Monday, September 30, 2013

Cheeky Charlie


Charlie's very photogenic don't you think?    
He comes with me to my shop and attracts lots of attention all day long from customers.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bears

These are just some of the bears I have in stock at Billy Angel from Rosemary of Luvly Bears.


  I also have a few of my own bears and bunnies that are long overdue to be finished and dressed.

I made this little one some time ago and I sold it to a lovely customer who treasured it.  She was only 6 inches tall.  I really love miniatures.



Friday, March 22, 2013

Rose Love

Don't you just adore roses?
In all forms, and mediums?  I do.


Scrappy and creamy.


Pink and scrappy.


White and tattered.


And this to-die-for painting by Christine Lafuente.

Have a great weekend everyone.



Monday, March 4, 2013

Wet Weekend



What a weekend!  
So so wet!  Not many customers Sunday, so I did quite a bit of re-arranging.  Here are a couple of images I took.  





Till next time,
Laura.
xxx

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Messing About With Paint



I think elephants are adorable.  
So I thought I'd try my hand at painting one suitable for a little girl's room.  
I tried to make the background look like patchy wallpaper, but it didn't quite work like I had planned.... I ended up with too much paint which resulted in covering up the patterned paper I had glued on.  I still don't mind the end result though, I quite like the smudgy pink background.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday


Love this setting outside my shop today.  Perfect stop for the hubbies that don't want to venture into the sea of girlieness that is my shop. 
It was a lovely and sunny but very hot day, and there were a few customers around, which was great.  

Till next time,
Laura.
xxx

Monday, December 31, 2012

Goings On

Hi Everyone, it's been a while.

Here are snippets of what's been happening.


Still love having my shop, and adding more handmade and vintage stock.

Here's my new family member Charlie, an Indian Ringneck.  
I wanted him so bad my daughter bought him for me as an early Christmas present. 
 He's a bit cheeky and very loveable.

If you visit me at my shop on Sundays, you'll see him keeping me company sitting on my counter.

Went to a Coldplay concert.  
My 3rd time seeing them, and loved every minute.

And finally, I've completed a short millinery course with Christine from Muadies Millinery.
It was very satisfying to create the cloche hat and I can't wait to do more.

Till next time,
Laura.
xx

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Vintage Dolls


Isn't she Adorable?
I think she has the cutest little face.


This one is just too cute.
And she squeaks as well.

Till next time,
Laura.
xx

Tatty Old Beds


I'm so drawn to these old cast iron beds.
If they have peeling paint and a little rust, all the better.


My kind of heaven is an old cast iron bed in a room with vj walls.
That's one of my must haves if I ever have my own house. 

All images found on Pinterest.

Till next time,
Laura.
xx

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Open Sunday


Vintage Hutch Display


Vintage treasures surely but slowly being added to my shop hutch.  
Lots more vintage sewing goodies to come.


Friday, November 16, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A New Family Member


I got myself a funny looking little canary on Sunday.  
There was a stall selling different types of birds right across from my shop, and of course I just couldn't resist this little guy.


I just can't think of a name yet and I'm not sure if it's a boy or a girl.
Apparently you can't tell until canaries are older.  
I'm going to assume she's a girl.  
She'll be going out on Sundays with me to my shop.  
She's very cute, but still scared of me.  I suppose it'll take a little time for her to settle into her new surroundings.

Till next time,
Laura.
xxx

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Vintage Sewing


Here's the start of my vintage sewing area, with other bits an pieces thrown in.
Sadly, the little Bambi has found a new home.  He was so very cute and very vintage.


Slowly getting there with displays.



Till next time,
Laura.
xx

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mosaic Bust


This mosaic bust from Art and Illusion is gorgeous.  
Leonie is very talented at what she does.
Currently in stock at my shop plus lots and lots of other mosaic pieces.


Home grown roses are the best aren't they?
You can't beat their scent.

Till next time,
Laura.
xx

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Out and About




Spent a couple of days at Burleigh Heads with my daughter and family while recuperating from a small operation.  Just loved waking up to the sound of waves.




Spent a day at Bangalow while I was there.  
I just loved the shops and the food was wonderful.
I especially loved Lazybones, but didn't take any photos ....... I forgot to take any in all my excitement of seeing all the gorgeousness.  
I've always loved their products and their shop had gorgeous vintage items as well. I want to go back. 


Scored this gorgeous vintage doll pram on the weekend.  
I don't think I'll ever part with it beacause I love it so much.  It'll be great for a prop in my shop.
Bought this screen as well.  I've wanted one for so long.

Till next time,
Laura.
xx

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Little People


Here's a few of the little people my friend Rosemary makes.
Adorable hey?  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday


This is the start of my vintagey sewing area.  I've got a long way to go yet, but I'm loving it.

Sunday was steaming hot.  
People were still out and about at the market which was great.  I'm sure plenty were at the beach.... perfect weather for it.


This is my display as soon as you enter my shop.   
I'm not really into owls, but I'm loving the ones I have here.  Probably because they're white and distressed.  
I think most things look 100% better with that shabby look.

Till next time,
Laura x