Thursday, 27 June 2013

Lolly Jar Circus branding

I'm so excited to share with you some branding I completed a few weeks ago, I only picked up my samples from the printer yesterday and I couldn't be happier with the results. The beautiful heavy, matte stock shows the colours brilliantly. For those of you familiar with my work, you would know that I love working with colour, that's why developing this branding was just so much fun. Lolly Jar Circus is a circus school that welcomes kids of all shapes and sizes, including those with physical or mental disabilities.

Thursday, 20 June 2013


On Saturday morning we packed the car, drove to the beach and left all our worries behind. We skipped breakfast and saved ourselves for the Normanville Jetty Store Cafe instead, they do the best coffee down there in our opinion :) A last minute decision to take the 'scenic route' over the hills and via a dirt track was well worth the added time it took to manoeuvre the car around the hundreds of unexpected pot holes. We spotted a nice big happy echidna and turned around in an attempt to make friends. He was quite shy and curled up into a tight ball as soon as we got close, hopefully we didn’t mess with the delicate balance of nature too much as we each couldn’t resist giving him a little pat and a cuddle before heading back on our merry way. Hopefully see you next time Mr. Echidna!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Melbourne Weekend

It was Graham's Birthday last Sunday but we began celebrations early by taking the first flight over to Melbourne on Friday morning. We love Melbourne. It's just a short flight away from Adelaide and makes for a nice change of pace compared to daily life. We ate AMAZING mexican food at Mamasita on Friday night and shared an incredibly beautiful Japanese banquet on Saturday night. Inbetween, we slept in, explored, went shopping, drank lots of coffee and ate burgers. We also visited The Rose Street Artist Market in Fitzroy. The photo below is of our all time favourite stall; three little entrepreneurs selling hand-made bracelets made from wool and buttons. Cutest thing ever.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

He Loves Me


I love markets. 
As an independent designer, I think they are the best way to engage with customers, potential stockists and other designers. It's also the best feeling ever when people appreciate all your hard work and can tell you this in person! One of my goals is to take part in one of the biiig design markets that Australia has to offer. Gleaners Inc, one of the lovely shops that stocks PipDesign made that dream come true when they took my Kitties on a little adventure to Markit@FedSquare in Melbourne. I love this photo. I can't stop smiling. A beautifully packed stall full of hand-made goodness and a lovely customer saying hello to one of my kitty brooches. Yay!