Sunday, 15 May 2016

Collection Launch :: Indian Summer

I’m thrilled to bits to reveal my brand new collection - Indian Summer!

The Indian Summer collection sees a play with geometric designs, soft florals and patterns. Leaning towards unseasonal tones, the collection is full of warm, autumn inspired colours: rusty reds, soft blues and greys complemented with mustard and shades of pink.

Made up of a range of mix and match pieces, the Indian Summer range allows you to style it in your own unique way. Adding a little bit of little miss gee into your everyday.

Indian Summer cushion collection by little miss geeAztechy Print Cushion by little miss gee Scallop Art Print by little miss gee

Scallop Print Cushion from the Indian Summer collectionAztecy Print Cushion from the Indian Summer collectionBloom Print Cushion from the Indian Summer collection

And yes, also available in gorgeously soft 100% linen tea towels too!

Aztechy Print Kitchen Tea Towel by little miss geeBloom Print Kitchen Tea Towel by little miss geeScallop  Print Kitchen Tea Towel by little miss gee

Find the new Indian Summer collection online now! x

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Perfect gifts for Mum, this Mother’s Day

Whatever your mum is into — gardening, gabbing, cooking — a handmade gift that honors her passions never fails to please on Mother’s Day.

For me, every year by the time Mother's Day rolls around, I remember what it is I want to make her, but it's always too late and I think, next year, I'll make it next year. And here I find myself again, Mother's Day is quickly approaching and it's already too late!

I've been intending to make a leather jewellery roll inspired by this diy post from Brit+Co. I travel a lot and my jewellery always ends up in a big tangled mess and it's just plain annoying. I know my mum would love one of these, myself included!

diy leather jewellery roll from Brit+Co

But alas, I don't have the time, so instead, here are some gift ideas that may help you (and me) out, all found on Down that Little Lane. From a beautiful wooden tea box to a gorgeous feminine clutch, there are countless gifts to show her how much you care.

How are you planning to celebrate Mother’s Day?

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Guest post :: Things to consider when decorating a room

Photo by Jurgen Leckie

Decorating a room can be both exciting and frightening. The prospect of an empty canvas can bring so many ideas flooding into your mind, but where should you start?

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're decorating or redecorating a room.

What Will You Be Doing in This Room?

A sense of purpose is important for people, but it is also very important for decorating your home. Sure, things like beds or couches will generally be in specific rooms, but the decor around those main set pieces is just as important to the overall feel. If you are planning a living or family room, you will likely choose more comforting decor items than a dining room or home office. Knowing where you are headed is step one in the planning phase.

Industrial style home office. Photo by Outi Pyy

Photo via Flickr. 

Photo by Sunland Group

Look at Your Finances

Unfortunately, for most of us, a fact of life we have to face is living within a budget. During the early planning stages, it will be important to know exactly what you're working with. Remember, you don't want to go overboard and end up paying for it later. Keep it reasonable and you will always be happy in the end.

Photo by Vika_Kohanenko.

Photo via Flikr.

Plan First, Buy Once

The best way to stay within your budget is to create a floor plan right away. This doesn't have to be a work of art, but a rough sketch drawn to scale complete with furniture, rugs, plants, and whatever else shows your unique style. While devising this floor plan, you can begin shopping around. The key to staying under budget is doing your research and shopping around. Keep a list of sales, stores, or sites you like and befriend the employee or check back often for what you want.

Plan Free Space

A common mistake many new room designers make is to forget about free space. They leave enough room in their plans to get around, but you do a lot more than simply 'get around' in most rooms within your home. A living room or family room is a gathering place for nightly fun and special events. make sure people can enjoy the space without being too cramped.

Photo by Polygon Realty Limited

Photo by snoopy126 snoopy126

Color Schemes

We're talking interior design so, of course, we have to talk about a color scheme. This doesn't mean buy everything in one solid color. There is a wide variety of colors that can blend together into a seamless color scheme promoting good vibes and adding to the general feel of the room. In some cases, you can decide to go with a multi-colored design blended in with shapes or patterns. It is also wise to remember there are other rooms in your home, too. Don't create something so unique that is clashes with the rooms around it.

How fun is that orange peacock chair and the Indian-pattern rug! So bright and colourful. Photo by Wicker Paradise.

A beautiful, simple mint green Scandinavian kitchen. Photo by Outi Pyy

Texture adds feeling

When talking about the feeling or vibe of a room, things like the decor and color scheme are important, but adding a bit of texture can go a long way. We're not suggesting you hang a Velvet Elvis as the centerpiece, but small accessories that have some depth can add a cozy or homey feeling to a room.

Photo by Felipe Neves.

Photo by Outi Pyy.

Photo by Sunland Group

Let There Be Light!

Finally, remember to choose the lighting that best accentuates the strong points of your design. Make use of floor space for lamps and such, but track or spot lighting in the right spots can add functionality on top of design. For cozier rooms, like the bedroom or living room, ambient lighting to help set the mood is a nice touch at a reasonable price.

Bedroom bedside table. Photo by

Photo by Jurgen Leckie.

Written by Jessica Kane, a professional writer who has an interest in interior design and home decor. She currently writes for ECOS Paints, a leading vendor of superior, durable and eco-friendly paints.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Blogging break

Oh boy! Christmas is done and dusted and in the blink of the eye, Easter is almost upon us! I have no idea where the last few months have gone, it's certainly been a whirlwind.

I've taken a long break from blogging and to be honest, I'm not sure how much I will visit this space. Goals have been re-evaluated and I need to spend more time focusing on creating things for little miss gee rather than behind a computer writing about them. If I could clone myself I would - there just seems to be never enough hours in the day.

This year has been quiet for me on the business front because I've achieved some fitness goals. After running 5K forever, towards the end of last year I decided that I wanted to run 10K. So I began training and after finally hitting the 10K mark, I entered myself into an adventure race that included not only an open water swim but a gruelling trail run. Coming from a girl that has never entered a fun run - this was a big deal!!!

So I spent my summer swimming in the ocean and running my heart out. Not complaining... And I completed the race. It was tough and challenged me beyond what I imagined, but I did it.

In the future, if you need me, I’ll be hanging out on Instagram and Facebook and every so often, when the muse strikes, I’ll be here, too. x

Friday, 11 December 2015

Get it there on time for Christmas

last posting day sale

Eekk... Christmas is almost here! And unfortunately Monday is the last day to post any orders if you want them before Christmas... So to sweeten the deal I'm having a SALE with 15% off storewide this weekend only. From cushions to tea towels, camera straps to prints, there's lots to choose from, so don't hesitate any longer... shop now!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Wrap it up!

'Tis the season to start your Christmas wrapping, and I'm here to help you!

Last year I designed some uber cool Christmas gift tags and wrapping paper, painted with my very own brush hand – all downloadable for free! I'm happy to say you can now buy the two wrapping paper designs as a full roll of gift wrap on Spoonflower!

So if you're a busy bee like me and want the convenience of having it all done for you, by all means buy a roll of it, I know I will be!

sheets of printed wrapping paper

And if you're in need for some gift tags to decorate your presents, then check out my two Gift Tag Printable blog posts here and here. Both Christmas gift tags are downloadable, quick and easy to make from home for free!

star gift tag hole punched and threaded
Holes punched in both side of star gift tags

Download these six bright gift tags to add a little bling to your presents.

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Or choose from these three gorgeous tags which are quick and easy to make!

But if none of these take your fancy, I've rounded up a few other ideas to help you make the prettiest gifts this year. Your loved ones won't want to open them!

How cute is this pom pom topper? I will defiantly be making these this Christmas.

And this stunning black and white combination by Hey Look? Both these stunning gift tags and wrapping paper are free printables too!

This wrapping paper is to die for! Try some simple block printing to make your own wrapping paper this season. Found on emmadine.

Wrap your gifts and embellish with all sorts of goodies! Have fun with it! Check out more on Walk in Love. 

Love this touch of gold mixed with black and white tones by Akula creative!

Let the wrapping begin! x

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Pattern Play Collection

Oh my! Have you seen my new cushion range? I’m simply crazy about these screen printed cushions, that have been a work in progress for such a long time.

Inspired by geometrics and touch of all things extravagant, the Pattern Play Collection will take you on a luxurious journey, bringing you texture and embellishments for the modern home.

Available in three different colour ways – Fuchsia, Baby Pink and Copper, trimmed with a touch of opulence  and complemented with beautifully soft handloom fabric collected from one of my many trips to Sri Lanka – each cushion is truly one-of-a-kind and limited edition.

Rich, feminine and copper tones create the unique and stylish Pattern Play range!

Pattern Play Cushion Collection Lifestyle ShotPattern Play Cushions lifestyle
Image of Pattern Play Screen Print Cushion gold trim

Pattern Play Cushion in FushiaPattern Play Cushion in CopperPattern Play Cushion in Pink

And yes, I’m over the moon to say, also available in tea towels too!

Image of the Pattern Play Copper Tea Towel with cutting blockImage of the Pattern Play Fushsia Tea Towel with muesli
Image of the Pattern Play Baby Pink Tea Towel with teapot
Pattern Play Screen Print Tea Towel in FushiaPattern Play Screen Print Tea Towel in PinkPattern Play Screen Print Tea Towel in Copper

Find the new Pattern Play Collection online now!
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