Friday, December 9, 2011

Etsy SALE Time

We are doing a bit of reorganising and tidying up here at Myrtle & Grace H.Q so we have decided to have a little SALE on ETSY, Pop on over to have a look by clicking the "Etsy" Frame off to the side .

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

i HEART decorating the Christmas tree

Decorating the tree HANDMADE style.

We have had a little set back or two today while decorating the tree! You know how you get an idea and you just can't get what you need locally to get the job done? Well I really wanted just red lights on the tree this year and do you think I could find them anywhere! They are now on there way from Sydney thanks to Mr. EBay. 

You've already had a little peek at the felt doves we had been making and with 6 now done and one more to finish off that's one job nearly out of the way. Miss Emily and I spent some of the morning cutting out snowflakes from the pages of an old vintage book we found a the local secondhand store. Emily had said her favourite bit was unfolding the snowflake because it was exciting- like unwrapping a present, just don't know what you are going to get! Bless her little cotton socks. 

Decoration number three was even easier again. Using the same book we ran the pages through the printer with words and phrases such as "Merry Christmas", "Jingle Bells" "JOY" and images like our love heart onto them and simply tied them onto the tree with red ribbon. I love the effect. But as we were busy finishing off the paper side of the decorations minor disaster struck. Our Feed bin filled with tree, gravel and A LOT of water, sprung a leak!  There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza! There is not much I can do at the moment except keep on mopping up water until it has drained out enough for me to be able to budge it. I can barely lift the tree on it's own as it is. Let alone with 3 buckets of gravel and 20 litres of water too. So here are the pictures of what we have done so far...
Home printed vintage messages in "Stencil" and "Claudia Jean" Font
In this picture hand cut snow flake vintage messages prints no. 15 advent rusty bucket, felt dove

"No. 15" advent calendar rusty bucket from The Upholstery Gallery- Ballarat

Hand cut snowflake from vintage book. Little Felt Bird hand stitched in the background.

Home printed message on vintage book page. "Heart"

Hand cut snowflake again.

This is as far as we got before the leak won!

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Impromtu photo shoot

We decided it would be a great idea to take some more photo's of stock today. I tried out my new white background. Which now has a few new dints and creases in it thanks to the kids, but I guess that was bound to happen sooner or later. Slowly my photography skills are growing and I was really happy with how these ones turned out. Hope you like them too! All the details for these items can be found over on the Facebook page, just click on the little Facebook badge to the right ------over there---------> and it should take you straight there!

This little model kept running off

Then didn't like the idea of sister helping so the biting started Ouch!

And then HE decided he'd had enough of wearing a dress and had a tanty! LOL I bet you were thinking the little model was so pretty in the dress too?

This co operated for quite a while

I am proud of how this photo shoot turned out.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Sea Of Colour

On My Kitchen Table.
We have been very busy making sure our hair accessories are stocked up and ready to go for Magnolia Square at  Malvern town hall on December 1, 2, 3rd. New to the Myrtle & Collection are these beautiful soft chrysanthumums with volumes of fluttery petals. We just love the summer colours and they come reay to clip onto a head band or straight onto your hair! They remind me of the Pom poms we got from "Pom Pom Princess" for Emily's party
4.5 inch Chrysanthemums  AU $4.50each + P&H

Handmade 2.5 to 3 inch Ribbon flowers with an assortment of Vintage and found buttons in the centre. AU $4 each + P&H 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's beginning to look...

To Look Alot Like Christmas !
 We have been busy crafting in between markets and sewing up stock. Here is a little birdie we made after being inspired by the recent pattern in the Australian Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Might have to make a few more of these lovely little fellows for the Christmas Tree! He is sitting nestled in the cute little advent calendar I purchased from the Upholstery Gallery in Ballarat. Can you guess the theme for Christmas this year yet?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Rainy, Foggy Soggy, Sort of Day...

What does one do on these dull kinda days?

Bake and embellish cupcakes of course!

Miss Emily's VERY special cupcake she did all by herself.
We brightened the up our day with some cup cakes! Master William and Miss Emily helped me bake and embellish some cupcakes today. It was all to much for William who fell asleep while they were cooking. Emily coloured all of her own fondant and punched out the little shapes of flowers and butterflies then decorated her very own cupcake ALL OVER! sweet.
We heard a very strange noise in our garden while making cupcakes. It was a scarey loud grunting, grumbling, low growling  sort of noise. Not the sort of noise you like to hear in the bush, in the dark all alone. It was our resident male Koala on his rounds checking out all of the girls in the district. Miss Emily and I snuck out into the yard while William was still asleep to see if we could find him...
We went past the unemployed pegs...
Past the old truck which is in desperate need of a grease and oil change, lol!
 and there he was just hanging out in the top of a tree. If he hadn't of moved I would have missed him. They are so well camouflaged up there. But what a good looking fellow he is.
 Well this is what we did on our rainy, foggy, soggy sort of day. Hope you have all had a good one too! xxR