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do you know Society6? its a print-on-demand service for artists to get their work on all kinds of products. i’ve checked out the quality and service and i’m really happy to share that finally you can get yourself draw! pilgrim mugs, tote bags, leggings, bedding, phone cases, throw pillows and so much more!

 

keep your eyes on my instagram for updates on new designs, generous discounts and/or free shipping worldwide!

Zodiac Postcard set at draw! pilgrim on Etsy

new in the draw! pilgrim store is a groovy set of 12 postcards – one for every sign of the zodiac. send one to all your starry eyed friends on their birthday or keep them all to yourself.

each to own + pilgrim: make for good

As part of Etsy’s Make For Good collection I’ve collaborated with Each To Own to create a very special, very limited acrylic laser cut wall hanging. Get yours here while stocks last.

Make For Good is a project powered by Etsy sellers from Australia and New Zealand in support of Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign. 100% of the sale price of this product will be donated to Plan’s Because I Am A Girl Campaign. All funds raised will go towards supporting projects that help make a difference in the lives of girls held back by poverty and gender inequality. Learn more about this project here.
Our piece measures 22cm across and comes with 2 easy-to-use, relocatable velcro hanging tabs

click to see my catalogue
think your shop might need a slice of draw! pilgrim sunshine? well good news: i’ve prepared a catalogue for potential wholesale customers. take a browse at my current range of paper goods and if you’d like a price list and order form my contact details are included in the catalogue. ordering is as simple as filling in the fields of the pdf form, saving it and emailing it back to me! just because i’m in australia doesn’t mean you have to be too – international stockists (like the gorgeous Pineapple Retro) are welcome – lets spread the draw! pilgrim rainbow across the planet!

stepping back

 

i will be taking a break from regular blogging for the time being. i really need to focus on myself and my family at the moment and i thank you for your understanding.

molliemakes13


hey friends, find an in-depth interview with me about our house in this issue of the excellent mollie makes magazine. i’m so excited to be included in this mag, this feature has been in the works for quite some time so its a real thrill to see it come together!

hardcopies of mollie makes seem to FLY off the shelves, but fear not! you can subscribe to the digital ipad version here. if you’re new to mollie makes, a subscription is worth it – its one of the few magazines i look forward to and make the time to read.

thanks for featuring me, mollie makes!

i finally got my hands on a copy of print and pattern 2 by bowie style today and hoo boy was there some excited squealing in the bookshop. its not the first time i’ve squealed over a good design book, but for once there was genuinely good reason…

… because i’m in it! i am in the book. see the book? see my alphabet series designs? i know, i know.. but i’m so. so. SO excited to be included amongst some of my idols (uh, marimekko, jonathan adler, call me!) there are so many more fab people in here: byGraziela,  ellen giggenbach, beci orpiningela arrhenius, lab partners, and on and on and on it goes.


so run out and grab a copy. you might not be driven to squealing mid bookstore, but its a pretty fantastic and inspiring collection of work and i’m so proud to be part of it. well done, bowie style!

 

Little Sparrow

exciting developments have taken place, friends! you can now find me behind the counter (on tuesdays and thursdays) at one of my favorite local stores little sparrow! you might remember i gave a little shop love to little sparrow a while back. since then the store has moved to a bigger, brighter location – but everything else is just as perfect as it was before! here’s a few of my favorite things you will find in little sparrow…

vintage linen bag

super groovy vintage linen bags!! ah love those colors.

organic yarn
… my favorite organic yarn by woolganic, as well as a great range of other delicious yarns

fab craft books
…a range of fab craft books (sewing patterns, crochet, knitting, felting etc), picture books and books on the steiner philosophy

100% wool felt

…fabulous felts in a million colors and sizes. there are some incredible hand painted rainbow felts that make me swoon.

Special Friends Doll & her cape

special friends waldorf doll made to order by shelley. check out that tiny handmade cape!

there are also lots of beautiful hand knitted toys.

little girls dress

… charming clothes for the kiddos.


sweet paper goods

…amazing notebooks, letter sets, stickers, lyra pencils, crayons and modeling waxes

wonderful wooden toys
and super cool wooden toys!

but don’t be sad if you can’t make it to carlisle street! you can visit the online store.

pop up! now on!

don’t forget the pop up sale starts thursday… that’s TODAY! it runs until saturday 6th 3pm.

you’ll find classic cute kid’s threads by crumb, fab art by dawn tan and madeleine stamer, gorgeous jewellery and accessories by shara lambeth, emily green and betty jo, exceptionally well made dresses by peta pledger, and of course the pin up photobooth helen mclean is hosting!

unfortunately being sick put me behind, and under a lot of strain, so i have regretfully pulled out, but i can’t wait to visit and shop. see you there?

japanese packaging and promo

 

as you would imagine, shopping in japan is BANANAS. the first day was really tough – we had two weeks ahead of us, but we were seeing so many amazing things already. would we make it home without exceeding baggage limits? would we go broke before we even bought dinner? as time went by we got a little more jaded, but it was still a shoppers paradise! sadly i was too, er, ‘amazonian’ to fit the shoes or clothing. perhaps for the best, financially speaking! but here are a few treasures that made it home with me…*

*not pictured: 900 pairs of socks. japan loves socks!

swimmer/chocoholic tape, vintage stamps from 'pinups' in kitchijoji
 swimmer/chocoholic tape, vintage stamps from ‘pinups’ in kitchijoji

 

flower push-pinsflower push-pins and push-pin hooks!

i’m a big fan of buying fun but practical things while on holiday. i like to be able to use the things frequently, and each time i do, i get that little thrill i like to call “reverse buyers remorse”.

cute memo pad and faux-marimekko letterset from kiddyland

cute memo pad and faux-marimekko letterset from kiddyland

picture puzzle dominoespicture puzzle dominoes

are these for me? or for my son? hmm… both. but mostly for me! don’t worry, he got plenty of presents all to himself.

stickers! pens! memo pad!

 cute stamp stickers! erasable rainbow pens! cram cream memo pad in my favorite design!

 

face cloths

 i came to love these little face cloths really fast! because its so humid a little discreet blotting cloth is essential. and in typical japanese style, even the sweat rags are beautiful. i’m almost looking forward to a hot australian summer to use these.

false lashes and mary quant daisy hair clipfalse lashes and mary quant daisy hair clip

i almost passed out when i saw the mary quant store. i love mary quant and so to own one tiny little mary quant item is really exciting. and can a girl ever have enough falsies? no. so i bought about 12 or varying style. eep!! blame it on the ¥100 store!

scandi treasures from parcoscandi treasures from parco

i found a fab little corner of parco stocked with scandinavian treasures! i thought the elephant bank might help me save up for a trip back to tokyo soon. and the apple dish towel? practical AND chic!

i heart tokyu hands!

tokyu hands was the most mind blowing place of all. i’d heard people reccomend it as a “department store that sells everything”. in my mind “everything” meant carpet, clothes, mattresses, luggage.. y’know. everything. but apparently “everything” means E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. umbrellas, suitcases, wood, fake flowers.. and lots and lots of stuff for crafting, creating, and making with! what colored perspex rod would you like? did you need some bright green leather? hey weren’t you just saying you were running low on silversmithing tools/flocked styrofoam balls/miniatures for your train set? yes. everything. my brain almost fell out and it was difficult to take in. on our first visit we experienced an aftershock, but i’m almost certain it was my mind being blown. so i bought a pom pom maker and some glittery plastic. because i’m pretty sure i’ll need them sooner or later. australia doesn’t have a great range of anything, if you want something you have to search online and sacrifice a kangaroo in hope of them shipping it to you. so this might not sound exciting to you americans and europeans, but it was like candyland to a supply starved australian! if i lived near a tokyu hands i would never ever ever stop making EVERYTHING.

 

 

furoshiki!furoshiki fabric

furoshiki is all about giftwrapping using beautiful fabric – but i’m thinking i might just giftwrap my head with this one!

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fab fabric! it would be easy to blow tons of money on fabric in japan – but what am i going to do with it all? nuthin’ that’s what. so i only bought a couple of pieces that i know i’ll put to good use. the fabric above is latex backed and is going to turn into a swim bag for my son.

handmade fabric bentohandmade fabric bento

and lastly, an extra special little present for my son. play-sushi! he also got socks, some crazy bath salts that turned his bath chartreuse, some candies with hello kitty’s face in them, and a totoro all of his own.

i can’t wait to show you one more special purchase next week – in a post all of its own! ooh

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