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27 October 2012

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Sydney ABCD Meet-Up :: Let's talk about Instagram

14 October 2012

You may be over Facebook. Twitter is just 140 characters, and Pinterest is a bit of a solitary pursuit. But are you on Instagram? This social media platform is tailor-made for those of us who are more visual by nature - it's about communicating with images instead of just words. Instagram is full of interesting, creative people sharing happy things. Interested to hear more, or in sharing your thoughts?

Perfect! Steph of Bondville and I have organised an Instagram-themed Sydney abcd meet-up! We'll be meeting for a leisurely vintage inspired afternoon tea on Saturday 3rd November from 3 - 5pm in Lilyfield's Callan Park. Bring along something sweet to share; tea and coffee will be available to purchase from Sweet Jane's Travelling Teahouse (a gorgeous vintage caravan. Fun!) And, we'll be joined by the Sydney Instagram Meet-up folks led by Jaclyn of Little Paper Trees and Jayde of Little Paper Lane.

There'll be lots of interesting new people to meet from the Sydney Instagram group, and for those who are interested, we'll dedicate about 40 minutes to small-group discussions. The aim is to share ideas and learn more about Instagram and how to use it as a personal and professional tool. Each group will be led by one of our friends from the Sydney Instagram group who'll share their insights and expertise.

Are you in?  RSVP in the comments section of this post to join us. We're not doing goodie bags this time, instead we'd appreciate you bringing a plate of something homemade to share for afternoon tea.

We would also love for you to provide us with some feedback on Sydney abcd meet-ups in our online survey. If you weren't able to fill the survey out at our last meet-up, please click here to share your thoughts on how we can make abcd work best for you.

Steph and I have had fun organising this one and we hope to see you there - it's going to be a lovely afternoon.

3 - 5pm
Saturday 3rd November 2012
Inside Gate A, Callan Park, Balmain Road (intersection of Cecily Street), Lilyfield
Map here

Parking/Transport: There is limited street parking available on Balmain Rd and the surrounding streets, as well as the Sydney College of the Arts carpark. We encourage you to use public transport (see details here on Uni of Sydney website) – there are buses that run down Balmain Rd and the Light Rail stops at Lilyfield which is 1.5km walk. Or car pooling is good too!

Logo and Image: Lisa Tilse for abcd


the red thread :: advertising

13 October 2012

The first signs of Christmas have begun to pop up in the shops - have you noticed? It's spurred me on to get busy crafting up a storm, with handmade gifts and wrapping ideas, and to start thinking about shopping and gift lists.

As well as revamping my blog I am going to begin to work with advertisers and sponsors, starting with the festive season. This will be in the form of banner advertising in the sidebar as well as sponsored posts and gift guides. During the festive season my gift guides and posts will be full of inspiration and shopping resources.

If you think your product is in line with my aesthetic and content here on the red thread please email me for rates and more details. Sponsored posts: I only ever blog about things that I love and that I think will be a great fit for my readers, and with full disclosure. This is an example of a recent sponsored post.

If you're interested in working with me to feature your brand in a creative way please get in touch.

Dear Readers,
Please don't worry! My blog is not going to turn into one big paid ad site. I have worked hard over the past 4 years to establish my voice and integrity here and that's something that I'm not going to lose. My aim is to spend more time here bringing you more of what you've come to love and expect and what I enjoy: inspiration and finds in design, craft and interiors. To do that I need to be able to make some sort of income for my efforts. I'm sure you get that :) 

Image: Lisa Tilse for the red thread blog


Back Soon

I'm just popping in to tell you that I'm busy making all sorts of lovely things to share with you over the next few weeks, so I'm going to take this week off from blogging. The blog redesign is complete and the coding is being done. Now I'm working on some great new content including lots of craft tutorials and some free printables. I'm so excited - it's going to be fun. I'll see you soon. Have a great week.
Lisa  x

Image: Lisa Tilse for the red thread blog



12 October 2012