WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

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 ;-) )

HOORAY FOR HOLIDAYS AND CHRISTMAS SALES!

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.

LOVE ME TWO TIMES

silkscreen printThis week I have been printing cards for the Etsy Christmas pop-up in Sydney. It was also a friend's first wedding anniversary recently and as the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper, I decided to use one of the designs from my cards and alter it to make print that could be framed. The print is of two geometric hearts printed in copper and is part of a limited edition of 10 prints. I have listed the rest of the prints in my Etsy store if you would like one for yourself or somebody special. Happy Friday everyone :)

RAINY DAY RECYCLING

Christmas_Card I was having a clean up the other day and came across some prints I started a while ago that I never finished. Do you remember the Christmas cards I made last year? Well I used one of the designs to screenprint some larger prints, but they kind of sat there for a while and I wasn't sure what to with them and I lost interest (or inspiration). So, sitting at home on a rainy Sydney Saturday and with Christmas around the corner I decided to chop them up and make some more cards. It seems this design was always destined to be festive. I hope you are also having a crafty and creative weekend :)

MINI GIFT CARDS

mini_cardsMini gift cards!

One thing I struggle with is writing messages in cards. I sit for ages wondering what to write. I decided the best way around this is to give smaller cards! If you suffer the same affliction as me or are searching for some cute and quirky, handmade gift cards, they are available here. :)