Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A bunch of firsts

Reminiscing.....possibly because of the impending arrival of a second. Baby that is. You might like to join in!?

First graduation - senior high school (with my buddy Ky).....wearing loads of silver roses around my neckline to bump up the cleavage!!

First big party - my black and white themed 17th (Mum in the background). Knife was for cutting the cake - black and white iced, of course!

First house - before

...and after.

First brand new car of my very own. I miss you little Mini!

and First babe.....what a cherub. Looking forward to meeting number two.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fashion Loves World Environment Day

Our local council, the City of Port Phillip, is holding a special event in St Kilda to celebrate World Environment Day on 3rd June. Future Fashion Now is a celebration of all things fashion with a focus on sustainability, recycling and vintage.

Held in the main auditorium of the old St Kilda Town Hall, there will be clothing swaps, fashion parades, live music, jewellery and craft workshops, you name it....and all with a focus on being kinder to our environment (as well as fashionable!).

Mainichi was lucky enough to be invited to feature some jewellery in the fashion parade, and if you attend there is a chance you may even pick up a necklace as a door prize (amongst other equally tempting goodies).

They are also running a competition "I Made This!" via Facebook, for amateur makers and designers.

For more information visit the CoPP website and Facebook page.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Today, I am loving ruby red......

Mainichi Mushi rope necklace $64AU

Leather mosaic - from a brochure collected at Milan Salone de Mobile 2006

Katsura fabric by Kalla on Etsy
Mary Mee Studio pottery vase from Etsy
Butterfly Leggings by prettypennydesigns on Etsy
Red Forest photo by Raceytay on Etsy
Glass Mushroom Beads by Avedisgems on Etsy

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Daylesford Delight

Owners of Daylesford Store "Can't Think Straight" - Miriam & Tiana
Tempting treats at Can't Think Straight, Daylesford
Some months back my friend Fe came to visit and we spent a lovely day together at Daylesford, outside of Melbourne. Facials, coffee, scones, lunch and shopping, not necessarily in that order, were all on the cards....nice pampering to give to two preggy ladies, sans older children in tow!

While wandering the main street we came across a new store, "Can't think straight", run by the lovely Mim and her business partner Tiana, stocking work by local artists and supporting the local GLBTIQ communities. There is a fantastic array of work stocked there with a focus on recycling and upcycling. And now a selection of Mainichi recycled leather necklaces is available in store too!

If you are visiting Daylesford do pop in, and don't forget our other favourite shop, Mimosa, a few doors away on Vincent Street, which has been a long time stockist of Mainichi recycled leather brooches, and makers and stockists of the Babies Only range of organic skin care products (love the Baby bum cream and Mum's belly oil!).

While exploring Daylesford I can also recommend:
"Lark" behind the main street (gorgeous, everything in there, take your credit card)
"Cliffy's Emporium" for lunch, coffee or some indulgent deli goods
"The Mill Market" for hours of browsing of reasonably priced secondhand furniture, bric a brac and vintage clothing
"Acqua Viva" in nearby Hepburn Springs, for all kinds of pampering, especially if you prefer a small, intimate and quiet setting.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Work in progress

Things have been quiet around here lately, 35 weeks pregnant and suffering from a nasty bout of flu is not something I would recommend! Still slogging away at getting jewellery made, because I know there will be period of quiet in about 5 weeks time....or a period of chaos....or both!!
These Dots necklaces are on the list to be made. This one from recycled leather, but I've also been making them from recyceld PVC off cuts. I hope the making list shall start shrinking shortly.