Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A beautiful sign of things to come

I wanted to share with you a snippet of the gorgeous items that will be arriving in our shop soon.


I will update you on pricing and arrival date as soon as possible, I promise!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Martha Stewart Show {Memories from Manhattan}

I travelled to NYC with my friend and neighbour Michelle in March this year. Michelle shares my loves of all things crafty and party related. She is a mad (as in a really, really good) sewer and is always willing to help me out in the jam. Michelle made the gorgeous ruffled tablecloths I used in this party.

So one of our bucket list of things to do was visit the set of the Martha Stewart Show and we were lucky enough to score tickets. Another friend of mine Marlene who lives on Long Island also joined us for the taping. Here are some pics from the shows taping.




The warm up guy, funny man Joey Kola



My oh my what a lovely bunch of apples you have! So big and shiny and round!


Everyone is busy prepping the set



I've died and gone to ribbon dispenser heaven.


Then I've come back to earth and died (again) and this time I went to milk glass heaven.


As you can see the set is quite large


Here we are. Marlene, Michelle and I.


The one we came to see. Hail the Queen of Style and Organisation.


See you again sometime Martha!

If you would like to visit the Martha Stewart Show, click here to apply for tickets.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Desigual Building {Memories of Manhattan}

In March of this year I had the absolute pleasure of visiting NYC (again) and Chicago for the first time.

I'm going to do a few posts about my trip over the next few weeks.

Here is the Desigual Building on W35th Street. Just a few steps away from the hotel we stayed at.

By day


By night


Aren't the colours amazing! I could just stand outside this building and stare for hours.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cake Design

I'm attempting to design (and stick with my design!) Olivia's cake for her 7th birthday. I keep coming back to the cake I made for her 5th birthday. I know it's big and the only edible tier was the middle one but I still love it. It's simple and looked so pretty and girly.

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The gorgeous topper you see sitting on top was handmade my Jenny at Lollipop Workshop. This beautiful image was taken by my friend Leanne Stamatellos.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Beautiful new jars now available in the shop

I just had to share these with you. For those die hard candy jar fans, I think you are going to love these. They are all available now in the shop.

Grace Candy Jar

Grace Candy Jar available in small and large sizes

Dorothy Jar

Dorothy cut glass lidded jar (named after my Grandmother)

Do you love them too?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Favourite Things" Winners

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to enter my latest giveaway. I'm happy to announce the following winners.

Kate Spade Pencil Case and Stationery - Anna

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Jo Malone Travel Fragrance Set - Heidi

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Five Runners up prizes of a Jo Malone Red Roses Petite Fragrance and SDD notepad -

Monica Braiding

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Style Me Gorgeous

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Jess Frost

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Kelly Green

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Congratulations to all our winners. Could you please contact me at sharnel@sharneldollardesigns.com.au with your postal address so I'm able to send your prize off as soon as possible.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My favourite things giveaway

If you are long time reader of my blog you will know how much I love Kate Spade. I remember drooling over her bags in David Jones in the Queen Street Mall at 21 years of age. My other favourite, must have item is my signature Jo Malone Red Rose perfume. I seriously can not get enough of this stuff! If you look carefully you will see a bottle of it in my blog header.

While I was in NYC last month I knew I just had to get a few of my favourite things to share with you, my readers.

I'd love to give you a chance to win one the following prizes.

Prize 1 - Kate Spade pencil case with stationery

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Prize 2 - Jo Malone travel size duo

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For your chance to win just leave a comment here on this post telling me your favourite scent. This competition is open to all readers worldwide. Entries close Friday, 13th May 2011 end of business. Both winners will be posted here Saturday 14th May 2011.

Good luck!