Friday, May 28, 2010

Things I am loving...

I am feeling the love today.

Have you visited Lovely Clusters? You should you know!

Check out a couple of my favourites!

Looking forward to Summer - Curated by sumikoshop

Fresh - Curated by trocotaria

Other things I am loving:
1. A Craft Affair - I am so excited to be heading to Christchurch to have a stall at A Craft Affair (formerly Craft 2.0). So much Craft Action happens in Christchurch and I am keen to meet some of the lovely CHC based crafters - in real life - and see all of their wonderful products. I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity! But... where do I start with getting ready??

2. Anything from The Great Collective Dairy - Especially the Black Plum and Apple Crumble Yoghurt but the skinny cottage is also up there... Actually ALL OF IT - GO BUY SOME NOW!

3. Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom. This is on HIGH Rotate. Man that woman can sing and write songs. Brilliant.

4. The wonderful illustrations and blog of Tabitha Emma. The one below titled
"I don't know you". This is one to check out.

5. The weather today. After a week of sickness for the whole household, it has been lovely to enjoy the fine and sunny weather with some homemade scones. 

Hope you are having a lovely day out there wherever you are.


Thursday, May 20, 2010


Let me introduce you to Encore. Encore is a new part of the Songbird Designs family. The recycled part.

I have gathered up all sorts of pieces from all sorts of places and lately I have been gifted loads of yummy fabric scraps from lovely crafty friends. After finally getting it altogether, Encore was born.


All of the items that are branded with the Encore by Songbird Designs brand have recycled materials in them or will be made using a sustainable process and recycled paper (for the paper goods). Not all of the components of the product in Encore by Songbird Designs will be recycled. Thats cause it won't be possible. You would buy a hair tie from me using a recycled hair band?? Would you? (if you would let me know and I will see what I can do).

Encore made its Unbranded debut at Crafternoon Tea last weekend and proved to be popular so its making its second round of debuts - branded this time - at the Royal Oak Market this Sunday and with any luck, in my Felt store later on today.

There are only a small number of products in the Encore range but it will grow as time allows me to develop them.

I hope you like the idea and I hope you like the products. Any feedback is welcomed. Now go recycle!!!!



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

To Market...

This is a full market month for Songbird Designs. I 'promised' myself, The Husband and The Child that this year I would minimise the number of markets I did before Christmas - That's clearly working out well for me....

This weekend I am excited to be at the Royal Oak: Susataible Communities Market - hosted by CCS Disabiilty Action.

I was a stallholder at the Pre-Christmas market and had a lovely time. The food, the crafts, the environment was really lovely.

I can't find the programme but alongside the Art & Craft and food stalls, there are usually talks on seasonal planting with tips and tricks. A whole 'experience'.

You should come and check it out!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

You wanna piece of me? - Part One

Well you can. You can have some of Songbird if you head to
Guilty as Sin in Napier.

Guilty as Sin are a set of boutiques. One in Napier and one in Palmerston North. Songbird will be sold alongside some of the most 'to-die-for' clothing - in fact I am ultra jealous of the company that my earrings and rings will be keeping. Twenty Seven Names, Hailwood, One Teaspoon to name a few. DIVINE. You can check out Guilty As Sin on Facebook Here or Blog Here. You can also visit them at 29 Hastings Street in Napier. You know you want to....

Thank you Guilty As Sin for supporting Songbird Designs. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity.


Monday, May 17, 2010

The olde bag

I am obsessed by Bags and purses. I have a squillion of them and change them every few weeks. They vary in type, colour, pattern, size. You name it. I just love them. The husband doesn't really love them.

These are some of the bags and purses I love currently featured on Felt.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

To Market

Come along and see us at Crafternoon-Tea tomorrow.
10 - 3 Trinity Methodist Church, Kingsland.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A lovely day....

So I've been really struggling to find some time to get my brain to a place where I can be creative and appreciate all of the lovely things that I have been seeing around the blogosphere. It is a little frustrating as I am sure you will understand.

The good news is that I am slowly getting my act together on a couple of new ideas I have had. Its good to keep things fresh I think. Watch this space as these ideas come to life!

Yesterday was Mothers Day. I was treated to a sleep in - a little one! We had lunch as a picnic at the park with the family. It was really windy and a little fresh but it was great. W tired himself out but playing on the slides and swings. That made my mothers day really - seeing how capable and how much fun he has. Bless.

Then the afternoon was spent watching "The Proposal", a Sandra Bullock-Ryan Reynolds RomCom. I didn't have high expectations of it but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Ryan Reynolds and his character - YUM.

To top off the day, I somehow built the motivation to clean up and de-clutter my creative space. This has been the year in the preparation, mental preparation but I am pleased to say that I am nearly there. HOW DID IT GET SO BAD......

Anyway now I can look at the space and think about all the possibilities.. instead of thinking about how big a job it will be to clean it up.....

What did you do for mothers day? 


Shop Update

My Felt shop has been slowly getting depleted over the last few weeks, so it is time for a shop update.

New earrings in new colours!!