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...