Saturday, August 22, 2009


There are so many things I love about Spring-time. At the moment, at the top of the list is saying goodbye (fingers' crossed!) to nasty winter 'flu ... so sick of being sick!!

The weather has warmed up so much here .. kinda feels like Spring has been skipped and we're moving straight on to summer! (and, technically, it's still winter!). My jasmine is blooming, the air smells sweet and we've kicked off our slippers! Love living here!

Some lovely things have been made recently that also make me happy for Spring-time.

One of the most lovely things is the opening of a brand new cosy and crafty 'Nook' in West End. This little shop, made by Michelle in the front room of her house is overflowing with delicious crafty goodness - so many beautiful things! My LittleJellygnite babies are so happy and humbled to be in such lovely company, including lovely things from some other BrisStylettes too. Go to the 'Nook' blog for more info.

I grew up with these good old chairs which were looking decidedly shabby around the edges after we had adopted them.. So, despite the fact that the kidlets are still small (messy!) they got a re-covering - the woollen covers always itched my legs anyway! I found a lovely strong cotton fabric (such a great colour too!) to replace the grubby, scruffy 80's covers. Lovely! just like new! (the kids chairs have specially-made slipcovers on them to protect the new fabric)

Another newly-made thing in our little house is a cubby. Hooray! somewhere for the kids (and their junk!) to hide! We are lucky enough to now be the owners of a big new t.v, which is pretty cool ... but I'm not sure which is better; the big shiny t.v or the excellent cubby-making box!?

My boy and I decorated the box yesterday with little paper squares in red, orange and gold. It also has flowy curtains, a letterbox and a very grand front door! They are having lots of fun in their Morrocan-esque cubby already. I love it! All the decorations we used came from my (rather large!) stash; what an eco-cubby! :)

As well as all this, some Little Jellies and Loxies are patiently waiting completion along with some moleskine-like notebooks on my work table.

Happy Spring-time everyone!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The BrisStyle Etsy Ekka Extravaganza Sale!!

(whoa! what a mouthful!!)

The Ekka is on again! Which means, along with strawberry ice-creams, the show bag pavilion, baby animals and a good dose of the 'flu, that BrisStyle's EEE sale is on again!

At both my jellygnite and LittleJellygnite stores, I am offering:

Free postage within Australia plus free set of gift cards with purchases over $25 (excl. postage)

image from TwinkleStarArt - thanks Amanda! ;)

The sale runs from today until Saturday 15th August
Visit the BrisStyle blog for a list of the BrisStylettes and their deals!

Happy Shopping! :D

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

happy things

My 'Suave 70's mini notebook' made it into the Etsy Gift guides this week!!

Thank you to everyone who voted him in - must have been his charming good looks ;) He is actually in quite lovely company; there are some really clever little books there.

More happy news is that I won Jess from Epheriell's blog comp for July - thanks Jess!! I get to spend $40 in her shop now :D Jess is currently on the count-down for her big wedding day; have fun with your preparations Jess and all the best!

The end of this week sees the start of the Agricultural Show in Brisbane - the 'Ekka'. Stay tuned for an enormous BrisStyle Etsy Sale to celebrate!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #33

After a week of wintery 'flu and sick children, we had a nice day today; it was sunny, we were at the beach and are all now on the mend.

This shadow was taken after our sweet little neighbour dropped in some leftover balloons from his aunty's party. The two smallest members of our household have discovered that helium-filled balloons are very cool - and not just because of the pretty shadows they make!

For more lovely shadow shooters, head on over to the award-winning Hey Harriet! ;)

Happy Sunday everyone!