Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I have added some shots from around my house onto my flicker stream, we live in a rented house at the moment which makes interior decorating a bit of a challenge. I find I need to put my mark on the place to make it feel like ours and sometimes I just need to cover the place with pattern and colour (it is a little drab). Anyway - happiness is when you are happy with what you've got.
Monday, March 30, 2009
A bit of a mess...I have always believed a messy studio must mean a very creative studio....getting ready for Camberwell market on Sunday! YAY! Busy making and collecting, too things Sweet William just love.
My creative space hoted by: http://kootoyoo.blogspot.com cool thanks!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Found this little gem hiding in my paper drawer on the weekend - completly forgot I had it. Must have been a thrift shop find. decided there is no point letting it be a wallflower - it deserves to be shown to the world. I've uploaded the pattern onto flickr so you can find it there - so if you want to make the little bird - have a go - I have a special plan for it myself .... will reveal when all is done.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Here is a new illustration done by myself - blogged at: www.paulamills.blogspot.com for Illustration Friday. I have been thinking about this saying since seeing an article in Selvedge magazine(see image above - a wonderful source for all things crafty/beautiful) Anyway they have an article on the art of mending - isn't it sad that in our generation, if a sock gets a hole we just chuck it out and buy new socks? Maybe we should revisit the art of darning and mending - try and make things last a little longer before adding them to ever expanding landfills. Apparently it was the the needlework involved in mending that brought on the art of embroidery.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I love this shot. Posted by: girlhula on flicker. There is so much to love - the colour, the texture, the fact that these were found on the side of the road. I love random, unexpected treasure.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Just finished this illustration for a client in Florida - I am amazed by the internet, I live in Australia and I have just done some work for a craft fair in Florida! WOW. Our world is shrinking. Anyway it is always great to work with a fellow crafter anywhere in the world!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I love receiving and giving greeting cards. It is one of those lovely old traditions that may not have much of a practical purpose but we still love do - a bit like wearing a hat to a wedding, eating cake at a birthday party, a man wearing a tie, clapping, putting flowers on a table, collecting shell's on the beach, brightly colored balloons and drinking endless cups of tea. There are many, many things that we just do because we like to. We thought it would be nice for Sweet William to offer our prints a greeting cards. We have great fun making them up by hand and they are available in our on-line shops: www.lovelysweetwilliam.etsy.com and madeit in australia.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
To celebrate Pauls being "pick of the week" on Ilustration Friday - " Lovely Sweet William" (our Etsy shop) is running a special this weekend only - Buy a print and receive a print of your choice free! Just drop a message in the checkout.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I immediately recognised some great pieces from local crafters and designers and Mindy has been great at supporting the handmade community.
The shop is one of my Wellington favourites because it is so carefully and lovingly put together. Each space is a montage of texture and colour. Sweet William is proud to have some of our items in it.