Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jarvis the Airplane

Going for a test flight in the sun!

What I Wore

One magnificent new dress :)

Made just for me by Dear Prudence, after I fell wildly in love with the version she made in a normal human being size...

And a silly smile! 

The perfect outfit to wear on a family picnic :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Rainy Day at Our Place

I love these crazy monkeys!

I Dream of Suitcases

I am a compulsive vintage suitcase buyer. I adore them. When I travel, even internationally, I keep the luggage handlers amused with my unusual choice of baggage (my most common companion is a fabulous cream coloured Skyway case from goodness knows when). I was engaged in a ten minute conversation about my fabulous suitcase in Brisbane airport a couple of years ago!  And it's so easy to find on a baggage carousel ;)

So, whilst flicking through Frankie magazine on the ipad yesterday (may I add digital magazines are awesome. We have no more room in our house for magazines, they're obscenely expensive, and for the princely sum of $7.46NZD I have it instantly appear on my ipad. Choice. ), I read about Trunk & Orderly, an Australian company who make gorgeous fibreboard suitcases, storage boxes, and furniture, after buying up a retiring suitcase factory in its entirety! 

I am now dreaming about suitcases. Oh yes I am. I'm quite sure these guys read my mind & created a product just for me ;) Now to save up some serious pennies, and perhaps by next Christmas I might just be able to get one. It seems they don't currently ship to New Zealand, but with many gorgeous friends on the other side of the Tasman, I don't think that'll be a barrier!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oli e Lui

A gorgeous birthday gift from a special friend...I wish I had a skirt this fabulous!

Buy beautiful clothes made by a Gisborne Mama here , and visit their Facebook page here :)

Friday, October 5, 2012


If only I could sit drinking my tea from this. Gorgeous. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

I want to shop here!

(unsolicited deliveries of teapots & related paraphernalia gratefully accepted! lol) 

Things I'll day!

I love Colette Patterns. So pretty, not too tricky to sew, fabulous instructions, and they come packaged up
just beautifully. 

Now to find some time, or a clone, to enable me to actually sew something. I have a stash of gorgeous fabric I got for my birthday (not the most recent one, the one before that...sigh...), I have the patterns, now I must actually get myself organised & produce something to wear! 

Happy Birthday, Olive!

 Olive, the Sneaky Fox, had a birthday on Sunday. Her first ever! (excluding the whole actually being born birth-day, of course).

A fabulous time was had by all. Happy Birthday, lovely lady! 

Fox Mask and Birthday Crown - Heart-Felt 
Mouse & Mouselings - Nana Anne 
Gorgeous Party Frock - Nana Anne
Cake Decorating Assistant - Jarvis
Fabulous Sling (for holding wee girls who are unsure about having all of their friends in one place) - Unido

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Year!

What a year.

We shifted, from our home in the North Island, to the South Island...a land where we had no friends or family. Thank goodness for Blog Land, which led me to a couple of lovely lovely friends, who made life so much happier for me.

Olive was born three and a half weeks after we arrived. Only the truly crazy shift islands heavily pregnant!

Jarvis started preschool, after three years of hanging with me. And loves every moment...

We bought our first home! And, obviously, shifted house yet again to move into it!

And I've been the most slack blogger in all of existence! However, I have plans to change my uselessness...I need to do something that's just for me. 

Keep your eyes peeled. More blogging will come. Yes it will.