Sometimes i get the feeling that the only time i spend in my studio is not making stuff but using the computer.  Checking mail and orders and updating blogs.  So in the interest of refining things and making more creative moments – i am retiring this blog and I will only post to the blog i share with my sister – www.lovelysweetwilliam.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by and do come and visit me there!


A little feature

Ooh – its always fun to do interviews.  It makes one feel special I tell you.  Thank you Jo from thedesignalphabet – she has a gorgeous blog that i will add to my blog roll “tout suit” as not only are Sweet William featured in it – but she is from just down the drag – and I love to support local.  She is a guest writer for Decor8 soon – and i think there might be a giveaway of note!  Well done Jo.

Label free

Helen and I are on a quest insired by this section on Label free’s  How to sew in Japanese series.

The book has been purchased and now we are on the hunt for the right fabric and then we will tackle the decoding of pattern.  Im full of hope that Helen’s scientific and algerbraic mind can cope with it.  A little bit scary for me so I think i will just look at the lovely pictures for a bit longer costhe book is a feast and full of gorgeous patterns.  I will scan a few images and load it on to my flickr.

I received a lovely swatch from jesse in the print swap – great work! 

I also got some cute bunnies from

http://fourwallsdesign.blogspot.com/ – a cool design!

Craft 2.0 was rocking!  The crowds were huge and ammped and was a great day to showcase a few of the Sweet William  items I have been working on.

I think the biggest buzz comes from fellow crafters though.  The best part of the day for me is the little walk around I do before the crowds get large.  I found some lovely things, a few of my fav’s:

Agnes Coy’s atlas envelopes and cards ( I had made some of my own for the paper packs, but hers were a lovely set)

http://melinamartin.co.nz/ has the loveliest tea towels.
Helen from stripy sock studio has the cutest dolls :
There were so many others but I did not take photo’s….. ( would probably not be the coolest thing to do to take photo’s of other’s craft)
Great event coming up in Wellington soon – The Big Shwop aims to bring together girls and their wardrobes for an afternoon of shopping that doesn’t make a dent on your bank account.  Check it out here.

**** GIVEAWAY *****



To Celebrate our first Etsy sale – link to my other blog – and leave a comment to win a lovely print from my sisters illustrations!


First Etsy sale!

Yep – We are the proud owners of a little ‘1 sold’ – on Etsy – yipeee! Orange Blossom madonna flew of the shelf and we are stoked!

Orange Blossom madonna and babe

Originally uploaded by shellsbells2007

Just to proove that I have been busy.