MDBweb_Screen Remember me? A lot has happened since my last post. A LOT! A new country, new inspirations and new places to explore.

Late last year, the mister and I decided to pick up our pooches, pack up our home—and move from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. It has taken  a lot of time and a whole heap of energy but we have found a new home and are settling in nicely. And as if moving house and country wasn't challenging enough, I decided to update my website and move my blog as well. Crazy huh?

So, what will happen to Picturette? Well, from this Sunday, April 3rd, the Picturette blog URL will automatically redirect to All of my old posts will be available on my new blog, along with new posts.

So, how about it? Are you ready for some new adventures? I would love it if you continued this journey with me.



HelloPetal_pleasevote I have long been a fan of pattern and textile design, recently I was inspired to begin experimenting with illustrated patterns of my own. I even entered one of my designs into a competition. The lovely ladies from Frankie and Swiss Boutique Textile Company are holding a design competition as part of Craft Cubed. And this is where I need your help, one of the categories is decided by the public, so if you like my design and have a few seconds to spare you can cast your vote here by clicking the like button. The winner will be announced at The Frankie and Swiss Open Studio on the 23rd of August, that's this weekend! There are some truly beautiful designs in the running so it is well worth checking out the rest of the entries.

Thanks for reading (and voting ;-) )


ownourhouse Do you remember my post, roughly 12 months ago, about the Sydney Opera House? Well last year was a big year for this beautiful building, which also celebrated it's 40th birthday. Last month, I too celebrated a birthday. If you follow me on twitter you may have noticed that one of the gifts I received was a tile on one of the largest sails of the Sydney Opera House! I didn't receive an actual tile but in purchasing a virtual tile, my husband and became Housemates. The funds raised via this project will go towards maintaining and renewing this iconic building for the next 40 years. If you too would like to support the Sydney Opera House, or see who else is a housemate, you can visit the Own Our House website or see frequently asked questions here. We could be housemates together!


saleI'm counting down the days until I go on holiday... only six more sleeps. Woohoo! So until then I have decided to discount everything* in my Etsy store, just use the code HOORAY25 at the checkout to get 25% off. But you only have until Tuesday the 10th of December to get your orders in. Happy Friday everyone :)

*While stocks last. Custom maps require one week to produce, 25% discount still applies but the map will not be mailed until early in 2014.