Monday 2 May 2011


I've been posting lots of freebies for you to download. To get your freebies, visit my other blog.

On my new blog you will find a list of free printables such as:

bon voyage card
happy easter card
mothers day card
party invitation
valentines card

Friday 25 February 2011

what's for dinner

I know that some of you might still be hanging out here, so I thought I'd let you know about one of my new products. I'm super excited about this one. I'm allowed to be right?

For the past few weeks me and my friends have been testing this idea and it has exceeded my expectations.

The goal was to save money and be more organised with my grocery shopping. So far we've been to market every Saturday, prepared with a list for the whole week.

To read more about what inspired me, click here.

To see the original post about this new and exciting product, click here.

or if you love it as much as I do, go directly to the shop to buy it.

Wednesday 2 February 2011

a colourful message

I've just launched my new product range. on my other blog. are you curious? come on over then.

Friday 21 January 2011

you're missing out

Hello :)

I'm posting over here... and you're missing out ;)

Thursday 13 January 2011

Queensland Flood Relief - Handmade Kids Auction

sadly, one of Australia's states is in a state of emergency due to flash flooding. it is unimaginable what people go through. the devastation it causes. one thing I admire aussies for is their strength and determination. even though it seems like it will never end and the clean up is going to take months if not years. aussies form strong communities. they help each other. it is great to see that so many bloggers are taking initiative. please donate to the Queensland Flood Relief.

Hollabee has donated to the Handmade Kids flood relief.
Even though I don't print anymore, I still have some fabrics and products at home and what better cause than this to share some 'old' hollabee love.

I have donated 4 hot water bottle covers (even though they won't be needed anytime soon) and a very limited edition mix pack of swirl fabric in pastel colours.

Saturday 8 January 2011

i've moved...

well. not physically. what I'm really trying to say is: I have a new blog.

I could type up the whole story of 'why' again, but I can also send you to where I've already spoken about it.

it has something to do with this:

miki.o design blog

Tuesday 4 January 2011

Jam labels

I've been cooking up a storm lately, making strawberry jam and sadly burning the cherry jam... and I've also been playing in adobe illustrator... thought I'd share the jam labels I whipped up. Please feel free to use them for your own home-made jams.

jam labels
strawberry & cherry jam labels

to download, click on the labels. In flickr, click on: actions > view all sizes > original. Then print it on blank label paper and cut your circles :)

Monday 3 January 2011

Happy New Year!

2010 has been one heck of a year, a fantastic one that is... I started a new job in March, which I absolutely love! Went on numerous trips (can't complain there), started Italian classes (which I will continue in 2011), spent great times with friends ('friends are more important than money' as the quote on my lulu lemon poster says), read lots of books and generally have just had a great year.

I'm not really a person to make new years resolutions but there are some things that I'd like to do:

1. continue Italian classes (level 2 starts on 31 January)
2. travel to Europe (planned and booked for March, we'll be in Holland and Italy)
3. eat great food (home-made preferably)
4. continue to spend time with friends
5. grow at work
6. nut out some of the ideas that I have in my head, which are all home-based business related
7. help my boyfriend grow his business (yes, I like doing that sort of thing)
8. learn kite surfing (hang-on I think I said that last year too)
9. start planning for our year overseas
10. take more photos

I hope 2010 has been good to you and that 2011 is going to be even better! Happy New Year!

and to end the post with pictures... some of what I've been up to lately...

Home-made strawberry jam (recipe from 13mimosa) I tried to make cherry jam as well but unfortunately I burnt them :(

A day trip to Lake Eildon, which I've never seen so full (capacity at 75.62%)

Had a go at water skiing, which was awesome. It took me 2 turns to get up, not a bad effort I think.