Since I was not at home for virtually all of January, everything is rolling around so much faster! I mean, Valentine’s Day, really? Where did that come from? But the 14th is certainly fast approaching so it’s time to get ready. If...
I was recently invited by Houzz to be a part of their bloggers’ Christmas entertaining competition. Talk about flattering. Once I got over the flattery, though, I realised I had a week to pull together everything to transform our small living space...
Happy Monday - Intention not habit

Happy Monday

Greeting card by illustrator Amy Rubin Flett of Pinwheel Designs.  
Hands up who keeps greeting cards they receive? I definitely don’t keep them all (ugh, clutter!) but I do keep cards that have particularly sentimental messages, great design, were handmade or were for extra special occasions. This card, made by a...
Akimbo Regency cards

Regency collection

I’ve been working on this latest collection for some time so I am pleased to announce its release at long last. Regency is inspired by the intricate illustrations and refined engraved type of the 19th century with bright colours and colloquial wording...
I had actually not planned on doing any Christmas cards in my first year in business because I wanted to focus on developing Akimbo’s general range before adding any special seasonal collections. However that all changed when I was invited by...
Two things you need to know about my mum: 1. She hates being the centre of attention. 2. She has a sweet tooth So with a significant birthday on the horizon, the family knew she would never suggest a party, and...