Saturday, July 18, 2009

love Mae

have you met Mae?

Once upon a time, there was a young mum with a love of sweet, whimsical, unique designs. Frustrated with the lack of such designs available, she decided to create her own wares to decorate her children's bedrooms... but where to begin? Happily, she happened to know two like-minded designers that shared her love of all things charming, and one day over tea and buttery scones, Mae was born. Unlike most wall decals on the market, which are made of vinyl, her's are removable and completely reusable. The stickers can be applied to almost any surface, and will not damage your walls. It is also 100% Australian made, designed and manufactured and is completely sourced within a 100km radius from small businesses with the environment in mind. The fabric is printed with 'eco' ink which is the most environmental solvent ink on the market.

we heart them and we have just them put them online x

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald

A Big BIG thank you to Sydney Morning Herald for featuring our little store in Essential Style last Thursday. It was a great article, we were the No.1 favourite for Summer Hill!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wouldnt you like to be cat?

Looking out my back door, this is what im greeted with... Wouldn't you love to be cat, just for one day..

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Parties for Children

Little H turned 3 over the weekend and prior to that I had been on the lookout for things to inspire the decorations and festivities...
In my local retro rick rack store i found this book, which was just what i was looking for.... in an old fashioned kind of way! Betty Crocker's Parties for Children was written in 1964 has everything you need to create a party for 5 -11 year 'guests'.

Beside the illustrations being retro and cool to look at, its actually really interesting too..and a laugh! It has food advice, numbers based on age, invitation ideas, location info, themes .. really really cute!
Thought I'd share with you.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Littlehorn Summer 09 - due now!

We are so excited that Littlehorn is due anyday now for Summer. They took 6 months off to work on the business, production and design and I was blown away when i saw the range they were relaunching with... its hot!! and the prices are so good too with nothing over $50..

Ive listed some of the range online to pre-order... i have a feeling its going to walk out the door!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mathilda's Market in Sydney

We had another lovely experience at Mathilda's Market - thank you to all those that came, bought and/or just said hello.'
I love these days as I get to chat, show off our wares and shop, all at the same time!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cool Spaces for Kids

Cool image hey.. its a new creative kids space book we just got in.. a fab one to add to your collection.

Cool Spaces for Kids has great ideas for creating play areas for kids, particularly for under 10's. What i like about it is that the pictures are styled but not excessively so its easy to do in your own home.. and the instructions how to are easy peasy!

There are playroom and bedroom ideas to customizing a corner of your living room or garden. She wants you to create cool spaces for kids that will help them to enjoy playing, working, relaxing and learning.

Sam Scarborough has been a stylist for over 10 years and it shows.

Rrp $35.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Lets explore our City!

I love discovering new places and what better way than these two new publications!
Designed in a range of bright and attractive colours, each card features a themed tour on one side and a map pinpointing the pit stops on the other. The maps are a feature in themselves, with a modern design and great illustrations.
Tours are designed to last around three hours (which i know is a little long with little kidso but it also depends on how long you linger in each place) and include one foodie stop.
This means you can select one tour card if you have limited time, choose a couple of tour cards for your days itinerary, or select a few cards and pick out places from each to visit. Even with a few cards in tow, their small and light format makes them easy to carry as you discover the city’s secrets.
buy them here (only Sydney and Melbourne at this stage...but will keep you posted!)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sublime Stitching

We have been stockists of Sublime Stitching for a while now, but did i mention this new kit that came in? Its the Sublime Stitching Baby Bib Embroidery Kit.
The kit includes instructions, inspiration and materials to make any bubba the envy of the highchair brigade!
You get:
Six reusable iron-on embroidery transfers,
3 blank bibs for 0 – 12-month-olds,
5 skeins of embroidery floss,
1 embroidery needle,
and an illustrated instructional booklet explaining all the how-to.
The iron-ons can each be used up to nine times, so you can embellish more than just the included bibs—nappy bags, jumpsuits, burp cloths and more all await a special touch.

Isnt it a great idea!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Mini Totem's Instore

How cool are these! With the TOTEM mini you can build your very own dragonfly or Spider! Made out of super sturdy cardboard and printed on both sides with creative and semi-secret prints.
Kids from ages 7+ can outlive their fantasy and construction capacities! A manual is included but the builder himself decides where to put which print and can make any of his own fantasy constructions!
TOTEM is made of recycled papers and 100% biodegradable. .... a great price too for $39.95

Buy them in the store or here online