Wednesday, February 29, 2012

kids stuff is ace!

Another birthday for the little one of the house means another excuse to buy ace kids pressies! I've always had a love of vintage kids books and toys and built quite a collection before even considering having kids. The illustrations are just so great, like this classic Mixies card game from 1956, all intact and unused. There is even a flip movie on the back of the cards. I think I've turned into one of those people that buys presents that they really want for themselves. She better not ruin them...ha! Happy birthday!

Monday, February 20, 2012


This is an updated version of an older illustration used for a charity event called Skate-a-roke. Yep that's a roller skating and karaoke night rolled into one, to benefit the US roller derby gals Rose City Rollers. Organised by the Portland Mercury.

party frocks

How cute are these kids party frocks? Found them online (sorry can't find the links now but they were both sold..bugger) We have a little birthday coming up soon and would love that bolero bongo number but it would totally get ruined in a flash.