Thursday, October 20, 2011

Feeling a little green

Will searching the pages of madeit I can across some goregous items made by other clever and talented madeit sallers in the shade of GREEN. There is something for everyone here, going to the races, a gift for a friend or even yourself or just something for around the house.

Notebook - Kezzall Crafts                                         Lamp - Lulus lamps                                         

Cupcake Soap - Bubble Lane                    Purse

Cushion - Henrietta and morty                        Ring - Shade of a bonsai tree

Happy Shopping


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Facebook Page

Keep up to date with the latest news and information for Arti Mardi Personalised Buntings and other products via my facebook page. Like my facebook page and receive news feeds when I update my page. Spread the Arti Mardi word by letting your friends know about my page and receive a discount on your next purchase/order via facebook!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Buy Handmade this Christmas


With so many great handmade products from very clever artist and crafties why not shop at MADEIT for all your family and friends this Christmas.

Also decorate your house for the festive season with my MERRY CHRISTMAS BUNTING also available form madeit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


After a great day of catching up with one of my dearest and closest friend, we took the kids up to see the donkey that lives close by to our house. Little Miss C has loved this donkey from a young age and is not scared to feed him carrots on a daily basis if she had it her way.... I was glad to capture this moment with some pics for the memory book.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

In the Garden

A perfect spring day to be out in the garden, with the birds singing and the butterflies out and about. I captured this photo while pruning the sea daisies. As C was having her afternoon nap she was unable to see the butterfly so I wanted to shown her what I had found in the garden. Unfortunately soon after taking this snap the cat jumped and caught the butterfly as it flew past her. I scared the cat and luckily her grasp on the butterfly was not enough to kill or damage the wings and the butterfly flew away to a safer back yard.

Happy Spring Everyone


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Madeit Home Page Feature

My Hot Pink and Lime Green Bunting made the home page of the Pretty in Pink. All items are handpicked by made it and are on the home page for a day.

Thanks Madeit

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zoom Zoom Rocket Top


Were going to the moon!!

Hope onboard my madeit Shop and
pick up you very own rocket top

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Were going to the moon!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Arti Mardi goes RETAIL!!

My small business has had its first big step. Arti Mardi buntings are now available in my very first retail shop in Sunbury, Victoria. Ella May's Boutique is a clothing and accessories shop located at 88 O'Shanassey Street.

I am thrilled that my handmade adventure has taken me down this road and look forward to seing what journey I will experience along the way. Hopefully not too bumpy!!!!

For those of you who do not live near Sunbury Arti Mardi buntings and Appliques Tops are still available via my MADEIT shop

Friday, September 2, 2011

Jingle Bell Rock

With Christmas coming soon, I have been working on a design for a bunting and appliqued top. Below is a sneak peak at the applique top which will actually play Jingle Bells and many other favourite Christmas tunes. Once the finishing touches have been added and road tested by C for durability the top and bunting will be listed on my MADEIT shop just in time for Christmas.

Have a great weekend


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chibobo, Zambia

Back in 2008 I was fortunate to travel with a group from St Marys Anglican Church to Zambia to visit and work with the locals of the chibobo community and orphanage. While we were there we completed a playground for the basic school, and started the koala club with the careers of the orphans.

The playground was one of the major projects to be completed and with many set backs we were able to finish in time. The children would watch day after day with anticipation of what was being created in front of their eyes. As Chibobo is located 450km from the capital Lusaka and 30km from the closest town Serenje, many of the children have never seen a playground before.

Since the playground was constructed the number of children attending the school has increased!!!

It was noticed that the careers of the orphans had little to do during the day when the children were at school. A need for sawing and knitting was noticed as been not only a source of making clothing for the children but also as a possible source of income for the orphanage.Which started out as a small group of 8 ladies and 2 men the group increased daily as the word spread amongst the community, with very little supplies some were using sticks as knitting needles.

A few years down the track the group now meets weekly with some members walking up to 10km to enjoy the time shared together. They won 1st prize in Serenje with their placemats and other items made from local fabricand made uniforms for the children to attend school in. It is such a joy to see how far they have come in this time and I hope one day that I will return to Chibobo to share with them once more.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ladybug Themed Products

Fly into my madeit store and find these
3 new ladybug themed items.

Great gift idea for any little girl who must have a handbag to match her outfit

Having a ladybug themed party?
Then this bunting will be perfect to set the scene for your next party

Add a touch of red, black, white and yellow shown below to your party
with some examples shown below

Bunting by Arti Mardi
Invitations by Alannah Rose
Handbag & Top by Arti Mardi
Ladybug cookies
Party favour box

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Claytons Quilt

My latest handmade adventure has taken me on an exciting ride of making a
quilt to match an All Star Bunting.
Jess had received a bunting for her son as a christening gift from the godmother and decided that a
matching quilt and cushion would be perfect for his room.

I have absolutely loved making this quilt and think that have caught the quilting bug.

Visit my online store Madeit to see this and many other bunting designs.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Crocodile in Vintage Car

Snap, Snap into my 

for this very cute crocodile in a vintage car top which now available.

Personalise the top with a childs name or even have a girly car just like one happy customer has.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland

With school holidays in full swing and the kids complaining that they are bored, why not have the kids create an easter decoration that is inexpensive and very very cute.

Simply visit your local hardware store or paint shop and collect your supplies!!!! String and FREE paint chips

1.Trace and cut an egg shape out (Egg Shape)
2. Punch two holes in the thin end of the egg shape
3. Place string in one hole and out the other

4. String all chips together and you now have a easter garland

For more great easter decoration and other fantastic ideas visit this website:

Happy creating


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nautical Theme Products

With Red and Navy Blue the in colours for this season I have created a bunting and a matching boys yacht top to match. This would make the perfect party theme for any young boy or to simply decorate a bedroom.

You can purchase both of these products via my made it shop by clicking here
                        L/Sleeve Top

One lucky boy has already recieved a long sleeve top to wear this winter

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Werribee Open Range Zoo

What a fantastic day my little girl had at the Werribee Open Range Zoo for her little friends 3rd birthday.The rain held off with a few sunny moments but overall a perfect day at the zoo.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Melly & Me - Little Miss Mouse

I have almost finished my first attempt at a bag and I'm more happy with the outcome.

The Melly & Me - Little Miss Mouse pattern is so cute and with easy step by step instructions I have only the ears to go (still looking for that perfect material to match). 

For other Melly & Me patterns including a free Kokeshi stuffie visit:

PS. I can't wait for the bags new owner to wake up from her afternoon nap to see her reaction!!! Then off to find ear material.........

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Charlie & Lola Cake

My nephew Cadyn recently celebrated his birthday and his very talented mum created this Charlie & Lola birthday cake for him.

 His "Happy Birthday Cadyn" bunting hung behind the table which created a great back drop.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

All Stars Bunting

With Cadyn's Happy Birthday bunting finished I am now on to his brother bunting. As Cadyn and Rohnan share a bedroom the buntings are in the same theme of Riley Blake "All Stars" but in different shades. As I am in currently in a different state my partner has been to the local quilting shop to purchase some material and all of this on his birthday. Happy Birthday dear, sorry that I am unable to be with you to help celebrate the day with you. I hope you like your surprise.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Carnival/Circus party theme

With Charlotte's 2nd birthday only a matter of weeks away, I have been deciding on a theme. I want all of her friends and cousins of all ages and gender to able to enjoy the day, so what could be any more fun than a carnival/circus theme. As I search the net I have been inspired by so many different ideas and can not wait until the big day arrives to see all the planning come together.

Here are some of the websites that I have drawn inspiration from:

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