Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yes Please, Thank You - Waxed Canvas Tote

How absolutly gorgeous is this waxed canvas tote by Peg and Awl on Etsy ($190)
Call me untraditional, but I think these would make an excellent nappy bag (hint hint nudge nudge!).

While you are over at Peg and Awl - be sure to check out their other great wares including this super cute kiddie top ($18)
 and this reclaimed wood candle block fish set ($45) (what can i say - my husband loves fish!)

Yes Please  Thank You

Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Creative Space

A day like today (grey, raining and cold) I really wish i was at home in my trackies and ugg boots creating away instead of sitting in an office surfing the web for cool things I could be making. Top of my to make list right now is:
Sheep pillow by Purl Bee - My son calls them Baa's and refuses to say Sheep

My little man is 2 next month so this Birthday shirt vai I can teach my child is perfct!
Some little man pants via Made
10 minute pencil roll via My Poppet - perfect for travelling over the silly season
I have been able to squeeze in some crafting time at night over the last week- and have whipped up another pair of shorts for my son - this time to be worn out in public (no photo sorry - it is too wet and cold in Sydney right now for shorts!) and I have been working on some Christmas presents for my girlfriends (sorry can't share the details yet just in case they read this blog!).

I have also been working on some counting cards for my son. I looked high and low for some that I could buy online but couldn't find any that met exactly what I was after - being recognisable pictures, and then the number in both letters and numerals - so I made my own with my trusty laminator (I splurged and bought myself a laminator last week!)


I am now working on colour cards (but need some sunny weather to take some more photos)

They are by no means perfect but nothing my son will complain about (just his slightly OCD mother). I am also waiting to pick up a book I ordered on snapfish filled with photos of my son's favourite things (birthday present).

Have you been up to any exciting crafting lately? Head over to Our Creative Space for some inspiration

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Don't you just love those days....

Don't you just love those days when you wake up and you get good news, and it just sets the tone of your whole outlook for the day? After a rather crappy day yesterday (33 weeks pregnant, tired, emotional, sick 2 year old who woke up at 5.30 and then held me under house arrest by not letting me change his PJs all day- I could go on but you get the idea) I was delighted to read my emails (in bed) this morning to find two great pieces of news.

Firstly my Airmail Magnetic Pegs were featured in this great airmail themed wedding round up on Emmaline Bride - the Wedding Guide for the Handmade Bride


And secondly I won a competition over on tickle the imagination magazine  for a Mollydag Made handmade wooden children's game. I think i am going to have to choose the Wooden Memory Game - Animal Menagerie because whilst my little man may be a little young for the memory side of it - I have no doubt it will be great for learning animal names and matching pictures.

Mollydag Made have heaps of other beautiful looking games and at great priced (perfect stocking stuffers or presents for nieces and nephews).

So - whilst the outlook out my window is not a pretty sight at the moment (seriously 19 degress at the end of November!) - things are looking pretty good.

Wordless Wednesday - a busy weekend

Clontarf Beach - hunting for starfish

Setting up House after a slight relocation

Helping Dad demolish the old swing chair

Mmmm - icecream cake (and don't hold the party hat against me)

For more Wordless Wednesdays - head over to Faith Hope and A Whole Lotta Love

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bonds Online

This is a bit of an unsual post for me as those that know me, would know I am not really into clothes, or fashion. But when I heard Bonds were now online I got just a little bit excited - their products are often hard to find - and with free shipping at the moment - you can't go wrong. Their collection is huge - so grab a cup of coffee and have a trawl of their new site.

Some of my fav's:

I am also liking the look of their maternity bras - but figured you probably don't need to see pictures of these!
What's your favourite Bond's product?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Yes Please Thank You - Lanterns and Elastics

Couple of quick "yes please thank you"'s that caught my eye yesterday:
Jumping Elastics (oh the memories!) from Poppet in the Post - only $5.00 (great stocking stuffer)
Paper Lantern - Carnival Stripe Pack of 6 - 25cm dia lanterns from Sweet Style - $14.95
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The lanterns have inspired me to give these DIY paper lanterns a go to add some interest to my sons new big boy room's ceiling - off to raid my paper stock.

Image and DIY via The Creative Place

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Creative Space - Summer PJ's

My creative endevours this week have branched into the children's clothing realm - PJ's to be more exact. It was time for the flannels to be retired (both because they are now too small and it was way too hot) so i whipped up some PJ's for my son. When i say whipped up - i mean i read a bunch of tutorials online, books, consulted with my mum, and eventally came up with my own pattern from another pair of his shorts - and here are the results:

I have to admit I am a little chuffed with myself! I am even considering making some summer shorts for him to wear outside the safety of our house.  For more Creative Spaces - head over here
(PS - self promotion - i am having a 48 hour facebook sale (end Friday) for some new gift tags i have been working on - you can check out my facebook sale here)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Red Letter Studio Sale

I know - 3 blog posts in one day! But I had to share Red Letter Studio 50% off sale on their madeit and etsy store. You might even recognise some of their prints from my sons first bedroom room (see post here)

(Sail Away A4 Art Print - on sale for only $10)

(Float Away A4 Art Print - on sale for only $10) 

Lots of other lovely prints and cards in store at bargain prices - but don't wait too long and miss out!

Cheeky 48 Hour Facebook Sale - Starting Tonight

I am having a cheeky 48 hour facebook sale starting tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm (AEST) for some (I had a blonde moment) fabric gift tags and some new stamped gift tags I have been working on (thanks to some amazing stamps by Nora Jane).

Pack of 8 Stamped Christmas Gift Tags on heavy duty card stock - $6.00 + $1.00 P&H
(2 of each design, blank on rear for message. Tags measure 12cm x 6xm)

Four Little Duckies Stamped Gift Tags on heavy duty card stock - pack of 4 - $3.00 + $1.00 P&H
(tag on the left with one little duckie is the rear, tag on right is the front. Tags measure 12cm x 6cm)

10 pack of Fabric swing tags  plus 10 metres red and white twine and 10 metres of green and white twine
- $8.50 + $1.20 P&H - ONLY 3 packs available.
(tags measure approx 4.5cm diameter)

Be sure to swing by my facebook page for all updates and to take part in the sale.

Wordless Wednesday - Beach Soccer


For more Wordless Wednesday's head over to Faith Hope and a Whole Lotta Love

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kids Room Inspiration

My son's room is now all but done (except for the towels and fabric over the windows because we realised at the last minute we really needed block out blinds not shear) and he has moved in to his new abode. However... that has not stopped me collecting kids room inspiration on pinterest. Some of my highlights from the last week.

Car Wall decal by Love Mae on Etsy
Chalkboard Wall Treatment via Project Nursury
Hacking the IKEA Lack table for ikea via Apartment Therapy
Mini window treatment bunting via Kick Can and Bonkers

and Robot cushion from Tiges and Weince on Etsy

Full pics and details of my sons room coming soon - just need to find the time to take photos in the daylight when he is not trying to steal my camera! In the meantime you can check out my Pinterest board dedicated to Kids Room Inspirations

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Creative Space - Fabric Gift Tags

My Creative Space this week has involved lots and lots and lots of fabric gift tags for a store down in Melbourne who uses them to display prices (gotta love repeat orders) - but they would also make great Xmas Gift Tags


And I did have a totally blonde moment last night when I thought i hadn't made enough, so made some more, only to find another pile next to me on the couch! Ooops! Good news is I will having a quick cheeky facebook sale in the next few days for the extra overs. Make sure you follow another donkey design on facebook for all the updates.
Fore more creative spaces and inspiration - head over to Our Creative Space

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

yes please, thank you - be still my stationery loving heart

For those that have met me in person - you may have noticed I have a slight bangle obsession. Couple this with my stationery obsessions and I soooo want one of these vintage ruler bangles. Available from JacQ on etsy



Also available in inches if you are on that side of the world.

Yes Please Thank You (PS can someone please tell my husband about these ones!)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Etsy Love - Little Lion Studio

I am loving these over sized vinyl wall decals for kids room by Little Lion Studio- nothing like a statement piece to make a room




And while you are there - make sure you check out these great print sets too!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sewing Inspiration - Bibs, Shoes and Pinafores

Some sewing inspiration for any budding sewers out there (or people like me who just like to look at what I "could" but never find the time too!)

Quilted bib pattern  and tutoria by Sew She Sews

Little Man Shoes by Schwin and Schwin

Pinafore Dress Pattern by Smashed Peas and Carrots

Have you come across any great sewing tutorials lately which I can add to my ever growing Pinterest board dedicated to sewing inspiration? Leave me a comment below with a link!

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