plant a seed // buy handmade

plant a seed // buy handmade

We’re drinking smoothies, more water through the day and reading more books.

[I started The Book Thief as too many people said it was too good not to and joined the library last week so I’m on my way.]

This week, one simple  task.

Buy something handmade.

Big, small, necessity or just a fun purchase, this week I encourage you to reach out and support the handmade community.

Pick out a item from your Etsy favourites, grab that special something you spot on the front page, follow a link or buy something from a favourite seller.

Valentine’s Day is coming up so buy something for the one you love.

If you join the challenge, pop back next week and share what you bought or share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #llplantaseed.

Let’s go shopping!


in the neighbourhood // things to tell you

Camera sticky notes
Camera sticky notes ~ picked up at Officeworks.

So yeah, two days, nothing. I was here the whole time but things are a little crazy in the Lime Lane household this week, more on that soon.

But I couldn’t get to the blogging thing. First time, pretty much, since I began four years ago.

And I don’t know what it says that traffic increases, not decreases, when I do nothing. I’m not going to even try and fathom what that might suggest ;)

But there’s some things I need to tell you, so I’m just going to dive in and list them here, so we can get call caught up.

In other news, we have frogs. In particular one rather loud one in the neighbour’s yard, that pretty much “ribbits” from mid-afternoon through most of the night. He’s very loud. One also scared the life out of me one night when I got home from work, which meant I had to detour into the house back through the garage and enter through another door so I didn’t have to step over it. It was huge.

We’ve been here for more than a decade and the amphibian population has never been more prolific. We may have to move.

Normal programming will be right back.




lime light // the thinktree

limelight // the think tree

I love finding and blogging about new businesses and finds I come across in my travels across the internet. Especially handmade and clever clog-like businesses.

Like Laura from The Think Tree, who designs a range of cards, stationery and prints, all printed with an eco-friendly focus.

 I aim to create beautiful paper products that are friendly on the earth, a little bit fun and a pleasure to look at.

Be sure to pop over to her shop to grab some special Christmas cards in time for the festive season!


I’m Laura, a 27 year old graphic designer who after working for roughly five years in the industry, relocated from Melbourne to Brisbane with my partner’s job and had the opportunity to start my own home-based business, The Thinktree. I produce environmentally conscious paper products such as greeting cards, prints and invitations. They are all completely original designs and are printed locally (if not in my home studio) on 100% recycled paper and packaged using recyclable materials. I also undertake many custom graphic design projects and have a steady but growing client base.

Your inspiration:

I’m inspired by the environment, humour, puns, originality, simple & clever design, colourful patterns & textures, song lyrics and sayings and also by feedback & suggestions I receive.

Who you admire:

I admire people who are trying to make a difference in their everyday lives and businesses. People who support fair trade, shop locally & ethically and source environmentally friendly products where possible. I also admire people who work hard and follow their hearts, even if it means taking risks.

Website / Madeit / Etsy

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