Saturday, December 11, 2010

Paper Doily Xmas Wreath

Another very cute Christmas wreath for you to make yourself!! I was having a little browse through one of my favourite blogs The Red Thread and stumbled upon yet another wonderful DIY project!
This Paper Doily wreath is perfect for Xmas this year, it is just stunning! Please have a go and make sure you put a pic up our Facebook Page. We love seeing your projects! Thanks Lisa for showing us yet another wonderful Xmas project :)

Tutorial is on The Red Thread.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Mon Tresor Xmas

Wow wow wow! This beautiful Xmas dessert table has just made the start of this day so happy! Its so nice having the business that i do, because being on facebook means meeting all sorts of wonderful and creative people! One very talented Suzanna from Mon Tresor a beautiful online Boutique, created all of this lushness! A lovely lovely gal with a lovely lovely eye for all things lovely!

This is just stunning!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Handmade Heaven

Pip Lincolne the superhero of the handmade world and crafty creator of Meet Me at Mikes, the very super awesome cool shop and blog, has come out with a book so rad, I almost want to keep the copies I have in the shop all to myself! I am pretty sure at least a copy is coming home with me ;)
I was extremely impressed when I got Meet Me at Mikes first in the shop and people have loved all the beautiful projects inside!!
Sew La Tea DO seems to be packed with wonderful projects to sew!!
Now......i just need to learn how to sew a little more than a straight line!
Check out more wonderful projects and interesting things that Pip is so famous for on her Meet Me at Mikes Blog

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pretty little birdy

I was having a little look through The Red Thread blog today for more wonderful idea's to make and came across these gorgeous bird mobiles! My brother and his partner just had a baby girl and I think it would be so beautiful above her cot. I was also thinking that if you used your Xmas colours, then you could make your Xmas a little bit more special. maybe even try to make an angel or star instead of the bird for a different twist. Its such a beautiful mobile and relatively easy to make. I cant wait to get started! you can find instructions here!!!!

My New Favourite

I was very excited to see that one of our very favourite suppliers Alarna from Little Jane St got hitched over the weekend. The few photo's we have seen are just blissful and looks like the day was just so gorgeous and full of Alarna's unique sense of style! I highly recommend you take a very big browse through my new favourite photographer Jonas Petterson website and look at the amazing photos's that seem to almost make you cry they are so lovely!!
Congratulations Alarna and Dave we wish you all the very happiness,smiles and sunshine in your future together :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Paper Snowflakes

I have been getting the shop ready for Xmas, starting to make little paper decorations and I put my mum on a mission to make these beautiful snowflakes thinking it would be too complicated for my brain to handle! When I saw the first few my mum had made i was busting to try and make them! In about 3 minutes my very talented mum showed myself and Rocky(my wonderful shop assistant) how to make them! They really are simple and I went home that night and made two straight away!
I have been busily making more in our shop Xmas colours today and I thought it would be nice to share with you all how to make them so u can give your own homes a touch of papery goodness!!
Try and use paper from old magazines or newspapers that would normally go in the recycling bin(i hope). U can find the instructions Here at Cut Out and Keep I would suggest you use a hot glue gun though as it makes it so much quicker to dry and hold the paper!
Once our Xmas window is in full bloom I will show u the snowflakes we have made! Feel free to put your pictures of your own snowflakes up on my facebook page! I love seeing every ones creations!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Beautiful Toilet rolls

I was completely blown away by these beautiful little pieces of art. They are made from toilet rolls and are so so cute!
The artist Anastassia Elias is one talented gal....and has fantastic eye's and hands to be able to work with making cut outs so small and perfect!
You can see more of her work Here!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Xmas with a beautiful twist

My Little Jedi always has the very best blog posts and I so love reading everything Vesna(My Little Jedi creator) has on her beautiful blog. But today I was so excited to see XMAS!!! Ahhhh I love Xmas so much and if u know me, u know I am obsessed with my Xmas wrapping! So u can imagine how excited I was to see the beautiful pictures of the red and teal Xmas Vesna had put up on her blog!!!
My house is SOOOOO getting worked over with these colours this Xmas season! so exciting!!!
Thanks Vesna for sharing with us, and you can see more pictures on Vesna's blog My Little Jedi

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Paper Christmas

Yay another fun Xmas project! This cute little Wall Paper Xmas tree is so simple I think it would be a fun project to do with the kids! I think the little fan's by themselves hung everywhere at Xmas will add to all the Xmas fun!!
You can find the instructions on how to make this at Craft projects, as well as other fantastic idea's!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oldschool New

I have been sooo wanting to use my Polaroid lately and although i am not a tight ass at all, each time i take a photo with my camera it cost $3 per shot! Now that we are part of a new digital world, our photo taking seems to not be as careful as we did in the day. We can just delete pic's that are not the most attractive, but when it comes to that Polaroid, once u hit that shutter button, then its forever!!! Which I love, but when you take a dodgy pic and it cost you $3 then its not so awesome!!!
I was trawling through my millions of mags over the weekend trying to find inspiration and came across a feature in Real Living Magazine,(not too sure which issue sorry) but they had displayed a wall with Polaroids, or what i thought was Polaroids. It was actually a down loadable Polaroid that you simply drop your own digital pic onto and it turns it into a Polaroid for you!! I printed one up to text it and its amazing!!! I am in love and I thought you all might want to share in the joy!!!
You can download free here at Polaroid and make your own little bits of fun!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Christmas wreath

Christmas is just around the corner and it got me thinking about how i would be decorating not only the shop but my own house!! I generally don't go for the traditional colours at Christmas and I always do some sort of theme, but i am loving the red's and natural colours that are around this year and I am pretty sure this is the year for me to do a somewhat natural Christmas! Every year i tend to start thinking about Christmas in September, and along my journey i stumbled upon the most wonderful blog called the red thread! What a wonderful blog with so many fantastic 'do it yourself' projects!! There is step by step guide of how to make this beautiful Christmas wreath and I am pretty sure i am going to have to give it a go!! make sure you go check it out!!
Images and instructions are from the red thread make sure you check it out!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Amazing Pencil artist

I opened an email this morning from my beautiful friend Sarah(Sareeeee) to find these amazing images!!! Some people are truely talented!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pretty New Cards

So today I ventured about an hour from my house to a suburb called Concord West. After driving around very frustrated with my old GPS that doesn't ever get upset when I scream at her for not being up to date with maps and seems to take me the very longest route possible, somehow i found 1 of 3 Station Streets in Concord...of coarse I found the 3rd one last!!! I arrived at Fred Hosking expecting to get a few little cards and be on my way in half an hour. But after having a look at the range they have of beautiful letterpressed greeting cards I was in the showroom for a while!! I am so taken with anything letterpress and would love to be talented enough to be a letterpress genius, but until that time I will just have find little cards like these for you all to enjoy!!! I have a stand full of cards in the shop right now, because I was lucky enough to drive away with all my product in the back of my truck and get it to the shop!! even though it took a whole day, it was totally worth it!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stylish Budget

Anyone that ever bag's out Ikea, needs to set their eye's on this! Stylist Lo Bjurulf from Agent Bauer takes items from ikea and with a romantic eye and a lot of creative talent seems to transform these simple pieces into tasteful and very desirable settings! And the best part is, we all can afford Ikea and with a little bit of brain power and maybe a glance here or there at Lo Bjurulf's styled works of art, we too can have our own classy Ikea table setting!!! And you may be familiar with the beautiful hanging lamps!! we have one in the store and it is complemented all day every day!

Styled by Lo Bjurulf

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Diana Platt Invitations

We are so lucky to have Diana Platt invitations in store now!! There are 10 invites and 10 envelopes per pack and the illustrations are just Divine!! Diana is one talented woman and to view more of her collection you can look at her website or come into Little Paper Lane to see the range of Invitations we have!!