Autumn falls and inspires

Saturday, August 27, 2011

While new life shows in glorious blossoms as Spring approaches in Australia my favourite season is approaching on the other side of the world. A few inspiring images collected for Autumn.

 Thank you to the lovely Fiona from Chateau de Lille for the surprise award!

At home in Paris!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A Petite card, a little decoration or special card for someone from Mulberry Muse

Terribly Girly Studio has been awarded "Best Place to Get a Makeover"!

Thanks to the Miami New Times for awarding Terribly Girly Studio Best Place to Get a Makeover in their "Best of 2011" Issue!

The article is a fun read and we are stoked to be recognized. I created Terribly Girly about 6 years ago and I'm super grateful that we are still rockin' in 2011. I work with an awesome group of artists and our clients are the BEST!

Read on!

Creative Crates and fabulous storage solutions

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mulberry Muse Christmas Collection 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Mulberry Muse is beginning to stock the Christmas collection of cards for 2011. 
We know many shoppers like to buy early for the festive season:)
"The Lady in Red" above is one of the designs that will be available this year 
from Mulberry Muse on etsy.
We will also be listing the old favourites from previous years.

The Vintage Pharmacy

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am an avid collector of vintage and antique labels and my collection mostly includes
sewing and perfume ephemera.
Recently I have become fascinated by antique and vintage pharmacy labels and the
bottles and packages they are stored in.
This was inspired by a recent ABC television program featuring a recreation of a Victorian pharmacy, making and dispensing cures for the local community.
The elaborate formulas and packaging were truly amazing.

Joy Pockets Daily Bread

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Joy Pockets for this week, being thankful for "Daily Bread" 
This delightful idea of  "Joy Pockets" was initiated by Monica of Bohemian Twilights

Lovely Snail Mail from my son:)
Watching my cat play with a pipe cleaner, simple pleasures
Being featured designer on Madeit
Rainy days, cosy fire indoors
Birds singing, spring is on the way
 My husband safely home from a business trip
My Mother had good health check results
Hot milky latte
Sticky fruit pudding

In love with Cloche and Bell Jars

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Old and New

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
One of my favourite ways to relax was to spend time drawing with pencils, 
especially using animals and birds as subject matter.
After recently moving I discovered in long unopened boxes some of my old illustrations.
After scanning one of the drawings I have digitally collaged it onto an old piece of parchment paper, bringing it back to life again as a print.
Here is my little Blue Wren and the family, at Cafe Baudelaire.

Mulberry Muse Featured Designer on Madeit!!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011
I am so thrilled to be the featured designer on Madeit, so exciting!
My interview is here if you would like a little peek into my world:)

Mulberry Musings at home and renovating

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ampersands I Love

Thursday, August 4, 2011

French Mannequins

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I have added two new French Mannequin designs to the Cafe Baudelaire print collection.
They would look beautiful in any French themed room or dressmakers studio.
The first one is an updated version of an old favourite.
I have given the Mannequin a gorgeous new, but shabby peacock tail bustle.

Walt Disney at Café Orleans and Plaza Inn [1966]

Monday, August 1, 2011
Shortly after New Orleans Square opened in 1966, Walt posed for this photo with Cast Members at the Creole Café. Later renamed Café Orleans, you can still find delicious desserts, and of course, espresso there.

Walt with Cast Members at the Creole Café

Nowadays, you can go to Café Orleans to see the very same espresso machine pictured with Walt after all these years.

Espresso Machine

These little connections to Walt Disney are always a special treat to discover at Disneyland park. Do you have a favorite place or item in the parks that especially reminds you of Walt?

Coffee With Walt

And we have one more picture! This one was taken at the Plaza Inn, in 1966, and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather share a cup of coffee with.

Busy little Bee

From the lovely Obeedesigns

It is good to be busy, but my poor blog gets very neglected and I seem to have very little time to read my favourite bloggers news:( 
A Wedding to plan, house to renovate designs to create... and
I am happy though to announce that I  have signed a new licensing contract with a wonderful publisher in Germany, Korsch Verlag GmbH & Co.KG.
I will have note books, journals and a calendar produced with all my favourite designs!
I am also working on a book of verse for them, it is all very exciting.