Monday, October 17, 2011

my DIY project- 9 months in the making

so my little Nugget babe is over due a few days & could possibly be another week or so away, but either way, he is almost here! we are super excited to meet him, and although these last few weeks have been sleep deprived & sometimes quite uncomfy.....i have LOVED being pregnant!!!

just wanted to share some of our belly growing journey with you all

6 weeks

15 weeks

21 weeks

26 weeks

(my first and ONLY time braving a leotard during pregnancy!)

29 weeks

36 weeks

full term!!

sorry for the poor quality photo's! i really didn't take many with an actual camera. thanks for letting me share this amazing time! i think i'll miss my baby bump.

Stay cute.
Gen. Xx

Sunday, October 16, 2011

look what i found..

been getting some MAJOR finds at the oppies lately.

these retro inspired kitchen scales for $8, this ca-ute ceramic butter dish (i think that's what it is?) .50 cents, and awesome metal bird bottle opener $6

some vintage sheets for my sister $3 & doilies $2

this awesome ring $15 & pair of milk glass vases $4

plus some bassinet & cot sheets for Nugget, and glassware & teacups for candles. Score! I should be pretty set for stock for a while...not sure how quick i'll be back trawling after babe is born. But i don't think it'll be too long before Nugget is an op shopping addict like his Mama.

Stay cute.
Gen. Xx

Saturday, October 15, 2011

little golden book mobile

growing up, i read little golden books & had quite the stash. i had started a collection for nugget with 2nd hand finds & op shop bargains. but his stash has just become AMAZING after my aunt gifted me over 100 books. these were in fact my original collection from my childhood that i had passed onto my cousin.

this is only HALF of them, as i shared with my sister lucky are we!
a few books are a bit worse for wear, but the pictures are so damn cute that they need to be some book lovers my cringe when i say this but......i've removed the pages & made them into paper aeroplanes. they are not totally desecrated...they have been given new life in Nuggets mobile.

pretty cool right? jord actually made most of it, as i officially suck at making paper aeroplanes. for the full mobile tutorial jump over here.

for more 'little golden book' love, head over to birdy popcorn & check out their love of kiddy vintage too.

Stay cute.
Gen. xx

Thursday, October 13, 2011

such a tart

made another batch of lemon butter/curd the other day because it was so damn delicious. so i whipped up this super easy lemon tart for dessert when the parentals came for dinner.

pre-made pie crust
lemon curd
fresh fruit


Stay cute.
Gen. xx

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

apologies in advance

for the poor photo quality. they were taken after midnight last night & were very rushed! so here are a few more pieces i made ready for stockists.

possibly the last batch i make before Nugget arrives. best i hit the op shops in the next few days & stock up on supplies.

Stay cute.
Gen. Xx

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheets.

These last 4 weeks of preggy land have seen me roaming my house at all hours of the night. between pee trips, re-heating the heat pack, milk & cookies trip, tossing & turning (i call it the 50 point turn takes almost that to get from one side to the other), and just being wide awake for no apparent reason.....i have decided that our bedroom needs a makeover. nugget has had a WHOLE room made up especially for him & since he'll be shacking in with us first & because i think i think i deserve it....our little love nest will be getting a much needed do over. so now i stay up until all hours day dreaming of this new room. and being inspired by all these pretties...

love this eclectic room

liking the word above the bed...maybe not name though

 so bright & fresh. pellet bed & vines..perfect.

neutral wallpaper & recycled timber

looooovvvveeee the double headboard

mint, peach & lush.

head over to my 'for the home' board on pinterest for image sources & links.

i can't really decided what i like yet. i want it to be fairly un-cluttered but not bare, romantic but not girly either. bright & fresh...pity i only have a shoe box to work in. i know i want pendant bedside lamps & shelving instead of bedside that's a start.

Stay cute.
Gen. Xx

p.s. pinterest you are evil!!! maybe if i stop clicking 'fetch more pins' then i'd be asleep a lot earlier!!
Anyone done a bedroom makeover recently? Would love to see pics.

Monday, October 10, 2011

what a pretty package

i'm so OBSESSED with gift wrapping & packaging at the moment. i've been thinking heaps about Christmas gift ideas & even more so about how to wrap them. i take a bit of pride in my wrapping each year, & its generally got a theme or is matchy matchy...i've got so many ideas! 

here are a few wrappings i'm drooling over this week

all image links & sources can be found via my 'pretty packages' pinterest board.

here's a glimpse of last years christmas wrapping.

do you get into wrapping as much as me?

Stay cute.
Gen. xx

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

crushing on

Today's crushes are all handmade in Melbourne.

this amazing baby journal by write to me.

I've already got a a kikki k journal which I love....but this is SOOO much more. It even goes up to 5 years old!!

this gorgeous pear shaped pin cushion by  moose & bird

i haven't done much sewing of late, but with a cute pin cushion like this - i'm sure i'd fine plenty to sew!

these amazing creations by kabwares

i have a little collection of these up-cycled cutlery stakes already but need to grab a few more for my herbs, such a cute & affordable gift idea!

all these crafty people & their business have Facebook pages & sell online, so make sure you go check them out. You may even find a new crush!

Stay cute.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Salvage & Selvedge

I'm SUPER excited to announce that frankie gusti.'s 'organic soy vintage teacup candles' are now being stocked over at salvage & selvedge.

This cute little gift ware store in Fitzroy stocks jewellery, cushions, ceramics & now....frankie gusti candles!!

This 'wine & roses' beauty is sitting pretty in the store now, so pop down & check out all the handmade goodies by other crafty Melbourne folks.

Stay cute.
Gen. xx

Monday, October 3, 2011

Nursery Inspiration 2

 Since the day I found out I was pregnant I've been planning Nugget's nursery. We are almost finished, just need to make his mobile, quilt & change mat covers, and hang his name on the wall. And with just over a week left I don't think it will all be finished when he arrives. But he'll be slumbering with his ma & pa for the first months anyway, so it can wait for now.

So for the last 9 and a bit months I've been collecting my inspiration.

All image sources & links can be found via my pinterest.

Will do a post on Nugg's Nursery once he is born & all is looking schmicko.

Stay cute.
Gen. xx