Friday, 12 December 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

It's that time of the year again, and this year I traveled a bit, had visitors staying over, and ended up not having a lot of time to draw and paint.
Luckily I have a folder of half baked ideas on my computer, and I went looking for something I could use as my Christmas card.

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So, to all my friends in our galaxy Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Etsy Christmas market

Some pics of the Etsy Christmas market I did a week ago.

My stall before opening

Getting busy

Winnie helping out


An over view

Monday, 10 November 2014

Husta dress

One of my Spoonflower clients, Huguette Stachewitsch who goes by the web name Husta, made this beautiful little girl's dress with my fabric Hakea.
I love to see what other people make with my fabrics. Thank you Huguette!

Husta dress made with fabric Hakea

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Old design, new products

I've been revisiting some of my earlier patterns in order to design new products for my shop on Society6.
New Holland Honey Eaters and Showy Honey Mirtle design is now available on Society6.

Stationery card

Tote bag

Cushion cover


Iphone case

Laptop skins

Wall clock

Shower curtain

Duvet cover

Friday, 10 October 2014

I'm published in a Pattern Book

Earlier this year PATTERNPEOPLE called out for pattern designers to submit their work to feature in one of their print design books.
I submitted some of my designs, and 2 days ago got a wonderful email telling me I'd been selected.
Here it is!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Etsy Pop Up Event

Etsy WA is having a pop up Christmas market in Leederville in November.
All the WA people who have an online shop on Etsy are encouraged to apply for a place in the market and also to contribute with a promotional poster.
This is my entry.

The orange colour and the gingham are Etsy requirements. The rest is up to you.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

New Fabric and Wall Paper

My new fabric and wall paper is about herbs and I've named it Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Ha ha!
For sale on my Spoonflower shop.


Wall Paper

Sunday, 10 August 2014

All New Products

New products for sale on my Society6 shop.

Laptop skins and cases

Iphone skins and cases

Wall clocks


Cushion covers

Tote bags


Stationery cards

Shower curtains

Monday, 4 August 2014

Garden decorations

Still on the subject of my garden, and for those of you who haven't seen them, some garden decorations I made a while ago with some found and some bought objects.

Mosaic cat
Duck pond
Duck pond near my studio
The old cistern I used for the pond was dug out from underneath Audrey's house. It is full of styro foam from packaging and the ducks come from Vietnam.

Monday, 7 July 2014

My garden pergola columns

I started work on my pergola columns in 2006, and have not finished them yet. Lots of distractions along the way are the reason why.
Now I'm picking the work up again, and my goal is to finish the 3rd column by the end of 2014.
All the tiles are hand made by me and that's a long process in itself.

Garden view

The first column I tiled

The 2nd column I tiled

2nd column detail

3rd column, work in progress

3rd column detail
A big thanks to Tasha for all the photos.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

My Sardines

Now that the Sardine competition is over and I wasn't one of the finalists, I can publish my entries on this blog.
Here are my 3 sardines, which I believe will be shown at the exhibition along with all the other entries.

Sardinha Patriotica

Sardinha Folclorica

Sardinha Viajante

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sardine Expo

The Sardine Exhibition starts 18th of June until 13th of September.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Colour in wall paper

New design for a Spoonflower weekly challenge.  It's a black and white wall paper so that people can colour it in themselves.
A good excuse for scribbling on the wall.


Wall paper
 For sale now at my Spoonflower shop.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Make it in Design Summer School

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design are offering a free Summer School opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about surface pattern design.
For more information click here.

Monday, 12 May 2014


New pattern entered in a recent Spoonflower weekly challenge. The subject was Whales and the palette was restricted.
I didn't like the colours but I took the challenge anyway.


Wall paper
I designed it entirely on Inkscape without drawing it first, which accounts for why it looks a bit blocky and geometric, but I guess that was a challenge too.
Hopefully you can recognize the blue whale, humpbacks and sperm whales.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

A new shop on Etsy

Today, the 1st of May I have finally opened my shop on Etsy.
Etsy is a USA based market online, with about 2 million members. The products in this shop are all made by me using my own fabrics.
I had a lot of help from Tasha, who did most of the work needed to set up shop, as well as sewing the pencil cases.

My new Etsy shop

Good luck to my new venture.