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 !