Friday, April 30, 2010


this post is for all my lucky friends over on the other side of our plant! spring must be in full swing! how wonderful, i hope this new season brings you joy, health and happiness!
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

this is a  pattern created using an image from the Lagom card collection.it reminds me of spring, if you are on the other side of the planet you are sure to be looking forward to warm weather. its nearly autumn or "fall" for us here down under.
i am pleased to say that is still nice and warm, in fact it's nicer now than it was in summer!
for all you who think new zealand is a tropical island, let me tell you it can get pretty cold!

Friday, April 23, 2010






here are some patterns i have just completed. i will be selling them through OAFFI in the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

im sorry about my lack of posts this week! i have been sooo busy creating new designs. i will post them in the next couple of days. this print is a small sample of the direction this collection is going in. as well as the 50's era i also love the 60's as it reminds me of my childhood growing up with bright happy daisy motifs on our china and our bright swirly orange and red curtains.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS,you make my day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010









people often ask me what inspires me. as you can see, i am an avid collector of all things 1950's. i spend every opportunity hunting for lovely old junk; china, fabric tins, games. there is something wonderful about this period, a vibrance and optimism, fun and quirkiness. it doesn't take itself not too serious.
my poor husband, who i am sure would prefer the minimalist look has grown to except my "collections"
the down side; dusting uck!!
our chickens"dolly and marshmallow" are also a constant source of delight, they have created a little patch of country in our backyard.

Saturday, April 10, 2010






here are a few designs that have never been used for anything, here's hoping someday they will!