July 05, 2009

Introducing Lila (the mannequin head)

Lila has graciously allowed the use of her head for display in my shop :)

I bought this mannequin head for people to be able to gauge size and I have to tell you I have never had so much fun dressing her up! Me, who used to pull limbs off dolls!

VivaLaModa Issue

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June 25, 2009

I'm going to be in a Magazine!

I was just shown how my ad is going to look in the fab mag Viva La Moda and I think it looks fantastic. I'm so excited!! lol

June 23, 2009

My New Range

I'm making a new range of simple, only gold jewellery "Simply Gold". The type of jewellery you like to wear everyday and its not too showy or out to dinner with a simple black dress etc. Its all 14k Gold Fill. The pendants have a beautiful gleam to them.

June 19, 2009


I've called this Treasury "Spirit, Heart, Love".

It's such a pleasure to reside amongst such talented artists.

Hope it makes it to the Front Page, click on the link and leave a comment if you like.

June 14, 2009

For Golf Enthusiasts!

How cute are these! My brother is selling these colourful and useful little transporters and I think they are a great idea. I have only ever golfed twice and it may be that I'm incredibly unfit, but by the end of it I was absolutely exhausted!!! The first time was a scorching hot day and I had no water with me as I assumed they would have these little taps along the course. After 4 hours of scorching heat, and heaving myself over hills I felt as though I was climbing Kilimanjaro.

Why spend $12,000 on a big cumbersome buggy when for one of these Little Ripa's you only have to pay $1,800.

Click on the header to link you straight to the website.

June 09, 2009

Showcase Artist for June

This month's showcased artist is a fellow Jewellery Designer who makes gorgeous elegant pieces. Some are reminiscent of a romantic Victorian era. I'll let her introduce herself:

Hi, I'm Ping2...a stay-home-mom of 2 :)I love making jewelries and the process of selecting the beads and findings out of such a wide range available out there! :)Having an end product that is so beautiful and complements the wearer inspires me to continue exploring the different designs that can be created.
Link to the title to go straight to Ping's shop.

May 26, 2009


Treasuries are a collage of different artists works. They are so much fun to collate and really are like a little work of art on their own. I've made up three so far. Here is my beach themed one.

May 18, 2009

Viva La Moda Magazine

What a wonderful new idea. Just a few days ago I had a craving to buy an expensive fashion magazine but as I'm on the tightest of budgets bypassed it. But here is a fashion magazine with original Handmade works from mainly artists of Etsy. Really fun and interesting articles, fashion, recipes, how to's, design. 104 pages of it and all for free!!

So, I've decided to bare my wares on this great new site and spread the word.

May 11, 2009

Showcasing a Talented Artist

I have decided to start showcasing some of the talent out there in the craftworld. I love to see other people's creations/innovations and so today I'm introducing you to a talented lady from the Gold Coast, Australia. Andrea from the shop Masalachai on Etsy.

Andrea makes the most gorgeous, functional and bright bags, well made purses and soft pastel baby mobile letters - and everything is so reasonably priced. Her workmanship is perfect and shipping prices so cheap.

The bags looks flexible and comfortable and big enough to fit all your must haves but not too big to lose its style. The wallets wonderfully flat so as not to take up too much room in your bag and at only USD $10, so affordable. With the mobile letters, you buy them individually so you may want to put your child's name up on the wall or an expression of love. They make a wonderful gift.

Check it out for yourselves.... http://www.masalachai.etsy.com/

April 21, 2009

Mother's Day Coming - Get Organised!

Here are my suggestions for Mother's Day. I can even make a personalised mother's day card for you with your own words typed inside i.e. a personal poem etc. I myself like gifts that are handmade as they have a more personal touch and it shows that there are not masses of replicas out there. Click on my shop at right to view more choices.

You'll need to get in quick though as it's creeping up (for those not in Australia you'll have to get your order in over the next couple of days).

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday today which is always fun (no matter how much older you are getting). Everybody seemed to be in a hurry this year to give me my gifts - I'm not complaining. My sister bought me a fantastic crocheted wrap to be worn around the shoulders with a drawstring. Love it. And other than that I had $ to spend which I've used to hunt down a groovy Mannequin head for my jewellery. You know you're addicted to your work when all your extra money is spent on it lol.

I like low key celebrations so tonight we're off to the local pub for a meal. I don't know about you but I feel terribly uncomfortable in upper class restaurants. Always feel you have to mind your manners, and have meaningless conversations lol

After that its.... Pokies!! Yay.

April 05, 2009

And we can't forget the Men

Personally, I'm happy to see the return of Fedora Hats, I think they're very stylish (i.e. why women are wearing them too). I also love the vests and scarves for men from the 40s.

In the 1960s I thought the ill-fitting tight suits looked great on men. Striped tops and long shoes and tousled hair. And... velvet suits a la Austin Powers - grrrrroovy baby.

What's Old is New Again

Do you sometimes want to turn back the clock and recapture some of the magic and fun of the 1920s to 1960s? I love the romance of those eras, the fashions, the manners, the simple fun. There's so much more freedom of expression now but I think romance has lost out.

I love the elegance of the 30s to 40s, the bright happy fun of the 60s, the stylishness of the 20s.

Ever since my sister Leonora decided to start sewing vintage we've been having fun researching via old movies, photos, t.v. series. Here are a few fashion items that will be fun to be able to wear again. Headscarves tied like the inimitable style icon Audrey Hepburn, long gloves, black liquid eyeliner and bouffon hair, turbans are just a few.

March 22, 2009


Weddings are a great excuse to get all dressed up. It was extra fun this time round as my sister Leonora http://www.myvintagestyle.blogspot.com/ ) who has started to sew said she would make that dress that I had in mind. We went scouring pattern books to find a pattern, I chose my fabric, a beautiful navy satin and a few weeks later, voila. Terribly exciting having a sis who can now make me clothes. Yeeha.

She had fabric left over so suggested she make a little clutch to match the dress, and who am I to refuse. Mum had the great idea of adding a 50 year old brooch of her which just finished it off. I loved the idea of having a basic bag and changing the look of it with different brooches.

Here's a pic.

March 15, 2009

Gift Cards

I told you I bore easily. Now I'm making the gift cards to go with jewellery purchases(or on their own)! I enjoy taking photos and thought why not share them around. So I've attached my pics to cardstock and voila! Personally, when I look through cards I always go to the comic aisle, love to have a good laugh - must work on some funnies. I think its a good idea to personalise them also. I'd love to receive a card with my name on the front in the text.

January 08, 2009

Tis Now 2009

Well, I promised I'd be back in a year and its way past that lol

Time to upload some new photos me thinks.