Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Little Diva Elves...


to my wonderful blog followers and families.
I hope you have a fantastic break (if you're lucky enough to get one).

Here's hoping 2010 is an amazing year for us all!!

Here's a little something to give you a laugh and relieve some Christmas Stress. It's my "Little Diva Designs" family.... Enjoy!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Giveaway Winner.....

The winner of my giveaway is "Becky"... Congratulations, I'm sending you an email now...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Giveaway finishes tomorrow....

Don't forget to enter my giveaway...

it ends tomorrow (Saturday 19th December) and I'll be drawing the lucky winner on Sunday...

It's easy to enter and there's plenty of chances for extra entries... Click here to go to the giveaway post...


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Little Diva's last market......

Make sure you come and visit Little Diva Designs at the markets tomorrow as this is going to be my last market (for a while anyway) while I concentrate on my new online store to be launched soon...

Boutique Markets, Portside Wharf, Hamilton. Free Parking and great food and coffee for when you need a shopping break.

**EXTENDED HOURS: 9am to 3pm**

Don't despair if you can't make it to the markets as I'll still be selling online for the moment and will be uploading lots of new items next week. Also, I'm offering *Free Postage* on lots of items at the moment.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The smell of Christmas wrapping paper..... ahhhhhh

I just finished wrapping the first Christmas Presents.... how exciting!

Kindy finishes up this week so I just wrapped the presents for the two Kindy teachers and the prac teacher....

It was quite hard trying to decide what to get them.... something they can use at Kindy? something they can use at home? Definately no coffee mugs!! Anyway, we decided on a bit of both....

I bought them a set each of these gorgeous pegs.... one got strawberries, one got pears and one got apples:

A cute little Memo Pad each - I'll tell you where you buy these yourself soon:

and a little birdy Christmas Decoration each (I had to give them something handmade!):

While I was busy wrapping (and the 2 year old was asleep) the girls got busy making cards:

This one for Sarah was made by Riley:

This one for Adrienne was made by Charlotte:

and the one for Natalie was a combined effort. The card by Riley and the envelope by Charlotte and they decided to go with the same theme...

Now I'm just hoping to get the rest of my Christmas shopping finished this week so I can get lots more wrapping done !!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cute and Comfy Summer Dresses....

Here's some gorgeous little dresses I'll be selling at the BrisStyle Market on Saturday...

They come in sizes 2, 3 and 4 and colours are pink, aqua, grey and red...

The flowers are actually badges so they can be taken off to wash the dress and you can also attach them to other clothes, hats etc.

These are "American Apparel" dresses (sweat-shop free) made from 100% combed cotton and I'm told by my girls that they are very soft and comfy. They've got a gorgeous little racer-back too...

I've only had time to create 6 and I'm not sure if I'll get to make any more but I'll see how I go. I do also have some of these dresses in another style though:

If you want one, get in early to the BrisStyle Market this Saturday...

(A big thank you goes to my models Riley and Charlotte - wearing their own dresses)

Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Giveaway Time......

Christmas is coming and no doubt you're all spending money left, right and centre on everyone else!! So, here's a giveaway so you can win something all for yourself or of course if you feel like being really generous you could give it all away as a gift !!

Part of this giveaway is courtesy of Nudey!Rudey! who is based in New Zealand. It's their fantastic "Mother's Little Helper" Organic Soothing Balm and I have one of these to give away to one lucky reader...

Mother's Little Helper is ideal for quenching dry skin, to massage the whole family, protect nappied bottoms and sooth itchy skin on a swelling pregnant belly.

Containing 97% certified organic ingredients, packaged in a handy reuseable tin, free from nut and palm oils you'll find hundreds of uses for the truly multipurpose balm.

You can see the ingredients here:

Now, there's something extra special going on at Nudey!Rudey so please read on:

When Sarina Dickson, the creative vision behind the Christchurch based Nudey!Rudey!, read the short post online, “Could you leave your child because you couldn’t afford to feed them?” she was moved to make a difference. A mother of 2 herself, the very idea of walking away from her beloved children was heartbreaking.

Immediately Sarina contacted Catherine Bolt via her blog demanding to be allowed to assist her in her incredible mission which involved a move for her entire family, husband and 9 children to Indonesia to raise an orphanage for abandoned children and increasingly vulnerable orang-utans. Sarina being well aware of the plight of abandoned children and the declining habitats of orang-utans, it was decided that $1NZD from every tin of Mother’s Little Helper originally developed for her cloth nappy company would be pledged and would directly benefit Catherine’s charity Project18.

Nudey!Rudey! has had an environmental and social commitment since it’s conception. This makes us an ideal partner to Project18 and I am delighted to be able to collaborate with Catherine Bolt to bring her dream to fruition.” Says Sarina Dickson.

Mother’s Little Helper is set to be popular with eco-conscious, and socially responsible retailers who are also encouraged to match Nudey!Rudey!’s donation. 97% organic and containing no palm or nut oils Mother’s Little Helper is a sumptuous and soothing New Zealand made balm designed to take everywhere. Packaged in a stylish yet reuseable tin. Living up to its name, Mother’s Little Helper is ideal for quenching dry skin, to massage the whole family, protect nappied bottoms and sooth itchy skin on a swelling pregnant belly.

I am also giving away to the same lucky reader, two of my adjustable rings:

and you'll get to choose which rings you'd like (there's heaps to choose from from kids styles to teen/adult styles).

So, here's what you have to do:

You can choose to do ONE or MORE of the following:

  1. Follow this blog;
  2. Following me on Twitter;
  3. Sign up for my monthly newsletter (send your email address to littlediva @;
  4. Become a follower on my Facebook Page;
  5. Go to my Made It store and tell me what your favourite thing is and why;
  6. Blog about this giveaway;
  7. Tweet about this giveaway.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, Pleeeease add a separate comment for each so that you will get one entry for each and of course if you already follow, subscribe etc then just let me know that you do.

Please note the giveaway ends Saturday 19th December... GOOD LUCK !!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Feeling the love from my fellow bloggers.....

In the past week I've been lucky enough to be nominated for the Kreativ Blogger award.... not just once though but four times!! Thanks for the award goes to Yummy Mummies & Mini Me, 1,2,3,4 Kicked my toe on the door, Flirty Bird and Not Sew Shabby.

Now this is what I'm required to do:

1. Copy picture and post on your blog;

2. Thank the person who gave it to you and link to their blog;

3. Write 7 things about yourself we don't know:

  • I did 13 years of dancing when I was a youngster - ballet, jazz, tap, character etc etc. I also took private lessons and did competitions. (I don't really know how my Mum had time to do anything apart from driving me to and from ballet lessons and comps and sewing!!);
  • I'm in the process of launching a new online business..... but you'll have to wait to see what it's all about!!
  • I've never had any sewing lessons - apart from textiles & design in year 10 where I made a horrid outfit for a girl which looks like a clown outfit... LOL. (I've still got it around here somewhere too). And of course watching my Mum sew.
  • I'm totally addicted to chocolate coated peanuts.... a little tip for you - the Home Brand ones from Woolies are the best!!
  • I was a Travel Consultant in my previous life!! That actually seems like ages ago but in reality, it was only 3 years ago. Boy do I miss the social life of a travel consultant though!
  • I grew up in Casino (northern NSW) and went to boarding school in Toowoomba for years 11 & 12.
  • I met my husband at school but we probably spoke two words to each other in that whole two years... go figure!! Luckily we had some of the same friends and got to know each other a year or so later.
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to pass the award to and;

5. Link to those 7 other bloggers. Here are my picks:

Ruby 2 Go Go
Blooming in Japan
Edan Rose
Handmade Heaven
My Girl

Please check out these fabulous bloggers and have a great weekend !

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Customised Christmas Cards...

Want something different to send to your cherished business clients this year? Here's a fantastic offer from someone I can personally recommend...


250 for a great price or $239.00

FREE Company Design / Logo and Quotation
Free Metalux Finish

1/2 DL Greeting Card 210 x 95mm

420gsm Matt or Gloss Card Stock

Angela from Studio Art designs all of my business cards, logos, stickers and swing tags and they are always high quality and look fantastic...

Here's her amazing deal on business cards too:

1000 x Premium Business Cards (90 x 54) 420gsm (extra thick for a modern, professional look)
FULL COLOUR both sides MATT or GLOSS coating

only $149.00 *

This Special Price includes delivery and GST
*extras like rounded corners, hole drilling (for swing tags) and/or custom sizes incur a fee of $15

Contact Studio Art on 02 6674 8239 or email

Monday, November 23, 2009

New rings....

Just thought I'd show you a few new rings that I'll have available at the BrisStyle Markets on 5th December.

These are made from gorgeous Japanese Linen fabrics sent to me by the divine Mee a Bee. You must check out her fantastic kids messenger bags in her Etsy store here. Get in quick though as they don't seem to last long!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's coming......

Make sure you mark this one in your diary...

Sorry my blog posts have been few and far between lately but I just did my fourth market for November last night and now it's time to get more stock together for the upcoming BrisStyle Market.

Don't go away though as I've got a giveaway coming up very soon....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Started your Christmas Shopping yet ??

Sunday 8th November from 8am to 1pm, Portside Wharf

Click here to go to the Boutique Markets website...

Friday, November 6, 2009

BrisStyle November Giveaway....

It's on again and this month at BrisStyle you can win:

this gorgeous set of three 20 x 20cm art prints called "Paris Art Collection" by Twinkle Star Art

or this fantastic set by Embellish which includes a set of keyboard magnets in a silver gift tin, a set of fabric covered button push pins and a tea bag wallet:

It's really not fair that I'm unable to enter but there's nothing stopping you - click here to go to the giveaway post.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Help support your local community....

Just in case you've forgotten, here's where I'll be tomorrow night (Friday)...

Come along and say hi, have some yummy food, listen to some music and of course, get your Christmas shopping started...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat....

Now that my girls are older I can't really get away with not doing Trick or Treat with them because they know what goes on... Anyway, luckily the kids over the back put a note in every one's letterboxes around the neighbourhood to leave your outdoor light on if you want kids to knock so that makes it much easier.

Here's my witch, devil fairy and dragon ready to go.... scary aren't they???

and the good thing was, we already had all three costumes in the dress-up box.

Happy Halloween everyone...

Friday, October 30, 2009

Coming up to a VERY busy week....

Starting Sunday I have three markets in one week.... eeeek !! Not sure what I was thinking but I've been crazy busy trying to have enough stock of everything. No doubt I'll still be going nuts sewing, glueing and crafting next week but hopefully it won't be too bad.

So here's the rundown and I hope to see some of you at one of the markets...

Sunday 1st November - Mathilda's Market
Brisbane City Hall, King George Square (between Adelaide & Ann Streets), Brisbane City
9am to 1pm

Friday 6th November - C & K Salisbury Kindergarten Market Night
135 Lillian Avenue, Salisbury
7pm to 9pm

Sunday 8th November - Boutique Markets
Portside Wharf, Hercules Street, Hamilton
8am to 1pm

P.S. I've also got two markets in December but I'll fill you in on those details a little closer to the time and then I'm doing nooooo markets in January !!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fabulous Photographer spots Little Diva Designs....

I received a lovely email last week from Rachel Richter telling me that she'd been browsing the Mathilda's Markets website and clicked through to my site. She said one of the dresses looked very familiar and when she looked back at a photo shoot she'd done she was sure it was a Little Diva Designs dress:

(click on photo to enlarge)

It sure is and doesn't little Chloe look just divine! What a beautiful little girl and what gorgeous photography.

I looked further at Rachel's blog and her photos are so beautiful. Rachel is a photographer based on Brisbane's southside and has been photographing families and children for six years.

Click here to see more photos of Chloe and also here for the website of Rachel Richter Photography.

Thank you Rachel and Chloe's mum for letting me post this photo on my blog and thanks to Rachel for emailing me...

P.S. The citrus fabric is running out and has been discontinued so click here if you want to buy one of your own...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This is one market you don't want to miss...

Mathilda's Market is coming to Brisbane again and Little Diva Designs will be there this time.

These markets are becoming very popular and well known for gorgeous, unique and mostly handcrafted goods for kids. It's on Sunday 1st November from 9am to 1pm and from what I've heard, you should get in early!!

What a fabulous way to stock up on Christmas Goodies for the kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids etc...

You'll find Mathilda's Market at Brisbane City Hall, between Adelaide and Ann Streets, King George Square, Brisbane City and entry is free. Click here to see which amazing stallholders will be there.

P.S. These photos are a small selection of stallholders who you'll find at the Markets - click on the photos to be directed to their websites...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

B.Box is the best.....

Check out this fantastic creation I came across recently. What a wonderful gift for a new Mum. – the essential baby box was created by Melbourne mums Monique Filer and Dannielle Michaels – who were looking for a stylish and practical nappy wallet that enabled them to reclaim their favourite handbags.

The first nappy wallet, made of plastic, holds its compact shape even when fully packed. It has recently been in leading baby magazines and online baby review sites, including Studio Bambini, Shop 4 Kids and Babyology and it was also featured on New Idea as part of an ultimate baby shower gift segment.

The is available in 5 colours and designs and comes with wipe clean change mat, unique dual access wipes hatches, built in wipes compartment and storage for nappies and disposable bags. Everything you need for a quick nappy change on the go, in one clever little box.

To see their other gorgeous designs and how it all works, click here to visit their website.

Friday, October 16, 2009

October BrisStyle Giveaway

Head on over to the BrisStyle blog for their monthly giveaway. Leave a comment on this post and you could win three bunny brooches from REread:

or a chainmaille necklace from Shazzabeth Creations:

Also, the BrisStyle Independent Designers Market is coming back in December so make sure you mark the date in your diary... (and for next year too!!)