Category Archives: Designs

Vintage Cushions

On the weekend I picked up a whole bunch of fab vintage fabrics – I think most of them had spent some of their life as sheets, and others had never been used. I found the purple print first and then it was just like they were multiplying before my eyes! I couldn’t believe how […]

View full post »

Doily tags

The obsession with doilies continues… I recently whipped these tags up and would love some opinions on them. I’m thinking of selling these and some other designs on Etsy… $8 for a set of 6. Thoughts? ¬†Too much? Too little? Not interesting enough to want to buy at all? I think they look as cute […]

View full post »

Garden Party and a special mention

I’ve just started work on designing the printed elements of a garden party for a little sweetie’s 1st birthday. For me, the design process nearly always starts with the invite. Once that’s set all the other elements seems to fall very easily into place. Here it is all packaged up ready for collection. I love […]

View full post »

birth announcements

I’m going to flex my graphic design muscles a little today. There’s been a lot of the Joyess Threads bits and bobs featured recently on the ol’ blog, but not a ton of the designs… I’m pretty sure today will help to make up for it! I started designing these a little while ago – […]

View full post »

a handmade gift

I do think that handmade presents (even the messy-and-slightly-still-sticky ones from kids) often make the nicest gifts. For kids and adults alike it’s really nice to make something specifically for one person and see their delight in receiving it. Our nephew Noah turned 3 yesterday and starts preschool tomorrow so I thought a cute pressie […]

View full post »