Thursday, September 30, 2010

Blackbird Market

Seriously just the cutest market! Has such a good vibe! The venue helps immensely, as do all the lovely stalls.
So glad to be a part of it and look forward to it next Saturday! Have a lovely sunny weekend this weekend!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Craft Party

Last weekend I hosted a craft party for 18 lovely ladies at my place.

There was plenty of chatting, eating, drinking, laughter and last but not least crafting going on!

Activities included card making, bunting making, fabric rosettes and painting wooden flourishes.

Below are some of the highlights!
Shece mixing her colours
The beginnings of Yvettes gorgeous collage
Rom and I busy painting
Card making down stairs
It was a fun night and I hope to host another next year

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Treasury

As it is fall (or autumn!) in the northern hemisphere dandyapple on Etsy was inspired to create this stunning tresury which includes my Henrietta. You can view the treasury here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Something Monumental

I won a competition a couple of weeks ago on the wonderful SOMETHiNG MONUMENTAL blog by Mandy Crandell.
She creates crafts, jewellery and is a photographer. Why not visit her Etsy store
here and awesome blog here. I really enjoy the 'Featured' section of her blog where she talks about places she has been, the photographs are amazing!

This morning I received the parcel all the way from Indianapolis. Check out some of the cute and quirky things I won in the giveaway..
Thanks again Mandy, made my day.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oppy Finds - Thursday

Girl Praying kitsch print 29cm x 24cm $1.50
Vintage briefcase for the man in my life. $5.50.
I also picked up a vase for $2.50 and 4 floral spoons for $1.50 as ours at home seem to be disappearing!
Vinnies Clayton South, you always come through with the goods!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summer in the Country

Broderie Frill Corset in Cornflower from Bardot, I want you.

Why did I not buy you a week and a half ago. Now it appears you are all sold out. *Sigh*

New Vintage Style Pretties

I am terribly excited about some super cute vintage pieces I put together last week.

"Would you like your sundae with a cherry on top?" How could we say no to this cute little Kewpie doll?

This sweet necklace features an antique print from the cover of a children book ‘Cat Tales’. Two sweet kittens wearing bows looking playfully into a goldfish bowl. The little girl with Shirley Temple curls just want to play too!

This swallow print in delicate colours is taken from an antique childrens book. The print is framed in a vintage style silver toned frame with elaborate detail. Looks like it should be hung on the wall of a doll house!

A selection of other new bramble and bear pieces. More will be added each few days to Etsy. Why not check them out?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dear Ixus

I love you Canon Ixus 130. You are matte black, you are new.

I love the way you capture the best vanilla slice in the world.
I love the way you capture the most wonderful sunset lighting up the Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens.And I think you do a pretty good job of capturing me, too. No need for photoshop... the way you capture the light is such an improvement from my old Ixus. I love you and look forward to many years of memories captured through your lens.Me xx


I went for a wonderful long stroll yesterday along Brunswick Street Fitzroy. I was primarily there to check out the Blackbird Market and Rose Street Artist Market as I will be holding some stalls there over the next couple of months! I was especially impressed by the Blackbird market. It was small and cute with plenty of gorgeous merchandise!
I have not been shopping in Fitzroy for a while and was dazzled by all the stalls and shops which were obiviously put there specifically for me to spend my money at!

My favourite store was Harem at 248 Brunswick Street.

There were several varieties of bird hair clips and I have a soft spot for fake birds! They are actually called mushroom birds, and I had some in my wedding flower arrangements that I made 2 years ago.
Here are one of the treasures I picked up.

Friday, September 10, 2010

If I fell

Some Beatles love for you on this Friday night (Saturday morning technically) If I fell in love with you
Would you promise to be true
And help me understand
Cause I've been in love before

And I found that love was more

Than just holding hands

If I give my heart to you

I must be sure
From the very start
That you would love me more than her
If I trust in you, oh please
Don't run and hide

If I love you too, oh please

Don't hurt my pride like her

Cause I couldn't stand the pain
And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you

And that she will cry
When she learns we are two
Cause I couldn't stand the pain

And I would be sad if our new love was in vain

So I hope you see that I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry when she learns we are two.

If I fell in love with you

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hairclip Custom Orders

Have just completed a couple of custom orders for some pretty lacey hairclips.

Ebony and Ivory with freshwater pearls

Midnight Poppy

Both were handsewn with 2 layers of black lace and detailed beading. They are now ready to be worn to many an occasion, adorning the heads of a couple of gorgeous girls.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cat Tales

This afternoon I did a search on Antique Childrens Books, and practically stopped breathing. Here is one of the reasons why...

I would love to see this picture on a brooch or necklace. Might even just crop out the little girl and leave just the kittens. Do you think it would look good? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Calico and Co Swap

To celebrate one year of the wonderful Calico and Co blog Amanda Fuller hosted a swap.
I was given the address of Zinnia Pea from Adelaide Hills and was to create something she'd like and send it to her. You can check out her Etsy store here and blog here. I figured she likes tea so made a new necklace and brooch just for her, as well as sending her an assortment of tea bags.

The Ribbns and Pearls - High Tea necklace is now also available on my Etsy store, and I have already sold one!

Delcie Wardrop of Vintage Chic Delights from the Blue Mountains in NSW was given my address. She came up with the lovely package of things that I love. I was delighted to receive this parcel this morning, really made my day!
Enclosed was a frangrant hanging heart pin cushion, card and Little Women book from 1947.Why not check out Delcie's lovely blog here?
Have a lovely Monday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vintage China Pendants

I just found an amazing shop on Etsy called 34Roses
They use old china plates with gorgeous patterns and pictures on them to make jewellery.
I just bought the cat below! It is currently on it's way from Roseburg, Oregon. Meow!

You could check out their personal website here where there are a few different designs than on their Etsy store and where they offer free shipping!