Sunday, May 29, 2011


Hey everyone, well just a little check in to let you know that i have re launched my jewellery and accessories range VINTAGE NIGHTS , it now has its own facebook page and you can purchase straight off there. I am making my own as well as sourcing the best high end costume jewellery for you all from around the globe with a retro/vintage vibe... very affordable... i hope you all love it!

I also had my first date night in a very long time on the weekend, me and hubby went to vietnamese in Newtown...YUM! Then onto the factory in marrickville to see i must tell you i am a HUGE jebediah fan, i may have been known to "follow" them around a little, back in the day, with friends from uni...some may call it stalking... i call it a healthy interest in music..or musician...;p it was a GREAT night, they rocked...if only my kids could have seen mum with her drink in hand up the front taking pics on my iphone like a big dork lol!! The crowd were all late 20's early 30's..funny...when i told my 21 year old cousin we were seeing jebs she said "WHO????" ...oh dear...come on... it's not like i said fleetwood mac?????? ANYHOW it was a super way to let my hair down after working so so hard lately!

Some other things i am loving.... Lumar (is he not the cutest husband ever!! from lumar and Khloe... Brothers and Sisters, diet coke, the new woolies brand sweet chilli and sour cream chips, my dog Tana (sometimes!!!!) my family thinks it is funny that the little pugalier is trying to dominate me...i will show him who is boss! All 3 KG of him!!!, austar IQ... LOVE IT...chelsey lately...hello how funny is that chic, that spotlight is coming to miranda just after i leave, cheers for that! husband for not knowing there was a speed camera in wollongong and letting me take the weekly fines and demerit points... cheers for that also...i had a perfect 12...not anymore!!, the rain.... well for a little bit friends who i got to see on the weekend and always make me laugh, the fact they are looking for a cure for crohn's..... i will KISS the person who can cure this for so many of us... and just being able to keep creating and growing my business ventures!

Okay so back to work...make sure you check out the link to vintage nights..i know you will love it chickies!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Moving and a puppy named Tana..

Well we did it..we finally have the sea change we have been talking about for the past 5 years! All be it only down to the Gong...but still, it feels like a million miles away from my last 20 something years in the "Shire"... i am loving the beach, the parks, the yard, the new studio...everything is perfect! We also got a little puppy pugalier "Tana" .. as in the all black.. my husband is a kiwi and we must pay a little homage! He is beautiful and settling into our crazy life! has been a little quiet, but never fear i have patterns and fabric galore for the coming summer..i am not a big winter fan, so i am concentrating on accessories over this time and getting ready for a colourful summer!!

The 3 kiddies are settling in well with mumma looking forward to the eldest starting school next year....BRING IT ON i say.... love him to bits, but he is FULL ON, good luck kindy teachers :))xx

So just a short one to say keep watching the website and tippie toes on face book for a few sales through the winter, a few market dates and a whole lot of fun xx

leonie xx

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy 2011

We had the most wonderful xmas break with the family, it was so nice to get away and now have to think about anything but family fun :)
I tried to not think of work, but found myself always looking for a charity store or a fabric store..i guess that is what happens when you do what you love!

I am all inspired and ready for a big 2011, lots of new and exciting things in the works..maybe a sea change even......
I am hoping to write more this year.... the little ones tend to take up a lot of my time..but many others do it so i will see how i go... no promises as i know i have said it before!!!
I just had a lovely stash of gorgeous fresh fabrics arrive and lots of ideas so make sure you join our facebook page for regular "moster sales" :) always a lot of fun and visit our new web site many beautiful; handmade things.
I hope 2011 is a great one for all of you!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Night Lights

Light Bulb moment: Get me out of this cold, damp unit and into a sunny happy place down the coast where the kids can play outside, i can spread my craft and sewing out where ever i please in my "studio" (i do love that word for some reason!!) instead of the lounge chair arms, the floor, the nursery, the wall hangings, the garage.. you get the idea :).. was sitting with a glass of red reading the new issue of notebook magazine (nothing like that magazine to make you realise your house and life need some MAJOR style make over!!) and i thought we MUST move NOW before i go insane with 3 kids in a unit!!

We take the kids to the park and it is like they have been released on bail... they go crazy! Poor little chickens... i crave a house with space to run around in (where you can take more than 2 steps and you are not in the next room yet!!!), a yard (nothing major..just a bit of grass to call our own), a big kitchen to do all that baking i never get around to doing and a home office.... ahhh.. a studio would make my world! and maybe, maybe a dog even! Although we will NEVER agree on what dog.. it will be some sort of paris hilton meets chopper cross breed!! but never a NEVER a cat :)

So thanks to my fav magazine Notebook... i will now continue my hunt for the perfect town house by the beach with an affordable mortgage, a studio, nice kitchen, 3 bedrooms, a yard, internal garage and not gross carpet...know nayone selling??

Monday, August 2, 2010

A New Start

Well long time no blogging!! I guess FaceBook has taken over recently, and with it comes good things and also not so good...all i will say on this is that eventually...hopefully... the truth will come out.. i just hate that wonderful and talented designers are being expolited and being made out to look like the villians... really sad.. but i have stayed out of it and that is the best way to be...

Onto TIPPIE TOES: Summer 2010/11 will launch in September. I am SO SO excited.. i have so many designers i can finally unveil.. a lot of hand made goodness as well as some of my fav finds!

The web site is going to get an overhall, a new look and feel and something fresh for summer.. can't wait!

VINTAGE NIGHTS: this is my "other" passion.. i started it about 7 years ago.. making jewellery, hair accessories and stationery, bits and pieces for all my friends and family. I have some new and exciting things to unveil soon.. stay tuned.

ME: I am stressed with a capital 3 kids, a business and a house to look after does not make for much rest and relaxation, especailly when little Cohen.. bless him... is being a little pain in the behind :) Lets just say my new radio station is the "sounds of whinging".. i listen to it all day and it leaves me SO relaxed come night time when i switch it over to "the sounds of crying" ... oh it isn't that bad????? Lucky he is so damn cute i cannot get mad with him.. and the fact he is only 8 months old!!! The other 2 precious ones make me laugh and frustrate the bejesus out of me all day every day.. mostly laugh though... Lily to Cohen " morning buuuuddyyy" Ty to Lily " his name isn't buuudddyyy... it's fatty boomars Cohen" ... who can't help but laugh at this banter all day long!

I have decided to try and give this whole blogging thing another go.. i love reading blogs that are truthful, funny, inspiring and just plain old why not put my degree to use and have a go at writing :) we will see how it goes anyway!

So back on board, lots of exciting things happening and a new outlook that i will TRY to stick to.. that is be thankful for what i have, be kind every day, open my heart and give a little back where i can.

Thanks for everyones support lately... it has been so fantastic and means the world!

Leonie x

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Life is a roller coaster..

Stop the ride.. my husband and i need to get off!!! that is what it has felt like the past 12 weeks (funny...Cohen is 12 weeks this week..mmmm) although the lack of new items on the web site may suggest otherwise.. i have been so busy sewing for the markets.. so i hope you can all come to the mathildas first time in paddigton on sat 6th march.. will be fun:)

I have also been trying to get my head aroung the number of "petite couture" labels popping up all over the place.. my husband believed he coined the phrase 2 years ago over a glass of red.. i think it was the french somehow:)) So i have been racking my brain about whether or not to keep going.. if so how do i stand alone from the crowd... new products etc etc.. all ther while at home with the kids...then i received a lovely email from a beautiful customer that made my day and my decision.... i will do the very best i can to be different and unique and accept that sometimes things get tough and ugly but i will will listen to the words of a wise old women.. oprah.. if she were here she would say.. stay true to your self girlfriend... or is that marcia heines???

Anyway enough inner soul searching... there is a baptism and 2 year old's party to organise in 24 hours....ahhh....stop the ride.... or pass me the bottle... sorry oprah!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone :) Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Was great to get away, even if it did rain the WHOLE time we were away~!! Got to catch up with family and friends which is always nice :)

This year i am gearing up to do a bit more design and a lot more one offs, having the 3 under 3 and a half has left me with precious little time and i have to be realistic.. i will do the very best i can to keep my little creations coming, however i am on the hunt for some more gorgeous designers to bring to you in the new year..some cute additions hopefully arriving this week from some new suppliers.

More for the mums this year too!

Anyway just a quick one to let you know where we are at.. i have changed the face book page, so you will need to update here.
Thanks again for all your well wishes with our latest and final addition :) Cohen is going really well and adjusting to the hectic lifestyle like a little trooper :)