Free Colouring Sheets

Free Downloadable Colouring Sheets by Pocket Carnival

Pocket Carnival's come a long way, baby. From selling hand-felted purses way back in 2006, to the current range of greeting cards and party supplies I sell now, there's been a lot of innovation, illustration and hard work.

Free Downloadable Colouring Sheets by Pocket Carnival

Being one with difficulties letting go, I didn't want to let my old illustrations just disappear, so decided to turn some of the ones I no longer sell or use into free downloadable colouring sheets.

Free Downloadable Colouring Sheets by Pocket Carnival

My 2 + 4 year old nieces have carefully pre-tested them for you and they get 4 crayon-covered cute little thumbs up.

Download them here; feel free to share, but of course please do not sell these images, and always acknowledge Pocket Carnival as the source.

Thanks!!! Penny

Glitter Tape!

Pocket Carnival Glitter Tape

What's better than regular tape? Need a hint? Glitter tape!

Glitter tape is new to the Pocket Carnival store - it's a thick sticky tape, you cut off as much tape as you need, peel off the adhesive backing and stick away!

Pocket Carnival Glitter Tape + Baker's Twine

There's lots of different colours - so far I've been using it to package Pocket Carnival orders, decorate envelopes and padded mailers, and glitter up birthday gifts.

Pocket Carnival Glitter Tape + Baker's Twine

Stay tuned for a couple of fun projects!

And get yo' glitter here.

x Penny

(PS: check out Pocket Carnival on Facebook!)

The Crazy Plant Lady

Fiddle Leaf Figs - Pocket Carnival
Since moving houses 6 months ago, into a much lighter, brighter, newer, fresher & warmer home (I love it!) I've developed a full-blown obsession with indoor plants. What started with just 1 (I dug up a fern from my old house and chucked it in a pot) has turned into many. There are so many virtues to indoor plants I could go on about, but I love them for 3 main reasons: they add a visual freshness to my home, they purify the air, and there are so many types to collect and trends to watch.

In the background you can also see the vintage map that Chris and I had printed onto canvas and then stretched onto a frame - it took us awhile to decide upon artwork to go next to our kitchen (or indoor plant) table, but I love this one. This map is from 1744 and I love that entire sections of the world are mere guesses, that Australia was as yet uninhabited by the West.

The biggest trend of the moment is the beautiful Fiddle Leaf Fig (ficus lyrata). You may have seen them on design blogs, in rooms on tv shows, or in magazines. I purchased one as a birthday gift to myself from Gardenworld, plus I was gifted one by my mum. Lucky!

So far they're going really well, as with the majority of indoor plants I keep them in a sunny spot (but not direct sun), water them once per week, and watch them grow.

Air Plant & Bedside Table - Pocket Carnival
Something I'm not 100% sure about still is airplants. How do these things work? Magic? This one now sits on my bedside table.

Vintage Moon Globe & Indoor Plants - Pocket Carnival.
I gave Chris this beautiful little vintage moon globe for Christmas (I think inside a lot of us adults is still a childhood fascination with the moon and astronauts).

Check current developments as my plants grow, leaf by leaf, on Instagram.

And visit my Pinterest for Indoor Plant info & tips!