Monday, September 15, 2014

Mid century tea set and spring time print



I was delighted to spot this little Tomas tea set this weekend, I particularly like the red on the lid !



Friday, September 12, 2014

Spring is on it's way

Delicious strawberries, juicy pears, crunchy apples all combined in a summer print!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Annie Hayward Art



I just have to share these 3 pieces from my dear friend Annie, she has just started her blog, it's such a delight!
Pop over to here for a look!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gorgeous sring Daffodils




I popped into my local fruit and veg shop this morning to replenish our health food supply and couldn't resist adding this stunning bunch of spring daffodils. My friendly greengrocer informed me they are called "bacon and eggs"! Simply stunning!

I thought I would also share a nifty little tip with you. Loving all things vintage I stumbled on these adorable little daisy earnings made of painted metal. I tried them on and quit frankly look rather silly so I have decided instead to adapt them as little brooches by simply screwing them onto the edge of my jumper. This way I can still enjoy wearing them just not in the location they where initially intended!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Come and have a look if your in the Wellington area in the next few months.
I am selling a lovely new collection of cushions!
There are lots of lovely handmade products, I am blown away by our local talent!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

butterflies repeat

my take on a classic favourite, Butterflies!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jolly little houses all in a row repeat pattern


Jolly little houses basking in a summery glow, I'm having such fun working with a limited colour pallet!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Autumn Harvest repeat patterns



We, in little New Zealand are anxiously waiting for the first signs of spring, out walking I have noticed the odd blossom flower, however it's still very chilly, don't believe we are a tropical country!
in honour of my friends in the north, I have named these patterns Autumn Harvest, mainly because of the rich deep colours, I am not sure if strawberries are exactly autumnal! as for tulips?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Peacocks (well sort of!)

A lovely sunny start to the week and I'm feeling good!
I had such fun creating this!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

pretty unicorn

Living in a house hold of boys, I sometimes have the urge to create something totally feminine, could this be anymore girly?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tropical fish repeat


tropical fish, warm summer days, holidays at the beach... I look outside, rain and more rain, roll on spring I say!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Intoducing my dear friend and wonderful artist"Annie Hayward"

I am thrilled and delighted to introduce you to my very dear friend Annie!
As a true artist, she finds computers little overwhelming (I don't blame her!)! We therefore sat down together a couple of days ago and I helped her to start up her very own blog, I told her it was about time! the world needs to know about you!
She is such fun, we walk together along the beach every Friday, laugh ourselves silly, tell each other our problems and discuss art and anything else that we feel passionate about. Her beautiful, whimsical art style is a pure delight, her large modern abstracts beautiful in their simplicity, I hope that through this you will get to know and admire her as much as I do!
Written by Annie:
These photos show my business and passion. I am a working artist living in Eastbourne a tiny little village which shares the harbour with New Zealand's capital city Wellington. We have a small main shopping street with the usual Butchers, fruit shop, dairy, deli,cafe, library and me...and me is called Annie's Art and Treasures. basically the space is where I have a studio in the back and out front is my where my artwork is displayed along side a mixture of new and old wares. I think my life is pretty ideal..I walk to work with Ruby,my trusty little dog and open the shoppe by 11am and juggle getting artwork done and playing retailer until 5pm then its back home again. As I said this shoppe is my passion...and I call it a shoppe (pronounced Sssh HOPE) because I strive to make the experience of being in my space inspirational, hopeful and basically to give people the warm fuzzies..well I'd like to think I do...Oh and lots of humour..nothing like making people smile and laugh!

Right now being the end of winter (hoorah) I am having a yellow dot sale, with 15%plus off most stuff. I have loads of fresh flowers always on display and with Spring just around the corner yellow daffodils are my favourite. Sunshine even on a gloomy grey day. I live for colour in my life..the shoppe is bright and bursting like a rainbow,but I also enjoy and need quiet and  calming colours. The abstract on show I painted to reflect the subdued winter palette that surrounds us living on the harbours edge. It's entitled 'All is calm' Life can be so hectic I am hoping this artwork will be bought by someone who really needs to feed off its gentle demeanor and hang it in a nice quiet spot like the bedroom or quiet den.

you've probably noticed I have two distinct styles or genres. My whimsical figurative artwork is what most people know me for...but like a lot of artists we seek new ideas all the time, I guess that's called 'creating' hence I love painting abstract work dealing with colour and emotion.I love assemblage,box art and photography. If you follow my blog I will take you on my journey being an artist. Showing you what inspires me, what I'm creating at the time and the daily happenings of my funny little shoppe...see you soon.


To visit Annie's new blog click here!

her web site

all sorts!






it's such fun creating products for society 6!
here are a few more!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Duvet cover designs








What fun! queen and king size duvet covers!
Have you heard of Society 6??
They are constantly bringing out new products to upload designs on, I'm excited, I have orderd the owl duvet cover, as soon as it arrives I'll show you!
have a lovely weekend!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mid century lovelyness!




As you are probably aware by now, I'm always scouring my local second hand shops for gorgeous mid century treasures, I was delighted to find these little beauties this weekend, for me Paris, and poodles are particullaly iconic so these plates are going to find pride of place in my ever expanding colleaction.
The glasses are so cool too and don't you love the red and white striped plastic wrapped around the little ones!

Friday, July 11, 2014

My Farm illustrations











As you've seen "My Farm" is a very busy little farm indeed! There's so much going on!Pigs rolling in mud, roosters crowing, cows grazing... I thought it could be quite nice to share a few of my favourite images with you, even though they end up quite small, I still have to create much much bigger versions of them because as you can imagine, cutting them out of paper is rather fiddly!
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