Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Last week, after many kind invitations, I finally went 'round for a cuppa with a group of crafty gals (and no, I'm not referring to their natures!) who have a weekly appointment with each other and their knitting needles. This time the gathering was hosted by good friend and master-knitter, Tish. After downing a cup of hot tea and talking and laughing for a couple of hours I decided that this week, I will purchase a very stylish set of bamboo knitting needles (I don't know if they're any better or worse than the traditional grey plastic but they look fabulous) and become a bona fide member! And just for the record, who better to teach me how to spin yarn than someone who has launcher her own range of knitted goodies, check her out at Artish.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Very excited about these sweet earrings and brooches being added to our collection today. They come to us from Made by White, the Australian label started by Sydney sisters Lyndsay and Kelly White after they decided to combine their design and retail backgrounds with (in their words) "mad shopping addictions". I'm glad they did.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Well, after being coerced into the 21st century by a number of friends who assure me that anyone who's anyone has a blog (I don't even know that I'm sure what it's short for??), I am fearfully posting my first entry, crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!

Being the obsessive perfectionist that I am, the only way I will survive something like this is to do it without rules, without one rule in particular actually - no expectation of regular posts! Of course, I will be primarily sharing news about my online store,
The Princess & The Pea, which is an emporium of classic and stylish bits & bobs for little people. I finally (and by finally I mean, it has been two loooong years in the making) opened in June this year and have been very excited by the response. As well as for the store though, I think I will also use this as a creative outlet to collate a collection of things that I love, in every shape and form...who knows, it may turn out to be more relaxing than daunting?