Monday, 25 November 2013

Rust and Stardust

I have been really busy over the past couple of months, a combination of teaching, freelancing at home, freelancing out in real offices, plus doing everything needed to keep Dear Colleen ticking along. I'm not complaining just with so much pressure on my time something had to give and sadly this blog was it. So much has gone on that I want to share, I'll do a real catch up soon. However today I want to write a little piece about two girls, three dogs, a warehouse and a dream.

Amy and Evie work in Auckland and have joined forces to set up what, they aim to become New Zealand's foremost hand printed textile studio. They have a great space and although they look incredibly set up they are seriously short of kit. That's where PledgeMe comes in. If you have a minute to look at their campaign they have been working their socks off to design a stylish range of rewards so you can combine giving a helping hand with Christmas shopping (or just treating yourself). 

Scott and I were running around the house last night trying to measure our collie dog to make sure he'd fit on the 'Outside-In floor cushion'(above). He does, just, so we've snapped one up. Below is a little peak at my favourite items but please go and have a look at the whole range.

Four Camping themed symbol cushions.
Pup tent, like those cat caves but 1,000x nicer to look at.

Running a Crowd Funding campaign is really hard work with no guarantee of reward. Even it you can't help out financially please think about sharing a link or telling a friend. These little things are so greatly appreciated and really do make the world of difference. 


  1. That bear couch cushion is literally to die for! SO cute! Anyway, just dropping by to let you know that you have a new follower & how much I love your blog! (: Please feel free to give my blog a follow as well & check it out! Otherwise, keep blogging this cute stuff!!! xoxox

  2. At their fight they have been working their socks off to outline a trendy run of remunerates so consolidate giving some assistance with Christmas shopping its marvelous truly.

    blending machine

  3. Hi dearcolleen,

    We've recently launched the site where users search through recipes from all the major New Zealand recipe sites and blogs.

    We noticed that you have a tasty recipe on your blog and would like to suggest you have a look at our Top Food Blogs section here:

    If you want to add your food blog to the list and have your recipes indexed on all you have to do is follow the instructions here:

    Our project is one of the biggest in the world, and it’s already live in 37 countries, including countries in Europe, Asia, Middle-East, New Zealand, Australia, South America and South Africa. We deliver thousands of visitors to food blogs daily. Some of the top food blogs receive at least 10,000 visitors from us on a weekly basis.

    Service is totally free. No money involved

    This is something you can do to make your blog more visible and be exposed to a lot of people around the world; this can help your blog page to get more visitors and increase traffic.

    Hopefully your food blog will be up there in the top!

    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at

    Warm regards,