December 17, 2010

Happy Friday Find - DIY Christmas craft

Only a little over a week before the jolly man pops by for a visit - I think I've been a good girl this year so fingers crossed he has something in his sack for me. I'm loving all the festive decoration around the place and just HAD to share this fun and cute DIY I found on IndieSpotting - A Yarn Christmas Tree with Mini Bunting!

Isn't it a cutie!?! The whole list of bits you'll need and the instructions on how to put it all together can be found HERE.
These could be made to match any Christmas decor colour palette you have in your home and are a great craft for the kids now they are on school holidays.

Happy Friday xx

December 15, 2010

New Stockist - Tiny Tot Toy Hire

Introducing Giggleberry's latest stockist - Tiny Tots Toy Hire.

You can get your hands on a selection of Giggleberry buntings at the same time as hiring some great goodies for your next kids event - birthday parties, christenings, playgroups, family friendly corporate functions and conferences, Christmas parties, childcare centres, restaurants/function centres, family get-togethers, holidays, markets, fairs, fetes, festivals and more - Perfect!

December 14, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas

Last weekend was a busy but fun weekend. With Mathilda's Market on the Sunday my wonderful mum offered to head to Sydney for the weekend and help out on the stall so we decided to move Christmas with my family forward and do it on the Saturday to take advantage of mum and dad being in town.
As you can imagine I was rather busy already with sewing up stock for the market so didn't think too much about the Christmas get together and we all actually agreed to do an afternoon tea thing rather than a full meal so at the last minute I decided to pull a Candy Cane themed afternoon tea table together!
With a few taps on the keyboard to order a handful of goodies and the help of a printer for the printables I'm pretty pleased with how it came out!

Included in the menu for afternoon tea were:

Reindeer cookies


Pretzels, nuts, green and red Skittles & M&M's, cheese and crackers & dip, and a few chocolate gold coins.

Harry's Candy Cane Rocky Road - YUM!!!!

Candy Canes and boiled lollies

Then with little juice pop top drinks for the kids wrapped in these fun and totally customizable printables made up by the very clever & lovely Chickabug (seriously, how cute is the 'nutritional facts' panel!!)

add is a few red and white bon bons, a wooden tree (that I had bought 2 days earlier for my market stall display) with some baubles and a little order of red and white goodies such as the cupcake wrappers, napkins, paper cups & table runner from The Party Studio the table was all tied together!!

December 10, 2010

Happy Friday Find

With most of my Christmas shopping done the huge task of wrapping is now upon me, which inspired a search for some fabulous wrapping ideas and inspiration...

How simple, classic and timeless is this Pure White, Holiday Gift Wrap Kit from Perpetual One - LOVE it!
Happy Friday xx

December 8, 2010

New Stockist - Occasion By Design

A big Giggleberry welcome to our newest stockist - Occasion by Design Stylish Weddings & Events Boutique.

"Occasion by Design embraces the heartfelt philosophy that it is possible to style a special event, making it beautiful and practical, steering away from the norm. The personally chosen products have a fun feel aimed at individually minded customers who trust the choices offered by Occasion by Design."

Christmas with the Giggleberry's

We had a ball decorating our house for Christmas the other day - one of those fun family activities, you just have to pull the camera out for...

Last year we bought a brand new tree and I decided that we needed a new colour palette for our decorations so we went with silver, black and white.

This year I have added a few decorations in this colour theme like our GORGEOUS & persoanlised handmade 'Jingle Sox' - I LOVE them!

I have also made some Merry Christmas bunting that is hanging outside our home and some matching blank flag bunting for inside.

As well as some ribbon garland with black white and silver festive ribbons.

My mum made this for us and it arrived about 2 days before we decorated! There is a gingerbread person for each member of our family - cute!

Are you finished decorating?..... I think we need some fairy lights on the front of our house...

What colour scheme does your house take on over Christmas?

December 6, 2010

Handmade Living. the book is HERE!!!

What a weekend!! So many things to tell you about.... Mathilda's Market, Christmas with my family... but I thought I'd start with the most exciting news - Handmade Living. the book is out and thanks to the post man as of a few hours ago I have my hands on my very own copy!!!

Let me tell you this book is simply STUNNING!! the images, the information, the ideas, the inspiration - everything in this book is fabulous and I am more than honored to have Giggleberry Creations be a small part of it!

You can spot Giggleberry as part of the fun mosaic of handmade goodies inside the front and back cover (above image)

and also on page 110 as part of the 'It's the little things' double page feature (above images)

Truly, this book is a beautiful read and after the crazy busy weekend my little family and I have just had there is nothing more perfect to have arrived in the mail today.. I plan to grab a glass of red later tonight and sit in the comfy part of my couch and devour each and every page of this gorgeous book!
You can order your copy from HERE

December 3, 2010

Customer Feedback Photos - Professional

A HUGE thanks to the lovely Renee of NFE Design for sharing these gorgeous pics from the 'Girls Night In' charity night she hosted recently.

In a vibrant colour palette of orange and pink, I made Renee a Merry Christmas bunting set and some matching ribbon garlands & just love the way they were used - Fabulous job!

Check out Renee's gorgeous photography HERE

December 1, 2010

Come by on Sunday & say hi!

Christmas Shopping for your littlies has arrived! Visit the Giggleberry Creations stall at a special Christmas Mathilda’s Market at St Ignatius College, Riverview, Tambourine Bay Road, Lane Cove this Sunday 5th December, from 9am to 1pm. Entry and parking is free and it's all indoors!!.
With well over 70 stall holders, yummy food and free jumping castle on offer, Mathilda’s Market is undoubtedly Sydney’s finest shopping destination for our littlies. For a sneak preview of what’s available & to start writing your Christmas Shopping list, head to

November 27, 2010

Rainbow of Ribbons Party Pics!!

What a fun day!! From the 5:00am wake up call by the excited birthday girl until the last guest left our home after the party we all had a fabulous day!

Decorations: Ribbon chandelier hung on our letter box and the rainbow ribbon wreath on our front door welcomed party guests. A rainbow selection of Giggleberry ribbon garlands hung on the front of the food table and clear baubles from HERE filled with ribbon sat in a rainbow on the table.

Mini Candy Buffet: I had never done a candy buffet before but had a ball with this and now I want to do more!! A selection of Skittles, Sour rainbow straps, Twizzlers and gold chocolate coins gave a fun and colourful sweet splash to the party. A HUGE thanks to Cake Ink for the awesome custom printables that matched perfectly with the Cake Ink designed party invites. One of the custom printables was a little sign I hung above the mini candy buffet that read:
Little Miss Milla is turning 3
where rainbows and ribbons meet.
So help us celebrate this special day,
and enjoy a sweet rainbow treat.

I also decided to be a bit different and took the circle printables that are usually used for cupcake toppers and sewed them into a garland to hang on the front of the buffet table and on the box stand the sour straps are on.

Food Table: We just had a nice and simple BBQ and salad lunch so the food was easy to think about. For the kids drinks I wrapped pop top juice bottles in more gorgeous prinatbles from Cake Ink. With a little bit of string I tied the matching printable thankyou tags onto the ribbon wands from Pinwheels and Pearls and had them in a vase on the table for decoration until the end of the party when each of the kids got to take a ribbon wand home. Behind the table I hung a ribbon curtain I made - simple but effective I thought.

The Cake: I know, I know you would of all liked me to have done one of the simply amazing rainbow layer cakes but I wanted to be different so I still went with the layers but made two of the layers a 'rainbow sprinkles layer'. I just mixed a pack of rainbow choc chip sprinkles into the batter before baking so when the cake was cut there were little rainbow specs all through 2 of the layers. I stuck to the ribbon theme by turning the cake into a maypole cake. And thanks to Janelle from Cake Ink I was able to track down the ribbon cake stand that I absolutley ADORE from Tracey Lau - I LOVE it!! I also made some little cupcakes which I decorated like mini rainbows on clouds but forgot to take a photo of them... you can just see them in the bottom corner of this pic:

After the cutting and eating the cake I thought it was the perfect time to slow the kids down a little so we all stood around my dining table and made a Ribbon Rainbow Artwork... most of the kids stayed with the craft and enjoyed themselves and were excited to be taking their craft home too!

All in all it was one rather fun and memorable day! And I think Miss Milla will be having a nice slow day tomorrow to recover from all the action.
Happy birthday my baby girl!! The last 3 yrs have been a giggle a minute and I've loved it all!!