Monday, 31 May 2010

The season for adventures..

Its that time of year again when I get to put on my hiking boots, pack my bag and set off into the wilderness for a few days with the students on an Outdoor Education camp. Although I don't teach in this field, I always love setting out for an adventure of hiking and canoeing. It is lovely to have a few days out of the office, to enjoy nature and hopefully take some lovely photos.

image via weheartit

I do wish my tent looked as lovely as this one but I think I might be a little cold during the evening with the winter chill setting in. I will be back on Thursday afternoon, just in time to attend the local charity Sex in the City 2 event. So I will be making a seriously quick change from my hiking boots to heels.

Have a lovely week!
Much Love
xxx

Monday Must Have..

Waking up on this lovely overcast Monday morning, I have a feeling winter is settling in. To celebrate some of my favourite must haves for this week are a beautiful shade of grey, one of my favourite colours to wear during winter.

via Imelda's and Louie's

via Modcloth

via NoteMaker

via Anthropologie

Wishing you a delightful Monday!
Much Love
xxx

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Flea Market Finds..

What a lovely Sunday morning for Flea Market Finds. I've just popped the kettle on and am so looking forward to enjoying checking out your lovely finds with week over a cup of tea or two. A huge thank you to everyone who played along last week, helping to create Flea Markets biggest week yet! Oh and did you girls find some beautiful things! If you haven't already, you simply must pop in for a look over here.

So my little find this week was something I've always wanted to find, hiding in a little box at the back of the sweetest of shops.

A lovely vintage telephone complete with instructions.
It seems my telephone collection is increasing as rapidly as my typewriters. I do adore accidentally creating new collections. How I just need somewhere to keep them!

So what delights have you found this week? To play along just leave a comment and add your flea market blog post link (not just your blog link) in the Linky below so we can all check out your goodies. Remember you can play any time during the week! And please feel free to upload your fabulous finds to the Flea Market Finds flickr pool too.

Happy Sunday!
Much Love
xxx



Saturday, 29 May 2010

It's Saturday..

Why don't you...

via flickr

Enjoy a picnic.

How beautiful would a picnic under the Eiffel Tower be on this lovely Saturday..I'm hoping the rain will clear up here soon so I can venture out amongst the maple leaves in my backyard for a little picnic of my own.

Happy Saturday!
Much Love
xxx

Friday, 28 May 2010

Friday Favourites..

Oh Friday how I love you, you make my cold morning that little bit more bearable. To warm up the day I wanted to share my favourite images of the week, the gorgeous house of one of my very favourite bloggers, Daydream Lily.

Liss's home is just so gorgeous and filled with sweet, girly delights. Stacks of magazines and teacups, oh my! For more lovely images pop over to the ever inspiring The Design Files.

Have a glorious Friday!
Much Love
xxx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

My Creative Space..

Well, it seems from now until August 19th you may just find many of my creative space moments will be related to Grease. Right now my heart and soul is in this production, from the costumes, to the sets, the script and all the little messy details, it is my world.. and in it, Grease is the word. I always take photos of all the rehearsals, to assist the actors and dancers with their roles and to capture the moment. Here is a moment from dance rehearsals this week I really liked..

They really were 'Born to Hand Jive'

For many more lovely creative spaces, pop over and see the queen of creative Kirsty.
Hope you are having a fabulously creative day, it is so beauitfully overcast and foggy here today, just perfect weather to be sitting by the fire, with a lovely pot of tea and a little crochet.. which is what I will be doing as soon as I get home from work.
Much Love
xxx

Wednesday Wardrobe..Yellow


delightful dress via Modcloth

It is a 'A Touch of Yellow' day at work today. What better time to wear a fabulously sweet dress like this one. I've always been a little afraid to wear yellow, but this past year I have been embracing this joyful colour, simply because it can always makes me smile.

Have a fabulous Yellow day!
Much Love
xxx

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Delightful Dwellings.. perfect

image via What I Wore

What a perfect little corner for a studio.. I just love the gorgeous desk, lovely artwork and all those fabulous markers waiting to create beauty on the page. Lovely spots like this just make my day.

Happy Tuesday!
Much Love
xxx

Monday, 24 May 2010

To Unravel...

Home 2 - Unravelling -Week One

I'm so delighted to be a part of Susannah's new Unravelling course, Living in My World. We have just finished our first week and I already love everything about this course. It is just amazing what unravels from you when you give yourself permission to let go and see the world in a new light. Can't wait to see what this week has in store.

Happy Monday
Much Love
xxx

Monday Must Have..

Morning, Would you like a cup of tea? I know many of us wake up to Monday mornings and sometimes wish we could go back to sleep, but today I'm trying to take a different approach. I'm going to embrace this lovely Monday morning. I can't wait to drive to work in my new car, I'm looking forward to all the adventures this week brings. This week my must have shop is the gorgeous Mushroom and Moss Vintage.

Beautiful vintage finds from Mushroom and Moss Vintage

Wishing you a fabulous week, whatever you might be up to!

Much Love
xxx

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Flea Market Finds..

Good morning, on this lovely and brisk Flea Market Finds Day! How has your week been? Hope you have found a few interesting bits and pieces on your adventures this week. Thanks so much to everyone who played along last week. There were so many fabulous finds, especially some lovely old patterns. I think we have all been inspired by Kate's gorgeous dress making. To check out all the finds pop over here.

Well some weeks you just never know what you will come across when your scouring the local op shops for hidden treasures. This week at the tip shop, Aroundagain I was delighted by my unusual discoveries.

My finds this week.. this fabulous 1960's radio, a sweet little vase and a super cute Kodak Instamatic camera.

I couldn't believe my luck to spot this lovely radio amongst the old computers and toasters. Not only has it found a perfect home on the mantel piece, I've also been searching for an old radio to use in the production of Grease, so it was a successful trip indeed.

So what have you found this week? To play along just leave a comment and add your flea market blog post link (not just your blog link) in the Linky below so we can all check out your goodies. Remember you can play any time during the week! And please feel free to upload your fabulous finds to the Flea Market Finds flickr pool too.

Happy Sunday!
Much Love
xxx


Saturday, 22 May 2010

It's Saturday..

Why don't you..

image via The Sartorialist

Walk a dog.
If you don't have one of your very own, borrow one off a friend like I did today. Dozzer, the Red Heeler x Labrador made the perfect walking companion on a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll.

Happy Saturday!
Much Love
xxx

Friday, 21 May 2010

Friday Favourite..


This weekend, I can't wait to find a spare moment to reconnect with my lovely sewing machine to sit and make something just for me.

What are your lovely weekend plans?
Happy Friday!
Much Love
xxx

Thursday, 20 May 2010

My Creative Space..

Wow, it is indeed very late for my creative space today, but it has just been one of those weeks. Fabulous and exhausting, I've spent the last three evenings at Grease rehearsals and every free moment when I haven't been working, I've been doing rounds between the bank and car dealership. And it has paid off because this afternoon I signed the contract for a new Suzuki Swift. I'm so excited and can't wait to pick it up on Saturday. So my little studio has been a little lonely this week, while I've been playing dress up..

So this is me in my creative space this week... pretending to be a Pink Lady during the College Open Night.. We had a fabulous band rehearsal in the hall and I thought I'd dress up Grease style and had out flyers to the families. It was so much fun!

For many more lovely creative spaces, pop over and see the queen of creative Kirsty.

Happy Thursday!
Much Love
xxx

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Wednesday Wardrobe..Accessories

There is something so fabulous about adoring both your home and yourself with gorgeous accessories.

Vintage hats become a beautiful feature.

Parasols, feathers and vintage jewellery create a wonderful eclectic feel.

I just adore this sweet top hat, reminds me of something Stevie Nicks would wear.

all beautiful images via EverythingStyle

Hope you are having a lovely Wednesday indeed.
Much Love
xxx

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Delightful Dwellings.. Lovely

lovely bedroom image via lace & tea

How gorgeous is this bedroom, it seems my affair with lovely side tables continues this week. Just adoring the mirror, lamp, and fabulous little stool. What a sweet mix of old and new.

Wishing you a delightful Tuesday!
Much Love
xxx

Monday, 17 May 2010

Monday Must Have..

Today, I'm loving the start to a new week! So much to do, so many adventures to be had. Today I'm embracing it all, smiling and just enjoying every moment.

So my perfect must have for today just had to be.. all the gorgeous products at All The Luck in the World. I tried to just choose a few but they are all so amazing, I've decided I must have the whole shop.

image via decor8

This gorgeous image just inspires me to create a home full of beautiful second hand and restyled bits and pieces.

Happy Monday!
Much Love
xxx

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Flea Market Finds..

My! How this week has just disappeared right before my eyes. It seems like only yesterday I was writing about last week's Flea Market adventures! I hope you are having a fabulous start to your Sunday and have been inspired by some fabulous second hand finds. To check out everyone's lovely Mother's Day finds from last week, just pop over here.

I had a quick whirl around Salvo's yesterday morning to find some lovely unexpected delights.

I found a lovely hat stand, something I've been wanting ever since watching Mary Poppins pull one out of her magic carpet bag. I also discovered these two lovely pashminas which will be perfect for this lovely Autumn weather.

Also on my travels I found this lovely little ceramic Buddha and a pair of rather fascinating jugs.

Hope you have found some fabulous bits and pieces this week. To play along just leave a comment and put your flea market blog post link (not just your blog link) in the Linky below so we can all check out your goodies. Remember you can play any time during the week! And please feel free to upload your fabulous finds to the Flea Market Finds flickr pool too.

May your Sunday be very happy indeed.
Much Love
xxx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Friday Favourite...

Continuing with my bedroom theme this week, my Friday favourite this week is this gorgeous nightstand belonging to Chelsea from Frolic. I just love everything about this shot, the lovely morning sunshine, sweet flowers on the windowsill and the adorable take on the traditional bed side table.

Wishing you a fabulous Friday, may it be full of all thing lovely.
Much Love
xxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

My Creative Space..


Is it really Thursday again, how can it be? Surely Thursday it was only yesterday! This week has flown by so quickly that almost all my spare moments have been filled by getting orders ready to post, creating some lovely custom orders and working on props and costumes for Grease. But in a few special moments I found a little time for my favourite afternoon outing, taking a walk, camera and journal in hand, to chase the local homing pigeons around the neighborhood and bask in the glorious afternoon Autumn sunshine.

Writing among the Autumn leaves...

There is just something about May afternoons I find so beautifully lyrical and creative.

For many more lovely creative spaces, pop over and see the queen of creative Kirsty.

Wishing you a fabulous and creative Thursday.
Much Love
xxx

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Wednesday Wardrobe..Cute Tees

I just love a cute tee, my ultimate weekend wardrobe, lovely soft cotton with a pair of jeans, a sweet cardigan and a pair of ballet flats and I'm happy. I'm always on the look out out for fun printed and detailed tees and these are some of my new favourites.


via Modcloth

via Anthropologie

via Modcloth

Somehow a cute tee can always make me feel cheerful, especially when they are adorned with my favourite book covers. Hope you are having a cheerful Wednesday too!

Much Love
xxx

Delightful Dwellings.. Pretty Linen

The last few days I have been dreaming of a bedroom makeover, a coat of Whisper White paint, a lovely new bed and some beautifully textured linen, with a subtle hint of girly sweetness.

Beautiful and inspiring bedrooms via tumblr

Aren't these bedrooms just gorgeous, if I didn't have to rush off to work I'd begin in an instant. Do you have any fabulous creative plans for this lovely Tuesday?

Much Love
xxx

Monday, 10 May 2010

In my Journal...

In my quiet moments I always find myself turning to my journal, as soon as I open its lovely worn pages I feel at home, in a world of all my own..

Creative possibilities - one of my journal pages in progress.

Courtney and I are rekindling our love for journal keeping over here at The Journal Keepers. Pop over if journaling is part of your everyday too.

Much Love
xxx

Monday Must Have..

Happy Monday! I'm looking forward to a lovely week, hopefully with a few surprises to share. Here are some of the sweet things on my must haves list this morning.

Lovely O-Check Library notebook via NoteMaker


Sweet When and Wear scarf via Modcloth

Adorable Button-Strewn Newsboy hat via Anthropologie

Gorgeous 'Like Foxes Through Fences' print by My Folk Lover

Enjoy a lovely Monday filled with sunshine.
Much Love
xxx

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Flea Market Finds..

What a delightful day for flea market finds on such a special day of the year. Happy Mother's day to mothers, step-mothers, mother's to be and mothers of furry friends. Wishing everyone a very beautiful day. So what finds have you discovered this week? Maybe you were even lucky enough to receive a second hand delight for Mother's Day. Thank you for all your lovely comments last week, always makes my day. Some of my favourite finds included, these fabulous phones, this sweet cake plate, these beautiful baskets and these gorgeous bags.

So yesterday in the company of a fabulous friend (and second hand expert) I spent a delightful morning locating some very sweet, strange and quirky bits and pieces. Our first stop was Rose Harvest and what fun we had! If you are ever in Mildura you just have to pop in and if you are anything like me you may never want to leave.

Just some of my finds.. a Japanese vase, a quirky telephone that's actually a radio, some lovely old thread and two very sweet little birds. I also found the lovely tea cup a few weeks back and forgot to share it.

Looking forward to checking out your lovely finds. To play along just leave a comment and put your flea market blog post link (not just your blog link) in the Linky below so we can all check out your goodies. Remember you can play any time during the week! And don't forget to upload your fabulous finds to the Flea Market Finds flickr pool too, thanks so much to those who have added to the flickr pool recently, it is looking so wonderful.

Happy Sunday!
Much Love
xxx

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Special Saturday Sale...

Happy Weekend! I hope your day has been lovely indeed. I've been busy in my little Etsy shop, stocking a few new items and putting together a 'Special Saturday Sale'.

For two weeks only, all 'I heart brooches' are $10 with free shipping worldwide.

Pop over two my little Etsy shop for a look and remember you can always order a custom brooch if you are after something special.

Much Love
xxx

Friday, 7 May 2010

Friday Favourite..



What a busy week it has been! All I can say is I'm so glad it's Friday. To celebrate today I thought this was just perfect, cause we all need a little more love in our lives.

Much Love
xxx

Thursday, 6 May 2010

My Creative Space..

This week I found a little room on my desk amongst the books and fabrics, to bring to life an idea I had the other night in a dream. There was a pile of old books and buttons and an enchanted tree.

Inspired by an intertwining of haberdashery and literature, I'm working on some new pieces of artwork featuring lovely buttons and fascinating vintage book pages, images and text from The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton.

The beautiful green fairy was always one of my favourite characters and inspired the beginnings of this little piece.

I hope you are having a lovely week, I do wish I had more photos to share but it seems as winter begins to set in and the days get shorter, there never seems to be quite enough sunshine anymore. I'll just have to get home from work sooner.


For many more lovely creative spaces, pop over and see the queen of creative Kirsty.

Happy creative space day!
Much Love
xxx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Wednesday Wardrobe..Tokyo Flea Market Style

I just had to share these fabulous images from The Sartorialist, taken at an amazing flea market in Tokyo for this Wednesday Wardrobe. How gorgeous is the eclectic mix of fashion and style. Today I'd love to pack a little bag and travel around the world in search of delightful flea markets.

all gorgeous images via The Sartorialist

Oh and just how adorable is that girl's little house bag!
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
Much Love
xxx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Delightful Dwellings.. Houseboat

So in the past few weeks I wanted to live in a gypsy caravan, a bookshop and a shed, today I've decided I'd like to explore my sea faring, swash buckling side and live in a lovely boat like Pia Jane Bijerk's little house boat in Amsterdam.


Lovely boat images via Pia Jane Bijerk

Wishing you a beautiful sea faring Tuesday!
Much Love
xxx