Friday, July 29, 2011

A Friday Floral

A lovely floral find found its way into my inbox today.

This stunning hand-loomed piece of artwork for your floor is from UK company Graham and Green.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A winter afternoon

Here are a few of the weird and wonderful winter treasures spotted in the late afternoon sunshine at the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hanging out for springtime!

I am going to have to invest in a pair of fingerless gloves now that I am working from home with no central heating. Come on spring!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Rev Heads

 A new design for little boys who love the sound of a humming engine.
 I designed 'Rev Heads' in a painted paper collage technique, using lots of different textures to create a feeling of movement. These machines like to go fast!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Amazing Amazon

'Amazing Amazon' is a new bed linen design for kids for the 'Hiccups' brand. I created this textile design using a monoprint outline technique, coloured in with gouache. I thoroughly enjoyed researching about the wonderful inhabitants who reside in the Amazon rain forest, and I hope many young explorers and adventurers will too!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

An apple tree a day

 Pencil, painted tissue paper and water colour. Perhaps this will be my business card design?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

And some grown up designs....

Moora is a little more 'grown up' from my usual children's textile design territory. I painted this design using the Australian 'Silver Dollar' eucalyptus as my inspiration, a tree that was commonplace around the Linen House environs in Moorabbin.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Magical Maldon

A little stop-off from my parent's farm in Northern Victoria - the gold rush township of Maldon.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hello Hello yarn dye stripe

'Hello Hello' is a vibrantly coloured yarn dyed stripe with the added texture of seersucker - perfect for teen and tween girls.

 'Hello Hello' is from the new Hiccups Summer 11/12 collection.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vintage Belle

Here are a few images of my last (and final) range for the Hiccups bed linen collection. The Vintage Belle range of designs were inspired by my love of vintage floral fabrics, botanical illustrations, and 1930's children's picture books. Each design was hand-painted using water colour, colour pencil and gouache.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Midwinter greens and browns

 It's cold and wet here on the farm, but the fire is glowing and the internet is (fingers crossed) problem-free!