Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Flower Blossom Tutorial

Here you can download a pdf tutorial to make these lovely flower blossoms. Use them as garland, present toppers and/or Christmas tree decorations.

This is our Christmas gift to you. (Enjoy)

Download the Flower Blossom Tutorial here.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Our home, Stokers Siding

The Studio Of Mae
This is where Mae lives. Our shopfront is filled with beautiful things that make us happy and of course, our fabric wall decals and wrapping paper. We are open 10am-4pm, Mon-Sat. Ph 02 6677 9225.

Vintage Soul
I could spend forever trawling through Prya's collection of vintage and antiques and never get bored. Vintage Soul is how you would imagine your grandmother's attic if she hadn't hocked all her stuff and moved into a modern apartment on the canal (or was that just mine?). For opening hours, phone ahead - 02 6677 9208.

Stokers Siding Pottery
Stokers Pottery is where award winning potter Bob Connery creates and sells his works. You can also find interesting art and homewares by local artists. Open 7 days. Ph 02 6677 9208.

Other things to do around Stokers Siding

Stokers Siding is a tiny little village in Northern NSW, located between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, just 8km south of Murwillumbah. Make a day trip out of it and have lunch at one of the many great little cafés in Murwillumbah (I love New Leaf and Sugar Beat) or Uki. The drive to Uki is lovely, and only 15 minutes from Stokers. If it's scenery you're after, Mt Warning and the drive there is where you'll find it. You don't have to climb Mt Warning to enjoy the atmosphere, though I've heard the view from the top is breathtaking.

The Tweed River Art Gallery is worth a visit to see some interesting local and international works, enjoy lunch and panoramic views of the Tweed Valley. Open Wed-Sun.

The Studio of Mae, Vintage Soul and Stokers Siding Pottery are located at 224 Stokers Rd. My map. Google's map.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

the yellow brick road

Isn't this just the prettiest shop? I would love to travel to New Zealand one day, and visiting The Yellow Brick Road in Auckland will be high on my to-do list when I am there. I simply must own that cat plate.. and those vintage paper dolls are to die for! You can also shop online and keep up to date with new products via their blog.

wrapping paper from mae ♥

Our brand new wrapping paper is now available to buy from Big Cartel and Etsy. Wrapping presents is half the fun, don't you think? Not to mention all the other pretty things you can make with wrapping paper.. origami, paper snowflakes, buntings & garlands, paper accordion rosettes or medallions, gift bags, cover school books - you could even just hang them in a frame on your wall.

Featured Seller on Etsy

We are very chuffed at the moment as we are featured sellers on Etsy! We almost fell to the floor when we were asked to be featured. Its been a dream we always longed for so we are super excited it has actually happened. Check out our interview here.

We love the Etsy community, people are always supportive and lovely. Check out our etsy shop here and make sure you get lost browsing through all the lovely wares by the other sellers.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Come to our Shop Re-Opening

Thursday 16th December, 3-8pm
Some drinks and tasty treats will be served
224 Stokers Rd, Stokers Siding, NSW 2484
02 6677 9225
All welcome!


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Japan ♡♡♡

1. Kiyamizu Temple, Kyoto, 2. View from Nagano station, Nagano 3. Cat, Magome 4. Deer, Miyajima Island 5. Me, Takayama
Photos by Samuel Nolan

Friday, 3 December 2010

Japan ♡♡

1. Yummiest meals and vegan desserts ever at Mumokuteki, Kyoto. I'm not sure I'll ever taste soy ice cream this good again 2. Tasty organic food and drinks at a cafe in Kyoto 3. View of some markets from said organic cafe, Kyoto 4. I posted about cat cafés a while ago - we stumbled across two, this one is in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo 5. A rest house on the hiking trail between Magome and Tsumago. The man in the picture was lovely, he gave us tea and Japanese pickles.
Photos by Samuel Nolan

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Japan ♡

It was Autumn in Japan during my honeymoon there and oh my, it is beautiful. Breathtakingly, wish-your-eyes-were-a-camera beautiful. Luckily I have the second best thing; a photographer for a husband.

1. kiyomizu temple, kyoto 2. ropeway, miyajima island 3. carp in a pond, miyajima island 4. street of tsumago 5. friendly pigeon, matsumoto

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

summer is here.

I wish I could be happy about it. But to be honest, I just don't like summer. I love the idea of summer, but in reality it's too hot for the beach, indoors is full of mosquitos - as hard as we try to keep them out - our studio has been converted into a sauna and there are just too many people.

If it weren't so awful for the environment and my wallet, I would get air conditioning and put fake snow on my windows and not leave the house for the whole of summer, wrapped in a blanket and drinking hot chocolate like it's vodka*, laughing hysterically at all those foolish enough to brave the sweltering Queensland tourist circus.

* I mean water. Water's the one I drink a lot of.