Paper Ivy Stall at The Finders Keepers Autumn Winter Markets 2014

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I had a great time at The Finders Keepers art and design market this long weekend. It was my first time there as a stall-holder and I was a bit nervous, but there was such a good crowd of people there that I got comfortable pretty quickly.  I met some really nice people, got some great feedback, had some interesting conversations and I hope it’s a the first of many Finders Keepers for Paper Ivy.

Here are some photos of my stall set up and a peek at some of the new designs I made for this market. There are lots! I’ll post some more detailed photos soon.

The Paper Ivy table at The Finders Keepers.

The Paper Ivy table at The Finders Keepers. Since it was my first Finders Keepers, I got into the Debut section. It was a small space and a challenge to get a little of everything in, but I think it worked out really well.

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The shelf I reserved for displaying items: A boxed stationery set, lots of pendants and some walnut and sterling silver earrings.

Wooden Laser Cut Brooches

Wooden Laser Cut Brooches

New Stockist: The WAG (Warrnambool Art Gallery)

I’m very pleased to announce that Paper Ivy stationery and wearables are now available at The Warrnambool Art Gallery shop.

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Here is what you could expect from a visit to the shop:

“Our carefully selected stock is a snap shot of the best in local, Melbourne made and Australian design. Our range includes lifestyle products that will enhance the home, quirky stationery to put some fun into the everyday, and the best children’s ‘make and do’ toys guaranteed to entertain budding young artists. Plus we have handpicked a selection of publications celebrating art making and creative thinking within the south west.”

Here is what you can expect from the gallery collection:

“With almost 2000 artworks ranging from European salon paintings of the 1800s, colonial artworks and indigenous artefacts, to the Melbourne Modernists of the 1940s and contemporary art, the Warrnambool Art Gallery continues to inspire audiences as it has since the 19th century.”

Here is where they are:
Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street
VIC 3280

And how you can contact them:
T: +61 3 5559 49 49

Visit their website (it’s very good) for more information.

Hello December!


Ah December: the busiest time of year.  Lots of parties, lots of work and lots of cards and letters to write.  I’m working on  the brand identity for a client.  I’m printing some Christmas Tree Forest cards as I type and I have other orders pending.  Once I get through the urgent stuff I’m off to buy a new printer. A fancy printer. I’m a bit nervous about buying this printer. It’s expensive and the only furniture we have that’s large enough to hold it is the dining table (so no), our bed (no again), my desk (no because even if I move my current printer there still won’t be enough room for it and my computer) and well, it might fit where the stereo is.  Still, I’m going to try for the stereo option before I buy more furniture.  If not, then I it’s off to Ikea to find something to put it on that will fit in our space.

Then I’m off to Finders Keepers to catch up with Rowan from Frank Ideas and to go to an ABCD Meetup.

Then I’ll come home and collapse.  I’ll be exhausted, but happy.  How’s your December?

WIP: Halloween Anyone?


Halloween Pom Pom Garland Design for the 2014 Calendar

So, we don’t really celebrate halloween at our house. It’s not an Australian tradition, but it is gaining in popularity here, much to my husbands dismay. He is American, but he HATES halloween.

Do you like Halloween?
Do you do Halloween stuff at Halloween?
Do you like pom pom garlands?
Do you think I should offer this design as a card too?
If I do, should I get literal and have it actually say: “Halloween” somewhere?


Writing Sets Get an Upgrade

I’ve just given the Paper Ivy writing sets an upgrade. They used to have 8 pieces of writing paper and 4 envelopes. Now they have:

– 8 pieces of writing paper
– 4 envelopes
– 4 envelope seals
– 1 ruled writing guide to help keep your writing in line… literally.

Let me know what you think.


p.s. You can buy a Paper Ivy Writing Set at the Paper Ivy Etsy Shop or if you are a Sydney-sider you can also get them at The Elm Tree.

Sprout Writing Set

Sprout Writing Set

Red Blossoms Writing Set

Red Blossoms Writing Set

Green Blossom Tree Writing Set

Green Blossom Tree Writing Set

Green Blossom Tree Writing Set on Cream Stock

If you use the writing guide behind your writing paper you won’t get to the end of your letter and find that it’s all sloping down the page! (Green Blossom Tree Writing Set on Cream Stock. )

Little Tree Writing Set

Little Tree Writing Set