Tuesday, April 28, 2009

new paper packs


Our love for vintage paper runs long and deep. Here at Sweet William we are endlessly rummaging through second hand book shops, markets, thrift shops, charity shops, garage sales - always on the search for beautiful old treasures that no one loves. Then we transform our finds into these exciting packages - filled to the brim with paper goodness, ready for you to make what ever you want with them - cards, scrapbooks, artwork. We are passionate about these packs and love the idea of sharing our sometimes obsessive passion with other paper lovers. Each Sweet William mixed paper pack is an intriguing collection of vintage ephemera and papers, which may include roughly 30 pieces of : lovely old children's book images, postage stamps, illustrations, old playing cards, postcards, fine papers, labels, vintage wall paper, paper tags, maps and tons more. The A4 packs come secured with paper clips, backed with card, covered in cellophane, and sent with mad, paper collecting, love These new packs will be for sale here. And for Australian buyers here. Just look at them! YUM!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

When we love we grow



A lovely new illustration piece from Paula for Sweet William fans. In dreams and love there are no impossibilities.


Find it here.

Shrink plastic earrings



I used to love playing with shrink plastic when I was a kid. I remember a glow -in-the-dark pack that had monsters and ghosts printed on it - and the buzz we got as we watched it curl and shrink in the oven. Playing with it again has been a lot of fun and my girls got a kick out of it too.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The red shoes



A lovely Amazon pressie arrived in my mail box today, a gift from my darling sister , Paula. She felt so inspired by her copy she wanted me to have one too. The red shoes - illustrated by Sun Young Yoo.
It is delightful and deeply personal to us as its about finding one's creative passion and pursuing dreams even under great adversity. It is a fairytale - but so poetic its for all ages really.
The story is based on Anderson's tale - but with a contemporary twist. Published by Ammo books - you can see more images there. I just wanted to share a few exquisite pen and ink drawings from it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

In the mail box today




My postie brought a lovely little ACEO parcel from the talented Nicole Ray who is sloeginfizz on Etsy.
I love the quirkiness - and its name "a fish out of water'. I'v got my eye on her Bird houses print too -

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Maria Taylor




I recently completed some illustration work for a wonderful indie musician called Maria Taylor. I had great fun working on her album art for LadyLuck, a wonderful album, you can hear some of it here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

yelowtable



yelowtable, originally uploaded by paulamills.

Here we go, here is the little table I recently painted, it was a pretty easy job and I am pretty chuffed with the outcome!

Monday, April 6, 2009

sunny yellow


yellow cabinet, originally uploaded by ATLITW.

I loved this image of this little yellow cabinet so much that it inspired me to paint a pice of my own furniture yellow. I have taken a 'before and after ' shots and i will blog them soon, just need to load the shots when i have some time...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

**Camberwell Market on Sunday**



Jeanine and Paula are doing Camberwell Market for the first time on Sunday the 4th! If you are in Melbourne, come early, as it always gets jam packed and you don't want to miss the wonderful bargains! We are looking forward to it, a very early start, (and the clocks go forward!!) should be a great day. Sweet William loves markets!