30 June 2010
Nate was 18 months old yesterday, feels like only last week I was bringing him home from hospital....
Here he is the morning after he arrived into the big wide world sigh...
And here he is today sitting on the couch watching Yo Gabba Gabba, although as you can see he took time out to strike a pose for me....
A gorgeous 18 month old and 16 weeks pregnant, could life be anymore wonderful!
29 June 2010
Ok, that may be a little bit dramatic but I can't believe how cold it is! Even though I am incubating I still have three layers on!
Things have been busy I am thinking up and making samples of Halloween, Christmas and Valentines Day stock. Need to get this organised and under control well before Baby Number 2 arrives!
Did all Nate's Christmas/Birthday shopping this morning with K-Mart. I decided to take advantage of their create your Christmas Lay By List online, drop it at the Lay By Department before 14 July 2010, pay your deposit and then pick it up from 1 December 2010! Easy! No battling with trolley's and other shoppers on Thursday morning!
Things are being ticked off the list left, right and centre! Feels so good!
27 June 2010
I am however heading out for a belated birthday celebration tonight with the fabulouse Julia! We are off to my, hmmmm it is a tough call, but would have to say second favourite restaurant in Brisbane - Anise. Can't wait!!
Hope your Sunday is a bit brighter than what mine has been so far!!
26 June 2010
Here are just a few of the gorgeous ones I found.....
Images from CupcakeSocial
As you can see the pretty cupcake cases distracted me from the little boy related party things!
Need to focus and keep my mind on the job at hand!!
Have a good weekend!
24 June 2010
Here are the pics....
If my dream becomes a reality (one day....) this style of floristry and lots of shabby chic loveliness is what you will find in abundance in my own little florist shop!
23 June 2010
So the Random.org number generator it was and the random winning number is 3!
Congratulations MANDY from BUSY BEE HANDMADE! I will be in contact shortly to get your postal address etc!
Will be back tomorrow with photos of tonight's flower creation!
22 June 2010
I have had a few sales today one lucky person has a massive EIGHT entries into the giveaway with all the purchases they made!!!
Check out the Etsy and Made It Stores....
I am lucky enough to be be Godmother to my cousins two gorgeous little girls, Madisen and Jorja and a very dear friend also has a beautiful little girl, Holly. Of course I spoil these little girls and love to buy pretty little things for them.
As December is going to be a busy month in our household I have begun the task of Christmas/End of Year Birthday shopping. Here are a couple of items that I picked up for the girls on Made It yesterday.....
From Nesian Kids these gorgeous little knotty necklaces...
From Ank Bowtique these super cute headbands....
Images from Ank Bowtique
Can't wait to receive them in the post!
Oh and Amanda and Bec, if you are reading this just pretend you didn't see these gorgeous little girly gifts! xx
21 June 2010
so I did what any curious craftee person would do.... I clicked on it!! I was then redirected to the Blog of Meet Me At Mikes and this post.....
What a fantastic idea I thought! So I am going to join in and make my own little envelope filled with some craftee little things..... I will do a post when I am finished to show you what I am sending off.
Why don't you join in too....
19 June 2010
Although there were plenty of things that took my eye, there were only two items that I can honestly say I loved.
These gorgeous birdcages complete with little birds by Ruby & Belle
I love, love, love these beautiful hand drawn illustrated prints by Nikki Catalano
I have added these three to my Etsy Favourites. You can find Nikki's Etsy Store here.
Hope you are having a great weekend x
17 June 2010
Let me introduce you to the Giveaway Prize which is also a new One Craftee Mumma Product!
I have had a few custom orders for these frames featuring my Vintage Flower Embellishments, so have decided to add them to my product list...... Now you have the chance of winning one before they are added to the store.
To receive an entry in the Giveaway here is what you do....
1. Sign up to follow my blog by clicking on FOLLOW on the right hand side bar and leave me a comment letting me know
2. If you are already a follower of my blog leave me a comment to say HI!
3. Blog about my giveaway on your blog, then come back and leave a comment with the link to your post
4. Heart my Etsy Store, come back and leave a comment with your Etsy Username
I will give you TWO entries for every item purchased from my Etsy or Made It Stores i.e. purchase one item and receive two entries, purchase two items and receive four entries and so on and so on....
I am more than happy to send this little giveaway abroad. Entries will close at midnight AEST on Tuesday 22nd June 2010.
I will announce the winner on Wednesday, 23 June 2010. Make sure you check back in then to see if you are the lucky winner!
16 June 2010
I was going to let today go by without a big fuss but after receiving such an amazing gift this morning, I can't help myself.....
So today I turn 30 and here is what Husband and Nate surprised me with....
You think the bag is impressive, wait til you see what is inside!
A stunning Paspaley Pearl ring! The reason why I have been banned from doing any internet banking for about the last month! I have had my eye on one of these babies since we lived in Darwin which is the birthplace of the Paspaley Pearl! So this is also my 100th blog post which I was going to combine with a Giveaway. Never fear the Giveaway will now be my 101st blog post which will happen either tonight or tomorrow, stay tuned......
15 June 2010
To see all the items on sale check out the SALE Section in the Etsy Store HERE
and HERE and HERE in the Made It Store.
14 June 2010
So the 1st Birthday was themed with Hoots! I ordered some amazing handmade decorations from the Etsy Store Ciao Bambino where I became good Etsy Buddies with the fabulous Jeniene! Here are a couple of photos from the Extravaganza...
Gorgeous Table Centrepieces
So a theme is what I am debating over. So far I have thought of Dinosaurs, In the Night Garden (the weird show that he loves on the ABC) or Chuggington (another ABC favourite with trains). I have also thought pirates but have decided to save that for a couple of years.
So I guess I am putting the call out there to all you Mummy's of little boys. What themes have you used for your little ones?
13 June 2010
Nate had a great time in the Petting Zoo, not to mention pointing and announcing every DOG! DOG! DOG! that he saw, God Bless Him!
As always there were some fabulous finds at the Market. I am in love with the new large art frames from Mondo Cherry. There was one featuring these gorgeous hearts on display today.....
Image from Mondo Cherry
I love this one with the butterflies too......
I always enjoy reading Mondo Cherry's Blog, these ladies are so talented and classy not to mention full of of inspiration. I love that they are fellow Brisbanites!
11 June 2010
I am working on some new embellishments and also a special something for a Blog Giveaway coming up next week....
Here are some pics of the new additions....
My work here is done.....
From the Etsy store of Tuuni....
Now Japanese Washi Tape, how I could buy heaps of rolls of this, but I am yet to find something fabulous to do with it. These rolls from the Etsy Store of Littlehappythings1....
I love this photo from the Etsy Store of Enamor Photography
Gorgeous Ceramic Vase from the Etsy Store of Red Hot Pottery
This little Owl Post Gift Box is so cute! From the Etsy Store of CelesteFrittata
A very mixed bag of favourites! I am loving the Suggested Shops feature now on Etsy (found in your favourites section up next to the Favourite Sellers tab). Although it can be a little dangerous!
10 June 2010
Almost two years ago to the day I was shopping with Uber Claire whilst visiting Brisbane (we were living in Darwin at the time) and she bought me this book in anticipation of Baby Ryder's (as Nate was affectionately known for 9 months) arrival....
As you can see the book is in perfect condition. I can hear you all saying what a great job she has done keeping the book looking so nice, but here is the thing, I haven't done a thing with it. Not one entry, not one photo - NOTHING......
I figure seeing as though Baby Ryder #2 is on the way I should pull my finger out and get it done. I have everything I need to complete it - dates of first steps, words etc, photos, hospital id bracelets, the newspaper from the day he was born, a copy of his birth announcement, hair from his first haircut - EVERYTHING I need to complete this book is here safely tucked away in this box.
This is not the only project that I have to get finished, there is the album I am putting together with all the cards we received when the little fella was born, the time capsule I want to put together, the 1st Birthday Album......sigh!
All I am in need of is some time!
Please tell me that I am not the only one who took almost 18 months to complete these important piece of my Baby Boy's history........ANYONE???
Last night saw a lesson in Corporate Long and Low Arrangements with some beautiful Natives. After a couple of weeks off my flower arranging mojo took a while to return, this is my third attempt after a run in with a rather large banksia that just wasn't working for me! Here are the pics...
They smell amazing and look great sitting on my buffet!
So cold here today, I have just put a hoodie on over two other layers, hope my Sunny Brisbane comes back soon!