Thursday, February 16, 2012

Giveaway Alert! ~ Georgie Love .... update: I WON!!!!

Hello Lovlies!

So, lucky me, I won the Georgie Love giveaway below!
Yippee, yaaay!!! 

Here are some pics of my spoils, and also what I bought with my $50 Georgie Love voucher...

photos by me of my parcel's contents!
{please note the last 2 pics are of fab pages from Pip Lincolne's book "Make Hey..."}
Here is what I decided to spend my voucher on:

a wooden doily pendant and one of these birdy brooches, (but a red version!)
 - {I just had to add on a few dollars!} :0)

see my original post below...........

I just wanted to let you in on this great giveaway from Georgie Love (~ just in case you haven't come across it yet!).

You could win heaps of fabbo stuff, (see photo below), including a $50 Georgie Love gift certificate, two Pip Lincolne books, a vintage apron and more...

{Only Australian Residents are eligible for main giveaway.  International entries welcome for second prize...Winner will be drawn on 29 Feb through a number randomiser}.

You can find all the details of the giveaway on the Georgie Love blog (Georgie is owner Sally's dog btw!)

some of my fave items:

I've shown you MY favourite things from Georgie Love ~ what would YOU choose to spend your $50 on or towards, were you to win?

Even if you don't want to enter the giveaway, go check out Georgie Love anyway, there are some fabulous things to buy (or even just to covet for now!)

{note: all images courtesy of Georgie Love blog/shop}.

Good luck!
love, Sally 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Artist Love - Kathe Fraga

I just love the gorgeous Modern Chinoiserie style paintings of artist Kathe Fraga who lives in Washington, USA. Kathe looks to the beauty of the past and of time-worn beauty, she is inspired by grand old Parisian mansions, frescoes and vintage kimonos for example, and the colours and images of nature. 
Kathe's paintings often have a global feel, most likely influenced by Kathe having lived in South America, France, England and Denmark.

You can see more of her paintings here or read her blog here.

{images via Kathe Fraga}

Sally x0x

Friday, February 3, 2012

Day Trippin' - Cockatoo Island

Hello! How are you?
February already can you believe it?
Schools are back, life is getting into a routine again, so now I can stop, look back at the holidays, take stock and smile at the happy times, {oh and breathe a sigh of relief too - hmmm, a little yes,  just a little... having 2 young boys, can be somewhat of a challenge when it's 24-7!!}...

One of the best things we did in the school hols was to spend a day with some friends visiting Cockatoo Island. It's not until now, (that the munchkins have gone back to school - or in the case of my littlest man, gone for the FIRST time!) that I have found time to post about this. You know how it is, right?
Cockatoo Island
So,  a few words on Cockatoo Island:
 ~ it is the largest island in Sydney Harbour (and just a 10 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay in the heart of Sydney, and luckily for us also from our home suburb).
The island has been home to a an imperial prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol. It is also the site of one of Australia's biggest shipyards during the twentieth century. The first of its two dry docks was built by convicts and completed in 1857. Today the island contains remains of a convict prison, houses dating from the 1840s, immense workshop spaces, cranes and dry docks, when we went there was also lots of street style / graffiti art left over after a recent exhibition. The combination of the edgy art, the industrial spaces and equipment, the harbour views and large open spaces for the kids to run amok in, made it a sure winner for a day trip! You can camp there too, in pre-pitched tents, we may try that out next time...

Okay, enough words, here's our day told in pictures:

oh what fun? Are you in Sydney too? If so you must visit, if you haven't already - it was really very interesting!
Did you have any day trips / days out in the holidays?

Sally xox