Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday L'Homme

We are so glad you are here to celebrate another birthday, ST!
The past eight months have taught me so much (again, archived in June 2010, if you are new to Femme D M). I'm still learning. But the above 'manifesto' - that I think I read on the Shelter blog (apologies, if I'm incorrect) - means more to me than ever nowadays. I have always sought a passionate existence, but now, I have no choice. There is no time to waste, every day has to be felt, even the yukky bits. And believe me, I am feeling them. I'm not about to ask why, instead, I'll use these experiences and all this unexpected change to study what I want in life and take baby steps towards getting there.
Today is a day really worth celebrating.

Monday, February 14, 2011

'The life and love we create...

lanvin stamp via fabulously french many moons ago the life and love we live'. Leo Buscaglia

Happy Valentine's Day, my lovely creatives. xxx

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It was a very good day!

petit's first day of school 7th of Feb 2011
And when he turned to me and said, "Mum, can you go now?" I could've kissed his confident, eager, innocent, beautiful little face - it was music to my ears knowing that the little bloke was going to be OK and ready to take on this newest adventure.
Relief doesn't even describe it.
A new chapter has begun.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Yet Another New Start...

I've been awake since 5:00am, can't sleep, Petit starts school today. A brand new chapter in the lives of the if we haven't had our share of new beginnings in the last 7 or so months! But we are more than ready, I'm ready. Petit is soooo ready. Today will be a very good day.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Victoria Mason Jewellery - Truly Original

beautiful & original, handmade by victoria mason

the bodgy, crappy copy made in bulk by god knows who
An unexpected joy of owning Galerie Montmartre is the tons of creative and inspiring business women I have met. Shopgirls rule in Fitzroy, we work hard and play even harder! I have been so fortunate to be part of a 'network' (gaggle, more like it!) of gorgeous women who, when our schedules allow, get together for food, drinks and chats....and funnily enough, business talk is the last thing on our agenda.

One of the great talents amongst us is jeweller, Victoria Mason. I love her adorable, quirky jewellery and passion for her craft. I sit on her website and smile at her cleverness. And obviously I am not the only one who finds her pieces enjoyable, because she has been ripped off with a less-than copy of her measuring tape necklace. I'm not quite sure how these people sleep at night, stealing the ideas of others with meagre offerings of shoddy quality items - they haven't been the ones dreaming up the whimsy, sketching, developing an idea and creating. They simply peruse websites and take from the blood, sweat and tears of others.

Well, bugger that ASOS, you have been sprung; I think you are pathetic.

Please visit lovely Victoria's site and see what a real talent produces to make us look even cuter(!)...there might be something very special that you could buy to show your support.

(BTW, Vic has no idea I have put this little post together.)

* And to another lovely creative, Crayon Chick, thanks for the mention in your blog recently. x

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Pinch and A Punch - Hello February!

The first of the month - gotta love it! I've only just made it in Oz time, but my American beauties and European lovelies are about to get stuck into their February.
I finally have my laptop difficulties sorted which already has improved my life ten-fold (despite just getting back from holiday yesterday!) and have begun to envisage the year with enthusiasm. A spontaneous girl by nature, I've reluctantly given in to the fact that routine is what will make my life a little easier for 2011. Petit starts school and Petit-Petit starts pre-school, L'Homme is back at rehab on a regular basis and hopefully I will be able to go about whipping Galerie Montmartre into a beautiful, unique and creative shape along with a little side development that I will let you in on a bit further down the track.
Thank you for joining me, so looking forward to sharing what's going on in the Femme D M world and catching up on your bloggy news - have missed you. x