Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Stock in the find...found...forage online shop!


The fast pace in which Christmas approaches each year always seems to catch me out. Despite all good intentions of having the pressie list nailed by October and the gifts shopped for by end November, there is always one or two people still to buy for when the shops are their busiest and energy levels are lowest.

Why is it that I tend to overlook presents for the teacher / coach / neighbour year after year??

Well not this year.

Enter the find...found...forage offerings.

Unique and economical. Hand-made (surely after all these years this goes without saying?!), and complimentary postage Australia Wide. **

I've got new stock and some old favourites. Here's a little peak, but do pop over to the shop to see more....


Newly arrived; beaded tassel charm bracelets. Adjustable. AUD$20ea.



Sara Dolls - AUD$10ea. Supporting Street Kids of Bali:


Delicate & glamorous beaded necklaces in coral, fluro pink and grey. AUD$15ea




 More sizes arriving next week of the perennial favourites, my all leather Ballet Flats
11 colours to choose from.  AUD$80ea



New colours of these versatile baskets just arrived. AUD$25ea.




Stocks have been replenished of these three Sophisticated Sparkles. AUD$15ea



Which little kidlet wouldn't love their very own Personalised Christmas Stocking?
 Order now for Xmas. AUD$65ea.


A personal favourite, this beeswax candle looks so much like the real thing. And it smells divine. Banana Leaf Candle - AUD$35.


Key Ring - fluro tassels. I'm in heaven! AUD$15ea



Double Strand, pastel hued, tassel necklace. Ceramic pink beads. Chic & Classy. 
Head will turn. AUD$30ea



Stock is limited, so while they will sell out quickly, you're also guaranteed to be giving a unique gift this Christmas.
Skates on Peeps!
Sx

 ** there are a couple of items in the shop where I can't offer complimentary postage because of their size **

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Coveting Copper

Copper is so on trend and so on my radar right now.

I'm talking the shiny, rose gold copper, not the old plumber's pipe type copper.

It's being used all over The Block interiors, and I've been Pinning Copper touches like crazy.

We are about to embark on a renovation. Is the copper trend here to stay? Will it date? Do we invest in a copper tap or go it safe with one of these non-permanent nods to the current copper craze:

A mug for the toothbrushes? This one is from Moscow Mule and is AUD$20




I've been eyeing off this stunning, hand-formed Tom Dixon Champagne bucket for years....sigh.... From the Owl are selling them for AUD$348


In the meantime, I'll settle for one of his copper candles - AUD$154


Crafted in Japan, this beautiful copper clock is available at Nasty Gal for AUD$203. I'd be happy for this little beauty to wake me each day...



Or perhaps I'll simply adorn myself with one of these beauties, Copper being the new black and all. Made in the Ukraine by Wirefoxjewellrey they are currently on SALE for AUD$21.




Here's my predicament.  I'm sure copper tap-ware is completely impractical (which is probably part of the appeal) and AUD$400+ is quite a lot of coin for a tap, isn't it?? These two styles below are from Astra Walker who are family owned and make their products here in Australia.

Join me in the droolfest...






On other embarkations, I'm attempting to grow my hair. Apart from a dabble in shoulder length locks about 7 years ago, it's always been short. 

Which will drive me the most crazy? The renno or the hair? Both should take about the same time to eventuate. I'll be sure to report in. 

First world problems.

On the anniversary of 9/11 and with all the other tragedies getting around, let's keep it light and concentrate on the fun stuff eh?

S x

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pocket Pillows

Last weekend I enjoyed our Annual Boarders Weekend with the girls, and while there was plenty of champagne, catch ups, food, shopping, deep & meaningfuls and did I say champagne (?), we also managed to get our Craft On.

Yep. That's right. We dragged the gals off for a secret activity of some old fashion crafting to blow off the cobwebs from the night before.

The ladies at Makers Loft have relocated to Cammeray; and while they are still in the middle of their refurb - deluxe coffee station and cafe about to be opened within the space - nine of us managed to take over the studio and create ourselves (or rather the little people in our lives) a little keepsake and memento from the weekend.

Pocket Pillows will be perfect for the tooth fairy to deposit her coins, or for secret notes to be stashed. Fashioned out of off-cuts from old clothing, the recycled effect was cute beyond words.

Foxes, Owl, Cats and even a monkey were the end products of just 2 x hours of labour. We did drink coffee and we did chat, but mostly, we had to actually concentrate to pull these off in the time frame!








Despite a few initial groans, the group retreated to a bit of schoolyard girly competition, and knocked these out in no time. 
Satisfying too, taking home a little souvenir crafted by our own hands. Some of the recipients however are still rather doubtful as to who actually made them. 
Women of many talents us Mums.
Sx

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wrap Up


I do love the chance to forage.

At the end of the day, it's not even about the find, but the foraging process....

Just back from a holiday and side-trip to see my ballet flat supplier, I snapped photos of hand-made & repurposed inspo to share with you here....

Here's a visual wrap up (don't forget to can follow find...found...forage on Instagram for more eye candy):

The ice bucket getting some palm & banana leaf treatment:




Are they a neckpiece or are they an artefact? Your choice, but we had many versions decorating our Villa in Canggu




Welcoming us to a morning of White Water Rafting out of Ubud, was this pebble mosaic:



The quirk factor was off the richter scale at La Favela in Seminyak. Recycled and repurposed is what they do best:



Their menu on the street outside the restaurant is displayed on this old movie camera:



Just a reminder to any would be thief at Butter Cake & Coffee Shop in Canggu:


More repurposed goodness at Butter :




Hubby sporting a rattan backpack made by hand in Borneo...Thinking of stocking them in my shop. What do you think?
Could also look fab hanging as a pendant light shade....


New favourite coffee stop of the trip, Bungalow Living had photo opportunities around ever corner:


Welcoming us each morning were these fresh flowers:


Why not add a pop of fluro to your crucifix?


And look at the way they hand-wrapped each brownie slice:


If you have a cushion crush, check out the Bungalow Living  website for many divine designs....


Popped into Coco & Ginger - have been meaning to get in there for the past few trips - and snapped this colourfully painted pot on the way in:


And finally, I have to share the lush setting for our ablutions for the week in Villa Maxceo:


All in all, another inspiring, relaxing, motivating, rewarding, sunny, fun, family holiday to Bali.

And great to be home too!
Sx

Friday, June 27, 2014

IT'S SALE TIME @ find...found...forage



Nothing beats a good sale. Not the waste of time 10% off type sale, but one where you are truly nabbing yourself a real, deal.

Enter the find...found...forage online shop SALE!

To clear out stock and make way for some new finds arriving very soon, I am offering a whopping great 20% off everything.

Let me do the sums for you:

Ballet Flats @ $80 = now $64


Baskets @ $20 = now $16



Macrame Hangers @ $48 = now $37


Necklaces @ $15 = $12












Just enter "Year End" at the checkout to receive your 20% discount!

Shop 'til you Drop.
Sx





Thursday, June 26, 2014

From little things, big things grow


"If you can dream it, you can do it"  - Walt Disney.

I watched this clip thanks to the recommendation of Pip at Meet me at Mikes,  of small people letting their imaginations run wild designing themselves an "Imagination Castle" for Disneyland Paris and wanted to share. Do yourself a favour and:

Click here to be reminded that Dreams can come true!

Other child related & hand-made craft goodness was on show at our local school this week. The senior children held their very own Rhino Trail to raise money and awareness for the conservation of our endangered Rhinos.

Each child painted their own Rhino in a theme that meant something to them, then the school community viewed and voted on their favourite. The colours, dedication, talent and enthusiasm were a sight to behold. Look.




And the winner was:



Onto other news - The Boathouse team are full steam ahead fitting out their new venture at Shelly Beach in Sydney's North. It hasn't even opened, but it's got my vote as their best venue yet. Can't wait to enjoy my bucket of prawns looking back towards Manly.

In the meantime, they are doing takeaway coffees in a set up that can only be described as beach chic. Unparalleled.



Speaking of Manly, how cute, effective and colourful is this bunting adorning the front of Manly Wine? Bunting -  transformative triangles. Love it.



And finally, it's that time of the year again. At the End Of the Financial Year everything, everywhere seems to be on sale.

Far be it from me not to jump on board and embrace the sales season.

So watch this space. Everything in my online shop will be on sale for one week only - starting tomorrow!!

Offering a whopping 20% off EVERY item.




Never fear. I'll remind you again tmrw!

Until then.
Sx