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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Look out guys!! It’s another haul, this time it’s a mini one from the November Vogue Online Shopping Night (VOSN). It was best for me to hold back on this one because of the upcoming Christmas season. But it took me so long to post about it because I was enjoying my goodies too much! The packages arrived just before I went away on my family road trip…so it was nice to bring the goodies along.

I bought some lovely leather ballet flats from Lolliette. Lolliette was a part of a select few Etsy shops that took part in the November VOSN who were offering customers 20% off their wares. I have been looking for a pair of comfy flats to wear to work, shopping and for every day running around and these were perfect! The fit is comfortable and the leather is soft. I bought the bronze colour, which is more like a tan brown because I figured it would go well with the rest of my colourful clothes. The shoes came in a dust protection bag too, which can double as a shopping bag. 

If you want to pick up some ballet flats for the holiday season, Lolliette is offering 15% off at their Etsy Shop now, use promo code XMAS2013 and the special runs until the 15th December. 

I picked up some amazing natural bath and body products from Milk and Co. at VOSN. They were having 50% off and I couldn’t resist to try out this brand. I bought a little bit of everything for the family. I have been wanting to try Lindy Klim’s range because knowing she is a busy mum/business woman she would know what Mums want!

I have to say…I am so happy to have discovered the beauty wipes, they are reversible. One side has micro-bead technology and the other side is smooth.  Exfoliating wipes for the WIN! The facial cleanser is very gentle and the smell is sweet like lollies, it also contains goji berry and hibiscus flower extracts.

My other favourite from the haul, would be the ‘Stinky Winky’ room spray, it naturally deoderises the room after a wiffy nappy change. Lindy would know how hard it is to extinguish that poo-ey stench, even opened windows and burning a matchstick won’t do the trick. This has a lovely geranium scent that leaves the room smelling right once again.

I bought hubz the face and body scrub. The man always talks about scrubbing his skin of impurities and this does all over! Simple and has a manly fresh smell that I love. I noticed Woolworths supermarket is now stocking some of the Milk and Co. range at the moment too. It seems to be every where I turn!

The November VOSN was a total shopping success. I saved a load and scored some things that I am now using day in and day out :)

Did you shop at the November VOSN? What did you end up buying?

Hope you all have a relaxing Sunday!

E x


It’s back! The Vogue Online Shopping night is on again, it all starts today at noon. Have you been checking out the Vogue website to keep an eye on your favourites and book marked your top shopping sites?

Sadly I will be at my work desk, but hopefully during my lunch break I can squizz out the specials on my smart phone. Or by the time I knock off I’ll be plonking myself in front of the laptop with a warm cuppa ahh…. The event runs from 12pm to 12am, so there is ample time to look and pick up some early Christmas bargains for friends, family or yourself!

You may also want to keep updated with what’s happening on social media by using the hashtag #VOSN and share the purchases you have made via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I would love to hear about your buys!

This is a great way to support Aussie brands too and I’m so happy that Etsy Australia has also jumped on board…because you too can support handmade from our local creatives!

And here are some offers that I shall be spying on today:


RY.com.au - spend $59 get a $10 voucher, free shipping, Plus One redken duo gift per customer for the first 50 customers only. Use code 'VOSN'


Activeskin - get 10% off, use code VOSN13’ and receive a dermalogica gift pack if you spend over $100 (but use codefree VOSN gift’)!

Nourished Life (Organic beauty store) - 10% off storewide with code 'VOGUE'

milkandco.com.au - 50% off (excludes shipping) use code ‘VOGUE13’



Eclektica.com - 30% off with the promo code 'VOGUETTE' and free shipping


missmoncur.com - 25% off with promo code ‘VOGUE’, first 50 shoppers will receive 15% off all purchases


Etsy.com - 20% off all VOSN retailers, use promo code ‘VOGUE’. Look out for Loliette who is owned by one of my mates from high school. She makes killer ballet flats. 



Ambrosia Candles - 15% off all items and a free candle for the first 15 orders over $30 and use the code ‘VOSN13’

Dinosaur Designs

- A complimentary Wishbone bangle, valued at $55 will be given to every customer who spends $200 or more in one transaction.
- Spend $500 or more in one transaction and receive a complimentary set of three Wishbone bangles valued at $165.


It’s such a great line up this Summer, so many new and upcoming retailers joining in. Oh-no watch out wallet!

Will you be buying anything during VOSN? What have you got on your list?

Have fun lovelies and login and have a say on social media by using the hashtag #VOSN. Everytime VOSN buzzes like a huge virtual marketplace and trens on twitter. I’ve always have fond memories of my time on VOSN.

I’ll see you there or maybe at ‘Shoppaholics Anonymous’ ;)

E x

Day 3 of #photoadayjuly project. The subject is ‘Best part of your day’

It’s little things in life that make you truely happy! This is what I received in the mail today, my order from Style Sofia during the VOSN (Vogue Online Shopping Night) and my brand new Podegi  (I met this really talented lady, Leila, through Twitter and she blogs about her sewing adventures here and sells Podegis from Tiny Mouse Designs 

I can’t wait to blog about these two parcels…and to show off my new bubba in my fashionable podegi! Thanks Leila xo   

E x


Not long to go now!! Only 4 more days till an online shopper’s dream will come to life once again. I have blogged about Vogue’s Online Shopping Night (VOSN) before over here. Truth be told, ever since that fateful September 2011 night…(and they have also held a Christmas special in November 2011) I have been hanging out for when the next BIG one would be. And now it is back and better than ever!

It is basically a fun night IN where lovers of quality fashion, come to check out beauty and fashion items at one-time only prices and even competition junkies come along to win a prize or two. This is the forum where fashionistas (in their jammies, hidden under their doonas) and online retailers from Australia and around the world come together and celebrate fashion & beauty with unbelievable discounts for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Most retailers offer free shipping, so you don’t need to step into a store.

Check out what all the fuss is about on the Vogue Australia website here

Check out the participating retailers for VOSN here

Here are some of my picks for the night and their special offers:

LIFEwithBIRD (for fashion apparel and accessories)- 20% off all stock, plus make a purchase and go in the running to win a $500 voucher

StyleSofia (for fashion apparel and accessories) - Be one of the first 20 customers to make a purchase and receive a Vogue Party Pack; enter to win a Vogue Travel Pack including a limited edition Diana F+ camera by joining Stylesofia on Facebook; plus, free shipping on all orders.

Dionna Headpiece

Frockaholics (For all your fav brands fashion apparel) - Enter “VOSN20” at checkout and receive 20 per cent off sale stock; be one of the first 30 people to spend $500 or more and receive a $50 voucher; sign up to the mailing list and receive a $15 voucher to spend on spring/summer stock; plus, free express shipping on all orders.

Eclektica (for stunning jewellery pieces) - Enter “VOGUE30” to receive 30 per cent off all stock; plus, free shipping on all orders.

Gorman (for bright fashion apparel and accessories) - 25 per cent off all stock; free shipping on all orders; plus, go in the running to win a pair of limited edition Hans Wegner Cigar chairs upholstered in an exclusive Gorman print valued at $6,500.

Triangle Bracelet

La Prarie (premium skincare) - Purchase any skincare product at www.laprairie.com.au and receive a La Prairie gift pack valued at $198; plus, a $50 gift voucher to spend with your next online purchase. Gift pack contains a Cellular Cleansing Water Eyes Face 60ml, Hydra Lift Firming Mask 15ml, Anti-Aging Day Cream 15ml and a Silver La Prairie cosmetics bag. Total gift valued at $248. Simply enter “VOGUE” at the checkout to redeem your gift.

Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Eye Line Filler

Jack London (something for the Man) - 25 per cent off all stock.

Styvesvant Coat

Will you be in front of your computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone this June 20th? What specials have enticed you?

Happy E-Shopping!

E x

What a kind gesture for Vogue Australia to host an Online Shopping event for online shopaholics on June 8th during the wet and rainy season. It is like Fashion’s Night Out without walking in heels down a red carpet, but in the comfort of your own home, sitting in front of your laptop in ugg boots and jammies. Judging from all the activity on Twitter it sounded like Vogue had a successful first online shopping night, so I hope there will be more to come!

But what comes with online shopping is the patience of receiving the goods. I have developed this sense of anticipation for quite some time now. It is worth it in the end when you scored a bargain with item + shipping equaling less than what you paid in the stores. Not to mention the amazing competitions that several retailers were running during the event!

While shopping at Napoleon Perdis, I was one of the first 80 shoppers to snap up their Deco Deluxe Lip Gloss. A limited edition set of gorgeous, glimmering, lip smacking lippies that I was so surprised to receive in the mail with my Palette Patrol. I swear all the lip glosses that have gone astray in the last four years amaze me, they have ended up in the car, in my hand bag, in the other hand bag, in the nappy bag, in the jacket I wore last Winter and so on. I hope to take care of this set of pretties to last me a while.

Deco Deluxe Lip Gloss


Napoleon Perdis Palette Patrol

On VOSN I stumbled across the StyleSofia shopping website (first time I heard of it!), which I instantly thought “this is a sign” because they have my daughter’s name! And their fashion is fun, feminine, flirty, easy to wear and a price tag that makes me grin like a Cheshire cat. I was also very fortunate to be one of the shoppers that picked up a KustomKix pack with my purchase. I received a Lime Crime lipstick in Retrofuturist,it is the perfect red to suit all skin tones. Ever since then, I have become a fanatical Lime Crime follower! And some goodies from Space Factory, including their nebula scarf and ‘We Believe’ t-shirt.

  Hillarys Boat Harbour

Lime Crime Lipstick in Retrofuturist & Me at Hillarys Boat Harbour wearing a Space Factory Nebula Scarf

I hope you guys make it to the next VOSN, because it was such an exhilarating experience for me (minus the RSI from frantic clicking through sales) and I think anyone who has an eye for a bargain, especially when it comes to fashion, will have a ball. ‘Like’ the Vogue Australia’s Facebook Page or subscribe to their mailing list to keep up to date with their next VOSN. 

On September 8th 2011, Vogue will be hosting their Fashions Night Out around the globe. In Australia, the festivities will be happening in Sydney but keen fashionistas can also participate online. Go to the website to check out more information about the night. Support our Australian designers and local fashion industry! Keep our economy going strong ;)