Sunday, 31 October 2010

when i grow up i want to be a...princess

Wow I adore this amazing princess birthday party, styled by City Cradle Design. A princess party theme with a modern flair and executed to perfection!

I am so inlove with the white painted frames above the dress up table & the use of silhouette to fancy up the lunch napkins with labels announcing the royal feast. And how cute are all the little girls enjoy becoming princesses for a day...too precious!

And all set up was held in an outdoor park, the space was transformed into a beautiful enchanted pink world, because no princess party is complete without a hot pink swing!

Enjoy xx

{Photography credits to the lovely Carly Taylor}

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

colour me happy...

Jonathan Adler has done it again, from office to cocktails in one stop! His new stationary collection is to die for. I love his new range of gift-giving, note-writing and party-throwing supplies in JA signature colors and gorgeous geometric prints – it makes me want to start planning a summer cocktail party by the pool! The collection ranges from posh pens and pencils to fantastic file folders and chic note cubes. Head on over to Jonathan Adler to pick a few goodies to brighten your desk and your day!

Have a read of his manifesto? It’s very funny, chic & cheeky xx

{Jonathan Adler's Manifesto}

We believe that your home should make you happy.
We believe that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right. Unless the husband is gay.
We believe in carbohydrates and to hell with the puffy consequences.
We believe minimalism is a bummer.
We believe handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing.
We believe tassels are the earrings of the home.
We believe in our muses: David Hicks, Alexander Girard, Bonnie Cashin. Hans Coper, Gio Ponti, Andy Warhol, Leroy Neiman,Yves Saint Laurent, and Madonna.
We believe in the innate chicness of red with brown.
We believe in being underdressed or overdressed always.
We believe in infantile, happy emblems like butterflies and hearts.
We believe celebrities should pay full price.
We believe in rustic modernism: Big Sur, A-Frame beach houses, raw beams, and geodesic dome homes.
We believe in Palm Beach style: Louis chairs, chinoiserie, Lilly Pulitzer, The Breakers circa '72.
We believe our designs are award winning even though they've never actually won any.
We believe in Aid to Artisans.
We believe dogs should be allowed in stores and restaurants.
We believe in mantiques - suits of armour, worn chesterfield sofas, heraldic tapestries.
We believe you should throw out your Blackberry and go pick some actual blackberries.
We believe colors can't clash.
We believe in blowing your nest egg on our pots.
We believe our lamps will make you look younger and thinner.
We believe in irreverent luxury.

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Thursday, 28 October 2010

from melbourne with love...candy soirees

It’s another exciting day here at My little jedi as we welcome our first sponsor… Meet Niki Lazos owner of Candy Soirees, mum to Luke and Alexander and a great friend of My little jedi. Niki is the owner of a bespoke event styling business in Melbourne, named Candy Soirees.

Known for her delicious and stunning treats, and innovative dessert tables, Niki work will sure inspire you with her fresh and amazing party ideas! Last week Niki re-launched her amazing new website , which is filled with the most gorgeous party products, the whole collection is absolutely amazing. I personally adore the styling of the products that provide such inspiration.

Candy Soirees would love to invite you to share the experience of sweet and lavish Soirees that they passionately design because they believe all events are worth celebrating in style.
Welcome, Niki! We are delighted to have you here with us!

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

yummy mummy Corinne from Style My Party...

Corinne recently launched her own business, Style My Party, and I am so delighted to have her as our guest blogger, not only to share her amazing story but also the fabulous garden party of her daughter’s 1st birthday.

I am totally smitten by all the details of Ava’s party. This amazing {garden party} is chock full of girly loveliness. I would imagine the lucky birthday girl Ava was in heaven.

I love the soft color palette of candy pink, ruby red and a touch of crisp white. The small garden touches including butterflies, ladybugs and poppies are just too precious. The sweets table featured an adorable cupcakes styled with cupcake toppers {designed by Corinne}, pink & white marshmallows, yummy red jaffa’s, mushroom shaped gummy candy in a lovely pale pink colour and loads more eye candy. All the party printables are designed by the super talented Corrine. From party banner, cupcake toppers to dessert buffet labels.

Style my party seeks to provide ideas & inspiration to help you create fabulous & memorable children’s parties & baby showers, because when everything else is gone, the wonderful memories will remain. A special thank you to Corinne for sharing this charming garden party & her amazing story with us {interview below}. Be sure to check out more of Corinne's amazing work on her website. xx

{stunning dessert table - styled by Corinne}

{delicious cupcakes}
{yummy mashmallows}

{pretty polka dot lolly bags with thank you tag - designed by Corinne}

{welcome to Ava's party sign - designed by Corinne}

{lovely party invitations - designed by Corinne}

{Gorgeous little Ava}

Tell us a little about YOU, the woman behind “Style My Party”?
I am married to an amazing man, who cooks for me every night.. and i am a mum to the most precious little girl.. they both make my heart melt
I am a neat freak, a born organiser, and a perfectionist.. you could even say a little anal.. !

When did you launch your business?
Would you believe i havent officially launched yet! Its all happened a lot sooner than i anticipated or imagined. But i am greatful for the amazing support i have already received and hope it continues.. Im thinking of hosting a launch party in 2011 - So be sure to keep an eye out for details.

What was your inspiration for starting your own business & who/what inspires your work?
I think it all started 4 years ago when i started planning my wedding.. I LOVED the whole process.. so much so, that i helped my sister & 2 close friends organise their wedding, at the same time i was organising my own. (can you believe i still buy bride to be mags)
I even got a job with a huge wedding function company... I love event styling,i love the whole process.. plus im an organisational freak, so i enjoy taking on the 'stress' of other people and helping them achieve what they are after...But now that i have a little girl, and have the joy of watching her grow - i couldnt imagine anything better than bringing her parties to life...

My business isnt limited just to "kids" parties.. I also offer Dessert table/styling for all those major events in our lives... {engagements, weddings, baby showers etc etc}

What is the most satisfying part of what you do?
Seeing the "Dessert Table" exactly how i pictured it!
I generally spend the whole week, dreaming & visualising how i want it to turn out.. I live & breath each party/dessert table i create..So its very nice seeing the table come to life.I ts also really lovely to see the mums so happy, and the kids are besides themselves!!

What was the most rewarding thing that has happened in your career so far?
Im not sure that it has happened yet?! But being featured on Kate Landers blog has so far been the hightlight.. And of course being a 'yummy mummy' on the beautiful My Little Jedi blog :-)

Can you tell us your favourite handmade item you have brought recently?
It would have to be some hair clips i bought for my daughter for her birthday, from Bliss Clips. Very pretty!

What are your long term goals for your business?
I have alot of ideas, that i hope will take place next year.. so you'll just have to keeping watching..

Do you have a favourite colour palette that you absolutely love ?
Goodness.. this is a hard one..
~ I love the turquoise/red/white theme - you inspired me from a recent xmas post.. & have made me change my whole xmas theme.

~I also love aqua & pink - I have a "alice in wonderland" theme booked for December - so im thinking of those colours..
~ Grey and yellow - especially for a baby shower...

Seriously there are TOO many colour palettes.. i love them all.

What is your favourite girl and boy party theme at the moment?
For a {girl} - i love the thought of a vintage tea party.. there are SO many things you can do
For a {boy} - I so love the nautical theme - that could be because i just styled one a few weeks back..

What is your favourite place in the world?
Anywhere my family is.. they are my world - so as long as i have my two very special loves with me i dont care where i am.. But i do have a soft spot for Thailand..



♥ Blog {coming soon}



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Sunday, 24 October 2010

I heart 'daisy lane'...

Swoon! I am such a sucker for vintage stationary...Have you seen the latest absolutely beautiful {Daisy Lane} range? I will have one of everything please! With vintage style swap cards, badges, letter sets, vintage style sweets packaged in cute striped bags based on the artwork of Sue Adams, whose charming boys and girls illustrated thousands of Aussie greeting cards from the 1960s to 1980s.

These Sweetie Bags make the cutest treats. Traditional candy stripe paper bags with pretty packaging contain favourite boiled sweets and candies: Rosy Apples, Lemon Bonbons, Juicy Lips, ABC Letters, Dolly Mixtures, Pear Drops and more. Daisy Lane designs use 70′s illustrations and bring them back to life in 2010! Enough said, we are so excited to have Daisy Lane range available at My Little Jedi very soon xx

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♥ share the love...become our sponsor ♥

{My little jedi} would love to share the {love} and from 1st of November we will be offering banner adverting space on our blog. Since we started blogging, our traffic has increased and we get hits worldwide. We want to use this online exposure to help designers, artists & party stylists to promote their amazing work.

Our blog is all about the little ones from clothes to nursery décor, handmade & vintage inspired designs and more…{to sum it up, a delicate mix of girly and vintage with the right amount of modern and whimsical touch}. We love to
celebrate the details that make life so amazing and looking to find beauty in the unexpected.

Blogging has also become an incredible way for me to connect with people and things from around the world that I would otherwise have never known. I love sharing this creative space with you and am constantly inspired by all of my readers.

If you own a shop, selling handmade, vintage, whimsical and unique designed items, write a craft or design blog, sell supplies for crafting, children’s parties, nurseries or fashion then this is the perfect blog for you! Become a sponsor to increase your traffic.

For more information or to receive our advertising media kit, please send me an email.
Love to hear from you ♥

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Friday, 22 October 2010

wishing tree...

{hello hanna wishing tree -

Guest books are a great way for your family and friends to leave you words of celebration and kindness you can keep forever. Traditionally, everyone used a guest book where people can sign their name and leave a brief message. Recently, guest books have become increasingly popular and made photobooths and polaroid cameras an essential. But we've all seen that before. What's really new and unique is the Wishing Tree.

Wishing trees a great way to add a unique touch to your wedding, engagement or birthday party. The basic principle is for guests to leave their well-wishes for the couple on small hang tags that they fill out and then hang on the “tree”.

Place the hang tags along with a pen on a lovely tray and then set up the hang tags asking your guests to “Please Leave Your Wishes on the Tree”. Placing a gorgeous decorated wishing tree near the entrance of the reception will get oohs and aahs from your guests. After the wedding, you can create a lovely scrapbook using the cards that guests left on the tree. Below, i have used couple of inpirational pics of ways to create your "perfect" wishing tree for your occasion. Also, My little jedi stocks the above "hello hanna" wishing tree which has won "Best of Show" award at the National Stationery Show, 2010. Enjoy xx

{image from here comes the blog}
{image from Alyssa Jul}

{image from style me pretty blog}

{image from the wedding chicks blog}

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

truly scrumptious...

Delightful! Heavenly! Sublime! The {Truly Scrumptious} party range is just darling! Take tea with friends to the next level and indulge in a truly scrumptious collection of fabulous florals, sherbet colours and vintage chic. I don't think baking can get much more divine. The amazing range of cupcake stand, doilies, & baking cups... oh, so feminine & chic.

Accessories with the co-coordinated doilies, napkins and plates for a truly scrumptious afternoon tea.
This vintage chic range will help you create a truly lavish {vintage garden tea} dessert table. xx

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Monday, 18 October 2010

blog love, thanks to you....

How time flies when you are having fun! This post is dedicated to you! Yes you and you and you! The wonderful readers of My Little Jedi blog. It all started almost a year ago and this blog was initially a set up for showcasing my collection & my family. So we've definitely changed and grown a lot since the beggining, and I never would have expected to still be blogging every single day.

Whether you've been reading since the beginning or just arrived here today, a HUGE, ginormous {I hope this is how you spell it lol} thanks to all of you for reading and supporting this blog and my work. I can honestly say that this blog has been one of the best things I've ever done. The chance to share my inspiration, my collection and so many lovely guests posts on our blog are just some of the highlights so far. Also, the amazing opportunities and experiences that I've encountered, and most importantly the friends I've made along the way, has meant the world to me in so many ways that I cannot express other than my deepest thanks.

I hope you enjoy reading our posts as much i love writing them for you...

l.o.v.e {My little jedi}

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

sweet decadence...

One way ticket to Paris, please!

Its no secret that I am completely obsessed with french macaroons. Problem is, no one does them quite like the Parisians. Just the other day I was googling Pierre Herme's new flavors, wondering if they ship to the AUS (they do not).
Alone the colours and how everything is arranged so beautifully makes me want to get a one ticket to Paris and indulge. Now, I have indulged on some delicious macaroons from {Baroque Patisserie} at the Rocks but if only the packaging was half as pretty as Pierre Herme's, well, um... color me happy! Oh and my diet starts from tomorrow! I promise! xx

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glamour, girliness and timeless vintage chic - part II

{Olympia, Despina & Irene photographed
in the St.Grorge/Sutherland Leader}

As promised here is part II of the amazing {Vintage Baby} guest post, but tonight we reveal how Vintage Baby was born.

Inspired through a love of vintage pieces and shabby chic for little ones, Vintage Baby offers original pieces from babies through to infants. From dressing your child up in the most chic looks, to accessorizing the perfect room, Vintage Baby has all you need to create the vintage design of your dreams. I had the pleasure of interviewing Despina & Irene from Vintage Baby, they are both wonderfully talented, so please read their lovely story and enjoy xx

Tell us a little about YOU, the gorgeous girls behind “Vintage Baby”?

We are both very creative. We expressed this through many ways such as acting, dance & singing but found our creativity branched out over the years into creating things and designing. We have passion for all things vintage, original style clothing so we wanted to create unique designs for little people.

When did you launch your business/website?
We started our business in 2009 and launched our website in May 2010.

If you could describe your style in 3 words what would that be?
Vintage, original & timeless

What was your inspiration for starting your own business & who/what inspires your work?
After Despina had her baby we got caught up in the baby world of wonderful, gorgeous items and thought we wanted to contribute with our own original flare and what better way than to create anything and everything related to ‘little people’.

What is the most satisfying part of what you do?
Having great feedback from our customers and seeing our little Vintage Baby fans wearing or owning our products.

What was the most rewarding thing that has happened in your career so far?
Our first ever editorial (a month into launching our website) was in Studio Bambini – they contacted us to shoot our Crystal White Chandelier. Also the fact we are branching out into many areas now. It makes us happy when we know the people who buy our products love them as much as we do!

What are your long term goals for your business?
We would love to have our brand in many children’s boutiques around the world and possibly our own store.

Name three brands you couldn’t live without? and why?
Juicy Couture, Alannah Hill and Marc Jacobs. These best describe our style. Girly, dainty, detailed and original. Marc Jacobs because he has a fantastic range of purses, handbags and accessories.

Whats your day to day like?
Busy! If we aren’t organising our daily orders we are designing, creating and showcasing our products.

What is your favourite holiday destination?
New York (Fashion Capital of the World)

If you could be a super hero or cartoon character who would it be?
Despina: Superhero/ cartoon – would have to be She-Ra. She had the best outfit, headpiece and rode a white unicorn.


I would like to thank Despina and Irene for being a part of our 'guest blogger' segment this week. xx

{photography by the talented Di from D Images}

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

glamour, girliness and timeless vintage chic...{part I}

I have always been a huge fan of {Vintage Baby} & i was so excited when Despina sent me an email and told me all about this amazing shoot i just couldn't wait to receive the photos and share them with you. I was bursting with excitement when i opened my email this morning and I am still *drooling* over this fabulous shoot showcasing the latest collection of Vintage Baby. This look is an eclectic blend of girly and vintage chic with the right amount of modern and whimsical touch. There are so many amazing details and creative elements to this shoot, I could just sit and look at it for hours and hours. It's just pure perfection!

Captured by the talented Di from D Images & styled by the oh-so-fabulous Despina and Irene, this shoot is a total dreaminess. It’s like they dreamed up this perfect day and brought it to life. Every detail was thoughtfully designed, every element was perfectly executed.

From the fabulous candy-colour palette of turquoise, lemon, moss green and candy pink, the whimsical floral arrangements to the old jars decorated with gorgeous fabrics and finished off with divine twine, this shoot is a buffet of eye candy and full of great inspiration. Love your work girls, everything looks absolutely stunning. Enjoy

{buffet full of eye-candy}

{Olympia (on the left) is Despina's little daughter, isnt
she absolutely gorgeous}
{divine 3-tiered cake stand}

{delicious cakes/cupcakes}

{divine twine - apple green and candy pink
available at}

{gorgeous lace headbands available at Vintage Baby}

{photography by the talented Di from D Images}

Stay tuned for Part II ~ more gorgeousness still to come and the amazing interview with the talented sisters Despina and Irene. xx

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