Friday, 30 September 2011

A thrifty find for summer...



I recently bought this vintage girl guide blanket on eBay and I really love it. Made from different pieces of check woollen blanket (expertly stitched together), and it has travel badges and girl guide patches all over it. Yay! I am dying to have a picnic so that I can use this (along with the Cath Kidston cooler bag I bought on my trip to the UK - more about this later!).


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Move over Foxy!

A lovely lady I was chatting to recently told me that peacocks are 'the new foxes' and I can't help but believe it's true because I keep seeing peacocks and their lovely bluey colours and pretty feathers everywhere. What do you think?

Peacockery found on Pinterest

A lovely Peacock rug from Rice (available shortly from Lark)

Daylesford Makers Market this weekend!

Saturday, 9-1 at Daylesford Primary School!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

35 days


Did you know I have been away on a trip for the past 5 weeks? Yes, I have. Dear reader, I have been tirelessly trekking across the grand cities of Europe in search of ever greater cuteness to bring to our store. Five weeks, six countries, four design fairs, and many, many cute shops later and I am finally home today. Phew, it's a hard life! No seriously, I am totally exhausted. But I'm very inspired and excited too. 2012 is going to be incredible. I will write about my trip and some of the amazing things I saw, once I have slept off the jetlag and caught up with my life a bit. I hope you are keeping well. x

Monday, 19 September 2011

Daylesford Community Food Garden

Do you have community food gardens in your town? In Daylesford we do, you can read all about the amazing things going on HERE, and maybe you could get some people together to start something up where you live?

Scarlet's High Tea Christening party






I'm delighted to announce the winner of our Pretty Party Contest! Josephine Giulio has won a $100 Lark voucher for her gorgeous photo's of Scarlet's High Tea. Jospehine used Lark party products from the Truly Scrumptious range (love the garland she made from doilies!) and we think the overall effect is so pretty. We're especially impressed that this is the first time Josephine has planned an event like this - well done!

And a big thank you to everyone who sent us photos of their parties, we loved looking at them all and it was so hard to choose. Please continue to send in any pics of your fave Lark purchases, and we'll feature them with a link on our blog or Facebook. x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

'The Home She Made' Giveaway'

Have you visited The Home She Made? This is the lovely blog of Clare, one of our customers who lives in rural WA with her young family. This week Clare is running a Lark giveaway for her blog readers, you might like to have a peek!

I was thrilled when Clare contacted us to ask if she could run a giveaway, if you are interested in something similar please contact us here!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Children's Literature Festival


I'm really looking forward to this festival during the school holidays. Castlemaine is a great destination for a family day trip. Find the full details here.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Dotty for Dottie!



Gasp! One of our favourite craft bloggers Dottie Angel has released a book. And we have a limited number of copies here at Lark. Dottie's style is so quirky and sweet and British and vintage, we love her! Do have a look at this little film clip too, all about Dottie and her 'peachy, crafty' life! Yippee!


Prettiest Pantry!





I am a sucker for jars and boxes and labels, once upon a time (ie before kids) I had all my pantry supplies in matching containers in alphabetical order. Yes, really. These days my pantry is a total nightmare of open cereal boxes, pile upon pile of cupcake wrappers, multiple spice packets and empty containers. One of my projects this spring is to bring a little bit of order back into the pantry, and I think these new Pantry Stickers from Mae could give me just the incentive I need. Aren't they darling? Really, the girls from Mae are soooo clever, I love them. They have also released the sweetest new wrapping paper this season. Sigh.


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Liberty Love!


Ooh, I have been waiting AGES for the first-ever Liberty Home Sewing Book to arrive and it's finally here. Look out, stash!





Friday, 2 September 2011

Calling all crafty types...



The Meet Me at Mike's Crafty Journal has just arrived at Lark today. Hot off the press. Have a peek HERE, I think you will love it!x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Frankie is at Lark!



I'm so thrilled about this - you can now get your bi-monthly dose of Frankie from Lark. We've just received a box of the brand new issue 43 (my fave thing = jam jar labels to stick on your homemade jam)! It's available now HERE. Why not treat yourself?




We are also taking pre-orders for the 2012 Frankie Diary and Calendars HERE, don't miss out as these are super-lovely and VERY popular! Yay for Frankie, we are so lucky here in Australia, aren't we?