Monday, January 24, 2011


Tomorrow is Australia Day, a day for yummy bbqs, a swim and a general relax! oh and fireworks if you can be bothered venturing into the city with a few thousand drunk people and braving public transport home! I thought I would share some of my fav designers/stores/goodies from Australia...

Ink & Spindle
A boutique textile studio located in Kensington, Melbourne. Owned by designers Lara Cameron & Tegan Rose, who design and screen print all their textiles by hand in an ethical and sustainable manner.

Abble & Game
Melbourne based duo of Anna & Gareth who create offbeat greeting cards that use humour and real sentiment to convey messages that are quirky, poignant and personal! You just cant help but have a bit of a giggle...

Future Shelter
Another fantastic duo of Jane & Adam who design, print and make a range of awesome goodies from their workshop in North Perth, they are also very big on preserving the environment and sustainability.

Tabitha Emma
Super talented Tabitha Emma is a Sydney based designer and illustrator, who produces a variety of beautiful design and illustration work.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Food, glorious food!

Lately I have been missing a few of the little yummy snacks which I would treat myself to whilst working in Subi (probably a good thing because they are quite fatty!) number one would be the hot chocolate from Boucla delicious, I have tried Dome which is 5 mins away from home but... its just not the same. Also missing the yummy muffins from Ogilvies and the divine Banana bread from anyway today I thought I would start to try and recreate my favourite little treats, banana bread results are below (note champ + rosie tea towel in the background) the recipe is really simple from here and if I can say so it is super yummy!! watch out on the list is orange & dark chocolate muffins!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stationery Hoarding..

I love stationery! I was quite the hoarder in my younger days, I can remember having sheets and sheets of stickers all in pristine condition, I never used any of them I just loved having them to admire... a zillion cute mini erasers in the shape of fruit and cute little animals, I am pretty sure that I never used any of these either, again just purchased to admire their sweetness! I was even excited to go and pick out all of my new school stationery for the year, labeling pencils and contacting books don't get me started!! Well if you are anything like me you will appreciate this place cute tape found via poppytalk heaps of cute stationery in one spot (images from here)

Friday, January 14, 2011

sooo cute!

*squeal* how cute are these little measuring spoons? how good would they look with the fred and friends M-Cups I already have... now to waddle myself off to the shops to find some! (Image from here)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I know it might be a bit early... but there is just over one month to go until Valentines Day! I thought I would share some of the "lovely" decorations I found on etsy, sooo sweet!

by daisychestnut

by victorianstation

by funkyjunkyart

by tenofhearts

Sunday, January 9, 2011

All done...

It has taken a while, but...the nursery is complete! I think I stuck to my inspiration board and colour theme well.

One thing I guess to remember for any future decorating ideas I might dream up would be... do not under estimate the wall sticker, this was a mammoth task and probably the most time consuming part of the whole room, but I love the result! the stickers arrived in sheets and had to be cut into a million pieces then labelled...every branch, trunk, leaf and bird was meticulously blutacked on and then peeled off and adhered to the wall by my super patient husband (had it been up to me...I am certain it wouldn't look like this!)

As mentioned I did splurge on a couple of things including the pretty sparrow linen & matching tidy box (not pictured) by Dwell studio ( I could only find one store in Perth who stocked this) and a lovely little eames rocker from a replica store over east

The shelf and frames are from trusty ikea, and I managed to buy the cot and change table second hand. They were both in fantastic condition pretty much as new and were a total bargain... thank you super nice western suburbs lady (I wanted to buy this lady's house whilst I was picking up the furniture it was amazing!) Most of the other bits and pieces are from around town and the net, including pikelet workshop, henry hiccups and speckled egg and of course I made the mobile and garland and designed the wall art!

Overall this was a fun project and I am pretty happy with how its all turned out, I hope the new arrival will love it too!

ps. I wanted to take a pic of the whole room, but my crappy photography skills wouldn't let me.. so maybe in the future.

Friday, January 7, 2011

what do you get if you take...

...a whole bunch of card, an embroidery hoop and some kitchen string? a painstakingly and super time consuming handmade mobile! but it was worth every second of hand cutting those 80 or so little butterflies...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Nursery Ideas

I thought I would share my little inspiration board that I made for the nursery, the real thing is almost finished (just a few things to hang on the walls!) so pics wont be too far away. I didnt want to go crazy with pink in this room, maybe a little selfish but we still need to use it afterwards so I opted for light grey, white and 'splashes' of pink plus other girly colours as highlights. I got alot of inspiration from ohdeedoh and project nursery, some of the nurseries are quite over the top and crazy, I would think mine is a little more minimal...

I managed to get a few things second hand which was lovely, so I was able to splurge on some super nice linen for the cot and a fab Eames rocker for me! Mentioning the word 'baby' is much like saying the word 'wedding' prices seem to inflate by a billion percent!

Above items include: dwell Studio, cocoon couture, etsy, ikea, speckled egg