Friday, November 9, 2012

Bat for Lashes

She is so so so so gorgeous. And I love Terence Stamp too. Great song, great video.
Happy Friday all!
xx Jo


Christmas is coming ...

I've finally had a few hours to myself and knocked out a few new sets .. I love making these and I've missed spending time with my fabrics. These make ideal pressies for teachers, and for friends and family living away as they slot  nicely inside a Christmas card .. also the perfect size for a Christmas Stocking.

They can be found in my Etsy store (click to the right!) and if you would like me to make you a set from any fabric from my store please just ask! XX Jo

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Super Smashing Special Sets

Just a quick post today to let you know of some super cute limited sets I've done of the 2012 Hello Kitty x Liberty of London fabrics which are *beyond* cute !!

They are only $10 per set and if you use the code KITTY at checkout you will receive free postage - both within Australia and Internationally - yay!

You can find the following sets in my Etsy store in a number of pretty colours :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Geometric Superstars ***

One product above and beyond all of my pieces has a standout reputation, yes my Geometric Bright Ear Studs. With almost four thousand views, almost a thousand favourites and on a ridiculous number of Treasury Lists I seemed to have hit the jackpot in terms of making something that is very funky and now, while also making lots of classic pretty pieces using the divine Liberty fabrics.

Geometric is all over the fashion and art world lately, in lovely brights, muted pastels and also in good old monochrome - I have used variations of Liberty of London fabrics to make up a few fun pieces, if you'd like something custom made in any of them, just ask! Happy Friday everyone.

I'll leave you with a Friday tune, this is my son's favourite and suits the Geometric theme perfectly. XX

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Settle Down

It's been Kimbra month here at Bevo Central, all five of us piping up with lines and refrains and bopping away through the house singing along to her amazing songs, even Geordie will come out with a random 'boom bah boom bah!'

Asha and I saw her in concert earlier in the month, it a was seriously stunning show - that girl can sing, she can move and she can entertain.

I recently came across these stunning photographs of her by the amazing Australian photographer Thom Kerr - it is seriously hard to believe that she is only 22, so exciting to see her star rise across the world.

and of course a tune. 
Boom bah Boom BAH!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

DOUBLE bonus time!

Just a quick note to let you know that if you buy anything in my Etsy store between now and midnight on April 30 I will DOUBLE your order. Buy one item, get one free. Buy two, get two free, and YOU get to choose the bonus items.

So place an order, then message / Etsy Convo / Email me the links to the items you would like for free!


Includes ALL my items .. wooden brooches, ear studs, hair ties, necklaces ... just in time for some great Mothers Day shopping!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hello Kitty *hearts* Liberty of London

I recently bought a new batch of this fabulous limited edition Liberty of London collaboration with Hello Kitty cotton lawn which was released in 2011 and made up a bunch of fun colourful ties .. I hope that you like them!
They can be found in limited numbers in my Etsy store!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Pieces of a Party

It's time to shake off the blog cobwebs and try to post a little more often! Life is busy here at Dusty Plum Central - I know it's the same for a lot of people but my three children, husband, house, renovation, and cat keep me on my toes, there is always something to do and around thirteen things waiting to be done.

One thing I did do last weekend was to throw a fourth birthday party for my littlest man, Geordie. I managed to get myself into my usual party panic and to be honest I was more stressed about this one than other parties in the past! I'm not sure why. Usually we hold parties at parks but this time he wanted one at home so there were a few more elements to consider. However it all went well, chaotic and loud, and most importantly the birthday boy was super happy.

The Gman wanted a traditional party so that's what he got, with crafting, pass the parcel, a visit from a gorgeous clown named Rosie Nose, face painting and a piñata and lots of colourful and yummy party food. 

The children decorated crowns, masks and magic wands.

Face, arm and hand painting and confetti filled balloons.

The gorgeous Rosie Nose kept the kids entertained with juggling, balloon animals and stories. 

Colourful happy food!

Then lastly Pass the Parcel, Piñata and Cake .. the guests went home, and Mama collapsed with a large glass of wine! Of course he's already asking how many days until his next birthday!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It glows :)

Liberty of London have released their new Art Prints range recently. You could never, not ever accuse them of being boring! Or predictable!

One of the new fabrics is titled Dr Tulloch and to say that I am madly in love with it is an understatement!

The description from the Liberty website is as follows.
This digital print was created from a watercolour painting of a chaotic bookcase in the writing room tucked away in the gardens of Glencot House in Somerset. The books were thrown together as if in a textured pile creating an abstract pattern.

I have used the fabric in the blue and red colour ways in my Danish style mahogany wooden brooches, I hope that you like them as much as I do! They have a real 'glow' about them and a shimmer with the gold tones, just beautiful.

Isn't it pretty? Almost opalescent!

And I've used the red in some lovely large hair ties. Pretty! 

Enjoy the rest of your week! XX

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kangaroo Island Part Two - Instagram Style

Oh hands up who is addicted to Instagram ... 'Me! Me! Me' !!

Some of my favourite shots from our Dec/Jan holiday to Kangaroo Island, South Australia were taken using Instagram and I thought I'd share them with you here!

If you are on Instagram please follow me on there @dustyjo and I'd love to follow you back and see your shots :)

PS: don't forget you can click on any photo to see it larger :)