Monday, November 15, 2010

It is what's on the inside that counts

I truly believe that on all levels.  Often a person may not look attractive until you get to know them.  Knowing what's on the inside can change how a person looks altogether.  

I also think that a purse lining should be as beautiful on the inside as the outer fabric.  Why would you bother, do I hear you ask?  Well, I like to think that a beautiful  Map 29  purse lining will make the owner smile every time the purse is opened.  It is like a secret between the purse and the owner that makes the owner feel special.

By the way, I haven't got around to taking down the sale sign on my the Map 29 online shop for all customised products with the exception of compact mirrors, magnets and badges.  If you would like some lining advice or would like me to e-mail you some swatches, just click the contact me link on the website.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Get Christmas Sorted Grand Sale

Map 29 is having a pre Christmas Website Sale this week.

Take $20 off customised products
excluding compacts, magnets & BAdges. 
Postage is free.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Frocks & Fascinators

There are some clever peeps in this world and I met  a number of them in a little photography workshop I ran as part of the "Make Craft your Business" at the Thornbury Women's Neighbourhood House.  

One of the attendees, Katie Marley  of "Frocked" makes Fascinators.   I couldn't resist this little white one to wear to a Ball.  I loved the piece for its true simplicity as opposed to the more flamboyant styles seen during the spring racing season.

Katie's talents don't end there.  She also makes stunning hand dyed and printed hoisery.  You can view more of Katie's work and shop here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Not sure what to buy your guy for Christmas?

Map 29 have some great gifts for guys.  You can choose from a media case, spectacle case and GPS Case all for $50 or under from the Map 29 Generic Range.    If you want to buy something extra special, why not buy your guy a customised Map 29 product?  Map 29 can print almost any map in Australian Capital Cities and most country towns.  A customised Map 29 gift always creates lively conversation under the Christmas tree.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It is all about portion control & giveaway goodness

If you are like me and like at least one sizeable piece of cake when times are... well.. not so calm.  This little magnet or compact mirror helps me do the sensible woman check before the cake lives on my hips forever!

These words of  wisdom are now in the Map 29 shop in the form of a compact mirror for $8.00 or a fridge magnet for $4.00.

I also have three magnets to give away.  Just leave a comment on my blog about what you do to keep calm.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I can sew something other than a purse ......

I was starting to get a bit worried that I couldn't!  I bought a new whizz bang Janome sewing machine last year and all I ever sewed on it was straight stitch!  To make matters worse, I accidentally threw the manual in the recycling!  

This what the pattern looks like.    The frock is to wear to a ball tomorrow night.  I figured that what I saved on the frock, I could spend on shoes..... so I bought two pairs.  Just in case.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Meeeooow Pussycat Black have opened a new shop

I first discovered Pussycat Black in a Brunswick side street and it was love at first sight.   Pussycat Black is owned by the lovely Bettina. The shop stocks over 30 independent Australian designers and artists including Dot and Herby, Betty Jo Designs, Victoria Mason and Milk from a Thistle to name just a few. All products are made with love in Australia. 

Pussycat Black have recently opened a new shop in Melbourne City right near the Queen Victoria Market.

Hmmmm.. about here.  Just look for the black pussycat on the map....