Monday, August 30, 2010

The bush in bloom

This weekend I headed up north to my family's farm in country Victoria, where the bush is about to come out in bloom thanks to all of the lovely rain we have been enjoying. The rare native orchid 'Golden Guinea' even made an appearance - I haven't seen these around for years. Could the drought finally be breaking?
And at the end of our visit we came across this lovely llama enjoying the late afternoon sunshine, protecting a flock of sheep from foxes. Not your usual Australian bush inhabitant!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hiccups in Debenhams

Pictured above are the Hiccups printed bedlinen designs 'Beautiful Balloons' and 'Sailing Away', as seen in Debenham's Oxford Street London homewares department.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Here is a little sneak peak of the new Hiccups bed linen design for girls (Sunnyside), featuring a host of happy creatures! Enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mexican Dolls

'Mexican Dolls' is a 30cm x 60cm printed cushion from our new 'Lola' collection. This colourful design features a row of lovely ladies dressed in richly patterned folk costumes, and is edged with a bright orange pom pom trim.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hola! Lola!

Papel Picado banners are used to decorate Mexican streets, plazas and homes for festive occasions. Our laser cut faux silk flags feature heart and butterfly designs (favourite motifs here at Hiccups). These gorgeous Mexican theme banners have been casually draped across a crisp white cotton quilt cover and pillowcase, creating our lovely girl's bed linen design named 'Lola'.
'Lola' is perfect for sweet summer siestas!
Pictured above is the 'Pepita' 30x30cm cushion,'Lola' doll novelty cushion, 'Mexican Dolls' 30x60cm cushion, 'Pinata Donkey' novelty cushion, 'Valentine' quilted pillow sham and the 'Mariposa' novelty cushion.
Our 'Pinata' donkey loves a cuddle!

'Lola' is a new applique bed linen design from our Summer 2010/11 collection, and is now available throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Around the World

Ride an elephant up a hill in India, catch a double decker bus to a museum in London, or hail a tuk-tuk to the markets in Bangkok. Where in the world would you like to travel to?
'Around the World' is available in single and double quilt cover sets, and single and king single bed sheet sets, with a collection of coordinating world traveller themed accessories. Bon Voyage!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gone Fishing!

A school of colourful applique and embroidered fish swim in the deep blue sea. They swim up to tease poor old Peter the Pelican sitting in his red fishing boat. 

And here is Peter resting on an actual pelican nest (found on an early morning beach walk near Sorrento), with a few fishy friends.
'Gone Fishing' will be arriving into Australian stores this week!

The Canberra Weekly

A few of our Hiccups products have been featured in this week's issue of the Canberra Weekly magazine. Pictured above is the Hiccups 'Apple Orchard' quilted coverlet, 'Black Cab' novelty cushion and a brand new applique design 'Gone Fishing'.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A visit to Ham House

A big thank you goes out to Marisa for recommending a visit to the National Trust owned Ham House, an easy 20 minute walk from the glorious Petersham Nursery, south west of London. London based Marisa recently completed three months of work experience at the Linen House design studio, helping the design team with textile design artwork and photography shoots, and giving her top-tips for visiting  some rather lovely destinations in London. ( I love the lettuce patch in the third last photo - so very Beatrix Potter-ish!)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Breezy Stripe for boys

Many shades of blues and greens, ranging from aqua to navy and from lime to emerald are separated by crisp white seersucker stripes, highlighted with a touch of red and orange. The happy colours found on the Hiccups Breezy Stripe design will brighten up a boy's bedroom (and would look rather nice at a holiday house down by the sea!).

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Breezy stripe for girls

Breezy Stripe is a new release from the Hiccups Spring Summer 2010/11 collection!
Gorgeous stripes of pink, orange, spearmint, purple, sky blue and lime are interspersed with rows of crisp white seersucker weave. 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our new Cubby House has arrived!

This season we are pleased to introduce a new item to the Hiccups collections - an easy to assemble Cubby House.
The four panels are gathered around the top of your table with a single drawstring, and three cross ties and one length tie hold the cubby house securely in place. The drawstrings are generous in length, so various sized tables (including round ones) can form the frame of the cubby house.

Our design for girls features applique flowers, butterflies and bees in a bright and cheerful colour palette.

And here is our Cubby House for little boys - it features a collection of critters and bugs. 

A special thank you to our little Cubby House model Chloe!