Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In the loop...

Design by Juliet Mclaren
If you've been a fan of gran's loose change and a follower of the blog for the past year and a half, you would know by now that gran's loose change is no longer a live site. gran's loose change is heading on an adventure this Saturday with no set time of return. I have to say I'm feeling a little nervous, I'm not one to not plan, but this time I can't think of a more perfect way to fulfil my need of wanderlust.

I will be updating the gran's loose change blog with lots of bits and pieces - things that inspire me, places I go, things I see - so stay tuned, join us on the ride, you never know where we might end up xx

Sunday, August 21, 2011

garage sale...

A huge thanks to everyone who came down and saw us at the garage sale. Big thanks to Major Tom for hosting us and my Mama Bear, Jamee and Josh for being their amazing selves.

If anyone is interested in a limited edition illustration by the amazing Jade Culton (see above), shoot me an email. YOU NEED ONE IN YOUR LIFE!!

The website will be under construction for the next few days as I sort out what sold and what's still listed so please forgive me if you make a purchase and the order cannot be fulfilled, I will work as quick as I can to make sure the site is up to date.

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Up to 50% off EVERYTHING!!

Sale online now and next Saturday, there will be a real life sale for you to rummage through too. Don't miss out! Everything must go!

Monday, August 8, 2011

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not...

Before my darling friend Juliet shipped off to London early this year, I asked her to redesign elements of the gran's loose change website. My situation has since changed, as you well know, so we won't be investing time or money into a design refresh BUT, it is so freak'n cool I wanted to share it with you anyway. Thanks so much Julie, I love you one million hearts x

P.S The great gran's loose change garage sale is online NOW! Up to 50% off everything! And make sure you jot down Saturday 20th August, 12-4pm because we're having a real life garage sale that day too! EVERYTHING'S GOT TO GO!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Breaking news....!!!

After a long weekend of discussions, JM and I have made a rather large decision which will greatly affect gran's loose change.

On September 3rd, we are heading off to Bali for two wonderful weeks of sun, relaxation, adventure and fun. We arrive back in New Zealand on the 17th of September, only to turn around, hop back on a plane and make ourselves a life in Sydney....

gran's loose change is now 18 months old. In the past year and a half I have poured my heart and soul into the development and growth of the site and have loved (nearly) every second of it.

I have styled four lookbooks. I have had press in some of New Zealand's most popular magazines, blogs and newspaper supplements. I have featured in Frankie mag, twice. I have been interviewed on Central News and the Good Morning Show. I have worked with amazing designers, photographers and fellow creatives. I co-found The Little Big Markets and have met the most amazing people along the way.

But during this time, I have also worked (mostly) full time and recently, have felt really, really tired. My gran, my constant inspiration for this site, has always told me: "If you're going to do something, do it properly" and in the last few months, I haven't felt that I've been able to put 100% into the site that I am so ridiculously proud of.

With that in mind, as of the 1st of September, gran's loose change will no longer be a live site. We are going AWOL for awhile. I am going to refresh and relax my mind in Bali and then assess the market in Sydney as well as reevaluate what I want and what's best for me.

gran's loose change is not closing down, gran's loose change is just taking a much deserved rest. What that means is SALE time!!! Starting this Friday, ALL of gran's loose change will be on sale.

And we will also be holding 'The great gran's loose change garage sale' at a yet to be confirmed location in Mount Maunganui. Keep an ear out for more information.

I thank you all for your incredible support during the past year and a half. It truly means the world to me.