VIDEO - Double 8's

I'm in the process of a working on a pattern project and happened to notice that I hadn't published this video to Youtube yet. Oops! Too much school work and too little time to keep track of what I've been doing!! At least I'm now done with school until February and can catch up with a few projects I've been wanting to do - both drawing a home related :)

I hope you enjoy it :)

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Have a great day!



At last! It's done!!

My new e-book Design to Detail is finally ready to go!

So excited!

Let me tell you about it.......

Whenever I write a new book I think about the topics that people most ask about. Over the last few years, Style and Design and more specifically how I go about creating my own designs has come up frequently.

Design to Detail will take you through my design process from initial draft to completed design. 

We'll take a look at four different framework structures, creating a design from each which we will go through in detail from start to finish. We'll also discuss design elements and principles, identifying a style, ideas for presenting your work along with lots of tips. 

I hope that reading Design to Detail will be like you are with me discussing the process whilst I'm drawing. 

Design to Detail is a 67 page digital e-book in PDF format.

Though I'm always terrified about the launch of a new book, I'm very happy with how it's turned out and hope that you are going to love it!

If you just want to race ahead and purchase Design to Detail without going any further (you know you want to!!), go right ahead and click the "Add to Cart" button.

Add to Cart


Want to know a bit more first? Absolutely! 

As e-books can be a bit of an unknown factor I've got a little preview video of Design to Detail for you to check out so that you can make an informed decision as to whether it will be the right book for you. 

Here's the video:
**Please note if you are reading this post in an email you may need to visit to website to view the video.

Design to Detail is available now for


Payments can be made by either Paypal or Credit Card

Add to Cart

Purchase Design to Detail by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button above - this will open up the shopping cart, select "Check out with Paypal" - you will then have the option of paying with either a Paypal Account, or credit card.

Thank you! 

I hope you're going to love it! 


Free mini e-book on the way!!

The Compass Daisies free mini ebook was sent out blog email subscribers today!

You should receive the "Compass Daisies" mini ebook in your inbox today if you were a confirmed subscriber when I exported the email list to my delivery service this afternoon (5pm AEST), unfortunately I cannot send to unconfirmed subscriptions as this is considered spam.

Thank you all for the continued support, I hope you enjoy it!

If you missed out because you didn't have a completed subscription or did not sign up by the cut-off, I'm sorry, but due to the work involved I do not send the free ebooks out retrospectively. I usually average two free ebooks per year - the next one will be out in December, 2016 :)

Now, I'm back to finishing up with my new full-length ebook, Design to Detail, which will be available for purchase here on the blog very soon!

Have a wonderful day!



Design to Detail Cover

Hi everyone,

There's a lot going on around here at the moment. I'm on my final read through of my new full length e-book - Design to Detail, it should be ready and up for sale towards the end of next week.

Here's a look at the new cover - what do you think?

 I'm getting pretty excited for it to be finished! In between studying full-time and working on Design to Detail whenever I could fit it in, it has taken a while to get done and I'm so glad to be on the home stretch.

Now, a bit of housekeeping:

I've had a great response to the Aquafleur Rose and Three Little Rules sale, thank you! If you missed the post you can read about it here. You will not be able to buy these mini e-books once Design to Detail is available to purchase, so if you want either of them you'll need to get in soon.

The new free subscriber e-book will be going out in the next day or so. I'm just getting all my ducks in a row to send it.  I'll post to the blog when it has been sent so you know to be on the lookout.

New email subscribers: please make sure if you have signed up for the blog email feed that you finalise your subscription (you need to click on the link in the confirmation email). I would estimate about 15-20% of subscribers forget to do this final step and, unfortunately, I cannot send you anything if you do not have a confirmed subscription.

Have a great day!


Free Mini e-book mail out to email subscribers - coming soon!

You might want to grab a coffee for this - it's a long one!! 

If you've been following of late you likely know I'm in the process of writing my new e-book - Design to Detail.

It's become a bit of a tradition for me to work on a new e-book over Winter when there's not much going on around the farm (plus, it's cold and I really hate working outside when it's cold!)
So, I'm very excited to tell you that I'm almost done and Design to Detail should be ready for sale early-ish October.
In what has also become a pre-book release tradition - I will be sending out a free e-book to A Little Lime email subscribers at the end of September. YAY!! Please read this post all the way through for the details on how to receive this free e-book.

Now, hold on to your hats, I have one more bit of exciting news.........last year during the Three Little Rules mail out I had a lot of requests from newer subscribers about purchasing previous free e-book editions, so for a very, very limited time, I am offering Three Little Rules and Aquafleur Rose mini e-books for purchase.  They will both be available only until Design to Detail is up for sale (early October). So, maybe two weeks.

The price for Three Little Rules and Aquafleur Rose will be US$4.00 each. 

Please note before purchase: these mini e-books were produced as a free subscriber item, and as such do not have the same detail or volume of information as my full-length publications. They focus on one design/technique. As my shopping cart service allows me to upload larger files, though, you will receive a higher resolution version than was sent out to subscribers.

You can read what people thought about Three Little Rules in the comments of this post.

You can read what poeple thought about the Aquafleur Rose in the comments of this post.

If you'd like to buy either book, just click on the covers, or the Add to Cart button beneath each book.

2015 - Three Little Rules
18 pages


2014 - Aquafleur Rose
9 pages
5 videos


NOW...........How to get the free mini e-book

Please take the time to read through this information so that when the time comes, if you want to receive the mini e-book you will :)

  • You need to be a current, confirmed subscriber to A Little Lime's email feed in order to receive the free e-book (if you are reading this post in your email you are already a subscriber, if not you can subscribe using this link ). 
  • You must be subscribed to the email feed at the time I transfer my subscriber list over to my mail delivery service - this will happen approx. 30th September, give or take. If you are not a confirmed subscriber when I begin the transfer process I'm sorry but you have missed out. The best way to ensure that you receive the free e-book is to subscribe now - once it's gone, it's gone and it will not be sent out retrospectively.

Common Delivery Issues
  • In order to send free e-books out to email subscribers only, I use a different delivery service specifically for this - sometimes your email servers will get confused and see this as spam (same email address but coming from a different server) and block it - to ensure that your delivery gets to you please add my email address to your safe sender list.

Other General Information
  • Please read my FAQ - e-book downloads page though the info is for e-book purchases, which is a different process, it does have some helpful info.
  • I will create a post on the blog when the e-book goes out - you should receive it that day as the delivery is usually fast.
  • When your e-book email arrives, please download and save to your computer asap - I am not able to resend links and the download link will only be live for a limited time.
  • E-books include hyperlinks that can only be accessed with the digital version.
  • As a subscriber you have permission to print out one copy of the free e-book for your personal use only (please read my Terms of Use page)

Important Note
I do know that not everyone follows me via blog emails and I appreciate your support no matter how you choose to connect but please understand that this is the only way I send out my free e-books.

O.k., that's it for the official stuff - I hope it makes it easier for everyone :) 

I'm totally excited and now need to get back to work on my main book project.

Keep your eye out for email from me from late September!!



flowers and string

Is there any better combo? I don't think so.

Short and (hopefully) sweet for today!

Have a great weekend!


Morning Glories 2 - VIDEO

I redrew one of my very first morning glory drawings for a challenge a couple of months back and enjoyed it so much I had to have another play!

Here they are combined with another of my favourites - string.

I've also put together the video for Morning Glories 2 - these are so fast and easy to draw I haven't even had to speed up the footage and the video is still only about 2 minutes long :)

Please note: if you're viewing this post via email you may need to visit www.alittlelime.blogspot.com in order to watch the video.

Happy drawing!