About Ruby Canoe

Well, now that you are here and reading this, I suppose I should try to explain this blog.  This blog is a bit of a mongrel.  A bitsa, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  I generally rattle on about anything really.  I love art and craft, I love drawing, painting and making.

I have an Etsy shop, which is my main focus really.  I make wedding items out of paper, like cake toppers and little wedding favour boxes.  Have a look, they’re beautiful. I also sell prints of my original artwork and sell paper art too.  If you see an original illustration on this blog and it is not for sale in the Etsy store, just send me a message or comment.

Butterfly Cake Topper
Available from Ruby Canoe Designs on Etsy
Unframed Print
Cake Topper Ruby Canoe Design
Available from Ruby Canoe Designs on Etsy
Unframed Print
Book Cake Topper Ruby Canoe Design
Available from Ruby Canoe Designs on Etsy
Unframed Print
Teacher Thank You Gift Ruby Canoe Design
Available from Ruby Canoe Designs on Etsy
Unframed Print

I live in and love Australia.  I blog about that too.  If I see a koala in my front yard again you will know about it.  If I see a kangaroo or 15 hopping down the road you will get a blow-by-blow description, because even though I have lived here all my life I am still amazed at these beautiful animals.

Albino Wallaby
My Mum & Dad’s pet emu

I love to sketch and do intricate drawings with pen, there’s a few examples below.

Miss Geisha Girl
“Waiter, there’s an octopus in my hair!” Ink original Size: A3

Well, that’s about it really.  So have a look around the blog, drop into my Etsy shop or “like” Ruby Canoe on Facebook and we may just be able to inspire each other.

xx Ruby xx

I kinda got a thing for this guy too.

Search for Elvis on the blog you’ll find heaps of stuff.  Every day in August 2013 I watched and reviewed all Elvis movies.  I even enjoy rereading those posts.  So if you love a bit of E have a look.  🙂


  1. Thanks for visiting me at One Rich Life and liking what you saw so much you’ve decided to follow me. Best of luck to you in all of your endeavores.

  2. Hi Ruby Canoe,

    I’d like to nominate you for a blogging award called called the “Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness” which is a mouthful 🙂

    Up to you whether you accept, but I’m happy to tell you that I like what you’re doing here and I think you deserve it.

    Details are below, and I’m about to post about it too at Many Cha Cha.

    Best Wishes,


    “Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness”

    The rules for this award are:

    1. Write ten awesome facts about yourself.
    2. Nominate ten other bloggers that you think are awesome enough to win this award.
    3. Inform the chosen they have won

  3. Hey Michelle, Awesome! I humbly accept this award, I would like to thank my parents for having me…my cat and of course Elvis…Lol Thanks Michelle! 🙂 I think I might struggle with the 10 awesome facts aspect of this, but I shall give it a go eh! 😀

  4. Thank you for following my blog. I like your site and the vibe of the equine art. The donkey has personality. I look forward to following your posts.

  5. Do you know who did that illustration of the world’s best cupcakes sign? I found part of it on a site for sale by artist angela staehing. However it looks like someone put her art on top of a background. Do you know anything about it? And is it even legal to do that? And then again maybe Angela did it.

  6. I would like to say I love your blog and the wonderful and beautiful things you share as well as the inspiration and smiles you bring in doing so! Thank you for being you and I hope even if you do not accept awards you will accept the sentiment expressed as I honor you with one. There is no prize that comes with the award other than my appreciation and being grateful you are part of our world and making a difference by sharing in such a positive way…
    I have posted the award and link to it here I hope you will accept it or at least the sentiment behind it! http://artisticlyxpressedthoughts.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/awards-and-shared-gifts/

    With love,

  7. Hi Ruby, I have some questions to ask you about my school project so if I could get your email that would be great! 🙂 thanks!!!!

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