Proud mama…

Proud mama…

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So very proud of my styling project that my boy helped me with…

I was organising my Christmas Decorations shoot and this is what he helped with!

Not bad for a 10-year-old!

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Freebie Alert! Subscribe to tickle the imagination…

Freebie Alert! Subscribe to tickle the imagination…

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Hello Darlings!

I just wanted to let you know that Issue 17 of ‘tickle the imagination’ is now out in your local newsagent! And if you can’t find a copy, please let me know and I’ll get right onto making sure they start stocking it or stocking more!

If you’ve read my previous post on ‘tickle’ you’ll know that I’m an Official Ambassador for the magazine because I’ve been in love with it for some years now and after meeting Tanya asked for something to be done about this! 😉

If you’ve not read ‘tickle the imagination’ and you’re a crafty, vintage-loving or creative lass you’ll just adore it! It’s full of all things handmade and creative in Australia through the ‘tickle’ online community and magazine.

 

Now apart from subscribing and getting a chance to win some ‘tickle’ goodies, I’m also running a competition too. So just to ensure you get a fair and, well kinda awesome extra few opportunities, at winning yourself some ‘tickle’ goodness click on the link below as well as subscribing and you’ll get even more chances at winning!

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‘tickle the imagination’ is full of inspiration and ideas to spark creativity – by showcasing talented artists, crafters and designers, discovering emerging talent and sharing real-life stories and DIY projects.

But I just wanted to remind you that if you take out a subscription – ooh, AWESOME idea for your Bestie, your sister-in-law or any other creative girl you know – you’ll also get a gorgeous necklace – you can see it in the picture at the top of the page.

Now, I’m not telling you to be naughty here and keep it yourself (but you could!), or just wrap it up and give it to your giftee who will be so darn excited and frankly, I think they’ll be hard pressed to not adore you forever!

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tickle the imagination magazine is available nationally in newsagents and independent stores (click here to see ourstockists) but I find that it sells out rather quickly, so it’s heaps easier to subscribe here online (and remember if you subscribe this month you’ll be in the running to win a gorgeous birdynumnum dreamer – there’s another Christmas gift just for you!

So my friends, be inspired by gorgeous images, take a peek into the lives of Australian designers & makers and discover ways to include creativity & handmade into your everyday living.

Do something nice for yourself this Christmas and buy yourself a subscription – then each quarter you’ll have the gift of creativity delivered straight to your door!

Love, Mrs Jones x

Macaroon Kids: Christmas gifts taken care of…

Macaroon Kids: Christmas gifts taken care of…

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Do yourself a favour this Christmas and get your kids gifts over at Macaroon Kids! They have a delightful online store as well as an Etsy store that showcases their limited edition ranges of baby and kids clothing, toys and gifts!

Founded by Amanda Tuckerman, from Geelong, Australia, the stores are both filled with gorgeous vintage-style as well as ‘slow’ and creative toys for kids and their clothing is made using upcycled fabrics. Products not made by Macaroon are all sourced from small businesses or have elements created with fair trade companies with every step of Macaroon Kids being created ethically with both person and environment in mind.

Honestly, could you ask for more this Christmas – or frankly, at any time? I just love their style and their range and have added a number of their products to my lists for little Edie this year – with my number one favourite being the Uncle Goose Classic ABC Blocks! They’re truly beautiful and although she’s still a little bit little for them, she’ll be playing with them in no time!

Metallic Sharpie update…

Metallic Sharpie update…

If you read my post about the leaking metallic Sharpie disaster of October 2013 you may well have been as disappointed in them as I was… or not – I mean, frankly, if it didn’t happen to you it really isn’t such a drama!! 😉

But, I promised to keep you up-to-date and here it is…

A new pack of metallic Sharpies – Bronze, Silver and Gold and a generic apology letter.

Still haven’t found a way to get the leaked gold off my desk – it did come off my hands after a day or so!!

So, thank you Newell Rubbermaid ‘Brands That Matter’; as you can see from their letter, I think they may need to teach their ‘Service After Sales’ people (Team Leader’s, no less) to fill out their autofill in the generic Word documents…

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awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

awesome gift ideas for the vintage inclined…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those people in your life who are obsessed – be it mildly or consumingly – with vintage!

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Gift Ideas for the Vintage Inclined

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for the Crafty People in your life! Take a look back at previous posts for suggestions for the boys, girls, men and women you need to spoil this Christmas!

awesome gift ideas for the girls & women in your life…

awesome gift ideas for the girls & women in your life…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas: Girls Large & Small board on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those fantastic women in your life!

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Gift Ideas: Girls large & small

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for Vintage Lovers and the Crafty People in your life or take a look at the previous post for some ideas for the men and boys in your life!

awesome gift ideas for the men & boys in your life…

awesome gift ideas for the men & boys in your life…

hello friends!

today I’d love to point you to my 2013 Gift Ideas Boys Large & Small board on Pinterest!

Just click on the link and you’ll find your way onto Pinterest: once you follow the board it will make your life a whole lot easier come shopping time for those guys that you love!

Gift ideas: boys large & small...
Gift ideas: boys large & small…

Stay tuned for my gift ideas for Girls, Vintage Lovers and the Crafty People in your life!

Some of my previous pet photography…

Some of my previous pet photography…

Here is some of my photography of client’s best friends! Oh, you may notice that I love animals just a bit!

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Vintage-style Christmas goodies for creating…

2974784_600x6002974782_600x6002974777_600x600Crate Paper’s ‘Fa La La’ and ‘Bundled Up’ series are just perfect for making your own vintage-styled tags, cards and other gorgeous Christmassy stuff this year. Check out the whole range at Two Peas in a Bucket and get crafty now! Otherwise it will be Christmas before you know it and you won’t have any time up your sleeves! With Love, Mrs Jones x

 

Vintage & Old School Christmas Gifts for Kids

Vintage & Old School Christmas Gifts for Kids

Vilac Dot Guitar
$26 – frenchtrotters.fr

Baghera – Walker
$110 – connox.com

Traditional Wooden Tea Party Biscuits
$19 – oliverbonas.com

Classic Tin Kaleidoscope
fatbraintoys.com

Janod BBQ Set
$62 – amazon.co.uk

Band-in-a-Box
melissaanddoug.com

Protocol Toys Kazoo
$6.36 – scp.co.uk

Wooden Paddleball
$4.83 – hawkin.com