Sunday, October 25, 2015

Three of My Favourite Things

FLAMINGOS, TOUCANS and CACTI are three of my favourite things.  I can't help smiling seeing them sitting pretty altogether.  

You can snap up my Toucan Print in the Ashlee Rae Shop!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You Want What???

A Peacock, Dreamcatcher, Sleepover, Spa Party!!! Yes, that was Ashlee's request for her 8th birthday. Luckily I was up for the challenge and actually REALLY loved working on the fun and eclectic theme.  It meant I could get really creative which is what I love to do!

We wanted a fun, fresh and modern sort of vibe with bold peacock colours. And I found the perfect irregular, slightly wonky font that has the look of hand cut paper letters.

The Invitation was a simple, clean design... 

We didn't really want a formal 'Welcome to Ashlee's Party' type of sign for the front door so we decided on something a little more fun and quirky...

'Party Like A Peacock' is still plastered across my dining room kinda makes me smile every time I look at it, so I am having a hard time letting it go.

I made a little peacock piƱata that doubled as the table centrepiece.

I also made a whole bunch of dreamcatchers to decorate the walls and the girls made their own dreamcatchers to take home with them.  

I really loved working on this party!  From designing the graphics, making the cake, desserts, and decorations; it really was an awesome DIY adventure.  I hope you enjoyed a little peek at the photos!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cactus Art Prints

Yes, I confess, I have a bit of a love affair with cacti.  They come in all sorts of weird and wonderful shapes, sizes and colours and they are easy to keep alive!  Well, that is if you keep them away from scissor wielding little people (read: Ashlee) who like to see what things scissors can cut. The perfect solution to such destruction...a CACTUS ART PRINT hung high up on the wall and out of harm's way.  

The new pink and the teal printable cactus prints are now available in the shop.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Geometric shapes, a pop of colour and a quirky sense of fun is the inspiration behind these new art prints.   
I love the simplistic and clean design of a geometric pattern, it adds such a fun, modern vibe to a space. You can add just a splash of the geometric factor, or go a little geo crazy and create a whole gallery wall.  The geometric range of printable art is now available in the Etsy shop!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gingerbread Man Hunt

Woo Hoo, it's nearly time for our annual Gingerbread Man Hunt...this will be our fifth year of hunting the little guy down!!!  First we bake and decorate him then when no one is looking he runs away leaving a trail of hidden clues.  It is such a fun little Christmas activity that you can do with one, or a whole bunch of kids.  

Here are the clues I put together for this year...

You can check out other year's clues here and here.  And...I have made free downloadable clue cards that can be edited so you can add your own clues and print out!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Free Printable Christmas Tags

Fancy some Christmas tags to help you get ready for the big day?

Download printable gift tags, add some ribbon or string, then grab some wrapping paper in your Christmas colour scheme and you’re all set to start wrapping that mountain of gifts.