28 November 2010

A store called woodwoolstool

Discovered this amazing store whilst I was over at Erikas thanking her for my rabbit. I just had to share with you. The store is called woodwoolstool. The stools are amazing but I think I almost fainted when I saw her trees and garlands …….

Mikodesign by Erika via Elisabeth from Fine Little Day

Its arrived!!!!!!
My lovely Fine Little Day Giveaway I won arrived on Friday all the way from the Nederlands and compliments from the very talented Erika from mikodesign.
My win was a gorgeous make your own rabbit kit.
Big Big Thankyou to Erika & Elisabeth!!!!!
Iam so excited as I have decided Im going to sew this bunny by hand Ill let you know how it goes.
 I was so exciting to receive a parcel by post from overseas (cant remember the last time it happened and it wasn’t a purchase) I thought I would share it with you…. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

23 November 2010

O Christmas Wreath Part 2

so here are some more lovely wreaths to get you into the Christmas Spirit. Again, they are all available on Etsy and are handmade or vintage in style. Ive numbered the Etsy Shops to reflect the order of the images hope you enjoy!!!!
The Boiled lolly one (6) might not be very appropriate for Australia I have a vision of flies and ants but Im thinking somewhere cold it could be good and it does look very frosty and festive...dont you think? I also added a very festive deer hook most appropriate for a Christmas Wreath.

  1. PortugueseVintage (a nice little deer hook to hang a wreath on!)
  2. bitsandbarley
  3. ArtisticStencils
  4. SummerhavenDesigns
  5. RaggedHome
  6. justpretty
  7. SisilyLove
  8. Laughingcreekprod
  9. Starlingink
  10. Harvestmoonbyhand
  11. Fioreblu
  12. handmadecolectibles
  13. Whatsnottolike
  14. couldnt find the maker of the knitting needle wreath...sorry!
  15. learn how to make this cute hanging button wreath here!
  16. kypresjack designs

Well Im now feeling sufficiently Christmassy cant wait to get the tree up! I love all of these wreaths which one do you like best? Dont forget to check out the first lot of wreaths if you missed it youll find it here

20 November 2010

O Christmas Wreath Part 1

One of my favourite activities around Christmas time is to have a nosey at door wreaths when Im out walking. I just love a good door wreath. Im living in Footscray at the moment where there are very few door wreaths during the festive season and rarer still if they are worth looking at. So Im getting my Christmas wreath fix another way through........etsy!
Oh what fun it was to ride through the countless wreaths and I have handpicked some goodies for you to look at I tried to stick to the craft and handmade styles. Ive numbered the etsy shops and the pixs will run in the same order if you wish to purchase one.

~etsy shops~

  1. BlueUnicorn
  2. NatureAccessories
  3. meplusyoudesigns
  4. BossyFeltworks
  5. Lindaworks
  6. janejoss
  7. AnnaHailey
  8. ochristmastree
  9. JustBeachyshop
  10. myfavoritefinds
  11. recreart
  12. SimpleJoysPaperie
  13. ItzFitz

I think my favourite is the painted dried fruit one (2) very rustic and gorgeous colours! There is 2 posts for this topic I will post the part 2 soon.

PS: Iam in the process of styling up my blog interface so there will be a few changes going on hopefully you will all be happy with the end result which will hopefully have better layout and use of blog tools and functions. Im getting there.....doing the tutes and reading up on what I need to do. Ill post some resources on that if anyone is interested. Well Im off and out of the house because its a glorious sunny day in the city of Melba time for a coffee in a nice little cafe...............mmmm dibellas here I come!

13 November 2010

Frankie meet Stella and other magazines

I love magazines in fact Ill admit that Im addicted to magazines.
Here are 10 facts about me and my relationship with magazines

  1. I have every insideout issue since its conception (my old stalwart favourite which got me addicted)
  2. I keep my past issues I mean EVERY one of them
  3. I am a keen follower of both print mags and emags
  4. They are the trigger for my creative process in other words they get me in the mood!
  5. I use magazine stacks as furniture because I have to
  6.  If the Hooby gets frustrated by the piles of mags blocking his way and the what a waste of money argument is thrown out there I just merely point out that its better than his beer addiction which ultimately gets pee-ed down the drain!
  7. I love to flick through past issues sipping on a coffee or tea on a rainy Saturday (today!!!! But Ill finish the post before I indulge)
  8. My interest in mag genres vary greatly I love mags on graphics, multimedia, craft, art, interiors, furniture, architecture, sustainability, political, food, wine, coffee……………
  9. I NEVER EVER deface a mag by removing pages, if I need the info to be transportable Ill take a foto of the page.
  10. There are no self help groups for magazine addicts that I know of………thank goodness!
  11. OOPS! I know I said 10 but actually there is 11…..I love small mag publications and self publishing Im in the middle of one now its progressing slowly but its getting there.
I thought you might like to see some of the mags Im interested in at the mo here are some of my current favourites hope you enjoy.

Frankie (Lara Burke, Jo Walker and Louise Bannister)
Latest Edition avail from here 

Stella (Laura Terp Hansen)
First Edition avail from here cost is around AU$12 + AU$12 postage & handling

Anthology(Anh-Minh Le, Meg Mateo Ilasco)
Latest edition available here:
Mag Nation – 3 locations
Melbourne, Victoria
Prahran, Victoria
Newtown, NSW Australi





lines&shapes (lena Corwin and Maria Vettese)
Various Publications avail from here varying prices in $US

Can be viewed online just follow the link.

baseline typographic ( Hans Dieter Reichardt)
Publications from here

If you dont know them already I hope you enjoy finding new inspiration! Ill see you soon the Hooby just made me a cuppa and some mags are calling out to me bye!!!!!!!