Monday, 30 January 2012

My sister says I'm a slut to design.  She's right I get such a kick out of whats 'new'and 'on trend'  How things look and gathering like a magpie ideas and images from like minded design slaves.
I think I have passed it on to my eldest daughter because she got a bit crazy with me on the party decor for the five year olds birthday party.  We had a blast and I think the kids did too.

So putting the hours of pinterest party perusing to good use here are some ideas we used.
  • Kate spade envelopes on the wall.  Great impact for very little effort and we turned it into a game of charades by drawing pictures and popping them in the envelopes. Couldn't find the original post but eatdrinkchic still has a post about it.
  • Martha Stewart tissue paper pom-poms.  Again, great impact for very little effort.
  • Hang balloons from the ceiling.  Just as effective as helium.
  • Oh yes and post it notes make great flag cake toppers. All my own idea!

Giant paper flowers.  These make me go weak at the knees.  Sad I know.  Clever lady that Chantal, Etsy shop Dragonfly Expression.  Found via the lovely Mon carnet blog.

Friday, 27 January 2012

My years in ad agencies are being put to good use.  Product shot number 523!
Birthday party weekend this weekend.  Trying hard to share the making with the kids.  Yes, you can make the pinata...even though mommy  dearly wants to make it and show everyone how clever and talented she is.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Yesterday we were featured on print & pattern.
Yeah, thank you Bowie, always such a kick!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

His fluffiness is stealing my kids toys and taken them into the garden 
so I keep finding sad little guys like this hidden under the trees.  Shame.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Been baking my own bread! One of my finest achievements.  
Sent my daughter to school with homemade bread sandwiches.  
Too much time on your hands you say.  Supermum I say!

Friday, 20 January 2012

I've been taking more product shots.  
Think I have finally got the hang of it and am now really enjoying it.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Alexi's party invitations.
Yes a little overboard but I'm a designer mom so I'm allowed to.
See the glitter everywhere?  I think I am going to have to put
a glitter warning on the envelope!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Top Drawer Spring is on and we're there so come and say hi!  This year it is paired with the Home show and I must say it's all looking very swish.  I have totally lost my sense of direction, I normally know exactly where I am on the show but they have changed everything around so I have done a lot of walking in circles scratching my head, but all good, the show looks tremendous.

It has been freezing cold but oh so sunny.  
Sunny in January?....yup, sunny in January.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Leaping from Christmas to Valentine's!  
We have a range of 6 Valentine's cards.  
Have a look at our Mother's day too cause that's just around the corner.  

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Been snapping some more of our gold glitter range.  Fizz!  

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

It's that time of the year again.
Top Drawer is coming up and
we have a lovely new range of gold glitter cards.
Our best yet we think!

We'll be at stand C36.
15 - 17 January 2012
Earls Court.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

I never used to like origami, but I think I have changed my mind.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

My kids could cover that room in seven seconds flat.  
We have few rules in this house 
but one of them is definitely no stickers on the furniture!

Artist Yayoi Kusama gave a bunch of small people some sticky dots and this
is the result.  A fabulous installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
Found via Colossal

Pictures from gallery website and photographer Mark Sherwood