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Sneaky Peek at a Homely Photoshoot

A couple of weeks ago if you were lucky enough to peep through a factory window in North Melbourne you would have caught a glimpse of mini creatures making mischief. And lets be honest - we would have it no other way!!!

Through the lens of the camera, with there tiny toes, bursts of giggles and adorable smiles these mini creatures proved they were the stars of the show. Little Lexi (above) was no exception! What a star!!

Amidst all playful excitement and squealing our ‘Homely Creatures’ sleeping bear was even disturbed from his snoozing. Our dreamy cloud rug was comfy under little feet and our felt petal bunting was a definite favourite. But as always, Mr Whale won the popularity contest.

If you are curious, take a peak at just two of many moments we captured...

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AND SSSHHHH!!!! Mums the word. But don’t worry there is plenty more to come!!!

x Eve
Junior Homely Creature

Decorating a Neutral Nursery

If you have a baby on the way you are no doubt getting everything organised in the nursery. And if you are anything like me, you are not thinking pink or blue explosions, nor are you leaning towards pastels. Neutral nurseries are the new trend and this one is not only gender neutral but only uses neutral colours with the occasional burst of black and white boldness.

Scandinavian influenced and including the one and only Stokke Cot and Eames Rocking Chair, I'm proud to say this interior has been decorated with Homely Creatures soft furnishings! Now you can bring dreamy, soft neutrals and quirky Scandi style to your nursery because these lovely products (hand made by women in Nepal) are available in our online shop.

Fawn Cushion, Cloud Rug (felt balls), Baby Blanket, Felt Petal Bunting

Recent News

So many things have been going on lately, I thought I might do a little news update. If you have been following Homely Creatures on Facebook you will know that I am very close to launching a brand new product range for children and the home. Designed in Melbourne and handmade (fair trade) in Nepal, I am BUSTING with excitement about bringing my own range to the world. The new Homely Creatures website complete with shop will be up any day now eeeeeek!

A couple of months ago I ran a photo shoot for the launch catalogue. It was so much fun and little Freyja was an absolute star as our adorable model. See some other shots in our catalogue here.

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Next year I hope to bring Homely Creatures to the famous Finders Keepers Australian designer market, but this year I visited the fair to gather inspiration... slash buy everything. I probably shouldn't be publicly announcing this goal as the designers that get accepted for this market are so so talented and I'm sure that the selection criteria for the fair is redic'.

finderskeepersIn other news, Jordan Ferney from Oh Happy Day blog visited Melbourne in October and threw a bloggers party at recently opened West Elm store on Chapel St. I met so many lovely like-minded ladies while perusing the the West Elm shelves and eating the AMAZING rainbow cake. Jordan is so nice, and it was such a pleasure to meet the talented and stylish Jordan!

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With all of this networking I thought I should whip up some business cards. What do you think? I had so much fun hand crafting them with my label maker and washi tape.

cardsAnd finally, amongst all of the craziness of launching a product range my boyfriend Robin and I went on an amazing holiday in South Africa. I can't begin to tell you how amazing it was. We just got back from the two weeks of adventure and luxury and although its nice to be home I WANT TO GO BACK to the gorgeous scenery, the awesome company and the beautiful animals we met on Safari.

SASo now while trying to get over my post holiday depression (PHD) I am busy finalising things for the official Homely Creatures range launch. It's been such an exciting year for me so far and its not even finished with more travel on the cards for December. Bring it on!

 

Please vote for Homely Creatures blog!

So one of you lovely lovelies has nominated Homely Creatures blog for the PedestrianTV Blogster Awards. Who ever you are, thank you!! You have feel like a winner already just with your thoughtful nomination. If it wasn't you who nominated me not to worry, you still have an opportunity to redeem yourself as a huge Homely Creatures fan ;)

Simply follow this link and click on the 'like' botton which is under the 'about' section.

I'm not going to shamelessly spam yall too much cause with the amaze blogs I am up against... lets just say I'm not holding my breath. Still, with the prize being a laptop and a mentorship I thought it would be lazy of me not to do a little bit of spamming. So here we are. Spam spam spam spam. Vote for Homely Creatures, there is only a few days left!!!

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Inside my home - The guest room

Hello lovelies. How are we this happy hump day?

Recently I have been attempting to balance launching the Homely Creatures product range with freelance work and getting our place ready for visitors. I can't tell you how much I enjoy having guests over, especially when they are friends from London who I haven't seen in ages. My inner house wife comes out and I transform my disaster-zone-esk office into a welcoming guest room.

The office/guest-bedroom has a different character to the rest of the house because this is where I keep a lot of my fun, colourful and quirky homewares. In this room, I explore my love of bright colours and craft with my handmade wire fox bust and neon dipped tassel garland cheering up the wall and centring the room.

HC-my-home-spare-roomTo accommodate guests as well as my sprawling craft projects, we wanted to get a couch that doubled as a comfy bed and didn't take up too much room. Easier said than done when most sofa beds don't fit through the bedroom doorway, as we found out the hard way. Thank goodness a friend suggested we check out the Futon Factory for custom made and affordable futons made in Australia from quality materials. We also got our beautiful timber bed base from them, which I'll have to rave about in another post about our bedroom.

Stay tuned for sneak peeks into the other rooms of my house.

 

Homely Creatures Etsy Shop

Not too long ago, Homely Creatures ran some market stalls and then popped whatever was left up on our Etsy shop. It has been going really well! Our cushions disappeared in a flash and our wall decals and tote bags are generating lots of interest. If you live in Australia, now is your last chance to put in orders before Christmas, and if you mention this blog post in your purchase notes, you will receive a FREE SURPRISE GIFT worth $8.00.

 

 

Homely Creatures Greeting Cards Ahoy!

There is no better feeling than when a parcel of goodies of my own design arrives. Homely Creatures will be holding our first and second market stall on the first weekend of December - just in time for Christmas! Greeting cards are just one of our products on offer. Stay tuned to hear what other lovelies will be available and which markets you will find us at.

Wednesday's Doodle - Abstract Flowers

Something a bit different this week! All these abstract shapes were swimming around my head and I decided to invite them out. I think this artwork would look fabulous on most walls, don't you? This print is available on the Homely Creatures shop and for a limited time I am willing to customise the bright colours in this artwork just for you so that it will match your décor perfectly. This is how excited I get by matching things! Contact me if you want to be one of the lucky ones.