Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Icing Fun!

I have finally bought myself a new DSLR camera and can't believe the quality after relying on my smart phone for so long. I am still using AUTO everything until I brush up on my photography skills, but I am really excited with the results. My cousin put me onto this activity and Jade loved it. It's just coloured icing on some plain biscuits but she loved it and I didn't have to worry about her eating it while she played! I just need to get some sprinkles now and we'll be doing this one again for sure.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Benedict House

One of the best things about moving to a new area is exploring the local surrounds. Today we ventured to Queanbeyan to check out Benedict House. It's a former girls boarding school and convent that has transformed into a gorgeous cafe with little rooms full of great gift and handmade items. Not only do they host events and classes there, but it's also famous for it's high tea sessions, (which unfortunately were booked out for us today) - we'll know to book next time!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Introducing Ella & Olivia

At last I can reveal one of the projects that has been stealing all of my time this year. It's a brand new series called Ella & Olivia and the books will be launched next month with a series of in store promotions! There's even a website on the way. I was lucky enough to be involved in the development of the characters, the logo AND cover artwork for this series and am so thrilled to have been given such a wonderful opportunity. So far there are 6 books in the series and we hope to be able to create many more. These gorgeous books are aimed at around the 5-7 year olds, or as first chapter books. They are beautifully written and I hope you fall in love with the characters the way that I have. Keep an eye out in the stores for these ones!