Thursday, June 25, 2009

this will be me in 7 days......

OK, Sydney people get ready.....Magnolia Square will be there in 7 days -  and so will I.
Please spread the word  to your friends in and surround Sydney. It is such a lovely event, and you will love what they do with the place. I will be surrounded by my lovely friends Pru from Little bird photography, Prue from Gigi&Lulu and Suzi from Alannah rose, so come and say hi - they would love to meet you too. 
It is going to be so much fun. I can't wait.
Oh my god 7 days to go......

Monday, June 22, 2009

mirror, mirror on the wall....

OK, it is officially 10 days until I am in Sydney for Magnolia square. Am I ready? No.
If I had 100 days to go....would I be ready? Probably not. 
Does it come together on the day? - Yes, always.....Can I relax then, and cut out the tooing and frouing of doubt beforehand then? - Not a chance in hell!
Why do I do this to myself, I hear you ask......because it IS fun, and I love to shop!!

I have a few new little mirrors to add this time around. I have been meaning to add them for awhile but kept running out of time. The little owls also match the fabric hair clips, bookmarks and badges that will also be on offer.

......So what did I say before - 10 days to go? Oh my goodness, gotta go - bye for now.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

an elephant is sitting on my paperclip....

pretty elephants with little flowers and beads.....

I have been crazily trying to get everything prepared for Magnolia Square in Sydney next month. There is only 3 weeks left, and I feel like I have ticked nothing off my list - as usual.

Here is a taste of little bookmarks that I have been making for the last few markets. I haven't had a chance to upload them before, as they have been really popular and sell out before I get to it.
This is what I do with my hands at night while I am watching late night television......or do I watch late night television while I am making these??

You can use them to keep important drawings together or simply give them away as a gift.
I love this elephant fabric, it so cute - don't you think? 
They also have matching rings and elastics.  

Saturday, June 13, 2009

you're it.....

"It's really simple. I love how every photo tells a story. Some short stories, some long tales. I want to know what is your favourite photo of yourself. Everyone has one. The photo they look at and smile. It reminds them of something, some time, some place. A moment in time. So share the photo, share the story and then tag three other people. I want to see photos and stories all around the blogosphere".

This is a great fun excercise that was dreamt up by the lovely Chantelle from fat mum slim. Now it is my turn, I have been tagged by Wynona from Ivy designs......I rib her that she secretly just wants to see what I look like, well you even get my husband in this one too! 

This would have to be one of my favorite pictures of my husband and me, and definitely one that makes me smile when I see it. I was all fake tanned up, hair worked a treat, make up lasted, pants fitted perfect and in a new silky strapless top.
It was taken at our best friends wedding about 6 years ago, when he was the best man.  As you can probably see from the glass in his hand he had a very, very merry night!
This sums up our marriage, our house, our time spent together and our anger (at times) pretty much in one photo. People that know us, will know what I mean when they see this pic (please don't have pity on me that he is not kissing me back, it's all an illusion!) I even used it in the back of our wedding books as the thank you.

This night would have to be one of the best weddings, if not the best wedding we have ever been to. I can normally tell after a few drinks if he is going to have a big one or just a halfer. Going by the Bundy in his hand in the first hour - I knew it was going to be a big one! Everyone danced all night and 'my little dancing queen' led the pack. He spun around, waltzed, carried, fell over and danced with nearly every mother, wife and grandma in the place - this of course after a few solo performances here and there.
My face and hands were so sore the next day from smiling and clapping all night. I don't drink anymore.... I just leave this to him!

I would like to tag these 4...... I couldn't just pick 3
Michelle from Flirty bird
Naomi from Thula thula

Thursday, June 11, 2009

do birds ever get lost?

I promised I would tell you about a few other retailers from Magnolia here is one of my fav's  we heart books.
The girls were lovely and were pumping out books for the 3 days they were there. And boy did they have some little beauties on offer. 

I loooove kids books and Do dogs dream? - is such a beautiful, fun book. 
It is the second in the series, and is illustrated by the very talented Amy Schimler. It has flaps to lift, and tabs to pull, revealing the answers to some fantastic, and often thought about questions that kids (and some adults) will ask in their lifetime.
This is definitely one book that you will not be speed reading through, or skipping every second page when you are sick of reading the same book over, and over, and over.

So if you ever wondered why flamingos are pink? or why can't penguins fly? you can just jump onto the girls online bookstore and get a copy for yourself. 

Monday, June 8, 2009

new birdie's dancing....

I have uploaded a few more little treasures to the store. Check them out here.....

a cozy long weekend....

We are nearing the end of the long weekend, and I don't know how I am going to cope tomorrow when my husband goes back to work. I've enjoyed a nap everyday, and keeping the kids in their pj's all day to avoid more washing.
I commented this morning that I wished every weekend was the long weekend (meaning : having him home with us more often) and his reply was 'that everyday for me is a long weekend!' 
Mmmmmm........ what do you say to that one? 
I just pretended he vanished into thin air, walked into my room, and layed on the couch ......and this is where I have been all day!
Why don't they get that our days are never dull!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

dot to dot.....

Yesterday was my day for the Kids fashion hunt so there were a loooooot of new lookers on the site searching for the hanger (that's fashion hunt talk). Thanks to everyone that commented on my new website, I'm glad you liked it.
Anyway, I have now uploaded a few more items onto the store - pango pants denim dot.
They are the first denim pants that I have tried, and I'm loving the colours. These ones come in a hardy, loose fit denim perfect for little knees to scratch and bump around in. To keep with tradition you will find a fun dot reverse in the cuff.

Monday, June 1, 2009

guess what......

My website is up and running!!! Woo hoo. I want to party like it's 1999!

My lovely friend Justin has created this for me and I love it. He is so clever, and does such a beautiful job making all the little bits and bobs move and shake.
I hope you like it.
While you are there, check out the new competition with kids fashion review. It is so easy to play, and there's some wonderful prizes on offer to win - including a voucher for little bubble and tree.

Thanks Justin and Mel for your great friendship, and for all the excellent work you did on my logos and website. I love it all.

A competition will be coming shortly to celebrate the new site....