Chocolate Bilby for Easter?

Happy Easter to all of my wonderful family who I see all the time, and especially the ones I don't see all the time. And Happy Easter to you, that is if you believe in Easter...and if you don't, have a happy and relaxing Sunday xxx In Oz we have chocolate bilbies available for Easter.  Because the bilby… Continue reading Chocolate Bilby for Easter?

Art, Road Trip

Hot Trailer Love <3.

Beautiful patterns and beautiful textures in my beautiful little trailers; "Princess Cupcake" and the well received "Pretty Blue and Pink Trailer".  So nice to cruise through Pinterest and check out all the revamped trailers or caravans.  I am sure it takes so much love and so very much money.  And all the patience that I do… Continue reading Hot Trailer Love <3.

Art, Food, Illustrations

A Cupcake A Day, For A Whole Month.

This illustration can be found in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Oh My! Just couldn't resist posting this (very long) pic of a Cupcake For Everyday Of The Month... It, conveniently, provides the recipe too! That is so nice.  So give some of these a go and let us all know how it went. Most don't look to complicated.  I… Continue reading A Cupcake A Day, For A Whole Month.

Art, Home

Some Chairs To Share…

Just in love with the art of these chairs.  In my other pretend life, (the one with the beach house and the 2 golden retrievers) I have some of these in the lounge room and one or two on the way to the east wing...as you do! Amazing what colour can do, right?  I have… Continue reading Some Chairs To Share…

Art, Illustrations, Road Trip

Let’s Go On A Little Vacation!

Luggage means travel. When I see these old suitcases I just imagine the things they've seen and the places they've gone.  Who owned them so many years ago?  Who owns them now?  Would the original owners be happy we have discovered new ways to upcycle these little wonders, truth be known they probably couldn't care… Continue reading Let’s Go On A Little Vacation!

Art, Illustrations

Terra and Luna

Meet Terra and Luna.  Together they truly are awesome, without one the other can't exist. I've just watched a fantastic doco on the Galapagos Islands with David Attenborough narrating.  I'm only half way through but it's one of the best docos I have seen in recent times.  His narrating just enhances the quality of this production. What an… Continue reading Terra and Luna

Art, Illustrations

Well, ya get what you pay for, right?

Gotta love an old camera or three.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Cameras; they can capture some awesome images.  And some not so awesome images.  We're all in possession of a crap photo or two, the ones that were taken without the double-chin filter on the camera (product does not exist) or the photos with you posing in your… Continue reading Well, ya get what you pay for, right?

Art, Illustrations


Thank You Thank You Very Much, you've been a beautiful audience! Seriously you have! I just want to say a big thank you to all who have dropped by to have a look and to those that have liked, commented and reblogged as well.  In the few short months I have been doing this I… Continue reading 1000 views!!!

Movies, Pin Up

Top 3 Pin Up Gals

Top 3 Pin Up Gals.   Betty Grable...Back when movie stars had a butt and hips and that was completely normal.  The number one pin up gal of World War 2 was Betty Grable.  Had her legs insured by the movie company for $1,000,000.00.  Had her body painted on countless war planes, had her poster… Continue reading Top 3 Pin Up Gals

Art, Illustrations

Now Where Are You Off To Little One?

So where is this little one off to? Off to Etsy to find a new owner? http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Just click and have a look around the Etsy shop. Please help to support small business by clicking, liking, commenting and sharing. Thanks All Love Ruby.

Art, Illustrations

Heart of the Steam Machine

I think this rusty little fellow is my favourite.  His name is Spencer and he has a great personality.  Not a great personality as in...gee he's got a grreeeaatt personality, if you know what I mean...he just has.  He is a little gruff at times, speaks is a low low slow slow deep voice.  He moves… Continue reading Heart of the Steam Machine

Art, Illustrations

Your Carriage Awaits

Available in my Etsy shop  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop I love this little fella, I feel like I'd love to travel around the countryside in Italy in this guy.  Might need a name though. Any suggestions????  Hmm I know that a lot of people don't like to comment on posts on a blog, but shouldn't we all just get… Continue reading Your Carriage Awaits

World News

Segal Visits Putin!!?? Huh?

I don't watch the news very often.  For good reason.  I really find it difficult to sit through the news.  A little bit of death and destruction with breakfast anyone? I just don't find it a great way to start or end my day.  I don't feel any smarter having watched the news, didn't learn… Continue reading Segal Visits Putin!!?? Huh?

Art, Illustrations

Luggage Juggling?

Haven't we all felt like this at times, metaphor for life? Available at my Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop along with about 31 others...so far 🙂 I think next weeks task it to start creating some new pieces.  I was thinking about doing a series of bubble gum machines, or something similar.  And possibly doing a kids story… Continue reading Luggage Juggling?

Art, Illustrations

One for the road.

Merry Christmas! A little early? Okay one last post.  Print of my illustration.  At my new Etsy Store http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop    <-------Hit it, you know you want to. Night Night zzzzzzz been a long day Ruby xx

Art, Illustrations


Finally opened! Why not pop on in and have a look around at my Etsy shop.  I have just listed 32 different illustrations for purchase.  Retro and vintage feel to most of them.  Trailers/caravans, cars, yummy looking CUPCAKES for your kitchen!!  Really cute, so come over and have a look and let me know how… Continue reading ETSY SHOP OPEN!!

Art, Illustrations

9 Hours Till Launch…

So after many months of work, my Etsy store is almost ready to roll!!  I'm really excited to start this journey.  I'm also really excited to get back to creating and designing as I've devoted so much time to getting this up and going. 10 Things I Have Discovered In The Last Few Months: Good things… Continue reading 9 Hours Till Launch…


It’s A Banner Day…Well It Was But That Was Yesterday!

Well it would have been a banner day today...if today was still today, instead today is now 1.20am (ish) and I have been trying to post something all day (not constantly, cause that would be bizarre).  Then I had the bright idea to turn back time and use explorer...it is weird! Took me a good… Continue reading It’s A Banner Day…Well It Was But That Was Yesterday!


Where The Wild Eggs Are!

The wild eggs are in my front yard. We have rogue chickens.  Yep rogue chickens, not chickens that are nonconformists, or are livin off the grid, just chickens that turn up in our front yard and lay eggs.  Well I presume they're chickens, because none of us have ever seen a chicken wandering our front… Continue reading Where The Wild Eggs Are!

Art, Illustrations

More Monsters, Wild Thing Monsters!

Wild Thing I thing I think I love you!  “Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!” I can't imagine there are many people who haven't read this book.  When I read it I was Max and I felt sad and cranky to be in the room by myself, and before you know… Continue reading More Monsters, Wild Thing Monsters!



Love the "monsters".  Maybe we really shouldn't call them monsters, maybe they're just misunderstood.  Drac just wanted a kiss and slipped, (albeit repeatedly)(clumsy?) bleh bleh bleh.  Poor Godzilla must have felt lonely being so big, and those feet stepping on all those cars, well we all know how it feels to step on a lego… Continue reading MONSTERS!!!!

Art, Illustrations

What To Draw and How To Draw It.

A little discovery I made on http://www.archive.org This is a small selection of the book, What To Draw And How To Draw It by E.G Lutz.  I think these illustrations are just fantastic.  If you have kids, these illustrations would be great for them to follow.  I remember those "easy" to follow "how to" instructions,… Continue reading What To Draw and How To Draw It.

Art, Illustrations

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Happy Birthday, that is, if it happens to be your birthday, and if not, then you should probably follow my blog and refer back here when it is your birthday ❤  If it is your birthday; what did you get for your birthday?  Did you get pressies and cake? I really think that we should… Continue reading Happy Birthday Cupcake!