Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ask Alice Website

Finally, the Ask Alice website is almost ready! Keep your eye on the site, soon you will be able to buy any Ask Alice items online.

Ask Alice Pocket Books






Ask Alice Pocket Books, available in 6 different designs, is a refillable notebook with a handy little storage pocket on the back. The Pocket Books have lined pages and are printed on 100% recycled paper with Veggie based inks.

Ask Alice Blunt Books







Ask Alice Blunt Books, currently available in 6 different designs. These fellas contain blank pages made from 100% recycled, Australian made paper. They come in a box also made from recycled stock. Each cover across the 6 designs is lined with a different pattern. They all have secret pockets in the back and name plates inside the front cover. We print everything using ink made from vegetables and we don't like plastic - so no Ask Alice product contains or is packaged in plastic. Our friends Andrew, Neil and Greg at AGH print them for us.

Ask Alice Postcards


The 5 Ask Alice Postcards in the range are doing so well that we are cooking up another 7 to be released in March 2010! A sneak peak at some of the new designs coming soon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Heartcore Pins





Heartcore Pins are made in Barcelona from hundreds of gorgeous fabrics! Fabrics sourced from patchwork shops all around the globe - including nice places like New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Helsinki. Word on the street is Heartcore are expanding and adding pencil cases to the mix. Heartcore currently supply the crafty community with little pins, big pins and mirrors. If you want to get your paws on Heartcore, email your enquiry to contact.shrinkingviolet@gmail.com

Ask Alice Sketch Book



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Feltidermy



The two latest editions to my wall - Leroy (the one with the big antlers) and his wife who is yet to be named. These are the most wonderful things I have bought off etsy. Not only are they cute but the girl who makes them, Kate Savage, was so nice to deal with. She even put a little christmas card in the package. Her etsy store is Girlsavage. I think I am going to end up with a whole wall full of feltidermy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ask Alice in InsideOut



The Ask Alice Envelope Set featured in InsideOut Magazine's Christmas Issue VOL.3 No.1 and then we sold out! More envelopes are on the press. A closer look at these little fellas...


Choc-Cherry Cupcakes




The first batch of cupcakes on my brand new and wonderful Kitchenaid!

I found the recipe in a yummy little cupcake cook book "Cupcakes a fine selection of sweet treats" but made a few little alterations to insure maximum deliciousness. There are some really nice recipes in the book...



My 2009 Highlight


Diesel came to us from Melbourne's Staffy Rescue shelter and he is the most perfect dog! He is well behaved and very loving. He is a typical little staffy in that he loves cuddles, food, his ball and his family. It's heartbreaking to see all the beautiful homeless staffy's but nice to know that there are two lovely ladies - Jan and Linda - out there making a difference, rehoming over 80 little guys a year!