Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I woke up this morning and saw that the crowd-funding campaign for Honey & Gold had gone over the $3,000 mark. Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who has pledged. Seriously, I am so excited over here!
I am getting more and more confident that this dream will actually become a reality. Amazing. There are only three more days to make a pledge, so I hope you will head on over and be part of this 'heart project' of mine.
If you're catching up on this and want to know what it's all about, you can read the story here.
Thank you friends x
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I'm just catching up from a super long weekend over here. Both Friday & Monday off school has been a bonus. It's so much more relaxing in the mornings and I feel I can just breathe easier throughout the day. Ahhhh...
I don't know if you follow Leanne of Sweet Style? But if not...get on over there! She is one the original Aussie party bloggers I 'met' back when I started blogging and getting into the party scene. I have the utmost respect for Leanne. Many have come and gone, but she has been true to herself, and been committed to seeing her shop grow & change with her. And in addition, more recently, she has bloomed into this amazingly talented photographer! I love her bright and clean style.
I have started contributing to her blog in the diy/design area and I had my first feature last week. Head on over to read why the Rocky Road, and get a free printable gift tag!
Oh I want some of that right now...:)
Happy Monday friends!
All Images// by Leanne from Sweet Style
Friday, August 1, 2014
I designed Lexie's birth announcement many months ago now, and I am still handing out to friends and family. So slack, but this is real life!
I think if I'd waited to have professional photos taken etc, then they'd still be in the making, so I guess I'm thankful for that, and better late than never right?!
I can't believe she is 5 months old already! If you follow me on Instagram you can see how big and chubby she's getting. Such a fun age! She even had her first taste of real food today...(mummy detail!). This three kids thing has been a juggling act, but I'm loving that we're getting into a better groove now. Yay.
How is your world & life juggle at the moment? I hope you have a wonderful weekend enjoying your own friends and family.
Birth Announcement available to purchase & personalise in my shop here
Friday, July 25, 2014
As we continue to unpack and set up home, I'm constantly thinking about the end goal of each room. What I want it to look like, how it needs to function. Biggest on my list is the lounge room. At the moment we have grey couches...on tiles...in winter...it's cold and not overly inviting. I'm inspired by this living space I've had on my Pinterest board for a while. Neutral but interesting. I like the gallery wall & clean lines. I'm drawn to these colours I've pinned too. We need something on the floor to start off I think though, so I might just start the rug quest this weekend. Wish me luck!
Thank you so much for the overwhelming response to my pozible campaign. The funds raised so far are almost a quarter of the target amount...in just two days! Blown away. Obviously there are still 28 days to go, but there's no time like the presence to pledge and make this dream become a reality. Yay, it's happening! :)
Have a great weekend x
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
After our big move over the weekend, we have unintentionally had 'media fast' at our place this week. No internet and really poor phone coverage (meh!). But hooray, the internet is on and just in time. Because...
Today I launch a really personal project of mine called Honey & Gold, and I'm really excited to share it with you! The whole vision & dream started last year in Canada, but it was only after my sister passed away earlier this year, that I really felt it was something I had to do.
I feel like I want to get it off the ground and happening asap so I have started a Pozible crowdfunding campaign.
Have you heard of crowd funding before? It's pretty much where you get a crowd of people to fund something (funny about that!) : ) Anyway, I think it's kind of exciting to be a part of other peoples dreams, And I'm hoping you'll be a part of mine.
Last year I helped Tanya from Tickle the Imagination, turn her digital magazine into a special printed version. I only gave $50 bucks, but its funny how now with each new edition she prints, there is this little bit of happiness I get feeling a part of seeing her vision become a reality.
I hope you'll head over to Pozible & make a pledge. And don't forget to check out the different level rewards you get in return!
From a nervously excited Jordan :)
Friday, July 18, 2014
I kind of chuckle at the phrase 'fun bags', but this truly was a fun bag of goodies that arrived yesterday. The new 'Hooray!' Magazine packaged up in a cool tote. All Australian, all inspiring. Even the cover has me excited. I can't wait to dig in!
But...I don't think that will be happening till later next week. We are moving house this weekend. So it's all boxes and unpacking I think. This little winner is going to have to wait a little longer to be savoured slowly. Magazines are totally my little indulgence. I love sitting down, browsing and wishing...What about you?
Have a great weekend! x
P.S. Check out this funny Guide to Ikea a friends husband wrote
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Crafting is one of my fave things and I've had a go at tonnes of different things ever since I was a young girl. From Cross-stitch, to calligraphy, quilting & quilling...you name it, I've probably tried it. I love that we've been riding the craft-is-trendy wave again for the past few years and that it's still going strong.
Being a true blue craft lover, these Create Boxes from Dunne with Style are right on. I've seen a couple of subscription craft projects in the US, but this is the first I've seen here in Australia, and I love that.
I worked with Sam on the design and print of the 'Create' cover cards (printed on Kraft card stock), and also the white on black artists cards. I would definitely be happy getting this box of goodness in the mail, wouldn't you?
There are a limited number of 50 for each box, so you'll have to be quick to get your crafty box of inspiration!
You can purchase the Create boxes via Dunne with Style:
Box One by Laura Blythman here
Box Two by Gemma Patford here
If you need design work done for your small to medium business shoot me an email, I'd love to work with you!
Monday, July 14, 2014
I designed this logo for a client/friend of mine in Canada. She is a freelance journalist and PR consultant. She had a strong sense of what she wanted, more of a word mark than an image. After a couple of concepts she settled on this vibrant and friendly red version. I really like how it turned out.
Even though we live in a digital age, with all my logo clients I include a business card design. So I added some hand illustrated elements to get the conversation going! : )
I think it's nice to get the logo off the screen and have something tangible at the end of the day. Don't you?
I would love to help you create a professional look & brand for your business. Shoot me an email and we can talk about what you have in mind. I look forward to hearing from you!
Friday, July 11, 2014
The reason it's been quiet here....We are nearing the end of our three weeks school holidays! It's been so nice to have a break from the 'must-be-out-the-door-at-a-certain-time' school mornings and just chill. After taking it pretty easy the first two weeks, this week we have been out and about a bit more. A highlight was heading in to South Bank to check out the GOMA and current exhibition by Jemima Wyman. I love that they make art so kid-friendly. (Except the part where we were looking for the childrens gallery and walked into a silent video installation of naked men in a meadow...true story!) The kids made patterned spinning cards, pattern puzzles and played with interactive kaleidoscopes. It was a lot of fun.
After lunch we topped the day off with Nitrogenie. I'd heard about this magical Willy Wonka-esqu place for a while and wanted to check it out for myself. Inside you find white overall-clad creators making incredible flavoured ice cream with stand mixers and liquid nitrogen. It is really mesmerising to see your ice cream magically freeze before your eyes. I highly recommend it!
I hope you get to enjoy this sunny winter weather this weekend. Have a good one x
Images // copyright Jordan Bariesheff
Friday, June 20, 2014
I have been working on updating some of my most popular invitations lately and my ice cream stationery is one of the lucky ones. It includes some new illustrated ice creams and icy poles (or popsicles for my North American friends!) and I thought they were worthy of a feature of their own.
Wouldn't these look fun in a playroom, dining room or even outdoor space? Yummo!
Wall art available in my shop.
Well, signing off for the week. What do you have planned for the weekend? We have a bit of errand running to do, and then a whole lot of nothing because it's holidays for three weeks in this house! Yay for the school-free days! : )