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FREE PRINTABLE Monstera Obliqua in 8 x 10″ and 11 x 14″

May 18, 2017

Free Printable Monstera Obliqua AdorablestFREE PRINTABLE Monstera Obliqua Print available in 8 x 10″ and 11 x 14″ – when you SUBSCRIBE (CLICK HERE).

All current subscribers have been sent this to download also. If you print and use it in your space, I’d love to see. Please tag me @adorablestblog on instagram too!

I made it from an original photograph taken by me (of my beloved Monstera obliqua!) and tweaked it.

If you choose to subscribe, don’t worry, you won’t be bombarded with spam – your details will always be kept safe, but you’ll get access to more Free Printables!

ENJOY!

Claire

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FREE Set of 3 Plant Printables – Proteas on Pink

February 23, 2017

Adorablest Free Plant Printables Protea on PinkAdorablest Free Plant Printables Protea on PinkAdorablest Free Plant Printables Protea on PinkFREE Set of 3 Plant  Printables – Proteas on Pink … Click links below. Just saving from the pictures above will not print in the best resolution.

So I was mucking around with some vintage Plant / Botany illustrations I found and ended up with these. They remind me of #plantsonpink on Instagram – do you know it? I’ve optimised as best as possible to print at 8 x 10″ – as a PDF.

FREE for personal use. Please don’t re-sell or use commercially 🙂 Okay …

Adorablest-Free-Printable-Protea-on-Pink-1 (Top)

Adorablest-Free-Printable-Protea-on-Pink-2 (Middle)

Adorablest-Free-Printable-Protea-on-Pink-3 (Bottom)

Claire



Hard to Kill Houseplants that can Kill You

December 16, 2016

hard to kill houseplants house plant plants kill youQuite often a seedling will pop up out of the garden and out of curiosity, I usually let them grow to see what they turn into. This was the case recently, when I let grow what I thought was a herb, seeing as it was in the vicinity of where I’d been growing various herbs and scented geraniums (pelargoniums).

It had a feathery, ferny appearance and looked a little like coriander, flat leaf parsley or was it a carrot? I crushed a little and smelled … it was neither and thankfully I didn’t end up taste testing it (you know that little inner voice saying noooooo!) because after a little research, it was hemlock … HEMLOCK (Conium maculatum)! WHAT!!!

After reading the Brisbane City Council Weed Identification Tool, THAT was what I’d been looking after – a widespread weed in this area and HIGHLY POISONOUS! People have died from thinking it was a ‘salad’ ingredient. Socrates, the famous philosopher was the tragic victim of being poisoned with this ‘weed’. I was worried that I’d even sniffed it.

There are many plants around us that perhaps we don’t realise just how toxic they can be. Those plants living among us, sharing our lives indoors – they too could be a killer! Not in the knife-wielding maniac way, but in all seriousness, I have all 4 of these robust and hard to kill indoor plants lurking living in my home and while they provide a filter for clean air – just be sure that you, your children or your pets don’t take a nibble on them …

[Top Left]
Zamioculcas zamiifolia

AKA ZZ Plant, ZeeZee Plant and Zanzibar Gem

All parts are toxic for you and your pets. Even when handling, use gloves.

[Top Right]
Syngonium spp.

AKA Arrowhead Plant

Intense burning and irritation of the mouth, nausea, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

Poisonous for you and your pets.

[Bottom Left]
Dieffenbachia spp.

AKA Dumb Cane

Called Dumb Cane for a reason. Not just because it would be a stupid thing to do to eat it. Tongue, lips and throat swell and burn causing you to become dumb (unable to speak) and may block your airway. Highly toxic for pets and humans.

[Bottom Right]
Spathiphyllum spp.

AKA White Flag and Peace Lily

Do not let this be a Rest in Peace Lily. Oral burning and irritation, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.

Toxic for you and your pets.

So, how many of these common indoor house plants do you have? Just be sure that if you do have inquisitive little ones, cats or dogs, do your research for plant toxicity and maybe not have the poisonous ones at all for the time being – there are still plenty of non-toxic varieties to choose – but again … RESEARCH.

Of course, if you fear that poisoning may have occurred, immediately call your Poisons Information Line or (Emergency) Vet in the case of furry friends.

Claire


FREE Set of 3 Monstera Leaf Printables – Subscribe!

June 4, 2016

monstera leaf free printable adorablest vignette*UPDATE 13th December 2016 – The offer has now changed but if you would still like these prints, please SUBSCRIBE and then send me an email and I will email you back the links to get the prints 🙂

I’m still loving the rose gold / copper with dusty pink styling at the moment and Monstera leaves. So on this very rainy weekend, I’ve combined the two. Pictured is an original print I’ve designed using one of the leaves from my Monstera plant, as inspiration. It’s designed to fit an 8 x 10″ frame (you’ll need to trim the paper to fit if you don’t use photo paper), but you can just print it on A4 paper (as above) and stick it to the wall with washi tape. If you’re not in Australia, just your standard printer paper should be fine too. Read more…

What Do You Get if you Cross a Cat with a Cactus?

December 31, 2015

redbubble adorablest catcus tshirts

What Do You Get if you Cross a Cat with a Cactus? A CATCUS 🙂 The other night, I signed up with Redbubble. Basically where you can buy cool art & t-shirts (and many other useful items) or sell your art.

I had a giggle and it was so much fun when my CATCUS design came to life on the Redbubble items.

There’s a wide choice of items available, like all sorts of

  • Apparel (T-shirts, even leggings and a skirt!)
  • Cases & Skins for phones and laptops
  • Wall Art (Framed and Unframed)
  • Home Decor – think cushions, mugs, duvet covers!
  • Bags – all sorts like Tote, Drawstring & Laptop Sleeves
  • Stationery – Stickers, Cards, Journals and the Spiral Notepad (below)

and not just my CATCUS design, but many others.

Redbubble Adorablest Catcus
If you’d like to check it out, click on the CATCUS Spiral Notepad image above

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Claire

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