Special Delivery... Kia Hing Fay!

Yippee! It’s time for another special delivery post… the feature that makes the postie your bestest buddie in the whole wide world. This week we have two fabulous packages to send out from kia hing fay; so if you’re feeling creative, or are just in the mood for a big bunch of cuteness, read on!

Kia Hing Fay Crocheted Rattles and Toys

So, what is a special delivery, I head you say… Special delivery is a series of posts dedicated to the humble hand-written note, a friendly postman and a brown paper package tied up with string. Each one gives you the chance to win a special delivery package, sent straight to your mailbox!

Oh, and who is kia hing fay, I hear you say… well, she’s a whimsical designer with a love of crochet, craft and artistic pursuits. Her collection is a playful array of little hand-crocheted delights, hand-carved stamp sets and my favourite, applique kits!

Kia Hing Fay Applique Kits

Here’s how they work…. 1. cut out the patches, 2. iron onto fabric, 3. finish off by stitching around the edges. The kits include the patches, the needle and thread, easy to follow instructions and a big dose of fun. All you need is an iron, some fabric {perhaps a t-shirt?} and a big smile plastered on your face. Fun, fun, FUN!

Kia Hing Fay Applique Kits

The kia hing fay collection is inspired by nature, domestic life, and a love of Scandinavian and Japanese design. You can find Kia’s products online as well as at selected stockists around Australia.

Kia Hing Fay Handmade Stamp Sets

Congratulations to Rosa in The Antipodes and Bobbie, winners of the Kia Hing Fay Applique Sets… I hope you enjoy your crafty projects!

Competition

This week we have two kia hing fay applique kits to giveaway {spring and summer}. If you’d like one of them to arrive in your mailbox, simply tell us below in the comment section what you would make with your applique kit! Winners drawn on Thursday 26 August, 2010.

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Special Delivery... Isabell's Umbrella

Happy Monday Folks! It’s been a while since we’ve had a special delivery post so I thought I’d start this week off with a little giveaway especially for those of you who haven’t seen the postman around much lately. So if your letter box is feeling lonely, read on folks… this one’s for you!

Isabell's Umbrella Stationery

For those of you who are new to {KID} independent, special delivery is a series of posts dedicated to the humble hand-written note, a friendly postman and a brown paper package tied up with string. They give you the opportunity to meet stores who make and sell delicious stationery and products perfect for posting, and also the opportunity to be the proud recipient of a {KID} independent special delivery package. Today we introduce you to Isabell’s Umbrella, makers of stationery and masters of cuteness!

Isabell's Umbrella Magnets

Isabell’s Umbrella is the creation of Ashley Giessing, an artist who believes she should have been born in the nineteenth century, when all correspondence was done by hand {oh… I hear ya sista!}. Ashley is a mum of two, lover of stationery and collector of books. Her range includes cute artwork, magnets, cards, invitations and bookplates… my favourite is the Molly Walker print {image at top of page}.

Isabell's Umbrella Invitations

Congratulations to Jaime O! You are the winner of our Isabell’s Umbrella pack.

CompetitionThanks to our friends at Kawaii Kids we have a set of Isabell’s Umbrella Stationery to giveaway to one lucky reader. If you’d like it to arrive in your mailbox, simply visit Kawaii Kids and tell us below in the comment section your favourite item in the Isabell’s Umbrella collection. Entries open worldwide, closes 15 July, 2010.


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Special Delivery... DIY Stationery!

Are you the creative type? Love sitting down with the kids, surrounded by stamps, designer papers and cards, a pot of glue, a few rolls of ribbons and your favourite pair of scissors? Today’s special delivery post is all about inspiring you to get crafty…

Designer Paper from Busy Bee Handmade

Next time you’re in the market for some beautiful stationery, why not try your hand at creating some yourself? It’s not as tricky as you might think!  I recently made a set of handmade envelopes for a friends wedding by simply printing a template {in pale ink} onto the back of some designer paper… cut, fold, glue… voila! If you’d like more info, you can get a step-by-step guide from Martha.

Designer Paper from Busy Bee Handmade

If you like to make a bold statement, you can go all out with glitzy embellishments and bright colours, but it’s also possible to create cute, classic stationery with simple handstamped techniques. To give you an inspirational kick in the pants, we have five handstamped writing sets to giveaway courtesy of our friends at Busy Bee Handmade.

Handstamped Letter Writing Sets

If you’d like to win one, simply drop by Busy Bee Handmade and then tell us in the comment section below which category or product inspires you the most.  The winners will be drawn next Thursday 10 June 2010, and contacted via email. Tweet about the competition {through the button above} or share with friends via facebook for an extra chance to win.

Special Delivery... Letter Writing Collective

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Special Delivery... Pencil Me In!

Are you in the mood for some letter writing fun!? I hope so, because it’s time for another special delivery post from the {KID} independent letter writing collective! I recently had the joy of discovering the missIsa collection of funky handmade pencils and thought to myself, I simply must share these with my stationery loving friends.

missIsa Handmade Pencils

This week we’re super chuffed to have a set of missIsa pencils to giveaway to one lucky {KID} independent reader. Each missIsa pencil set features quality graphite pencils {perfect for artists and students} skillfully hand wrapped in unique papers sourced from all around the world. Think vintage French novels, Japanese washi and vintage sheet music… simply divine.

Special Delivery... Letter Writing Collective

If you’d like to win a set of handmade pencils from missIsa, simply tell us below in the comment section your favourite place to shop for stationery. A winner will be drawn next Thursday 27 May 2010, and contacted via email. Plus, tweet about the competition {through the button above} for an extra chance to win.

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