Tuesday, October 27, 2009

twenty ten is the year to be organised!

I am an organised person or maybe a routine person. A friend commented to me yesterday, "you like your routine don't you!". I have survived a lot from memory though with dates which is starting to become hard with 5 people in the family. I missed Milly's pre school orientation and went to reading groups on the wrong day in this past week. I think I need to start keeping a more thorough personal diary!

Here is a more up close and personal look at the OTI diary for twentyten :)

There is a cute pocket in the front to pop in receipts, notes, recipes, business cards ...

I love the post it notes inside the back cover ...

Page view - one week to an opening with lots of room for activites, exercise plan, meal plan, to do column and people to contact section...

Medical page ...

Going away plans (love this!)

Goals for twentyten ... ooh what will mine be?!

And the professional shot

I love the grey print, the smooth, soft but hard cover with cute illustrations (wipeable!)

and the yearly planners

and the entertaining page

public holiday notes & school holidays...

and that $2 from every one sold goes to the Australian Childhood Foundation

They are a bit larger than half an A4 and about 1cm deep. Not too heavy and so well laid out. The font is just the right size. I like the idea of popping the ribbon onto the next week, placing the elastic around it and thinking "organised!"

Click here to find them! $36

A cute customer

Thanks to Belinda for this photo of her cute little boy Caleb and our monkey rattle from Alimrose. Please send photos our way of your little ones with our products and we will send you something to say thank you :) This one was given to Caleb by his godmother. Belinda gave her friends a link to our site when she had her baby shower. Fabulous idea!

What I'm listening to ...

No idea what she is singing but I love it, so cute and girly! I couldn't download the music from itunes so bought the cd instead. I reclaim the music in the evenings once the kids are asleep. I might ask my cousin to translate for me or maybe there is more fun in not knowing :)

I love the titles of Rosie Thomas' albums. They are a little bit AA Milne! "If songs could be held", "When we were small"

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cocoon Couture gift with purchase

Kris Kringle Gift Ideas

I LOVE our Kris Kringle gift section. We have a fun selection of gifts that are guaranteed to be well received by anyone. Perfect for the office, mother's group ...

How gorgeous is this retro style print on the luggage tag?! A tag like this will make anyone smile when they see it on the carousel!

The wrapping on these MOZI soaps is gorgeous. A gift wrapped soap! The wrapping of our our soaps is something to be seen to be believed. Think MOZI, think MOR, think Glasshouse :)

Don't buy a random, useless gift for someone this year. There are no excuses ;)

Another cute idea are these handmade vintage wallpaper rulers. $4.95 :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Summer ....

Sewing, reading, dreaming, writing, sounds like the perfect summer break (throw in a beach and some sun) ....

We are loving
amy butler

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

cute and cuddly!

One day it will be possible to scratch and sniff the computer screen, or have touchy feely bits. For now though, take my word that these cute as pie toys from Mamas and Papas in the UK are ever so soft and oh so cuddly! They are bound to one day be scraggy too when they are dragged to a teddy bears picnic or a favourite teddy day at school in 6 years time. I think that it is the greatest compliment for a teddy to look worn. Loved! The perfect gift for a newborn :)

Click here

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Party time for Henry!

Henry turned one last week and we had an excuse to use the Sambellina party range. I didn't get a chance to take a photo once it was all laid out, but here is a early on snap of the table. We had a red and white theme - with the exception of one pink balloon for Miss 3 :)
I am so grateful for all three of my children, and thankful that Henry has had a happy and healthy first year of his life.
What did we give him? These BRIO blocks were a huge success (with him & his brother & sister!). This morning he has pretended that the arched blocks are telephones. So cute! Click here to find them.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Teepees are back in stock!

(photo courtesy www.reallivingmagazine.blogspot.com

FABULOUS gift idea this Christmas. I have put one aside for my three tiddlywinks - opened deliberately as I have sold three of their allocated ones in the past 12 months! If it is opened, I can't sell it :)

Click here to find them in our store

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Beautiful Seasons ...

One of most popular wall stickers is the Seasons design from the American brand, Wall Candy. They have been selling out faster than we can keep up with them! With this latest container load arrived the Season elements air and Season elements land for added sweetness!

Click here to find them in our store

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finally ...

I have been locked away these past few weeks putting together the final touches of our Christmas Collection for 2009 and are just about ready to reveal ...

A friend of mine's status update on Facebook was that she had bought and wrapped all gifts for Christmas. wow!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Weddings ...

Thomas and Milly were part of my cousin Cathie's wedding party last weekend. They were so excited to be the page boy and flower girl. The theme was spring flowers and despite the rain outside, it was like a spring garden inside the church. Cathie looked so beautiful and radiantly happy :)

Thank you to my cousin Michael for these photos. Find him here

Friday, October 9, 2009


What better way to finish the week than Feist on Sesame Street?!

Thank you to
Sarah Wilson for this clip. Find lots more on YouTube :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lil Fraser

Which product do our customers keep on coming back for and send their friends to us for? Lil Fraser wraps. They are quite simply fabulous. Long lasting, easy to clean, large, stretchy ... they tick all the boxes!! Click here

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Loving ...

One of the first toys to ever arrive in our warehouse and he is still as popular as ever. Find Gertie here

We received a frantic email from a customer last week who needed a second Coco as her daughter had hijacked the original purchase she bought as a gift. Find her here

I love stylish storage solutions! Find BinGo here

My Henry turns one next Wednesday. It feels like yesterday he was born. I am so grateful for the gift of my children. The events of the day he was born are so clear still. He was born after a mummy shift at pre school ... it was quite a day!
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