Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sweet Sunday

A lovely little post from Kirsten Bailey Art today.
She loves my Robot Tote and thought it was a great back to school item.
Thanks heaps for the mention and have a great sweet Sunday.

Friday, January 29, 2010

True Blood Fan

Yes I have to admit I am a serious, serious, True Blood Fan.
I am waiting in anticipation for season 3 to be aired, it's on for memory channel 403 on Foxtel.
There are websites now with season 3 spoilers, but I just can't bring myself to take a sneak peak.
Some people think I am sick, & ask "How can you watch that crap?".
I guess it's my way of escaping for an hour and enjoying some fantasy.
I am not the only one, 2 friends of mine are also addicted so we all bounce of each
other when we catch up. Really I can't escape it......
If your a fan, one of them just emailed me a link to some fabulous illustrations from
some excerpts of the Sookie books but with the True Blood cast.
In case you didn't know there are 8 True Blood books, obviously from where the series has come from. I have actually just bought them, a Christmas present to myself & have about 15 pages until I finish the 3rd book. I have to say they books are completely different to the show, characters & story lines are sometimes nothing like each other.

So I guess now I get to have double the enjoyment. One thing I will be looking forward to when
True Blood Season 3 kicks off is my eye candy Eric Northman.

One day I will get to reading some grown up deep stuff...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

WOW 5 Etsy Orders Overnight

Wow I logged on the computer today to have 5 Etsy orders overnight.
Maybe for some of you this is the norm, certainly not for me. It's either all or nothing whether it be Etsy, markets, or my other website. Since feeling much better after my horrendous morning sickness I have had to climb back up slowly. I missed the Christmas retail season which was a blow not just to my shop, but to me. I have been putting in the hard yards again so maybe it's starting to pick up again. WHO KNOWS????
Well here is what is on its way out...
Pop Design Magnetic Bookmarks

Circus Inspired Dot Bib And Burp Cloth Set

A great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day.....

As a typical Australian I speak for many....
Happy Australia Day and enjoy the public holiday!
Not that I notice public holidays much now as I don't work full time, but I love it as Daniel is
home & we are off to his sisters for a BBQ and a swim.
Have a great day Australia.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Coconut, Chocolate & Banana Mini Muffins

I am sure everybody loves I know I sure do.
I have just made these delicious mini muffins that are under the kids category,
but you know what I actually really loved the look of them.
Coconut, Chocolate & Banana Mini Muffins
Now the above aren't my muffins they are just never as pretty, & I didn't think to take a picture of them. Also to be honest there aren't many left.
You can get the recipe here. Let me know what you think MMMMM

Friday, January 22, 2010

Favourite Friday Find

I am still in la la land about the fact I am having a baby girl.
The shopping continues, in between everything else on my plate at the moment.
Seeing she will be a winter bub I just can't resist this
I have to have it......Soooooooo adorable.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Melbournes Newest Craft Market

Very secretly I have been working on another business project with my cousin Kelly.......
We have started our very own market.
A little bit about our market...

Modish Creators Market is a new indoor handmade market, which will be held on a Saturday once a month. The market is located at the grand Malvern Town Hall, where many major Melbourne events are held throughout the year. This prime location will put stallholder’s and shopper’s minds at ease, making their shopping experience a pleasure come rain, hail or shine.

We have gone out of our way to make this a “Lifestyle Market” with plenty of variety. We aim to keep the product range at Modish Creators Market as diverse as possible, with minimal crossover of the same (or similar) types of goods. There will be a selection of Melbourne’s best independent handmade designers - over 60 designers actually - encompassing clothing, accessories, unique jewellery, gorgeous stationery, stunning decor, delicious decadent food and much more.

We are both very excited about this new venture, and feel extremely satisfied knowing that we are supporting the local handmade talent. Not every business can have a retail presence in a shop. A significant number of handcrafter’s run their businesses online, so this really is the perfect opportunity to create exposure in your own retail space for a day, attracting new customers to your online stores.

Modish Creators Market’s first official launch date is on Saturday 6th March 2010, and will be operating from 9am - 3pm.

Below are the Modish Creators Market dates for 2010:

The first three dates are now open for application, so if you are unable to attend the first market, we would love to see you at the next.

You can log on to to complete an online application or to read the Stallholder Information and Stallholder Terms & Conditions.

This is so exciting, all the months of preparation are close to complete. I will be inviting all of you Etsy Melbournians under Modish Markets, not me personally. All you guys interstate are more than welcome to apply providing of course you have someone to represent your stall here.

Also we have a blog come along and follow, you will find out more about Modish news, featured artists, and plenty of craft related articles and information.

Hope to see you there, Kylie xx

Quote Of The Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Japanese Design Challenge

I am taking part in Jay, from Finki's design challenge this month.
As I mentioned a couple of posts ago I want to participate in some challenges this year to create new design inspiration.
You never know where or how you could get your latest inspirational moment.
This months design challenge is Japanese and here is my entry.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nothing Over $5 Ladies Clothing Sale

I need to clear the rest of these women's clothes that I have left over sitting in my spare room.
For those reading for the first time, I used to have my own label & have ceased it now, and need to clear left over stock.
My husband has given me the word "Remove them or he may be tempted to burn them".
AArrrgghh a bit harsh, but certainly necessary.
Everything is made out of knitted jersey, excellent quality & all Australian made.
Nothing is over $5, which I know yes is crucifying, BUT better than still sitting here after May, when my second bubba will be here.
"Adele from deliciousdesignz is by far my favourite & BEST customer she has bought from me at least a half dozen times". I am sure she won't mind confirming this.

Everything available is on my website under the “Ladies Fashion” tab. However if you want to browse beforehand here is the link to look now. .
Please note the link has old prices on it, but it’s a great outfit combination tool.
In the shop within the descriotions, you will also be able to find out what has been sold out.
The collection is great quality & Australian made, I still wear mine & it keeps washing & washing.

If there is anything you would like let me know directly on my contact email, or my mobile is there to.


There is a PayPal option but direct bank deposit is preferred please, as its all going so cheap I'll be honest I would rather avoid PayPal fees.

Please pass this on to you mums, sisters, sister in-laws, cousins, friends, colleagues & anyone else you can think of.

For the last time greatly appreciated,
Ky xo

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Team Etsy Baby Valentine Challenge

Thought I would start entering some challenges this year. A way of making me be creative with unexpected inspiration. My first for the year is the
So here is my Valentine inspired entry....Wish me luck.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I found out what I am having today....

I found out what I am having today....Don't read on if you hate surprises....
I am thrilled, I mean 2 boys would have be perfect as well, being healthy is always my main priority. But I just dreamed of having one of each. I feel like I have wont the lottery. I think I may actually need to win the lottery as buying for girls will be financially crucifying. I mean there is sooooo much to buy.
Well I have started & this is my my 1st investment.

Paris Girls Room WALL ART by Twinkle Star Art

Paris Poodle Walk WALL ART for girls room

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday's Quote Of The Day

With a new year comes new inspiration.
We are always in search of looking for those few words or little sentence that smacks you in the face and you think "WOW that really make sense".
I love quotes and I thought I would share one of my favourites.

Keep posted for more I will be sharing these regularly.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

MMM... Which Wall Decal To Choose

With a new baby on the way it's time to change Hudson's room from baby to grown up toddler!!
That means new decorations, and on the hunt for a big boys bed.
I love the idea of wall decals as it isn't permanent, and I think will set the foundation to some kind of theme. I am looking for inspiration everywhere.
I am just loving the whole robot idea as in my eyes it's kind of an ageless theme and very cool.

1.StephenEdwardGraphic - Cute Robots

2.PopWall - Tall Horse with Environment with Grow Chart

3. michellechristina - Confetti Spot

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Latest Bookmarks

Just posted some new bookmarks.Garden FriendsZoo Animals

I have decided to shut my Marked by tiges weince shop and transfer all bookmarks to my main Etsy store.

Summer In The Park

What a beautiful sunny day today in Melbourne, a perfect 28'c.
Every Thursday (well the majority of them), I still meet with the girls I met in my mothers group.
I have been blessed to find 5 other women who are all fabulous & I am always happy to see. So today we met at the park, it's such a perfect way to get Hudson out in some sunshine with his friends, improve his motor skills, and most importantly tire him out so I get a chance to read some blogs, post a blog & get some new work posted into my Etsy Store.
Here are a couple shots of the morning.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monster Time

Hudson loves comical looking monsters especially if it means he can growl GGRRRRRRR.
So I decided to make some Monster Inspired Iron On Transfers. Generously size and made of felt so no worries here about fraying.

They can be all found in my Etsy Store.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy 2010!!

I had a great Christmas, it truly was memorable. Here is a family snap shot of the 3 of us, just before heading off to Daniel's families for lunch.
Like all of us I have new dreams and goals for 2010. I am trying to define them into achievable chunks as I type, well that's what the experts say.

I am having baby at end of May, & just loving that terrible morning sickness has past. I never want to experience that again. I have started going for a daily walk again which I have missed terribly, & now just love getting some energy back to doing everything.

I took a short break over the Christmas break, I didn't go away, as we went to Coffs Harbour in October, so it was just nice spending time catching up on some 'homey' things with Daniel. We did the IKEA trip & built us a new wall unit, along with buying other odds and ends I can't resist when walking buy those bargain bins. The wall unit was desperately needed for my rumpas room as Hudson needed his own play area, as toys are larger now, but we also needed some of our belongings up high out of little hands reach.

Otherwise pottering around was great without any time lines was really liberating.

But that's all over now, Daniel is back at work, I am back to getting some new stock made, ideas are starting to slow, and my website needs a tune up majorly.
Today it's back to just Hudson and I, a busy little man with lots of demanding needs, lots of playing, and lots of learning. He has just discovered Thomas the Tank, which he calls 'Toot Toot' so that is a big focus of his.

I think 2010 will be a fab year for everyone, and I truly wish the best for all of you and hope that you too achieve your 2010 goals.