My First Custom Order!!

I was very excited on Monday to receive my very first custom order on Etsy. A lovely customer wanted bunting in peaches, pinks, golds and creams. I worked with her with all the different colour combinations and finally came up with a Peach, Pale Peach and Cream combination in my triangular bunting range for her daughter’s birthday.stamp-Lilibet StanleyI enjoyed packaging the order up and just hoped it would meet with her approval!

Peach bunting preparation-Lilibet StanleyI included a new item in my shop, the horse bunting as a big thank you for being my first customer and my first custom order customer!

Thank You-Lilibet StanleyI enjoy making things look beautiful!

Peach bunting packed up-Lilibet StanleyWhen my customer received her parcel, she said “Love them!!! Beautiful job. Colours are perfect and beautifully presented!!”. I was thrilled with her remarks! If you too want custom-made bunting, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Until next time.





Etsy Shop -more range!

Hello!! I hope you are having a productive day. I have been busy putting more stock into my  Etsy shop. So far I have put the following artworks on and more will be following in the next couple of days! The artwork featured here is using torn Kaisercard from Kaisercraft by hand.

Orange Tulip floral design1 -Lilibet StanleyTuscania in burnt orange.

Triangles -Lilibet StanleyMiniato in aquas, turquoise, burnt orange, grey and tan.

Scandi tulip rose window -Lilibet StanleyCarcassonne Tulip

Scandi tulip rose window1 -Lilibet StanleyClose up of Carcassonne Tulip.

Tulip rose window1-Lilibet StanleyTuscania Rose in aquas, pinks and peaches.

Tulip rose window-Lilibet StanleyClose up of Tuscania Rose.

All my artwork will be available in print form and at the moment, the smaller sizes will be available as originals aswell.

It’s all been a huge learning curve for me but I think I am getting there finally!!





Exhibition and New Etsy shop

Hello, I know I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog side of things recently, sorry about that! I have been run off my feet getting all my work together to put up an exhibition at Ashgrove Library in Brisbane. Yesterday, the artwork was hung up and it’s on until Christmas Eve. If you live near by, please come along and check it out.

large artworks -Lilibet Stanley

All my original artwork is made from hand-torn weave printed cardstock onto watercolour paper.

large artworks1 -Lilibet Stanley

I’m sure you can appreciate it can take hours tearing little bits of paper to achieve such results!

bright circles and heart flower squares

Prints of the originals will be available on my new Etsy shop. I can discuss selling original artwork and I am open to commissions as well. It’s very exciting that it is all coming together.

My first print which is available on Etsy is in the colour range of peacock teal, moss green and pistachio.

12 Tulip Circles -Lilibet Stanley

My artwork is inspired by stained glass windows and my love of repetitive pattern. All individual pieces are torn by hand using Kaisercard cardstock.

12 Tulip Circles3 -Lilibet Stanley

The cushion on display is one that I knitted years ago though not for sale! I have many talents!

close up of a Tulip circle design -Lilibet Stanley

This is a close-up of the print of the artwork!

close up of large tulip1-Lilibet Stanley

Whereas this is a close up of the actual hand-torn artwork.

I know it has taken me a while to get my venture up and running but I think it has been worthwhile. Over the next few days and weeks, I will be adding more to the shop but I have to start somewhere!

All my artwork is original and the copyright belongs to me, Lilibet Stanley. I politely ask that you please do not use my images or reproduce my images unless you have asked my permission.

Thanks and until next time.








Busy ripping paper!

This morning, I have taken my embroideries to be scanned and printed on beautiful paper, ready to be sold on Etsy.  I’m getting so close to opening my shop, I promise it is actually going to happen!

preparation-Lilibet Stanley

Now I’m preparing another paper artwork. I have chosen 6 colours of Kaisercard – Avocado, Willow, Mocha, Blush, Ballet and Fuzzy Peach.

ripped paper-Lilibet Stanley

I have been busy ripping shapes out, making a creative mess!

ripped paper3-Lilibet Stanley

I have to be precise with the ripping!

ripped paper2-Lilibet Stanley

Now for the fun part of creating beautiful patterns out of the shapes!

Until next time.



Back to school!

My little ones went back to school this morning. My Ideas Man was itching to see his best friend, whilst My Little Lady was less-so-keen but once there all were happy! This meant I could finally take a long breathe and try to get my house back into some order so I can get back to my work.

Geraniums -Lilibet Stanley

I decided to freshen up my dining area by dressing my lovely old pine table with a new table runner from Calico Home. I brought some of the outdoors inside with my beautiful geraniums. I love the two shades of pink together- a pinky coral and a deep pink bordering on red.

lego -Lilibet Stanley

Carefully built Lego models that have been made over the holidays have been placed on the shelf in My Ideas Man’s bedroom.

loombands -Lilibet Stanley

Loombands, beads, french knitting kits and looms can go back into My Little Lady’s bedroom until at least the weekend!

I have been to stock up on DMC 25 embroidery thread which matches the Kaisercard that I am using in my artwork.

paper and thread -Lilibet Stanley

Shades of rosy red Geranium through to Ballet Pink Rose.

paper and thread2 -Lilibet Stanley

Desert Sands, Outback Orange to Peachy Sunrise!

paper and thread1 -Lilibet Stanley

Tropical Sea Aquamarine, Queensland Sky Blue with some lush Green Rainforest tones!

Some of the papers and threads that I intend to use once I manage to get the more business end of things done, hopefully it’s not going to take too long!

Take care, until next time.






Creative Mess

Creative Mess - Lilibet Stanley


I love collecting threads-thick and thin; fabric from teeni-weeni bits to yardage that people don’t want any more; paper-old and new, brightly coloured or subtle. You never know when you might be able to use the cellophane that tea comes wrapped in or the brown paper that a parcel may have arrived in. It can drive my hubby crazy! Some of the work that I produce is a form of recycling using all of the above to make beautiful embroideries. Sometimes I use new pieces of paper and embellish with thread.

At the moment, my creative mess is expanding as I rip hearts, flowers and circles from KAISERcard from Kaisercraft to make into an artwork for a girl’s bedroom. I will be selling my artwork on Etsy. Please bear with me as I am finalising all the things I need to get myself up and running.

Looking forward to next time!!