West Elm Local featured designer!

SUPER EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

I am thrilled to be the first designer selected by West Elm Chatswood to hold a pop up shop in store. West Elm believes feeling truly at home means connecting with your community – that’s why they are partnering with local makers + designers to hand-pick unique, regionally sourced pieces for their stores.

This is such a wonderful initiative as it gives local designers the rare opportunity to have their work showcased in a high street store and also for shoppers to meet and support the local designers that are right beneath their noses! Big thanks and a high five to West Elm!

West Elm has been running West Elm Local in their American stores for some time now, but this will be the first time the event will be run in Australia. Each month a new local designer will be selected so keep your eyes peeled for more local goodies in the future!

I will be in store with the full Maya Muse range from the 19th – 22nd of November. Come and say hi!

West Elm Chatwood –  it is on the top floor of Chatwood Chase:)

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Fun photo shoot with Emma Duckworth

I recently spent a weekend with stylist extraordinaire Emma Duckworth photographing the new Maya Muse collection. It was so much fun and so rewarding to see my products come to life in her gorgeous home. With white floor boards, fresh white walls and accents of indigo, fresh flowers and delicious food (which thankfully we ate once it was photographed) Emma’s home perfectly complimented the new range.

Do yourselves a favour, grab a coffee, curl up on a comfy couch and have a look through Emma’s gorgeous Instagram images.

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The Finders Keepers Market

I am SUPER excited to be trading again this Christmas at The Finders Keepers Market in Sydney! This market is full to the brim with amazing designer/makers and is my favourite place to get all my Christmas shopping done. Pop December 12th and 13th in your diary and come and say hi:)FK-SYD-SS14-web-550px

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Baby on the way!

So I have some exciting news, I am pregnant, actually very pregnant – I am 34 weeks along now! Many of you who have seen me out and about recently obviously know this, a giant belly is pretty hard to hide! I feel very slack that I haven’t blogged about it earlier, I guess I have really enjoyed telling people in person and keeping the news somewhat to ourselves. With only 6 weeks to go now though I think it is a well overdue announcement!

So this week we finally finished (nearly) our nursury. We have been so lucky to receive some absolutely gorgeous gifts, some lovely handmade yumminess, and lots of other really useful things that I never knew existed or that I would ever have a need for!

We don’t know the sex of the baby, so I have tried to decorate in a gender neutral way and find lots of soft grey, green and yellow clothing. Here are some pics of how it has all come together.

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The gorgeous Zoe from Pouch Handmade custom made Terrance the Toucan for us. She uses vintage fabrics and collage to create her ridiculously cute creations. adsense protection I absolutely LOVE him! Once bub is born I am looking forward to placing another order with Zoe for a personalised artwork which will have bubs name and be more gender specific. Like I need an excuse to place another order!
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How gorgeous are these hand embroidered onesies that my very talented Mum made! I love them!
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This cute little Miffy lamp was my big splurge for the Nursury, I tried to justify it to my husband, Warren by telling him that it has 4 light settings so it can double as a night light – he didn’t buy it! Truth is I just really love it! On the humble Ikea rocking chair is a soft and yummy Lucky Boy Sunday cushion and Uimi throw.
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I have been knitting as well, using the Women’s Weekly Cool Knitting Book I knitted this Bunny and Koala. The book contains lots and lots of different animals, I hope to add some more to the zoo in time. I also went rogue, the first time I have knitted without a pattern, and knitted this snake. It is amazing how much knitting one can achieve when Friday and Saturday nights are a little more tame!
My good friend Kim had this super cute ‘Baby Queenan’ blanket embroidered for us.
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Samples and seconds sale this weekend!

Screen shot 2013-08-28 at 14.16.05This weekend I will be having a big samples and seconds sale at Eveleigh Markets. If you are in Sydney come down to the markets and say hi, all samples and seconds will be at least 50% off. Some products have printing smudges, others are discontinued, and some are just a little bit wonky – they are handmade after all:)

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Happy 3rd Birthday Maya Muse Textiles!!!

I was reminded today that it is our birthday today! HAPPY 3rd Birthday MAYA MUSE!!!

Thank you so much to all my lovely customers, friends and family who have supported my little label for the past 3 years and have made it such a pleasure to design and make locally produced product!

Also Happy Anniversary to Al and Anna, who got together at the Maya Muse 1st Birthday party:)
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Our wedding! 15.3.13

I thought I might write a post about something somewhat unrelated to Maya Muse but certainly very close to my heart! I had loads of chats with many of you and received so many lovely well wishes before our wedding in March and thought you may like to have a squiz at what the day looked like.

We held our ceremony at stunning Bradleys Head in Mosman. Luckily the weather cleared just in time to enjoy the ceremony and some celebratory drinks by the harbour.

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I absolutely LOVED the flowers provided by the very talented Myra at My Violet!

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You may recognise the Summer Lovin’ print popping up throughout the wedding. I actually originally designed it to be used for our wedding invites and loved it so much that it was used on the day for place cards, lolly bags and the ring cushion, as well as adding it to the Maya Muse range.

My Mum hand embroidered our ring cushion for Warren and I, I think it looks gorgeous!

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Our very talented friend Mel made our cake for us with the finishing touches added by Myra at My Violet

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The reception was held at Athol Hall, which was a short stroll up the hill from Bradleys Head. With local kookaburra’s, a gorgeous wide balcony with harbour views and a casually amazing vibe it was perfect! ( I am a massive fan of casually amazing!!!)

Special thanks also to Neil from Hargreaves Photography, he is a close friend, who does all the product photography for Maya Muse and it was a pleasure to have him photograph our day

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I designed and screen printed our wedding invites, it proved to be quite an undertaking since it was the first time I had printed in two colour, printed a fine design with text and printed on watercolour paper. All these new experiences through up new challenges, and there were certainly highs and lows to the experience! I am so glad I persevered though because it was important to me that our wedding was as personal as possible and it was lovely to be able to be so involved in the design of the day.

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New ‘Anything’ Bags

Called ‘Anything’ bags beacuse they can be used for ANYTHING! Lined with water resistant fabric, perfect to use as a makeup bag, pencil case, sewing bag….

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New Tote Bags!

I am very excited to announce the addition of linen Tote Bags to the Maya Muse range. These Totes make perfect shopping bags, library bags and knitting bags!

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Tea Towels

Last week I spent a day with the very talented Neil from Hargreaves Photography at the Carriage Works. I wanted to share with you some of the Tea Towel images we captured.

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