Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays

Wishing you all the best for the holidays and 2010. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to read it. My posts have been a bit spars this year. It has been a busy year looking after my son Felix aka Rocket and watching him grow. You may be curious to see the little man who has featured so heavily in my blog this year. So here he is getting ready to go to NZ for the holidays his first ever hair cut. We had a lot of fun at http://www.kidzlidz.com.au/ They specialize in cutting hair for kids and mums to. We are off for two weeks so see you next year with more posts about making each day and your life fun. Susse and Rocket XX
Here is Rocket helping with some new ideas for 2010 bye..

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Looking for some last minute Christmas Gifts

Looking for some last minute gifts for Christmas? There are some great specials on out our store today with a selection of one off samples at great prices. Don't forget if you sign up to our newsletter you will receive a $10 voucher to spend on any item. We use express post and international courier post for international orders so you can get your pressies on time if you order today. They come gift wrapped for free. So why not leave the car at home and miss the battling crowds and click away.
Susse make up bag only $33
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Friday, December 4, 2009

Finders Keepers Market

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I have been holding off on the Christmas shopping waiting for this event . I am really looking forward to it. I hope to find some good gems at the market.

For more info check out the website www.thefinderskeepers.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Green Christmas Fun

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Images copyright Green's & Black As we enter the festive season there is a way to be Green this Christmas and have some fun along the way. Aussie organic fashion designer Lisa Gorman and yummy organic chocolate brand Greens & Black's have joined forces to create some Eco fun this Christmas. Visit one of the Gorman stores and you will be greeted by these lovely Christmas decoration above made from green and black chocolate paper wrappers. The idea came from the designer herself as a contemporary Eco-Christmas tree. What a great excuse to consume all these lovely chocolate bars.
Further more every customer who makes a purchase at a Gorman store in December will be presented with a bar of Green & Black's organic chocolate. Hidden amongst the samples are five lucky tickets,for the chance to win the ultimate wardrobe; $1500 of Gorman vouchers and a gourmet hamper chock full of Green Black's Chocolate.
If you don't make it along to the lovely Gorman stores you can have a think about having a fun green Christmas this year.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

10th Birthday

Susse Collection just turned 10 in 2009 and for new customers that sign up at our website from today will receive a $10 code to spend on any item at our store and the offer last until 31st December 2009.

I just wanted to thank everyone in the past ten years who have made Susse Collection grow from our customers around the world to stores and manufactures who have helped us along the way and supporting friends and family.

Thank you .

Susse XoX

Friday, October 30, 2009

Style Collective and Frankie Magazine 30 Days Give Away

Happy Friday news!! Its been awhile since I made the page but I have some good news to tell you. Our favourite Fashion Magazine Frankie and Aussie lifestyle site Style Collective have come together to bring 30 days of fabulous prizes to win with some of their favourite indie designers. Starting 1st of November 2009

You guest it we are one of them. You have a chance to win a new Susse mini bag from our new collection of reclaimed and new materials and handmade too. This cute mini slash clutch bag could be yours to tote around the races or any other fancy summer event . Just big enough to carry your phone keys and lippy. If you miss your chance you can always hint to some one for Christmas it will be arriving at our store soon along with some other cute bags to choose from

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It is a Pink Spring at Susse Collection

It is a Pink Spring here at Susse Collection as we are proud to be a supporter of two events helping raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. If you are attending these two events 20th Anniversary Pink Ball in Adelaide and the Melbourne Spring Carnival Luncheon you can bid at the silent Auction for a whole Susse Pack comprising of Susse work bag and matching wallet a make-up bag and card holder.
Have fun and support a worth while cause.
You can also help our friends over at Style collective with their Pretty in Pink Fundraising team..
Visit here to find out how you can have a pink spring.. ever little bit helps.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sweet treats in the Mail Ezibuy

I received a nice treat in the mail from the very nice guys at Ezi buy. I have to admit I haven't heard of this shopping site before . Their timing was perfect. My friends birthday party is coming up and I have that thing most new Mums have . Nothing to wear syndrome... I have lost so much weight recently with running around after Felix and not ever getting to complete eating a single meal. My wardrobe is looking very tried after post pregnancy everything baggy and stretched and trashed playing in the park and it is impossible to shop now. Anyone with 16 month old toddler will know what I mean. When my little package arrived from Ezi buy http://www.ezibuy.com.au/ I was very excited. They have a huge range of basics to suit most ages and figures and they have nice range called Emerge. I have my eye on this jump suit just waiting for it to come available.
I ended up buying this dress as it fun summer retro print. One thing I have to say their sizing chart was perfect. I took my purchase out of the bag and it fitted well and the fabric was really nice cotton and well made garment.
There is a chance to win a wardrobe at Ezi buy at the moment check out their wardrobe challenge with Madison magazines senior fashion editor Nicole Bonython-Hines . Gives a few tips for us girls with nothing to wear syndrome. http://www.wardrobechallenge.com.au/
Ezi buy certainly was an Ezi buy for this time poor Mum. Off to spring clean my wardrobe while little man sleeps.
Visit to find out more http://www.ezibuy.com.au/

New South Sydney Markets

We had a great family day on Sunday at the new South Sydney Markets . It set in the industrial area of Sydney and has a huge paper recycling plant next door. It has a nice vibe with street dancers bands petting zoo and men on stilts. The stall owners are very friend take a look at Kevin below where I bought some daisies as I am starting to feel spring like. It was more like 31C so I think we skipped spring and raced into summer already. The industrial space made us reminisce of our old Sunday market trawls around Brick lane in London. I spotted this gem of a book published in 1963 I loved the cover design and it is was perfect inspiration for Jarrod's porcelain projects he is working on just now. We found some fresh veggies for dinner. I made a homemade pizza. Once you made your own you can't go back to supermarket bricks. Lots of real second hand finds and kids and women's clothing. It's quite small but I think it will grow over time with such a nice vibe and very family friendly and free parking. A fun day out. http://www.southsydneymarkets.com.au/

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sydney Design 09

It has been an amazing weekend weather wise here in Sydney. We are calling it Sprinter here.
It was the perfect weather for the Sydney Design Festival 09. I haven't been able to see that much this time around but I did manage to visit the Young Blood Designer Market. There where so many goodies to be found but here are a few things I purchased and some things on my wish list or possible gift for someone.
Here is an image I found on the Mugabo Design blog a lovely art installation. I manage to purchase some cute wood block prints which I can't wait to frame them. There really tiny but I felt compelled to support the artist as she had such nice stories behind her prints and characters. I purchased Mr Pineapple head and the Pasta Prince.
Image copyright of Mugabo Design Pasta Prince Image copyright of Mugabo Design Pineapple Head Image copyright of Mugabo Design
Image copyright of Keep Cup
My other purchase was quite practical one. I was quite taken a back because only the other day I was thinking about how many takeaway coffees I buy on route to the park and beach with Felix and started to think about how can I reduce all that paper and plastic I keep throwing away with each coffee. Et voila!! I found KeepCup. Not a new idea but their design it just right any checkout their website for more info. I will be road testing on Monday morning let you know it works with pram in toe. On my wish list was the charming work of Mooza Design hand made signs. I was thinking they where a lovely gift for someone. The market was really busy and hectic and quite squashed so I couldn't make my mind up there and then but you can buy on-line so once I can think of the right person I will no doubt be shopping.
Image copyright of Mooza Design

Monday, August 3, 2009

Special Day

It's a special day today celebrating my 9th wedding anniversary . I was wondering what the traditional gift for this year would be? It turns out to be pottery. Interested in your wedding anniversary year check it out here.
I am off for a surprise romantic dinner so excited .

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Peppermint Magazine

Carrying on the theme of small pleasures. I love nothing better than sitting down and having a good read. I discovered a new magazine. Australia's first eco fashion magazine Peppermint. Hold your horses before you start to judge this publication it's not all hemp 70's clothing. I think it's a magazine designers should take note of the growing movement of eco conscious design today. I really loved the article Made with love (The world of DIY) by Tess Curran. It must have taking quite a lot of research for this article which is really a snap shot of Australia's creative crafting community and bloggers. Mostly about how their businesses where borne from the pleasure they took in creating things by hand. A certain percentage of the cover price goes to a good cause and the magazine is even printed using waterless printing methods. I am hooked now and certainly look out for their next issue.
Image copyright of Peppermint magazine Get more of Peppermint Magazine here, here and here http://www.peppermintmag.com/ http://twitter.com/PeppermintMag http://www.facebook.com/peppermintmag

The importance of having fun..

I haven’t been making the page in the month of July. Blogging and work /creative life have been taking a back seat and being Mum seems to have been the order of the day in July as Felix demands more from his Mum as he learns more about his new world through play and inquisitiveness. I have to be honest I seem too have been running on empty in July. My battery has been peeping at red for the past few weeks. This post today is about something of a reminder to myself the importance of having fun. I had a great night out this week with some girlfriends at art after hours at the gallery of NSW. Its place I love to visit and there is something magical about being there at night with all the beautiful paintings surrounding you. We attended a talk by the SBS new reader Lee Lin Chin and her theme was the focusing on small pleasures including the return to letter writing, crafting, making our own clothing and cooking. We have all the fast mod cons to help speed our lives and now we want to take it slow and enjoy the small pleasures in life. Afterwards we went down to check out some basket weaving which we were all a bit like let’s stay for a few minutes but we ended up giggling for an hour and half trying to work out our creations and laughing till we cried. How did I feel? Energised and surprised with what I came up with a weird flower basket. So my note to myself for August is don’t forget the small pleasures in life, laugh and most of all have a little fun.
My little creation of fun

Monday, July 6, 2009

Laying down low with a glow to the nose

I have battled with my cold for the past week and decided it's official I need to get under the dona and shake off this cold a tough one though with a wee person running around but I will try. Trying find the fun in having a cold mm not much there. I thought it would be fun to make few hankies as I am running out of tissues in the house and maybe save a few trees along the way. Here's a nice tutorial at Purlbee.com on how to make a rolled hemmed hankie. If your are like me suffering from the sniffles you may enjoy this one. See you soon aachhoooooo...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fun Blog Home Work Jane Foster

I can't take credit for finding the work and blog of Jane foster as I found her on the print and pattern blog and have really enjoyed her blog lately. Jane is a UK based designer who designs lovely hand screened printed textiles and designed for Clothkits and Habitat in the UK.
I think if I lived in her home you would feel very happy with all the bright fun retro pieces and her lovey artwork and textiles. Check out her blog for retro inspiration and you can purchase her work at her website.
The Fun Home of Jane Foster
Images copyright of Jane Foster

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bad Skirt a good find

I was at Bondi markets a few weeks back and have to tell you about Bad Skirt a charming find at the market. Dealing with hand made goodies and fun fabrics from Japan. I bought some rocket fabric and space print for my little boy his nickname is Rocket.
If you met him you know why he just found his new powers of walking and let's say I am getting very fit these days. I ended up buying a few sample fabrics for myself to swede up some t-shirts. ( sweding a term we use in our house after seeing the movie Be kind rewind)
Bad skirt is away finding more fun fabric in Japan just now but worth a visit their stall if you visit the market.
Check out the bad skirt blog and store and see some great crafty tips and cute handmade goodies.
All images copyright Bad Skirt

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sale time

This is the last sale for a while at Susse Collection so enjoy.

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Handmade Hellos

Image copyright Hello lucky
I found a charming book published by Chronicle books Handmade Hellos by Hello Lucky that is now on my Susse wish list.
I have recently had so many birthdays to celebrate I realise all my friends seem to have their birthdays all in the past week. I know a lot of Gemini folk. I think it nice to go old school and make your own cards. Recycle a few things around the house a long the way. I also have lots of over due thank you cards from our trip in the UK so lots of cards to make. Find out about the ladies behind this charming book and their blog. http://www.hellolucky.com/wordpress/ http://www.hellolucky.com/about-us.html You can preview some of the pages of the book here. http://books.google.com/books?id=tUoyzNCz62oC&printsec=frontcover If your not that creative then you can buy some lovely cards at Hello Lucky. Have fun and get snail mailing.

Fun Time Keeping

Ok my time management has sucked the past few weeks. I think I have got sucked into the Twitter vortex of internet distraction. Blogging seems to have taken a back seat of late. Since my trip back I have become more aware of time management and getting organised. I actually sat down and wrote down all the things I do as a mum and running a creative business and thought mmm no wonder I have no time left time to do much. Time to simplfy and out source I think ? Here is fun way to keep the time and the date I love this idea from the human calender learn more here http://www.humancalendar.com/about.php
Like that then try this the human clock http://www.humanclock.com/ you even contribute with a photo to the clock My latest obsession getting organised I love this site I found out about from a recent newsletter from the Australian business Women's network http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/
I read some of the tips from the blog the Bin bag exercise was very liberating : ) Working on my post cards posting them soon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hello I am back

Hello I am back from a world win tour . No time to blog or even a tiny tweet while I was away.
I have been back a while now but it is taking all this time to get back to living down under.
I feel energised and ready to go.. so watch this space for my postcard tales from Scotland London and Hong Kong and find out what it is like to travel witha one year old half way around the world.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bon Voyage

Off I go and leave Cyber world behind for a few weeks.. I will try and pop in now again with the odd tweet and blog about my travels. If you don't hear from me for awhile it just means I am having too much fun. See you soon..

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susse Selection Mother's Day

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Stuck for an idea for mother's day gift then why not try some Susse Love bird coin purses with a handy zip at the back. Pop a lipstick, mobile or other bits and bobs into this handy carry all and keep your handbag tidy.

Make Mum happy.

http://www.susse.com.au/

Don't forget our sale is on at the moment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Looking for Bob

Hi it is time for some bird watching over at Skout
the online resource for finding the hottest kids, baby, maternity and yummy mummy products from around the Globe.
Find their Bluebirds and WIN! The fabulous 5K Giveaway is here! Join in, have fun and win one of these gorgeous prize packs to boot! Perfect for new mums. So go out there and find Bob the blue bird.

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