Monday, November 28, 2011

my very first christmas advent calendar!

In the Christmas spirit I have to share this divine matchbox advent calendar from Draw Pilgrim.  She's done all the hard work, all you have to do is print and put it together.

I have cheated a little and bought ready made craft matchboxes (so that i could just glue the images straight onto the boxes) but Pilgrim's kit allows you to make your own matchboxes; an awesome idea, I just worried for time and the boys catching me make them!

What I like about the design for this calendar is that it's miniature. perfect for 3 and 5 years olds. I can fill each box with only little treats and notes (4x jellybeans, a mini chocolate bar, m+m's, cute shape rubbers, lego figurine in a couple, an extra book at bedtime etc) so that it's more about the excitement of the countdown and being excited when its their turn.... or so im hoping! 

I have really enjoyed making them, the colours and designs are so retro and fun.... mmmm maybe they are more for me than the kids! xx

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chistmas light in Ashbury!

I'm not sure about you but I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year. December is in a few days and then it's 4 weeks to holiday time.

With Hudson starting school next year and Harvey moving into pre-school (and also that little bit older), I want this christmas to have more meaning, not just food and presents!

So to kickstart the festive spirit, the tree was put up yesterday (looking simple but lovely in vintage glass and white), i'm installing the Christmas window instore tonight and for the first time ever! i'm making an advent calendar for the little h's..... (goodness knows how it will turn out and more about that later).

What better way then to end last night stopping in Ashbury to enjoy the Christmas lights in Second Street.

They have done a beautiful job this year and the boys absolutely LOVED it. We enjoyed watching them and yes, it did make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

The locals told us that the street was filmed for a Christmas Special on lifestyle next Sunday night 7.30pm.

If you have street lights around you, take the time to enjoy them. It's Christmas!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

new by monstar!

Monstar is designed and made in Melbourne by the very talented Fiona, and we think it's tops! Great wearable pieces that can be worn time and time again whilst also supporting local makers in Melbourne.. I adore the blue dress with red trim, so fresh and crisp and just lovely without being pink.
Instore now with baby sizes thru to size 8 - check it out! xx

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Irish Lisa Hannigan's new album 'Passenger' came out yesterday on itunes and we have been enjoying it in the H house this morning.  If you get a chance, have a listen... im thinking you will like it.

She's also featuring at The Songs of Nick Drake tribute at Sydney Opera House 11 November.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Its even better now that its here!

The new love mae melamine plate, bowls and tumblers have arrived and it's honestly the most lovely melamine i have seen... ever!

...i think even grownups will be using these sets, they look that good! They are a must for Christmas, I promise you will agree.

Instore and online now  xx