Sunday, 30 March 2014

YEAR THREE


Its amazing how quickly three years can fly by! In that time I have changed jobs, Brendon has changed career, we've moved to a new town and bought a house. I wonder what the next three years will bring?!
This year we decided to celebrate a little closer to home, so went to Solscape and stayed a couple nights in a teepee. It was fun to do something a little different! We spent most of the weekend taking naps in the sun and exploring the beach. Just what we needed before winter starts to set in.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

MIND OVER MATTER


I entered my first Creative Allies competition today for a poster design for Young the Giant. These guys are one of my favourite bands so I figured it would be nice to do some art just for the fun of it. This album is amazing so if you havent heard it yet you should go check it out!




Monday, 24 March 2014

TRINA + ANTS





Last year I had the privilege of designing a wedding invite for my sister and brother-in-law who wed last month. They had a gorgeous wedding with an even more beautiful bride a groom.
Every happiness to Mr and Mrs Coyle! xx


Saturday, 1 February 2014

HIPSTER GUESS WHO





For Christmas last year (Yes, it's February already... I'm playing catch up!) I decided to make a gift for my brother. Growing up our family used to have a Games Night every Wednesday. It was a tradition that my parents started and my brother and I have been looking back on it quite nostalgically lately. One of our favourite games was Guess Who, so for his present I decided to craft him a custom-made version.

We played it together on Christmas morning and it morphed into more abstract version of Guess Who where questions turned from "does your person have brown hair?" into "is your person in a band?" and "does your person drink craft beer?". Given the ridiculous questions, it was amazing how many times we managed to guess the correct character.


Sunday, 6 October 2013

TO CALL EACH THING BY ITS RIGHT NAME: part two...


In my previous post I shared some photos of the glass vials I used to put in our herbs and spices. I wanted my tea, coffee and condiments to match as they would be on the same shelf, but instead of clear stickers I used vinyl that had been cut on a plotting machine. In the above pics I've shown how you apply this with masking/application tape. Overall I'm pretty happy with how they turned out and I just love the white Dane Canisters from Freedom.



Monday, 16 September 2013

TO CALL EACH THING BY ITS RIGHT NAME: part one...

My lovely husband has built me some rimu shelves in our kitchen (photos to come) and I didnt want to ruin them by putting our mishmashed herbs, coffee, tea and oils on it. So I decided I would customise our condiments so they would look like a set. I started first with our herbs and spices. I wrote out all the herbs and scanned them into my computer which I then got the printers to print on a clear sticker. I purchased some glass vials with cork lids from etsy and applied my labels. This method looked better on the spices as they were lighter colours. Unfortunately the herbs were a bit dark for the black writing to be seen clearly, but I can still read them so it will have to do!





“Lara walked along the tracks following a path worn by pilgrims and then turned into the fields. Here she stopped and, closing her eyes, took a deep breath of the flower-scented air of the broad expanse around her. It was dearer to her than her kin, better than a lover, wiser than a book. For a moment she rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name, or, if this were not within her power, to give birth out of love for life to successors who would do it in her place.”

– Boris Pasternak