Sew Is Life

Sew is Life is written by E. It is a little space of blogging bliss inspired by art, design, craft, fashion, beauty and wellness. Based in Perth, Western Australia. Read about the daily ramblings of me being a mother of three and wife to an amazing creative man. The second me makes fresh skincare at SELF Organics. These are my stories sewn together with love.


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How’s everyone’s week shaping up? It’s a public holiday here in W.A, so my weekend feels extra long which is always fun :) Which means this week will feel extra short!

And OH how could I forget…’Sew is Life’ had its second blogversary (I think that is a word slowly making its way into the acceptable terms in social media). I must have missed it amongst all the on goings of May and now we are in June! *Mini freak-out* Why this year has been a BIG year for the both of us! 


It all started one day when I decided to turn my personal love of blogging into something more inspirational, instead of an online rant diary.

From the beginning, being a stay at home mum spending hours with my darling babies…cooking, cleaning, etc didn’t really make me feel ‘useful’. Even though everyone told me I was doing a great job…I didn’t feel stimulated and challenged. So I decided to share my creative side by writing tutorials about my side projects and my love for all things about beauty, design, fashion and art.

I’m really humbled that I am able to do this blogging gig and have met so many friends along the way that makes this so worthwhile. Plus I love it, because it ignited my passion in starting my own business in organic skincare. I have so much more plans in store for this year for SELF Organics. Follow SELF Organics journey on Facebook & Twitter

So to celebrate this exciting second year of blogging. I am running a giveaway with some pretty sweet prizes:


Model Co Gloss & Mascara duo


Daiso false lashes


Vintage ring (to fit any size) 


Country decorating magazines


Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer


Etude House CC Cream in Glow

All you have to do is answer this question in the comments section:

What would be the theme of the next party you host and why?

T&Cs: Sorry this competition is only opened to Australian residents at this time. But I have more giveaways to come for my international fans! This competition is based on how creative and unique your response is. And it will be decided by myself. You must also be a fan of the Sewislife Facebook page or follow 'Sewislife' on Twitter. Please indicate which in the comments. By tweeting about the giveaway and sharing on Facebook can score you more points. Giveaway ends on 23rd June and the one winner will be announced on the blog. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.


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Have a great week!

E x

I’ve never been a fan of the chilly temperatures, always a Summer girl at heart. So I have been stocking up on some accessories to pair with my Spring/Summer mood. Some of these items can also be teamed together with a Winter wardrobe, so it makes it more economical whilst enhancing your look all together.

The new season pieces at Lovisa range from pastel geometrics to metallic golds and dramatic blacks. You will also notice edgier pieces with spikes, big colourful stones and statement cuffs. The heavier the stack on your wrists, the better!

Here are a few items I picked up in the Perth city store last week, just because…

Pastel geometrics mixed with gold, it screams ‘Spring Fling’!

This is a spike & crystal necklace, beautiful and edgy at the same time

These came in a pack of three, they are plastic dress rings. I like to wear a different colour combination on my digits each day.

I really hope they will open an online store soon because I so happened to be in the city that day, and it is a very rare trip for me! Little presents in the mail are so much nicer :)

If you can’t get yourself into a Lovisa store right now, you can find some Lovisa items at The Iconic. The Iconic is currently offering $10 off minimum spend of $50 using the codeCFAF10M at the checkout (promotion ends 9th August 2012). They also offer free overnight shipping, so you will get a visit from the postie pretty much the next day if you place your order before 10pm (Sydney-siders) or 2pm (rest of Australia).

Do you like any of the new season trends? What accessories will you be wearing?

E x

I’m sure I wrote a post not too long ago about elegant cocktail rings with bling. Now it’s all about having a large rock, the mineral stone or raw uncut crystal on top of your digits. Sometimes these rocks can be mistaken for knuckle dusters, so be mindful not to bump into anyone who won’t be so forgiving!

Two rocks are never alike! Beautified by mother nature, it is a definite possibility that you can own a special unique piece of the earth for yourself. Each individual stone would have gone through different temperature, water and pressure treatments caused by natural erosion which results in their unique appearance.

Wire Wrapped Crystal Ring

Psychopomp Ring 

Pyrite Faceted Ring

Agate Stone Ring

Beach Stone Diamond Ring

Agate Stone Set Ring

I used to collect raw crystals as a little girl. My favourites were Amethyst and Rose Quartz. I believed they had healing powers and the ability to bring good spirit into one’s life. It was like my ‘juju’ or good luck charm. Now I think of it, I used to carry a rose quartz in my pocket to hopefully bring love into my life. And now I am surrounded by it :)

How I love these rings at the moment, brings me back to my young and carefree days. The Blue Agate Stone Ring from Miss Selfridge would be my favourite pick.

Miss Selfridge Retail Ltd (US)

Do you carry around a ‘juju’ to bring you luck, healthy, love etc? Do you believe in little tokens of good fortune?

Hope you all had a great weekend! I certainly did, I can’t wait to tell you more about it in my future posts. July has finally come to an end, if I can get through July I know I can get through the rest of 2011! I must say the year has taken a giant leap towards the end as we are already in August. A bit scary don’t you think?

I just wanted to share one of my recent buys, I bought this when I was feeling a little worse for wear and thought I would treat myself with a beautiful piece of jewellery from the Samantha Wills range. I have always admired the modern, cutting edge designs that Samantha Wills brand creates in her jewellery lines. They seem to transcend the seasons as the pieces speak to the individual whilst responding to the current trends seen on the runways. She is such a motivational young Australian business women, who takes her creativity to the next level with each line and does what she loves whilst leading the accessory industry. Plus SW has made me one very happy lady with this gorgeous ring to embellish my laboured hands.

Petite High Style Ring in Blush

Samantha Wills also offers free shipping worldwide when 3 items or more are purchased.

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