Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Etsy Shop Update

Hello lovely people. Well I've finally put more items in my Etsy shop. These are a few of the offerings in shop. They all come with mini envelopes and little sticker seals. And if you want to mix and match the styles let me know and I can set it up for you :) 

This is my newest idea. They are teeny mini notecards. They are about half the size of my usual sized mini cards. The little hearts have inspirational words or words on them. I used my typewriter for them. They will most likely be sold in sets without envelopes. What do you think?? Again they can be mix and matched with colour and words. 

And I have a discount code for you. If you use 'LOVELY' it will take 20% off your whole order! 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

A baby giggle

Hello lovely people. I just wanted to share a little video of my littlest nephew Elijah. When I hear a baby laugh it makes my heart melt (and really really clunky). 

We helped my brother and sis in law move house yesterday and I had a great time looking after Elijah. We don't get to see them as often because they live on the Sunshine Coast so I love spending time with them.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Mien Moir

Hello lovely people. I'm not at work because I took a flex day. One of the benefits of working in the government.

I wanted to share an Etsy shop that I love. It's called Mien Moir. My friend Steph has just recently opened it and I'm so glad she did. It's handmade clothes for the more petite. Steph and I worked together at Myer a few years ago and we used to discuss clothes and hard it could be to find clothes that fit smaller people. She went off to work for a dressmaker (she makes wedding dresses) and I always said she should open an Etsy and sell her own clothes.

This is part of her about me page.

These are some of my favourites. All designed and made by her.

I really want to buy something from her shop soon. You must check it out. She has other photos showing examples on how to style the items. She uses beautiful fabric and each piece is so unique. Check out her shop here, her about me page here, and the Facebook page here. I've also added a button for her shop on the left hand side of the page :)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Books books books

Hello lovelies. I hope your week is going well. It was a long weekend last weekend and I went to the Lifeline Bookfest again. This is one of my favourite events and I always try to make it each time. I mean loads of books and all for charity. How can you not love it? 

I'm always looking for pretty children's fairytale books for my future kids (I'm getting quite a collection) 

I adore the illustrations. 

A few Enid Blyton books and L.M Montgomery (I haven't read Anne of Green Gables before either eep!)

If you have been reading my blog for awhile you know that I'm collecting Babysitter Club books and Sweet Valley Books. 

And I'm looking forward to reading all of these books. I was going to buy The Road too. I also heard good things about Jellicoe Road.

I love books! Do any of you like to trawl for books? I give a little squeal when I find something I've been wanting to buy.

Have a great rest of week.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Things for Travel and a few thoughts

I've been the worst at blogging lately. My job is so busy at the moment that when I get home all I want to do is flop. Ever have those days/weeks when the washing just keeps piling up, the house never feels organised and clean and the more I have on my to do list the less I will actually accomplish? That's been my last few weeks. But... I'm not going to let the little things get to me and to just count my blessings each day.

It's a long weekend this weekend (Thank you Queen Elizabeth) and Jason is off on another work conference. I'm going to try and catch up on a few things but also do some things I love without feeling guilty.

Because it has been long a hard week (weeks really), I went shopping in my lunch time yesterday. They are items for my trip so they are allowed in my budget :) 

I bought some TOMS ballet flats. I was tossing up between this pair and another pair but I figured these would go with most things. I have read reviews saying they aren't as comfortable as the original shoes but they still felt alright to me. Plus I will wear them now to break them in. I still do need a sneaker/running shoe that will be good for lots of walking but still stylish.

And I bought that Sportsgirl bag I mentioned in my last post that will be a great travel bag. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I aim to write some letters, work on my journal with Jasmine, make some friendship bracelets, play around with my typewriter...just get back into being creative.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Just a Minute in....June

Sweet little nephews Micah and Elijah.

Watching... Games of Thrones (sad that the season finale is on tomorrow), Full House (it brings back such memories)
Feeling... Quite inspired to create. I'm just not sure what I'm going to make yet
Planning... My holiday. For the next few months this will be a major part of my day
Praying... For the courage to follow my passions and to stop being so afraid
Wishing... For some time off work (I wouldn't mind a few days off for a mental health day)
Hoping... I hear about my job soon

So I haven't really heard any news about my job but I am keeping my faith in God that it will all work out and I will have a job after the end of this month.

Thanks again for any suggestions I've gotten about my USA holiday. I'm getting really excited about it. And I'm thinking about a few things I would like to get before we go.

I'm thinking about getting this bag as my travel bag. I know it can fit a DSLR camera because a friend of mine's sister has this bag and she fit hers in it. Plus it can be used as a satchel which is what I want for my travel bag. If you have any suggestions let me know.

Also I'm thinking of getting a pair of these shoes. 

Which ones do you like better? I would also like some black flats and a pair of TOMS ballet flats. I'm sure we will do a lot of walking so I want pretty shoes that are still comfortable. If you have any suggestions let me know :)

I hope you are all having a great weekend.