Sue-Ella Signature Designs

I know, 2 posts in the space of 10 min.  Amazing!! 🙂

A beautiful friend of mine makes the most beautiful ‘keepsake’ jewellery you have ever seen.  She has been making it for years and today has a new blog.    Sue-Ella Signature Designs

I have had a few pieces made by her now and I would love to share them with you so you can get a small taste of what she does, but I can’t recommend more you popping over to see her blog and the many beautiful things she makes.

For Christmas she made ‘dog tags’ got Scott.  Miss G’s hand print was etched onto the large tag and the foot print the hospital took from Zak was etched onto the small tag.  Scott just loves it.

Georgia has a beautiful natural stone pendant that was made for her.  Sealed in the back is a copy of Zak’s footprint.  Georgia loves showing EVERYONE and she even puts it under her top and says “Zak’s sleeping now”.  I know it will be something she treasures forever.  Sue hand makes many of her items and they can be filled with ashes.  I know lots of people don’t have ashes or even photos though, but Sue has made many items using the photos taken by Carly and and even sand from the beach Carly draws the butterflies and names.

I have had a few things made by Sue for myself including a ‘Pandora’ style locket.  It has a photo of Zak in one side, his foot print in the other and also some of his hair.  A beautiful ‘angel’ ball.  It actually chimes when it moves.  For my birthday this year Scott got me the most beautiful ‘Pandora’ style beads.  There is a photo of Zak and Miss G on each of them.  Now I took these photos so I will apologise now.  jewellery is super hard to photograph!

There are so many more beautiful pieces I have seen that Sue has made.  She even made a beautiful silver disk for my sister with her 4 little ones (all living) photos etched on the front.  It is just stunning.  She specialises in ‘story’ bracelets.  These are magnificent.  If you have an idea of what you want she will work with you until its perfect or you can tell her your story and let her ‘go for it’.  I must say this is when her most beautiful work is made.

‘Hoot Hoot’

Georgia just LOVES ‘Giggle & Hoot’ on the ABC.  The ‘Goodnight Hour’ is perfect for when I’m getting dinner ready and she is a little ratty.

Have been looking everywhere for some kind of merchandise from the show with no luck.  The ABC shop first said they were not doing anything but have since said they will be doing something due to all the requests they have had.  They have no idea when this will happen or even what it will be though.

So I kept searching and found this very clever lady on Etsy.  Her name is Maru and she lives in the Canary Islands.  Her niece (who only speaks Spanish) LOVES Hoot (no idea how she came across Giggle & Hoot in the first place)  so she made her her very own Hoot.

She now sells handmade ‘Hoot’ toys and ‘Hoot’ t-shirts (as well as many other things) so I thought I would post about them and show you a photo of what I have ordered Georgia for her birthday because I know how many of you love ‘Hoot’ and just how hard it was for me to find ANYTHING Hoot.

Hoot handmade t-shirt & soft toy

I will post some pics once G’s ‘Hoot’ arrives.  I just think its so funny that I had to get something from the other side of the world that is actually Australian!

My New Nephew Has A Photo Shoot

My sister has just had her 4th little person.  He is 11 days old today and yesterday the lovely Jill from Jillian Healey Photography took some gorgeous photos of him.

I strongly suggest anyone in the Gold Coast/Brisbane area looking to having photos taken, take a look at her site and give her a call.  She has the patience of a saint and is so warm and caring when dealing with babies and toddlers (as well as adults like myself who HATE having their photo taken).  Her photos are truly wonderful.


For Those Who Love Bibs

Ok, so I’m a bib freak.  G wears one ALL the time when she is eating and has done since her very beginning.  I just have this thing against dribbled down clothes.  My sister thinks it’s very funny and if Georgia is ever without a bib she is the first to crack a joke.  I’m not so bib mad though that Georgia is in one ALL the time.  Just when she is eating.

Now thats she is getting bigger she doesn’t make as much mess but there is also lots more of her to cover.  About 12 months ago I was given a beautiful bib from my SIL that was towelling on the back and had a funky pattern on the front.  I have no idea where it has gone but I was devastated when I could no longer find it.

Anyway I have been searching high and low for bibs like I just described and now that I have found them I thought I would share with any of the other ‘bib loving mums’ out there.

Cathy from ‘Baby bib-bees’ makes beautiful handmade bibs.  They have towelling on the back and patterns on the front.  She makes boys, girls and uni-sex bibs and they are a fantastic size for toddlers.  She is a brand new seller on Ebay but Im sure she will be very busy once the word gets out.  I have found I no longer need millions of bibs but do need bigger ones.  I also love that they are a little funky and bright. As they are handmade each one is ‘one of a kind’.


International Babylost Mothers Day – 2nd May 2010

The wonderful girls from International Babylost Mothers Day have put together this beautiful and moving clip.Check it out.  They have done a fantastic job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqnI2z3zupY


Portrait Of An Angel

On Friday night my sister gave S and I the most beautiful pastel drawing of Zak. It was done by the very clever Rachel from Portrait Of An Angel.

She was give a couple of photos of Zak and I have to say she did a fantastic job.  I have been asked by many girls in the past if I knew of anyone who did ‘angel’ drawings.  I have looked before and only ever come across people in the US.

Rechel is on the Gold Coast Australia though due to the internet and the fact she can work her magic from a photo you could live anywhere in the world.

S and I are very lucky to have the many photos we have of Zak but for anyone who has just a handful or even photos they feel they cant put on their wall a drawing would make a wonderful option.

So if your interested take a look at her site.  (Please be patient as I have been told that those who don’t have fast speed may find the page takes a little while to load, though I had no problems)

I have tried to take a photo of the portrait of Zak but because it is framed and has a glass in front the image does not do any justice to the drawing but it will give you an idea.

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