Thursday, November 29, 2007

After what feels like an ETERNITY, it is finally settlement and the whole moving house thing tomorrow and over the weekend. Georgie Love is entirely up-to-date (ok, maybe another order or two to get out early tomorrow). There should be minimal disruption to it all, maybe I just will be not available to answer email queries over the weekend.

Looking forward to it! Well, looking forward to it being some time next week and it all being over!

Back soon! Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

a favourite

Melbourne folk and those soon to visit, if you haven't checked out the in.cube8r gallery yet, you should! Located on Smith Street in Fitzroy, it's a secret fave shopping point of ours!

A fabulous (and completely innovative - the idea is genius) centre for crafty folk (makers and LOVERS). It's been around for nearly 6 months, Georgie Love are BIG fans of their work. It's a gallery space (& shop) where artists can lease spaces to display their work - and if you love something, you can buy it on the spot.

in.cube8r was created to support all things craft, art and hand-made in Melbourne and you know we can only love and get behind that!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Jumping on the Biddy-Bandwagon

Tara from Dudley Redhead posted about these charmingly fabulous biddy bags and I have to admit, I LOVE them and I am just trying to decide which one I want (and I will have chosen and bought it by the time I finish, but I can't decide between about 10 of them!) Each one is unique and a perfect everyday bag size, and delightfully - printed on the inside pocket of every unique Biddy Bag is the story of its maker.

I am really passionate about craft and community and Biddy Bags certainly fits in with that ideal! It's a non-profit social enterprise and each of the fabulous older lady bag makers are contracted on a bag-to-bag basis and benefit through profit-share and increased social interaction.

For each bag sold the woman who crafted it receives over half of the profit with the remainder being used to cover operational costs and to expand the enterprise’s reach.

Thank you so much for blogging about this Tara - I wouldn't have found it otherwise!

(and the picture is of the one I bought and yes of course it's green - because I am obsessed)

Georgie Love Christmas Wrapping

Georgie Love is now offering Christmas gift wrapping. We are not professional wrappers, but we are reasonably crafty and will make your gift look pretty nifty with paper, handmade tags, buttons, enthusiasm and festive wrapping.

Each $3 gift wrapping purchased will save YOU the bother of wrapping it and the whole $3 will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), to support their important work in conservation. Win-win!

Donations can also be made directly through the WWF website also.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

handmade pledge

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

Something I support wholeheartedly, passionately (you know I am all about the craft) is the wonderful BUY HANDMADE pledge for the holiday gift giving. Sally and George have now signed up. I am already handmadey sorted for most of my presents, but my Dad is going to pose the real challenge... !

In the words of the website (I was cheeky and just cut and pasted)

Why buy handmade?
Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving.

The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that can be seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.

Buying handmade is better for people.

The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.

Buying handmade is better for the environment.

The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007


With this site. Handmade with Love by Hannah AND Handmade with Love by Grandma. Oh Grandma, I love your crotched goodies too!

I just stumbled upon it quite randomly (and I am well known amongst my friends for stumbling on either odd, offensive or life-changing sites. This one comes under life-changing), but I am IN LOVE WITH THESE SKIRTS. Each one is handmade per order, they have little and big sizes and reasonable international shipping.

I will be back. Oh yes. Hannah and Grandma, I be seeing you soon! (just let me get through Christmas and moving costs first)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Updates and Horror

In between stuffing boxes for the move (and yes, this really DOES feel like the longest move known to man), I have been putting on Georgie Love possibly the BIGGEST UPDATE KNOWN TO MAN. Seriously, I feel like there is something new on there very day. And when I said I was planning for a really big Christmas, I DID NOT LIE! You can check out some of the new stuff here. There are tees, pendants, bags, purses, cards and a lot more.

Phew. I am so distracted with the site and moving though, that I DID turn up to a wedding on the wrong day. :-( Which I have never done in my life. Adam and I shamefully went to their home the day after (and it was totally my fault - I put it in my diary wrong) with our gift and a sorry expression on our face. Still, we ate lovely wedding cake with them, saw some pics and got to hug and give our best wishes to the couple. I however am filled with shame and horror. Horror!

In the meantime, check out some of the cutest Christmas tags and other cards from lovely Dudley Redhead Tara. She still has more to come online for us! Hooray! (this heals my shame a little bit)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I am a crazy lady who dresses her pet.

I bought this bow-tie for George for Christmas functions (as previously stated, Georgie IS a boy dog, despite his lack of manly-dog attributes). I think it looks SPECTACULAR. I bought it from this lovely etsy maker who sent it out QUICK SMART.

Georgie is COMING SOON to a party near you. Dressed to the nines. Or at least like a dapper old man.

In other news, we are moving house in two weeks. Which is crazy - particularly when I look around the house and do a mental stock take of what IS and IS NOT packed. I can't wait, our whole family (Doctor-Mister, Georgie and I) are all very excited. When I am not packing (or pretending to be packing), I am posting 1001 new things on Georgie Love for sale for Christmas. I have 1002 left to do...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I love these cute animationy type film-clips and this one is SO CUTE! And also just a little bit Christmassy

Saturday, November 10, 2007

First, second or third taste of Spring

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL sunny day today and I got enough of it at breakfast and a lovely trip to the Botanical Gardens Market to give me sunburn on my neck and chest. I THEN spent the rest of the day indoors packing for the forthcoming move (YAY!) and doing the TON of Georgie Love work that awaited me.

THERE IS SO MUCH stuff coming online in the next week (just in time for Christmas), that it's implodingly exciting.

Meanwhile, George himself is bored and annoyed with all the inside work, as he sits by my feet in the studio and waits for me to do something more exciting. Shut up George.