I was very excited to see my I heart Tokyo shopper tote featured in this month's issue of Home Beautiful. Japan is always in our hearts, now more than ever.
I'm having a sale of all my accessories in stock on my website: www.jaimebeattie.com.au. Check it out quick - 50% discount on everything! Sale ends 31 January 2011 while stocks last.
Happy New Year!!
Jaime aka Paisley St Claire
Today, a round up of some lovely handmade iPad sleeves. If you're in the market for an iPad case check out these sellers, they have lots of great styles.
Clockwise from Top Left: Felt and leather case by Portel, Leather cherry blossom case by Beautiful Skin, Yellow leather case by Rogue Theory, Graphite wool felt case by Byrd & Belle, Etch a Sketch case by Yummy Pocket, Grey button case by Lemon Story, Pink leather case with stand lock by FelTu, Leather woodgrain case by Robbie Moto.
Mr St Claire - you can have one soon.
If you're looking for some unique gift ideas, Suck UK would be a great place to start. The design duo, Jude and Sam started by designing their own tricky products and now manufacture a selection of other designers' products along with their own, shipping them all over the world.
I was very excited to see my Make Hay tote bag in the latest issue of Real Living Magazine. Thanks RL! You can shop for Jaime Beattie shopper totes on my website and in my etsy shop. And, don't forget - all sales until the end of May 2010 will be donated to CF Australia. Buy one for Mother's Day and it will be like you're giving twice. :)
The 'Grace Kelly: Style Icon' exhibition opens this week at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. This very glamorous exhibition traces the evolution of her style from her days as one of Hollywoods most popular actresses in the 1950s and as Princess Grace of Monaco, and includes over 50 of Grace Kelly's outfits together with hats, jewellery and the original Hermès Kelly bag. What a must-see for fashion-lovers! The V&A Shop also has some lovely Grace Kelly style accessories so you can add some glamour to your life.
The lovely peeps at Night Owl Paper Goods have generously offered all Paisley St Claire readers 15% off all of their wooden journal and jotter for orders placed before March 25! Click here to view their selection of wooden journals and jotters and simply enter the coupon code "paisley” at check-out. Yay! Thanks Night Owl Paper Goods!
I'm always touched by people who take steps to actively make a difference in the world. Kindle My Heart was just an idea to Californian local, Vanessa da Costa, but within only a couple of months she established a wonderful program with the mission to empower and support young girls.
Aimed at helping girls and young women who have experienced some kind of personal trauma, such as cancer, abuse or the juvenile system, Kindle My Heart uses meditation, art and beauty to make a positive change in their lives. The program is sponsored by the Art of Living Foundation who teach a Youth Empowerment Workshop that involves breathing techniques and yoga and Paul Mitchell salons who offer a beauty day, plus gift bag with hair products. Kindle My Heart also arranges for artists to teach art classes to children in hospitals, donates parenting books for young mums and Valentines and Birthdays cards to hospitals.
Its only the beginning for Kindle My Heart, Vanessa has lots more ideas to help young girls. And there is an easy and super fun way you can help... shopping! Go to the Kindle My Heart store and make a purchase - 100% of the profits from the sale of their shoes and mini skate decks are used to support the program, including buying wigs for cancer survivors. The beautiful artwork on these pieces have been donated by Brazilian artists Patchoca and Rubens LP.
We always tell my son that if he's naughty Santa will bring him a lump of coal instead of a toy. He laughs it off but I can see there's this little nervousness that we might be right. After all, he is quite naughty - he has cause to feel nervous.
Would be quite cruel to give this cute soap and bag to a child but I'm sure adults would see the funny side. Each hand stamped muslin bag is filled with 4 very realistic pieces of "coal" - hand cut bars of sweet anisette activated charcoal soap. I think this would make a great gift for work colleagues. Available from BeSem Natural Scents.
Can you guess what this cute little bunny is? Looks like a soft cuddly toy right?
Well, it actually transforms into...