Thursday, May 2, 2013

April 2013 WINNER is....

I can't believe it's been a almost a year since I posted in here! ALOT has happened since then, but I will go into that with another post sometime.

I have started a competition on my facebook business page where if you send me a photo of your purchase on display, then you go into the draw to win a $50 voucher to use on anything in my shop. So without delay, the winner is.....

Congratulations Ashley Shafran!

Above is her photo contribution. A heart garland in pinks and purples.

You can purchase this very same garland here Applications for May are now open and can be emailed to me: Good luck!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

$40 voucher winner

This will just be a short and sweet post.

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the previous winner, I have redrawn another winner.

Terms and conditions:
* Custom mobile will be made when I can fit you in with my current orders
* $40 Voucher is towards existing mobile designs whether it be ready to go or made to order.
* Voucher does not cover postage costs.
* Voucher is to be claimed within 1 month of give-away
There were 46 entries of which number 6 was selected by
And the winner of the $40 voucher goes to......

Nicki Fraser

Congratulations! To claim your prize, please email me:

Thank you to all who entered! I appreciate all your support!

~ Nicola

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gorgeous twins and a special owl mobile

Movie: click play to watch mobile in action

I received a very special email today. I made a custom owl mobile for a mother and her two very special twins. These precious twins have been enjoying the mobile so much and this makes me very pleased!

Here is a photo of them fast asleep!

Here are other versions of this owl mobile:

More photos and custom orders available through my etsy shop:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Face lift

No, not me. But since having kids almost 4 years ago, the lines are starting to show! I came up with a little saying:
Having kids doesn't age me, I'm just more responsible looking!
Never the less, I do love my 2 kids, they are my inspiration! So, onto the face lift! As you may or may not have noticed, the blog as a new title design! And with that came a new face lift for my facebook business page and my etsy shop. I had the an awesome business page on facebook design it all for me. You can find her on facebook: Grace Creative

A few months back, I tried my hand at making a miniature doll. I called her Ruby and gave her to a special little 2 year old girl for her birthday.

Then the other night, I decided to try a fairy. She went to my daughter's friend for her 5th birthday.

 Since making these two, I have discovered a few tricks to making them, so hopefully will be able to try my hand at making a few more sometime and they will look even better!

If you would like to try your hand at one, patterns can be found at Ginger melon's shop on etsy.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lullaby Mobiles turns One!

So today, 1 year ago, I took the leap of faith and started making mobiles! I look over the past year, my work, the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into my business and I would never thought I would be this far, so quickly!

It started out slowly, with the first few months wondering what would be ahead. I did so much research, tried to learn as much as I could and made as much as I could.

On the 3rd June I opened up my first online store on Etsy. I excitedly made my first sale on the 12 June 2011 to the United States which was the following mobile:

I remember when the sale came through, I was so excited that I ran around the house squealing with delight! I still get excited with every sales I make! From October, my sales picked up tremendously! It was rather overwhelming but exciting still the same! Christmas came and went and my thinking was that it was pretty just going to all die down.... boy was I wrong! Lets just say people thought about Valentines Day pretty much as soon as January started!

I am really excited about the future. My husband has been a wonderful support during this first year. It's a plus having a husband that is a life and business coach! He keeps me sane, on my toes and totally keeps me real! Love you babe!

So with all that,,I am excited to now announce the winner of the $40 voucher! Thank you to the 46 of you who entered to the comp.

Winner through is number 32!
And here is number 32:

Congratulations Melissa! Please email to claim your voucher!

Here's to the next year!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sweet Bird house nursery mobile

I attended my first craft market of the year on Wednesday night in Kingsland. It was the Anzac Kingsland Fraft market and the feel of the market and the people who had stalls and those that visited were so wonderful! I was right at the entrench, so caught everyone's attention as soon as they walked in! I wish I was able to make more stock, but what I had, did for the night. Here's a photo of my stall that I took with my camera:
With an upcoming market I get to make new stock! I love this part of it as I hardly ever get the chance to make all the ideas I get in my head! So the day before, I decided to make another bird mobile entirely from felt. Here are photos of the end result:

This special mobile is for sale as is for NZ$160 plus postage and is available as a custom order to match your nursery. Available to purchase in my Etsy shop now!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nursery Inpsiration - 2012 Pantone colour of the year - Tangerine Tango

Color Trends to Fit Any Style
According to Pantone, Inc., considered by many to be the market leader and authority on all-things colour, everyone’s wild about 2012′s "Colour of the Year": Tangerine Tango. Pantone describes this year’s pick as, "sophisticated, dramatic and seductive . . . marrying the vivaciousness and adrenalin rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy."

I'm usually not a fan of orange, but I have found a few fantastic decor ideas with this tangerine orange as part of the colour decor. Here's some inspiration for your nursery:

Project Nursery
Project Nursery
Now I do love Etsy so here are some of my favourites that I think would look stunning in a nursery!

And finally, a product from my shop featuring this hot colour!

Enjoy creating your nursery!