Thursday, July 16, 2015

winter'15 shop update

We have done a tiny shop update with a few new items including our HMAS signature cushion, linen ticking cushions and we also have several grey wool blankets to be listed as well.
Next month we will also have more haversacks and green canvas cushions.
In the mean time, if there is anything in particular I can find or quote on for you - please get in contact via email georgina(at)
In other news, we are planning a winter pop-up on the sunshine coast with a few other local makers, but we will have more about that very soon!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Feature in Winkelen Magazine

This month I am thrilled to have a little feature in the beautiful 'Winkelen Magazine' to talk about my creative pursuits and in particular - Perpetual One and its roots.

Being the first birthday issue there are some amazing Aussie artists and businesspeople, so I feel just a little lucky to included amongst them. Thank you to Samantha for your generosity and support of creatives.

You can see more at the magazine website or via

Monday, May 4, 2015

the year so far...

We are well into 2015 and I haven't stopped to document some of the new good things that have been happening.
BIRTHDAY: The year started with a happy getaway with my family to Melbourne for my (significant) birthday - which was so much fun. We enjoyed the tennis, the Mornington Peninsular and some city sights.

This year, my work in communications has stepped up and my time for Perpetual One has been significantly reduced. However - I have still been busy with several custom orders and tested out a new product I've had in mind for a while now.
NEW PRODUCT: I've created cushion covers using second-hand swags. For those who love the great outdoors, camping or hammocks, these make a great statement with their rustic green canvas and a hand-stencilled label to suit. 

CUSTOM BLANKETS: As the winter months roll in we have also begun making several custom blankets as gifts. Paired with smart RAN insignia and other patches, plus custom stitched labels, these are a personal and cosy gift for loved ones, or to treasure as a keepsake.

More news soon....

Thursday, December 11, 2014

merry and bright 4-DAY SALE!

welcome... // 
hello and thank-you to each one of our customers and supporters this year! we're excited to share this end of year sale with you all

// simple savings...

you don't need a secret code at checkout...we have already reduced all of our items by between $5 - $35!! 

this is a perfect opportunity to snag something special you've had your eye on for yourself or as a Christmas gift!
sale is live NOW in our ETSY and WALLABUY stores.

// please note...

> sale runs thursday december 11 from 7am AEST through sunday december 14 at 10pm AEST.

> all items will be shipped on monday dec 15 or tuesday dec 16 but please be aware delivery prior to christmas cannot be guaranteed.
please contact me if you require express postage for something urgent! (for an additional fee)

> there is some duplication across our two stores, so please contact me if you 'missed out' on something and we can arrange a solution.

> all sales are final  - no refunds for change of mind

> please contact us by email if you have any questions or issues at checkout 

// happy christmas to each of you... 

Best wishes for a blessed Christmas season and New Year celebrations. Catch you in 2015!

Georgina x

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

wallabuy: supporting aussie designers and makers.

Have you sussed out Wallabuy yet?

Launched in February 2014, this webstore sources and promotes Australian makers and designers and say they are...  "building a home for the most unique locally-made products, inspiring designers and passionate people..." What a fantastic philosophy!

With great exposure through print, on-line and TV they're building a great repertoire of products which are individual and noteworthy. This makes Wallabuy a great shopping destination for unique gift ideas and perfect way to keep good Australia design humming along.

And... I am thrilled to be included alongside such great talent with a selection of Perpetual One hand-stitched and restored products. Many of these can also be customised for your gift-giving.

Be sure to check out their handsome blog - profiling Australian artists, makers, products and stories, and put Wallabuy in your dekstop favourites!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

pieces of the past...

When somebody takes the time to write me an email to give feedback on my work - it always stops me in my tracks....I have to stop what I'm doing and focus in on the words. 

Firstly because I value the time and effort someone took to write to me - the maker. In this busy, buy-sell-consume-toss out world we live, it's always something to connect with others via the pieces you make with your hands.
Secondly, because in doing so - they share a little of their story with you - and that makes it even more special and unique. 

This month I was very glad to hear from Suzanne who purchased a custom oblong cushion featuring the tally band HMAS CERBERUS. I was thrilled to hear how much she liked the cushion -  but also why it was meaningful to her. She was happy for me to share this here - and I thank her for that.

"My grandma, Joy Balmain, was in the RAN for three years predominantly at the naval base HMAS Cerberus, Victoria and finished off being a petty officer in payroll at the age of 22. Looking back through her photo album during that time, she has many photos of old war ships at the naval base... We still have all her original jacket badges and hat badges.
I absolutely love surrounding myself with family history so this cushion takes pride of place in our home....Your design is so unique and I know my family will be blown away when they see the acknowledgement to my Grandma (who is 92 and I know she'll be moved when I show her). I have included a photo of where the cushion has made its home. I would highly recommend your work to anyone."

Isn't that wonderful? It's why I love the history and honour of using these insignia in my work - not for the glorification of war, but with immense respect and honour for those who gave of their lives to serve their country.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

home beautiful - product feature

It is with quite a buzz that I can share one of our products has been included in the November issue of Home Beautiful Magazine.

Our stockist, The Lovely Bird is featured (pg.52) as a must-visit shop in Cotton Tree, Queensland and we are thrilled for owner Tanya Northey who is an avid supporter of hand-made independent artists and designers. Her shop really is a wonderful selection of gift ideas and specialty stationery - you are sure to walk out with something unique and colourful! Add it to your list of places to see when you holiday in QLD. 

As part of the feature, our unique anchor pennant flags have a mention. These pennant flags are made using old army blankets and hand-stitched in gold Japanese thread. This design is sold exclusively through The Lovely Bird - so contact Tanya for more information or visit her on-line shop.