Tuesday 24 December 2013


 Where do I begin?
…This year has been an eventful one with lots of ups and downs and it means the world to me that I'm ending it on an UP!

Lots of thank you's…

I'm grateful and thankful for a number of wonderful Australian brick and mortar shops stocking our gift tags and ornaments.

We've participated in a number of Christmas Fairs - Thank you Maryanne & Susan!

A huge thank you to all our Etsy customers who have bought gift tags and Christmas ornaments from us…May you have a special Christmas!

Grateful for all those who have Liked us on Facebook!

Thank you to all of you living in faraway countries I will probably never get to visit for featuring La Maison Jolie products on beautiful treasuries and gorgeous blogzines! I'm truly touched!

And a heart felt thank you to all of you who stop by and read my blog! I have made such great friends with some of you…thank you… thank you… thank you!

Now for a quick sneak peek at 2014… there are many more designs that will be revealed…but here's just a teaser.
Lots of new developments happening at the brand front and lots of new DIY projects getting completed at the moment at home! I'll share them soon.

That's all from me for 2013! See you all in the new year!


Monday 11 November 2013

Christmas Stock in Shop….!

Lots of new listings in my Etsy shop for Christmas…

Gift Tags, Christmas Ornaments, Hostess Gifts & Stocking Fillers!

I hope you will all drop by the store…and if you have any questions, do let me know…



Sparkle… like a diamond- 3D Clay Gift Tag

3D Christmas Star Clay Gift Tag

Herb Pot Tags, Set of 4, house warming gifts under 15 

You Inspire Me - Bookmarks

French script star clay gift tags

Peace and Joy Turtle Dove clay ornaments

Joy Gift Tags - Set of 5

ENJOY - Bookmarks

I love you every day of the week - Clay Gift Tag

Christmas Calendar Gift Tag

Christmas Calendar Gift Tag

Embossed French wreath clay gift tags

L'abeille (The Bee) Gift Tags - Set of 2

L'abeille (The Bee) Gift Tags - Set of 2

JOY Christmas Gift Tag

Thank You Luggage Tag

You Inspire Me - Bookmarks

Lace Embossed 25 Heart Wedding Favours

Unique French Nordic Christmas Clay Ornament

Merry Christmas! Clay Gift Tags- Set of 10- Featured in Wrapping, Tags and Gift Trim collection by Etsy Australia and New Zealand

Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Salt- French Country Kitchen Decor Cannister/Jar Clay Tag Set

Herb Pot Tags, Set of 4, house warming gifts under 15

Monday 14 October 2013

How To: DIY Fern Wall Art for Free!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared the reveal of my display cabinet makeover.

Today I'm sharing how to make the Fern Wall Art that you see hanging on the wall next to the display cabinet.

This art is something I learnt from my mother. 

When I was young, my mother and I used to go for long walks in the park near our home.

My mother has a keen eye and would find these exquisite leaves and flowers growing on the side of the road. Some of them were just weeds but so pretty!

We would come home and my mother would press them in the pages of the telephone directory. 

It was the single thickest book in our house. And we had stacks of directories filled with flowers and leaves.

Once left for 2-3 weeks, the leaves and flowers would dry up.

My mother would take a few of them and artistically arrange onto blank cards and stick them down with glue. 

Sometimes she would even let me help! (And I would feel super important, just holding the flowers and leaves)

Every year we would send out handmade Christmas cards to our friends and family. 

And each card would be unique and exquisite.

So easy…and FREE!

I still press leaves and flowers in magazines. I just love their colour and texture when the leaves dry out.

So there you have it, a free DIY Fern Wall Art!

For this project you will need:

~ Dried Ferns
~ Photo Frame
~ White card stock
~ Glue to stick the dry ferns onto the card stock
~ Wrapping paper or brown kraft paper to use as background, I purchased mine from here: WholePort Newspaper Style Paper
~ Double sided tape to stick card stock onto the background paper
~ A pair of scissors
~ You can substitute the ferns with any interesting leaves or flowers!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

We are revamping our kitchen counter and I'll write a post on it soon.

In the meantime, don't forget to visit my Etsy shop for Christmas ornaments and gift tags!


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