Monday, June 28, 2010

Fresh flowers and blue sky

What a difference fresh flowers and blue sky make! 
Even if it is cold, the sun is shining,
the sky is a bright winters blue,
and we have fresh flowers on the table to make us smile. 
It's a happy Monday!

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's a Rainy Friday...

and we're all a bit under the weather. 
I'm feeling a little like this butterfly. 
Anyone else?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sale in full swing

Etsy and madeit are both in full sale mode - I have grouped the 5x5's into sets, and they are going out the door at ridiculous prices! Still to be added is sets of 4x4's, and I am also going to be adding to the blocks! But with the blocks, once I have sold out, I will not be adding more (until I reopen Etsy in New Zealand), so if you have had your eye on something, best you get in quick!

Also, to celebrate reaching 400 'likers' on Facebook, I am running a giveaway of a cotton tote bag (winner ot pick the design, I have a few in stock, like The Resting Place, The Minolta, Rainbow Swings and more...) and some extra goodies.  Open to all Facebook 'likers', just leave a comment under the giveaway post by end of day Sunday 27th June.

All of my excess stock must go before the shops close.  If you see under the 'sold' section a set of photos that you would like but isn't in the shop, send me a message and I will see if I can add them back in for you.

Thanks for all of the support, it has been totally, incredibly, overwhelming. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sarah's Full Page Feature

I love sharing in a friends excitement, and can't imagine what could be as exciting as a newspaper when I heard that my lovely friend Sarah, who is a talented photographer, crafter, and author of the blog Faith, Hope and a whole lotta Love was featured in the Herald Sun on Saturday, of course I had to race to have a look.  And it was a FULL PAGE spread!!!  Go Sarah, I share your excitement, and say yah for you!  Very well deserved, and might I add this is not the first time Sarah has been featured, but the second, as the first was a little while ago for her amazing dolls house

I am sure this won't be the last feature in print for my wonderfully talented friend!

Monday, June 21, 2010


Seeing these girls in the city over the weekend made me really miss my best girlfriends. 
Soon.  So soon.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Little steps

Our little guy is walking.  It is amazing to watch, from the first shuffles forward, to suddenly tottering from one side of the room to the feels like a huge transition phase, no longer do we have a baby in the house.  It feels good.  I love their faces in these polaroids (managed to track down a few packs!), walking side by side, big protective sister, and the little boy who just wants to do exactly what his older sister does - and looks so proud of himself. 

Happy Friday to you...I plan on wandering the city this weekend and soaking up Melbourne...what are your plans?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


As things tick along (movers booked -check, flights booked - check..), and we have final dates in sight, I am having a huge sale in both madeit and Etsy...a lot of over stocked items, and some are just marked down because I am feeling the love.  I have more to add over the next few days (including a whole stack of few 4x4" prints). So I hope you enjoy, and for all those madeit shoppers, please remember this store will be closing for good mid July!  

Monday, June 14, 2010

A bit of grunge



{A Gathering of Dreams}

Today I was supposed to be picking up an order of Polaroid film, to restock my fridge.  But the stores mixed up the order, and I am left with none.  To pull myself out of my not-very-happy mood, I had a play with the old box cameras.  It's been a while, and I totally forgot I had this dirty dusty Brownie Reflex!  Feeling much better now...and hope you are all having a wonderful start to your week.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I believe in daydreams

Today we are...all still in our pj's....making up photo blocks for tomorrow's market....focusing on all of the positives for our move....trying not to let the doubt creep in...listening to great kiwi music...(Goldenhorse, Jess Chambers, Dave Dobbyn, Wellington Ukulele Orchestra, Woolshed Sessions)...daydreaming about the possibilities that lie ahead.....I believe in you?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Moving - in a daze

I am in a daze.  A hazy blurry fog.  We are moving to New Zealand.  And I am oh so excited.  And oh so scared.  I am from New Zealand, and it has always been in the back of our minds to move to be closer to my family and friends, for our kids to grow up in a tight knit community.  As many of you will know, without family or close friends in the same city, raising little ones (and also trying to nurture a small business!), is hard work.  But we kept putting it off, as we really do love Melbourne.  It's where we fell in love, where our children were born, where my dreams started to fly.... But after our trip in April, we both felt that the time is right, to swap the big city we love, for the country that we also love.  We have big dreams for our little family....most involving a back yard, bikes and a trampoline for the kids, a vegie garden, and kiwi accents...and for me - a studio, fields of wild flowers, and vintage props for my little business to grow.....

I know we are in for an emotional roller coaster, I think that is why everything feels so hazy.  I feel a bit like the red balloon in the polaroid, caught in a dream.....

So the Sisters' Market this Saturday (June 12) will be my final Australian market.  I will be keeping Etsy and Madeit open until mid July, then will be closing for a 3-4 week break while we move (I will post final dates when I have it all sorted).  If any of you are in Melbourne, I'd love to see you on Saturday. To say hello, and good bye.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My assistant

She takes it oh so seriously.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Completing a form at the post office today, I asked what the date was.  I was astounded to hear the reply - 1st of June.

How is it June already??!! 
And please, no one mention the "W" word.