Archive for the ‘Wedding Stationery’ Category


Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Well hello everybody long time no blog.
I just wanted to pop in and let you all know I am still around. I have had trouble updating the blog due to timing as I am now 24 weeks pregnant. The pregnancy has stripped me of all my energy. Personally, I feel it is unnatural to work full time, be pregnant, have a toddler and also wish to pursue extracurricular activities such as sewing and blogging. Another thing that stops me from being able to update the blog was my own indecisiveness. I didn’t want to blog about things that weren’t actually happening or I haven’t fully decided upon. So let’s visit what has actually happened.

As mentioned previously, I am pregnant! My husband and I fell pregnant with our second child after 9 months of trying. I know this isn’t a lot for other people but we had such great success with Audrey, it came as a bit of a shock. 




I also contributed my free time to a creative endeavour which was published by Style Me Pretty I was approached by Mornington Peninsular photographer to be part of a styled feature.

It was also featured by Ivory Tribe

I was only 7 weeks pregnant and in the thick of extreme fatigue when I put together this wedding stationery suite.

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 I was pleased with the results as I’m sure all the other people that contributed are. All credits are in the 2 links above.

Photos – Michelle Pragt of In Photography

If you are a bride to be do not hesitate to check these people out especially if you are located in Victoria. If you’re interested in my services then distance isn’t an issue.

With what little spare time I had left I dedicated it to sewing as the sewing bug has hit me. It has been extremely frustrating though to try and sew with a toddler around. It is also quite dangerous without anything between the toddler and the sewing area in terms of a barrier. She is an opportunist and will grab the pins, scissors, fiddle with the overlocker, play with the iron cord, etcetera, at any given chance. But I love her to death and she’s the reason why I sew.

Here is a look at some things I’ve made.









But the biggest thing to come out of being pregnant and wanting to sew all the time is – What are we going to do with our house?

We currently reside in a 2 bedroom house. We have decided to stay put and live with what we’ve got. Doing an extension to include more room is just not something we can do at the moment with our financial situation and not something we will see happening in the next 7 to 10 years. With another child on the way and my desire to sew, we are in desperate need of room. We have finally decided after months of deliberation is to convert our garage into a usable space. We looked at all sorts of other options like knocking down the garage and removing it. Having something built externally and craned in or put together on site.

Jenny Rose Innes on Instagram posted from her builders, a new endeavour there pursuing with outbuildings which are built off site and brought in. I was keen to go ahead with that until I had more people look at my existing garage and comment “why don’t you just fixed the garage the way it is?” And that is the direction we will head in.

The garage is 3 metres by 8 metres giving us 24 square metres of usable space it just needs a facelift I have had a builder come around and quote. Still waiting for the quote but I will go into this further in another blog post.

Another thing that is happening around our house is we are changing the disgusting ugly terrible aluminium windows back to the former western red cedar windows.

To match what was there already there but sadly removed by people that clearly have no taste. I now need to get a quote on putting lead light in the front 3 windows that face the street to match my neighbour’s bay window and other houses in the area from the same era.

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You could say I am in nesting mode but the truth of the matter is nothing will be done before this baby arrives. Typical! I have made peace with that and have just moved on.

Another thing that has been happening around my house is gardening. I planted spring bulbs that gave me a beautiful display in my front garden bed which has now finished flowering.

We were all so sick to death of having plants in the black plastic pots we bought them in years ago, we have now repotted all our plans into terracotta pots.

We planted out the garden bed that goes part way along the length of the garage with iceberg standard iceberg roses, buxus and lavender. We will extend this garden bed to be deeper as it appears the roses don’t have quite enough room. It is a narrow garden bed.

The great thing with knowing we are just going to stay in the house the way it is means we can now renovate it to completion. We were too hesitant to do any renovations because anything we did do would be affected by an extension later. It would be in effect a waste of time and money but now that we are just going to have a 2 bedroom house with the studio, we are quite happy to finish everything off. Such as the second bedroom, the large laundry and the gardens. This gives me a lot of excitement and I feel very creative. It took a lot of time, discussions and number crunching to get to this decision but I feel this is the right decision for us at the right time.

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Want to dig up this ugly slopey concrete and lay down a stone patio.

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Don’t let the flakey paint throw you. Just received a quote to replace the glass on the windows in this room and fix the sash weights as the windows will be heavier and THEN, we will get them painted. They are actually in great condition. It is just flakey paint.

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A metal shed that I want to remove and replace with a cedar cute cottage shed. Mint and rosemary going crazy! Neglected mother in laws tongue in the background. . . I don’t really like this plant and guess who gave it to me. . . GUESSSSS, you will never guess!!!!

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Teddy Bear Magnolia about to flower. I have 3 of these plants and I have just had them planted into MUCH larger pots before we decide where they will go in the garden and they are doing much better. I was scared they were going to die a slow death.

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Stupid bats came through last year when my neighbours had these trees in their yard and shat everywhere. That is what the marks on the garage are! But our neighbours removed those noxious trees! And this year, no bats!

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My little topiary collection! My favourite is Korean buxus! I love my standard bay tree too! Friends got us a bay tree seedling for our house warming and sometime last year I decided I wanted to train it into a lollipop and massacred it. Left a tuft of about 4 leaves on top. My husband was shocked when he saw it and a bit mad, I said, just trust me!! AND LOOK AT IT NOW!

(GOD I HATE MY BROWN COLORBOND FENCE! But I love them too. They are in good knick and there is no fencing dispute between neighbours that I have seen play out at the court house, so gotta be grateful)

Another future blog post will be year of the garden YOTG that will be 2016 when I am on maternity leave!! I can supervisor children and my husband can garden to his heart’s content. It’s impossible at the moment to do much on both of our separate weekends (me: Thursday and Friday, Him: Saturday and Sunday) as we are alone.

Really looking forward to maternity leave next year and I’m not going to do something silly like I did with Audrey and only have 4 months off. I’m going to enjoy my time with my family and hopefully have a year off.

 Thank you for getting this far and can’t wait to update you further.

Baby Shower Stationery

Monday, March 4th, 2013





Designed and made by me

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Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

I hope you are all having a lovely festive day!

I am at work celebrating it with a good bunch of co-workers.

This is the 3rd year I have worked Christmas day. It’s not too bad. We will all dig in and get the work done as fast as possible and high tail the hell out of there so we can be with family and friends and eat yummy left overs!

I want to thank you all for reading my blog!

I would continue my blog even if there was no readership, as I love that it journals my life, although receiving comments makes it all the more special.

Thank you for taking the time out in your day to stop by and say a few words, I really appreciate it and I hope I have entertained you throughout the year.

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The picture above is a wreath I hand painted with watercolour paints for my own Christmas cards to send out!


House warming & Baby shower invitation

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Here is my latest stationery work.

The client is due with their first baby after trying for 5 years and a little IVF help.

They are also moving house! So they are combining a house warming with the baby shower and at that stage, the baby would have arrived!

The original water colour art work.

Original hand painted.

Scanned and made into card with envelope.

And some separate little “We’ve moved” cards in lilac with matching envelopes.

All stacked up and ready to post with the original artwork!

If you are interested in these cards, check out my etsy listing here

(sorry about the blurs!)

I’m back again, with more flowers

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Here to bombard you again. Okay, not really. I only have a couple out of the 45 pics I took.

In my defence, I took so many pictures, because I am actively practicing with the manual mode on my DSLR.

This is the little garden bed along side the garage where I planted these beauties. And there is so much more to come!

Sad news for you, yayness for me!

I really want to see a red one. The fuchsia is nice though.

Once these flowers are done flowering, I want to fill this garden bed with an espalier/trellis of jasmine vine.

Just like this.

This one and . . . .

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got the chop and placed in my vintage glass candlestick holder masquerading as a vase

Which you can see here.

It is also perched on the window sill of the 2nd bedroom THAT I NEED TO PAINT. OH LORD GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO PAINT MY WINDOWWWSSSSS!!!!

Too bad, I am busy taking flower photos and finishing off wedding invitations.

I have sent the top secret french elopement invitation to the printers yesterday (though no pics till October, as per requests of the bride as it is all very “hush hush” which I can understand)

And I am finishing off my friends invites that are half in English and half in Serbian for her October wedding!

They will be gold foil and some things in turquoise watercolour! Busy busy busy.

Menu & Table Numbers

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Finished trimming these menu’s and table numbers for a client.

Just back from the Post Office, sending them away.

(Husband drove me, feeling pretty drowsy. Going for a lie down)

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The next 4 days I will be at work (yes Christmas day included)

I have been wrapping up some custom jobs!

Including this one for a fabulous client!

Just thought I would take this time to thank you all for reading my blog!!

My Blog turned 2 in late Nov! I enjoy receiving all your comment, even the spam… ahh NOT. Hope to entertain you in the new year with talks and pics of renovations and BABIES!

I am not pregnant, but they are definitely on the cards.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for this year and the next!

Justine + Luke Custom Wedding Stationery

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Good Morning everyone.

Here is a few pictures of my latest custom wedding suite I did for a lovely client.

They were letter pressed on the most amazing imported Italian stock in two colours, lilac and grey ink.

The envelopes were custom designed by me and made with imported Japanese paper.

The suite consists of:


Wishing well card

R.S.V.P card

Thank you card

Outer “Cupid’s Bow” envelope lined with hand marbled paper from Thailand

Inner “Cupid’s Bow” r.s.v.p envelope

“Cupid’s Bow” address label

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Please contact me if you would like to have your wedding stationery custom designed by me.

If you are interested in purchasing  “Cupid’s Bow” envelopes, please contact me as well. They are available in 2 sizes (shown) and 3 colours (lilac, oat and white)

All work is copyright by NeoReverie. Please contact me in writing before publishing these pictures anywhere else. laura at  neoreverie dot com dot au (No spaces and correct characters)


It is sale time!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

I need a new car!

I need to launch my website at the very least, by the end of the year, but aiming for September!

In the mean time, I have listed a few things for sale and I will add more in the coming weeks.

First on the list is reproduction panton chairs. They are black and I have 6 for sale.

I would like $350 for them.

Gumtree here Sale pending!

eBay here Sale pending!

(Hint, put your best offer as $350 and I will accept it. I couldn’t figure out how to put a buy it now ad up for $350 and this is all I managed, hence the pricing difference)

As you are aware, I design stationery and I am also a bit nifty at hand sewing. I have created several wedding stationery sets, including my own, that was featured on Style Me Pretty and I made 3 veils for my wedding. 2 of which I will be listing for sale soon, (I have found a GORGEOUS model, but need to get her a dress to wear)

I have also listed my very first item on etsy! It is a bridal clutch that I hand-made.

Buy her here! She is STUNNING!

The card that is peaking out of the clutch, is the latest invitation I have designed. The invites have not been formally posted to guests as yet, so I need to keep it under wraps. But once it has been I will photograph the entire set and show you all the lovely details. It was just a coincidence that the clutch lining was the same colour as the invitations.

Help my business out, please ‘like’ me on Facebook

If you want, you can ‘follow’ me on Twitter

And register your interest on my new website

My new website is an online shop with the option to custom make stationery suites, veils and clutches.

Our wedding featured on Style Me Pretty Australia!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

When I first set out to plan my wedding, it was all about creating an occasion worthy of being featured on the greatness that is Style Me Pretty.

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