Monday, June 29, 2009

Holly at Decor8 featured my two birdies in a nest illustration, in her favorites from flicker, which you can see here. It looked so good so I thought I would do a collection of some my recent flicker favorites too. You can view all the links to the above flicker images here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

more lovely blog love - wow wee

Gosh, once again we feel very flattered to get a mention in a fantastic blog this time by the lovely Holy Becker (of decor8blog) who is a fantastic freelance writer and interior design consultant, thanks Holy. As a young start up creative company we love getting all the amazing feedback and support, all this so that we can carry on with our craft - hopefully making the world a prettier place one stitch or drawing at a time : )

Thursday, June 25, 2009

sweet william pack giveaway in Frankie mag

As you may have seen, in an earlier post, we are over the moon to be in the latest issue of Frankie. To celebrate their thirtieth issue they are offering a whole lot of amazing giveaways and our Sweet William Pack above is one of them! So for a chance to win, go and get your Frankie and check out the details. For those of you who can't get your paws on the lovely mag, we are thinking of selling SW gift packs in our Etsy shop soon, so keep checking. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can't get enough!

cushion.lo, originally uploaded by paulamills.

Just loving vintage tapestry at the moment. I have been collecting for a while and am now thinking about what to do with them all...lots of ideas! This detail is a lovely cushion from my local charity shop, I have to stop myself from popping in every day to see if they have any more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


cam, originally uploaded by paulamills.

The little red head girl who features in our illustrations, Camille, has come to life in the form of a very sweet softie. We made a few for the market to go along with our illustration range. Camille comes in all sizes and our miniature ones sold out pretty quickly, making a few little girls at the market sad, so we are getting on with making more!

Monday, June 22, 2009

how excited are we!!

We are over the moon and dizzy with happiness as one of our brooches (Queenie) has been featured in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine! Wowweee. Frankie is also offering a giveaway pack from us here at SW, (blogged here)  so if you would like a shot at getting that buy the latest issue of Frankie - it is a fab mag.

market days

We had plenty of fun on the weekend and our markets went very well. Thanks to everyone who popped round and supported us. I think we will be doing more.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

big weekend for us at sweet william

We are very chuffed with ourselves.  Around one year ago, two sisters, who live thousands of kilometers apart, decided that we needed to see each other more often. Both being full time moms meant that our time and resources were a little limited. We put our creative minds together and decided that we would sell some of our hand made goods and art to fund our travels. So here we are; a year later (with much help from a sister in law Jeanine and our lovely buyers) all together in Melbourne, extreme crafting, preparing for a full weekend of markets (and recovering from seeing Washington live a t the Northcote Social club). Yay for us!

lovely blog love

We are so very very excited and flattered by this wonderful feature of my work, sweet william and my home at Thanks creature comforts for that and all the lovely comments and support.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

a new painting

I have recently been a little obsessed with geometric shapes and flat colour so I painted this onto a wood panel and was quite pleased with the way it has turned out. This is a break from all the floral and flowing lines I normally draw - as they say a change is as good as a holiday!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

new illustration - craving for stars

When Camille looks up into the milky-way she has an absolute craving to dive straight in. I did this as a late entry for Illustration Friday 'craving'.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Miniature doll house

Our little girl Camille, that can be seen in lots of Sweet William illustrations, was needing a little house to live in. So here she is in her matchbox house. Don't you just love dinky,wee things?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

new things in our shops and some great sales on Etsy

We are busy, busy, busy, making new things all the time, leading up to a few markets coming up soon. Some of the items we can load up onto our etsy shop, or if your are in Australia our made it shop. So have a look and enjoy and let us know what you think.
Esty is running some fantastic sales this weekend and we are participating too. If you run a search using the word YART (yard sale + art = YART) you will find all the lovely products on sale. We are offering free shipping on a number of items. The sale ends on the 14th.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

my studio

I am doing a bit of sorting out of things in my house that I am tired of - you know how sometimes you can have stuff around you for years and not really 'see' it and then one day you do  - and think, I am really tired of looking at that. I think it is good to filter this way and only keep the things that fill you with joy. My studio corner still fills me with joy - it is not often as neat as it is in this photo but actually I love it even more then!