Friday, November 26, 2010


Photo by me, StephieB!
fun for you on a Friday!

Now I know that foxes are considered a feral animal here in Australia but I think that they are kind of cute,  especially their bushy tails. Sooo...

as a salute to said cuteness, I have put together a selection of "foxy" goodness for you!

Top Row: Fox Masks, Fox Bandit Print, Foxy Scarf (love it!), very cute fox Puppet

Middle Row: Pulling the Strings Print, Sky Pack Print, Arctic Foxen Plush (very cool)

Bottom Row: very cute Fox Eraser Set, Fox Pocket Mirror, gorgeous Foxy Fabric

and off to the side, the most amazing wallpaper from here. I really need to find a spare wall at my place for this!

Hope your weekend is fabulous,
Stephie x

PS Yes I do have a fox at my place. You can find it in my Flickr "Around Our Home" Set in the sidebar :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Springtime Celebration!

A few weeks back I organised a small afternoon tea to celebrate a seventieth birthday. The weather was beautiful and bunting, fresh flowers, cupcakes and tea were the order of the day. Here are a few shots I've put together -

Very pretty, pink and girlie - just the way an afternoon tea should be!

I also made a small album  -

as a keepsake for the guest of honour. She was tickled pink to receive it which made me very happy!

Hope your Wednesday has been pink and pretty,
Stephie x


Monday, November 22, 2010


and happy Monday!

You may remember a couple of weeks back I mentioned the lovely Kerry both here and also here. To celebrate the second birthday of her blog, Kerry is giving away one of her gorgeous prints. All you have to do is go to her shop and leave a comment as to which print you would like to win - too easy!

As you would already know, I am pretty smitten with the bears but this fox -

is pretty darn cute too!

The winner will be selected randomly on Friday so get commenting! Fingers crossed!

See you on Wednesday with a little party post,
Stephie x

Friday, November 19, 2010


it's been a busy week here at Chez B and I for one am looking forward to the weekend! Today I thought I'd leave you with some reading matter courtesy of the fantastic Sweet Paul who's latest magazine has just hit the web.

Here are some images to muse over -

Images via here
Very moreish, don't you think? You can check it out via the Sweet Paul site here.

And now some music for your listening pleasure -

This is one of my most favourite songs for this year by a pretty amazing band. The clip is pretty cute too - enjoy!

I will be seeing the latest Harry Potter Movie over a glass of bubbles this weekend. I hope your weekend is a little bit magical too,
Stephie x

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"M" is for.....

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

Just reminding you all that I have two lovely markets coming up in December. The first one is Mathilda's Market at Lane Cove on Sunday,  December 5th, followed by Kirribilli Art and Design Market on Sunday, December 12th.

Both are such a lot of fun, I hope you can make it to one (or both!) of them! There are more details over in the sidebar if you want to have a look.

 Now that being mentioned -

it's time


 get busy


Made by me, StephieB!

See you soon,
Stephie x

Monday, November 15, 2010

StephieB is bought to you this week by...

 the letter "M"!

Images from here and also by me, StephieB!

"M" is for Monday and for " Magnolia Square" which is where I visited yesterday with friends.

Held a couple of times a year in Sydney, Magnolia Square is a "pop up" shopping concept which brings together artisans and designers from across the country and puts them all under one roof for your shopping pleasure. As you can see from the images above, everything is truly beautiful. It really is a slice of retail heaven!

You can go to their site to get more details and next year's dates
( next year already?!).

We had such a great day and bought home some lovely goodies. My good friend Lise even won the raffle - how exciting!

Hugs to you,
Stephie x

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Friday!

Image via here
Hello there! Is it really Friday already?

To wrap up my "owly" week, I would love for you to check out this  Owl Lovers Calendar from the lovely Shivani, the author of My Owl Barn. Shivani has assembled some beautiful "owly" images from some very talented artists to allow you to create your very own 2011 Owl Calendar.

The best part of all? It's FREE. So what are you waiting for? Get busy customizing your new calendar here! Thankyou so much Shivani! What a wonderful idea.

Last but not least, this owl is my favourite...

 ... made especially for me by my mum!

Have a HOOT of a weekend,
Stephie x

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Owly shopping goodness...

for your Wednesday!

Top row from left to right:  Hand Screen Printed Owl Toy in Teal, Tree with Owls fabric decalOwl on a limb art print

Middle row from left to right: Set of two reusable sandwich bags, Tape Owl Pincushion, Red Owl Cushion

Bottom row from left to right: Owl gift tags, woot OWL diecut letterpress card, Number 6 Nerdy Owl poster

Lots of owly loveliness at your shopping fingertips. So what are you waiting for? Start your own parliament today!

Stephie x

Monday, November 8, 2010

This week....

Image via here
 will be dedicated to all things "owly"!

First up on the homefront, my latest "owly" acquisition -

Imagine my excitement when I spotted this at the entrance to one of my favourite sourcing destinations. I could hardly contain myself!

Isn't he fantastic? He looks good with or without flowers and  I'm thinking that he would look great incorporated into a Christmas display. At $20.00, he is a truly wonderful find - WOO!HOO!

Stayed tuned for Wednesday's "Owly Shopping Guide".

Happy, happy  Monday to you!
Stephie x

Friday, November 5, 2010

As of this weekend....

There are only seven weeks left until Christmas. Yikes!

If you are anything like me, the thought of having to venture out into the land of the shopping centre, fighting the crowds and scrambling for a parking space is a major source of angst, causing many a sleepless night just thinking about it.

FEAR NOT!  This week the wonderful Ez of Creature Comforts has launched Gifted. This is a truly beautiful online publication not only full of Christmas decorating inspiration and special freebies but it also  includes a "Mega Gift Guide"  - very handy!

Just some of the loveliness waiting inside -

Images via here

So what are you waiting for? It's time to start shopping!
Hope your weekend is wonderful,
Stephie x

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Image via here
I have had The Exquisite Book on my Amazon Wishlist for a little while now (Hint! Hint!) but today I have learned that the lovely Ellie from Mint is giving one away!

In case you are not familiar with the book, it is a modified version of the game Exquisite Corpse . Played by one hundred (ten groups of ten) designers, illustrators and artists, the first artist was given a few words to get them started with their drawing. All of the artists following saw only the drawing that was immediately before their own. This way, their drawing continued the story and also provided the inspiration for the artist immediately following them.

You can get the idea of how it works via here -

The Exquisite Book from ALSO on Vimeo.

Now back to the giveaway! You need to leave a comment on Ellie's blog by next Tuesday, November 9th and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 10th.

Of course I'll wish you luck but you know that I really hope that it's me who wins!

Stephie x

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I know that I don't usually post on a Tuesday but I am so excited that I just had to share!

Today my blog was given a mention over at Kerry's lovely blog, seventy tree. This is the first time that this has happened to me and I am thrilled to bits. Kerry's blog is so beautiful and, with regular posts, there is always something new to read about when you visit. So what are you waiting for? Jump on over and take a look!

And if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, I also won $25.00 in our Melbourne Cup Sweep. Good horsie!

Happy Tuesday to you
Stephie x

Above image via The Art of Indecision

Monday, November 1, 2010

And they're off...

"Lucky Horse Shoes" avaiable from PickyPickyShop
Hello and happy November to you all!

Here in Australia, the first Tuesday in November is Melbourne Cup Day so in honour of "The Race That Stops A Nation", I thought I'd do a little Etsy  post about things equine!

First up some interesting options on the decorating front -

Available from here

Vintage Horse Show Ribbons. Attached to the corner of a picture frame (as shown above), as a stand alone piece or a few grouped together, they make for an interesting visual display and a cool talking point.

Or how about some prints -

These are sooo lovely and are two for the price of one until November 15th. Great for a kids' space don't you think?! Available from WildLifePrints

If you don't want to put things on your walls, how about this cute plushie

or a chalkboard horse

I sooo want some of these!

If equine decorating is not your thing then how about something wearable like a badge

or maybe a ring is your thing -

The choice is yours!

Stephie x

PS Did you guess which bear belongs to me? It's -

Greta! Here she is at my place - she is so sweet!