:: Stella

  Aw man. My friend rang me this morning to let me know that Stella Young had passed away. I’m so sad about this, I can’t even tell you. I feel like I’ve been punched in the heart. What do we do now? Sheesh. We’ve know Stella for close to ten years, since we had our old shop in Richmond and she used to visit and come to stitching nights and the

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:: Sunday Lunch: Salmon Patties, Leafy Panzanella & Guacamole

Jeepers it’s been rainy in Melbourne. We had planned to go camping this weekend, but the rain was stretching from Victoria through to NSW and sitting in a drippy tent, trying not to be blow away seemed like a silly idea. Instead, we stayed home, ate delicious things and watched Gilmore Girls.  We also put our Christmas tree up, I finished online shopping for the kids’ prezzies and we drank

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:: 2015 – A Year Of Australian Writing

If you know me (gee, I say that quite often, don’t I?!) you will know that every year I set myself a bit of a challenge, a bit of a mindful framework to promote good habits and good health. This year (2014) it was A Year Of Ethical Fashion. Last year I did A Year Without Booze. There were other years too, except the challenges were a little less public.

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:: The Rory Gilmore-esque Christmas Gift Guide

one: The GoGos Beauty and the Beat – because it’s the one Rory buys for Lorelai two: The Donna Reed Show – because Dean just doesn’t understand three: Chemex Coffee Maker via Coffee Supreme – because… coffee four: New York scarf by Kate Spade – because you won’t get lost in New York five: Plaid skirt via Dear Golden on Etsy – because Rory’s Chilton uniform six: Pizza Pepperoni Earrings by Lucy Folk – because

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:: The Gift Of Pip

Hello! How are you petals? I am good! I have had a lovely day, unpacking toys, writing posts, drinking tea and thinking about how good things are. Yesterday, I had a visit from Julia who is writing a thesis and interviewing some of your favourite Australian craft bloggers. Basically we spent three hours chatting and drinking cups of tea, under the serious guise of work. It was really neat! Speaking

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:: My Blog Is 8 Years Old Today!

Woah! 8 years! I am not making a big deal of it. Thank you for reading. It means a lot. Truly rooly. For realz. Love your pal, Pip xx Support the ladies and kids!    

:: The Softies For Mirabel Window

  Oh hello! Hope you are well! I just wanted to pop in to say Softies For Mirabel for 2014 is GO! We’ve been super busy getting everything sorted and it’s now ready for your viewing pleasure! (If you’re not sure what Softies For Mirabel is, or you want to find out how to join in. Head here for all the details. It’s not too late! It’s all for The Mirabel Foundation kids, FYI!)

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:: Paint Yourself A Paper Flower Advent Calendar

This post is sponsored by Annie Sloan Unfolded, the nice people who distribute Chalk Paint™ in Australia : Follow them on Facebook here for more bright ideas!   Look! This is our advent calendar for this year! Remember last year’s? I liked that a lot, but we thought we’d try something new this year. SO, I made these cute paint poured bottles in cute colours AND I’m going to make a paper flower each

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