Tuesday, September 20, 2011

say hello to, Olive...

(image by Mayu colour swatch by Rachel Follett)

Olive is a very crafty girl, she is always making things... sewing, designing, cutting, inventing, creating, drawing, planning, attaching, imagining, gluing, devising, constructing, altering, thinking... 

She makes all of her sisters lovely dresses, although some of her hat designs have never seen the light of day as they are far too extravagant and not particularly practical.  She has even designed a few outfits for the dark beast, much to the horror of her sisters.  But Olive's thinking is that even baddies need to feel good in what they wear (Olive is very kind like that).

I am thinking of adding some soft blue/green tones in the background and a few essential crafty tools to her tool belt. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I am very very silly...

I spent all week struggling with these colours for the new sister and then it hit me, these are Ariadne's colours... no wonder I fell in love with this colour swatch when I saw it, they were already so familiar!!!

Soooo... last night I had a rethink about the new sister and I am quite excited about her.  It is funny how these things work themselves out.  I should have realised early on why it wasn't coming together so easily.

Anyway, more about that in my next post... this post is about the winner of my giveaway!

The winner is #17 Nancy Melbourn!!!  (Nancy if you can send me your postal address to katherinequinn@xtra.co.nz and your pick of print you want... {this can be from my shop or blog} let me know and I will get it posted out to you asap with a few extra goodies).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

birthday giveaway...

(a few things I got on a birthday shopping trip in Wellington)

Today is my birthday, I am 40 ...there is not much more I have to say about that.

So I've decided to have a giveaway to celebrate...  leave a comment on this post and next Tuesday I will pick someone to win a print from my shop or blog and a few other goodies.

(photo by abbytrysagain colour samples by Rachel Follett)

In other news I have decided on a name for my next sister.  I meet a sweet wee girl in the weekend that inspired me, she will be based on these colours above.  I just love this combination, they make me happy... so stay tuned!

Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to enter the giveaway.