Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Finds

I felt the need for a bit of 'screen shopping' .. (the internet version of window shopping) .. so I logged onto and found some very cool things that have been added to my evergrowing wish list :)

Moose Zip Pouch by bluegingerdesigns -

Field Ring by Stephanie Winther -

Foxy Rattle and Teether by chunkychooky -

Funky Tree Shoulder bag with free wallet by Eklecticmix -

Alainn freshwater pearl stacking rings by Alainn -

I was also pleasantly surprised to find that not only does madeit have some great sellers and handmade items for sale, but now they have released a sister site, which is all about supplies!

Here are some cool finds from craftumi...

"Mod Girls" Jennifer Paganelli Sis Boom Fat Quarter (Pink) by Georgielovesfabric -

24 Half Inch Round Wooden Buttons by heartsupplies -

Crochet Scrapbooking and Applique Flowers Pink- 3 pieces by Boutiqueflowercreations -

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spring Overhaul

Spring has sprung and I'm loving all the flowers and blooms that are coming out in my garden. I've gone a bit crazy photographing them lately so I thought I'd share a few with you.

I've also decided to do a spring clean of my etsy and madeit stores, products and banner/style. I've been working on some new vintage inspired necklaces that I am really excited to share with you soon. For now though, heres my new banner...

What do you think? I used some vintage photography titling letters that my grandfather used to use on his family movies (therefore they're very special!) I'm not 100% sold on the wooden background yet but I figured I can adopt the same look using the letters and various different backgrounds every now and then (a bit like how google is always changing its logo but it remains, in essence, the same!).

And also a sneak peak at something to do with my new range.... pretty, huh?

By the way I've cleaned out my etsy store completely to await the launch of new products so it's kind of empty in there at the moment... stay tuned :)

♥ B

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Delightful DUSTy Craft Swap

I'm so thrilled with my second DUST craft swap, I really enjoyed it. I was paired with the lovely Olga from Ellies Pretty Things. Olga said she liked my bird themed jewellery and her favourite color was green... so this is what I came up with for her:

And in return, this is the beautiful parcel I recieved from her - a pale green organza flower headband, pair of flower hairslides and jumbo button hair tie - all gorgeous and all very very useful! (they went in my hair as soon as I got them!)

Make sure you check out Olga's store too! :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fathers Day

Fathers day means a bit more this year as it is the first one my husband is celebrating! (Unfortuantely I missed out by a few weeks for Mothers Day this year - bub wasn't quite born yet!). But seeing as my son is not quite old enough to go shopping on his own... its up to me to sort out the pressie for the new dad :)

So. I thought I'd get a hand from bubs to make a cute framed foot print and photo to commemorate this first fathers day!

First, footprint from bubs. CHECK
Second, cute photo of dad and bubs. CHECK
Third, a double frame. CHECK
Fourth, some letter stickers. CHECK.
and Finally... The finished product :)

Simple but really effective I think, I hope 'daddy' likes it! Here are some other cute finds for fathers on etsy...

Vintage Blue Copper Enamel cufflinks by petaliferous

Reddish Brown Journal by KarleighJae

Big Drip Modern Wall Clock by pilotdesign