Monday, May 30, 2011

New Love

I get instant connections with certain creative people. Something about their work draws me in and holds me there. This week I have fallen for Heather Bailey. She is a fabric designer [among other things]. Can you imagine creating beautiful fabrics like these all day long.............meanwhile reality has set in today. I need a coffee, have been up all night with thunderstorms and a terrified 5 year old! Happy Monday!
all pictures from Heather Bailey

Friday, May 27, 2011

Project Day: Studio Sofa Revamp

As you know, I am giving my studio a makeover. This week I decided to recover my old lounge sofa that I got from the refuse centre for $20 last year. It has been sitting up there for ages doing nothing! I just covered over the top of the original cushions with some mismatched floral fabrics. Easy side stitching and rope ties. I have some leftovers of these fabrics: buy here
Covers for covers as my mum would say!
Have a great weekend.
Simone xx

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Masses of Pom Poms

Masses of Pom Pom's arrived today. Snapped this photo this morning whilst unpacking them all. The colours are just wonderful aren't they. They will be available soon by the meter. Stay tuned.
featured today on: The Decorating Forum

Monday, May 23, 2011

Personalised Slippers

You know those disposable slippers you get when you stay in a hotel or the like? Well, maybe don't leave your 5 year old alone with them and a packet of ink pens..........mine created "personalised slippers" for all of us. I wondered why she was so quiet for so long.
Happy Monday.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Project Day : New Window Display

Please don't scream but yes we painted this old Singer sewing machine white for our new window display. I wanted to do a window displaying our beautiful fabrics and notions we have for sale. My genius sister had an old Singer machine that was way past it's used by date so she got on the job and smothered it in white paint. What a fabulous job she did. And here is what the window looks like. Sorry for all the reflections in the photo.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Simone xx

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

~ Flashback Me ~

Yep, this is me, aged 5. My first school photo. I dug it up last week and sat down with it for awhile. I had not seen it nor remembered it for many many years. It is funny how you remember yourself when you look at childhood photo's. All I can remember is lots of laughing, singing, make believe and dressing up! And my mum used to make me wear rags in my hair to bed at night so I would wake up looking like this! OMG.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Project Day: Cake Wrapper Candles

Tried in vane last Friday to post this but alas blogger was AWOL. So here it is on a Monday - which has never happened before! Happy Monday.
My friend is down and out. I am spending the weekend with her and I thought I would make some special candles that we could light at night and drink some wine by. Hopefully cheer her up a bit.
  • Grab some cake skirts/wrappers.
  • Buy some round cheap candles [mine from Ikea bargain bin for $2]
  • Place the cake skirt around the candle and secure in place.
  • Light the candle and place them all around [ please never leave a candle burning unattended].
A nice touch. Would be great for parties too.
Have a great weekend everyone. Simone

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

~ Let's Begin ~

Before I start painting my studio [among other things] I thought I would post a picture of it BEFORE it is transformed. Into what I don't really know yet. What have I started? Well here goes.....

Monday, May 9, 2011

~ Measure in Hearts ~

This is what I got for Mother's Day yesterday. So sweet. Now all my baking will be filled with extra love!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


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I love you mum.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Project Day: My Television Shoot

I am so exhausted from almost a full days shoot for Channel 7's "The Great South East". They came into my other store { House and Doll } yesterday and filmed a segment for the show. The lovely Laurel Edwards was the host and was just so lovely. Thanks also to the producer Carol and cameraman Mark. For those of you unaware, I own a kids dollhouse/toy store in Oxford Street, Bulimba. It has been established 8 years. The station contacted me wanting to do a story on it for the show. I will let you know when it airs.
To all the mums here in Australia - Happy Mothers Day for Sunday.
I am ready for a peaceful day!
Simone xx

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hues at Home Today

Pottering about today at home. Such a stunner of a day. The light is softly pouring in all around me. My sister said to me last week "It's like living in a fishbowl here" because of all the glass we have in our house. I kind of like that at times like today. I am cleaning up my vintage sheet collection and other things that I feel like doing. But not too much. I see colours everywhere that I want to capture. xx

Monday, May 2, 2011

My Studio Space

In our garage we have an upstairs studio space. It is currently a "nothing" space. The first picture you see here was actually what it looked like before we bought the house 3 years ago. At the moment it is pretty much empty. But it is a beautiful empty space! I am about to transform it, finally, into a very special place to create and play. I spent all afternoon yesterday cleaning it out. I have some inspirational pictures which I am sharing today. I will post some pics soon of my refurb.
Happy Monday.
photo #2 - Allsorts
photo # 3 - Shannon Frickes Studio
photo #4 - light locations


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