Friday, October 21, 2011

My 2011 Handmade Christmas Pledge

It has been a blast to be a part of the handmade community for almost two years now. Last Christmas, I was away right up until the day, so I was unable to do my present shopping online, or to support the handmade community.

This year, however, I am in Brisbane until the 23rd, so I am making the pledge to choose handmade this Christmas!


I will be buying most gifts, but will be making small and edible gifts for friends and family. I already have lots of ideas, and have sourced inspiration from Martha Stewart and Better Homes & Gardens Christmas/December issues.

I have a few ideas in mind, but have already bought some adorable Christmas stationary on Madeit.

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I am so excited to support the handmade community, and I hope others will do the same, too.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New earrings in store.

Yesterday I listed some new earrings into the madeit store. I've never worked with glass cabs before, let alone vintage glass cabs, but it was certainly a treat.

These sweet little gems sold up a storm at the Suitcase Rummage (despite the wind blowing multiple pairs around the place.) Fastened on surgical steel posts, these earrings are available to buy here!

Remember to enter our giveaway here. What has been your favourite birthday cake?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Birthday Giveaway!

My extra-awesome sewing machine birthday cake.

I celebrated a birthday at the end of September, and decided that it's time to give back to you all. (Plus, give one lucky winner the chance to score the new ruby&lo lace pouch and coin purse range, and new earring colours!

Up for grabs is....

You can win:
- Floral and lace standard pouch. Size 20x14cm.
- 3 pairs floral stud earrings in peach, mint green and dark peach (Spring colours!). Surgical steel posts and backs.
- Polka dot and lace coin purse. 13x10cm.

All you need to do is:
-Leave a comment below describing your favourite birthday cake. (Please leave a way for me to contact you if you win!)

For extra entries:
-'Like' the ruby&lo Facebook page (1 extra entry, if you have already liked the page you have another automatic entry!)
-Follow the ruby&lo blog (1 extra entry)
-Tweet about this giveaway (Up to 5 times, 1 extra entry per tweet)
-Blog about this giveaway (10 extra entries)
-Buy an item from the ruby&lo madeit store (15 extra entries per item you buy, between 03/10/11 and 17/10/11)

Entries close on Monday 17th October at 8pm AEST. Good luck!

EDIT: This giveaway has been extended until Wednesday 19/10/11 at 9pm AEST. Get your entries in!