Monday, January 30, 2012

Sweet William's article in Paperrunway magazine








I am very excited to see the next issue of paperrunway. Even more so because I have an article in the magazine! They approached me a while ago to write about my paper collection and the paper packs we sell on etsty. I was a bit daunted by the idea of writing an article for print but found because it is a topic which I am passionate about, the words came together quite easily. The magazine is beautiful and put together by a lovely team of women. You can see the issue here and follow what they are getting up to here. Here are a few highlights.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birthdays, sun shine and puppies!

Our little puglier - Bella!
Hand made cards from my girls
Enjoying my delicious cake!
Gifts - vintage glass bottles
More hand made cards
More gifts - vintage tea cups
Flowers from family abroad and more lovely cards

I celebrated my (39th) birthday on the 24th of Jan. I must say I felt very blessed. The sun was shining, I received plenty of lovely messages and warm wishes from friends and family, beautiful hand made cards, flowers, gifts (vintage finds and art materials, the way to my heart!). I enjoyed a delicious home made chocolate cake and we ended the day with a meal out at our local Thai restaurant. Bliss. The next day bought even more excitement when we picked up our new little puppy - Bella. She is a puglier (cross between a Pug and Cavalier Spaniel) and we are all besotted.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Insta love

My girls at the Melbourne Botanical gardens
A recent Orla Kiely duvet cover purchase.
Friday night dinner on our deck
A lovely Skulk of Foxes brooch I bought for a Christmas gift for a girlfriend
My mirror collection on my mantlepiece
A beautiful charity shop find
Love this bit of yarn bombing (and the bike) as seen in Carlton, Melbourne
My girls at the beach and the view from our deck (below)

I am a little bit obsessed with instagram. It is such a fun and easy way of sharing photo's with everyone. Here is a little photo stream of some of recent shots from around my home and things we have been up to during the summer holidays. (if you would like to follow me on instagram, my user name is paulamills). Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year!












I am back from a wonderful camping trip along the Gippsland coast. As a family we love to get away from it all - no mobile reception, no hot water and no shops. Plenty of swimming in the sea, shell collecting, reading in the hammock, boggle playing and marshmallow toasting! Bliss. It is so good to have a break from the norm, I now feel rejuvenated and ready for 2012. Our etsy shop is open again and ready for a new year. We have had some lovely comments from people who received Sweet William prints for Christmas - a nice start to 2012. Here are a few shots from our camping trip. Paula x