Monday, April 25, 2011

Spoonflower Design Challenge: Black and White

This week's Spoonflower contest theme is pretty simple, it can be based on anything so long as it's pure black and white. No gradients or shades.

I based my design upon Wayang, the wonderful shadow puppet theatre of Indonesia.
You may spot some familiar forms in my Shadow Garden if you know anything of Australian wildflowers.
We are blessed with some of the most dramatically beautiful foliage in the world - at least I think so!
Hope you like my design.

Shadow Garden - textile design by Bee & Lotus

Detail of Shadow Garden

Wishing you peace this Anzac Day.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spoonflower Top Ten - I made it at last!!

Whilst checking out my recent activity on Spoonflower this morning I noticed a comment on my "Autumn Showers" rain themed design saying "Congrats on being in the top ten of this weeks contest" (thanks rhondadesigns!).
What? Me? The top ten??

A quick look at the results and there was my design, 6th out of 361 entries!
Holy moly, that was unexpected but so cool :)

So thanks everyone who voted for my design, you've really made my week.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter in Autumn

Easter is approaching fast! Here in Australia, we celebrate Easter in Autumn. It is really quite strange to be celebrating the traditional pagan Spring celebration in Autumn, but that's how it is. Come Spring there's not a choccie egg to be found in the shops, just Halloween treats!

There have been Easter eggs in the shops here since new year's day. As soon as the Christmas merchandise clears the eggs and bunnies are brought out. Gaudy, brand name, "licenced", slogan clad wrappers filled with too-sweet chocolate.

It is becoming hard to find the lovely Easter treats I remember from my childhood (and I'm not that old yet!). So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across these gorgeous vintage style Heidel chocolate bars at my local confectionist/deli!

I hope you have some luck tracking down Easter loveliness this year!