Friday, September 12, 2014
This week I took up the challenge and entered the #etsydesignawards with my HMAS STIRLING cushion. Its encouraging that Etsy are partnering with Inside Out Magazine to raise the profile of quality Australian Designers. And there is SO MUCH talent out there in our Aussie community.
But whether or not my piece is shortlisted - this has been a good personal and professional challenge for me and I'm glad I took up the opportunity.
To find out more about the awards... visit www.etsydesignawards.com or Inside Out.
To view my entry piece visit my Etsy store > HERE
Don't forget you can also follow me on Instagram via @perpetual_one
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This month I am pleased to share the first of a series of new products that I've been working on lately.
Simple design - a little sea-worthy goodness for your home or office.
These small printed pennant flags with a black anchor symbol are made using water-based paint on vintage army blankets. Each piece is slightly unique - making it a sweet gift idea for a loved one. You can find them here...
Our other new pieces will be available soon.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Last month I hosted a giveaway with the prize being one of my signature oblong cushions (valued at up to $145) via INSTAGRAM. Entrants were asked to show us where they would place the HMAS WATERHEN cushion in their home.
We were most happy to see a number of entries share with us the favourite spot they'd place the piece. We are pleased to confirm that Jo (user @jovioletandrose) was the winner of our giveaway and you can see her lovely wooden pew with mirrored wall of her home where the cushion now sits!
As a thank you to our other entrants we also gave away a new pennant flag design to a few of our insta-friends... This is a new design and will become available in the shop during August.
Friday, July 4, 2014
This month I am giving away one of my signature oblong cushions valued at up to $145 via INSTAGRAM. The prize includes the HMAS WATERHEN cushion as seen here and in our bigcartel store, with feather/down insert and postage within Australia.
The question is – if you won – where would you place the cushion in your home or elsewhere? It could be on your bed, a favourite reading chair, on the verandah or … in your boat!
TO ENETER: Post an image on INSTAGRAM of the spot where you would sit the cushion and tag #hmas_waterhen plus @perpetual_one so that I can see your entry. I look forward to seeing your creative entries!
So show us your style - and post your entry before Sunday July 13 at 9pm. Email me at email@example.com if you have any queries.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Looking for a unique gift that is functional and classic? Consider a vintage army blanket. This week we have three newly hand-restored blankets available in our store.
Each one is unique and ticks a few boxes for that special gift. Let us help you out with a few ideas why;
- Vintage grey army-style blankets make a classic and simple addition to a guest bedroom, or over your favourite chair. They complement interiors of simple and honest design.
- Old blankets make a lovely statement for your next picnic or camping adventure. They are warm and hard wearing and have been restored in a rustic-style that suits the outdoors.
- Blankets can be customised with a label featuring a name or place of significance to the recipient, giving them an heirloom value.
- Restoration of these old pieces and the unique addition of RAN patches celebrate and honour the sacrifice and courage of our servicemen and women.
- Made by woollen mills in Australia, they reflect our heritage of graziers and the Australian wool industry.
See our range of grey wool blankets here and let us create something special for you or a loved one.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
DIRECTORY: 1. Let us create something special for your mum with a custom-stitched label for a blanket or pennant flag 2. An army blanket with custom labels makes an heirloom gift with style 3. Pick up a copy of our book LIFTED for mums at Rosetta Books, Maleny QLD or on-line 4. Our signature HMAS cushions make for a statement piece on a reading chair or bed 5. Visit Murobond's showroom in Sydney NSW for unique gift ideas including a selection of our HMAS and small throw cushions 6. The Lovely Bird shop in Cotton Tree QLD has a selection of our hand-stitched 'anchor' pennant flags amongst their wonderful range of stationery and gift pieces.
Monday, April 28, 2014
In very recent news; I am pleased to share that my book 'LIFTED' is now available at Rosetta Books.
Rosetta Books is a beautiful independent bookstore in the hinterland town of Maleny, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The store has an inviting, cozy atmosphere for book lovers with character - almost like a personal library might feel if I could add one to my house (wouldn't that be great?).
Owner Anne Brown consistently curates an amazing selection of books and is an active supporter of local writers and authors. I am grateful to her for the opportunity and her friendly nature which I've no doubt makes all the difference to her customers and her community.
30 Maple Street
MALENY QLD 4552
ph 07 5435 2134