Chelsie Sharp creates beautiful framed, paper miniature 3D art, which can be personalised.
Love Paper Scissors has some fabulous pieces which would make perfect gits for birthdays, births, christenings, weddings,anniversaries – well actually anytime you feel like giving someone something beautiful.
Friday: I was very excited during the week to get an email reminding me that the Taste of Sydney is on again on 10-13 March 2011 at Centennial Park. This was one of our favourite Sydney events in 2010 – lots of yummy food from Sydney restaurants – we highly recommend it!
Why don’t you check out the website and plan your visit or maybe buy that hard to shop for person in your life a ticket and crowns – see you there!
Thursday: so yesterday I was reading handmade spark because I follow @ejorpin on twitter and she tweeted about gift ideas for people that sew.
I’m a wannabe sewer – I recently bought myself a sewing machine and I plan to have some lessons soon. As soon as I saw this sewing kit I decided it would be my gift to self for this week – its very practical (and cute)!
Congratulations to the Creative Collective for raising $450 for the Starlight Foundation.
You should definitely check out the Creative Collective member’s stores – so many fabulous and original gifts for you to chose from:
- Be Lovely
- Epheriell Designs
- Wolf and Willow
- Paper and Ribbons
- One Craftee Mumma
- Gnome angel
- Ladybug Markets
- 74 Lime Lane
Tuesday: Last night I discovered KoolKitchen – the site is full of fabulous kitchenware and gifts. The two that caught my eye (and I have already ordered!) are:
These super cute babushka measuring cups – the 15 month old I hung out with on the weekend loves babushka dolls and she has her own shelf in the kitchen so she can ‘help’ mum when she is cooking. So I plan to send these measuring cups to her as a new addition to her shelf for christmas.
Monday: I’ve just spent a lovely weekend with a friend that has a gorgeous 15 month old daughter. Yesterday morning the 15 month old tottered over to me and handed me a book to read to her. It was Todd Parr’s Grandma Book, but it had been personalised just for her – her grandma had stuck photos of the family on the characters and changed the story to fit with their family – it was such a great idea!
In Australia you can buy the Todd Parr range from the ABC shop.
This weeks theme is gifts to self – although of course the ideas below also making lovely gifts for others.
As I wrote in my first ever post, while I love thinking of and giving gifts to others – I’m certainly not a self sacrificing type. I also love giving myself little gifts! J
I think giving yourself little gifts is really important – they can lift your spirits when you are feeling down, spur you on to complete something, reward you for hard work…
Saturday: I freely admit I am a bit of a nerd – so this gift idea may not float everyone’s boat – but anyway here it goes…
As I’ve previously mentioned we moved to Sydney a little over 12 months ago. We moved into an apartment in Surry Hills and during my ‘lady of leisure’ time (ie. before I managed to find a job!) I spent a bit of time exploring the area. I loved walking down the fabulous streets and little lane ways and wanted to learn more about the history of Surry Hills, but every time I went to library the relevant books were out – ok, ‘bit’ of a nerd was probably an understatement.
ANYWAY, today I found quite by accident Chirstopher Keating’s Surry Hills: The City’s Backyard in Gleebooks. So I snapped it up as a gift to self! J
Ok – you might not be that interested in the history of your suburb, but I’m sure you have a ‘nerdy’ friend like me and some day you may need to buy that friend a house warming gift. A history of the suburb they have moved into or even a historical map of Sydney (yes, I also LOVE maps), may just float their boat!
Friday: I am a big fan of quotable cards. I know they have been around for ages (since 1993 to be exact!), but I just really like them. For a couple of years I have just had these two favourite quotes on my fridge, but I recently added to my collection.
Over the last couple of months or so I have been trying some new things in my life. I have been working on finding the ‘creative me’ with the help of Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way. A crucial element of this process is the writing of morning pages every day. While I write my pages I now drink my morning tea in a mug with this quote
I have also been getting into yoga and I am trying to be more mindful in my daily life. To remind me to be more mindful during the day I have placed this card next to my computer. It helps when things are at risk of getting a little out of kilter…
Thursday: A theme within a theme today – champagne related gifts to self! Thanks to a post by Champagne Jayne last week I reacquainted myself with a picture that I coveted for my walls when I was a poor uni student. After seeing it again I quickly tracked it down online.
The other champagne related item I recently bought myself are two hollow stemmed crystal champagne glasses. I got them from a vintage shop on King Street, Newtown.
I think they are beautiful – when you pour the champagne, the hollow stem creates a continuous bubbling affect!
For those of you that like your champagne glass history: these glasses apparently date to the victorian era 1880-1915. The style was banned from public use for sanitary reasons because they were hard to clean and are no longer made.
Wednesday: I feel like a new woman this evening after just getting my hair cut and coloured – always a great present to self!
Tonight I also ‘gifted’ myself membership to the Moonlight Movie Club. Check out the 2010/11 program, which was released today. If you join the club before 31 December 2010, you get 5 tickets for the price of 4! As a member any more tickets you buy only cost $11.
I love nothing better than getting together some friends, a yummy picnic and wine and heading to Centennial Park for a movie under the stars!
Tuesday: So I found out about Books & Nooks a couple of weeks ago on twitter because a couple of people that I am following were going. I checked out the website and thought – A Life in Frocks at The Victoria Room – sounded like a fun way to spend a Sunday so I signed up. The book arrived a couple of days later – all wrapped up beautifully – like a present for me! Looking forward to Sunday, 21 November – I’ll keep you posted…
I just came across this tonight and I love it!
I’m going to hang up it up in my new ‘creative space’ for inspiration and for those times when I just need a little reminder.
Now I just need to decide what colour….