.




Laura has always been creative. "Growing up in Canberra, Australia, there wasn't much to do but make things. Since I was a child, anything I wanted, I always tried to make - toys, clothes, cubby houses, even high heeled shoes!"

Laura's craft and party supply ranges are exclusive and ever-changing and she 'delights in empowering others to create'. So wonderful and the logo is amazing!

To take a peek, visit http://creativemuster.etsy.com or visit http://www.thecreativemuster.com














Sunday, 10 April 2016

Donut party!

Donuts and ice creams. Yum. I've been drooling over some great inspirational pics on Pinterest this afternoon, all because I got handed this:



It's a proposal handed to me by my 8, soon to be 9 year old daughter. This is her proposed design for her birthday cake this year. I love the drip drip icing and the donuts! It kills me! :-)

Here are four pretty cool ideas spotted that would throw together a very cool donut themed party -- with proposed cake included, of course!


Clockwise from top left:

diy donut gift wrap: www.100layercakelet.com
decorate your own donut balloons: www.studiodiy.com
make a donut piƱata! via www.babasouk.ca
sweet mini donut creations from Katherine Sabbath on Instagram 




Monday, 4 April 2016

Birthday money

Every year my besties and I all chip in on one another's birthdays and buy the birthday girl a big present. I just received mine and this year I asked for a gift voucher for my current favourite store - http://www.obus.com.au

It was so hard to decide. I added everything from the website that I fancied and it came to $2700!! 
My husband laughed at me as my gift voucher wasn't quite enough to cover that amount!

After a bit of a basket cull, I decided on these 2 pieces:



I can't wait for them to arrive. Now I'm saving up for a dress that I fancy :-)




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