Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Poodle Park

Our new Hiccups 'Poodle Park' applique throw features a happy canine character romping around a springtime garden. 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The bush in bloom

This weekend I headed up north to my family's farm in country Victoria, where the bush is about to come out in bloom thanks to all of the lovely rain we have been enjoying. The rare native orchid 'Golden Guinea' even made an appearance - I haven't seen these around for years. Could the drought finally be breaking?
And at the end of our visit we came across this lovely llama enjoying the late afternoon sunshine, protecting a flock of sheep from foxes. Not your usual Australian bush inhabitant!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hiccups in Debenhams


Pictured above are the Hiccups printed bedlinen designs 'Beautiful Balloons' and 'Sailing Away', as seen in Debenham's Oxford Street London homewares department.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunnyside

Welcome to Sunnyside!
It's a happy place to call home. Say hello to a contented cat lazing in the sun, take a friendly poodle for a walk in the park, or taste a delicious cup cake from the cake shop. There is so much going on, you might want to stay a while!

'Sunnyside' printed bed linen is now available in Single and Double Quilt cover sets, Single Bed Comforter sets and King Single and Single sheet sets.
Sunnyside's resident 'Contented Cat' makes an appearance on this 30x60cm applique cushion.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunnyside

Here is a little sneak peak of the new Hiccups bed linen design for girls (Sunnyside), featuring a host of happy creatures! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mexican Dolls

'Mexican Dolls' is a 30cm x 60cm printed cushion from our new 'Lola' collection. This colourful design features a row of lovely ladies dressed in richly patterned folk costumes, and is edged with a bright orange pom pom trim.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hola! Lola!

Papel Picado banners are used to decorate Mexican streets, plazas and homes for festive occasions. Our laser cut faux silk flags feature heart and butterfly designs (favourite motifs here at Hiccups). These gorgeous Mexican theme banners have been casually draped across a crisp white cotton quilt cover and pillowcase, creating our lovely girl's bed linen design named 'Lola'.
'Lola' is perfect for sweet summer siestas!
Pictured above is the 'Pepita' 30x30cm cushion,'Lola' doll novelty cushion, 'Mexican Dolls' 30x60cm cushion, 'Pinata Donkey' novelty cushion, 'Valentine' quilted pillow sham and the 'Mariposa' novelty cushion.
Our 'Pinata' donkey loves a cuddle!

'Lola' is a new applique bed linen design from our Summer 2010/11 collection, and is now available throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Around the World

Ride an elephant up a hill in India, catch a double decker bus to a museum in London, or hail a tuk-tuk to the markets in Bangkok. Where in the world would you like to travel to?
'Around the World' is available in single and double quilt cover sets, and single and king single bed sheet sets, with a collection of coordinating world traveller themed accessories. Bon Voyage!

Gone Fishing!

A school of colourful applique and embroidered fish swim in the deep blue sea. They swim up to tease poor old Peter the Pelican sitting in his red fishing boat. 

And here is Peter resting on an actual pelican nest (found on an early morning beach walk near Sorrento), with a few fishy friends.
'Gone Fishing' will be arriving into Australian stores this week!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Canberra Weekly


A few of our Hiccups products have been featured in this week's issue of the Canberra Weekly magazine. Pictured above is the Hiccups 'Apple Orchard' quilted coverlet, 'Black Cab' novelty cushion and a brand new applique design 'Gone Fishing'.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A visit to Ham House


A big thank you goes out to Marisa for recommending a visit to the National Trust owned Ham House, an easy 20 minute walk from the glorious Petersham Nursery, south west of London. London based Marisa recently completed three months of work experience at the Linen House design studio, helping the design team with textile design artwork and photography shoots, and giving her top-tips for visiting  some rather lovely destinations in London. ( I love the lettuce patch in the third last photo - so very Beatrix Potter-ish!)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Breezy Stripe for boys

Many shades of blues and greens, ranging from aqua to navy and from lime to emerald are separated by crisp white seersucker stripes, highlighted with a touch of red and orange. The happy colours found on the Hiccups Breezy Stripe design will brighten up a boy's bedroom (and would look rather nice at a holiday house down by the sea!).