Thursday, July 25, 2013

Things around my home

I recently purchased a new couch for our lounge - it is a turquoise velvet Chesterfield and I love it! We had a dark brown leather couch for ages, which was handy with very young kids in the house, but now that my children are old enough to mind where their dirty feet are going...I thought I would splash out on something I love! I have also had lots of fun filling my new couch with beautiful cushions. Now the only bit I have to worry about is stopping Bella the pugalier from jumping up on it! All these images can be found on my pinterest board and my instagram feed.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New products in our Etsy shop


Instant Download invitation on etsy


Hot Air balloon Invite download on Etsy 



Liberty's Magical 7th Birthday Party - graphics from Three Little Monkeys

I recently had a party for my 7 year old daughter and I was saved by the amazing work of Gretchen of Three Little Monkeys on Etsy who sent me an amazing Vintage Magic Show theme download pack. Liberty, my daughter had a  wonderful day and everyone admired the amazing party detaills! Feeling inspired I thought I would add a few instant downloads to our Etsy shop. I have made up 5 pretty party invitations that could be used for kids party's or baby showers or tea parties, etc. Each download is only $6.00 and instantly downloads when the payment goes through, ready for you to print out at home - so neat and clever! We also have a variety of pretty tags as instant downloads in our Etsy shop.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sweet William Mixed Paper Packs

Vintage paper coasters



Putting packages together - messy but fun!
Vintage Australian Tram tickets

A finished packaged Paper Pack
Our love for vintage paper runs long and deep. Here at Sweet William we are endlessly rummaging through second hand book shops, markets, thrift shops, charity shops, garage sales - always on the search for beautiful old paper treasures. Then we transform our finds into these exciting packages - filled to the brim with paper goodness, ready for you to make what ever you want with them - cards, scrapbooks, collage, artwork. We are passionate about these packs and love the idea of sharing our sometimes obsessive passion with other paper lovers.

Each Sweet William mixed paper pack is an intriguing collection of vintage ephemera and papers, which will include at least 25 pieces of : lovely old children's book images, postage stamps, illustrations, old playing cards, postcards, fine papers, labels, vintage wall paper, paper tags, maps and tons more. Each pack also contains a Sweet William greeting card and envelope.The A5 packs is backed with card, covered in cellophane, and sent with mad, paper collecting love! 


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Having fun with water colours



I got my water colour paints out and had a lovely time doodling some pretty backgrounds, creating patterns and working in all sorts of colours. I love the Windsor and Newton Cotman water colour palette that I picked up on my trip to the UK. I use a variety of brushes and am happiest with a large long haired brush and working quite loosely. Lots of fun!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vintage finds.

I am addicted to thrift shops, junk shops, flea markets, car boot markets and garage sales...I am continuously looking for little treasures that take my fancy. Even on my recent trip to Ireland half of my luggage was full of my vintage finds. Here are some recent favourites. More images on my Pinterest boards. Paula x

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

a whole lotta social media love!

pinning on pinterest
I do love all the social media tools we have available to us - pinterest, instagram and the old favourite flickr.  My user name on instagram is: paulamills and these images are also on my instagram board on pinterest . Most of my images are uploaded to my flickr stream. Phew - that's a whole lot of images - enjoy!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sweet William published by Lalaland






Sweet William is very fortunate to be published by LaLaLand in Australia. What that means is that they they do all the hard work, they produce and distribute a range of my work along with other Australian illustrators. I will often walk into a gorgeous little gift shop and unexpectedly see my cards or posters produced by Lalaland on the shelves and it makes me smile every time! They will also do exciting things like produce extra large posters for window displays and themes through out the year. Here are some images of what Lalaland have been doing with Sweet William artwork.