Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Funky Monsters !

Checkout this funky little fella ;-) I know I always tell you how much fun I have designing some logo's..I really do...and this one was no exception. Drawing little monsters took me back a bit - when I was a little girl I used to love to draw quirky little characters, I had a notebook full of them. My best friend and I actually created our own little world of characters called 'pea-pods', they were all the same body, then we would create different facial expressions, hair styles, and outfits for them, so much fun. I kept a lot of the drawing I did as a little girl, perhaps i will share some with you one day for a laugh.

Anyway, back on track...Funky Monsters was born when Nicole, mother of two little monsters, decided to make a pair of 'lounge pants' (cotton pants that are comfortable like tracksuit pants, but dressier and not so plain) for her son after she was unable to find some to buy. After so much great feedback Nicole also began to make baby booties, and her collection has now expanded to include Shorts, Bloomers, Onesies and Pillowcase style Dresses. Head over to Funky Monsters on madeit to view the cool collection !

Sarah xx

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mini Me ?

I was going through my photo's tonight and found a pic of my husband when he was 3, I hadnt seen it for ages and am amazed at how similar our 3 year old is to his daddy, I thought Id put them side by side along with one of me (don't tell hubby there is a baby pic of him on the world wide web!). Since Jack was born everyone always comments on how much he looks like his daddy, but as he has grown a lot more people say he looks like me.

Whilst I was going through the pics I was blown away at how similar my two boys Jack and Max are, I hadn't looked at Jacks baby pics for a while, and tonight, for the first time, I got the boys muddled up - I thought I was looking at pics of Max (our 4 month old) for a moment, then I realised they were Jack ! going through them all I could pick out even more similarities in the expressions on their faces, the way they hold their hands etc.

Max is becoming a real little character too just like his brother, with their cheeky grins, smiling eyes and ADORABLE dimples. It will be interesting to see how similar they look as Max grows older.

Sarah xx

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentines Colour In

Its all about love, hugs, kisses and cupcakes. Download your FREE Valentines Day colour-in sheet for your little ones from my website here. Have a sweet weekend ;-)

Sarah xx

Monday, February 8, 2010

Max's Fave Toy

As he learns to hold and grasp, Max is loving his Oobi squish Toy from Design Child.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aussie Queen of Dessert Tables

Ok..seriously..I am still drooling about how amazing this dessert table is (top). Im sure quite a few of you would have seen these photo's flying around blogs worldwide the last couple of weeks.
Sharnel, of My Life - My Loves, and The Cupcake Company, created this sensation for her son's 4th birthday party. As soon as I saw the sneak peak here, in early Jan, of the invitation and pinwheel, I knew we would be in for some major eye candy !

I can't stop looking at it, I just love everything about it, every detail, and the colour scheme ! WOW. I am so inspired by this, I just can't wait for Max's naming day, if I can make it look half as amazing as Sharnel's work I will be stoked.

I just had to know more about this talented lady, so I asked Sharnel to share a bit about herself with us, thanks Sharnel xx

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

A pop star. Each afternoon I would belt out Whitney Houston, microphone and all. Luckily we lived on acreage! Young Talent Time was and still is the greatest Australian TV show.

What is your favourite colour ?

I love so many colours, but if I had to pin one down it would be a shade of pink and coral.

Where do you find inspiration for styling your childrens birthday parties ?

Anywhere and everywhere. I normally select my colours first and go from there.

What inspired you to start your business The Cupcake Company ?

My love of cake and design. I can see myself heading into event styling though.

What tips do you have for creating a fantastic dessert table ?

Symmetry, height, layering and texture. I love adding fruit and floral arrangements, it adds another dimension.

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

A few hours at a spa is heaven to me. I also love spending the day at the beach with my family – minus the sunburn. I crisp up like a piece on panchettta.

Where are your favourite places to shop for party supplies ?

I have to admit I do a lot of my purchasing in the good old US of A. However, the shipping costs are normally prohibitive.
But I love:, and
Australian online stores:
Bricks and Mortar stores: Bunnings, Spotlight, Riot Arts & Crafts, Donna Hay General Store.

Im sure you will all agree, when Sharnel says 'I can see myself heading into event styling though', I say 'YOU GO GIRL'.

Sarah xx