it's the weekend!

September 24, 2011

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I'm off to plant some jasmine vines along my front fence. And some basil in the herb garden. This morning I did a big spring clean and have a car load of stuff to take to the trash and treasure market tomorrow. Hooray for the weekend and catching up on all those little things you don't get to do during the week!

Happy weekend x

PS. There are still a few phone pouches left at the special price of $10, get them before they go!

a special treat...

September 17, 2011


The rabbit & the duck are so excited that spring is here! We've been busy planting summer herbs in the garden, sitting in the sunshine, and on the weekend we hosted a garden afternoon tea party. Hooray for warmer weather!

We wanted to share our cheeriness with you so have a very special offer available - our phone pouches which are normally $20, are available for a limited time for only $10! Yes, that's right - half price!

The fine print....

- There are 25 phone pouches available at the special price of $10.
- This offer is available worldwide. A small charge of $2 will be added to your order to cover postage costs.
- Click the 'Buy Now' button below to purchase this offer.
- If the button is no longer working, it means the offer has sold out.
- Please let us know which phone pouch design you would like. You can view the designs over at our Made It store. You will be able to leave a note in the 'instructions to seller' box when checking out.

Happy Spring xx





sunny days and garden parties

September 15, 2011

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The sun is shining today and I am dreaming of setting up a tent like this in the backyard...

past meets present

September 12, 2011

I love this project called 'Dear Photograph' - the idea is to take a picture of a picture from the past in the present. It is so interesting to see how things change (or how they don't change at all). These are some of my favourites:

Dear Photograph: Some things never change.

Dear Photograph: If I could turn the corner in 1942 and walk right into my mother, I'd ask her "May I walk beside you one more time?" Love, Your Daughter.

Dear Photograph: I found you in the attic when we moved in. I wonder if you lived happily ever after here.

Time to get back to the present moment... there's sewing to be done!

an old fashioned sunday

September 11, 2011


Today I was up bright and early to head to the local trash and treasure market. The grey clouds, pouring rain and chilly wind were not going to deter me - for 2 years I've lived 5 minutes away from this market yet for some reason or another have never managed to get there. But not today. I can be quite determined when I want to be.

And what a gem of a market! Tucked away in a car park but full of great vintage stuff, lots of nanna crochet, and yes, quite a bit of trash also but the good definitely outweighed the bad. I picked up some more vintage aprons to add to my collection, even though it was only yesterday that I cleaned out my stash and listed some on EBay. Oops. I also got a cute enamel teapot (alas, none of the nanna crocheted tea cosies were big enough to fit it), a lovely English china plate and a great metal ice-cream tin. Oh, and quite a lot of pretty coloured knitting needles. And um, some plants for the garden. I think that's it....

I'm off now to bake this apple cake, and stew up some pears on the stove with some cloves and cinnamon. All while wearing a cute vintage apron of course.

Happy Sunday!

i heart: lavender

September 7, 2011

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Last week I wrote about raspberries. The week before it was pumpkins. This time around I've chosen lavender. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is a food / gardening / cooking blog : )

Since moving to the new house and studio, the past few weeks have been a blur of catching up on orders, settling in to new routines, and getting familiar with a new workspace. I'm the sort of person who loves to make an impulsive change in my life, but on the other hand I love the familiarity of my comfort zone. Contradictory, yes. And the cause of much stress also.

To manage my stress I have a long list of activities to choose from. Yoga. Hot baths. Meditation. Eating chocolate.... and now, lavender tea. Recently I made the switch from caffeinated to herbal teas, and I'm loving it. There are so many amazing teas to choose from!

This week I found some lovely organic lavender tea at the local organic grocery store, which I've been mixing with some camomile for the perfect before bed cup of tea. Not only is the tea good for you but it looks and smells amazing too, just like being outside in the garden on a warm spring afternoon : )

Sweet dreams x

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