Handmade card of the week: Pop-out birthday card

How much did you love pop-out birthday cards as a kid? Now you can make your own adult version…
Image from www.indulgy.com

Why we love it:

  • Who doesn’t love a pop-out birthday card? Keep the outside simple so the surprise inside has a bigger impact. 
  • Although this looks like an ‘all-singing-all-dancing’ birthday card, the design is actually pretty simple – multicoloured balloon shapes with triangle Happy Birthday bunting. To simplify, keep the balloons all the same size and limit your colour palatte. 
  • This is a great way to use up left-over scraps of paper. 
  • You can of course customise your colour palette and message to suit your recipient. 
  • This design would also make a cute ‘Congratulations’ card for a wedding, engagement or baby card. 

Check out our other handmade cards here…

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Fitzroy’s Storm Glass

A fascinating traditional barometer that he’ll want to look at as much as the TV weather girl;-) 

Why we love it:
  • This is a fun weather gadget that you, your family and visitors will enjoy trying to read and predict the weather. 
  • This is a unique decorating piece that would suit any home or style of decor – it’s also a great conversation piece!

Handmade gift of the week: Gift for dog owners

An obsessed pet owner. We all know one.
They love any gifts that relate to their pet, and we reckon dog owners will love this handmade gift…

Image from Etsy store, theDogPawCo

Why we love it:
  • Whilst serving a very important purpose, this gift also looks super cute and would look great on the wall of any home. 
  • This would be quite easy to make, if you had a spare piece of wood, a jar, hook and screwdriver. If you don’t feel inclined to make one, you can grab one here
  • You could experiment with different colours, depending on the decor you were matching.  

Perfect Pisces Gifts + $10 DISCOUNT on all orders

Gift ideas for Pisces
Anyone born between 20 February and 20 March will fall under the Zodiac Sign, Pisces.

This newsletter is the next in our series of gift ideas matched to star signs, and we hope this gives you some light-hearted gift inspiration.

The zodiac water sign, Pisces is incredibly changeable. Imagine the different ways water can change its form: calm and still, or rough and turbulent, and this will give you some insight into Pisces’ changing moods!

Before we dismiss Pisceans as moody characters, it’s their loving, sensitive, intuitive, spiritual, and even idealistic qualities that endear them. Pisceans will be the first people to help out in a time of need. Their compassionate nature makes them integral family members, friends and colleagues. They have a highly developed psychic ability and excel in careers where they can help people, such as a Social Work.

Some fun Pisces facts:

  • Key life phrase: I sacrifice
  • Zodiac Totem: The Fish
  • Zodiac Facts: Twelfth sign of the zodiac; mutable, fruitful, feminine and moist
  • Zodiac Element: Water
  • Key Characteristics: Loving, sensitive, intuitive, spiritual, idealistic, victimised and moody
  • Compatible Star Signs: Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces
  • Mismatched Signs: Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Aquarius
  • Ruling Planets: Jupiter and Neptune
  • Lucky Numbers and Significant Years: 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 30, 36, 38, 45, 47, 48, 54, 56, 57, 74, 75, 81, 83 and 84
  • Lucky Gems: Yellow sapphire, gold and topaz, red coral and pearl
  • Lucky Fragrances: Rosemary, peppermint, black pepper, bergamot and ylang ylang
  • Affirmation/Mantra: I offer my love to all, but I am grounded
  • Lucky Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

What does this mean when buying a gift for a Pisces?

  • Firstly, they will be super grateful that you even remembered their birthday and bought them a gift, since they are usually the ones trying to remember everyone’s birthdays!
  • They will appreciate gifts that they can enjoy with others, such as an ‘experience’, or something they can use to help others, like a cookbook so they can cook beautiful meals for their family.  
  • Gifts that will connect them with their water sign – such as surfing lessons, a beach holiday, or ocean/beach inspired gifts. 
We’re also offering a $10 DISCOUNT on all orders from now until midnight, Thursday 25/2/16.  
Use Discount Code PISCES in the Discount Code field when you place your order.  

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:)

Here are some of our favourite water-sign-inspired gifts for Pisces…
Troika Fresh Breeze Paperclip Holder
1. Troika Fresh Breeze Paper Clip Holder $54.95
This stylish and functional paper clip holder will help desk-bound Pisceans connect with their water sign. 
Hottie Boat
2. Boat Knit Hottie, small $15.95
This cute Hottie combines two of Pisces’ favourite things – water and comfort. They will love snuggling with this on the couch. 
Sailing Frame
3. Sailing Frame $29.95
The loving nature of Pisces means they will probably enjoy surrounding themselves with pictures of their nearest-and-dearest. Top this off with a ocean/nautical inspired frame and they’ll be feeling pretty good!
Bounty Ship in a Bottle
4. ‘Bounty’ Ship in a Bottle $39.95
Who can resist examining the intricate details of a Ship-in-a-bottle – especially a ship as beautiful as the historic Bounty, commissioned in 1787. 
Sailor's Knot Cufflinks
5. Sailor’s Knot Cufflinks $19.95
These Knot Cufflinks are in keeping with the nautical theme going on with our Pisces gifts. They are also elegant and versatile enough to wear with any shirt, for any occasion.