Welcome to my blog. Here's where I write about ~

~ my favourite items made by other artists and crafters from all over the world

~ things that inspire me

~ thoughts of the day

~ general ramblings and ... my own creations. enjoy...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sonia ~ Graceful Butterfly Designs

For a LONG time I have been a huge fan of the beautiful work of Sonia Caceres - owner of Graceful Butterfly.  I used to spend a lot of time on Ebay buying things I needed (and also didn't need) but then one day discovered Sonia's beautiful hats!

Immediately I contacted her and she worked with me over a lot of emails to make me the lovliest little hat ever!  I've worn it to several race meetings and I just love it.  So amazing ... she lives in Chicago and I live in Julia Creek (well 100km to the north, but that's our nearest town) and I have this beautiful hat as a result of our online work...

my very own original by Sonia - gorgeous huh???

Here is more about Sonia in her words ...

Graceful Butterfly Hat Design evolved from my passion for collecting lovely items from another place in time. Each hat has a story to tell...a journey all it's own...its graceful metamorphosis. Like a caterpillar coming out of it's cocoon...spreading it's wings for the first time...waiting for its next flight to begin...

This beauty is one of 8 hats sold to Opera Australia for their production of La Boheme in 2011  - so beautiful...

I have been delightfully inspired by the past to design one-of-a-kind original hats...created with the vintage elements I have collected over the years. I call my hat designs...Nouveau Vintage....new hats with vintage style...new hats with new lives. Each hat is uniquely original in it's design. I also offer custom design work for my customers that need the perfect hat to wear for that special occasion...made especially for you.

Sonia also won the  2012 Hatty Award from Hat Life - what a deserved achievement.

one of Sonia's hats which received the Hatty Award

now i KNOW you'll want to see more, so here's where you can find Sonia ...

~ amazing millinery ~

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

feeling golden ...

 Gold ...

G litter
O ut of the ordinary
L uxury
D esire

all links here ...

~ Good as ... ~

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

vintage fabric ideas ...

... i HATE wasting pretty fabric ... and you know what ???    ~ you don't have to!

Look at these 6 fabulous ways to re-use your scraps !!!  What are you waiting for girls ? click the links and  have fun xx

wire wrapped words


storage box 


cocktain napkins


~  love vintage fabric  ~

Sunday, March 17, 2013

sunday faves ...

... it's been a while since i showed you some of my faves on Etsy, so here's a few!


vintage china


original art





~  happy shopping  ~

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

travelista73 on facebook

Recently discovered this facebook page - Travelista73  that devotes itself to creating the most gorgeous collages of different travel destinations ... makes me want to sail away ....


~  make sure you Like this page   ~

Sunday, March 10, 2013

some new things from my store ...

~ wanted to show you what i've been up to ...  some things are listed in my Etsy store and i'm still getting around to listing the rest ... 

 ... enjoy ~

~   love creating  ~
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