Posted in little treasures: made by hand February 12th, 2013 by pia


With 52 hours to go, this morning, it happened. We reached the goal. We did it you guys!!

I can’t believe it.

Around this time last week we were not even half way there, and I honestly thought there was no way it would happen. I felt utterly hopeless by last Thursday, and while blubbering through a conversation with Fran on the phone that day I told her that we should forget about it, that she should call the printer and say there will be no book to print. Being the beautiful, sensible friend and manager she is, she listened, sympathised, and then said, “let’s talk some more tomorrow”.

Knowing how I was feeling, you guys started rallying support like I’d never imagined. You wrote incredible instagram messages, emailed all your friends, facebooked, tweeted, pinned and blogged! You wrote from your hearts and let the world know how much you wanted Little Treasures: Made by Hand to be published.

I woke up the next day and found your letters and messages of support. Once again you gave my heart wings, and gave me the energy to keep on trucking. And because of YOU, we made it happen.

I had no idea we’d still have hours to spare, and today I planned to share with you the amazing items that will be in the $400 package! I’m smitten with this collection, and even though we’ve reached the goal I do hope some of you will still pledge for this exclusive package, not just because I’ve spent the last 2 days pulling it together and photographing it, but because this is so special and you won’t find something like this again!

Initially in the package I mentioned there would be 4 treasures. But now there will actually be 9 handmade treasures in total! And all made by talented artisans across the globe.  Take a look…


Although this is Laly’s collection pictured above, each $400 package will be tailored to YOU  – all you do is let us know if your items are for a boy or girl (or you!), and we will pick the colours suitable, and then you can tell us the name you would like for the garland, and which tea you’d like (there will be a choice of three – chai, french earl grey or mother nurture).

And of course you will also receive a personally signed and wrapped copy of Little Treasures: Made by Hand, so that’s 10 treasures altogether!

There are only 7 of these packages available, and only 40 hours left to make your pledge!


There are also some fabulous people on a waiting list, wanting to do a day wander together here in Sydney so if you like this idea then email us and we’ll organise the five we need, then you can each pledge separately.


And about the shipping, for those who haven’t had a chance to update your orders, we’ll send you a simple paypal invoice for the amount, so don’t worry about updating your pledges at this stage.


Thank you again, you amazing, beautiful creatures!

I have just one more thing that I’d like to say:



* (Long live artists!!!)

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  1. this brown wren says

    So, so thrilled for you Pia! I bawled like a baby when I saw the figure click over. Human spirit is mind blowing..just brilliant! I simply can not wait to come and wander with you in April. Your baby girl’s birthday will be such a beautiful day with you floating along on this. I bet you sleep like a log tonight 😉
    Steph 🙂 xx

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  2. Sara says

    I am really really excited and so happy for you Pia! I knew you would make it. Your other three books are such a pleasure to read with a great deal of inspiration and I am really looking forward to this book. I wish I lived in Australia just to be able to do the wander pledge, but I´m also satisfyed with “just” the book 😉
    Big hug and congrats. You are amazing!

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  3. Rikke Hansen says

    Jumping for joy – so happy for you and for all of us who will continue to be able to tap into your amazing ability to inspire. Thank you for showing what is possible when we go for what we really want and involve and share our gifts with the world. Go Pia!

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  4. Melanie says

    A big congratulations to you!

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  5. Prêt à Voyager / Anne says

    This makes me beyond happy, Pia! Not only did you do it, you’re already $1,500 over + still rolling. No one deserves it more 🙂

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  6. Kitty says

    Amazing work! I’m so happy for you.
    I can’t wait to pore over the beautiful pages of the book.
    Hooray for the wonderful interweb community.
    Kitty x

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  7. Kirsty says

    So thrilled for you Pia.

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  8. Becka says

    Yay! I am so glad you were successful- and I hope it inspires many others to follow their dreams and their hearts.

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  9. Marie @etincellestudio says

    It’s been terribly exciting to follow this new challenge of yours Pia, I was keeping my fingers crossed that you would make it, and you did!Truly amazing and of course inspiring!

    I didn’t know however that we could donate handmade treasures, please reach out next time, I’d be more than happy to contribute some Mini Me dolls 😉

    Looking forward to add this book to my collection!

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  10. Bristol Parenting Cafe says

    Dear Pia, I saw your Instagram message about thinking you wouldn’t make it, fearing that you wouldn’t hit your target, so I came her to make a pledge and so, so pleased that you have made it! I’m really looking forward to receiving the book and hearing about the next phase of it’s production! Amazing!

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  11. Greer says

    Congratulations! I’m so glad I heard about it in the final days and was able to pledge. Looking forward to reading all of your books (which I’ve heard such lovely things about.) Greer xx

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  12. Lisette says

    Pia, I am so very glad that the goal has been met and that you are able to go ahead with this project! Hurrah for all those who pledged! xx

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  13. Kimberly says

    Oh Pia, I am so very happy for you and can’t wait to receive my parcel in the mail as it is sure to be an amazing treasure. Bravo for making this happen- and for sharing such beauty with the rest of us.

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  14. Yoli says

    Pia so incredibly happy for you sweet girl!

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  15. Jane says

    YAY! I’m overjoyed, Pia! So thrilled and amazed at your vulnerability & perseverance. Knowing just a small part of what it has taken for you to make your book a reality, I love that I (and thousands of others) could be a very small help in your creativity. I wish I lived in Australia, too! You are truly and inspiration to me. xo

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  16. sue says

    this makes my heart happy! well done pia, when you put goodness out it has a way of eventually finding its way back in!

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  17. Amanda says

    I’m so happy for you Pia. I can just imagine the rollercoaster of emotions you have been going through. Personally, I cannot wait to enjoy your beautiful book. xx

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  18. Fiona says

    congratulations . can wait to get mine! do a happy dance and enjoy

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  19. Emily says

    So, so pleased for you! And I can’t wait to get mine.
    Exciting times xx

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  20. bobbi says

    Congratulations Pia! I have two of your books and I love them.

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  21. Kathryn says

    Am so pleased that the total was reached, and that the book gets to be! Congratulations Pia, I bet you are on cloud nine right now. Can’t wait to see the book!
    Love Kathryn

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  22. Elizabeth (Lil) says

    Just wanted to say ‘Congratulations’ I am new to your blog and all your inspired creativity! I have made my pledge as it’s such a beautiful concept and so look forward to receiving the book… xxx

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  23. Louisabellissima says

    I only just found out about your book and I’m so delighted. I love your idea, the handmade items are so precious and the stories about your friends are so lovely. Congratulations! ♥

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  25. ally (saps) says

    I’m so happy for you – and me – I get to see it now!!
    So glad the IG and blogging community could make this happen for you

    February 17th, 2013 | #

  26. Therese says

    Hi Pia. Just wantet to let you know that i purchased your book My heart wanders two weeks ago and i`m utterly in love with it. Your way of convey your thoughts about life togheter with your beautiful pictures makes this one of the prettiest books i have ever own. Thank you so much for the work you do and for sharing ♥

    I´ve also written a little bit about it on my blog; http://moonbeamsandcloudberries.blogspot.no/2013/02/my-heart-wanders.html

    I hope you like it 🙂 Best wishes and love, Therese

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  27. Megan Rogers says

    I’m so excited for you! I just wish I had $400 at the moment because if i did this is the first thing I would buy xo

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  28. Loy says

    Hi. You dont know me, but I pop onto your site every now and then. I have your Paris book which I adore and hope to pop over (am in London) and do a tour of the shops when I get a chance.
    Just wanted to say that I love the photograph of you holding the baby with the hearts (lights are they?). Anyways, there is something wonderful about this picture and just wanted to say so.

    All the best with your books.


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