Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from Ruby & Belle

Just before I rest my very weiry head I wanted to say a big Merry Christmas to everyone.
Thank you for a great year of bloggyness, I hope everyone has a wonderful day with love ones.
Going to take a couple of well deserved weeks to spend with the family but will be back in Janurary 
hopefully with more pics of the house,(if this rain ever stops) 

Merry Christmas 

Mekaela xx

Friday, December 17, 2010

Almost a roof.

We were due to have our roof put on today but the storms this week have put us behind.
I haven't been down to the house this week but here are a few little pics I took last weekend
inbetween all  the end of year and Christmas chaos.

The roof trusses have gone on so will take some more pics this weekend.

Mekaela xx

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sale on at Ruby & Belle.

With Christmas around the corner I thought I would put a few things on Sale

Squirrel trees are now $45  $50

Cute pink tea sets  $45  $50

Pink Suitcase set of 4  $45  $50

Bird cages  $45
These are sweet little cages in a off white coated wire.
There is 4 little wire flowers on the sides.
A fabric lined bottom with a sweet little hanging bird with feather tale.
Be quick not many left.

Email me for other colours.

Happy Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Inspiration

We put up our tree the other day.  Thought I would get in a little early as the next couple 
of weeks will be a bit crazy.
Stuck with my mostly red tree but we opted to leave off teh tinsel this
 year and just pile on the decorations.

Already looking for inspiration for christmas next yr and although we will not
 be spending it in the new house (much to my dissapointment)  as we will be with family 
in Sydney, the decorations will go ahead anyway.

You can't go past some Martha Stewart 

As you can probably see there will be a blue silver and red theme.
I can't give up my little mushroom decorations.
Happy Wednesday

Mekaela xx

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Lower level Frame.

We went down to see how the  house was progressing on the weekend and we have a lower level frame.
It is great to walk around and get the feel of what some of the house will feel like.
Can't wait till upstairs is up and has a floor down.  Very exciting.....

Bottom level from driveway, Garage office and my workroom.

View from my work room.  Inspiring or distracting, haven't decided :-)

Top Level taking shape.

Lucky I have plenty to do to keep me busy.
Sewing, sewing and more sewing...
Off to the Butterfly Tree this weekend and Portside the following Friday night Twilight Market, followed by the Sunday market - last one before Christmas, and my last one till Feb.

Happy Monday
Mekaela xx

Monday, November 15, 2010

A little Early Christmas Gift to Me

I have been waiting for this to arrive.
I have so many bird things to go in the new house but couldn't resist one more.
My two favourites together.
Birds & Cloches.

Most things have been boxed away, it will be like Christmas when I unpack them.
This little on though I think needs to stay out.

Some girls getting ready to head off the the Butterfly Tree Markets first Sunday in December.

Happy Tuesday

      Mekaela xx

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Early Christmas Shopping

A quick note to remind everyone that the Boutique Markets are on a Hamilton at Portside Wharf today.
Rain, Hail or Shine. (Lets hope it's more on the shine side)
I will be taking orders for these sweet little white timber trees.

Come down and pick up some wonderful treats for Christmas.
See you there.
Mekaela :-)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

New for Ruby & Belle

This Saturday is the Christmas market for Mathilda's in Brisbane, so I am busy sewing like crazy.

Will have a few extra goodies for sale too.

Sneak Peek.

These are also available on the website

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mummy Tree at Morning Side

Ruby & Belle is off to the Mummy Tree Markets for their Brisbane debut tomorrow.

The weather is looking good, so should be a great day.

See you there.
Mekaela :-)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Final Decisions

So now that the building is starting it is time to make some final decisions.
Of course I spend lots of time blog hopping to get inspiration.
The House that A-M built has given me lots of lovely ideas and we have decided to gowith or similar to her house exterior colour.  Had been looking for that perfect colour that wasn't too green or too pink or too brown or too grey.
white windows, athough after 10 yrs of constant window painting in the old house we have opted for the aluminium ones here, not quite as beautiful but more practical.
One of my serches led me to A View on Design  here 
A feature on a beautiful country home in NSW

Which leads me back to the question of the roof colour
Here they have used a dark grey
or the surf mist which I think A-M used on her house
Both look great.

Still pondering the bathroom walls

I love this look

The builder suggested a half tiled wall but not sure if you would
get the same effect with tiles???

Love this kitchen and the colour on the walls

What a lovely house.
Love to hear you thoughts.
Have a great weekend

Friday, October 22, 2010

Loving Duck Egg Blue

Looking for inspiration for the house decor.
Going to keep the colour scheme in neutrals, white, linen, stone and wood.
Accent colour,  Duck Egg Blue.  Love it.

Japanese Linen

Would love this but have opted to do just the buffet and hutch in this colour.

On the hunt for a blue jug :-)

Beautiful Linen from Sibona, Uk

Laura Ashley

Hand made silk flowers, amazing.

Also on the hunt for some fabric for cushion covers for the lounge.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Time For the Champagne!!!!

Just when I thought it was never going to happen, we have made a start.

I think they got most of the excavating done even in the rain.
So now we are praying for some sunny weather, even though the weather report isn't 
looking so great, so we can get this house built.

Very, very exciting.

This week I will be posting some information on my market activities and 
what you will find at Ruby & Belle for Christmas.
Have a "sunny" Thursday.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away

I know it is not a good thing to ask for it not too rain but the more it rains the longer it will take to start our house, and we are so close, very frustrating.

Keeping busy with Ruby & Belle things and waiting until I can set this up under the tree on our property, looks like the perfect setting for a girls lunch :-)

Image source unknown.

I love Bird Cages and am always on the hunt for new ones and inspiration.

Carmen  Salazar  Photography

And this sweet little light from Doodlefish (in the USA of course)

Mekaela xx