Thursday, December 23, 2010

Twas the night before Xmas.....

One more sleep!! :) Wow....this year has flown!....Just a quick post in between customers as I need to announce the winner of the "Fat Sparrow" competition! Thank you to Tonia for her kind and generous offer of the gorgeous little sparrow.....and the winner is???????
Congratulations Rebecca! The little fat sparrow will be flying your way very soon :)
And once again, Merry Christmas! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!
PS...just a little snippet of things to come next year :) ...New jewellery ranges, handmade stationery, quirky ceramics, and the new Nancy Bird range!....I'm soooo excited!!! I hope that you will be

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

As I sit here feeling all nostalgic, Christmas carols playing, surrounded by presents waiting to be collected, I'd just like to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas...

I would like to thank everybody for embracing Nest with as much enthusiasm as I have for this little store...I'd like to thank all of you out in blog land for your wonderful on-line support and would also like to thank all the amazing stockists that I have had the utmost pleasure in being able to meet and deal with this year. It's because of their incredible talent that Nest has grown into the little space that I love...

However you choose to spend Christmas, I hope that you have a safe and happy holiday....I too will be making the most of the holiday breaks and will be closed between 25th Dec - 5th Jan...I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause however my beautiful husband and children will be on holidays and I am choosing to spend some time with them. After all, probably more than any time of year, it's at Christmas that you reflect on how important family is.......

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Chance!

Tonia with her "Fat Sparrow"
Just a reminder that this is the last week for the "Fat Sparrow" give away! For your chance to enter all you need to do is come in and purchase one of Tonia's sewing kits and your name will be put in the draw...For those who have already entered, GOOD LUCK! I'll be drawing the lucky winner on Friday, Christmas Eve....

Friday, December 17, 2010

Here's Lucy!

How cute are these! Designed by Lucy Ward of Hobart, these gorgeous brooches and necklaces are created out of laminate samples! How clever is that! Fun,bright and colourful, this jewellery range makes me feel happy just looking at it!

Another groovy concept, the necklaces are double sided! For example, one day you may wear red, the next day silver perhaps?....Yet another great idea for Christmas...7 more sleeps!:)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hey Rudolph!

Just wanted to share these little guys I put together for my son's Xmas party...It's such a cute and EASY idea that I pinched from the lovely Brenda (Thanks for that find Brenda!!)....definitely scored me some brownie points with my Luke...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Looks Good Enough to Eat!

These yummy looking necklaces were created by a very clever girl named Minnette, which also happens to be the name of her divine jewellery range. I was fortunate to discover Minnette's work as her lovely Aunt happens to be a Penguin local! As well as these divine lolly pendants, she also has a gorgeous line of sterling silver rings, earrings, cuff links and brooches. She also makes the little daisy earrings pictured which just happen to be hand crocheted from recycled plastic!! I have a variety of colours in store including the pink, purple, red, yellow and my favourite, white...As far as I'm aware, I am the only store in Tassie to stock 'Minette' so be sure to pop in for a closer look.

With only 9 sleeps till Christmas {!} these scrummy little treats would make very fun stocking fillers.....

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gifts for Guys

Here are just a couple of Christmas gift ideas for the guys in your lives..... Squirrel Nut Crackers!?...........;0)
How about these little beauties! Felted stubby holders! I never knew that a stubby holder could be so trendy!
or a beautiful leather bound journal?
I also have a selection of men's cotton scarves and felted wine bags if you just want to present that bottle of wine with style.....

Oh and just a quick mention...The fat sparrow competition! It will be drawn on Christmas Eve, so make sure that you have purchased a kit to secure your entry into the draw! I also now have Tonia's "Curious Robin" Kit for sale.........Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Time for Giving....

The other day I was reading my friend Rosie's gorgeous blog, Notions, and was truly inspired to read of her generous donation to CARE Australia. This year I've decided to do the same....I'm a true believer in that you give and get back, and it is something I've always preached to my children...

This year as part of our children's Christmas gifts I have chosen to give to a community that may not necessarily have the little things that we take so easily for granted...And I'm not talking TV's or IPODS!...I'm referring to the simple things such as fresh water. For my gift I chose to give fresh water to a family and a first aid kit to a community...

Not sure exactly how the kiddies will react to this idea, however, I am determined that our children will grow up knowing how important it is to give to others and that it may not always come back to you in a material form, but it will come back to you.....xx

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Under the shade of the Christmas tree??

The gorgeous Jacqui Rodemann is the lady behind the beautiful creations of "Under the Shade of a Bonsai Tree"...These vintage looking earrings, hairpins and rings make a lovely gift for big and little a variety of colours there is one sure to appeal...Love the new packaging too Jacqui!! Doilies are very at home in Nest !

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

24 Sleeps!!!

As our kiddies "ripped" (!) into their advent calenders this morning, it was a very subtle reminder that the countdown has begun! ...For that special girl in your life how about something from "That Vintage" ......A beautiful timber collection created by talented Tasmanian designer, Sophie Hill. Her latest 'woodland creature' theme sits beautifully at Nest where all things critter orientated seem to appear :)


pendants and rings

Quite simply, as quoted by Sophie herself, "That Vintage designs are made with love and really, that is all that's needed".......

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gorgeous Granny Squares

I'm sorry but my photos just don't do justice to the beautiful colours in these little cuties....
Stunning hand crocheted necklaces created by the lovely Sandra Shepherd..Sandra, currently living in Brisbane and frequently visiting our little Penguin town, is soon to become a local! Well.. a down south local,..... but still a local! Sandra also makes me little bunnies :) and her earrings are her latest creation....The work in them has to be seen to be believed...they are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Through the Window...

I just wanted to share my Christmas window with you all...Penguin has its Christmas Parade Friday the 3rd December so it was time to get organised and prepare for the festivities!!
Big Christmas tags designed by Vicky of "In my pencil case"
Original and handmade!
"Big eyed Bunny" handmade by Grace of 'Oh JOI!'
Handwoven "Cradle" basket by Janine Morris of
Second Sister........
Porcelain Pear ornaments by Julie Hoddy of Magoolie Designs
Doily delights by Rosie of Notions

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Heaven in a Cupcake!

As my dear friends know...I LOVE CAKE! :) I organised these beautiful culinary works of art recently for my gorgeous friend's birthday...which I cant believe I missed!!! Hence I had some major sucking up to I'm still so very sorry Wen!

These little delicacies were made by the lovely Sky Muir of "Cakes By Sky"...Sky currently has a stall around at the Penguin Market (Another reason to visit our gorgeous little town!) so make sure you pop in and see her...You can also contact Sky by emailing her at .....Oh! I must add, the pink icing? No artificial colours here! Coloured by fresh raspberries!!....oh...i so need cake....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The time to send wishes

As everybody knows by now, I love stationery, and particularly beautiful cards.Here is just a small selection of some of the beautiful Christmas cards I have in store........
Cards and tags by Mille Paper + Cloth
Hand designed in Hobart...

Very groovy letterpressed cards from
Peace Love and Letterpress

And many others! More pics to come!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Red & White.....

Busy, busy, busy!!! :0) My job today was to do a post, however the day has gone! So, here are just a few pics to put you in the Christmas mood......
' Aunty Cookie' Cushions, 'Have you met Miss Jones' bone china, 'Notions' cards, and new to Nest, prints by 'Paper Scissors Rock' (But more about those another time!)

Flameless candles, felt Santa's and toadstools

Tasmanian handmade Paper Angels

' Fiona Kate' Santa sacks
Chat soon! xx

Friday, November 12, 2010

Summer loves Mexico!

Even though the warmer weather is still eluding us, it is lovely to have summer colour in the store!! And how fun are these!! .......................

Coordinating cushions, tea towels, aprons.....and ceramics still to come!

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Notions

Just like to show you the gorgeous new summer range from Rosie of Notions..Now in store!!
Rosie was up the coast recently and popped into the store to 'hand deliver' her new wares (Just one of the reasons I love dealing with people in our own state). It was lovely to catch up and I also asked her for some help........
images courtesy of Rosie

You may have noticed I have a new header! This is thanks to Rosie!! She is amazingly clever putting together graphics. Just look at her beautiful new packaging..She has kindly played around and come up with a few for me...I just have to decide! They are all gorgeous! I will try to tinker over the next few weeks, adjusting colours etc, however things are getting busy! Nest has been buzzing of late which is fantastic {Thank you everyone for your support!}....And with more goodies arriving daily ready for Christmas i expect to be running in my sleep! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas is coming!.....

I LURRRRV CHRISTMAS!...It was a day made especially for the likes of me! In fact the meaning of my name {Natalie} is "Christmas Child"! So there, I was stamped to embrace all aspects of Christmas from the day I was born...:)

Here is a sneak peek of some of the delightful Christmas goodies that are beginning to creep into Nest!....
Beautiful hand made decorations by Brenda of "Red Stitch Designs"

Delicate paper decorations..Inexpensive and PERFECT treats for slipping in Xmas cards...Ideal for friends on the mainland or overseas!

"Night before Christmas" candles by my longtime favourite, "Glasshouse'...This year presented in a STUNNING antique look glass jar....
Classic, letter pressed, Tasmanian made tags and gift cards by Narelle of "Ruby Victoria Letterpress. Narelle's tags can actually be seen in the latest 'peppermint' magazine!!
So please pop in and delight in these little Christmas treasures....and keep posted...more spesh things arriving soon!!!