Friday, July 23, 2010

we have a new friend!

Look who has moved into Summer Hill, yay we have a new friend! Sweets Workshop has just opened this week, just up and around the corner. A retail art gallery exhibiting and stocking art, gifts and decoration. They also have an exhibition on at the moment My Goodness my Gocco and looks awesome.

Pop in a say hello ! Sweets Workshop - Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill, NSW 2130

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

a favourite on our bookshelf...

A favourite of my boys and maybe yourself when you were a kid? I'm delighted that this story is now available again and in board book size... perfect for little hands!

Do you know the story about Sophie and the Tiger that came to tea?

Rrp $13 online and instore  xx

Friday, July 16, 2010

A smiling cloud.....

A sweet cloud smiles while raindrops fall softly to the ground.....
This is how Sharon from Pepper Stitches describes this mobile she made using new and recycled fabrics.  Isn't it heavenly for a nursery or children's room.. We are lucky enough to be stocking some of her unique and irresistable designs, pop in and have a peep!

Cloud Mobile Rrp$45  online and instore xx

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thomas Paul NYC

Thomas Paul has arrived for us big people! Thomas Paul is an interior textile designer from NYC that specialises in cushions and interiors. He's been featured on quite a few design blogs and his designs always just pop on the page! A small run of melamine plates, cushions and bags have been delivered and I'm just so pleased with the quality; although all products are beautiful, they aren’t just for show. They are durable, hard wearing, made to last and to be lived with... and loved.

Want to see what's come in?

 Babushka Melamine plates Rrp $20 each, available online and instore

Aviary Melamine Plate Set (4 designs above) Rrp $80, available online and instore

Thomas Paul part 2

Lap Top Case - This one was just too hard for me to resist and it now houses my new mac! Gorgeous printed cotton with quilting inside for protection - Rrp $68 online and instore

Peacock Pouch (quite large) Rrp $38 Instore and online

Hummingbird tech case - a small cosmetic case Rrp $32 instore and online

and lastly these gorgeous antique design pillows - Annie and Louie Rrp $32 each online and instore

Divine, divine divine! xx

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


With parties on every weekend, I couldn't resist getting these fab sandwich cutters for the store. Its an inexpensive way of decorating the food table and they are large so your not wasting too much bread (i've used cookie cutters before and it can be a hassle!). The daisy and hearts are fab for little girls tea parties and the boys train and dinosaur will help any little boy eat their lunch!

They are stainless steel construction with moulded plastic top, which allows for little helpers to press down on the cutter and each shape is packaged in its own plastic storage box. The cutters are much deeper too than normal cookie cutters so they can easily cut through two slices of bread with fillings.

Rrp $14 per design and available instore and online. yay! xx

Monday, July 12, 2010

my little h is now 4

What a weekend! My Little h is no longer so little and just turned 4. His latest superhero obsession was the theme of his birthday party and we had lots of fun yesterday playing it up.

The kids were dressed, superman came and we had a ball.

We hired red and blue Munchkin table and chairs and were so happy with them. The kids sat often, were comfortable and they looked so good! I'd definitely recommend them.

I had a lot of fun with the theme, I kept the colours really tight and found great vintage Marvel Playing Cards on Etsy which I used for the lollybags and placemats. I tried to keep it more vintage marvel comics than the modern superhero squad (mums out there with boys will understand!).. Quite funny though, after all the effort, Little H decided to be a Ninja turtle cause 'they are superhero's too u know!". 

Little H was so pooped by the end of the day that he asked everyone to go home so that he could go to bed at 6pm - maybe not so big after all.......

Happy Birthday Buddy xx

Sunday, July 11, 2010

lions and tigers and bears oh my!

If I had a little girl, she would be wearing this new Well Spotted tee - how sweet is it.

 ........ but i don't have girl, so instead, I'm taking this one for my little superhero. Perfect! Brand new from Well Spotted. Online and instore now.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

LMNOP is awesome!

Awesome, Awesome Awesome! A FAB new issue from lmnop of colour, shapes and just plain fun! I'm such a sucker for brights and the new issue (no11) is a visual delight with so much good product sourced. Download it now.

Well Done LMNOP team!  ..... and did anyone recognise the little cub on page 33?  xx

back on track..

There will be those that understand the anxiety and stress I felt when I lost my pc to a hot cup of tea a few weeks ago. Silly me was balancing the laptop on my lap in front of the telly when hubby passed me a lovely hot cup of tea and it happened, my hand got the wobbles!

The tea splashed, there were a few swear words and unfortunately the pc did not survive and drowned.

Its been a hectic few weeks trying to retrieve back information, losing all my files, contacts, emails, and being offline for about 2 weeks!!  Wow-wee you take all of it for granted until something like this happens..

There is some good news that came from this experience, I finally succumbed and switched to a Mac... a little scary as I loved my pc but also very exciting! Every day I'm learning something new, almost like a little kid back at school.. Will keep you posted with my ups and downs and please, if you have any favourite mac tips or hints, send them thru!