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turns out, it’s not just a sandwich.

what seems like an eternity ago, back in May, our friend Matthieu and T organised a mini world cup soccer/football comp here in Sydney.

we had something like 150 players, donning replica vintage jerseys from world cups passed. we talked about souvenir photographs and framing them to look like “paninis”. “sandwiches?”, you say? that’s what i said. if you’re an avid soccer/football fan (which sorry to say, i am not), you would know that paninis are the collectable sticker cards of all the teams and their players – with their portrait, name, stats and so on.

i was all over it.

with printing being the issue, instant photography was clearly the answer. this was a good enough reason, along with our upcoming travels, for me to buy the fujifilm instax mini 8. the minis were the perfect business card size to convert into our very own Vintage World Cup paninis.

i got onto illustrator and created a frame, somewhat inspired by the cards we had received school class photos presented in. because we had the list of players, we typed up name by name so every player really did have their own panini. we printed them on a medium weight card, spent a few nights trimming excess, cutting windows and scoring folds for easy-on-the-spot prep.


on the day, i was a walking, talking panini machine. many of the guys looked at me blankly when i asked to take their portrait. SO uninterested. it wasn’t until they saw what was being made with their portrait, that they showed kid-like excitement and appreciation. before long, they were lining up.



or shadow.

one of the last times we went out to have burgers, while waiting i became intrigued by the sign over the counter which simply stated “order here”. it was painted so precisely using a shadow font. only the shadow was painted in black onto a white wall. i kept it in mind as inspiration for a cut.

with the obsession of this month being typography, i had a go at working out the other letters i needed (besides that which i already saw in the words “order here”, ha!). with a bit of online referencing, i worked out the rest. that explains this.


it took some time drafting… and then some for all the cutting (sore index finger joint!!), but i love it. it now welcomes us home each time we open our front door… but now i’m not sure if it’s better on the balcony sliding door??



la foire.

the fair.

for a wedding in the countryside recalling the fun and light-heartedness of a local fair. less the freak show, but including all the other good stuff – fairy floss, popcorn and the ice-cream truck!


how good is a hole punch for making confetti?! confetti, or fairy lights?


and the story with the little creatures at the bottom… the newly-wedded-couple have 2 fur babies – two lovably naughty staffies whose misadventures often make for tales told at the office lunch table. congrats Jess and Tristos!

les voyageurs.

the travellers.

so following the rsvp from (more than) a few months ago, T & i went along to see our friends, E&G, wed in a little park on the north side with an amazing view of Sydney Harbour.

we share with these guys a passion for travelling – only that E&G manage to get away more often than we do! (lucky ones on their honeymoon in Hawaii as i speak!)

i took the opportunity to use a vintage map (love!) and a paper plane set in a pop-up polaroid-ish frame, inspired by E&G’s polaroid project.


funny story with this… the first time i made the cut, the loops of the paper plane path were mirrored, creating the look of a cursive ‘L’… which then gave the impression of the word ‘Leg’ with the ‘eg’. eeek! re-cut!!

le tigre de papier.

the paper tiger.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

Amelia Earhart

and now another type of paper tiger. happy birthday T!


franck, le tank.

his name is Franck, and he digs tanks.
well.. not literally digging (with a shovel), but he… appreciates them.

to celebrate his dirty thirty birthday.


l’amour déplace les montagnes.

love moves mountains.

here is where i could break into song – “ain’t no mountain hiiiiigh enooough…”
but i won’t.

another commissioned wedding card.

friends of friends, Mike and Jill met and fell in loooove in Vancouver, Canada – with a beautifully scenic mountain landscape in the background.