Monday, March 29, 2010

Sticky Stickers

I was reminiscing the other day, about the obsession I had with stickers when I was a little girl. It didn’t matter where they came from; I loved them! (Though the ones that came free in the cereal packet were by far my favourite!)

On reflection, I think I probably drove my mum mad as I stuck them all over my bedroom furniture, the walls and the door. They now seem to be firmly fused and forever preserved.

Anyhow, that aside, it made me think about the current obsession I have, as an adult, with wall stickers. As I live in a rented apartment I don’t have any at the minute but I have already picked some out that I would love to buy!

Here are some examples I sourced out:

Birds on wire by Vinyluse

Bird cages by Popwall

Tall Tree with Leaves Blowing in the Wind - Dali Decals

Electric wire - The Surface Store

Making Toast!

This reminds me of the Little Prince Illustrations : )

How happy would this make you feel if you saw it every morning when you woke up- I love it!

I am a little obsessed by lace and doilies so imagine my delight when I found this! I love the contrast of placing these stickers on a concrete floor.

All the above are from Blik

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Busy making...

Here is a little birdie card I recently made.
I apologise, yet again, more bird imagery. I’m going to blame it on the fact that Spring is now here. (Yay to milder weather!)

Presenting… Creative Corrie

I am in love with this Birdie mobile... so cute (and I say definitely not just for kids!)

I love finding out where fellow graduates of NCAD end up. Recently I was in touch with Corrie Hill, now living in sunny LA.

Corrie graduated with a degree in Embroidery and Art History and has now established her own business in the states designing infant and children's wear.

Corrie’s designers are so fun and fresh and have a lovely organic quality that you just don’t get from mass produced clothes. Each has it’s own individual twist and I just adore her use of small printed florals (a lady after my own heart!)

She is a very busy lady juggling her own blog, website, etsy shop and on top of everything, being a mom!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wonderful Web

I was looking back over my website files today (as a few small updates are in the pipeline) and its always a nice experience as you find long forgotten files.

One of those was the mood board I originally sent my web designer extraordinaire, Rebecca.

I absolutely love the website she put together for me and it is amazing to see how accurately she interpreted my vision (well- if I’m honest her vision far exceeded anything I ever could have imagined in my head!)

Thanks to all the fellow designers out there who inspired me with their gorgeous websites!
You truly are an inspiration!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bird Brain

I have gone a little mad this week and have birds on the brain… here are some lovely examples of birds by various artists, hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Mary Emma Hawthorne

Brooch by squirrellicious
Bird Patch by Tailor Made

Miniature embroidered pendant Amorand Stitch

Birdie Mobile by Corrie Suillivan
Pattern swatch from True Up
Bird Stampers from Cavallini

Monday, March 8, 2010


As we have been welcomed into Spring this year by the most delightful weather I thought I would share some of my photos from the beautiful coasts of Connemara.

Ah, fresh air and a sea breeze, I can almost smell it : )

Monday, March 1, 2010

Perfect pantones

I have spent many an hour milling over slightly different shades of colours in my pantone books and I have often thought how I would like to pull them apart so that I could see all the colours at once (like a naughty child!)

I would love to use them as wallpaper and then I found this lovely image of someone who clearly thought that it was a good idea too!

This amazing staircase is from an apartment by Tamotsu Yagi Design

Here are some other lovely ideas for pantones:

I’m not the only person who has probably spent too long considering the many ways pantone colours can be used, here are some brilliant applications of pantone references as discovered by missom.

Pantone make-up (by Renata Veiga)

Pantone lego by acejet