Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Save Our Seas Print - Support NWF's Oil Spill Cleanup

Im sure you are familiar with Katie Daisy's work and her Etsy store The Wheatfield as her work has cropped up on Decor8Oh Joy! and several other favorite blogs. 

Even though I am on the other side of the world it really saddens me to see the devastation that has been unfolding due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Katie has decided to do her bit for the cause and will be donating 50% of profits from the sale of her 'Save Our Seas' prints to the NWF.

You can find out what the NWF are doing to help here and buy prints of her beautiful 'Save Our Seas' water colour at The Wheatfield Etsy store.  

image source: the wheatfield via stephanie morgan/pinterest

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Ishtar Olivera

Ishtar has received some lovely new stock to fill her Etsy store. Isnt it wrapped beautifully? See what it is here...

image source: ishtar olivera

Monday, 28 June 2010

Lets Do Something Amazing by Quail Creative

I'm still beavering away on secret behind the scenes stuff so I think I'll just let this wonderful Quail Creative print do the talking today...

Lets take the lead from Rachel and 'shoot for the moon and all that jazz' :)

pssst...Rachel does some lovely design work, you can see her portfolio here...

image source: quail creative

Friday, 25 June 2010

Pocket Money Picks 25/June

Pocket Money Picks are here and that can mean only one thing...the weekend is right around the corner, Yay!

1. Cut Out and Eep Card $7.50 - Skinny laMinx

2. Hello Tree Cup Card $3.50 - Amy Blackwell

3. Record with Sleeve Wedding Invitation $6.75 - Ello There Invitations

I am working on lots of new, exciting, secret things which will be coming to Make, Do & Send over the coming months so I shouldn't  hang around to chat babbling on about my week.

Enjoy the weekend and I will meet you back here Monday, Ok :)

image source: 1, 2, 3

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

10 Things About Me

One of my favourtie bloggers Ishtar Olivera has given me this lovely 'Beautiful Blogger' award.

To take part I must tell you 10 things about me and pass it on so check below to see who gets the award next! Thanks Ishtar I was so flattered you picked me :)

I'd love to know something about you too (surely that's fair) so leave a comment telling me one random thing about you at the end of the post!

I hereby pass this award on to these 5 lovely ladies and their beautiful blogs! :)

Holly - Bijou Lovely

Vanessa - Hey Lady Grey

Allison - Big Print Little

Jess - Dear Jesse

Amanda - Joy Ever After


psst: if you like the circle templates i've used here they are a free download by Pugly Pixel ;)

Les Ciseaux by Eva Juliet

I seem to have a growing list of things which would be just perfect for the number one thing on my wish list...a craft/studio/office space of course!

This is the latest addition to my Etsy list of favourites 'for the studio' which I am sure you will heart yourselves once you've found your way to Eva's shop here.

You have probably seen Eva Juliet's prints before because I remember seeing this Button print everywhere on the blogs not so long ago. I really admire Eva's drawing style and I have a romantic picture of her in my head illustrating the original carefully and beautifully with pen and ink at a lovely old desk (vivid imagination, i know!).

Do you too think about the artist and how your piece was created when buying something handmade?

I think thats the beauty of Etsy and the handmade movement, I feel like there's a real connection with the creatives behind our favourtite products.

image source: eva juliet 

Monday, 21 June 2010

Polymorphia by Crystal Jackson

I adore the colours Crystal works with and I love the delicate quality to her work. It also fasinates me thinking about 'the small, sometimes hidden elements that make up our world' which she talks about as her inspiration.

I have written and re-written this post and nothing I say seems to do Crystals work justice so Im just going to point you to her etsy page so you can make your own mind up. Im sure you'll find her prints enchanting too :) 

Have a lovely Monday all...

image source: polymorphia

Friday, 18 June 2010

Pocket Money Picks 18/June

What a whirl wind of a week, I cant believe the weekend is here. Have you enjoyed the week? I do hope so :)

As Friday is here again I have rounded up 3 more Pocket Money Picks which I hope you will like.

Here they are...

1. Eco Cotton Tape $6.99 (each) - Violet Gift Shop

2. Rabbit Girl Blue Blank Greeting Card $3.50 - Trafalgar's Square

3. Blue Owl To Do Lists $8 - Boy Girl Party

I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow in Oxford which will be really lovely. I've made a sweet baby quilt for the occasion and have just finished embroidering a little label to attach. I think I shall make a drawstring bag to gift it in so I should probably get on with that this afternoon...

See you next week friends!

image source: 1, 2, 3

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Thoughtful Day Clip Art

love the world of blogs, you are never more than a click away from something new and wonderful.

When I have some spare time (and even when I don't to be honest!) I love nothing more that clicking around on some of my favourite blogs to see where they take me and off I go down the rabbit hole.

Today is no different and look at what I found...something truely brilliant I'm sure you'll agree!

I discovered It's The Small Things via Pin It Forward with sfgirlbybay who introduced me to Sunday Suppers which led me to find this fun invitation package by Thoughtful Day who designed these free clip art stamps following the circus theme for Martha Stewart Weddings. I then popped over to 100 Layer Cake to see the beautiful pics from Jenna & Jon's wedding! ....phew, hope that wasn't to confusing!

Let me break it down for you ;)

Click here to get your stamps and here and here to see the wedding that inspired them - got it? ;

image source: thoughtful day

Monday, 14 June 2010

Monty The Fox

Let me introduce you to Monty for no other reason than I think he is fantastic!

Hope you're having a lovely Monday friends :)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Pocket Money Picks 11/June

This weeks picks really make me smile and I hope they do the same for you. If crown wearing pugs don't do it for you I'm not sure what will! Enjoy the weekend everyone :)

1. Kiss Me Card $4 - Corella Design

2. Eduardo Print $10 - Paola Zakimi

3. Boston Tea Party Gift Wrap/Poster $3 - Gemma Correll

 image source: 1, 2, 3

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Pin It Forward

Have you been following Victoria's lastest blogger mashup with Pinterest? It's called Pin It Forward and there are 300 bloggers taking part including me!

Today is my turn (thanks for introducing me à la mode stuff) to share my 'What Home Means To Me' boards which I have put together using images bookmarked on Pinterest.

So here are my boards, what do you think? I hope you like them. You can share your thoughts on what home means to you by leaving a comment below if you like.

Next I pass the Pin It Forward baton to Flora Douville who will share her 'What Home Means To Me' board tomorrow :)

If you would like to follow the other ladies blogging their boards today here are the links! Annie BananaLittle Girl Big WorldOh GoshEmma LambGreat Full DayPoetic & ChicFor The Love Of GoldThe Reading NestCreamy Life 

... might recognise the background I used...its from Ez's wallpaper note cards! You can download the cards over on Creature Comforts ;)


pinterest image sources top to bottom, left to right: make do & send, 2, 3, 45, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Owlphabet by Gingiber

I'm not sure I really have to tell you how much I loooove this poster, the 26 unique owl illustrations pretty much speak for themselves don't they.

I must say, I am pretty good at my ABC's by now but I still think there is a place in my life for this print. Perhaps in that studio space I keep dreaming about....

psst...Stacie of Gingiber has a blog here

image source: gingiber

Monday, 7 June 2010

Printable Thank You Notes By Dandee

Hello, did you all enjoy the weekend? It seems to go far too quickly doesn't it!

Im not sure if you already follow Dandee but Danyelle posted these sweet printable note cards on Friday which are just perfect for end of school gift giving. 

I love the handwriting font used, it works so nicely with the school theme. 

If you've not been to visit Dandee before you're in for a treat today because the archives are full of inspirational posts on family life, craft projects and there's a sprinkling of printables to boot too ;) 

Click here to download your Dandee Thank You Cards

image source: dandee

Friday, 4 June 2010

Pocket Money Picks 04/June

To wrap things up this week here are the Pocket Money Picks...


 1. Six Personalised Starburst Thank You Cards $10 - Money Mind Design

2. Peas Jotter $8 - Night Owl Paper Goods

3. Doily Stickers $4 - Every Jot and Tittle

I hope you've all got something nice to look forward to this weekend, perhaps a picnic or a bbq? Im not sure about you but I really feel like summers here at last!  

If you're following Pin It Forward it's my turn Thursday so I will be working on my board! Enjoy the weekend lovelies and i'll see you here next week. was tough deciding which of the Night Owl jotters to include because they have sooo many sweet designs to choose from so stop by their site to see the full range ;)

image source: 1, 2, 3


Edit: Enter coupon code 'makedoandsend' at checkout to receive 15% off all wooden journal and jotter orders placed before June 20 2010 at Night Owl Paper Goods.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Free 'Ripe Type' Font Family

I am the first to admit I have a slight addiction to loading new fonts onto my laptop. Some days I can spend literally hours browsing fonts in-fact!

Thankfully there are some really wonderful free fonts out there so I don't always have to shell out the big bucks when I need a font fix ;)

My latest find/obsession is this really nice, clean, serif font called Ripe Type which is designed by Cameron Sweeney.

The whole font family is available for you to download here if you like. Don't you just love it? :) 

credit: ripe type