Friday, October 29, 2010

Spring has sprung!!! {Creative Collective spring project}


Would you like to see what I made for the Creative Collective SPRING themed craft project?

These are embellishments that can be used for scrapbooking, cardmaking, gift topping (instead of a store bought bow!), gift tags...etc

would you like to know more about the Creative Collective?

"Creative Collective is a group of creative Bloggers who have joined together to bring fun, interactive projects to their readers. Periodically these Bloggers will post the latest project to their blogs and invite their readers to take part. Projects might include creating a craft item based on a particular theme, a craft or stationery swap, giveaways, photo project or anything else we can dream up!"

I might start selling these in the shop - what do you think?

Fab Finds # 3

here's a little pretty for your friday!! :)
photo from Photogenic Gallery
hope you are having a great day! If not, take heart - it's almost the weekend. Yaay!!

Sally xox

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

watch this!

Hey, hey - I just watched this fab clip of the awesome Miss Pip (Lincolne), Crafting Queen of Meet Me At Mike's fame, appearing on TV ( The Circle ), to talk about how Nanna-crafts are cool once more.

{If you are reading this - you knew that already, but not everyone is as cool as you and I right??!}

watch here:

Of course I am not the only fan of Pip, here her new book is featured on one of my absolute favourite blogs.

photo borrowed from The Design Files blog
  Pip Lincolne is a TV-natural - warm, effervesent & inspiring. She makes me want to make things.
Now I want to make a shirt cushion...EVEN I could sew one of those!!! : )

I can't wait to buy her new book Sew La Tea Do

Sally x0x

Happy Wednesday to y'all!

Hello my Deers Dears!
How are you? It's a beautiful day here in Sydney today! I thought I'd share these cute photos with you...

These oh-so-cute images are the work of talented photographer Jess Wyma, who has a fab Etsy shop called
Sunny Day Rain  (psst. now is a good time to check out her shop - there's a special deal on!)

Sally x0x

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Do you live in Sydney??

... I do. If you do too, maybe you'd like to come along to the ABCD meet-up.
I am going. I am looking forward to meeting lots of lovely creative types (and having a couple of hours off from 'Tiddlypeep' duty to boot!!)

Photo: this gorgeous banner is by BabysBunting on Etsy
   The details:
"The ABCD (Artists + Bloggers + Crafters + Designers) Meetup is a chance for art, design and craft bloggers to get out from behind their computers and meet face-to-face at a casual quarterly get-together. The meet-ups have no set structure, and are designed to be an informal gathering at a bar or cafe on a Thursday evening."

The Sydney meetup is     hosted by Steph Bond (Bondville) and Lisa Tilse (The Red Thread )

Participants simply need to RSVP before the event date, and are given a name badge at the meet-up, as well as the opportunity to share something with the other attendees in the ABCD goodie bags - a great way to be a little creative and help others remember you. Previous goodies have included mini lavender sachets, origami birds, product samples, cards, etc.

The important bits:

WHEN: Thursday October 28, 2010
TIME: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: 3 Weeds Hotel 197 Evans Street, Rozelle

To RSVP or see more info go here

Hope to see you there!

Sally x

Sunday, October 24, 2010

In the shop today...

I have a few bargains in the shop at the moment, including this pack of  Blue Vintage buttons at half price.
Why don't you come take a little looksee! I'll make some cocoa for you - it's a bit wet and dreary here today! : )

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fab Finds! # 2

Hey, how FAB is this hot pink CUCKOO CLOCK by Snow fawn Homewares who are to be found both on Etsy and Madeit.    ...I love it! Yes, I do!! :)

Sally x x

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fab Finds

I spend a LOT of time on the internet and I am always finding fab things.

I'd like to share these with you my friends, so this is the first post, of what will be a regular feature on my blog, and I shall name it "Fab Finds!"!!
{Rather apt, no??!!}   : )

Endless Summer brooch by Fleur Fatale

This morning some guys came and trimmed the overgrown, unruly bush, outside my workroom window. Said bush was right up to the roof, but now there's lots more light coming in and I can see the blue sky, lots of green leaves, and the house opposite is painted a kind of pale chartreuse green.

So, today I am inspired by combinations of different blues and greens. 
 I am especially loving the pairing of 

Rivers Edge - blue, green artisan earrings by CayennePeppy 

Meet the DOT the  Owl

Origami Lotus Flower Decoration or Favor handmade by Fish and Lotus

What colour combinations are inspiring YOU today? 

     Sally x

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

look what I just bought!

I bought one of these fab textile BUTTON brooches today from the very lovely Ellie  who also makes
great bunting and cosy knit cushions. {And, I'd love to tell you it was a gift for a dear friend, but no it was a sneaky little treat for ME!! Just too cute to resist! }
You can see her wesite here for  more of her work.

Sally x

aren't these pretty?

                        Cute handmade fabric pushhpins by Hollie Lollie a really sweet little Etsy shop.

... a beautiful flower still life by talented fine art photographer  Joy
 ... and finally for today this ~  Shabby chic Matryoshka paperdoll bookmark by  munieca  an Etsy shop well worth checking out!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Hello! Nice to meet you!!

Hmmmm... Where to start, Where to start?
This has been my dilemma for some time... in fact between you and I (ssssh, don’t tell anyone!), this blog has been under construction for maybe, well, a year!

Oh dear!
The time has come to stop procrastinating methinks!!
Part of the problem was, that I could not get it to “look” right! I am new to’ blogging’ and much other technical stuff besides....
But you know what, let’s just agree it will be a work in progress. That will make me relaxed enough to begin! Thanks!! : )

So, I think I should begin by introducing myself and my world....
I am Sally ~ I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a textile designer, an Etsy shop owner, a computer addict, an Ex-Pat, a keen traveller, a hoarder... and most importantly of all A MUM!!
I have two gorgeous, cheeky little boys, aged 5 and 3, whom I stay home to look after, whilst simultaneously running my Etsy shop (they like to help by sorting buttons into colours, and so on), and also freelancing, when there’s any textiles work around!

Okay ENOUGH about me...
Here are some pics of my home, my locale and some of my favourite things and then we’ll leave it at that.

If you’ve got this far, thanks muchly!!
Now a cup of tea and a cupcake for you??

Sally x

Please stop by again,
COMING VERY SOON.... a collaborative project, a giveaway and more...