Thank goodness it’s August, that means it’s one month closer to my favourite season – Spring!

Here’s desktop wallpaper calendar for August I’ve created for you to download.

August 2014 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar | DESIGN IS YAY!

WITH CALENDAR: 1920 x 1080 | 1856 x 1161

WITHOUT CALENDAR: 1920×1080 | 1856 x 1161 | iPhone

Newborn Gift Ideas | GIFT IDEAS 05 | DESIGN IS YAY!

I’m definitely not a baby person. I don’t squeal in delight when I see one and I don’t get all teary and congratulatory when I hear someone announcing the gender of her baby (I mean, chances are the baby is ALWAYS going to be either a boy or a girl. So where’s the surprise?).

However, I have to admit that when someone really really dear to me give birth to their long-awaited bundle of joy, it brings happiness to my heart. And I LOVE shopping for baby gifts!!! I mean, looking at all those cute pattern and characters on those cute itsy bitsy dresses, shoes, socks… and not to mention… PLUSHIES! I recently picked a few items for a friend’s baby hamper, and nearly bought the cute monkey plush for myself. Thank goodness I still have self-control :D

Anyway….. here are some of my favourite new born baby gift ideas.

1. [ Animal Alphabet Giclee Print ] is such a fitting print for a nursery, created by one of my favourite illustrator, Supercrafti

2. [ Wooden Dress Hanger ] with hair colour that you can personalise, by Red Hand Gang

3. [ Striped Cotton Bloomers ] (apparently they’re pants that baby can wear to cover up their diaper. I never knew they have such a cute name – bloomers!) by Swallow’s Return

4. Cute babies will look even cuter holding this [ Egbert the Elephant Plush ] by Sara Carr

5. Imagine these [ Organic Cotton Raindrop Baby Shoes ] on those tiny little feet, by Growing Up Wild

Printable Matryoshka | DESIGN IS YAY!

Check out this new printable freebie I have created for you! Printable Matryoshka in 6 different designs, and many ways to use them.

Some ideas on what to use them for:

  • gift tags
  • garland
  • memory game
  • (insert your ideas here)

Aren’t they adorable? Find the download link at the end of this post.

Matryoshka Gift Tags | DESIGN IS YAY!

Matryoshka Gift Tags | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Matryoshka Memory Game | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Matryoshka Garland | DESIGN IS YAY!

Printable Matryoshka Garland | DESIGN IS YAY!

Download Here | DESIGN IS YAY!

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Pippa Paper Wedding | DESIGN IS YAY!

I don’t think I’ve ever talked about Pippa Paper on this blog before. Pippa Paper is a brand that I’ve created for my custom portrait illustration line. When I first started, I created custom portrait illustration for families and/or couples as keepsake prints. Then some of my customers started asking about creating bride and groom custom portrait illustration for their wedding invitations. Thinking that it is such a great idea, I started creating some invitation design samples for Pippa Paper Wedding. The idea is to give soon-to-be-married couples the option to have a personalised yet affordable stationery for their special day. What’s more personalised than a custom portrait illustration of yourself? You can purchase the digital files of the design (with ready-to-print layouts), and you can use your own favourite printer, or I can recommend you one of my favourite online printer. Not to brag, but many people have told me how adorable they look in Pippa’s illustrated-version of themselves!

These are some photos of the wedding design samples that I took back in Indonesia. I worked with my best friend from Jonquilla Decor and a talented young photographer, Christina Dini (@dinifilan on instagram).

Pippa Paper Wedding | DESIGN IS YAY!

Pippa Paper Wedding | DESIGN IS YAY!

Pippa Paper Wedding | DESIGN IS YAY!

Some of these portraits are inspired by real couples. It’s actually pretty hard not to take inspirations from real people for these portraits. I personally can see the difference between the portraits that I created based on someone real, and the ones that I created using characters of my own imagination.

Pippa Paper Wedding | DESIGN IS YAY!

Pippa Paper Wedding | DESIGN IS YAY!


Pippa Paper Wedding is going to be at the Confetti Fair Twilight in SYDNEY on August 31st! Woohoo! I am super excited because this is my first wedding fair, and also the first time I showcase my work somewhere other than Canberra. It is definitely going to be an awesome experience.

Confetti Fair Twilight is going to be held at the Fairground Follies. I’m not from Sydney so I didn’t know what kind of place it was. I googled it and I was pleasantly surprised with the images that I saw. Such an amazing venue.

Buy your Tickets to Confetti Fair Twilight in Sydney HERE.