Transforming baby blankets with my map illustrations.

Many many years ago, my sister-in-law Domminee, who used to work/volunteer her time for iampoppy Designs, would praise my artistic skills from the roof tops and try and get brands to notice me.  

Unbeknownst to me, she had chatted to the owner of Finch and Folk, and tried to convince her I was her next hot designer.  

Fast forward to 2021, (Dom had moved to the UK 2 years prior) Rachel, the owner of Finch and Folk emailed me to ask if I could create some watercolor maps for her brand. This was the kind of work I had been manifesting, so I jumped at the chance to quote it. I do get a lot of new businesses come through, wanting custom designs but don’t have the budget, so I sent off the quote with bated breath.  

Accepted! Woo Hoo… we were now working together on two designs, one, of the world map and one of Australia. This was so exciting as I love map designs, have been painting them for weddings for years and it was exciting to be painting something outside of the wedding space.  


I set to work, creating hundreds of icons of animals, landmarks, trees and landmarks. So many! It’s crazy the number of icons the world map needs. The more you paint, the more you think of and then more you need to paint, and it just goes on! But after a few months, I had finally created two designs to present to Rachel.  

After a few tweaks here and there, name changes, adding indigenous place names and changing some icons, we had a finished design.  


And now… 2023 sees these baby blankets manufactured and live in her Byron Bay shop… and I cannot be more excited!  

I will be getting my hands on a few of those and gifting them to my nieces and nephews, they are just fabulous, and I am so proud!  


To get your hands on one, head over to Finch and Folk’s website