28 April 2010

cloud love

Eli and Toggle just finished making a cute cloud mobile from yellow and pink fabrics - intended as a gift for a little baby girl! We picked up the idea on the Rummey Bear blog where Anna made one for her baby girl inspired from Art Nest's cute cloud mobile. Here's our finished product!

24 April 2010

analog obsession

Eli and Toggle simply adore this analog postcard set by Yellow Owl Workshop. We especially love the typewriter and camera postcards!

keeping it simple

Eli's newest diana photos to share! I love the simplicity of these shots.

22 April 2010


Eli and Toggle are in love with these prints from Hand-Made-Love. You can find the Hand-Made-Love blog here and etsy shop here.

what's on your wall?

Eli is feeling just a 'tad' bit homesick (she's in Italy). So after filing through some old photos on her computer she found two photos of her bedroom wall in Australia. The first photo is of my cute bird wall stickers - love! The second photo is of my favourite post cards I picked up in London when I was there in '09. And yes, my bedroom wall is painted yellow - such a happy colour. What's on your bedroom wall?

windy wednesday washing

Eli loves washing on the line. Here's her lomography photos of last wednesday's washing, to inspire you to either:
a) get wash; or
b) get snapping with your Diana cameras!

Eli and Toggle: Flag Banners

Eli and Toggle have been making some Flag Banners to decorate your rooms! The banners were sewn by Eli using colourful Italian fabric. Below is our little-girl-banner featuring pink, green and cream fabric. Hopefully soon we'll be designing a litte-boy-banner in red, blue and cream! And those of you who are interested in purchasing...Eli and Toggle will be setting up an esty shop in the next few months.

20 April 2010

all things typewriter

Eli and Toggle have some exciting news: We have just bought a typewriter! It's a beautiful vintage Olivetti Lettera 32 and we found (at a very reasonable price) at a vintage market-stall in Milan. So this post is going to be dedicated to all-things typewriter!

Eli's been typing all day long and enjoying the pushy-button sounds and ringy-bell sounds of the old machine. Seeing as Eli's typewriter is Italian-made, the keyboard is a little different. The 'W' and 'Z' keys have swaped places, along with the 'M' and the 'comma' keys. This is a picture of an Olivetti Lettera 32.

While reading up on the Olivetti brand, we came across some beautiful retro Olivetti advertisements, designed by Giovanni Pintori. Some beautiful artworks, if you want to invest in them. This is one of Eli's favourites:

Unfortunately, Eli's lovely typewriter didn't come with an instruction manual. It took her a couple of hours to work out how to use the 32 machine (with some help from the 22 manual found on flicker). To all typewriter newbies: there is something called a carriage lock - find it, and unlock it.

With this posts theme of all-things-typewriter, we'd like to show you a beautiful necklace made from an old vintage typewriter 'H' key - found on the qa create etsy shop.

We'd also like to share some 'mixed occassion typewriter cards' by The Regional Assembly of Text.


When Eli opened her vintage typewriter case and pulled out her Olivetti......a crumpled piece of paper fell out! After uncrumpling it I saw that it had been typed on! At the top of the page it was written:

torino 3/7/92

Wow, that piece of paper is almost 2 decades old! And, now we know that this typewriter has been in the city of Torino, Italy. Then we went onto read the message (written in Italian)...

Ciao cucciolo, e la tua bestiolina che scrive.
E' l'unico modo di parlarti senza correre il rischio che tu ti incazzi.

The message is hilarious. I feel so special to be this old typewriters new owner, and to know that it has had a history before me. That's what I love about vintage finds.

16 April 2010

polaroid giveaway

Ohmygoodness. Eli has never wanted to win anything so badly as this polaroid + polaroid picture giveaway at the Rachel B. Blog. After having so much fun with my diana mini I can hardly imagine what fun i would have with a polaroid. Keep your fingers crossed Toggle!

14 April 2010

the everyday

So this is Eli's eighth developed diana film...and I feel like i'm finally finding my artistic voice when it comes to lomography...so I thought I'd share some recent photos that especially represent me! I think my style has become very suburban and domestic. I like capturing the everyday.

Eli's favourite diana subjects:
- gnomes.
- children's playgrounds.
- washing.
- carnivals.
- spinning colour wheels.
- generally poking my camera/nose through suburban garden fences.

Eli and Toggle: Colourful Purses

Eli and Toggle have been making these cute colourful purses. Each purse is lined on the inside and made with authentic Italian fabric.


As you can probably tell by our banner, Eli and Toggle love fawns!!! Especially little ceramic fawns. We have a little collection at home, and really want this one - he looks so playful. This print is available on the sofawned etsy shop.

13 April 2010


Oh my vintage-ness! Eli and Toggle have just stumbled across the cute blog Clever Nettle where Anja displays vintage clothes that she finds and re-sells on her etsy shop.

happy sunny days

Some diana inspiration for you all. Taken by Eli on her diana mini.


Just a reminder, you've only got 1 more week to get your diana photos ready for Rose Eckford's diana scavenger hunt of april 2010.

Eli and Toggle: Mushroom Pincushions

Eli and Toggle have been busy making these Mushroom Pincushions called "Stripes are the New Spots". These mushrooms are perfect for those of you who also love sewing or who just want a cute little decoration for your desk.


Eli and Toggle have just won their first blog giveaway! *eeeeeeeee* Romina from Ecollustration hosted a sampler giveaway. How cute is the postcard, bookmark and little card!

09 April 2010

twelve scavenged and hunted diana photos

Eli and Toggle have done it! We've completed the Diana Scavenger Hunt April 2010 challenge. All photos were taken with Eli's Diana F+ mini. Take a look at our completed list, and let us know what you think!1. something blue

2. circles:

3. a number:

4. something that begins with the letter T: trees

5. look up:

6. a self portrait:

7. something sweet:

8. clouds:

9. a furry creature:

10. sparkly, shiny things:

11. look down:

12: morning hair:

diana dreamer

we want this camera. so minty, creamy and dreamy.

08 April 2010

scavenger hunt

weeeeeeeeeee! Eli and Toggle could bearly contain their excitement when they came across the Diana Scavenger Hunt of April 2010!!!! We're heading out right now to capture some images listed on the clues. omg!!!! Sooooo excited! You have until April 21st to get those pictures in to this blog...so click to it.