Friday, February 24, 2012

Life Instyle 2012

We set off yesterday to Life Instyle which is our favourite trade fair for products. It only happens twice a year, once in Sydney in February and again in August in Melbourne, so we get our butts to it every year cos its pretty much like Xmas shopping for the shop! This year was going to be a little bit trickier as I am now 30 weeks pregnant and my Pelvis has not had a good adventure so far...I have SPD which basically means my pelvis is WAY too loose and just grinds and parties and wiggles all day long which cause pain. SO, off we went with my new wheel chair and crutches. We found many new and lovely things which will be in store in the coming weeks and some companies have even sent confirmation emails today for products which is very organised which means new bits could get to the shop as quick as next week! We took a few little photo's of some of our new products on the way, but between trying to push wheelchairs and ordering and trying not to faint from pain we couldnt take as many as we wanted. But you'll still enjoy!! Concept Japan is new to Little Paper Lane. We are excited for the Piperoid paper robots to arrive! Iggy has already looked at them and told me i have to bring one home for him!
MIRIAM COX Paper cuts had such beautiful cards and her actual papercuts are amazing
PONY RIDER Had such a great stand and i really want to make the little Jars most importantly
TELEGRAM as per usual had lots of our favourite brands including brand new MT MASKING TAPE from Japan with so many new colours I actually had to have a cold drink from all the excitement
Very excited about the new Palomino Pencils. These pencils are made in Japan and are the best in the world....we tried them...they are amazing! And actually just look rad! Look out for the beautiful wooden box set of coloured pencils coming to the shop as well....although I may have to take a set home they are just divine!
YELLOW OWL WORKSHOP has always been a favourite and it was so exciting to see the new packaging and new stamps we will be getting soon!
TMOD yet again was probably one of the best stands with the most creative and fun displays and their new products are very spesh!! including new scratchie Invites how AWESOME!!!
And i think our favourite product on its way to the shop would have to be the Forever Flamingo's. I am quite in love with Flamingo's and these were such an exciting find! You get two in a box and I think everyone needs them! They are just way to rad
Steve and I had a little fun at TMOD
So we still have more Trade Fairs so go to over the weekend and we will be sure to try and take as many photo's as we can, but most importantly order as much new fun products as we can!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Confetti everywhere

Is anyone else just a little bit obsessed with confetti? I cant seem to get it out of my head right now! I have always loved confetti, its so happy and is a symbol for fun times....who doesnt love fun times?!?! Our wedding invites(7 years ago) were packed with confetti and glitter and it still makes me smile knowing some of that glitter wont come out of peoples carpet haha. Confetti is memorable!
Ohh how much would u love to get this invite! You can have a look how to make these for yourself atOh Happy Day blog.
How adorable are these little confetti bags made by Tokketok
Another wonderful confetti creation by Tokketok
Even Martha Stewart loves some confetti.
You can even buy Rainbow Confetti garland on ETSY which i may have to do very soon!
Ahhhh Confetti Nails how fun!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy V Day

I hope today is a happy one for you! Today is not just for couples...remember this when u reach for that third mars bar....god i want a mars bar now(damn pregnancy cravings) it's for love! Of coarse every day is for love, but its nice we have a day to remind the ones we love..that we love them! here is some love...
Laughing couples in Bangalore
The boy and his dog
Just Married
Old Friends

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Origami Heart Invitations

How happy would u seriously be to get this in the mail!!! I am so in love with unique invitations and what a perfect invite this is! The way cool Amy Moss from EatDrinkChic designed and made these amazing invites for her engagement back in 2010. I know I know 2010 was forever ago, but not every one of u might have seen these amazing invites and i thought with Valentines Day coming up it was fitting!
You can actually pop over to Amy's blog and not only drool over everything she blogs about and creates, but you can download these for yourself and make your own!! Check it out HERE for all the details!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Block Printing

Do u remember in art class doing lino cutting? I loved it! Art class was always such a great class for me. Even though i am not particularly 'arty' although i still wish to this day i was able to just draw amazing pictures or paint something inspiring, i definitely have creative bones, just not in the i can draw a pretty picture kind of way! But i want to try new creative things this year and after having a little read through the very delicious blog Oh So Beautiful Paper i stumbled upon a tutorial about block printing! How Much fun does it look?!?!?!
You can see the full tutorial by Katherine Watson at Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A little happy surprise

I was very excited to receive my very first Glossy Box today. I had never even heard of it until last month when the lovely Emma from Nest Designs posted a pick on her Instagram. Basically u just sign up with Glossy Box and for $14.95 a month they send you a box full of beauty products! Being a Make up artist I was VERY excited about this and signed up straight away! So today I received my happy little hit of beauty and was pretty happy!
So what i found inside ~Proactiv deep cleansing wash ~Eau Thermale Avene Skin recovery cream ~langlois Natural Olice lip balm ~Miranesse 3D forever lipgloss ~Star and Rose Floral Wonderland Emergency Nail Files ~$15 voucher to ~and some valentines lollies hehe So overall, even though its justa little surprise every month and a few products i dont love, for under $15 a month i will be keeping my happy little surprise! just the box alone is awesome! i can never have to many pretty gift boxes!

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Photo a day Challenge

Are u apart of the February Photo a day? The lovely hero..from FatMumSlim!! a blog that, if u havent ever looked at before u need to be looking at daily, has created the photo day challenges! Basically it started in January, and each day she has given us all a word of the day and u take a photo to compliment that word! I was a little slow off the mark and missed January, but follow a lot of people on Instagram who were doing it(including Fatmumslim) and i couldnt miss February! I told my Mum, Aunty and Cousin about it on Saturday and they were so excited and started it, and i thought, even though we are a few days into Feb, u may also love to join!! If u need some more info on the photo challenge pop over to FatMumSlims blog for more details This is February Photo Challenge
Here are some of my photo's! This was day 2~ Words
This is my Mums first one and i thought it was very clever! it was from Day 5~ 10am These are her cookies she makes and sell, so YUM check out Sweet n Pretty
This was Day 4~ a stranger...My bump, cos we havent officially met ;)
And this was Day 3~ Hands
So you see its very simple and i would love to see your photo's on instagram if you use it! My instagram is littlepaperlane!!