Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Robots are Cool !

This cool little baby single has my latest invention ... an uber-cool robot! This is painted onto the singlet using Semco Dimensional Paint (Black Gloss). That's not all, though ... this robot is destined for several 'looks', including bright shiny silver and rusty metal, on a variety of surfaces :)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Teddy Lamp

I have had this lamp in the cupboard for ages. When I found it I thought it would be fantastic to paint. Time to use up all these bargain buys and clever finds so I can sell up big at my association sale next month!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lexi's Dragon - Pattern Packet!

This is the first of many pattern packets in my range ... Lexi's Dragon. The dragon was originally commissioned as a gift to match a purple/teal dragon nursery for a little girl call Alexis (hence the name Lexi's Dragon). Techniques include blocking, stippling, wet-on-wet blending, floating shadow & highlight, spatter and liner work. Cost is $9.00 + postage ($1 anywhere in Australia).

The pattern packet has 2 full colour photos, instructions and pattern sheet. Email me if you would like to place an order (, or you can purchase a pattern at the FDAA's annual sale & display at the Darling Harbour craft show from 11-15 June.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Not Tink, but better!

So ... the Tinkerbell skirt fell through for publication. Semco has the licence, but not the magazine. Instead they called for a different fairy, and after a very late night and a full day's painting she's ready to go in the post.

Watch out for her in HandMade magazine ... you can paint her yourself, as I've provided the pattern and instructions. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

B is for Baby - new bear pattern

This is a design I've been working on for Semco to turn into a cross-stitch kit. It will be in pink and blue (the blue nappy pin has a star ... very cute!), and still needs a little tweaking. This one was done on a paper mache box, and I've stenciled pink handprints around the sides.

I'll post another pic soon, and if you'd like to find out when pattern packets are available, please leave a comment, and I'll let you know.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Knit ... Purl ... Teddy bear box

One of the highlights of my Mothers Day Sunday was being given time to paint. This is a new design that I created ... I'm in a knitting mood with this chilly weather. This cute little bear is entirely painted with Semco paints, and will be available in a pattern packet very soon.

This little project will be appearing in HandMade magazine (Australia) in August! I will have a pattern packet available for him after publication for anyone who misses the magazine :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I'm being published!!!

This is what I've been waiting for ... for 10 years. One of the painting projects I created for Semco is being published in an Australian craft magazine!!! I painted this cute denim skirt with a Tinkerbell design (Semco own Disney licenses ... so I have permission to do this). It's just acrylic paint with a good dash of fabric medium, some iron-on diamontes and voila ... a beautiful skirt that is complimented often.

I'll update when I know more details, but for now I'm just doing a happy dance, because there are more opportunities to come with my teddy bear painted designs :D

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Butterscotch Bunny & Friend

So ... the butterscotch bunny has been captured. Safe in her hutch (yes, folks's a girl).

So why the hell is there another rabbit on my lawn this morning??!!

I believe they are hutchmates ... I mean ... they're practically twins! The new rabbit is more adventurous and a lot faster. You can imagine that hubby was thrilled with that piece of news.

I've run the local vet and put a note in the school newsletter. Here's hoping their owners come forward. We were leaning toward keeping Butterscotch, but she obviously belongs to someone, and she has a mate. We can't separate them, and we can't keep them. Kids are going to be crushed.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Butterscotch Bunny

This is the Butterscotch Bunny. He (or she) appeared in our backyard 9 days ago and deftly avoided capture whilst I stalked him for half an hour in the rain. I was worried a dog might catch him. Two days later he returned. I wish I'd had a video camera for the slapstick chase that ensued between rabbit & husband *hee hee*. He escaped through a hole in the fence. But then he came back, and left ... He came in more frequently (despite the chasing), stayed longer, and let us get closer. This was clearly an escaped hutch rabbit. Well ... today he underestimated hubby's arm length and was caught. He hopped around our enclosed hallway whilst I borrowed a hutch from a friend and picked up some fresh straw. He totally freaked out when he saw the hutch and dh nearly dropped him. But he's now in his hutch, safe and sound. I'm pretty sure he's plotting his escape though. Don't know if we'll keep him ... it's temping ... he's so terribly cute.