Tuesday, March 30, 2010




Hello lovelies! Hope you all had fab weekends. I'd just like to let you all know how much I appreciate you visiting my blog :) It really puts a smile on my face knowing that you guys enjoy reading what I have to write, and looking at the pics I post. And your comments and thoughts are always very much appreciated. So, although I'd love to give every single one of you a wee gift, I have two little packs to give away (see pics above).
PACK ONE contains: a Mister Fox Notepad, Nelly greeting card and Hello Sunshine greeting card.
PACK TWO contains: a Winter Owl Notepad, Winter Owl greeting card and Winter Bird greeting card.
If you'd like to be in the draw to win, just leave me a comment below telling me your favourite animal and why (any animal at all)! I love to know these things about you guys :D
FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY - Tell me a fun fact about your chosen animal - teach me something!
I'll draw the winner Saturday morning (Aussie time). Winners will be picked randomly out of a hat.
Good luck everyone, and thanks again XOXOXOX

Saturday, March 27, 2010

weekend yay...and more patterns

rainbow bunnies


Happy weekend everyone! I hope you get some time to relax and do some things you really enjoy :)
I have some illustrating to do, but I'm determined to put some time aside to get into my garden and do a tidy-up... my poor vegie beds are looking very sad. And I have seeds to sow and bulbs to plant! Anyway - here are a couple of new patterns I've worked on this week. I'm building up my pattern portfolio whenever I get a spare second. Hope you enjoy! Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

shape those booties!

Yay it's Wednesday - that means only two more days until the weekend! And boy am I hanging for the weekend... this week is super duper busy! How is your week going?
Just a quick note to let you all know the new season's range of Booty Shapers is out now.
What are Booty Shapers you ask? Booty Shapers are inflatable supports that keep your boots from flopping over in the cupboard, keeping them crease-free especially when you're not using them in the warmer months. The lovely Miriam (the brains behind Booty Shapers) asked me to design this season's range about a year ago, and they are now in stores - yippee! You can also buy them online here. It was a fun project, and a challenge too which made it extra exciting :)
P.S... Stay tuned for my first ever GIVEAWAY happening early next week.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


A very simple floral pattern I've whipped up... I kinda wanted this to have a 60s tablecloth fabric feel to it. It's not the most clever or complex of designs, but sometimes I think simple is the best way to go :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

fashion vs. function

A little illustration I did for the April edition of Super Food Ideas magazine... out now!
This one was loads of fun to work on.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

adler in our pad

I have managed to tear myself away from staring at these beauties which now adorn the mantle in our lounge room so I can share their beauty with you! I caught up with a very dear friend last night who gave a belated wedding gift to Marty and I... this pair of breathtakingly beautiful ceramic birds by Jonathan Adler. I've been drooling over these birds for quite some time now - I can't believe they are sitting on our mantle! We are two very lucky people - thanks so much Liz and Jason XOXO

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Meet Rory the lion. Been fiddling with some new greeting card ideas and he popped out... yet to decide whether he'll actually be a greeting card though. What do you think?

Monday, March 8, 2010

lovely lark

How was your weekend? I had such a fabulous Sunday! Marty and I drove up to Daylesford to deliver my first lot of stock to the lovely Allison at Lark (I was pretty excited!). It was a real pleasure to meet Allison and Tess, (hi guys!) and have a look around the very gorgeous Lark shop.
Daylesford was super-busy with the Chillout Festival in action, and there was a real buzz in the air - it was a great weekend to visit, so much fun!
Allison kindly marked out a few places on the map where we could do some good vintage and thrift shopping, and one of those places was the Mill Markets. Oh I was in heaven! SO MUCH vintage and retro stuff all under one roof, it was packed full of treasure. I came home with one very beautiful West German ceramic vase - pictured above (the cream one). I have a love of West German ceramics from the 60s, and I bought the little red vase a while ago because I fell in love with it instantly. So you can imagine my delight when I found this 'big sister' version... and it was reduced to half it's original price... what a great find - Thanks Allison!

Friday, March 5, 2010

we all live in a...

...Yellow Submarine!
I thought I'd try to persuade you all to take a look at the Yellow Submarine film if you haven't already. It has been a staple source of inspiration for me since I discovered it in high-school hmm... 15 years ago! Yes I admit I am a bit of a Beatles freak - well a BIG bit of a Beatles freak - but what's not to love?!
You can view several minutes of the film here (just a taste!), and I highly recommend you check it out if you haven't already - brilliant. If you are wondering, the amazing artwork can be attributed to one Mister Heinz Edelmann. I hope this gets your creative energy flowing :)
Woohoo it's Friday - happy weekend!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

red foxy

Oh I think I'm in love! I recently visited Petit Reve, the Etsy shop of the lovely and talented Sarah Anderson, and totally fell for this little guy. Red Foxy (he's a brooch) just had to be mine so I snapped him up quick smart! He arrived super-quickly all the way from the U.S.A and into my post box today - yippee! I can't wait to wear him all around the place. You can view Sarah's Etsy shop here and her blog here. Thanks Sarah!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I had some time yesterday to do what I love best - creating patterns! I got the inspiration for this one whilst watching the wild ducks at the flower farm last week - hanging out around the dam doing all the things that duckies do - swimming, grooming, nibbling at the grass, getting all sleepy in the sunshine! I really enjoyed creating this one - ducks have such a lovely shape to work with. I'm thinking I might include some ducky designs in my next range of greeting cards, they're just so fun :)