Tuesday, July 21, 2009

3 Quick Questions with Sweet William


My favourite thing about Sweet William is the way their illustrations and designs translate so beautifully across different mediums, from prints to gift tags to softies. Paula, one of three sisters behind Sweet William kindly took the time to answer 3 Quick Questions.

What inspired you to start creating?

Sweet William is made up of sisters Shelley in New Zealand, Paula in Melbourne plus sister in law Jeanine. Despite the distance and pressures of everyday life (there are 9 kids between us) we thought it would be good to connect through our creative passions – so we started Sweet William.


If you could spend more time on one thing what would it be?

Gosh do you mean in life in general or on our craft business? Anyway the answer for me (Paula) would be drawing, for both I think.


What's next for Sweet William?

Things have been going so well so we are thinking about getting some help with manufacturing, we would always keep it fair trade and support local artisans, maybe a seamstress to help out with some of the sewing and a big grown up print run with an eco friendly printer... wow wee, we are very excited!


Check out more Sweet William here:

Sweet William blog
Sweet William on etsy
Sweet William on madeit
Sweet William on flickr

8 comments:

littlechrissy said...

Oh yes I've just discovered Sweet William and I can only say yum, yum, yum. I think I'm in love with the Love Birds print.

Blossomnbird said...

oooh I love the work of the Sweet Willam gals too...it's soo delicate and gorgeously sweet!!

Leah said...

love those little dolls, I'm off to check out the blog!

Bek said...

I have never heard of these girls before. I went and checked them out and I love their work!

Tinniegirl said...

I really love the 3 quick questions posts. They are fun.

Sweet William stuff is great too. Another new find for me.

Hot Fudge said...

Thanks for the intro. I had not heard of Sweet William before, but they are on my list of favourites now.

Dionne said...

Great interview. These gals are among my fave Etsian artisans!

Alisa said...

Fantastic post Rebecca. What inspiring peeps!