Stationery boxes – who would have thunk it? Two very clever designers – that’s who.
Wildehouse Paper create stunning paper goods stationery boxes delivered to your door each month – the perfect gift for a fellow stationery nerd or yourself!
Its usually this time in the New Year when people proclaim “This is the year I will be super organised” or pin a hundred images about great DIY organisation solutions! I have said this a few times already this year – starting with my coffee table above, inundated with magazines, toys, remotes etc – I used an office tray to keep things together. Not ideal, but a quick solution.
If you type “calendar 2016” into Pinterest, you’ll see some amazing, and sometimes free, printable calendars – here’s one that i’ve downloaded (for free) – thanks This Little Street check out her blog as well for some other great ideas…
Good luck getting organised – would love to hear what other simple ideas you are introducing in 2016
Well, its mid January and I’m feeling more inspired again – so hello! I saw this saying the other day and I thought – wow, that’s exactly how I feel. Sometimes my ideas are not quite ‘resolved’ and so I let them pass – hence why my blog has been a little vacant recently. I’ve really been enjoying Instagram, and if you’ve been following you will have seen that we’re under taking a budget kitchen reno #kitchenbudgetreno #kitchenrenounderagrand Continue reading
How amazing is this DIY tutorial to create your own concrete lamp, from Brit & CO. On my hunt for original and unique pieces for our homestead renovation, I’ve come across some gorgeous (cue expensive) lamps – but this might just be the ticket! Concrete seems to be all the rage at the moment, but I’m loving the individuality and tactile (and of course the grey palette).
Every year I seem to decide upon a ‘theme’ for my presents. For this year’s Christmas wrapping, I decided to hand paint some kraft paper and create some little swing tags. Laying a large roll of kraft paper on the dining room table, I started to paint (using just an acrylic paint, diluted with a little water) and see what patterns I came up with. I was hoping for an abstract ‘pattern’ that would be cropped nicely when wrapped around each present.
To finish off each present, I’ve cut a strip of bleached calico and a kraft card. Have you created your own wrapping this year?
Here are some petite blackboard signs I hand-lettered for Ruby Maine Espresso Bar. It was great to practice my handlettering. After trialling a few ‘chalk’ pens, I finally found the perfect one.
I’ve always been a monochrome kinda person – maybe because I deal with colour all day in my design work , a simple palette ‘Relaxes’ me.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE colour. I love kaleidoscopes of colour and pattern but just don’t wear it that often. Slowly I’ve been introducing pops of colour – and as you can, neon pink is my choice (also wearing neon pink lippy too!).
Are you a monochrome devotee too?
I’m on our local (horse) race committee and I’m in charge of all things non-racing – fashions on the field, corporate areas, theming, advertising, website and social media.
This year I’ve come up with the theme “the garden party” for the corporate area. We have a beautiful and picturesque garden setting, and being spring time is thought I’d play on that too. I’ve started handlettering on some old pallets we had in the shed (of course I would have loved a custom timber laser cut sign, but no budget). So this will do.
Some inspiration below also, which I thought I could fill the tops of the pallets with bright pansies.
Have you re-purposed pallets before?
I’ve launched a few printable invitations, under Emmy & Mouse and hope you like! I’m still not 100% sure where I will be selling them – #Etsy or via my Emma Barrett Creative Website – but here are some examples.
They’re currently over on my Facbook page and I’m taking orders now.
Simply email me your details and I’ll email you back a customised PDF which you can take to the printers or print at home. Continue reading
One of the main reasons that attracted me to blogging – was the beautiful photography – I would be lost for hours scrolling page after page. If you, like me, are still learning and improving your photography, THIS post is invaluable. Melissa from Design Eat Repeat (a fabulous blog) talks about cameras, backdrops, editing software and more. Finally a post that jumps behind the scenes and talks about the nitty gritties – I have now put in an order for a tripod! Continue reading
Its time to get organised, with my new weekly planner. After a couple of days with a sick little boy, and feeling like I’ve achieved very little, I needed to plan next week – enter my new planner. And I’m giving it to you for free!
Simply click on button below, download and print on your home printer or at a commercial printer. Continue reading
This week has been incredibly cold – winter is well and truly here. Above, I shot I took of our second serious frost for the winter (crunchy grass and all!). So with it bitterly cold outside, here are my ‘white-out’ picks from Instagram this week:
Local is Lovely – Orange NSW (just an hr and a bit down the road)
This gorgeous throw from Yarning Made
From one of my favourite artists, Lisa Madigan
This clever lady Stephanie Somebody is on Design Files today
I can remember many a winter school holidays spent in the woolshed during shearing time. There is such a buzz about the shed and the smell of lanolin, sheep poo and the crisp winter’s air brings all of those memories flooding back. Today we were shearing at our farm, and Teddy and I popped up to see the action (with freshly backed cookies for the guys). Not that he will remember this, but hopefully there will be many more times for him enjoy – in the mean time, here are a few photos I took (with Teddy in hand).
I’ve been working on a few of these prints for some friends (and Teddy) and thought I would share the love! I’ll be giving away a customised print (with your child’s name, or a friends) in your preferred colour via my Facebook page.
Simply like Emmy & Mouse Facebook page (if you haven’t already) and comment on the colour you prefer, with the initial and name of the person you would like the print for (for example, E for Edward). And that’s it!