September 15, 2011

Happy Friday everyone!

Today some pictures to share with you from the Spring Styling event I was part of 2 weeks ago.  The event was held in my home for 20 lovely ladies who came for an afternoon of food and fun.  Penny from Working Mums Masterclass put the event together and my fellow presenters were Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes and Jane from Show Pony
Thank you to all the happy and enthusiastic girls that came along to listen to what we had to say – I hope you found the day to be interesting and useful.
So here are some photos of the tables I put together for the day.
Table one was a kids table.  The theme and colouring was based around our event theme of Spring.  It would be great for a garden party or even a Little Miss Sunshine party.  The ever so pretty cake was made by Jacki as were the cookies and cupcakes.

I used this pretty invitation as a starting point and built everything around it.  Flowers and ladybirds featured in most items on the table – there were even little mini lady birds on the cookie pops and marshmallow pops.

The second table was set up as an adults table.  It had a vintage theme to it and I used the lovely new Mason jars with the stamped lids (available in the shop) to drink out of.  The gorgeous colour combination of aqua and pink made it a pretty table and I included some fresh flowers
Again the cake, cookies and cupcakes were made by Jacki and the pannacotta’s were made by me.  During the presentation Jacki showed everyone how to whip up little cheesecakes on chinese spoons to add to the table.  Macaroons and some sweet treats finished off the table.
We talked about how the centrepiece could change from a cake to a stack of footed vessels with chocolates and flowers to create a completely different look. Pots, bottles, backdrops, cake stands, ribbons, twine and tags were also topics of the day.

Little mini apothecary jars were used as favours and we had a great discussion about many different party favours that make for a stylish party.

The third table was a self serve drinks table – I nice tall centrepiece of spring blossoms on top of a wooden crate set the scene and a flowing sheer piece of fabric was a nice change to the usual white table cloth – of course we sipped our cool drinks through retro paper straws in Mason jars.

So there is a little peak into our afternoon.

Most of the lovely products you see on the tables can be found in the Sweet Style online store but if there is something that you can’t find or need to know please feel free to ask away.
Have a lovely weekend – see you all next week.


September 14, 2011

I have had a really crazy few weeks with loads of projects happening.
Amidst all this craziness my laptop decided to melt down taking with it a few thousand photos – some I have recovered but others … gone (thank heavens for my blog which has some of these missing photos).  I even had a back-up but it appears the gremlins have made their way into the back-up as well.
Thankfully I managed to recover some images from the article I put together for the new My Little Jedi e-mag.  
The theme I created was a vintage style bridal shower.
Pretty and elegant with a beautiful miniature wedding cake, devine vintage jars to sip cool drinks out of and a few sweet treats to enjoy.
I hope you enjoy reading the magazine – you can find a copy of it here

Cake by the oh so clever Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes
All other items available in the Sweet Style online Store
Last minute note – a few have asked about the background garland/bunting – it is a Snowball yarn from Lincraft – in the knitting section. Cute hey!


September 12, 2011

A very big congratulations to Vesna from My Little Jedi on the launch of her new online magazine today.  The magazine is truly gorgeous and I am proud to have contributed an article to the issue (pages 13-15).  If you haven’t already seen it here it is below.  I will post some more of my photos later in the week.


September 5, 2011

Great news to report everyone
My favourite Scrapbook Store is now online!
I have been a loyal follower of the amazing and talented girls that run Scrapbook Moments in Terrey Hills here in Sydney for years.  I have made some wonderful friends through my scrapbooking (they lived though my last pregnancy with me and one of the girls even had a hand in naming Indiana!) and I love that I have all my favourite photos of my girls in beautifully presented albums.
Now the exciting news is they are also online.  This means you can have their beautiful layouts posted to you complete with papers and all you need to bring your pictures to life.
Here is one I did of Indi last year.
The site is a little different to most and specialises in fully kitted double page scrapbook designs.  They will have eight different layouts on the site at any one time.  The aim is to send you in kit form, exactly what you need to complete the double page layout of your choice.  Included is a colour photocopy and dimensional sketch of the original layout which allows you to see exactly how the layout is layed out and put together.  The website is very user friendly with a great shopping cart and secure online payment options.  They also have lots of other great scrapbook items available on their website.
Find the website here and they are also now on facebook here
Make sure you tell them I sent you!
(Here is an example of what you will get to help you create your layout.)


September 4, 2011

I have had such a lovely, busy and exciting few days.
Here are a few snaps of what I have been up to.
Friday morning brunch with Mr A to celebrate our 11th Wedding Anniversary. 
Love U Mr A! (and I love that you stood there with that sign and allowed me to take a photo of you!)
Saturdays Styling Workshop that was held in my home
Lots more to come about that this week
And today is Fathers Day for us Aussies.
Here are the girls with their dad this morning (I know – always one that won’t smile!)
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.