Friday, February 25, 2011

Alternative guest book

Ah, the good old wedding guest book. Sometimes a cross between an address book and a school diary. All nicely lined and perfectly spaced. Confining your wit and wisdom, mis-guided humour and well wishes into 1cm spaces.
I'll be the first to admit, sometimes I've just signed my name. Perhaps with an 'all the best' (smiley face).
Saving my heartfelt sentiments for the card.
For this wedding however, we are trying a little harder. Each table has their own envelope, with individual cards inside. Whilst they relax, have a glass of vino and enjoy their entree, guests are encouraged to leave a little love note for the bride and groom. Anything goes, poetry, sketches, words of wisdom or they can even unleash their inner Matt Preston and play food critic. Whatever. The page is blank.
No lines.

I'll let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Faye Toogood

After reading this article by Natalie Walton over on Daily Imprint about talented stylist Claire Delmar I fell down the rabbit hole into the world of stylist Faye Toogood.
How I would love to style a wedding based on any of these images!
Perhaps I'll start working on a design concept just incase the right bride comes along.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Life in style

As a last minute decision I dropped into the life instyle trade show over the weekend. I was so glad I did! As so much of my work is done online these days, seeing stock and people (people! real live people!), in person was great. I especially love seeing all the stall holders break out their inner stylist and pimp out their individual spaces. Creativity overload!
The photos above were my personal highlights, but only the tip of the ice berg of talent represented.

(these guys have some super cute stamp sets, worth checking out. I'll be buying some as obviously stamps are my current obsession, plus these lovely people are based just around the corner from me! Gotta love keeping it local!)

(So, I had no idea Zoe would be showing her beautiful, handcrafted jewellery at the fair. I was happily walking around, rocking my porcelain purple love heart that I purchased from her at finders keepers in Melbourne. Then I saw her..... yikes! Tres embarrassing. Felt a little like those folks that dig out their old band t'shirts to wear to a gig to prove they are true fans. Oops.)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

life instyle

Stay tuned x

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Age appropriate

At the moment I am working through the design process with two girls. Twins. Who are nine years old. We are working on a new design for their bedrooms, and discovering as we go along that they are kind of stuck. Not quite a child, but not quite a teenager either. Playing with dolls still features heavily on their agenda, but the word 'babyish' now features in their vocabulary. 
Quite the conundrum! 
I love these works by blancuchaBut perhaps they are too young? Or too old?

What do you think? Any tips??

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Be you Be loved

The amazing creative minds behind Anthropologie & Urban Outfitters launched their latest creation BHLDN yesterday. 
(how appropriate to launch a wedding website on Valentines Day!)
The site is overflowing with beautiful images and will soon provide a mood board tool for brides to compile all their ideas in one spot.
The selection of shoes, accessories, and dresses are so beautiful, and not typically 'bridal'. Definitely worth a look bride or not!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stamp & Ink

As I wait patiently for my custom made Oscar and Ruby stamp to arrive, thought I'd share these pics.
These stamps are made by Brownpigeon and would be so great to use for a bit of DIY stationery. Grab a couple of ink pads from Spotlight (15 bucks each) and away you go!

P.s Happy Valentines Day! 
I hopped in my car at 6.30am this morning to discover Steve had placed a single red rose on the steering wheel, along with a handwritten card. So sweet. It really is the little things that get to me. Tonight we'll be eating leftovers and watching an old classic b&w movie. As is our Valentines tradition. Can't wait. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

I am baker

Have you visited the blog of I am baker? Amanda is one talented lady. And generous too, as she includes tutorials and step by step guides to help mere baking mortals like myself attempt to recreate her works of art. The heart cake is her variation of the rainbow cake which has been all over the blogosphere, and even I was able to make. Think I'll be leaving this heart one to the experts though!