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    Hello and welcome! I am Joanna, a wife, a mother and the artist behind the olive bird store. This blog is a space to scribble notes on a life filled with creativity and joy. Along the way I'll share arty endeavours, things that inspire me and other random streams of consciousness. I hope you enjoy and come back and visit often!

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    Cookie mix in a jar

    I’m not sure where I stumbled across this idea, but I’m happy I did. This Christmas I made a few jars of cookie mix for gifts. I found some 1 Litre glass jars, filled them with layers of the dry ingredients, printed labels with cooking instructions and attached some of our gift tags. These are […]

    Christmas at our place

    I thought I’d share a few brief glimpses of our first Christmas with our baby boy. It was crazy as usual with seven family get togethers to rush around to over a few days. I thought Christmas at six months pregnant was exhausting, Christmas with a nine month old bub is insane! From our family […]

    This moment

    One photo capturing a moment from my week. A simple, beautiful moment to be soaked in and cherished. No words needed. Feel free to share a link to your moment in the comments. 

    Our Christmas market

    I know I must have been busy over December, as I still haven’t posted the pictures I took of our Christmas market at Hide and seek. It was great to have some new products out on display and to wander around the other stalls. I’ve already started sketching ideas for next Christmas! If you stopped […]

    Some Christmas cheer for your day!

      . Over 3 days the Foster family took 6000 photos and created the cutest Christmas video ever (yes, ever). This gorgeous family forgoes sending Christmas cards in exchange for video greetings . This years whimsical, vintage Christmas inspired video ooses fun. What a beautiful way to share some Christmas joy with your kids whilst inspiring creativity […]

    Christmas designs!

    Here’s what I’ve been up to during nap time today. It’s starting to feel like Christmas round here! We’ll have prints and gift cards with these little guys on them at the December Hide and Seek Market on the 19th! Prettying up the place for Christmas