Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sew What?

Sewing may not be my favourite pastime but I absolutely love the vintage style Singer machines and was lucky enough to find this one recently at a garage sale. It had an old piece of pin-studded cloth wrapped around it which has caused some of the lovely gold ornamental writing to be worn off, but I'm okay with that because it's all part of the story......what sort of amazing garments were created with this machine, I wonder??
It is now residing on the mountain, officially retired from work other to look totally gorgeous as a fabulous prop for my laces!

Speaking of sewing (just kidding), I thought I would share my latest 'before and after' project with you. Please forgive me if you do love sewing but there's not a stitch in sight here, as my little dolly was totally transformed with my trusty glue gun :-)) Sew what??
I discovered this young lady hiding at the back of an op-shop looking very sad and lonely, so she came to the mountain for a little pampering and a whimsical make-over. All of the Miss Rose Sister Violet laces and trims have been hand-dyed in delicate aqua, then strategically positioned so as to give the illusion of a beautiful garment. Her hair has been embellished with small pieces of baroque trim complete with sparkly gems and gold threads, and all in all she is now delightfully happy with her new look don't you think?

If you have a doll or a even a teddy bear that needs a little T.L.C. or facelift, please don't hesitate to contact me to help you with your project and you will find all of the trims and laces you need in my on-line store at

Until next time, I wish you happy days and lots of special moments.

Jule x

Friday, May 13, 2011

Morning Tea on the Mountain

Bright blue skies, crisp mountain air, the sweet sound of the birdsong and the delicious fragrance of hot scones fresh from the oven.......all made for a warm welcome to the lovely ladies from the Northside Doll Club who came to visit last Wednesday.

It was such a pleasure to have this wonderful group of ladies in our home and in addition to a yummy morning tea served by hubby Steven and Nana extra-ordinare (my beautiful mother), I conducted a mini craft demonstration for the ladies showing them how to make a tassel and a hair clip/brooch.

Luckily my stunning niece was also on-hand to help with the ladies as they excitedly found my little room full of treasures to explore!

All in all, a fun time was had by all and ........ spoilt me!!! ........... in appreciation for my efforts, the ladies presented me with a stunning hand-crafted porcelain doll ........ scarily now though, I am supposed to dress's hoping I can live up to the ladies' expectations!!

If you would like to visit the mountain with your craft group or doll club, just email me at to arrange a booking or call me on 0412 786 046

Until next time, I bid you farewell and wish you a happy day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Romance of a Wedding

Love & Romance; Friendship & Family; Hearts & Flowers; Hugs & Kisses; Pure Joy & Fun,,,,,,, all you need for a day filled with happy memories shared between two people in love.
Every time a beautiful bride entrusts me to share her day by either making her bridal bouquet or a stunning hairpiece or hair garlands for the flower girls or even decorating a bridal arch; I feel truly blessed to be considered to be included in this wonderful celebration.
The love and care that I put into every detail is only out-measured by the love and care that each bride dedicates to making her day memorable.
If you need something special for your special day, I would love to hear from you too!
Please contact me at to discuss your wishes and dreams for your perfect wedding day and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Jule xxx

The image of this totally gorgeous wedding cake was sent to me recently by one of my beautiful customers - Deborah Astill. Deborah purchased the cameo ribbon brooch from me to add to her own wedding cake and I am sure you will agree, the cameo made an absolutely stunning addition to an already special cake!

Deborah has a fabulous website herself doing terrific stationery and invitations for all occasions

Be sure to check it out when you need something for your next event!