Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I ate cherries tonight - it must be Christmas already. So sweet,
juicy and yum.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

ooh la la

Oooh, pretty colours! My FAVOURITE skirt at the moment.

Hemp/Silk blend - perfect for Christmas shopping, out for
a walk or just for fun, lots and lots of fun.
Available at Milly Sleeping, 157 Elgin St, Carlton VIC

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

days of auld lang syne, my dear

Zena Coffey and I (long lost friends - highschool art buddies) have thrown into the
silly season a spot of fun for the New Year. We dabbled in the studio for an
afternoon and have come up with a set of 4 canvasses to add a little 'something'
to your walls. Hang them as a set, one-by-one as the seasons roll by or one for each room
of the house. Our print run is very limited to have these ready as the perfect Christmas pressie or just a treat for yourself.

Delivery guaranteed by Thursday December 21 in Perth metropolitan area.

Other areas Friday December 22.

Each canvas 25cm x 20cm
$55.00/set (inc. GST)

Monday, December 11, 2006

red and yellow and pink and blue!

The great thing about designing is coming up with lots of ideas and
options of all sorts...the downside is having too many colours in this
amazing world to choose from. I could be here forever!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Check check check it out

This is Greg's most recent entry on
Let's help him win another one!
Like a Halftone Cowboy - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Thursday, December 7, 2006

three's company

I have two older, one younger. I'm smushed in the middle.
I do a lot of things in three's.

Monday, December 4, 2006

backstitch, sew...clip, clip, all neat and tidy

In the mood for a neat and tidy pattern. The studio is covered in
little bits of this and that and here and there, threads and off-cuts

Thursday, November 30, 2006

everything a flutter

For all those waiting eagerly for new additions to the wardrobe, as promised
by moi - I'm busily creating amongst the flutter and flapping that seems to be all
encompassing at this time of year. Graduate parade next week, *sigh* they're
all grown up and flying away...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream

lost many hours sleep the last few weeks - cutting, sewing, printing, drawing -
organising! enjoying it...but so sleepy...feels like a neverending dream,
ahhh, sleeeeeep...I'll just rest my eyes for one little minute.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

kaleidoscope continued

The more kaleidoscope style patterns I draw the more obsessed I
become the more I want to draw them to see how much more I can
pack into them! I think I have a new addiction...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

poppy la la

Poppies - drawn back at the little, tiny Troy Terrace apartment in Daglish.
Sitting under the jacaranda with a cup of tea, a pencil and one beautiful
poppy smiling back at me.

(Copyright 2004)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

the magic tablet

My illustrations were transformed a couple of years ago when Greg
(who I also have to congratulate for winning a Threadless print today!)
introduced me to the joys of the wacom tablet - otherwise known as "magic".
I created these images using a combination of my photography, hand
drawings and digital wonders in Photoshop.


Four colour pattern 2006

This pattern was designed with that delightful and mesmerising
childhood toy in mind - the kaleidoscope. I spied some in a stall at the
Subiaco Market recently... nice little Christmas present I think!

Monday, November 20, 2006

leaf obsession

Top : ahh the memories...'lick the pavement' parade 2004
100% cotton mapleleaf sundress, hand silk-screen printed
Photo by Robert Grima

Bottom : hemp/cotton hand printed dress, still a touch leaf obsessed

1979 - a mello yello kind of year

1979 - the year I was born and the year Mello Yello arrived,
tangy and refreshing.

Silk-screen printed box artwork, light, bright and easy to hang or stand alone.

see-through-me artiness

a little bit of artiness mixed with a little bit of sunshine
makes for a little bit of something fun all day long...
keep your eye on the shadows!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

a pocket full of posies

L Damask summer06 (Copyright Sachi Australia 2006)
R Ornate flora summer06 (Copyright Aelkemi 2006)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

wherefore art thou sophia?

sophia, our jungle girl, all dressed up. silk apron dress with cotton insert 2004

an old favourite

L Grevillia - my oldest bestest friend...
R Brooch - sugary sweet (copyright Aelkemi 2005)

Friday, November 17, 2006

pretty patterns are never shy

ogee and leafy go to town riding on a pony...

eve's dress is never a mess

Evelyn gets dressy for any occasion, in hemp
cotton blends and a bright scarlet belt.

new homes

birdy and rosey found new homes today...
100% hemp clutch purses, large or small - it's really
an easy choice.

all the yummy colours

Milla has a skirt in all her favourite colours...
hemp/silk blended and stitched

patterns with patterns with colours

big bow top - 100%hemp and 100%happy
hemp denim shorty shorts - pleated front, deep pockets

patterns with patterns

doll print top hemp/silk blend, printed plain and simple
sweet dahlia skirt, sunny yellow and 100% hemp