Showing posts from 2014

Christmas at my house!

Poppies for Grace were exhibiting along with us at the Big Design Market last weekend. They did the most impressive stall with a beautiful tissue paper backdrop in rainbow colours - and I thought what a brilliant idea for our Christmas decorations this year! Here are the results, what do you think?

A little Sweet William Christmas gift guide

Clockwise: Pale Mountain Journey print from $15; Camille Colouring in book $10; Wrapping Paper Pack $9; Sweet William mixed paper pack wonderful lucky dip $15; Miniature Camille in her match box home $16. Free shipping in Australia.
 How is your Christmas shopping going? If you need a little help and you live in Australia you have until Monday the 15th of December to get your orders in.  Unfortunately it may be a little late for international orders but of course you may still do some online shopping! Good luck with it all.

Brand New work for Markit at Federation Sqaure

Sweet William will be launching this brand new set of prints, entitled 'My Favourites' at Markit this Sunday. For one day only, Federation Square in Melbourne will become home to over 100 of Australia's best independent designers and makers, selling products ranging from ceramics to homewares, jewellery, fashion, stationery and prints. Admission is free! 10am–5pm. Pop in, get some Christmas shopping done and say hello!

Brand New Christmas Cards

We have just listed these brand new Christmas cards in our etsy shop they will also be available on very soon. Only 6 weeks till Christmas, wow! These cards are printed locally in Melbourne by a small family run business, on recycled card with vegetable based inks. Shop local and support small businesses this Christmas xxx

Collaboration with Zaishu Studio

I am so excited to be part of this collaboration with Mathew from Zaishu and The Big Design Market. For Zaishu's ten year anniversary they have partnered with Melbourne artists to make up limited edition artisan stools to be sold exclusively at the Big Design Market in December. The artists involved are: Bridget Bodenham, Beth Emily, Stefan Gevers, Emily Green, Rowena Martinich and myself - Paula Mills. Thrilled!

New Work to be launced at Finders Keepers Melbourne

Sweet William will be at Finders Keepers Market on Friday and Saturday at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne. We haven't done a market for a little while and we have lots of lovely new products to show everyone, so if you are in Melbourne come and say hello. Here is a sneak peek of some of the new work...

Subscribe and Win 3 prints!

Go ahead and subscribe to our online newsletter here for a chance to win any 3 Sweet William Prints of your choice! Hurry, competition closes 5pm on Friday 10th of October 2014! YAY!

Finalist in the Etsy Design Awards - yay!

I am most flattered to be a finalist in the Australian Etsy Design Awards! My illustration, entitled Circle Collage has been nominated as one of the finalists, amongst some amazing artists! You can vote for my entry here and be in with a chance to win a $250 etsy voucher for yourself, yay! Thanks so much everyone, Paula xxx

'View the 58 finalists to vote for your favourite item or Etsy shop. Etsy Design Awards celebrate the people who make a destination for great design. Entrants have the chance to win a trip to Etsy's headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and be featured in the December issue of Inside Out. Vote now and go in the draw to win a $250.00 Etsy gift card'

It 's all about flowers.

We have had a very long and cold winter here in Melbourne but things are looking up now that it is Spring! I just love Spring and celebrating all things new. So here are a few shots dedicated to Spring!

New Work

New prints available from our etsy shop here.

A little DIY in pastel pink

I am on a bit of a pastel pink mission. A few days ago I painted this little side table in my lounge room pale pink and am very happy with the result! I mixed the colour myself in my studio and applied two coats. What a quick and easy update! What do you think?

New Work in Pastels

I do love bright colours (as anyone who follows my instagram feed will see) but I am also very fond of soft colours, especially soft blush, pink, flesh tones which look lovely set against white... so I revisited some of my brightly coloured designs and gave them a bit of fresh pastel makeover, I love this grey and pink colour combination and I am pretty pleased with the result! These two brand new prints are now available from our Etsy shop.

Lots of new goodies

It has taken a while but at last we have been able to upload lots of new goodies, including these lovely tags and wrapping paper into our etsy store. We are so very pleased with our brand new stationery range which we have designed, produced and packaged all in our Melbourne studio. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Brand New Cards now available!

Eventually after months of planning and production I am in a position to be able to offer these brands new cards for sale in our Etsy shop - enjoy!

Sweet William Prints in three sizes

We can now offer all Sweet William Prints in three sizes - A5, A4 and A3. Here is a shot of the three sizes framed - they would fit  5x7, 8x10 and 11x16 inch frames. All our prints are available from our etsy shop here.

Group Exhibition

I am very pleased to be part of a group exhibition with 'Just Another Project Space' and Signed & Numbered in Prahan. I have this original collage called 'two worlds' in the exhibition. Opening Night Thursday, July 17th 6-9pm at 153 Greville Street, Prahran and 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan Street). All welcome!


Sweet William is having a 10 day sale on all Sweet William prints and cards - hurry sale ends on July 24th! Head over here - hardtofind to grab a bargain!


Where do you go for inspiration? Do you constantly seek fresh new, creativity? I suppose it can be found anywhere, all around us all the time. Thankfully we now have brilliant tools for collecting our online inspirational imagery such as Pinterest! Here are a few images that have been exciting my eyeballs lately. All links to these images can be found in our Pinterest account @oursweetwilliam

New Web Site!

We are very excited to announce that our brand new website has gone live today - check it out at:

We would love to know what you think!

Exciting times!

Very busy and exciting times here at Sweet William. We are thrilled to announce that we will be doing our very first trade show in Melbourne from 31st July- 3rd August with Life In Style

"Life Instyle is Australia's only boutique trade event showcasing emerging trends, brands and products that are on the cooler side of style and design. With a strong commitment to creativity and originality, our events provide a definitive platform and inspiration filled sourcing experience for design-savvy buyers."

We have been putting together a new range of prints and cards to take to the show as well as a few brand new products. We have updated our look and feel and launched a fresh advertising campaign with a brand new web site coming soon. Keep checking our instagram feed for sneak peeks and  updates. We are excited and look forward to this next chapter for Sweet William.

From my studio - abstract work

I could spend hours loosing my self in a world of colour and ink in my studio making happy abstract messy paintings.  Here are some pieces I  have been working on. These pieces will eventually make their way to our etys shop as archival quality art prints but I am just too busy having fun with my brushes right now!