Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2 very happy girls...

I hope where ever you are in the world you are enjoying all that the holiday season brings - laughter, sunshine, snow, family, friends, and new toys...!  ;) 
There are 2 very happy girls in our house.  One has her very first camera, and is busy asking us to smile, taking photos of her dolls, and setting up shots as she has seen me do. 
We are LOVING watching her.

The other happy girl is moi.  Meet my new toy, "the little lady".  She is tiny, and oh so cute.  We are already great friends, and I can see her fitting nicely in my bag beside the polaroid as we head out on adventures. 
New cameras.....sunshine....sigh. 
Very happy indeed.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Handmade Magazine

Have you seen the latest copy of Handmade magazine?  There is a gorgeous write up on the Yarraville Market, and I am delighted to have been included, with other talented ladies such as Lou from Totally Innocent (who also runs the market, busy lady that she is!), Sarah from Faith Hope and a Whole Lotta Love, Melinda from Here We Go Loopy Lou.  That's me at the top left!

Hope all of your Christmas/holiday build up is more fun than stress.....!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

She wore butterflies in her hair...

I am still bursting with inspiration, and the desire to create, and in the midst of packaging orders and trying to get my head around the fact that Christmas is nearly here - I felt the need to get out the butterflies and the polaroid for a little play....

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New blocks, a new market and thank you!

Just popping in to say hi....I am flat out here....the Sisters' and Yarraville markets this past weekend were a huge success, (the butterfly photo blocks flew off the table, I was so happy to see them making people so happy!) and I am busy packaging up holiday orders with my little helpers, and taking them to the post office daily (sometimes twice a day!) to ensure they are delivered by Christmas.  On top of that I have just signed up for a stall at a new market on this weekend - "Christmas at the Arts House Meat Market" in North Melbourne.  The market runs from 11am - 8pm, both Saturday (12th) and Sunday (13th).  I will be there on Saturday, with a full range of blocks, block gift sets, calendars, note cards, gift tags and something new...I'll post more on that by the end of the week.  It would be lovely to see you! 

A huge huge HUGE thank you to everyone who commented over at the Much Love and A Beach Cottage giveaways...I was completely overwhlemed at the lovely words you all left. I cannot tell you how much it meant to me. And congratulations to the winners, I hope you enjoy your goodies!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Butterflies and Giveaways

A few days ago the sun was shining, the sky was blue, and nearly every garden we walked past had butterflies flitting from one flower to the next.....it was a lovely day to be a butterfly....
...and so "The Butterflies" Polaroid series was born. 

It's funny how inspiration strikes when you least expect it. 
For months over winter I was so uninspired, there were days, weeks even when I didn't pick up a camera.  And then all of a sudden I have so many ideas and projects filling my head.....I love being in this frame of mind, when all I want to do is play with the cameras, and to CREATE.  I think this new series might just make it in time to be included on photo blocks for the weekend markets....

I am delighted to share with you that the lovely Anna over at Much Love is hosting a giveaway -
one of my 2010 Lose Yourself in a Daydream calendars,
AND if you head on over to the gorgeous blog A Beach Cottage,
Sarah is hosting my biggest giveaway yet, a whole stack of goodies including a set of the "Surf and Soul" photo blocks, note card sets and a Dandelion Wish mini print set.....so pop over to both sites for your chance to win! 

Giveaways are my way of saying thank you to all of the blog/Etsy/madeit support to all of you! 
Happy December!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's December!

December oh how I love you!  I love all the things December brings...end of year get togethers and celebrations with friends and family.....wines and bbq dinners outside in the warm evenings.....Christmas!...the smell of the Christmas tree filling the house....decorations everywhere we go......Christmas carols for little feet to dance to......I love that we create the traditions for our little family....and I love that Snoopy's Christmas, my all time favourite Christmas song, is also Annabel's favourite.....

 It seems so much more exciting this year now that Annabel is old enough to understand....she is waiting patiently for Daddy to get home so she can open her first Advent envelope......so much joy in the little things!  Happy December to you all!