Thursday, September 30, 2010


Oooo a little bit excited, catching up on all my favourite blog reading and noticed the blog for InsideOut magazine has added this little blog to their roll of honour! Thanks guys, so chuffed!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Two of the most popular items in our store are the lovely wooden name plaques and the world map print for boys (or girls). I think I know why - it's nice to be personal. There's something special about our own name, and whether we like to admit or not, it's nice to see it up in lights. (Can't get rid of the double-spacing in this paragraph grrrr).

The name plaques in retro inspired font are made from 16mm craft wood by a small creative company in regional Victoria. They are available in 8 different colours including red, apple green, lemon, white, navy blue and pink, though you can also custom request your own colour for a little bit more. They are $18 per letter and a lovely way to give someone a very special gift.

The customized world map is lovely for a bedroom or playroom. It is educational, non-gender specific (though it is such a lovely option for boys in our opinion) and fun for all ages. You choose the the name you would like to appear on the bottom of your map and it is printed on 160gsmarchival, chlorine free (ECF) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper. They are 42cm wide by 29cm high and sell in our store for $48.00.

At the moment I'm keeping an eye out for more lovely personalised products like these. Will be sure to post when I find something :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Here in Oz some of us have already started our school holidays and some of us are just about to. Not so for the little peeps of the European royal families. September tolls the end of the summer holidays and back to school.

Spain's Crown Princess Letizia bids farewell to Princess Sofia on her first day of school.

Prince Gabriel, Princess Elisabeth & Prince Emmanuel are walked to school by their parents Prince Phillipe and Princess Mathilde.

Princess Ingrid with her parents Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon.

Reminds me of the photos of Princess Di taking William and Harry to Wetherby School all those years ago. My sisters and I collected royal memorabilia like crazy things and there was rarely an event in the family calendar that was missed!

Images from Hello Magazine

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Among the stories in the latest edition of Pregnancy & Birth (September/October 2010) is a short article on updating your nursery when your second child isn't the same sex as your first. In swapping back from Girls to Boys they offer up our Sarah Jane Studios Dinosaur Print as one of the options for boys. I like it.

If you can't quite make it out, here it is below again.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Now there are wall stickers and there are wall stickers. For the most part I think the medium has been done to ad nauseam and we are all exhausted by their saturation. But they are a great way to spruce up a room, especially if you want a fresh look but don't want to repaint (or can't repaint because you're renting) and there are some really fabulous ones that stand out from the rabble.

Like these...

I love trees so when I saw these I knew I had to have them for our store, ordering them soon so check back in a little while.

One of my friends has this in her daughter's room. The brightness of the colours and the modern lines are a lovely compliment to the pale pink decor and antique bed. May I also say, it is unbelievable easy to put on the wall and if you get it wrong and need to change an angle? Peel it off and take two, so easy. Unlike many of the current decals it does peel off with no fuss and no damage to your wall.

With the one kit you can do any of these designs.

I love the pale green of this one from The Wall Sticker Company and think it would look cute behind a cot (we're getting this in too so check back soon).

This morning when I caught up on all my blog reading I noticed that the lovely Mandy Sutcliffe has added wall stickers to her beautiful Belle & Boo collection and in true Mandy style, they are utterly delightful. Of course, the moment they are available here in Oz, we'll be getting these in store too.

I love options for little boys that aren't all snarl and gnarl but still very boyish.

I heart pink.

I just adore this one, I think Boo may very well be the cutest rabbit ever.

Have a look over here for more of Mandy's illustrations now coming to us as wall stickers.

Images from Wall Candy, Belle & Boo and The Wall Sticker Company.