Saturday, March 21, 2015

Homely Creatures



 I was beyond exited to work with Homely Creatures on their new knitted mountain and cloud cushions.  I couldn't think of anything better to style with than their classic bear and fawn cushions and chunky felt petal bunting.  These images were the result. Thanks to My Friend Fred for the beautiful tent frame.  I have since spotted the images I created in Issue 63 of Frankie in the kids directory and on the Homely Creatures homepage.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


I have been lucky enough to work with Jade's beautiful products twice to date.  I shared some images here and here a little while ago.  Her shop Sofofo, stocks the most exquisite dolls and decor for little ones. Besides sharing on social media, here are how some of my images were used on Sofofo's website.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Recent Work

Now that I have my website up and running (thanks to 3 nights sitting up 'til midnight), I am going to share my recent styling & photography work more often here and include how my clients have used the images on their websites, web stores, for advertising in print mags and online and of course social media.

Remember my bedroom post for Adairs? This is what my room still looks like now, but a full makeover is in the works.  We are waiting on some cladding to be delivered and then we can strip, paint, paint some more and make it pretty.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve


This year the Christmas prep was a bit (as in, a lot) last minute for me.  But thanks to Felt Foxes (garland), the husbo (tree) and Graham & Brown (the wallpaper used for the gift wrapping and taped in a strip on the wall to hold xmas cards within its gilded frames) - I got there in the end. Oh and I used a Kikki K stamp set to add names to gifts which hopefully saves the-gift tag-fell-of-confusion on the day.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Wishlist Blog Hop

Clockwise from top left :Rosie  pillowcase from One in a Melon; Hubble + Duke gold ballet moccs; Babette surprise box from The Gathered Store; gold lamp from This Little Love;  linen toddler duvet from hello milky; cards from The Adventures of;  Bonjour Camille from My Messy RoomLittle Pea Interiors apple house; Boramiri Deer from SoFoFo;

The beautiful Steph from Bondville dreamed up a Christmas wishlist blog hop featuring products designed in Australia or products available in locally owned online stores for a few of us bloggers to share.  Above is my wishlist for Piper.  Make sure you jump onto all the blogs below to view their Christmas lists. Happy idea gathering and shopping.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Merino Baby Giveaway


When Merino Baby invited me to try some of their gorgeous products I couldn't wait to pop them on Piper. I like the classic colours and the fact that the wool is so fine and soft on her skin and you can just throw them in the wash and they come out good as new.

The lovely thing about wool is that its warm in winter and cool in summer and because the fabric is breathable the bubs won't overheat in her sleep suit at night or when she's running around at kindy during the day.

14 month old Piper road tested the navy dress and short sleeves bodysuit in grey/navy (both in 18-24 months), both of which she models above (bless her little heart) and the single layer sleeping bag in grey (12-24 months).  It's hard to pick a favourite but I think it's the body suit because its so soft and not too tight so still looks good tucked into shorts.  I've also had trouble finding a sleep suit in a size long enough for her (Piper hates sleeping under covers) so I was excited this one came our way.

These would make a beautiful gift for overseas friends are they are made from 100% Australian wool and they have a subtle little embroidered kangaroo on every item.

Now for the GIVEAWAY part: 
Visit & to discover baby clothes made with only the finest 100% Australian merino wool. Fully machine washable for easy care. Perfect for layering or as undergarments. Garments designed with love in Australia for your little one. For your chance to win a hat and mitten set worth $29.95 (size 0-24 months, colours may vary) please leave a comment why you love Merino Baby.  Good luck! Winner announced Monday 10 November, please leave your email address at the end of your comment so I can get in touch if you win!. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sweet Magazine

The lovely Sam from Dunne with Style invited me among other creatives to contribute to issue 4 of Sweet mag. Sweet. This issue was 'for the boys' so this was my gentle hint at a teepee/Indian theme, featuring feather cupcake & gift toppers, Love Mae wall wolf wall decal which I have loved since forever and a bow and arrow cake. My colors were pale green and grey. Boyish but still gentle and pretty.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Piper's 1st Birthday Party

I was remarkably relaxed about Piper's birthday. Perhaps because she's too young to give feedback.  I think limiting it to family only helped a lot as BYO coffees and a plate of muffins would kept everyone happy, so the pressure was off.  I had wanted to make her a flower crown and dress her in a little not-too-pretty romper.  I wanted to make a dream catcher with scraps of white lace and orchids. I wanted edible flowers in the salad and atop cup cakes. I wanted to finish renovating the exterior of the house and blah blah blah, the list goes on. But in the end, we can only do what we can do.  

I work long hours and as it all-too-often happens, time caught up to me and energy was lost to me, so I had to pare back my plans. Thanks to a beautiful friend (heartfelt thanks must go to Elizabeth for the beautiful cake bunting and party hat); a party dress purchased on line (and on-sale); a Saturday morning at the markets; an afternoon of baking; and an evening of printing and snipping - a beautiful sunny day was created for our beautiful girl.

Once I decided on the adorable Kelli Murray invitations (delivered by hand or left on doorsteps and tied with fine gold thread and sweetpeas), I had the basis of my colours (creamy/muted pretty) and cuteness.  That little owl's face, I just loved. So she was cut out and pasted on straws and sat in little quilted preserving jars awaiting ginger cordial.  The tee pee straws were made for sipping sparkling water from mini bottles. A dispenser for cordial and pretty paper cups and plates for the kids followed.  Making only a large salad I delegated the food duties, buying quiches and taking up Piper's nan on her offer to make sandwiches.

Mr took the bubs for a walk the day before so I could bake a blood orange cake (that's how I got the pink coloured icing - I was after white but embraced my mistake) and a choc-vanilla layer cake (this one was from packets) topped with fresh flowers with the left over batter made a little teepee cake for Piper's 'smash-cake'.

As I don't have drawer fulls of plates and cutlery, napkins (Fine Little Day from Lark) were used for quiche and cake and vintage saucers and cake forks for salad. Paper cups (left over from our wedding & labelled thanks to a sheet of sticker paper from my mum's office) served us well for tea and coffee.

I thought our babe would be too young to understand, but she soaked it all in and knew it was her special day. There was a little bit of magic in the air.