Wednesday, 28 November 2007


I know that if i looked somewhere, i would find answers to these very simply questions. Infact, i can almost hear the tutting. i confess i have no idea how to use blogger, and worse still, i'm lazy.
here are my questions, feel free not to help me!

one. how do i reply to comments that people have left
two. what am i doing wrong when i upload photos and they come out looking very odd. almost like a negative.


Friday, 17 August 2007

joy joy joy joy joy joy

our christmas cards are finished, proofed and all tied up with string...
and their brightness has caught the attention of our favourite stores.
(they'll be up on shelves in mid october) not to mention a few other little surprises.....
owww secrets!

Friday, 27 July 2007

when everything is more appealing than drawing, even cleaning dudley's paws so he can come inside.

well, i baked 15 cranberry shorbread bikkies
did the dishes
wrote out a calander of the next months activities
made the bed with extra care
and now i have run out of things to do that have nothing to do with poppies.

looks like i will have to design our christmas range.
You see, we've never been this organised before, it's
always been a last minute thing, when the weather is getting warmer.
when it feels like christmas.
it is raining and its JULY.
well. i have till monday to have it done.
plenty of time.

Thursday, 31 May 2007

call me simpson

sara received a beautiful card this week.
simply because a man saw one of our tea towels in a magazine,
and fell in love with it, cause it was a way he could bring the birds inside his home.
unfortunately we don't sell tea towels anymore, but do have a few lying around.
sara bundled two up for him, as a gift, and into the country they went.

He wrote,
'My dear Sara,
Thank you for your delightful gift and the sincerity that inspired it!
I assure you, the "little birdies" will have a place of honour in my home
and often remind me of the lovely ladies who created them...
may life continue to be an enriching experince for you and alana'

how he enriched our lives, with his blue pen and handwriting.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

new designs

it's one of those days when i really really really should turn spell check on.
finally our new little booklet is finished, all ready to be printed and sent to stores.
its at that moment that your heart ends up in your mouth..
what will they think, have we lost the ability to draw. will no one order and i'll
have to get a 'real' job. ahh the creative mind.
i think that's why i'm posting some pics here before the big send out. like
a great nervous exhale. get yourself together lani.

Thursday, 3 May 2007


mr dudley and his dear friend dieselle waiting at the gate
while we hurry home with our tub of yarra valley icecream.

Friday, 27 April 2007

the places we go to

wide open spaces, thats what the poppies girls adore. There is something life giving about being able to see far far away.
My far far away is healsville. the cold air, drinking tea on the balcony whilst looking at still mountains..ahhhhhhhh. there truly is nothing better for the soul.


well, it seems everyone is delighted by 'alfred's garden'. Thank goodness, we're rather attached to our little bird friend.
The new card designs have been a long time coming, magnolia square market was the perfect place to launch him into the big wide world.
here's alfred, incase you haven't met him