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

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Building an Ark

Wow, the rain just keeps coming.
We want to put a swimming pool in our new house, but now we have one in our rental's back yard. 
If it doesn't stop soon will have to build an Ark.

I am on the hunt for a new dining table and found this one via Coastal living.

Perfect, if only I lived in America
If anyone has seen something similar please let me know.

Have a great Monday.
Mekaela xx

Friday, October 8, 2010

Beautiful Birdcages at Butterly Tree

Tomorrow is the 2nd Butterfly Tree Markets on the Gold Coast.
I have been madly sewing to build up lots of lovely stock and have a rack full of clothes, my trade mark sweet Ruby and Belle dolls and my new range of bird cages.
These I think are my favorite so far.
Have to excuse my photography, cloudy and windy doesn't help my amiture skills.
These are in limited stock so if you would like one let me know and
I can put one aside for you.

I love the little wire flower on the side.

Here is the official blurb.

Are you going to the Butterfly Tree Markets on Sunday? We are!!

THE BUTTERFLY TREE offers an impressive collection of specially selected vendors with stunning pieces of superior quality — clothing, toys, bedding, decorator items, accessories and much more. Every piece is a work of art — modern, stylish, exquisite quality and affordably priced.

Gorgeous handmade clothing!
Stunning ideas for presents!
Unusual and one-off toys!

THE BUTTERFLY TREE markets showcase talented Australian designers who aren’t scared to break generic moulds and who love creating products that are diverse, exceptional and stylish.

All unique, all exquisite and all affordable.

THE BUTTERFLY TREE market is held in the Paradise Showroom at the iconic Gold Coast Arts Centre. This is an idyllic location - easy parking, easy access, beautiful surroundings and a huge terrace overlooking the parks and lake - a great location for young families.

Sunday 10th October, 2010
9am – 2pm
·         Free Entry
·         Free Parking
·         Kids’ entertainment
·         Gorgeous terrace cafe

And don’t forget to vote for your favourite stall in our “Master Marketeer” competition!
You could win $200 market money and the winning stall will be featured on our website and be showcased at our Christmas market for free.

Jump online and take a sneak peek at the spectacular range of quality children’s vendors, and then come and see them in person on Sunday.

The last market was great and this one should be even better.
Ruby and Belle will be at the Mummy Tree Markets later in the month, Mathilda's Markets on the 6th November for the Christmas extraveganza , then again at the December Butterfly Tree Christmas Market on the Gold Coast.   We will also be at our favourite Boutique markets in November and December.

Have a great weekend
Hope to see you at the Butterfly Tree.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fans and Chandeliers

I would love to put a chandelier over the dining table but with the heat in Brisbane
the fans will have to take priority.  So I am on the look out for something beautiful to
put on the table.  Will head to Paddington later this week as I saw a Chandelier style
candelabra  in one of the shops there not long ago.
Might pop into the Paddington Antique Centre too.

Some inspiration.

I completely love this one with the little birds.

Can't decide on fans, white? Stainless?
Any suggestions?

My little Bronte is doing better.
The big bandage comes off tomorrow and will have to keep 
her really quiet for a week while things continue to heal.

She has been very brave.  

Enjoying some quiet with kids back at school
Happy Monday