Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Legs to lust for.

Lovely Legs by Les Queues de Sardines for the not so daring, and authentic leg artwork on my best girl Kel. Tres Beauty!

Yellow Owl Stamps

Yellow Owl Workshop has the best rubber stamps...I must get me some!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Vintage Fabrics

Whilst on holidays in South Australia I picked up a wonderful selection of vintage fabrics from second hand stores. County opportunity shops are truly amazing places, there is a real sense of community and generosity. One particular store had the most treasured sewing room, filled to the brim with fabrics, trims, buttons and findings. It was heaven!! Run by a sweet 80 year old lady named Vera it was such a pleasure to talk with her and to share in her appreciation for sewing. Here are some of my gems.....

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Recent Thrift Finds.

Recent thrift on image for a closer look.

1. The Day the Cow Sneezed, by James Flora, 1957.
2. Wooden painted egg cup.
3. Hand knitted bunny vest.

Monday, 22 March 2010


Now on twitter...I've succumb to it finally. 
Just made my first tweet, kind of exciting.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Texta Versus.

Who do you think won the texta marker??

Bobo Choses

"Once upon a time there lived an old donkey on Okinawa Island, who fell asleep every night looking up at the moon."

Bobo Choses is a wonderful label based in Barcelona (so many great things come from Spain, oh how I loved that city!) their designs are bright, bold and orginal. They also have a social awearness, with garments being made in places such as Bangladesh were workers are given the opportunity to learn valuable skills, with 10 % of Bobo sales going back to the community.  The entire collection can be checked out here.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Kiddie Outfits By Odds&Ends.

I've put together these wee cute outfits from my Odds&Ends range. The pieces are handcrafted from vintage patterns and fabrics, styled with my own vintage babies clothing finds and accessories. Please contact me if you have any sales queries.

1. Alice Jacket $39 worn with vintage knitted pom pom leggings, velvet bow belt and cameo brooch (designers own).

2. Hello Rainbow Dress $39 worn with zebra necklace $19 and plain white top (designers own).

3. Vintage Handmade Apron, reversible design $35. Worn with vintage pom pom leggings and grey top (designers own)

4. Vintage Handmade Circus Bolero $15, worn with white top and knitted leggings (designers own).
5. Blue Bell Bib Onesie $18, with matching Frilly Bottoms $20

Knitted Lights

Another lovely knitted thought.
Sorry, but I lost the link of where these are from. I will update once i find them again.

Soother Tree

I know there will come a time when little Charley will have to say good night one last time to his soother before it joins the many other lost dummys of this world. I had my own soother, a security blanket made from a scrap of my mothers dressing gown. Sadly, the removal company took it whilst we moved house, or so I thought for many years. Turns out, Mum and Dad had decided it was time to say good by to 'Ruggy' and so it joined the other blankets in soother heaven. I hope it found a happy home like this soother tree. Via Fine Little Day.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Tea Anyone?

I don't mind the odd cup of tea, how sweet would it be to invite a friend over for a cup and spoil them with these hand made tea bags. Such a nice gift idea. Found on Happy Things Blog by Ocechou

Ha - Made you look :)

I could not resist...what a great dog toy. Hope it has made you smile. Found via 2Modern Design Blog.

Clever Clothing - BASTIDA

Combine cute kids clothes, ingenious design, and sustainability and what do you get? Bastida. Alicia from Barcelona has created a wonderful concept jacket and pant that grow with your child. With the use of zippers and folds these garments transform from age 6 months to 3 years. Very exciting, considering the amount of clothes little ones wear for such a limited time.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Crayon Rings

How cool are these crayon rings, not just a pretty accessory! by Timothy Liles.

I found these images on the net some time ago, sadly I've lost track of the origins...

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Made by Joel

I hope that I too can inspire my children the way Joel, from Made by Joel does with his sweet craft projects.
Charley is a little too young to understand the fun of making modern doll hoses, finger puppets or slot cards just yet, but believe me, together we will be crafting up sweet toys like Joel and his kids in no time. Thank you Joel for your inspirational site it is a real joy.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Le Train Fantome

How adorable is Fanja's work, I have seen her Lewis and Lumi dolls sprinkled across the net, but just found her blog. A lovely site full of inspirational things. Enjoy! I know I will.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Dos Family

Another awesome Swedish site, Dos Family is the very appealing work by decorator Isabelle Halling McAllister and photographer Jenny Brandt. Together they document amazing real interiors along with a kids section and guest blog posts about all things design related. Check it out, as it is well worth the look.

Haroshi - Recycled Skateboards

Check out Haroshi's recycling efforts, old skateboards....totally amazing!