Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jack & Jill

Hello Everyone.. Summer is finally here!! How hectic and exciting is this time of year. December is such a happy time - Christmas, New Years, summer, holidays and of course my birthday :D  I have almost completed my Christmas shopping (thank goodness for the internet) and then it's time to kick back, get crafty and enjoy!!!

Jack & Jill or two kids about to slip'n'slide? hmmm...

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Sagittarians... is this you? This is the first illustration in my series 'Signs of the Zodiac' and I have begun with my sign - Sagittarius or The Archer :D Hopefully I will be motivated to have a new illustration for every sign we move into!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Indi The Elephant

I am pretty pleased with my productivity today. I managed to knock off a bit of freelance, get started on Skyla's Christmas stocking and then pump out this little illustration. This is the elephant I spoke about in the last post. I was going to make a pattern out of him but it ended up a picture. I'm not sure if I got the background right, so I will have to look at it for a bit. But for now I will let you be the judge! :D

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Circus is on its way...

Roll up...roll up... The Circus is coming to town. This was so much FUN to do! It was hard to decide what characters to use and which ones I needed to leave out. I did an interesting elephant which I didn't end up using but I might save it for another illustration. I'm also going to try and simplify this illustration and use it in a pattern. What do you think?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Little Indian Girl

Hoorah the end of the week is here! Not that it makes that much of a difference to me, being a stay-at-home Mum. But it does mean my partner is around to help out with the baby - which means more time to be creative, sleep in and enjoy the sunshine :D
So as we enter the weekend I will leave you with a quick illustration I did a couple of weeks back.  It's not perfect and could do with a little bit of tidying but I thought I would post it anyway. Happy weekend!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Babushka Doll Pattern

Hello there... Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We had a lovely hot weekend here in Melbourne - not that I made the most of it. I ventured to the shops and went a little retail crazy, there's so much fabulous stuff out there for Chrissy this year. I didn't even get to finish all the shops because I couldn't carry anymore!
Anyway, here is a pattern I did the other day. It's based on the Babushka print from a few posts back. Hope you like! xo

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Little Bo-Peep

Hi Bloggies! What a busy week it's been with Halloween and a public holiday (in Victoria) for the Melbourne Cup. I usually do pretty well with the horses. This year I backed a horse named Illo. I'm always shortening illustration to illo and thought it was a SIGN! Well the horse came second last - BOOoooo!!! I wonder how many other illustrators out there made the same mistake!
Speaking of illos, I'm doing a series of illustrations based on Nursery Rhymes & Fairytales. Yesterday I worked on 'Little Bo-Peep' and at the moment I'm working on 'Jack & Jill'. I am so enthralled with this current project - more to come soon! xx

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hooty Tooty Owls

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! I am a little sick, so today I played on the computer and whipped up a fun, bright Owl pattern. I was thinking I might get fabric made at Spoonflower for my sewing projects!!! I'm not sure what background looks best though. I think the purple works but I'm not really a purple person. I may even leave the background white - any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spring Cleaned House

I did a massive Spring clean today (haven't finished yet) and even did some maintenance in the garden! All with a picnic in the middle with Mothers Group and a baby going through a growth spurt. I'm sharing this because I am pretty impressed with myself :D However, I would like to be doing creative things. I have had such a strong urge to make things and redecorate the house. I have been mucking around on the computer, buying up nice fabrics but have been struggling to get enough time to really get into anything or know where to start! On my to do list - pictures, a bunting & another cushion for the nursery, Christmas stocking & decorations and bedding for Skyla's dolls cradle.
I had a play around with some bright, cheerful SPRING colours!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Me and my Mini ME!

SHE'S HERE! 8 weeks ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! I am so happy in my new role as a Mummy. Since I am starting a new chapter in my life, I thought I would spruce up the old blogspot. I hope to work on some creative projects during nap time and also get blogging again. Hope you like the new look!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Land!

I am trying to finish off artwork for the walls in the nursery. I decided to do a vector version of one of the illustrations I did in the exhibition last year. I added in a little extra detail and used ice creamy colours which will tie in with the rest of the colours in the nursery. 
I think it turned out rather sweet xx

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rag Doll

When my good friend Bee over at Honey Jumble had her baby Elora, I decided to make her a rag doll. Once again I am not good with patterns and I couldn't even find a pattern - so I just winged it and made my own up! I was quite happy with the result. Not perfect, the stitching was a little dodgy but overall I think she is quite sweet. What do you think?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kokeshi & Elephant Giftwrap

These two giftwraps are products I designed at artwrap. I was pretty happy how they turned out and had a lot of fun creating them!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Patchwork Quilt & Pillow

Here is a sneak-peek into some of the little projects I have been working on for the baby's room. I had trouble finding a quilt I liked at the shops and in the end thought stuff it I will make my own. I wanted the nursery to be unique, pink but not too pink and a little bit vintage inspired. I am no expert when it comes to sewing things and I have trouble following patterns, so I usually just make up my own along the way. But I found this blog Diary of a Quilter very handy with the quilt and Cluck Cluck Sew was the inspiration for my pillow. Sewing can be quite addictive. Give it a go!! The cute Scrapbook Girl Rattle Toy is by Mamas & Papas - Daddy-to-be found it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Illustration

I have started on a couple of illustrations for the baby's room. If I like them enough they may even go into my Etsy shop. Here is my Babushka Dolls illo - they are a trend that just doesn't seem to go away but I don't mind because I enjoy drawing them. I love not having to draw hands!

Monday, July 4, 2011

One month to go!

Yipee.. only one month to go till I have this baby! I started maternity leave a week and a half ago and had my Baby Shower on the weekend which was just lovely. Now I am free to do crafty things for the baby and maybe get some new illustrations done for my etsy store.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Animal Allsorts Card Range

I did this fun 'Animal Allsorts' card range at work. The 6 brightly coloured cards featuring tip-on faces, an overlay of clear holographic foil on the background and brightly coloured envelopes. These characters have also been extended into a wrapping paper, stickers, gift bag and a kids partyware range. Super FUN stuff!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood

I just had to share this cute little find with everyone. Little Red Riding Hood is by Alimrose and you can purchase it here. I bought this doll recently for a friend of mine who had a baby girl. How cute - I had trouble giving it away! A lot of my friends are steering away from baby pinks for girls, so I thought this would be a lovely gift without being too pink. Alimrose do other gorgeous toys and gifts - perfect for a baby showers or birthdays - definitely worth checking out!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2011- What A Year!

Hi there and Happy Australia Day!
Well here I am back in the swing of things. January has been a bit of a recovery month. A lot of things have happened in the last couple of months. Hmmm let's see...... my birthday, Christmas, NYE, I got ENGAGED and I am pregnant with my first BABY!!! So 2011 should be a life changing year :D

I got some really neat gifts for Christmas and my birthday. These DilkaBear prints are a gift I received for Chrissy, you can buy them from her Etsy store. The parcel I received was so gorgeous! A lovely folder, with a little hand drawn bear on the front, a cute little ACEO and bookmark inside as extra little goodies - how spoilt am I!
I am currently redecorating the master bedroom and these prints are going to tie in wonderfully with our white, silver, duck egg blue interior. The next room... a NURSERY how fun!

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