Friday, October 14, 2011

Moving blog to a new location

I have decided to start blogging directly within my website. This will simplify the whole procedure, removing the need to sign in and out at various locations in order to blog. Apparently it is better for SEO also!

So, in future, my blog posts will be viewable at under the Menu tab "Blog"!! Things are still being tweeked there, and I hope to incorporate the ability for you to comment on my posts. Please bear with me as I sort it all out in my spare time, LOL!

Hope to see you there! xx

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spring has sprung!

Here is a quaint little poem about Spring. I've always thought it went "Spring has sprung and the birds are twit" however I've been wrong all these years!! Happy 1st of September everyone, enjoy this glorious weather :

"Spring has sprung, the grass is ris.
I wonders where the birdies is.
They say the birds is on the wing,
Ain't that absurd?
I thought the wing was on the bird!"

[No-one can say whose poem this is, so I'll put Anon.]

Saturday, August 13, 2011

You too can have a pendant shade!

If you are a fan of ceiling pendant shades, but don't have the necessary electrical suspension to accommodate one - then you are now in luck! Good electrical stores now sell these DIY kits which convert batten light fittings into pendant light fittings! Voila! Now you can really get decorating!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Pinterest - check it out, it is a new place to collect images of things you love - an online scrapbook of all your favourite things! View the "pins" of other like-minded people, comment and share. Another way to lose countless hours in your life!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Personalised lighting

All things personalised is a very popular thing in children's products. For all my searching I couldn't find any personalised lampshades, and thought perhaps it would be a lovely new style in children's lighting. Their popularity has proved this correct!

Our new "Letter Lampshades" have a beautiful embroidered letter on a white background, trimmed with your choice of lovely ribbon. Fully customisable to your child's needs, you can pick the letter colour, ribbon colour, and even change the background fabric if you desire. They make a wonderful, personal gift and are a striking addition in a child's room. Available also as a pendant shade for the ceiling - I have recently made a couple in this large size, and will post images shortly. "L" is for LOVE!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Gorgeous Navy!

Navy, a colour with timeless appeal. The colour which complements most other colours, and looks striking all on its own. When we think navy we think beach houses, nautical themes, Ralph Lauren, classic style. Although my home doesn't have much navy (apart from my son's room), having recently made a lovely navy and white striped pendant shade - I have a new love affair with this simple colour. Here is a little salute to the styling of Navy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

What is your inner voice telling you?

The person we are to become is often evident from an early age. Without realising it, we often pursue the interests which shape our later life. As a child I loved my Mum's magazines, Vogue Living, House & Garden, etc. On slow weekends with not much to do, I would take these magazines and scour them for pictures of rooms/objects which I loved, cut out these pictures and design my perfect home. Strange for a young girl? Perhaps, but I loved this past-time! So, I guess I have always had an interest in interior style/colour/design, and that coupled with the time spent in my grandparents soft furnishing business, has probably led me to the work I do today. It hasn't always been obvious to me, it has taken some years for me to find what fulfills me - but thinking back on my childhood memories, it was kind of screaming out at me!

Just lately I have started doing the modern version of cutting pictures out of magazines, which is saving images I love from sites I stumble across! I love seeing how people put rooms together, the colours and textures used, the overall 'feel' of a room. Here are some lovely images which you might enjoy too.

My final message : Listen to your inner voice, it knows you better than anyone.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Peekaboo, I see ME!!

There is a revolution happening in the world of print media, and it goes by the name of Peekaboo Magazine! This new and very popular magazine, started by Bianca Shugg, began as a publication aimed at parents/families in the Brisbane area, showcasing local talent and events. Demand has grown nationally, and in June there will be a Peekaboo Magazine Sydney, and a Peekaboo Magazine Melbourne.

The magazine is available as a hardcopy from local stores, childcare centres, shopping centres, etc (see their Distribution page for places near you), or it can be read online. It has some very interesting articles to suit all tastes and needs.

Little Light House was so very fortunate to be asked to be a part of the March edition, which we eagerly accepted! The March mag has gone to print, and is available now! Check out our story, and the inspiring story of Stacey from Sunny Mummy (shown on the cover), plus a whole lot of other great reads!

Thanks Peekaboo, I see you too!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Love it!

You know, I really love what I do - REALLY love it! I've always loved fabrics, the smell, the texture, the colours, the stories they tell (I could go on and on, but I'll spare you!) - so working with fabrics suits me to a 'T'. Designing/making new lampshades satisfies the creative element in me, I get a real buzz out of coming up with new styles and designs (between you and me, I am creating a new range which I am really excited about!!). And being able to do all this whilst at home raising my delightful little children makes it all the more sweeter.

Anyway, this isn't meant to be a self-indulgent rant, the point is that just lately what I do has been appreciated in a more public forum (magazine exposure) and it tickles me pink that some other's love what I do too! Thanks for the support, thanks for the lovely feedback, I'll keep plugging away at what I'm doing, the hard work is worth it! xx

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chandeliers- A whole lot of luxe!

We've decided to add a whole lot of luxe to our range at Little Light House! There is a timeless and elegant appeal to a chandelier, and if your decor is that way inclined, then you might find these new chandeliers to be just the thing for you!

These chandeliers have polished chrome metal frame and fittings, with soft pink glass beading and droplets. Your daughters will really feel like princesses with this glamorous addition to their rooms!

Check out our website, and stay tuned for their imminent arrival!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Apple Baskets - a sweet storage idea

I really love these Apple Baskets! They come in a set of 4 baskets which stack inside each other, and are really useful for all those bits and pieces which little girls accumulate! The smallest is great for hair bands, clips, etc, and each size is useful for holding all sorts of things. Available in three colours, Candy Apple, Raspberry or Snow - my personal fave is Candy Apple.

Buy some online at under the category "Cute Storage".

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Welcome 2011!

I hope you all had a wonderful festive season, and are ready for a great 2011! It was Emma's first Christmas and she had a lovely time playing with the discarded wrappings, and the Christmas tree itself - so much for the presents we actually bought for her!! xx