Thursday, 26 June 2014

Create : On Sale Now

My weeks have been filled with so much creative goodness recently as I've been playing and prepping for Create, but I have to sit on my hands to keep it a secret still. Have you signed up to be inspired by our super creative hosts Laura Blythman & Gemma Patford? 




- C R E A T E -

You love their work and crush their style, but what if you could not only be inspired by the work of our creative idols but receive a tactile box of inspiration from them delivered to your doorstep? Well let me introduce you to ‘Create’ ; a little box of inspiration.

Create is a quarterly subscription box for creative inspiration curated by leading Australian creatives

The ‘create’ box is the culmination of two elements, a selection of creative supplies chosen by the box curator – items to inspire a creative project or a little workshop in a box and a limited edition piece of work from the curator – your own little creative gift.

Launching in June 2014 with 2 of my favourite creative hosts Laura Blythman & Gemma Patford, I hope you too will be inspired to create.


 - T HE   D E T A I L S -

Boxes 1 & 2 will go live for sale via the Dunne with Style online store here on June 16 at 7am (AEST)
Box 1 will ship August 2014
Box 2 will ship November 2014

Each box is limited to 50 units so its first in best creatively dressed

Each Create box is $75 which includes postage
If you purchase box 1 & 2 at the same time use the coupon code DOUBLE at the checkout to receive the reduced price of $145 for box 1 & 2
Purchases are only available for Australian delivery addresses

Monday, 2 June 2014

Create : Artist reveal


I've been looking forward to today for what feels like FOR - EVER! I'm so so excited to reveal the first two creatives who will be curating their own Create box for 2014. 

What I love about our first two creatives is their 'signature', their work screams their name after only a glance and they both have this infectious nature of creative joy. In all honesty they don't really need an introduction, you know them, you love them and you will want a little part of them delivered to your doorstep…… so let me introduce you to your Create curators for 2014


C R E A T E   B O X   1
curated by 



Laura Blythman is as a graphic designer, illustrator and all-round creative professional. Her signature is smile making fun, bright colour loving combinations and glitter (who doesn't love a bit of glitter?!). You can't help but smile when you look at her work, so imagine how you'll feel when you open a box full of her creativity. 



C R E A T E   B O X   1
curated by 



Gemma Patford Legge is a Melbourne maker. Working from her Brunswick home-studio where she creates her popular rope baskets and experiments with other hand made goods. The talents of this creative are certainly not limited to the sewing machine and paint brush, she is also a master baker (trust me I've tasted the evidence oh my!) so you're sure to be delighted with a whole lot of inspiration when Gemma sends her Create box your way. 

 


So now the countdown begins to your chance to secure one of their limited Create boxes, you can get all of the details here and now you can be equally as excited as I am to see what creative inspiration Laura & Gemma have up those arty sleeves. 


Saturday, 31 May 2014

Taking Stock : June


- J U N E - 

Making the last few pieces of my new line of handmade stationary 
Cooking everything - my thermomix arrived (squeal of delight!) Today was bread, raw chocolate and raspberry slice and meat pies for dinner (I even made the pastry!) 
Drinking coffee, I told you this would never change
Reading Not enough, to my disappointment. I haven't read a novel in months, I've barely read my usual dose of favourite blogs, and bought 2 magazines last month and haven't even flicked through them. I need to make more time - words are powerful 
Wanting a laundry fairy. I severely dislike the cold weather for its delayed clothes drying process 
Looking at the beauty of my new Flow book for paper lovers . Its pages are so beautiful its one of those I don't want to do anything with it in case I ruin its beauty moments. 
Playing Stolen Chance by Milky Dance 
Deciding on the final packaging options for Create {black tissue paper or white - I have decisiveness issues} 
Wishing I had an extra set of hands, then I could actually achieve something while carrying a baby around 
Enjoying the colours of the roses on my desk - my husband knows the way to my heart  
Waiting for the miracle day that I don't have to drag myself out from under my cozy sheets through the night to a crying baby (please reassure me one day they will both sleep through the night!)
Liking that I just found a recipe to use up the 6 persimmons that got delivered with my fruit box this week (my family turned their nose up at them, hopefully I can convince them with this Apple & Persimmon Oat Slice) 
Wondering how its June already? (where did all that time go, seriously?!!) 
Loving that tomorrow I get to share the first 2 artists joining my 'Create' project - are you excited? 
Considering how to finish a little feature wall in Nate's room - it started as a less is more wall, and now I think it needs to be like everything else I do, where more is more. 
Watching baby Nate discover the world 
Hoping that winter is kind, the thought of winter is daunting {insert I get cabin fever and this winter I'll have cabin fever with 2 babies - scary thought} 
Marvelling at the little hydroponic basil we're attempting to grow in our kitchen. New roots are sprouting like crazy and its SO much greener 
Needing to finish my 'red riding hood' outfit for an upcoming project and realising I have no red fabric (how does that happen, I have every colour imaginable yet no red?) 
Smelling my Grace + Jones pomegranate candle which I received in my Nourish Box. You're house needs one, trust me
Wearing Country Road knits and A&F hooded sweats; my life is about juxtaposition 
Following @forlittlekings my insta recommendation of the month 
Noticing that there are some seriously talented creative people out there doing amazing work, but the balance still seems to weight on the side of it being a struggle to make it 'worthwhile' or a 'full-time-pays-the-bills' kind of job. I think there are platforms and opportunities needed….. 
Knowing that 'karma' if you call it that exists - goodness draws goodness and the universe will eventually sort the rest out 
Thinking about Nate's 1st birthday - I know, call me crazy if you will, but the creative process takes me a long time. 
Admiring the 2 talented ladies Ive been working with secretly on Create with. Creatives are amazing people 
Sorting my wardrobe (my husband thinks I'm nesting, last month it was the studio, I reminded him I've already had the baby) 
Buying calligraphy supplies - I'm hooked, thanks Maybelle 
Getting organised to shoot my new line of stationery (hopefully) tomorrow (co operative children permitting) 
Bookmarking thermomix recipe's (have you got any winners that I should know about?) 
Disliking baby Nates new ability to crawl - ok its more of an army crawl, but he's on the move so life as I knew it is officially over. 
Giggling at Miss 3 persevering at getting herself dressed 

 Feeling full of nervous excitement, Create will be released in its full glory this week, its been my most exciting project to bring to life and I can't wait to share it all with you 



Thanks again to Pip [Meet Me At Mikes] for the taking stock inspiration as always


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Create


I'm SO excited to finally be able to share all the details of a little project I've had in the works for the past couple of months. There is still one little detail I'm keeping under wraps until next week, but for now let me share with you Create.

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You love their work and crush their style, but what if you could not only be inspired by the work of our creative idols but receive a tactile box of inspiration from them delivered to your doorstep? Well let me introduce you to ‘Create’ ; a little box of inspiration.

Create is a quarterly subscription box for creative inspiration curated by leading Australian creatives

The ‘create’ box is the culmination of two elements, a selection of creative supplies chosen by the box curator – items to inspire a creative project or a little workshop in a box and a limited edition piece of work from the curator – your own little creative gift.

Launching in June 2014 with 2 of my favourite creative hosts (to be announced soon!) I hope you too will be inspired to create.



 - T HE   D E T A I L S -

The creative hosts of Create box 1 & 2 will be announced June 2.
Boxes 1 & 2 will go live for sale via the Dunne with Style online store here on June 16 at 7am (AEST)
Box 1 will ship August 2014
Box 2 will ship November 2014

Each box is limited to 50 units so its first in best creatively dressed

Each Create box is $75 which includes postage
If you purchase box 1 & 2 at the same time use the coupon code DOUBLE at the checkout to receive the reduced price of $145 for box 1 & 2
Purchases are only available for Australian delivery addresses



Until next week when I introduce you to our creative hosts - stay inspired


Monday, 12 May 2014

Dunne Family : Where Did Those 6 Months Go?


Baby Nate, you turned 6 months old today and I'm not sure how but time seems to have sped up in those short months. You have taught me how to improve my multi-tasking skills to juggle you and your busy sister and despite the fact that you refuse to sleep through the night you have made my life with 2 fairly seamless. You have such a placid nature but you like to be held constantly by your mama from about 3pm everyday. You are extremely determined; today you rolled over and spun around 180o with a little shuffle to reach out to our old dog Toby, you'll be best mates as you grow up I can already tell. I miss that curled up newborn that you briefly were, but I love listening to you learn to laugh and ramble on to us. I am grateful everyday to be your mum. 


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Dailylike : Mothers Day DIY Projects

Its Mothers Day here in Australia tomorrow and if you're stuck for ideas then the Dailylike design team have you covered with a range of easy but loveable Mother's Day gifts. 
There's nothing more thoughtful than a handmade gift, so surprise your Mum with a gift that is a step up from the days of making her paper chains and finger painted cards. 

For Mother's Day I created a zip pouch with a cute frill. This zip pouch is the perfect protector for my iPad when I throw it in my handbag, a notebook and pen or even a travel make up kit. It's presently keeping the contents of my Mary-Poppins-like handbag oh so organised! Customise it to suit your Mum by choosing fabric that she'll love from the Dailylike Range. 


You can follow the full tutorial [here] 

Rosettes by Magdalena of The Craft Revival : tutorial [here] 


Patchwork Apron by Lisa of The Red Thread : tutorial [here] 


Snail Mail Garland by Rin of Papered Thoughts : tutorial [here] 


Wishing all mums a happy Mother's Day for tomorrow, I hope you are spoilt, reminded that you are a good mum and made queen for the day. If you're babies (like mine) are a bit too little to whip you up a Mothers Day project steal a few moments of the day and make one for yourself - you deserve it. 


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Studio Cake Rustic Mothers Day

I know when I get a little email from my dear friend Debbi from Studio Cake prior to Mother's Day each year that its time to get excited. Debbi's love for Mother's Day producers a beautiful and unique photo shoot each year displaying her delectable desserts she puts together as Mothers Day packs (so lock it in your diary, Mothers Day gifts from here on in are sorted!). This year was no exception, the perfect palette of sage green and lavender against a rustic backdrop in my favourite location (I got married here!) melted my heart. I was delighted to custom design some pom wreaths and chandeliers pairing back some signature poms with foraged foliage from my garden and fell in love when I saw the cake Debbi had created based upon the wreath design - a match made in floral wreath heaven! 





The beautiful sugar flower wreath by Studio Cake adorned with sage green Dunne with Style poms  


Vintage kitchen wear - my heart melts! 




That cabinet (from Little Big Company) oh my! I'm still searching for a place in my house so that I have an excuse to bring one home! 







And no matter how many times I get to see Studio Cake florals they still make me swoon every time 


And those cutsie little fingers - thats my little Miss bring bribed with the cupcake in hand! 


Vendor Credits:
Styling, Cakes, Desserts : Studio Cake


Wishing all the mums (but especially my mum xx) a very happy Mother's Day this Sunday, I hope you get spoilt - maybe even with a sweet treat from Studio Cake.