Sunday, March 27, 2011


Today I ventured out by myself (without little miss!) for a spot of shopping/browsing nothing fancy, I found a store called typo, its probably been around for ages but today was the first time I saw it, my heart kind of sunk, I'm not sure if I like it? sure the stationery and nic nacs are lovely but its sort of like seeing the best of etsy or a local market day tweaked and turned into a mass produced commercial shop if that makes sense? there is plenty of typographical things, babushkas, vintage camera designs, eiffel tour stuff and keep calm merchandise... again I'm not sure who designs their products and what not, but I did feel sorry for the independents out there (like me!) who mostly hand make stuff... I know that I would definitely love it, if I knew that all the stationery came from independent labels and designers but with such cheap pricing I dont think it does? did I mention that it was packed out with shoppers...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I spy...

...our new tea towels available online (finally!!)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Yesterday Little Miss, Alex and I went down to Perth Upmarket for a wander, it was fantastic being on the shopper end for once and having so much time to browse the stalls rather than the usual routine of stuffing my face with food and trying to have a peek around on my five minute break from my stall!

There were a few newbies which was lovely and some old faithful which was also great! here is what I came home with; a couple of pretty little headbands from sweet poppie lane, a lovely, lovely owl and a beautiful organic onesie from future shelter! nothing for me I know, it seems when you have kids you just cant resist stuff like this! Although I did sample some sweet treats and was allowed to window shop down stirling hwy on the way home...

I just love this little owl, so cute!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


You will probably remember these little guys from awhile ago (last november?) well, they are finally available online in my etsy store, choose your colour & design, hooray! also dont forget Perth Upmarket this sunday 10-4 at UWA cant wait to be a shopper!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Doing whatever you can

I am still in shock after seeing what has/is happening in Japan, it just seems so crazy and so sad. My heart goes out to the Japanese people, there are many ways I guess we can all help... and here is one from talented ex Perth designer Skye Ogden who has lived and worked in Japan for the past 5 years, he has created this illustration It says 'NIHON, GANBARE!' or 'YOU CAN DO IT JAPAN!' or as put by his friend of 'STAY STRONG JAPAN!' which is available as a t-shirt 100% of the proceeds will be donated. You can see his blog here and you can check out his t-shirt here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

back in the swing of things...almost?

Parenthood is quite the ride! its full of joy, tears, smiles, feeds, nappies, cuddles and lack of sleep, but i wouldnt have it any other way. Our beautiful little miss made her way into the world 4 days late (by this point i was ready to burst!) all happy, healthy and wide eyed! Being a mum is lovely (so far...) and i cant believe i have been one for just over a month already?

Not a lot of champ and rosie action happening at the moment, I only opened up my sketch book late last week and i have just rediscovered my computer, but slowly and surely the ideas will start flowing again!

I am looking forward to attending perth upmarket as shopper this time around (20th march) and having a good hunt around, they have rebranded and relaunched their website, which is great! a whole bunch more features and cool stuff to look through. I am sure i will come home with a swag full of goodies and i just cant wait to try some of the yummy macaroons i had my eye at the last market...mmm...yum!