Sunday, November 30, 2008

Make it


Here is a book I have on my Christmas wish list. There are some lovely ideas for Christmas presents. I love Cath Kidston and I do miss her London stores. Her style just has the right balance of British 1950's Vintage Kitch and a dash of cool. Her designs have been placed on everything form Mobiles ,radios and even camping equipment I love her tents. They where quite popular at dance festivals back in the UK. Also she uses a lot of Polka dots which I absolutely love maybe guess that as I use them in my own designs. Her new book MAKE! looks great I found a review over at UK version of I Village.

Check out some of the cute projects.

I think Cath Kidston is quite hard to source here in Aussie but the store ships to Aussie check out her website.

Table Cloth Project Image


Pillow case project


Cute Foxy Stanley Hot Water bottle project.

You can purchase her book on Amazon

Try a custom bag for the Men Folk

Image Crumpler Postcard
Are you stuck for an idea for a Christmas present for the Men folk in your life?
It can be tough to get a good idea and they probably don't want that three pack socks from Target again this year. It's not a surprise this year but I am having a custom made lap top bag made for Jarrod this year. He has been searching for years for the perfect laptop bag. I am afraid I am a bit to girlie in styling for his taste. We went to the Crumpler shop in Newtown what lovely people. you can choose your laptop bag and create your own design which is applied to the front of the bag and they whip them up in house for you. You can see their bags here The store is worth a visit and it's great to flip through their album of happy customers with their bags. There not just for guys though they make bags for girls too and the bags come with a life time guarantee now that's what a call good service. I am looking forward to see Jarrod's bag completed. Mr organised for 2009.
The custom store is based at 305 Kings Street Newtown Sydney 2042.

Susse advent calendar

Christmas is not that far away. Just starting the Christmas shopping a bit of a rush as I don't have that long to ship everything overseas. Santa was very late last time he arrived in January so this year I am being prepared. If you visit Susse Collection Face book page I have some free e-cards to down load to send to friends and each day you can see a new image from the Susse on line Advent calendar just a bit of fun to get into the mood for the holidays. I will be posting the images on my blog too so you can see them here as well.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Holidays for Kids LMNOP

Image from LMNOP website
LMNOP is a great PDF magazine I subscribe too. They now have a blog which complements the magazine. There current fifth issue has some great gift ideas for Kids. I am getting ready for Felix's first Christmas so it will be a special one this year. It's free to subscribe just visit their website. perfect for big and small kids.

Happy Holidays

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Sale starts 30th of November 2008 Australian time.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Missed Mathilda's Market

Back in the land of the blogs. Finally made the move and the boxes are unpacked and the Internet is back on. But I missed Mathilda's Market due to the lack of Internet connection. It is scary how you become so reliant on the internet. I was really looking forward to the Market. Find somethings for Felix's new room. Which is slowly looking like a room and not a junk yard.
But I will definitely try and make it next time around.
Check it out for lovely independent children's products