Monday, May 31, 2010

mogu's soft toys

They are deeeelightful!!

Images sourced from both Mogu's website and flickr page. Thank you Hello Sandwich for introducing me to the world of Mogu!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

flickr faves

1. Shoes and Suitcases, 2. a sneak peek., 3. if you forget me, 4. IMG_2874, 5. petals, 6. Untitled

more inspiration

Found via Lutterlagkage's Flickr photostream.

handmade baby

I've been finding some online inspiration and patterns to satisfy my recent 'nesting' mood.
Cloud + Raindrop Mobile found via Sweet Tidings.
Heart Sweater made by Yarning.

P.S. (Can anyone recommend some good gardening blogs)? Nest, nest!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

retro cushions

I discovered yesterdays blog find FRÖKEN Ö via Yarning, which is ANOTHER amazing and beautiful blog. Written by a very talented and creative lady with a fondness of the retro cushions made from old craft books. Pop over and visit for yourself, she is very clever!!

Credits: Image one: Retro cushion
Yarning's retro cushion pattern
Image two: Chair cushion

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

new find

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the photos and blog by FRÖKEN Ö, unfortunately I can't read any of it as it's in another language but they say a picture is worth a thousand words!

Monday, May 24, 2010

encouraging creativity

I've been discovering some great blogs lately that provide some great suggestions and ideas that help foster creativity in children. One such blog, is Made by Joel. Full of inspiration and with a wealth of great creative projects, I will definitely be bookmarking this blog as a valuable creative resource. I must say I can't wait till the day I can sit down with my little one and do some fun creative activities. Especially if they look as good as these images from Made from Joel.

P.S. (I found Made by Joel via Vintage for Kids, another beautiful blog well worth bookmarking)!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

maija louekari

I spoilt myself last week and bought a Marimekko mug designed by Finnish illustrator and designer, Maija Louekari.

Before seeing her work on the new Marimekko range I wasn't aware of her work and since my discovery I have become an instant fan of her beautiful and colourful illustrations. You can view some of Maija Louekari work over on her website or read more about her in an interview on the Marimekko website.

If you're a Melbournite, I bought my new Maija Louekari, Marimekko mug from Douglas & Hope in the CBD. Just incase you were tempted to spoil yourself too...

cyber surfing

Last night I did a little cyber surfing and here are some of my favourite finds.

Image one: Little Gilbert, you can find him here.
Image two: Crochet rocks, made by Kristi's Mum.
Image three: Lullatone's eco bags.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

bow tie - part one

Image one discovered via For the easily distracted
Image two discovered via Mitchell and Dent

Thursday, May 13, 2010

vintage dress fabric

I recently purchased a new book with a money voucher I received on my birthday. The pages are filled with beautiful images of vintage fabrics from the states, the kind of fabric you dream about discovering in an op shop fabric stash.

Here are the details
Vintage Dress Fabric from the States

Thursday, May 06, 2010

home baked

How sweet are these handmade biscuits I found over on Homako's Flickr page. I have started to feel may baking urges kick in this week, which nicely coincides with the launch of Frankie's second cookbook this week! For more cute home baked cookies take a peek over on Giddy Giddy's blog here and here. Be still my sweet tooth! Just in, more cookie love!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

flea market tokyo style

Did you happen to see the Tokyo flea market snapshots on The Satorialist's blog a few weeks ago? After spying a Mottainai Flea Market sign in one of his photographs, I went on a google search to find out more and with a little research I discovered that the term Mottainai is a Japanese concept that represents not being wasteful.

Held in various locations, the Mottainai Flea Markets offer much of what you would expect from a flea market such as secondhand clothing, toys, knick knacks and the occasional traditional Japanese souvenirs. The Yoyogi Park flea market, held once a month, represents a young demographic of vendors and is my guess as to where this photo was taken above, although I could be wrong.

I wonder if The Satorialist will make it to our Melbourne Camberwell Market during his Australian visit. Hope so!

Image Credit: The Satorialist.

Monday, May 03, 2010

five internet faves

**My favourite internet finds this week**
Image one: Sweet shoes found on Diario de una Couturier's blog.
Image two: Annie costume made by Teri from The journals of giddy giddy.
Image three: Adorable art by Minifanfan, discovered via Evangelione's blog.
Image four: Teenytini childrens clothes found via Fine little day.
Image five: My favourite dress etsy store.

More five faves can be found over at Meet me at Mikes!