30 November 2011

{ a little gift to you }

In anticipation of the Holidays I am giving you a little gift early! A 10% discount on the Custom illustrated Holiday Cards available in my Etsy shop. To take advantage of the discount please order no later then Friday December 2'2011 9pm. Please indicate the discount code in the notes to seller: Holidaycheer2011.

{ Christmas Countdown }

Advent Calendar: Oh Happy Day

Photo Credit + Tutorial: Canadian Living

Article Family Affairs: Anthology Digital Magazine
Photo Credit: Kelly Ishikawa
Creative Advent Calendar: Oh Happy Day

Well here we are the last day of November, the Holiday season is well on its way and Christmas is less then a month a way! Every year I get an advent calendar for my hubby and I to share (its silly I know, but we've always had one so its a cute little tradition). This year instead of buying one I thought it would be fun to make one so here is a little inspiration for others who would like to countdown to Christmas with a little handmade cheer as well!

25 November 2011

{New Work: A Very Modern Christmas}

Happy Friday everyone! With the American Thanksgiving behind us it feels like the Holiday season has finally begun. So to welcome the Holiday season I am sharing some new work, that was a lot of fun to create. I completed the illustration using three different colour palettes, and I love how they turned out. Is there one colour palette that you like best? I can't decide, I like them all.

21 November 2011

{2011 Custom Holiday Cards}

As promised yesterday my Etsy shop now has the 2011 Custom Holiday Cards ready for purchase! I will be adding additional Holiday cards over the next little while so check back often.

20 November 2011

{ CUSTOM Illustrated Holiday Cards }

Custom illustrated Holiday Cards will be available for order on my Etsy site Monday evening! Whether you are a family of two or a family of five these lovely Custom illustrated cards are sure to delight this Holiday Season!

18 November 2011

{ A Scandinavian Inspired Winter }

1. Padraig Baby Slippers 2. Ouef Be Good Coverall Hat 3. Ouef Be Good Reversible Mittens
4. Ouef Be Good Sweater Dress 5. Zara's 6. Zara's 7. Baby Gap Faux-Shearling Jacket

Yesterday I saw a few little flurries, so I couldn't help but think of winter, the cold weather and Christmas (of course). This year we have not only ourselves to get ready for the cold weather ahead but our baby bean as well. There are so many cute cold weather accessories with a Scandinavian flare for babies, so I am quite happy that we live in the Great White North! I picked up the cutest baby slippers the other day for bean and I can not wait to put them on her feet, not only are these slippers stunning they are made in CANADA (bonus) and if they were a gift (which I wish they were) you can purchase the cutest packaging ever.... a tiny house (love it).

14 November 2011

{ A Sweet Story Press Christmas }

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am just saying hello and that I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We sure did. I finally learned how to knit in the round (its quite tricky), I took a trip to Queen West while the hubby had daddy duties and we kicked off Sunday with a little family brunch at the sister (I love that place) followed up with some much needed organizing.

I have the upcoming Holidays on the brain so I added a little Christmas cheer to Sweet Story Press today. I have a lot of exciting things planned for my blog, a featured artist post, Holiday 2011 cards, knitted leg warmers and more!

07 November 2011

{ Photography }

I am a sucker for a great photo, so much in fact I spend time perusing photographers websites oooing and ahhing over the magic they captured, and the creativity that goes with it. Yes, I said creativity, its just not enough to take a lovely photo anymore, much, much more goes into a fabulous photo session these days.
Photo sessions are filled with props, bells, whistles and a lovely location. Location, location, location!
Today on this beautiful Monday morning I am sharing two very talented ladies with you, who work right here in Toronto Celine Kim and Scarlett O'Neil, not only are their pictures stunning the amount of thought and creativity that goes into their sessions is inspirational (Hats off to you ladies)! It definitely makes me want to get a photo shoot of our little family sometime soon!

04 November 2011

{ Oh baby }

Photo Credits + Post + Tutorial: Shadandlizzie

I am always raving about Pinterest, it is so amazing that I am slightly afraid that one day it will up and vanish only to be a faded memory of something really special. The amount of inspiration and lovliness that is found there is eye candy for any creative soul, I think that we are so lucky to be able to experience such a creative outlet, well done Pinterest! I especially love looking at things for babies, anything baby really.
Today I found such a lovely tutorial for the sweetest headbands ever! They are just so beautiful. Not only are they easy peasy to make for your little one, but they make great baby shower gifts too! The possibilities are endless.

01 November 2011

{ I love............ }

Do you remember when I chatted about how lovely mason jars are? and how they have so many uses? well today I found something a little something special via lastejeymaneje. These Crochet Jar Covers are just another way you can decorate using mason jars, a bit of yarn and a whole lot of style! I am already wondering how I can incorporate some of these into my own decor, I especially like the idea of using these darling jars as knitting needle holders.