Self Portrait |Françoise Rachez

So, we decided that it was time to introduce some of our readers blokes to you through our selfies series…. and while we don’t get the full view of Francoise’ hubby – we do get the feeling that they are hopelessly in love!

Francoise is not just a pretty face…  we featured some of her work here back in June… and she also runs a sweet wee Etsy shop. Its in this very Etsy shop I happened to find this … her 2011 calendar …

I just HAD to have it ! .. and you can too… (don’t say we don’t love you ! .. 2 giveaways in one week!..) .. Francoise would love to give one away to one of our readers.

Just comment below and you’re in the draw – easy -  (Oh and tell a friend .. sharing is caring xxx)

Winner drawn Monday 13th Sept 2010. All entrants must be subscribed to MAEVE magazine to be eligible. Subscribe for free using the right hand side “subscribe box”.


Competitions |Pamela Topping giveaway winner

Its Friday and its sunny and gorgeous…  no better time to draw the winner of our Pamela Topping actions giveaway!

Congrats to Danielle S – email us (lou (at)  so we can send you your prize !


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Competitions |Giveaway

A wee giveaway today … we would just love more self portrait submissions from all of you hobby/amateur photographers – so, we decided to offer you a little helping hand.

The prize – 3 full action sets by the fabulous Pamela Topping for Photoshop ! Including Pamela’s Bella Actions, Blonde actions (as featured below) and iEnhance actions.

All you have to do is comment below as to why you would love to win this !

(Pamela would also like to offer all MAEVE readers a 15% discount on all her products (just in case you don’t win!) – just use code “MAEVE” at the checkout.)

* You must be a MAEVE subscriber to enter – subscribe here for free *


Self Portrait |Tania McCartney

“I’m a mum of two kids living in Canberra who is working hard to crack the children’s book writing scene. I’ve had some success with my Riley series of picture book travelogue books (we love travel in our fam!), the first of which I penned while living in China, and will soon release the third book (set in Sydney) this November. These books are self-published, and it’s been some journey (‘scuse the pun)!  

I also write nonfiction books, am an editor and reviewer for Australian Women Online and run the very popular Kids Book Review. One of my great passions is literature exposure for children, and I’d love to talk about that with your readers.”

Watch out for Tania in Issue 3 !


Competitions |Issue 1 Competition Winners

We have our winners! … The winner of the gorgeous large set of Mae dress up dolls decals- worth $119.95 AUD –  is Carli G … and our 4 runner up prizes of a set of seasonal Mae dress up dolls decals (worth $44.95) are : Debra S, Nicole H,  Rachel C and Cassandra W.

Our Mad Stitches resin ring winner is Danielle M … Email me (lou (at) MAEVE magazine (dot) com) girls and we will get your prizes out to you asap!  NB: New winners will be chosen if contact is not made within 48 hours of this blog post.


Competitions |We Love Huggalugs!

And it seems you do too .. thanks for the awesome response to our Huggalugs “share the love” competition… we have 5 winners.. ! yay ! .. they are (from Facebook)

Cindy T
Angela F
Steph E
Amanda W

and from Twitter


Email us your deets (lou (at) maevemagazine. com) my friends and the beautiful Elizar from Huggalugs can co-ordinate your prize with you !



We would love it if you would take 2 minutes to answer a very simple 4 question survey for us ! .. Thank you ! x


MAEVE |MAEVE Spring is here!

Grab yourself a cuppa and put your feet up. MAEVE Issue 2 is here. Thank you to all the amazing contributors, we couldn’t have done it without you. Enjoy.

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Self Portrait |Cello

I love this because it expresses a part of me that is separate from that which most people know or see. A self apart from motherhood or other definitions. I am not a musician, never have been, yet music is a part of me. I dream in bass clef and write in rhythm. My cello holds nostalgia and romance. Having this warm wood instrument that fit comfortably inside my arms always felt like holding on to who I was.

From the time when I was most unsure of who I was. I’m in a different place now, but there is a part inside of me that always feels like the girl that played… and always will. Underneath all the other stuff. Despite all that. Because of all that. A part of me that is real and old and true. And, perhaps, with this perspective, even new.



Self Portrait |Me

So, I promised Kate that I WOULD do a selfie once I got my new DSLR Canon … so here it is – my first ever selfie… I am now obsessed with my new friend (the Canon EOS 1000) .. and I am even going to name her.  Hmmmmm ….

I started a blog to record my thoughts on learning  how to use her …..  and various other ponderings … I am hoping she will help me alleviate my ever burning desire for creativity… and over time allow me to curb my poor body image through more selfies …. Shes my new bestie …

x Lou



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