Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gorgeous Cardi

The most delicious Australian brand, Gorman, has got the cutest cardi. Want one. And they have $50 off when you spend over $15o until April 11........ hmmm

New Birdstack

I have updated an oldie. My darling birdstack has been so good to me and now I have refreshed and revived him ( or her or them.) There is something love and peace about this piece. Now in the shop.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Party Invites... printable pdfs.

More printable designs for my Pinecone and Lola etsy shop. This one is a party invitation for kids' birthday party. Cute Ted is the hero image. I especially like the little heart on his chest, sort of wearing his heart on his sleeve.... that's what little kids do I guess. Three colours and any age to choose. Print any time and any quantity from your home. Easy peasy.

Oh and I like the sweet little wooden pegs in this shot. They are from kikki.k and very useful. Can't believe how useful.... for a peg that is.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sneak Peek... new print

I have been thinking alot lately abou giving my art work a bit of a facelift. You know its good to constantly question and challenge what you are doing. This means you will hopefully improve. And I am happy with where I am going. Here is a sneak peek at a crop of my latest piece. Colours are soft but still vibrant. Will be uploading to shop in the next few days. Night time here. Off to bed. Nighty nighty.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Illustrations

Hi there.

I have some new illustrations coming up in my etsy shop. I have uploaded one and hope to get the others on there today. Add to list. What's on my list: take orders to post office and post, bank a cheque, finish off logo design for lovely client, do some textile designs, photograph new stationery designs, upload new artwork to etsy. easy peasy......................................................

Monday, March 23, 2009

Welcome my new Etsy shop : Pinecone and Lola

yay.... my new shop.... has something in it!

I have been talking about it for ages, blogged about it the other day and now I have finally uploaded my new stationery designs to the shop pinecone and lola. I've got this design frenzy going on. Ideas are running crazy and I feel like I can't stop. That's ok, it's a great feeling to be inspired......

And my photography is slowly but surely getting better. I like the textures in these shots, and the detail. Still working on the lighting........

Sunday, March 22, 2009

New Design


I have just finished photographing a new range of stationery that I have designed. Very excited. It's been great to explore something different. This one has my trusty birds in it, but a new illustration and a bit of type. I am into the hand written word at present. I like the rawness, and the slightly imperfect nature of handwriting.

I set up my shots with the help of the delightful Nicholas, and now I am ready to upload to my new etsy shop.

But I need to wait until the 2 little ones are in bed.... which is still several hours away. So in the mean time, here is a sneak peek.

Now back to playing snap!

Happy Sunday at home with the fam.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Been feeling quite tired lately. There's been alot going on and been struggling to fit it all in. But this little saying keeps me on track. For the most part anyway. It's now for sale in the shop.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Art Print

It's been a while, but I have finally uploaded a new piece of art - turtle stack. I am cheating however, as I did do this stack before, but I have now re-coloured it and given it a breath of fresh air. Now every time I produce a new piece I upload to etsy and to my bigcartel store (I set this up to link from our web site, and is in Australian dollars). This artwork thing is keeping my rather busy. So now I have a third piece to match back with my bird stack and owl stack... which makes me happy I love things in 3s. What do you think? Do you love a set of 3?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

We did it. Our first market!

It's Sunday night and I am one tired worker bee. Today, my lovely Nick, gorgeous friend FK (not her real name, as I know she would like to rename nameless- you know who you are!!) and I held our firat market stall. Now it was a lovely little market called Mathilda's Market and was held at the Hawtorn Town Hall. We had a fantastic spot just inside the entrance and had lots of friendly people come up and say hello. We had prints in our usual A4 size and also road tested the smaller A5s which people loved. (Yay). And we also had some framed, just like our stockists have, again just to test the market.

Thank you to our lovely dear helper and super sales women, I know you saw it as a fun day off, we are so grateful for your help!
Thank you to my other lovely friend, who supplied some cute props for our stall. Your enthusiasm is inspiring to us.
Thank you to all who came to visit, we appreciate your kind words, and hope you enjoy having a little bit of Printspace in your space.

Professional market stall holder

PS. Well almost professional..... As we forgot to take photos of our stall (insane), here are some details of a couple of the bits and bobs we used, just to give you a taste.

PPS. Going to lie on my sofa, watch Rove and eat TimTams.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Happiest Little One


Little A is my youngest son, is such a happy little man. He is always beaming (well not always, he is after all 8 months old) He sat in a high chair at my Mum and Dad's playing with his little plastic spoon for ages. Bash bash bash. Loving the spoon, chew chew chew.

We had a busy day yesterday, my boys and I visited a close friend and her 2 kids, they jumped on a jumping castle, just a little one (castle that is), but when you are nearly 3 that's all you need. Got caught in the rain, but it's a good thing, being in the worst drought, it's always a time of happiness when it rains. But it only lasted for a few hours, the sun was ourt again by the afternoon.

Visited my Aunt, Cousin and her little girl. Which was nice, hadn't seen them in a while. As you get older you don't get the see your extended family as much as when you are little. And even less when you have kids. Gosh time is flying by........

My Son the Photographer

So my nearly 3 year old (Little M) has mastered using my iphone, which still freaks me out, and here is a photo I found on my phone. It's weird finding photos on your phone that you didn't take. He's hilarious when he's taking a picture. He has so many questions, loves to photograph the most mundane things (eg. paperclip, cereal box, hole punch) and thinks its great when he gets a person in the shot!

This one is rather abstract, and very blurry, but I think that adds to its charm. It's of our airplane mobile that was a gift for our Little A.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

etsy find: Good things will happen ....

So there's this quirky Etsy shop the beautiful project where you will find unique & beautiful stationery - nice. I especially like this one... positive energy. Good things will happen, good things will happen, good things will happen......

And for a little more insight check out Jeannette's blog about the small joys it's as sweet as can be. And then there's everybody likes sandwiches, her other blog - this one about food. The title made me smile, and the the recipes made my mouth water. I wish I liked cooking a bit more than I do............

Friday, March 6, 2009

Etsy Find: look at these kitty cats!

How cute are these kitty cats from Penguin and Fish. So many lovely kitties to choose from. Gorgeous fabric, sweet faces, they make me smile and that's always a good thing. xx

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

twitter ?

So, I have made myself (or Printspace) a Twitter account. Not sure what this means really, don't get me wrong I understand the theory behind it, I am just not sure how I will use it. I dohn't really know anyone on there, but I am sure friends will pop up. If you are a Twitter-er, and you have any tips, please let me know! Is that a stupid thing to ask? maybe.
I hope to find some nice things to follow too. Any suggestions, please let me know that too.

Going to bed now, it's late and I have had a big day. I am designing prints like mad.

night night

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mr PS tea towels and more

What a cool shop I have found.... its called Mr PS, and its got some wonderful screen printed tea towels, art work and other bits and pieces. And a nice blog too, lots of interesting goodies...