A fresh new store in Mildura featuring Australian handmade design

Friday, June 22, 2012


What's been happening?

 Meeting our beautiful new niece Xanthe Sibella
 Making yummy gingernut cookies
 Making Hot Chocolate
 Making White Choc Rocky Road
  Making Woven Art
 Making bubble and cable knit scarves
 Making toadstools
and....Moving house

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

We're gonna be famous Ma!

Hey Mildura folk! Have you seen our ad on Win TV?

For the people who haven't seen, this is for you!

It is best to pause at the start to let it buffer, or...watch it twice to see it at it's best!

We encourage you to join in with the hand clapping!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Herbert & Friends

We would love to introduce you to our new friends who arrived yesterday after a long journey from Sydney! They are settling in nicely and investigating the shop.

Robin and Sophie the owls enjoying a cuppa ($77 each)

 Ronaldo and Ruben the foxes guarding our pot plant ($88 each)

Norris & Olivia the yeti's working out ($88 each)

Penelope the turtle looking for the perfect spot to hang out ($77)

She's not sure if this is it....

Rinn the Racoon has already left to live with a lovely lady, he sure was a charmer!

We are so pleased to have this bunch with us in the shop. Their maker Torunn from Herbert & Friends does a fantastic job in making these softies, she has paid so much attention to detail and has given us some info on each one so you know their story. We love them all. xx

Check out this video of the making of a synthesiser by Torunn, she is one very talented lady.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Are you reddy for this?

We have learnt since opening Fine & Sunny that lot's of people LOVE red!

Looking at this assortment, it's easy to see why!

Clockwise from top left
Hot Toffee porcelain bird on silk necklace
Hookturn BYO silicone cup
Paper Boat Press earrings
Otto & Spike Scarf
Polli wooden brooch (on scarf)
Livework Pens
The Paper Shed toadstool sewing kit
Phoenix organic drink
Flower press
La La land mini print
French Knitting helper

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Feeling snappy

Annie set a 3 photo challenge on Friday morning to take a few snaps of random things around our home's and Fine & Sunny...this is what we came up with. 

A very detailed shadow board in the shed

Inside an unsuspecting cupboard are newspaper clippings from the 40's and 50's

Grape vine losing it's leaves, love the snippet of blue sky

Little squirrel nail brush, a bargain at 20c

Favourite bathroom tile

Some lovely plants patiently waiting to be planted

Fine & Sunny
Our retro kitchen hutch, the best apple green

Dried billy buttons in a yellow Mud carafe

Our old school lockers, complete with Smash Hits stickers inside!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's in the box?

One of the best things about owning a shop is receiving a new box full of stock to unwrap like a big Christmas present!

Wooden tree puzzles
4 Colour pencils, beeswax block crayons and wooden rulers
Spinning tops
French knitting helpers

Marble tree in action!

Monday, April 23, 2012

ANZAC bickies

There were a few things that you could count on when you visited our grandparents on their farm in outback NSW.

A roast lamb meal
Bourke meat pies for lunch
A biscuit jar full of ANZAC bickie's
(Why is it always about food with us!)

We think Nan's recipe for ANZAC's are the best, they are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. We would like to share our Nan's recipe with you - let us know what you think.

Olive's ANZAC Biscuits
1 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Coconut
1 Cup Plain Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp Bicarb Soda
2 TAB Boiling water
125g Butter
1 TAB Golden Syrup

Preheat oven to 160 degrees
Combine oats, coconut, sugar, flour in large bowl.
Melt butter and syrup.
Mix bicarb soda and water, add to syrup mixture.
Add syrup mixture to dry ingredients, combine.
Spoon out tablespoons of the mixture onto trays.
Bake for 20 minutes (keep an eye on them)
Cool on trays.

Enjoy with a cup of tea, from a tea pot!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hanging out in the window

Our new window with the beautiful Angus & Celeste hanging planters

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Suspended with a super fine, high-strength, stainless steel hanging system that can withstand any environment.

 Each hanging garden comes in a lovely gift box and includes an extension cable to suit high ceilings and a rubber stopper to allow for drip-free indoor use.

Suitable for a wide variety of plants and  are excellent for people with small out door spaces.

The decoration incorporates bright vivid colours, graphics and illustration that are inspired by the natural world.

We think they would make a great wedding, engagement or house warming gift or maybe just a present for yourself?

A close up of our succulent pallet garden.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Warning.....Proceed with extreme caution

A look back at some of the yummy sweet treats Annie has baked for the Fine & Sunny cafe corner over the last few months....

Each one has been through a rigorous taste testing process before it is selected for the hungry Fine & Sunny customers.
It's a hard job.....but somebody has to do it.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hoppy Easter every bunny!

Two little bunnies for our window, we thought they were both girls....until we came into work the next morning and they had multiplied!


We also have some hot chicks in the window! 

Happy Easter!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Feels like a long weekend coming up...let's dance!

Friday, March 30, 2012

MT Tape is good stuff

We have some  lovely new designs of MT Washi paper tape in the shop and thought we would share a few ideas of what you could do with this wonderful product, other than stare at adoringly or throw up in the air and let them rain on you like $100 bills! (ouch)

Create mini buntings, make your own wall decals, pretty up vase's or bottles for flowers

Stick up photo's, kid's art, prints or dried flowers on wall's without damaging your paint

Make flagging for cake toppers or to stick in pot plants or new seedlings

Wrap your presents beautifully, make gift tags or invitations, jazz up school projects and spiffy up your scrapbooks

Label preserves, use by dates for freezing food, drinking glasses at parties

There are heaps of ideas on the Internet, we were pinning like mad on Pinterest!

We also have a video to share from a MT tape workshop in Japan with blogger Hello Sandwich, would loved to have been there!