Tuesday, December 31, 2013

More Glam Wrapping

Some more of my prezzies GLAM WRAPPED ! So absolutely enjoyed gift wrapping at this time of the year. I do have a hard time wrapping anything that doesn't come in a box though, so I was stumped when it came to the cylindrical shapes. Some I wrapped as bonbons and some trimmed with ball ribbon.....they turned out alright. When the recepients say, "I don't want to open it as its too pretty to spoil" then I know I got it right !

Monday, December 30, 2013


All pics via Mytenida blog

Another great blogger with a superb style, Mytenida effortlessly mixes elements together and has the best jewellery collection I've seen. Some of her recent looks, you can see more on her blog.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Just a minute in................December 2013

Some of my favorite bloggers like Kelly Smith and Daydream Lily were doing a post on moments in their current month and I thought this was a nice way to share what is happening in my life. So here goes.......

Reading..........Austin Kleon's 'Steal like an Artist' (for the second time round in 4 days), Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk, Fashioning Reality by Ben Barry - does anyone else read multiple books simultaneously??
Listening..............Bastille, Imagine Dragons, One Republic
Watching..........The Desolation of Smaug, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes UK
Buying.........X'mas prezzies for family and friends, Party dress for myself 
Making........Glam wrapping the Xmas prezzies
Loving..........the time with my kids, I was so busy before with my corporate job stressing about other people's problems that it took away from my home life. Now I get to hear their school stories first hand and discovering that both my girls have a great sense of humor!
Wanting........this ice to melt away, the ice storm caused such havoc leaving some of my dear friends without power over Christmas day

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cage Heels

Camo Jacket - Local thrift store
Faux Leather stretchy skirt - Gift from my dear sister
Guns n Roses Tank - F21
Cage Heels - Local Walmart
Sometimes you do not expect to find something in that shop..............never ever expect it ! So when I walked into my local Walmart and saw these amazing grey cage heels, I was completely blown away. I was super excited and then noticed they were on SALE too ! (guess the locals do not like cage heels! - better for me).

Friday, December 20, 2013

Rock N Roll Boho - An era to remember

Pics courtersy of blog Color Me Nana
These pics have such a great vibe and mood................can almost hear the music playing.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sparrow Lyn Giveaway - WINNER

The WINNER of the Sparrow Lyn $50 Giveaway is


Congratulations to you ! and Happy Spending ! 

Thank you to everyone for participating. It was my first giveaway but not the last ! Watch this space for future giveaways and flash sales ! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

KENDI everyday

Kendi started off with a BLOG and now she runs her own clothing store. If you had to ask me three years ago what would I be doing? I would say working at my corporate job (where I worked for 18 years and thought it would be the header on my tombstone).....but here I am three years later running my own Online Vintage / Handmade Clothing store. I swear to you I did not see this coming. I have always loved fashion.........my University friends tell me I was always designing clothes for them.........so Fashion is what I live and breathe. But to think I would actually be running my own thing, having an outlet for my own designs and ideas, working in Fashion on a daily basis............WOW..................and when I stop to think about it - I am so so grateful. Everyday I wake up and cannot believe I am doing this. Working for myself, running my own show, 'creating' every single moment.............which is really all I want to do. CREATE.

Reading this article was so inspiring for me...........how she set up, what her day looks like, how she manages the shop and the blog. When I grow up I want to be just like her.

If you are looking for inspiration read more on her journey here:

Kendi's Blog:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Custom Glam Wrapping at Sparrow Lyn

Click here to buy.

 Some more options for you to choose from...............custom gift wrapping listed as a separate purchase.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sparrow Lyn Giveaway

WIN a $50 Gift Voucher to Sparrow Lyn, Bohemian Rocker Vintage Fashion and Illustrated Tees

To celebrate my Sparrow Lyn Etsy shop hitting 1100 Admirers I want to thank you by hosting this $50 Gift voucher Giveaway. I am in my second year of running the shop and have learned so much in this short time.........this is my Thank you to YOU for sticking around with me. Win this Gift Voucher and spend it on anything from my shop and item will be shipped to you free of charge !! (***limited to North America). 

Here's how you can enter:

1) LIKE my Sparrow Lyn Facebook page
2) SHARE this post on your Facebook page 
3) Follow my Sparrow Lyn BLOG 
(If you have already liked my Facebook Page then share this post - it will automatically entitle you to two entries)

This gives you 3 different ways to get your entries into this Giveaway. The Sparrow Lyn Giveaway runs December 6 - 13, 2013 midnight. Have fun with this guys ! Its for you ! 
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Game of Thrones - Helmut Lang Fall 2012

I just watched GAME OF THRONES - all three seasons in three weeks and I am obsessed! Cannot get enough of it. Then to discover that Helmut Lang's Fall collection was completely inspired by the show - LOVE at first sight! Spring 2014 cannot come any sooner..................season 4.

Who is your favorite characted? Mine would have to be John Snow..............my heart always goes out to the underdog.

Get your Best Frock on !

Have you found that perfect dress for your Office or Family Christmas Party, the NY Bash? There are some really awesome dresses in the shop for this season. You are bound to find something you like in this great collection. Personally my favorite is the last one.........the black maxi with glitter spots - so elegant and chic. Check out more in the shop.

CLICK HERE to view

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sparrow Lyn Custom Glam Wrapping

Can you tell I love Glam Wrapping.... as I call it !  Christmas is my favorite time of the year as I get to glam wrap ! I bring out all my guns............ribbon (which I have tons of ), paper (I have nowhere to store the many rolls), feathers, pearls, stickers, embellishments...........and the list goes on!

My family thinks I am really cuckoo because I refuse to give a gift card - not much to wrap there. I will only buy and present things that come in boxes SO I CAN GLAM WRAP ! They might be right there but hey its my small pleasure.

So if you want your Sparrow Lyn purchase to be Glam wrapped then give me the absolute joy of doing it ! Purchase of service is available as a separate listing in the shop. Click HERE

This purchase went out to a very special customer..............hope she likes it !