Monday, February 28, 2011

New structure to my blog, daily posts will consist of:

  • Monday - Shop stuff and whatever happened in the weekend
  • Tuesday - Things I can't afford but want!
  • Wednesday - Colour & shop stuff
  • Thursday - New Ideas
  • Friday - Artists and Designers
  • Sunday - I'll just make it up...

At present, my blog is a bit airy fairy, my posts are about what I want when I want and working this way often leads me to writers block. So from this point on I am going to try and stick to a more structured blog...

So for Monday -here are the pics of my girls and their newly made cardboard butterfly wings mentioned in Friday's blog.

They had so much fun making them! oh and they had to be PINK

Little Rice Monsters now in-store!


I was so busy yesterday I didn't get to do my post. So here it is. My hubby and I took the girls to the aquarium ... so we are going to attempt butterfly wings today!

Now, for the shop. Little Rice monsters will be in store tomorrow, they are so cute and just the right size.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'm so rapt with guest blogger Anna-wili Highfield on the design files I had to blog about it. Anna has spent the whole week writing about awesome projects to do with children - my girls and I are going to try these butterfly wings out this weekend.

All images are from the design files click here for more information and instructions on how to make these gorgeous wings.

I also have to note that Anna is an amazing sculptor. Here is an image of her fantastic work for more click here

My next post is on Sunday and you'll be able to check out what's new in store! Have a great weekend...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Today was a seriously hectic day! So I thought I would lighten up the mood. For the last couple of days my blog has been a bit heavy with all that's happening in my homeland today I'm going to go completely off base and blog about bold, bright & beautiful uplifting watercolours by Laura Trevey here are a couple of gorgeous images.

You can buy this here

Laura is an artist/blogger from the US that loves to paint in bright vibrant colours, her art and design blog has an inspiring array of "bright" ideas for the home and her works are sold all over the world. Click here to visit Laura's blog. 


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

While I've been on the topic of NZ all week and they're having such a hard week, I thought it appropriate to add a little music from "the land of the long white cloud." For more from Josephine Costain click here. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those people affected by the earthquake in Christchurch...the world is going crazzzzzy!
You can buy this painting "The Arrangement" at Red Olive Studio's Click here for contact details.
Now on a lighter note, when upset go shopping. I saw a girl wearing this necklace at the Pigeonhole stand at Finders Keepers Market in Melbourne last year, it looked gorgeous and I want one... 

Image courtesy of Pigeonhole 

Monday, February 21, 2011

I just recently came across MoAD (Ministry of Art & Design) in New Zealand they are based in Auckland and the two organisers of the creative collective are Aroha Lewin and Zekiah Heath they help local artists and designers of exceptional quality show their work throughout NZ.

Aroha and Zekiah just happen to be very talented artists and designers themselves and below are a few images showcasing MoAD's new Alice In Wonderland collection - absolutely love it!

Image by Emily Andrews
Image by Emily Andrews

For more of Aroha Lewin click here

Before I forget I'd like to give a shout out to Nelson and Rose who listed A Little Shop as being one of the Cool online stores in Australia!...Nelson and Rose make beautiful handmade leather beanbags and their version of the pouffe - a dumpling, you have to check them out.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! as for me, mine was somewhat challenging...I finally made some progress on the painting front and have been busy working till midnight - that's with a two year old teething and waking twice a night and my 3 year old waking once! Oh Joy.

On the shop front, we had some great new stock in last week. I am really loving the new rhino heads I keep on talking about and there are some cute little toys that are the perfect size to hold for the little one - not to big and not too small, just right.

A couple of pic's of my new small artworks soon to be coming to the shop...

I am really loving everything bright at the moment...colour just brightens up your day and home! Little pops of colour make everyone happy. Funny thing is when I first started painting all my paintings were inspired by the expressionists and then my style changed to more muted tones and now I'm back to brights again, I think I have to many mood swings...

I painted these Tiger Lilies Ten years ago...what a circle!

This weekend I also finished a dress I made for my little M a while back - my sewing skills aren't crash hot, so don't look too closely. I don't have a lot of patience for sewing I think it's because my sewing machine keeps breaking down.

Well that's all for now, I'm not sure who reads my blog but whoever you are have a great start to the week!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

When I opened up my inbox yesterday there was a newsletter from made it and a picture of the cutest crayons, here are a couple of pics for you. You can buy them at Stitch ville...

While we're on the subject of kids... there is a great (cheap) idea for kids book shelves made from Ikea spice racks on Table Tonics blog I recommend you all follow her blog because she has awesome advice and tips on all sorts of things related to fashion and design.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So excited about my new Rhino heads arriving soon!

Images courtesy of Rice dk

There's also a pink one!

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's been a really busy weekend at our house we've been cleaning up after the floods last week. Here are a couple pic's of the river running through our yard...I really feel for the people that have been affected by the floods up in Queensland.

My husband with his dingo after helping all the neighbours with their yards...he loves that thing! 

We also had a really busy week in the shop last week, here are a few pics of some of our new stock.

Shine Shine Cushion covers with designs from Heidi Chisolm

That's all for now, have a bright happy Monday morning! P.S gotta make a note that I love reading my daily dose of Table Tonic and design files blogs...I know it took a while to catch on. x

Monday, February 7, 2011

Well it's been a week since I last left a post...what's been happening? a lot.

I am so excited to showcase my new stock from Danish company Rice, the Italian Tableware is beautiful...and the melamine ware's are very cool.

We've also got some fresh up-cycled pieces from Sandra Hernandez they are colourful and bright, really charming.

Opening my goodies... 
up-cycled bowl by Sandra Hernandez
Cute hair ties from Rice

KHH Art unique cards - you are the apple of my eye. Come and visit the shop!