Splendid Isolation in New Zealand! October 14, 2020 14:37

Last summer, a good friend asked me to create this design. A lack of time and a few technical difficulties meant I have only just managed to get the design onto t-shirts. The design was an appreciation for the splendid essence that is New Zealand, made even better by its almost isolated position on earth. Ironically, this concept has even greater relevance now that we are quite literally isolated from the rest of the world by the Covid pandemic! I can’t think of a better place to be isolated though! Can you?

From paper to t-shirt! September 19, 2017 12:27

My latest design, featuring the Nelson Lighthouse and Boulder Bank, has finally gone from paper to screen to t-shirt. Available to purchase now.

From paper to screen September 13, 2017 12:34

I have been working on my latest design and, today, it has gone from paper to screen. The design is now on the screens and they are drying in the sunshine. From screen to t-shirt next!

More designs added! August 30, 2017 14:27

Check out this latest design. Available in two colours of tie dyed t-shirt. Perfect for those kids who love to flip!

Latest last! May 24, 2017 15:55


My latest design is here! The native New Zealand Tuatara on a kids t-shirt. Available in various colours. Also available for big kids too!

It's finally here! September 14, 2016 13:27

It is finally here! Hot out of the printing studio is the first of my two new designs. Does anyone else love the Great Walks of New Zealand?....If so, then this is the t-shirt for you!

New Designs Coming Soon! September 9, 2016 19:44

I have been busy with the process I love the most...drawing! I have not one...but TWO new designs coming soon! Look out for them here.

I have more kids tees February 17, 2016 17:05

Finally I have more kids t-shirt designs! Have a look. Hope you like them?

My NZ Made Tees are here! January 29, 2016 12:33

I am so excited! I have finally printed my New Zealand made t shirts.  All of these t shirts have been beautifully made right here in Nelson using fabric also made in New Zealand. How cool is that?! I have two designs printed so far and more new designs to follow.

Visit me at the Sarau Festival January 19, 2016 11:51

I'll be there.  Come and visit me at my stall at the Sarau Festival on Sunday 31st January. Fingers crossed for sunshine this year! Hope to see you there.

Printing has resumed! January 19, 2016 11:23

My new Riley Hopkins carousel is now up and running.  Printing has resumed. Yay!


New equipment, new studio! January 19, 2016 11:00

I have taken delivery of my new Riley Hopkins screen printing carousel. Can't wait to get printing!

Practicing the curtsies for the Royal visit! November 3, 2015 11:22

I have been practicing the curtsies in time for the Royal visit!  If you are in Nelson this weekend, come and visit Charles, Camilla and myself at the Nelson Saturday Market.

All that glitters IS gold! August 3, 2015 18:42

I love GOLD!  This is my latest design, all hand drawn and printed by me.  Printed on a maroon vest in 50% cotton/ 50% modal for a lovely soft feel.  This vest is a sporty Racerback style and has a nice long length.

Its a first...I now have a kids tee! July 28, 2015 09:44

At's one for the kids!  Its my hand drawn image of a cow and is printed using water based ink.  Available in all kids sizes.  If you want it printed using another ink colour, just ask.

New Design! July 22, 2015 14:34

I have been drawing again and come up with a new t shirt design. If you or someone you know loves motorbikes...and New Zealand...then this is the tee for you.  Available in black and grey tees at the moment but more colours coming soon.

Busy, Busy, Busy! April 24, 2015 12:21

I have been busy drawing and printing again and have come up with a new t-shirt design. Check it out.  Available in three t-shirt colours.

Latest News January 15, 2015 09:31

Sonja will be at the Upper Moutere 'Sarau Festival' just outside upper Moutere Village, Nelson. For more info on the Sarau Festival please visit