Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Precious things for your precious little ones

Piper+Lily has been styled gorgeous - I designed a fresh new logo and blog banner for Natasha to represent her lovely handmade range of clothing and accessories.

Natasha's beautiful range includes delicate Swarovski Crystal & Pearl heirloom bracelets, comfortable cotton slippers to cover up precious little feet and sweet little dresses, all available at make sure you keep checking back as new products are added regularly.

All of the items in the Piper+Lily store have been lovingly made by hand & overseen by the toughest of critics - Natasha's 2 year old daughter Piper & her little apprentice, Lily.

Visit the Piper+Lily blog at

Sarah xx

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lixi Designs

Now I have to tell you, my friend Ali who threw me the baby sprinkle, is a woman of many talents....not only is she an amazing cook, but she is also very creative and has just started her own label Lixi Designs for mums & bubs, I designed the logo for her.

The first range of Lixi Designs products includes reversible bibs & burp cloths that use a bamboo/organic cotton blend for environmentally sustainable super softness and extra large wraps/pram covers that don't fall off. Ali has many other products soon to be released, so to stay in the know and support another wonderful mum in business join the Lixi Designs Facebook page

Lixi Designs will be showcasing some of her range at the first Allies Attic Designer Market 'a boutique market from birth to beyond' at Hunters Hill Sydney on the 14th November, and at Paddington on the 12th December !

Sarah xx

A Beautiful Spring Sunday

It doesn't get much better than a relaxing Sunday lunch, with divine food, great friends and the warm spring sun ! I was spoilt on Sunday when my beautiful friend Ali hosted a baby sprinkle for me . Surrounded by the fresh whites and greens of spring blooms my closest friends, my mum and mother in law all sat down, relaxed and enjoyed an absolute feast.

Ali is an amazing cook and whipped up a delicious menu consisting of;

Mint and Lime Iced Tea
Fruit Punch
Caramelised Onion & Goats Cheese Tartlets
Creamy Salmon & Asparagus Linguini
Roasted Pumpkin Risotto
Sesame Chicken Tenders
Asian Mango, PawPaw & Fresh Mint Salad
Rocket, Feta & Walnut Salad
Gingerbread Men
Coconut Cake with White Chocolate & Passionfruit Icing

YUMMO (are you drooling?)

Jack and his little partner in crime, Luca (my godson), had a wonderful time hanging out in Ali's vege patch :-)

Thankyou my girls for a fantastic day xxxx

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yummy Makeover

Yummy Mummies & Mini Me has had a makeover ! I designed a new logo and website for the lovely Bec, you will have to wait for the website reveal, but for now, check out and follow the revamped yummy blog

Yummy Mummies & Mini Me is an Australian online store selling maternity and nursing wear, along with children's wear and accessories, sourced from around the globe.

Sarah xx

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lovely Lou !

Most of you would have heard me speak of Lou before on my blog, she is an amazing, inspirational woman who is the founder of the fabulous social networking site Skout Trade Fair and more recently the innovative new online shopping destination Trifle Shoppe (which I had the great pleasure of designing logo and website for). I dont have enough words to describe Lou, all I know is the world is a better place for her, I just want you to all know about Lou and share some of her great read on...btw I have to new fave quote is from Lou 'if mumma is happy everyone will be happy' (so so true in my house lol)

What inspired you to start your online business ?

Having been a designer myself .. and then working with soooo many talented industry people on Skout Trade Fair it just seemed like a natural progression of sorts! .. lol.. is that lame ?

I also wanted to offer designers another channel to get their products to the consumer … one which was a bit more direct .. and one that somewhat challenged the status quo …

How did you come up with the name ''Trifle" ?

Seriously? I was sitting in the car (passenger) on the way to an out of town rugby game for my 7 yr old …. Kids in the back and hubby driving… thinking of what I would like to “do” next…. This collaboration project came to mind… something where I could work beside the designers …. Then of course it needed a name … and Trifle came to mind …
It reminded me of Christmas at Grandmas, Cut Crystal Bowls, and Warmth, comfort & trust.

What did you want to be when you were a little girl ?

ha ha ha – I was always the entrepreneur.. I used to draw pictures and sell them to the neighbours… or put on magic shows and sell tickets! I wanted to have my own flower shop … cos I loved creating bouquets… I adored finding mums best fabrics (usually those she had tucked away for something special!) .. and cutting into them to make dresses for my dolls !

What is your favourite colour ?

hmmmmm …. For interiors I love white.. I know boring ! … but u can accessorize white so easily with reds and browns and neutrals …. I wear a lot of black – again boring ! … but I do love Pink ….. ! how many girls don’t?

What is the best thing about being a work a home mum ?

I can work in my jimmies till noon if I like ! … ha ha ha ….. (and believe me – I do!) …. I can go on school and kindy trips with my babies ….. there is not worries if one of the kids is sick … I am not working for anyone else !

What advise do you have for other mums wanting to start a business from home ?

My one piece of tried and tested and true advice I always give and swear by … “ START”

How do you juggle the balance of working at home and being mum ?

I often don’t think I do this very well…. And of course you always feel guilty for something – that is the true female way – right??? But- having said that … my kids are loved and happy and content … they have a mum who is doing what she loves… is always home for them … and is usually totally flexible … so I guess I am doing something right …

I try so hard to either work or be Mum … the two don’t mix very well…. And it becomes frustrating for everyone when I have to get something out and they need me … it doesn’t work… they all play well together and that helps and they are getting to the age where they don’t need me to do every little thing for them …

My two cents in this area of “balance” …. U will never get it completely right …. Some days will be better than others.. don’t stress abt it …. Know you are doing the best for yourself and your family … and the golden rule .. if mumma is happy everyone will be happy!

What do you do to relax / what is your idea of a relaxing day ?

Sunshine, a lake , the kids, hubby, a BBQ and a nice glass or two of NZ wine ! I am not a complicated creature !

Tell us 3 of your favourite things in trifle shoppe right now ?

That is so unfair ! …. Ok …

1. loving Right Bank Babies (USA) right now …. Ellen is a dream to work with . .. so friendly and has definitely been given more than her fair share of creativity… fave piece right now ? Their Reversible Orange One Dress

2. Let Them Eat Cake (UK) – Felicity (Flic) is soooo talented… fave piece from LTEC at the mo? Their Athalie Dress

3. Free range Baby from New Zealand ... Vic is divine … a real sweetheart … her range is such a treat …. Fave item ?… Deco Daisy Pet Pocket Pinafore

Wasn’t I a good girl… I completely covered the globe !