Sunday, February 21, 2010


This great new independent kids fashion blog KIDindependent has one of my Ruby dolls included in their feature called 'Hello Dolly' -a collection of divine little cloth dolls. Looks like a great blog and they obviously have good taste ;)

More Bunting Radness!

On the weekend I received this gorgeous little package from the super talented Neen from Nettle & Brier. It contained the most beautiful personalised bunting...

In case you don't have super x-ray vision and can't make it out, it says 'Tania 4 Adam 4 Eva' and it's for the engagement party this weekend. Awwwww....
I love it so much! Such pretty patterns. I think it will later find a permanent home in our bedroom.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Neeness!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Chie Mihara- the BEST shoes ever!

Say 'helloooo' to my new babies! Oh my god I'm so excited!
I have recently become convinced that there are no decent shoes in Australia and have started looking farther afield.. Enter Chie Mihara. Oh my god total shoe time amazingness!!!!

I fell head over heels (mind the pun) for these sweeeeet mary janes. I've spent days obsessing about them (everyone is thoroughly sick of hearing about them) They are SO perfect. Perfect shaped toe, beautifully made and by all accounts the most comfortable shoes you will ever buy. I am so hooked!

I'm loving these boots too, they are just so bloody perfect. Everything you always wanted in a boot! But now I'm a country gal I can't imagine I will get too much wear out of them. I'd a be a right hit doing school pick ups in those! Gumboots may be more appropriate.... :)

Now, how to bide my time until I receive them?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Engagement Bunting...

So last month, on my birthday in fact, I got engaged. I was whisked away blindfolded to a secret location where my love had set up a romantic picnic complete with cold bubbles and my most favourite foods. Set amongst pretty shady trees on the edge of field of lavender at Lavandula he gave me his grandmothers rose gold and diamond ring. It was perfect.

Which leads me to the engagement party I am currently organising. Yesterday I made pretty bunting from one of the ancient Readers Digest's I got from a garage sale. They have the most exquisite hand painted covers (they deserve a post of their own) but whats between the covers of those books is of no use to me!

The weight of the paper was just perfect for the job and I love the aged yellowing at the edge of the pages. I love too that they are pretty but understated you know, not all bright and crazy and look at me (which is my usual style). Just classically beautiful.

After I had made them I found I had pile of perfect little paper lovehearts at my feet- so I stitched them together in this sweet little garland. A lovely little by product I must say!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My creative Space...

In my creative space today.. some vintage storybook bunting I just finished. I think my bunting love is nearing obsession! I really love the way this has turned out though. I'm planning to make miles of pretty bunting for the big wedding day, so I have a year to work on all sorts of new designs!

In my space also is are some new Golden books and an awesome twister game I
procured today. How fun do they make Twister look?

See creative spaces over at Kootoyoo :)
New Ruby Dolls are in the store!
Plus a new custom doll option, to make ordering easier :)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Favourite Things...

I just love kitch ceramics! These are a few of my favourites :)
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Could this be my best vintage find ever?

I am so in love with this gorgeous dress! I found it at the Daylesford Bazaar and it think it could possibly be the best vintage thing I've ever uncovered- simply because it's so perfect in every way. For a start, its Italian. Then it's fully lined wool. The colour is just perfect.

It has the most adorable details; the ric rac, the fabric covered buttons, the pleats...

and best of all, the peter pan collar. I love the peter pan collar! I wish all of my frocks had a peter pan collar. Seriously. Every single one!
Unfortunately this one is a size 7, so it won't fit me but I have 6 years of adoring its beautiful simplicity until miss Charlie can wear it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Creative Space

My creative space today is an absolute mess. Well that's what you get when you try to get things done with 1year old in your studio... I can try and blame the mess on her can't I? Okay, the truth is that I'm actually really messy. There I admit it. I actually do my best work in amongst complete chaos. And I hate cleaning. God I hate it with a passion! You have to do so much cleaning with kids that when I finally do get some time to myself in my studio, it's the absolute last thing I want to do. I wanna get straight to the fun parts! So I do. It's my space after all :)

Wee Charlie had her first dance class today- it was super super cute and as the teacher promised she would, she slept like a log for 2 hours and 10 minutes! Which allowed me to almost complete this doll for the Market this weekend. Which makes me very happy. It's also raining, which is great. I like today.

See some more fabulous creative spaces over at kootooyoo

Monday, February 1, 2010


Hi friends.. just letting you know that my bigcartel store will be getting an upgrade and update over the next few weeks.
I will be adding lots of new things, including these sweet little bird brooches I am currently making and a batch of new big dolls for those of you that keep asking... I'm working on it!

So stay tuned!