03 December 2014

Monochrome Prints

hawkes bay monochrome bike & wine tour print
spoon me baby monochrome print
number nine print

This weekend we will be having our own stall at the Fruit Bowl Craft Jam so I designed a few more prints to add to the shop. Two of these three monochrome prints will be available at the market, however all the prints that's on our Facebook page has been loaded onto our shop

Buy handmade and local this Christmas season, I think it's a great way to give back to your community and buy ethically. Hope to see you guys there this weekend. 

05 November 2014

The A-Z of accessorising

This year, accessories have reached an entirely new level. With an emphasis on bold and dramatic, as well as pretty and natural, extremes are at the heart of the game. On the runway, top designers feature a mixture of patterns, fabrics and outstanding designs. Jewelry is exotic, classic and feminine. From school-time chic to elegant frothy, just about anything goes. Take a look at a few accessories… ranging from A to Z. 

Artistic Jewelry – Jewelry has reached all new heights. From layered rings to be chandelier earrings, styles like those found at Michael Hill are reaching the stars. 

Bold Necklaces – Statement necklaces are beautiful and bold! 

Colorful ScarvesScarves are enticing and dramatic, styles are reminiscent of 1960s femininity. 

Diamonds – Diamonds continue to be a girl’s trusted friend… either the real thing or cubic zirconium… there definitely worth a second look. 

Emeralds – Emerald jewels and emerald fabric. The color is lovely, exciting and cooler than ever. 

Fairytale Designs – Fairytale romance has taken over the evening look… vintage styles and fairy-like slippers are ready for Tinker-belle adventure. 

 Gorgeous Shoes – with heals a mile high lines, cutout toes, buckles, clips, and bows. 

 Hair Ornaments – Hair can be worn long, plaited or layered in loose waves atop the head, then fasten on a sparkling hair clip or slip on a star-studded band.

 Interesting Details – It’s definitely in the details… just look at the stars. They are daring to take it to the edge. All that’s needed are a few unique accessories. 

Jazzy Earrings – Jazzy, dangly earrings… oh yea! 

 Knit hats and gloves – For cooler days pull on a hand-knit hat, a pair of gloves and cuddle up fireside with your closest friends. 

 Loud Prints – The fabrics are bold and the prints a dramatic. From jackets to oversized bags and exercise shoes, geometric designs are bright and huge! 

Mixed and matched patterns – This year’s accessories allow you to take to the edge. Match patterns… mix plaids with stripes. The choices are infinite. 

Nude Fabrics – The catwalks are all about sheer and nude shades… pure femininity verging on the outrageous. 

Outstanding Sunglasses – Bring on the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis glam. Sunglasses are larger than life. 

Pretty Sandals – Walk along sand swept beaches, get ready to play. Just slip on kitten heeled sandals; they’re prettier and racier than have been seen in years. 

 Quilted Totes – Quilted bags of every-size are practical and fun. (Quilted prints factor in beautifully as well.) 

Rose Gold – Rose gold, a combination of yellow gold and copper is warm and lovely. Wear it in rings, necklaces, bracelets and piercings. 

Shawls and sweaters – Take your look from day to night, slip on a fringed shawl or a cardigan and you’re ready to step out in style. 

Turquoise everything – That’s right, turquoise shades are trending in ways that have never been seen before. 

 Umbrellas – Why not? There are so many funky styles; it’s impossible to know when they will come in handy. 

Velvet Evening Bags – Vintage velvet evening clutches make the perfect accessories for evenings on the town. Watches – Forget the smartphone, an attractive watch is one of the smartest accessories to own. 

 X-factor Trends – The idea speaks for itself. Add that element that sparks a fire. 

 Yellow Gold – Yellow gold is simple, classic and trending hotter than ever. 

 Zippered Leather – Zippered waist-cut jackets and faux animal designs take us back to the 80s and 90s with some great biker-looks. A-Z accessories are trending… So, try them out and play!

04 November 2014

Sneak Peak | Nursery Decor Prints & Graphic Design

Since I have started designing prints I realised that I would need a website to showcase them all and to make it easy for customers to buy from. So I thought I would share a sneak peek of what I have been up to for the last month. It's pretty hard looking after a moving baby and design at the same time, so I just used his nap times to work in between the breaks and night times when he has gone to bed. 

Our Facebook page will be updated with the latest news so if you fancy to follow us to see what's new you can follow us here.

In the meantime if you are wanting to order some nursery decor baby prints or perhaps a print for your home or for a friend you can shop here on Felt.

19 October 2014

Polli Prints

Just wanted to share some new prints I have added to our print collection on Facebook with you. I also still design personalised baby detail prints. All prints are $30.00 unless stated otherwise. To see more of our collection and to purchase prints click here.

PS: We have also now changed our Facebook page to Polli Prints to those who haven't noticed. I am slowly but surely focusing more on my own graphic design, photography and print services on the blog and on our Facebook page.

For any more details you can contact me here

13 October 2014

Summer Jumpsuits

Casual Style Scoop Neck Stripes Print              Sweet Style Turn-Down Collar Heart Print  

Chiffon Sleeveless Women's Jumpsuits            Short Sleeve Women's Jumpsuits

$17.76                                                                $27.89

Strapless V-Neck Solid Color Backless Casual Women's Jumpsuit


Finally it feels like summer, and it means that it's wedding, lace and jumpsuit season. Rosegal also decided to give you lovely ladies 8% off your purchase when using this code: May123m

Happy shopping! And by the way they also offer free shipping worldwide so go all out!

05 October 2014

Baby Birth Print Details

A friend requested baby birth detail prints and so I slowly started designing these prints for new little babies and toddlers rooms. They have really taken of and are super popular, they make beautiful gifts for birthdays, baby arrivals & christmas gifts. If you would like a print designed up email me on sonevz@gmail.com for more information and get a custom design made up.

12 September 2014

Happy 6 Months

Leon at 6months are:
- on the move, I think this might be the last time I post pictures of him not crawling yet
- eats solids but not fussed on it
- sits up by himself....then face plants into the ground forward trying to crawl
- blows raspberries
- says mamma
- sits up
- sings very high pitches songs to me
- loves playing and pulling on Lola's ears
- has flown to Auckland twice (quite the keen traveller)
- had a run in of hand foot and mouth unfortunately but is on the mend
- loves his front pack, although he now is now 8.5kg's and is getting heavier !
- he is still not sold on the carseat but is becoming better friends with the pram
- loves us reading to him
- loves to bath, but hates getting changed

He grows more beautiful, stronger and healthier everyday. He truly is the biggest blessing I could have ever asked for. Love you Leon. xx

03 September 2014

Scandinavian Prints | Polli Prints 2

batches & trees 
(not in store yet, contact me here for this print)

Hi lovelies, I have designed a few more prints to my our current collection. To view the rest of my prints you can click here. Which print is your favourite?

Scandinavian Prints | Polli Prints

At last me and mike made some time to put up our first shelf & frames. We sat till 11 at night to finish the prints and finally got them printed on Sunday. I was burning to see them up on the wall and thought I would share my new prints I designed with you. I took a few snaps of our lounge currently. I am trying to bring in the monochrome theme as much as possible with what we have got by making the cushions and prints. 

* If you are interested in purchasing a print they are $30 for an A4, and if you have a paypal account you can get them on here. I only post within NZ at the moment, but I am happy to work something out for you if you would like a print. I can also custom make the letter you want in that pattern.

17 August 2014

Wreath DIY

Beautiful fern wreath  by Once Wed:
-Ferns, or any other green
-Wreath forms (or stiff wire to make your own)
-Floral wire, clippers
-Break apart the wreath forms into individual rings. (I used a wreath form so that I had a few perfectly circular wire bases for my wreaths. Sometimes it is hard to make your own into a perfect circle.)
-Place the greenery on the ring and beginning at the base of the leaf. Wire it to the ring by wrapping the wire through and around the ring up the leaf.  Be careful not to tuck any parts of the leaf under the wire.
-Place the next leaf on and continue wrapping it with wire the same way until you’ve gone all the way around the ring with leaves.

11 August 2014

Nursery Inspiration

Soooooom I am still up twice a night with little Leon and what I found is while I feed, I find the most inspirational rooms on Instagram. I honestly spend so much time looking at nursery inspiration every night/day. The latest trend is the monochrome obviously but I chose to use yellow & grey for Leon's room. It's quite hard to find things in just yellow or just grey sometimes I have to admit, but I found that if I do try and stick with these colours his room does look really nice in the end. I find Urban Outfitters always good to look at. 

31 July 2014

Happy 5 months

Happy 5 months my love! At five months Leon Valentino is:
- rolling over
- everything goes in the mouth
- squeals a lot
- loves tummy time, kicks in the air and it looks like he will be a fast crawler
- dribbles heaps
- pulls on Lola's ears and talks with his firsts in his mouth
- loves avocado & banana 
- grabs onto anything and everything 
- reaches out to toys and turns around in a circle
- can't seem to put him down a lot, want's to be held most of the time
- doesn't have a dummy anymore which has improved his sleeping pattern a lot! (Only wakes up twice now 10/11 and then again at 3 or 4) 
- he has randomly done a 2 - 3 hour nap during the day which I hope continues
- he lost one shoe today
- ticklish on his back just like me
- loves going for walks with me, mike & lola at the dog park
- new favourite toys are: all plastic baking equipment 
- I also loves dressing him in onesies because I don't want him to grow up too fast
- his latest trick is in the third photo, he uses his feet to move around like this
- I love this child unconditionally 
- I would like to buy him montessori toys and get him a little mobile to hang above his cot

28 July 2014

The Little Bandana

You may see it in a picture made by a Nashville photographer or in some ELLE pictorial. You may see the bandana.. Yep, I’m talking about the thing you have seen many times on some 53-year-old biker.
This year, the bandana was gracefully worn by the male models on the Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent runway shows. It is quite possible that this little thing is the new big must have. You can see it really often on RIhanna’s neck, head and hand. The star famous star owns many bandanas, which are helping her mixing high fashion shoes with streetwear accessories. And she is absolutely rocking this trend like no one else. Also, Candice Swanepoel, the Victoria’s Secret sweetheart was seen rocking a blue bandana, while being extremely cute, walking her puppy.

If you remember the 90’s iconic movie ‘Clueless’ you have to picture one of those high school queens being a total diva, while rocking the decade’s seminal fashion flick. Also, the glamorous ‘Jenny from the block’ rocked one white bandana, while being out with her hubby at the time, Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy. And if we’re talking rap, we must mention the grand late star Tupac Shakur. The bandana was not only a thing on his head, but a huge part of his style and of the way we remember the rap king. T upac Shakur is as synonymous with the red bandana as he is with the rap game. That’s a huge reason to love this old and new thing.

There’s no exact date of when it appeared, but we know one thing-everyone loves it. Bikers, hip hop stars, teenagers and fancy designers are showing us how to wear these headscarves in different ways and on different parts of our bodies.

Remember Jane Birkin and her wrist bandana? Or Robert Redford and his classic neckerchief? These are another two examples of how cool is this little piece.
Next time when you go the shopping mall and you see a beautiful bandana, take it and let it be your little nice accessory. It will add a little color and style to your whole outfit. 


27 July 2014

Sweet Treats Recipe Book

I recently got asked by our church to design & photograph a recipe book to help them raise funds to send a lucky lady to Sisters Conference this year. I thought I would show a little taster of what it looks like on here. 

For those who would be interested in helping fundraise it's selling for $30.00 only and you can contact shelleylamborn@gmail.com to order one.

23 July 2014

Red Letter Jewellery

Today has been one of the coldest days here in Hawkes Bay, I am definitely not a fan of winter that's for sure. I have been tucked inside with a wriggly little baby who has been a bit grumpy. Which has left me in front of the computer screen looking at these beautiful pieces from Red Letter Jewellery. Make sure you pop in and say hi!

21 July 2014

Make Your Own Pop Art Pet Portrait


Since we have a beautiful pug called Lola who I love to photograph, I thought this tutorial is actually worth giving a go! Such a great idea, especially if you don't have the software to create something like this. I'm guessing you can be as creative as you want with this and you could even use photo's of babies, parents, girlfriends etc..how amazing it it that when you pop something into a white frame it just smartens it up as well as the room it is in.

Make Your Own Pop Art Pet Portrait

1. You will need:
Spray glue, a white frame, pink and orange paper, a photo, a photocopier and scissors

2. Cut out the photo of your pet, and photocopy it onto pink paper

3. Cut out the pink paper with your pet on it and paste it onto your orange piece of paper

4. Frame it! Finish!

14 July 2014

Natural Parenting

After having Leon I have found a new awareness of natural parenting. At our playgroup I found a great magazine I thought a friend of mine would be interested called The Natural Parent. However I ended up reading half of it and found it really awesome. I then started flicking through the back pages and found Made4baby which is natural baby products which I absolutely love! I didn't think much of using general cleaning products for babies to start of with, until I actually had my own baby, and I then discovered how sensitive their skin can be. I am also a big fan of the Little Hearts natural bib & teether set which Leon loves, especially now that he has started to teeth! 

11 July 2014

Happy Home Living

Since we bought our house we had to fix a few things on it just like any new home owner would. Most of the time I have no clue what to do, so we rely heavily on friends & family's advice obviously. I also found this website called Hardware Online which I found really helpful. I have found quite a few tools and cables on our house on Hardware Online which has been super helpful. 

I find it so much easier buying online now than actually physically going into a shop since I have become a mum. You don't realise how much stuff you have to carry with you 24/7 when you have a baby and kids to look after. I'm guessing that 90% of woman with babies do their shopping online! It's just so much easier right?

04 July 2014

How To Find Uncommon Goods For Your House

caterpillar bud vase

Vintage Camera Pillows

Grow your own terrarium
Honeycomb decorative accent shelf

Hooray it's the weekend at last! I get to have some "me time" and by "me time" I mean time to sit on my bum on my laptop and dream about beautiful home décor for our new house. I wasn't aware that setting up a home takes so much research and vision. We have now realised that we enjoy the "less is more" type of home and slowly but surely I have started clearing out the stuff from five years ago that just wasn't us anymore. Fortunately for us we stumbled upon UncommonGoods home décor. 

One thing I didn't realise was how expensive setting up a home can be, especially if you are interested in running a theme through your house. This why we went for a more cleaner look since we have furniture from mine and Mike's flatting days, combined with my parents dining table etc.. That's why we found UncommonGoods so good because it has exactly what it says it has, unique items to make your home look fabulous.

In my online research on the newest trends, you would have noticed that the scandinavian look has taken off all over the internet stores. They seems to go for more of a natural interior environment. Things like geometrical shapes, wood & neutral colour tones, combined with with plants seem to have hit almost every Pinterest page out there it seems. 

Cute terrariums filled with moss on a wooden board in an empty white room transports us back to a more natural simplistic space and time. And to be quite frank it creates more of a relaxed atmosphere as well. I have shared a few favourites of mine on here today. Initially my idea was to put the honeycomb decorative accent shelf in Leon's room for all his little books. I want the terrarium to go on my dresser because I like a bit of green in the bedroom, and it's great for improving the air quality indoors. The vintage camera cushions would go on our bed of course, they would look great with a white duvet cover. Finally we get to the caterpillar bud vase. This would look great on our kitchen table with some freshly snipped camellias in them (if you follow us on Instagram you would have noticed that I have a bit of a fetish for this beautiful flower). 

I could spend hours whiling away the time on this wonderful site, filling our house full of stylish things to make it just the way I want it. I only hope my husband will one day let me make this reality!