Thought I'd share a couple of my Christmas presents this year. My lovely husband went on a covert Christmas mission and found my list of 'favourites' that I'd marked in Etsy, then registered and ordered a couple of gorgeous prints to surprise me with.
The first (above) is a print by an independent artist from Los Angeles named Elsa Mora. It is called 'The Ride' and I just love everything about it. The quality of the print is really amazing - it looks even better in real life than it does here. Elsa's label is called Elsita, and I would definitely recommend checking out her Etsy shop. It is full of lots of strange and wonderful things. This print is by Bernadette Sipkes, a printmaker and illustrator from New Zealand, and is a limited edition screen print called Green Birds on Flowers. I really love how the flowers are pebbly-shaped. I think I am going to put this one in our kitchen. It looks so good against all the white and bright red - and isn't it always nice to have some happy art in the kitchen? Bernadette's Etsy shop is called Sugarloop, and once again, I'd highly recommend checking out her beautiful prints.
And on an entirely different note, as a present to myself for my upcoming birthday, I have ordered this Built by Wendy pattern from Spotlight. It is pattern number 3835, and I am looking forward to making all three variations of this pattern, especially the longer dress with the pockets. I love dresses with pockets - which is good because they are pretty much a necessity when you have kids. I even found a Flicker group for people who have made clothes from Built by Wendy patterns. It has got me all inspired, so now I can't wait for my pattern to arrive....I'll keep you posted on that one.