Showing posts from 2010

Merry Christmas! Free tag download

Hello everybody. This will be the last post for 2010, thank you for all the support over this last year, Sweet William had a fantastic 2010 and we are super excited about 2011! As a little thank you please feel free to download the 'love, hope, joy' artwork I created for Christmas tags (you should be able to right click and select download image) it will be a nice juicy file size ready to print, cut out and put on your gifts. Hope your Christmas is filled with love, hope, joy and peace. Warm regards - Shelley and Paula xoxo

Joy to the world

Christmas is a special time, the kids are excited, everything is busy and generally everyone is making a bit of a fuss. Whether it be about gifts, or food, or celebrating, or family, or your beliefs, or all of the above - it is a special time. This past weekend we stayed home all Sunday and prepared our home for Christmas. It is also a sad time, my family are spread out all over the world and we lost our Mum in December, 5 years ago. I found making our home ready for Christmas very therapeutic and watching my kids decorate the tree made my heart sing. Here are some shots of how it all looks. Hope all your festivities and preparations are going well. Paula xox. p.s the gorgeous red paper pom poms and beautiful hand made paper wreath are by Sydney based paper artist Jo Neville.

my home featured in dujour magazine!!

Wow wee I am super excited to announce that my home is featured in the current issue of Dujour. Here is a lovely blurb about the mag and a few handy links:
'We are the new voice for international emerging fashion and eco-friendly style. Dujour is America’s first independent, internationally distributed, print-on-demand fashion and lifestyle publication dedicated exclusively to emerging designers, artists, and a handmade lifestyle. We are digital as well as print with shipping offered worldwide. We love fashion but don't take it too seriously, instead you will find us hosting cupcake tea parties and dancing in our feather undies. Join us if you secretly do the same!'Blog:
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magnolia square market and iphone apps!

My daughter Rosie - shot taken on iphone with hipstamatic app.
Kitchen stool - shot taken on iphone with hipstamatic app.
Me looking annoyed and in need of some botox or something or maybe just a glass of wine...
My husband, Pete, and I having fun with iphone and new app's
Flinders Street Melbourne - shot taken on iphone with hipstamatic app.
Me at Magnolia Square Market

I had a fantastic time at the Magnolia Square market in St. Kilda Town Hall. It was lovely to meet a few blog readers and returning customers, thanks for stopping by. Here are some shots of my stall at the market.
I had beautiful peonies on the stall table and when I got home I plonked them all down on my pink kitchen table, they looked so good I had to take a quick shot of them before they wilted.
Pete (my hubby) acquired a new iphone recently and we have had loads of fun with all the amazing app's that are out there. Hipstamatic turns your shots into retro film photo's - how cool! So I couldn't help posting…

next market - Magnolia Square

Pop in and say hello to me at Magnolia Square Market in St. Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne from 5 pm on Thursday the 2nd of December until 4pm on Sunday the 5th. Should be good!

great market at Fed square!

I had a wonderful market yesterday at Federation square - the crowds were incredible! I was pleased with my stall set up - here is a shot of my eldest daughter Lia, who helped me at the stall and a close up of the back drop which I am afraid is a little blurry. I framed a few of my prints in a collection of old and new frames, I will have to take better shots at the next market - which will be Magnolia Square at St. Kilda Town hall which kicks off this Thursday evening for 4 days - crazy busy!

new work - peony

Here is a photo of me drawing a big, beautiful, peony while on my visit to Shelley in New Zealand a few weeks ago (that's Shelley's other half, Jeremy in the photo). And then here is the print which I created from the drawing, when I got back to my studio which will be for sale in our etsy shop. Have a lovely weekend everyone, if you are in Melbourne - pop over to Fed. square on Sunday for an awesome market.

Next market - pretty excited!

This Sunday I will be at Federation Square, in Melbourne CBD at MARKit - looks like it's gonna be fantastic! Here are just some of the other stall holders: amazing tea towels and storage crates by -bonnie and neil; mog egg cups from third drawer down; wooden heart brooch by a skulk of foxes; shadow puppet necklace by lola&bailey; the wonderful beci orpin; pretty brooches from notions. Can't wait - should be great, pop in and say hello if you are in the city. I have to crack on with getting everything done for the market now.

fresh inspiration - Olaf Hajek

I got lost for a few hours in Metropolis, one of the most amazing book shops in Melbourne. I was there to buy a gift for some one else but of-course walked out clutching a beautiful gift to myself against my chest, feeling excited about my guilty pleasure! I bought 'Flowerhead' by Olaf Hajek and here are some images from his website, for you all to enjoy. The book is amazing! Have a lovely weekend. Paula x

reworked swallow for exhibition

I am very pleased to be part of the 'on the wall' exhibition which will take place at Finders Keepers Market in Sydney on the 3rd of December. I wanted to submit my swallow drawing but had a specific size to work to, so I redrew my swallow and added some ink and gouache paint, the title of this piece is 'song'. The original will be for sale at the exhibition and prints of this image, in a slightly smaller size, are for sale in our etsy store.

flicker favorites

Here are some of my flicker favorites at the moment - you can link to all the images here. My blogging has been a little sporadic lately as it is such a busy, busy time of the year! I have some big and exciting markets to get ready for, a small exhibition in Sydney (YAY!), end of year ballet concerts, gymnastic performances and drama productions for my girls and I am super excited to have my brother and his wife, all the way from Ireland, arriving today for a visit! Okay need to sort out the house now. P xx

Maeve Online Magazine

I have my peacock print featured in this lovely online magazine called Maeve - which offers inspirational and intelligent reading for woman, grown ups, parents. Grab a cup of tea, sit down and have a little flick through, it's great.