March 31, 2011

Hanging the kids art in style!

Who doesn't love a good colouring/drawing/gluing/painting session? I know my kids do!
My poor fridge was starting to be taken over by gorgeous artworks the kids wanted to display for all to see so I needed a better solution for showing of these master pieces, but what??

The light bulb moment hit me when I saw this image on Childhood 101

But instead of painting the frames onto the wall or using decals I thought I'd cheat and just spray paint some old frames. All the frames are from either eBay or the Salvation Army store and cost me no more that $15 all together. I tried to find ones with interesting detail on them for some fun. With a coat or two of glossy red spray paint I was ready to turn the boring wall above or dinning table (the place the master pieces are created) into a artwork gallery wall - Easy!

Now to pull out those crayons and glue and get creating!!

March 30, 2011

Wedding Outfits for the kiddies

The Jr Giggleberry's are very lucky to have quite a few cousins that hand down clothes to them all the time - which means I honestly don't have to clothes shop for them much at all. So when the invite came in the mail for my Father In Law's wedding early May I jumped at the chance to go hunting for some fabulous outfits. With a little help from some Twitter friends I have found two rather cute outfits that are comfy and the kids will still be able to 'play' in them on the day too.

Vest, Bow Tie

Necklace, Dress, Shoes, Tights

What do you think?


March 25, 2011

Happy Friday Find - DIY

A plain paper lantern made so much more fun with a whole lot of tiny little bunting - LOVE it!

And even better, HERE are the step by step instructions (with pics) from You Had Me At Bonjour blog so you can do it yourself! Yay!
Happy Friday. x

March 24, 2011

Soccer Bunting GIVEAWAY!

If you remember a few weeks back to HERE the Giggleberry household celebrated Master Giggleberry's 2nd birthday with a fun green, black and white soccer themed party. Now being a Giggleberry family party of course there was a bunch of Gigglebery bunting hanging around on party day - 3 sets in fact, made from these funky soccer fabrics.

These very same banners were pulled down at the end of the party and have been sitting in my fabric cupboard ever since, practically brand new! Now Master Giggleberry's bedroom is decorated in a pirate/nautical theme so soccer banners don't work there so every time I see them sitting in my cupboard, unused, I can't help but think there must be a little soccer fan out there who would LOVE them hanging in his room, or maybe another soccer party is brewing in someone's mind that needs decorations or maybe even a soccer team who could use these for a bit of team spirit on game day.... so I'm giving them away!!

To spread the love a little, I'll split them into two prizes. First winner randomly chosen will get 2x 13 flag banners & second winner that is randomly chosen will win 1x 10 flag banner.
To be in the running to win all you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling me how the banner/s would be used if you were to win - Easy!!
For more chances to win: 1) 'Follow' this blog then leave a separate comment to let me know. 2) 'Like' Giggleberry on facebook HERE then leave a separate comment to let me know. 3) 'Follow' Giggleberry on Twitter HERE then leave a separate comment to let me know.

Entries open to Australian residents only, sorry. The 2 winners will be chosen using and announced on Friday 1st of April. Good Luck.

March 21, 2011

New Stockist - Bella Bambini Birthdays!

Welcome to Giggleberry's latest stockist - Bella Bambini Birthdays.

"Bella Bambini Birthdays has been created by a busy working mum with other busy mums in mind. if a lack of time and a creative imagination is a problem, let us take all the stress out of giving your child a beautiful and memorable birthday party."

March 18, 2011

Happy Friday Find

Simple. Handmade. Bunting. I want!!

Bunting Brooch by So Little Time

Happy Friday xx

March 16, 2011

Customer Feedback Photos

I was asked just a little while ago if I could make mini bunting and personalise them. I hadn't done it before but of course I'd love to give it a go.
The order was from Sharon of Sharon's Photography who asked for 3 mini banners - one to read 'boy' one to read 'girl' and one to read 'baby'. These would then be used in pregnancy photo shoots. I was pretty pleased with the result of the mini banners and snapped a pic of them next to a 'regular' sized flag to show the size difference:

Sharon has kindly sent through some gorgeous pics she has recently snapped with the 'baby' banner as a prop - how cute are they!?!

You can check out more pics from this photo shoot on Sharon's facebook page HERE

March 13, 2011

Customer Feedback Photos

A little while ago I was asked to make some bunting for a pirate party being planned & styled by Niki of Candy Soirees.

Niki also asked if I could make some fabric bandannas that would be part of the party favours for the party guests.

The pirate party was celebrating a first birthday and with a custom built ice cream stand for all the little pirates to make their own sundaes this party looks like it was one gorgeous event!!

Check out more party photos and details on the Candy Soirees blog HERE

March 11, 2011

Happy Friday Find

Weddings, weddings, weddings! Over the next 13 months our family will witness 3 different weddings! My Father in law's in early May, my brothers in November and my Sisters in April next year.

I can't wait for each and every one and have marked my calendar with the dates of these 'big days'... which lead me to this weeks Happy Friday Find: Bunting Banner Save The Date from Grey Likes blog

Seriously, how cool is this?! so original and fun for your guests to receive!! I'm thinking I need to stash this idea away then tweak it a little to make them party invitations!!
Happy Friday xx

March 9, 2011

Introducing The Handmade Hullabaloo

On March 14th the first post will go up on The Handmade Hullabaloo and I think you'll want to see...

The Handmade Hullabaloo is an idea dreamt up by Ann from Little Red Bus. It will be the spot to see regular posts on gorgeous handmade goodies, free printables, DIY's and tutorials.
I'm thrilled to be one of the regular contributors to this new project and can't wait to see what the other uber talented contributors also have up their virtual sleeves!!

Be sure to 'like' The Handmade Hullabaloo facebook page HERE to know when the new posts are up.

March 4, 2011

Happy Friday Find

Bunting, bunting, bunting - I love all things bunting but when you include some sweet treats too I'm extra in love!!

How stunning is this dessert table by Eye Candy Events!?!
The inspiration for this party?? Bunting!!!

Happy Friday xx

March 3, 2011

New Fabrics

I had a parcel arrive on my doorstep earlier this week from Two Little Fairies Fabrics and I was excited before I even had it opened as I knew what was inside.
These stunning fabrics from Tanya Whelan's brand new 'Delilah' collection!!

It was really hard to pick only 4 fabrics from the entire collection - they are all delicious!

I can't wait to get cutting and sewing these!! I am always asked if I have any of the Ava Rose bunting left and sadly those fabrics are now 'out of print' but I think you would agree Tanya's latest fabrics are just as stunning and are bound to make some beautiful buntings! Yay!

March 1, 2011

Customer Feedback Photos

A few weeks ago I was asked if I could make some mini bunting. After a quick chat to work out size and length I had a little banner made up and on it's way.

The blue and brown banner was made to match the baby elephant themed Naming Day for Jack - too cute! I LOVE this idea, what a fun way to decorate that can be used again & again!