I have a great love for textures, whether paper, urban decay or textiles. There is great a great beauty and warmth in texture. And as we come into the warmer months, I found myself contemplating a makeover for the lounge and bedroom, involving big cushions made from lovely textured fabrics, tweeds and knits. And just days after this idea, I get sent a little media kit from Australian designer and artisan, Nadia, with here new range, di Lana. A gorgeous range of cushions, Australian made, from Aussie Merino wool. All hand crafted by Nadia in her Fitzroy studio using a vintage domestic knotting machine.
The other amazing thing about these cushions, that I just love, being a designer myself, this sort of innovative idea makes me really smile, the cushions have changeable magnetic buttons! So you can change them up! So unique and just beautiful textures.
March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
You may or may not have noticed I have gone a little quite on the blog again! Seems my little Henry is going through an awfully long sleep regression at the moment, and has forgotten how to sleep for more than 4 hours. In fact last night he only lasted a max of 2.5 hours before waking. So I am one tired mum, and with short day naps as well, there really isn’t time for blogging. If anyone has tips on how to get past the 4 month sleep regression, and back to longer sleeps, I would love to hear!
March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Last year (for most of the year) I worked on illustrations for this Children’s book ‘Herbert Peabody‘. It was a fun experience, working with the author, Bianca Ross, working out how the characters should look, developing them, and then illustrating various scenes from the book. It was hard to keep it quiet, as it has been an exciting project!! But now, the book is published and will be on sale in coming months. It is now available for pre-order, so if you have kids between 4 and 9, I highly recommend you grab a copy! The story helps to teach children where food comes from, and encourages them to grow their own food :)
You can see more on the website.
Pre-order yours now at firstname.lastname@example.org
AUD $18.95 + post
I will be revealing more when the book officially goes on sale!
February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
I have had the same business cards since 2009. At the end of Tafe, I got a huge lot printed, to help launch myself into the real world, but I may have got a bit carried away, as years later, I still haven’t used them all. The trouble is, they got outdated, old logo, old blog address, old phone number. So I finally decided it was time to upgrade, and get some new cards. Now with all the updated info and even a QR code! I got them printed with moo, and they came it these lovely brown boxes :) Its been a while since I had any cards printed with moo, and I was quite impressed how well they turned out. It feels good to have new cards, so now when someone asks for a card, I don’t have to explain how some of the details are now wrong!
February 17, 2014 | 3 Comments
After promising to blog more often, my little Monster, decided to go through a bit of ‘sleep regression’ which meant back to getting up several times a night and short day naps, making it hard to do much but spend time with him and general house duties. But despite the lack of sleep, he is progressing so well. Rolling over, grabbing toys, even starting to pass small objects from one hand to the other, plus making lots of new sounds and cute giggles. He seems to want to crawl and gets frustrated that he cant, I watch him try to push off without success.
Its been amazing watching the change, and I hope he goes back to sleeping better soon, so I can blog and do more things for myself :)
February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment