Wednesday, December 21, 2011

happy holidays!

Happy Holidays to you all! Thanks to each and every one of you for making 2011 such a fun year in bloggy land!! I wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas and a FAB New Year! Let's hope 2012 bring us all much happiness and plenty of fun times. Cheers everybody! :D xoxo

Monday, December 19, 2011

baby bibs coming soon

Ello! I'm really excited because my fabric arrived from Spoonflower... fabric for making baby bibs! These little bibs are ready to be cut out and sewn together with some terry towelling to make cute and absorbent bibs for messy little bubbas :) I'll be launching these early in the New Year - yippee! Hope you all had lovely weekends and are relaxed and ready for Christmas xo

Friday, December 16, 2011

animal mini prints now available

now available in my Etsy shop

Friday YAY! Just a quickie to let you know I have listed my animal mini prints in my Etsy shop :) $10 each or the whole set for $35. Will also list the Russian Dolls, Owl Pair and Fox Pair prints as soon as I have a chance to photograph them. Have a top Friday! xo

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FREE printable colour-in Christmas cards

download here
Howdy everyone! Whoopie - FREE printable Christmas cards yay! I've created two colour-in cards you can download right here. So if you have little ones (or not-so-little-ones!), get downloading, get out those crayons and colouring pencils and have some fun! Happy Christmas lovely people :) xoxo

Sunday, December 11, 2011

what a fab day!

I had a wee table and chairs set up with free colour-in activities for the kiddies - it was a hit!
Elora came to the market in between naps, dressed her in her Wonder Woman onesie hehe!
 Market day was UNREAL! The rain held off until late in the arvo, long after we had packed up and gone home - hurrah! It was warm and sunny (although quite gusty, there were moments I thought the marquee might blow away!) and lots of lovely, lovely people came out to enjoy the market. I met some fab people and had some very gorgeous customers - thanks guys! I think my fave customers had to be a wee brother and sister team who got very excited about choosing little owl softies for themselves and didn't want me to put them into paper bags because they just wanted to cuddle them hehehe! SO CUTE! Big, fat thanks to my awesome sis who helped out the whole day and Marty and my folks-in-law who supplied tables, transport and helping hands for set-up and pack-down. Will most definitely be doing that market again throughout 2012 hurrah! Happy Sunday folks! xox
P.S... I have FIVE owl softies left, they'll be up in my Etsy store tonight if anyone would like to provide homes for them! :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

kinda nearly almost ready

Nearly organised for the market tomorrow yay! SO many little things to do - packaging and price tags and figuring out how to display stuff! But it's all fun and it's a good learning process :)
There's rain and even thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow from late morning so I'm REALLY hoping those big old rainclouds hold off until later in the day, fingers crossed! Come on down and say hello if you are in the area, I'd love to see you!!
I'll have SPECIAL market prices on all my products - Christmas cards $3, greeting cards $4, colouring-in kits $12, invite packs $10 and lots more!
Okie dokie, I'm gonna go cut out some price display sign thingies now.... hope you have a great Friday and a lovely weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011

making babies...

... owl babies teehee! Here is what I've been creating with my sewing machine. I even had some Little Beehive tags made up so these little dudes can show loud and proud where they came from :) They are made from new and vintage fabric and pure wool felt. They were heaps of fun to make, I only wish I had time to make some more. There will be 14 of these guys for sale at the market for $15 each, but any owls that haven't found homes will be looking for owners in my Etsy shop after the market. I do hope to create some more so they can be a permanent item in my Etsy shop. Hope your Mondays are smooth sailing! xo

Thursday, December 1, 2011

new mini prints

Hello and happy Thursday! Just a little sneaky peek at some brand new mini prints I'll be selling at the market :) They will also be available in my Etsy shop next week for $10 each. They are 4x6 inches, the same size as a standard photo so they will fit into any frame :) I'll let you know when they're up and ready! Righto, I'm gonna keep sewing... I'll have some hand made stitchy show-and-tell for you next week too, I've been having some fun with the sewing machine yay! xo

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

to market, to market!

Hello lovelies! What's cookin? I'm cooking up lots of stuff - busy trying to get a few spiffy new products made because I'm going to take my Little Beehive products to market yay! I'll be having a stall at the Grassroots Community Market in Upwey on Saturday 10th December. We checked it out on the weekend and it was really ace - lots of different stalls and some yummy food too! I'm a bit excited :) Alrighty I'd best get back to it. I'll keep you posted on my new products - I'm excited about those too (I'm gonna get busy with some hand-made stitchy stuff woohoo!) xo

Monday, November 14, 2011

mum's business

Guess what? I've been moonlighting as a content writer over at the fab new Mum's Business blog. It's been stacks of fun! It's packed with useful tips, fun projects and generally interesting stuff written by ten blogging mums from different walks of life. Why not go have a sticky beak right here. My latest article has a nommy cookie recipe and some FREE printable gift tags woohoo! You can read all about it here.
Happy Monday :D

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Hey there everyone. Hope you're all going well! In need of some cute Christmas pressies for the littlies (or not-so-littlies) in your life? What about a fun cushion?! This month over at our group blog, We Love To Illustrate, we have all designed some cushion covers which are available for sale via Envelop. It was heaps of fun and we also had a special guest illustrator, the talented Fhiona Galloway on board with us for November. So why not head over and check out all the cute designs here. Happy Tuesday! xo

Monday, October 24, 2011

5 months

On a bit of a personal note today... Our little bug is already 5 months old!
How the time has flown! Elora gets more amazing every day - being a mum is awesome.
I suppose I had better baby-proof this place, she's rolling over now so I guess it's not too long until she's getting around on her own steam :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Print and Pattern 2

Whooowhheeee! I'm in the awesome new Print and Pattern 2 book! Very excited if you can't tell :D
What a thrill to be in the same volume as some of my modern design heros... so very humbling when I see the amount of super amazing work by all the other designers in the book though.
Thanks so much to Bowie Style for putting together this fab-o book, there are so many inspiring designers in there, my head is gonna explode with the awesomeness of it all :) Go Bowie, you rock!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

birthday cards

Hello lovelies! Just a couple of new birthday cards I've been working on :) Still crazy busy here, which is lovely but I'm REALLLLYY looking forward to a week off as of Oct 31st... roll on! How is your week going? Hope you are all ace :) Wednesday is half-way to the weekend.... yippee!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

oh baby

Howdy all! How was your weekend? Hope you managed to have some fun and get some relaxin' time in :) Just a super quick stop today to show you a couple of new baby cards I did recently. I had fun with these - wish I had more time to create more baby cards at the mo as I am certainly in 'baby zone' with little Elora right now :) Oh yeah - Elora had her first go at 'solid' food this morning - well, if you can call it 'solid'... looked more like that glue we used to use when we were kids, you know that white paste in the pots?! Judging by her facial expressions, it probably tasted like glue too hehe! Alrighty - my week is looking busy, busy, busy with work so I'm gonna get back to it.. head down, bottom up! xo

Thursday, October 6, 2011

you're invited...

 Come on down for a drink and a hello!
A sneaky peek at my work a group exhibition I'm taking part in! Opening night is Sat 15th Oct from 6:30pm til late. If you're around Melbourne town it'd be rad to see you :) I'll be there only briefly between about 8pm and 9:30pm... gotta duck out between feeding bub! All details on invite above. Come on down for a bevvy and a chat and have a little squiz at some ace work by 8 emerging Melbourne artists yay! Have a rad Thursday everyone :D

Monday, September 19, 2011

nom nom nom

Howdy all! How's things? I'm a little late in telling you this... but better late than never I guess! Over at our group blog, We Love To Illustrate, we've gone gourmet for our September post! We have each illustrated a recipe for the wonderful They Draw And Cook website. Here's my Farmhouse Pear Crumble recipe above, but please have a little mosey on over at We Love To Illustrate and check out the deliciously cute recipes from Julissa, Nina, Shirley, Cally and Jennifer as well :) Hope all is great with you... happy cooking! xo

Thursday, September 1, 2011


images courtesy of Sweetopia

Hey there everyone! How have you all been? Hope you're all happy and well. I'm so excited to share this post with you today... the amazing Marian over at Sweetopia has put my little animals on her gorgeous cookies... and then she's put the cookies on top of CUPCAKES!! Check them out here (scroll down a bit to see!). Wow - this might just be one of the most exciting things to have happened to my illustrations, seriously, I'm crazy for cupcakes! Thanks so much Marian! Why don't you lovely people head on over to Sweetopia and check out the incredible stuff Marian creates - almost too beautiful to bite into :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FREE downloadable colouring pages

Hello all! How have you been? It's happy times here in Melbourne... the past couple of days we've seen some lovely sunshine for the first time in a while! It feels like Spring is on the way at last - hurrah! I've been pretty busy with Elora the past few weeks so I haven't got much show-and-tell at the moment, but I am excited to let you know about our FREE colouring pages over at We Love To Illustrate. The girls and I have each created a colouring page you can download for free right here. We think they'd make a fun party favour for a little one's birthday - you could staple them together to make a book or bind them with some pretty ribbon. Happy colouring! xo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

all better!

Thank you everyone for your comments and messages regarding the copycat issue! I really appreciate your support. I did contact the offender and she was apologetic and has removed the products from her shop :) So big 'thumbs up' to you all - we did it yay! Have a rad Thursday xo

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ripped off!

Hello all! It's a bit sad that I have to do this post, but I feel it necessary to get the word out... as you can see from the image above, my Mister Fox illustration ha been ripped-off by another illustrator... and worse, they are selling product with the image on it in their DaWanda shop! You can see the rip-offs here.
What cheek! It makes me sad and angry when artists feel they can get away with such blatant plagiarism.
I will be contacting the illustrator later today to try and sort this out. But in the meantime, if any of you feel you would like to spread the word about this incident please feel free to blog or tweet about it :) We need to do what we can to stamp out nasty copycats!! xo

Friday, July 1, 2011

circus fun

Heeeyyyy everyone! Hope you've all been well and had a fab week :) This month over at our group blog - We Love To Illustrate - we're having some fun with circus themed illustrations. Here is my contribution, but please head on over and have a peek at the super illos by Julissa, Jennifer, Cally, Nina, and Shirley yay! Hope you enjoy. Have lovely weekends all!

Monday, June 20, 2011


Happy Monday! Here's a little something that I hope will make your Monday a little less... Monday-ish.
I'm having a sale on a few items in my Etsy shop YAY! Birdy Birthday Card is less than half price at $2.50, and you can also buy Winter Owl Card and Winter Bird Card as a two-pack (one of each design per pack) for $5.00 - that's less than half price too - YIPPEE! So head on over to my Etsy shop if you fancy a bargain card or two. xo

Friday, June 17, 2011


Happy Friday all! How has your week been? Woohoo I've managed to get a bit of designing done in between feeding Elora... I've been fiddling with ideas for some new canvas wall art, and this is idea number one - Kokeshi dolls. What do you think? It feels good to be designing again, even if it does take ten times longer to get anything achieved! Have lovely weekends everyone xo

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Howdy! Thank you all so much for the congrats on Elora - you all rock! She is doing really well, being a little dream baby, I'm a very lucky mum :) I starting making this ragdoll rabbit for Elora on the day I went into labour, so it's been sitting around half-done for a few weeks. But I finally got around to finishing the little dude this week. I bought the pattern here, but modified the ears a bit :) Yay, little bunny is ready for cuddles now! Hope you are all doing great! xoxo

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's a girl!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to introduce you all to our beautiful baby girl! This is Elora. She was born last Saturday 21st May (exactly on her due date, would you believe!) weighing 7lbs 13oz. We are all doing very well... happy baby, happy mum and happy dad! She's been a total dream baby so far - feeding and then sleeping for 3-4 hours at a time. Perfect! I hope she keeps up the good work hehe! Marty and I are just so in love with our new baby girl, we are very lucky parents :) I hope everything is great with you all! xoxo

Monday, May 16, 2011

Twiggy turns eight

I don't think I've introduced you all to our lovely greyhound... meet Twiggy! She recently had her 8th birthday. Here she is chowing down on a yummy birthday dinner - chicken leg mmm! I got Twigs when she was just 8 weeks old. She was a rescue, her litter was unwanted and would have been put to sleep if they hadn't been adopted. Twigs has a pretty big personality - don't let those refined, elegant looks deceive you - this puppy is completely cheeky and boisterous! But mostly very well behaved :) It will be interesting to see how she reacts when bubs arrives (any day now!). I think she'll be a good four-legged, furry, 'big sister'!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

new work

Howdy! It's been a while - how are you all? Woo it's been crazy town here, I've been working like mad to get all my projects done in case bubs decides to arrive a little early. And I've finally finished everything - hurrah! Here are a couple of new card ranges I've designed (just in time for Surtex!) These designs will be available for license through my agent. Alrighty - I got the nesting bug pretty bad, so I think I'll spend the rest of the arvo cleaning skirting boards or something crazy like that hehe! Hope all is well with you lovely people xo

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

autumn almanac

Helllloooo! Hope you're all doing great! I'm still on the crazy busy train so here is a quick little tune for ya. All the leaves are starting to turn wonderful colours here at the moment, and this song has been going around and around in my head. The Kinks - one of the bestest bands ever! I hope you enjoy :) Will pop by again soon, hopefully with some nice new work to show you. Take care until then! xoxo

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

new invitations

Morning all! Wow - it's gonna be a beautiful day today - sunny and warm, so I'm hoping to get through my work quickly so I can go finish digging over my vegie beds and sow some green-manure this arvo. Bubba in my belly has the hiccups this morning, and it's really quite distracting hehe! But very cute, it makes me giggle thinking of the poor wee thing bouncing around with the hiccups in there. Six weeks to go... getting very exciting now!
Anyway - I've been meaning to get some fresh Little Beehive product out for a while now, so I put some time aside to work on some new invitations on Sunday... what do you think? I have so many plans for new products, I just need a few more hours in the day so I can sink my teeth into creating them! Have a lovely Wednesday everyone xo

Friday, April 1, 2011

early Easter treats

Hello lovelies - happy Friday, I hope your week has been ace! Another quick stop today, just to let you know that over at our group blog - We Love To Illustrate - the girls and I have just posted some free downloadable Easter treats for you, huzzah! I've done a yummy Easter cake recipe, and Shirley, Nina, Julissa, Jennifer and Cally have done some really fun Easter activity sheets and decorations. So why not pop over and have a little squiz! Happy downloading! xo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

bit o' promo

Hiya! How you all doing? Hope all is tops with you! Wooo it's been a flurry of work the past couple of weeks, so I'm just whizzing by to show you a little promo page I've been working on for the Art Licensing Sourcebook. Self-promo stuff is hard, it's tricky to know what to illustrate, but I'm happy with how Mr Fox here has turned out :) Have a fab week everyone! xo