Monday, February 28, 2011


I have a head cold, and all I want to do is curl up in bed all day (picture from here). I can't though, I have to get on with making goodies for YDM this Sunday at southbank... Now where's that garlic?....

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Today happened to catch "Funny Face" on the ABC while I was filling orders. I also had a chat with my mum who is in the south island of NZ right now. They are safe but know several people who were directly affected by the quake. I was thinking about all the shocking stories we are hearing of death and destruction and how we take just about every one and everything for granted, at least I do. So I'm off to hug my kids, maybe play some cars and barbies. Then enjoy some time with hubby when they go off to sleep.... It's Swonderful!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Frankie Love

Red Revival was lucky enough to have our Vintage Sewing Model Brooches featured in the Frank bits section of the new March Frankie. I was a little excited to say the least, in fact it came out the morning I was flying down to Sydney last week and I nearly crash tackled the poor guy unloading the new magazines at the Airport news agency :-) Yay!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hello from Sydney

I thought I would just pop in on my dodgy hotel Internet connection to share a couple of Photos from our Stand at Life in Style. Thea has done an amazing job with her "Parisian Windows" display although it took her a long time and a lot of work! I'm so happy with how my display frames worked out and I have been asked to sell them so many times I think I will have to add them to the range. I've really been having a great time meeting buyers and others who make beautiful things but being on your feet all day takes its toll so I had better go to bed, nighty night!
All photos taken by Thea Samios of Thea and Sami.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A different kind of Valentines Day love....

I'm not big on Valentines Day (to the relief of my husband I'm Sure). However the day is special to me for another reason, 5 years ago today I got to take my beautiful baby girl home from hospital. So what you say? Well the ward I was taking her home from was not maternity but a paediatric cardiac ward. After a rough first month including the diagnosis of complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect and open heart surgery she was finally coming home. The irony of Valentines day being about "hearts" was not lost on me! That was the best gift I could ever receive :-)

Friday, February 11, 2011


These are the frames that I painted and then cut for display at Life in Style... What do you think? There will be a couple more colours and I'll see what works best....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


The winner of the doily clock has been decided! I used Random.org to pick the winning number... no5. So that's Catherine Conaty!!! Shoot me your address Catherine and I'll have it tik tokin it's way to you :-)