Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to Block Print

Ever since posting those beautiful block printed cards by Love and Reason I've been thinking about finding a how to somewhere (I only have some vague college memories of a grey lino board and a few wood-cutting tools). So, I found this most useful and beautiful step by step on Papersnitch done by Ania of Paper Cut Works.

Nice hey! For the nitty-gritty and so on you can go here. Alternatively, and maybe even more useful if you are a local yocal, you can see how Jesse Breytenbach does her block printing on her blog Jezze Prints. Some helpful questions and answers posted at the end too – as in what inks and tools are best for the job.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I did these drawings quite a long time ago and had to get them out the other day to scan in. I had forgotten how much these two funny looking people make me smile.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birthday card by Linda Edwards

This has been sitting in my draft folder for about 2 weeks now because I scanned it in and then couldn't find the card to credit the illustrator. Much huffing and puffing later I found it – yes, it's so predictable – in the scanner! So what I was meant to say all those days ago – this is my birthday card by Linda Edwards for Clare Maddicott from my lovely husband who knows exactly what style of illustration I love. Moonlight Garden completely sums it up…

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Le Souk crochet rug

A quick little re-post from my favourite blog The Style Files. How beautiful is this crochet rug from Le Souk? 
I have hooky envy – big time.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Block printing by Love & Reason

How gorgeous are these block printed notecards by Kate Sutlive of Love & Reason. Definitely going to spend some more time reading her blog. It's filled with her inspiring work and some super interesting looking posts – I'm always keen for a bit of art history!