Sunday, August 24, 2014

Get carded!

I HAVE A NEW RANGE OF GREETING CARDS!  Introducing my extra-special Autumn 2014 collection.  Full of bright colours, crabby cats, and good vibes.  All now available online.  This week only I'm also offering 30% off Yearly card subscriptions (Use the code CHEESETOASTIE )  and free shipping on the four card lucky dip.  Go for it, fill yer boots.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

She believed she could - so she made a bigger size!

The day has finally come, these incredibly popular cushions are now available in full size - and they are dang brilliant!

I'm not sure why I didn't do it earlier.

Brand new Large size 'She believed she could so she did' cushions come in pink, blue, yellow, turquoise, violet, green and a BRAND NEW peachy orange colour that is just delicious.  Available to order now!

Friday, August 15, 2014


Back in April I met up with some of my twitter running companions in Putney, we had a day and evening together and then met up with some more the next day for the Richmond Park 10k.

Unbeknownst to them I was feeling a little under the weather, tired, hungry and massively bloated. Baby Murdoch had been cooking for almost a month already and although it was so difficult to keep it secret, it was much too early to tell anyone.  

Things got tricky when we took a trip to Lululemon to visit our buddy Liz for some samples.  A trying-on session ensued and my normally shameless self suddenly felt completely self-conscious as my bloated belly seemed to bulge over and out of everything remotely tight and my thighs had somehow doubled in size overnight.  Even more difficult was the sports bra discussion; normally resembling those of a 12 year old boy, my boobs would in general lean themselves to something cute and light like the Free to Be bra (soooo nice!) or the Flow y bra - hardly needing any support at the most jumping-up-and-down of times.  

But for the first time in my life, I have melons.  They need to be held down.  In my paranoid state I was recommended the All Sport Bra and tried on a few sizes until found one that was... big enough.

I know it's taken me a while to write this review but I thought I'd give it a really good workout before sharing my thoughts.  And yes, still running at 25 weeks pregnant thank you! 

I'm so glad I was given this sports bra!  It's really, really good.  And it came into my life at just the right time.  The folks at Lululemon really care about creating products that are made for specific purposes. They're not just churning out 'sportswear' - they seem to have thought about women and what they need for their various activities.

There's nice wide straps and no seams that dig or chafe.  The fabric wicks sweat away and the design seems to move with you instead of kind of bunching/gaping/pulling when you stretch in different directions.  

It comes in a lovely grey colour as well as the black which I have.  Maybe I'll treat myself to another and celebrate these baps while they last. 

Now I wonder if they've considered making teeny tiny baby yoga pants...

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Just a teeny update - in case you weren't fully up to scratch on my goings-on lately. 
15 weeks

16 weeks

17 weeks

22 weeks preggo - almost three weeks ago - during my popsicle phase. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Divide and conquer

I was asked to design a custom 'hen do flag' for a bridal party headed to Ireland to climb a mountain before attempting to conquer the greatest challenge of all: Marriage.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Wedding season

Charlie & Tom's wedding invite set, included sticker seals for the envelopes.  April 6 2014
I've updated my website with lots of wedding stationery I've done over the past year or two.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


A couple photos from our honeymoon in Copenhagen.  This time last year I was wrapped up in tremendous stress & anxiety planning our wedding.  When the day finally happened and everything came together it was a massive sense of relief and I think you can tell from my face that I was so content just being US again - it sounds small but I can't tell you how happy we both were waking up the first morning realising that we'd slept through the night without waking up panicking about bridesmaid shoes or whatnot - we finally felt rested, restored and happy.  And married!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Kitty Friday

Some cute kitties I did this week; a portrait of Florence & Marcellus, headed to Australia :)