Friday, July 4, 2014

mid-winter giveaway: HMAS WATERHEN

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 if you have any queries.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

hand restored army blankets. a thoughtful gift.

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

unique gifts for mother's day

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

lifted: available at rosetta books

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.

Rosetta Books
30 Maple Street
ph 07 5435 2134

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

pop-up #1: 2014

So this is happening next month! I am rather pleased to be getting busy preparing more cushions, army blankets and pennant flags for this pop-up market at Mooshka Restaurant in Sunshine Beach.

I'll have a preview of items for sale closer to the day, but you may also wish to sign-up for my newsletter or follow me on Instagram @perpetual_one for little sneak previews and a sweet bonus.

Have a great week! Tomorrow I am off to Sydney for a Creative Arts Festival which is going to be a whole lot of fun and inspiration.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

new shades: the little house that was. and will be. pt2

What a difference some new lighting makes! 

Last year I shared a little of the house extensions and changes we were making to our little Queensland worker's cottage. Since then there has been a lot of prep-work, sanding, painting, etc on the inside....which anyone who has renovated will be familiar with. At times it can feel overwhelming when trying to fit it around the rest of your life responsibilities. The hardest thing to learn (for me anyway) is how long it takes to achieve results. Time is the limiting factor.

With that in mind, we are very pleased with the new spaces and today I am extra pleased to share some new fittings that went up yesterday. EEEEP I love them! I found the rustic industrial shades at one of our local antique stores and had originally planned to hang them on our verandah. But together with my husbands input, we tried them in the new ensuite and bedroom... and I think that's where they'll stay. 

I haven't finished the fixtures and fittings in the bathroom (still hunting for the right mirrored cabinet and shelves) but here are a few snaps of the ensuite's evolution. Don't mind the styling - or lack of - this is a real, lived-in sort of house! 


new old industrial shade

amber bottle collection
Hope you've enjoyed a little update - thanks for reading.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

giveaway winner & new designs

Today I am pleased to share with you the winner of our custom pennant flag giveaway via INSTAGRAM - Ms Heidi O'Rouke of @mozsas! Heidi selected the name of her home and the year they moved in to be embroidered onto her flag. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and hope she is too! 

Thank you to all our Insta-Friends who played along and I hope to connect with a few more of you who enjoy using the creative space of IG.

I'm also pleased today to share that we are planning and working on some NEW DESIGNS for autumn/winter 2014. Cushions, pouches and more hand-restored blankets, of course...
Personally I am so looking forward to the weather cooling up here in QLD so that I can add a blanket to my bed again. The classic grey wool always looks so good. Anyway, I will share a little more as things take shape, but please feel free to get in touch if you have a custom order or gift in mind or browse our items in the shop.