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!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Two Little Birds Cards and tags

Two little birds is the newest cards and tags to walk in the doors of Little Paper Lane. Made from eco friendly products and by the looks of it, lots of love by its designer Alexandra Morris from Surry Hills in Sydney! We knows these amazing products will just fly out the door as they are just too wonderful to stay put!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Xmas in July will make you smile :)

This is my type of table setting!! We are lucky enough to be a supplier of these wonderful poms from Ah Tissue and am sure everyone will want these beautiful poms for any occasion! The creative mastermind behind Ah Tissue Pom Poms is Daneve Frankish, and you can see below in these amazing photo's that she loves to decorate!! And she does it so well! You can keep up with Daneve by visiting her Blog

Pop into Little Paper Lane for more poms and more colours!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Free wrapping paper

Well i was very excited to stumble upon these lovely free dowloadable wrapping paper prints!!
I was just reading Studio of Mae's Blog and spied the free gift wrap to the right and was very smiley when i clicked to find these beautiful prints available for personal use!! You can cover your jars or use them for card making or even make your own labels!!
Who doesn't love free stuff!?! Especially when its this beautiful!! Have a little read through the blog as well as it has some very beautiful articles featured!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Avery and Olive

So....I know I am all about the paper, but I kinda couldn't resist these one off pieces of visually stunning and way too lovely jewellery. Mia Breakspear the Sydney based designer behind this soon to be known all over the place jewellery, searches far and wide for vintage one off pieces of fabric, gems,buttons, lace, and anything else her tasteful eye can find, and makes beautiful necklaces, brooches, headbands, earrings and even rings with little teapots on them....Teapots could I not have just a couple of these wonderfully unique treasures in my shop!!
These pieces are all one offs and will make you feel love like you haven't felt before!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beautiful decorations!

These are simply gorgeous and they seem quite easy to make! Have a little look for your self Here!!! to find out how to make these beautiful little creations! I am pretty sure these crepe paper delights will be adorning my front window in the shop very soon!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ruby Victoria Letterpress

I am more than excited about these way too adorable letterpress note card sets!! We have them in store now and they are just beautiful!!
The very talented Narelle Badalassi is the creator of Ruby Victoria Letterpress from beautiful Tasmania and seems to have an eye for everything letterpress!!! Her studio is based at her home and she specialises in lino cut and letterpress printing, and does it with perfection and style!!

You can have a little look at Facebook or check out the Blog for more products and information!!

World Sweet World

So so bitter sweet!
Oh why is it, when we find something so wonderful, its the last issue ever made :(
Well even though this very creative magazine is the last our eyes will get to see, it is one to not miss out on!!!
World Sweet World is one of those rare magazines that has idea's in it that us normal humans can actually recreate!! There is no need for super human building skills, just a little eye for the creative things in life is all you need!
Dont Miss out on the very last issue which i just happen to have in my store today, but you will need to hurry in because once they are gone, then they are really gone!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Love in Leura

Sorry I haven't been around lately!! I have been flat out in the shop, which is wonderful ( and exhausting) and searching for wonderful products which has been massively successful and will soon have new and exciting things in store!! I will keep you updated obviously when these lovely products arrive at the door!!!

So today i was lucky enough to have a day off to spend with my family and take our 3 year old Iggy out to the zigzag railway because Thomas the Tank Engine was going to be there, and Iggy has a somewhat small obsession with that number 1 blue engine!!!
So after 4 hours in the car, because some flipping truck needed to break down right in the middle of the road works, which is double annoying, and being in the car with a cranky 3 year old and my father who I love with all my heart, but does not have a single patient bone in his body, so as u can imagine, we were all very happy to get out of the car, even with the 8degree temperature outside....yes 8 degree's Celsius!
So after fun times on Thomas and Iggy getting his lovely little face painted as a lion and lots of tears because we couldn't live in Annie(Thomas's carriage) we were back on the road and headed to Leura!
What a delight!!!
Before we even reached the beautiful town, we had decided to come back and hire a house for a weekend and see the sights!
As soon as I was past the little round about, I spotted what seemed like 'heaven'!!! Bright warm lights, and beautiful white furniture and LOTS of stationery!!!
Somebody was looking down on me(Pop) today because the town of Leura was busy busy, and yet a parking spot was right in the perfect spot, and due to my big black truck being a little on the large size, the spot was about 1 and a half the size of any spot in Sydney, annnnnd no one was behind me making me anxious about getting into the parking spot while I was reversing into it!! Iggy was asleep and woke just as I was getting out of the car and let me put him in his pram with Dogga his beloved and completely trashed stuffed dog and then sat very quietly the entire time i marvelled at the fine stationery that this little gem of a store had to offer!
Elizabeth Rosa is a mecca of some of the best stationery there is! I was completely in awe of the wonderful paper this place had! Products like Vera Wang stationery, and a fountain pen that was a smooth $3300! Apart from the higher end stationery, there was also many affordable and gorgeous products many of which are actually in my very own store!!! I spent a good half hour just looking through the large amount of products there was to offer! I would have been in there much longer, but we were all starving after not really wanting to eat the pleasant food down at the sheds on our Thomas adventure earlier, plus my dad is very proud of my own store and the smirk on his face made me think he may tell the many customers that they should head to Sydney to visit my store instead....which would be ok if we were maybe outside the store and the manager wasn't cleaning up behind me after i had spilled a stack of postcards on the floor from being too excited about finding a website of certain cards i had been searching for, for a long time, it was definitely time to go! We are going back soon anyway!!

So if u are as passionate about beautiful stationery as I am, and you need to get out of town, it so worth the drive to Leura. If u are coming from the Northern Beaches take the M2 to M7 to M4 and follow the signs to Katoomba! Leura is just before Katoomba! If you go that way and no trucks break down, whilst they are doing road works then it will take 2hrs from Leura to Newport! Its worth even being stuck in traffic for this delightful town!