Here they are at last!! Our cute jute bags that our picnics for The Ashes will go in!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Simon and I are really excited that we have been given the chance to make our hampers for The Ashes this year in the members area of the Sydney Cricket Ground. We are making 3 picnics and this weekend, our lovely friend and brilliant photographer, Greta, shot the picnics for us. Let the fun begin!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I just came across this lovely site http://coreymarie.com, and LOVE these cute little mix tape brooches made from re-cycled book covers & buttons.
Would also love to get my mits on one of these recycled stationery sets - all my favourite colours rolled into one lovely, happy bundle!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Simon and I have spent the last few days baking and stitching and stuffing to prepare for these cute PR packs for 'Lanolips Lemonaid' that were sent out today to all the beauty eds of the mags here in Sydney and interstate ... really lovely product for your lips.. shiney and smelly! We made organic lemon curd slices and sourced other organic lemony things that we felt suited the brand...... oh... and I painted and stitched and wrapped and tied......
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Simon and I have been lucky enough to be included in the first ever edition of new on line interiors magazine 'Adore Home', founded and created by designer Loni Parker. It lets you take a sneak peak into inspirational homes, looks at the latest products on the market and whisks you away to gorgeous holiday destinations.
If the super spring colours and fab homes in here don't inspire you, then I don't know what will!
Check it out here:
Good luck guys!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
This is soooo cute! I have a feeling that it might be a little out of my league on the needle craft front, but I'm going to give it a shot! I remember having a sweet cotton bikini as child... it always fell down when I went in the water. I think I'll stay on dry land when I've crafted this one! Pics to follow once I've made it!
You can down load the pattern at http://www.homelife.com.au/home+ideas/home+help/how+to+sew+a+vintage+style+bikini,5705
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I discovered these cute organic Balms by UK company 'Figs & Rouge' at the Organic Expo a few weeks ago. They are 100% organic, smell like heaven and are great for lips and any other dry spots. And most importantly - they come in the most divine tin. Keep your eyes peeled for them, they'd make a great little pressie!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Oh wow - these words just made me cry. I love, love this amazing book made by Rachel Skrobalak at http://pictureseatpeople.com/
it's printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable based inks, hand bound and beautifully packaged using degradable materials. I would be so happy to have one of these by my bedside. Just beautiful.
Monday, September 27, 2010
It seems terribly early to be making up Christmasy things, but we made one of our lovely hampers for a shoot today! We are going to be doing a special Christmas picnic this year, but there'll be no ham in sight. We thought of our fave things that we love to eat, and that remind us of Christmas in Sunny Sydney! Just find a sparkly spot by the water and crack open the rose..... perfection!
Here's a sneak peak at the menu:
- Ligurian olives marinated in rosemary, chilli, garlic & fennel seeds
- Medjool dates filled with goat’s curd & pistachios wrapped in prosciutto
- Poached Australian King prawns with gremolata & aioli
- Lemon & thyme baked free range chicken with fregola, asparagus, sugar snaps, baby peas, mint and toasted almonds
- Mango & passionfruit pavlova
- Infinity sourdough baguette
Thursday, September 23, 2010
After a rather amazing lunch at Marque restaurant here in Sydney a few weeks ago, we were inspired to try and grow our own nasturtiams from seed. I lovingly planted them and waited for a few weeks, there really wasn't much to report. Then all of a sudden, the little fellas went nuts. Here is there progress to date..... I love them. They remind me of being a child back in England. That smell is so distinctive and one I will always treasure.
We had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Frankie and Ben from Habitus Living earlier this week. Check out the great article that they wrote about us!
Have just come across these really cool picnic boxes from US company 'Boxsal' www.boxsal.com.
Each kooky box comes with all the bits and bobs that you need for your picnic and the whole thing is super friendly to our world! Great for when wicker just wont cut the mustard!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I was just perusing the shelves our our brilliant local 'cooking and other great things' store "The Bay Tree" on Queen Street, Woollahra, and came across these gorgeous cupcake cases. They cost a small fortune, but they are so pretty and would be great for grown up gals parties or weddings!
They are made by Vestli House ( http://www.vestlihouse.com) who also make great napkins, wrapping paper and baking moulds. If only I could bake, I could have some fun with these!