Find and Keep by Beci Orpin + GIVEAWAY!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 29th October 2012

Find and Keep by Beci Orpin!  Published by Hardie Grant, featuring photography by Chris Middleton.

Customised party utensils in Find and Keep by Beci Orpin!  Published by Hardie Grant, featuring photography by Chris Middleton.

My absolutely favourite photo from Find and Keep!  Published by Hardie Grant, featuring photography by Chris Middleton.

Crafty picnic in Find and Keep by Beci Orpin!  Published by Hardie Grant, featuring photography by Chris Middleton.

This week is a very important week for Australian writers and publishers.  It’s basically the final week that most new BOOKS come out before Christmas.  As a result, we shall be featuring a bunch of ace books by local creative people this week, and we’re kicking things off with Find and Keep by Beci Orpin!

Find and Keep is Beci’s first book of the DIY / crafty / handmadey persuasion, and includes 26 minimum effort, maximum impact creative projects to make at home.  The ideas she’s come up with are so seriously cute, and very easy.  Lots would be great to do with kids, but many are just really simple, affordable ideas to inject a little colour and quirk at home, most of which can be completed in an afternoon.  Like putting giant paper polka dots all over your walls, for instance.

But Find and Keep is more than just a craft / DIY book, it’s also quite a personal memoir for Beci, encapsulating all which inspires her – inside you’ll find lots of Beci’s own photos of her home, her busy studio, her family and pets and daily adventures!

We asked Beci a few questions about creating the book –

Beci Orpin congratulations of the launch of your new book Find and Keep! What can we expect to see inside?

Thank you!  I’m SO VERY excited!  Inside there are so many things – I would almost say it is like a much more extended version of my blog!  In a nutshell Find and Keep is about my working process – how I get ideas and inspiration, and then how I put those things into action. I show this through both commercial and personal projects that I have recently put together. The book also contains 26 DIY projects too, with the idea being that the reader can put some of their own inspiration/ideas into these projects as well. Find and Keep is also very personal to me, where inside you’ll find that there are lots of my own photos of my messy studio and house, our family adventures, my cats etc.

You seem pretty famous to us, we can’t believe you have written a book until now!  Have you been approached by publishers before and how did this particular book deal come about?

I would consider myself very far from famous! But that’s nice of you to say. Actually I have never been approached by a mainstream publisher to do this kind of book before. I was always interested in doing a book, but was never sure what kind of book it would be. So when Hardie Grant approached me we developed the concept for Find and Keep together. It was a nice way to do it.

Crafty books of this nature are a huge undertaking, from brainstorming an original concept to penning a tutorial and then testing its workability. With this in mind how long has Find and Keep been in development?

This book was a HUGE undertaking for me, definitely my biggest project yet, but it all happened quite quickly. After a month or two developing the concept and putting together some mock-ups, the bulk of the work then happened within three months! It was quite an intense three months (to say the least!), but this is how I prefer to work. I had never  consciously designed many DIY projects before either, or written that much about my work, so the whole process was a big learning curve for me. Designing and developing the projects actually ended up being my favourite part of the book, it was so much more fun than I imagined!

I also had the amazing skills of my book designer Michelle Mackintosh to help me along my way. She has so much great knowledge about every aspect of putting a book together: page layouts, helping style the photoshoot we did for the projects sections etc. She was also amazing at dealing with me freaking out on an almost daily basis! I couldn’t have done it without her.

We are SUPER EXCITED we have TEN COPIES of Beci’s book to giveaway to lucky TDF readers.  Thankyou Hardie Grant!

But Beci has gone one step further.  She has rounded up an amazing prizepool of 22 prizes from her favourite local retailers and makers, especially for us!  The prizepool includes fab finds from the likes of Emily Green, P.A.M, Third Drawer Down, Mr Kitly, Ganim’s Store and many more!   All are pictured below.

To be in the running to win one of ten copies of Beci’s Book, and one of 22 prizes outlined below, simple leave your comment on today’s post before 10.00pm Melbourne time!  22 winners will be selected this evening and notified by email tomorrow!

MASSIVE THANKYOUS to Beci for this seriously epic prize!  What a star!  Do share the love by hunting out Find and Keep in your local bookshop – it’s $39.95, and will available from all good booksellers this Thursday November 1st 2012! (or, buy now online).

The EPIC Find and Keep prizepool from Beci! Photos – Chris Middleton, layout and Illustration by Beci Orpin.


1. Diagonal cushions from Beci Orpin (RRP $60 each, total value $120)

2. One-off wooden mushroom sculpture from Beci Orpin for Ganim’s Store (RRP $80). ‘I made a few of these mushrooms about a year ago as co-lab with Ganim Store and they were a big hit, and also feature in my book’ says Beci.

3. Fatsia Japonica indoor plant from Mr.Kitly (RRP $20)

4. Mexican plastic baskets from After (RRP $12 each, total value $36). ‘After is another one of my favourite shops, I have a few of these mexican baskets – they make anything you put in them look better‘ says Beci.

5. Nathalie Du Pasquier compact shopping bag from Third Drawer Down (RRP $7). ‘I love what Third Drawer Down do with their artist collaborations, and Nathalie du Pasquier is one of my favourite designers’ says Beci.

6. Geodesic wooden blocks from After (RRP $32)

7. Xhosa river reed basket from Tractor Home (RRP $98). ‘In my dream house pretty much everything would come from Tractor home!’ says Beci. ‘I cannot get enough of baskets at the moment too – this one is a perfect shape’.

8. At-Swim-Two-Birds potholder from Mr Kitly (RRP $35). ‘Mr Kitly is local to me – I love that such a beautiful shop exists in my ‘hood!  Bree has a great knack of finding hand crafted products I have never seen before’ – Beci.

9. Pendelton rose valley towel from Third Drawer Down (RRP $85)

10. Nathalie Du Pasquier corkboard placemat set from Third Drawer Down (RRP $37.50)

11. Nutscene Coloured Twine from After (RRP $40)

12. Emmiline necklace from Emily Green (RRP $75).  ‘I have 3 of Emily’s necklaces! her colour selection is just perfect’ says Beci.

13. Nathalie Du Pasquier 2 piece napkin set from Third Drawer Down (RRP $14.95 each, total value $44.85)

14. Nathalie Du Pasquier Corkboard coaster set from Third Drawer Down (RRP $14.95)

15. Telephone wire bowls from Tractor Home (RRP $22 each, total value $66 value)

16. Washi tape from Mr. Kitly (RRP $5 each, total $20 value)

17. Claystone pottery beaker from Mr.Kitly (RRP $39)

18. Nathalie Du Pasquier Teatowels from Third Drawer Down (RRP $32 each, $64 value)

19. P.A.M. Bouillabaise Bag from Someday (RRP $168). ‘My wardrobe contains a lot of P.A.M, Misha and Shauna are old friends and I love what they do’ says Beci.

20. P.A.M Langosta socks from Someday (RRP $33)

21. 3 x Wade paintbrushes (RRP $18.5o) / 1 x scalpel (RRP $5) / 1 scissors (not shown, RRP $6.95) / 1 x Yamato glue (RRP $10) / 1 x set of acrylic paints (RRP $20) from Melbourne Artists Supplies. ‘Yamato rice glue is the best paper adhesive ever, plus it comes in a super cute green tube! the other art supplies are all things I use on a daily basis, and I’m hoping will help the lucky winner of this prize to get started on some projects in my book!’ – Beci

22. 1 x pad Arches watercolour paper (not shown, RRP $34.95) / 1 x set coloured origami paper and card offcuts (RRP $20) from Melbourne Artists Supplies.

Another pretty page from Find and Keep by Beci Orpin.  Photography by Chris Middleton.


by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 29th October 2012


  • Mary Anne p 4 years ago

    Love Beci ! She’s a Melbourne national treasure! Love her whimsy and joy in her designs! I read her blog and she seems so down to earth! Thanks Lucy and Beci for a great interview and prize!!

  • Kylie 4 years ago

    Bec gives me hope and inspiration for a possibility of simple pleasures in craft and creation,memories of a more whimsical time when things were simpler and creative opportunities were all around regardless of age or materials or money. Thank you bec.

  • lamina @ do a bit 4 years ago

    Oh my golly gosh!!!!! What an AMAZING giveaway…. Woo hoo!
    LOVE Bec’s work… it’s always so bright, happy, cheerful and inspiring! It’s SO wonderful that she has a book out ! YAY!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    I love Beci’s work. She is inspirational, esp. With whimsical illustrations.

  • Cathg1g2 4 years ago

    I love Beci’s work .
    This is one of the best give-aways.
    Thank you

  • Claire 4 years ago

    Gorgeous stuff!

  • Sally Jane 4 years ago

    What a prize!
    I work in a bookshop and when we unpacked this treasure the other day we were all ‘oooohing’ and ‘aaaahing’ with amazement. Such fun projects – LOVE it!

  • Desiree 4 years ago

    Amazing! I knew her work through you guys, and now follow her blog. Super happy and inspiring work! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sam 4 years ago

    The book looks great!

  • Charlotte 4 years ago

    Ah this looks so incredible! Not just the book but the whole shebang! Have been wanting to get crafty for ages! x Charlotte

  • Anthony 4 years ago

    Great work, Beci’s stuff is fantastic!

  • Shelley 4 years ago

    Amazing and inspirational, what an undertaking Beci!

  • Penguin Vicki 4 years ago

    Beci A Happy Colorful and Fun book that will inspire

  • Renee 4 years ago

    Love beci orpin’s colourful and cute designs!

  • Claire 4 years ago

    Pure brilliance from Beci, yet again! What else would we expect! Hope this is the first of many books Beci!

  • Milly 4 years ago

    Amazing! Can’t wait to have a weekend reading and making with this one!!

  • Sally 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to try some of the projects with my kids, love love love Beci’s style.

  • Kristen Doran 4 years ago

    What an incredibly generous giveaway. I can’t wait to read this inspiring book by Beci.

  • Rachel 4 years ago

    Looks like a fun book, congratulations Beci!

  • Kirsty 4 years ago

    Beci’s book looks awesome and what a great lot of prizes. Fingers crossed!!

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    Wow talk about Monday morning inspiration! This looks like the most amazing book that I would be able to spend hours upon hours enjoying. This is definitely going to be added to my Christmas wish list!

  • Maria @ Scandi Home 4 years ago

    I’ve been waiting for this book! This would be right up my alley, I love all things crafty! Thanks for the opportunity and fingers crossed!!

  • Mandy 4 years ago

    What a dream come true so very special things and Beci ideas!!

  • Michelle rivett 4 years ago

    Great inspiration, gorgeous giveaway! Love, love, love colour

  • Carolyn 4 years ago

    Being a lover of all things crafty it’s great to see another fab Melbourne artist in print and inspiring others to get creative. Bec’s book looks amazing and gee, what a great range of prizes, as soon as I saw the Emily Green necklace my heart skipped a beat!

  • Chan 4 years ago

    I love Beci’s work, the colours are so HaPPY and I love that the projects in her book could be done in an afternoon makes them so do-able. Congrats Beci!

  • Lizzie 4 years ago

    Beci is such an icon. She understands colour. Life would be pretty monocrome without beci’s style and taste to brighten our lives. Yay giveaway!

  • Olivia 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous splash of colour to wake up to on a Monday morning, totally puts a smile on my face for the day!

  • caro 4 years ago

    what a colourful way to start the week, beci’s book looks like heaps fun!

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Beci – Just brilliant. You have inspired me to create all my Christmas gifts myself.

  • M Taylor 4 years ago

    The mushroom sculpture has made my day. Hilarious. Love it.

  • Lindsay Fisher 4 years ago

    So great to see Beci has put out a book oozing with loveliness – Can’t wait to see it!

  • Kat 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous looking book!

  • Meg mcgilp 4 years ago

    What a charming looking book , beci’s work inspires colour and charm into ones life without chintz and excess . Each posting and each page further serves to lift spirits and inspire , I started my obscene paint sample collection on the back of this ! I look coward to pouring I’ve this book and spend the long summer creating !

  • Alita 4 years ago

    What an inspirational book. Great ideas for some fun projects with the kids over the holidays.

  • Mel 4 years ago

    Beautiful looking book!

  • Nicole Wesley 4 years ago

    Beci has such a great way with colour … Gorgeous combos!

  • kathee Gunn 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin – love, love, love ! Prize pack – even more love . Winning this prize or book- everlasting love !

  • Honeysuckle Weeks 4 years ago

    This crafting book would be the Christmas present I’d give to my friend, Kate…she hasn’t much money but this has never prevented her from engineering and constructing beauty from collected bits, widgets, bobs, bibs and various gimcrackeries…

  • Dee 4 years ago

    OMG, such an amazing giveaway and talented person! What a great book!

  • Nina C 4 years ago

    Awesome prize pool… Fingers and toes crossed!

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    I agree. Awesome!

  • Mel 4 years ago

    Looking forward to checking out the book & blog! Looks fantastic.

  • Jane 4 years ago

    Beci’s book looks glorious!
    What an amazing prize…

  • Samantha Clark 4 years ago

    Beci you are an insiration to all artists great and small! You keep it real and remind us to always have fun with it – you are forever young!
    Thank you x

  • Sam mungean 4 years ago

    Amazing giveaway and a great book added to the wishlist. Fingers crossed xx

  • Jessica Katherine 4 years ago

    I saw Beci speak at Brisbane Semi-Permanent this year and she gave us a sneak peak if her book. Ever since then I’ve been anxiously waiting for it, so excited that it’s finally out! It looks so beautiful photographed and designed as well.

  • Renee Muratore 4 years ago

    Great work!! How I do love craft and man do I ever need a book like this… Bed ridden for at least a week after an emergency appendectomy! Must. Have. Fun. Projects.

  • sandra 4 years ago

    bright and sunny.

  • Jennifer 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness, this is absolutely amazing as is beci orpin! Fingers and toes are all crossed. Thanks design files

  • sal boucher 4 years ago

    Super cute giveaway of fabulous pieces! LOVE the woven basket pot plant holder – ohhhh yes. Cant wait to check out the book :)

  • Natalie 4 years ago

    I likey like!

  • Joey Ressom 4 years ago

    Beci is the best…chuck out the rest! She has the unique ability to make me smile.

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    A book of crafty projects that require minimum effort but give maximum impact? Ooo yes please. You are speaking to the little crafty bone in my body that wants to be big, I love it!

  • Julie 4 years ago

    OH MY GODFATHER! Did you just feel the earth move? It was me fainting with excitement – I even forgot to breathe for a minute!!! Thanks Design Files for yet another fab interview – and Beci… love love love your work, such a generous give-away! Fingers crossed xx

  • ana 4 years ago

    stunning prizes!
    so colourful and happy.

  • Shazza 4 years ago

    craft me up anytime!

  • Lizzie 4 years ago

    Everything communicates such happiness and joy – love it!

  • Erin 4 years ago

    Love a good craft idea! We have just bought out first house, and I’m trying to inject affordable colour into the spaces. This book would be fantastic!

  • Laura B 4 years ago

    I’ve been a Beci fan since forever. Even if my lucky number doesn’t get drawn in this super cool comp, I will still be buying this awesome book! Thank you!

  • Fiona Kate 4 years ago

    Gorgeous.well done beci

  • Jane 4 years ago

    Brilliant lady, amazing prize!!

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Great post! Beci uses colour in the best way

  • Kate 4 years ago

    What a lovely, fun interview and beautiful prizes! Thank you so much!

  • Allison 4 years ago

    Awesome giveaway! Beci is such an amazing designer, I just LOVE her work.

  • Antoinette 4 years ago

    Just this weekend I was inspired by one of the projects featured in Beci’s book. My fiancé and I made pew decorations for our wedding that is six weeks away and a decorative piece for our newly renovated house. Thanks Beci for the idea, courage & motivation. Can’t wait to see what other gems are in the book.

  • Amanda 4 years ago

    Wow, how amazing!

  • Joanna 4 years ago

    Well as if the book giveaway wasn’t cool enough… LOVE Beci’s work, thanks!

  • Debbie 4 years ago

    I love the custom made cutlery!

  • Jane 4 years ago

    What a fabulous book. Every little girls dream

  • Max 4 years ago

    Those project ALL appeal, i must get that book! What a clever lady!

  • Mel 4 years ago

    Scrolling through this page this morning was like a breath of fresh springtime air! What beautiful pieces. Thank you!

  • Georgina 4 years ago

    What an inspiration this woman is! Xx

  • Nicole 4 years ago

    Love Beci. Love those prizes!

  • Christina 4 years ago

    What an inspiring and beautifully looking project – well done once again!

  • Cathy Revell 4 years ago

    Congrats be I on the new book. I would love to get a copy, always looking for inspiring ideas for all my lovely vintage fabrics I have collected over the years! Plus it’ my birthday tommorrow!!

  • Emily 4 years ago

    Beci you never stop inspiring me! congratulations TDF + Beci for such an inspiring start to my week x

  • Claudia mazzotta 4 years ago

    Appart from the fact that beci orpin is so darn cool! The other thing I love about this girl is that she is so modest about her creative talents. Have been counting the sleeps til I can get my hands on her book.
    Congratulations beci!

  • Erin 4 years ago

    What an inspiring and colourful start to the week!!

  • Kaz 4 years ago

    Seriously sensational bundle of goodies!! Beci rocks

  • patricia 4 years ago

    OMG I’m beyond excited with this giveaway! it’s absolutely unbelievable!

  • Robyn Simpson 4 years ago

    Wonderful giveaway and gorgeous book from Beci ! The colours are amazing!

  • Margie 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours. Perfect for spring and summer. Love it.

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Gorgeous book!

  • Steph 4 years ago

    So much fun <3

  • Bettina 4 years ago

    It never ceases to amaze me how powerful the addition of colour (to virtually anything) can be – I’ve just had an instant mood lift looking at the sneak peak of Beci Orpin’s DIY projects. I love the happy party utensils! Thanks for the inspiration & can’t wait to see the book. And: CONGRATULATIONS….

  • Mary 4 years ago

    I love Beci Orpin’s cheerful quirkiness; congrats to her on the book.

  • Bec 4 years ago

    I hope one of these books “finds” me so I can “keep” it. hehe

  • Sofia Davis 4 years ago

    Congrats Beci Orpin !!!!!! the new book is spectacular and i would love to get my hands on my own copy
    there is so many things i would like to make from your book and any way i hope i win a lovely prize

    Fia Coco Davis Age 9 xxoo

  • Kristyn 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness. Most amazing giveaway EVER. I would covet just ONE of these beautifully curated items Beci has come up with! Well done Beci (and Lucy) – you are such an inspiration!

  • Shannon 4 years ago

    The book looks amazing! And what a great giveaway! Be still my heart…

  • Maddie 4 years ago

    Doesn’t anything and everything look just a little bit better when covered in spots??
    Great work Beci and Hardie Grant!

  • kumi 4 years ago

    such lovely colours, shapes, and patterns! :)

  • Karina 4 years ago

    Would love to win this one!!

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    Fantastic giveaway yet again from TDF. Putting that book on my Christmas list!

  • Nicki 4 years ago

    No one does fresh and pretty like Beci Orpin – and no one des a giveway like TDF. Thanks for the chance!

  • Kristin 4 years ago

    WOW!!! What a great giveaway. It would make my month to win any of these goodies.
    Beci’s work is so bright and fun. What a fabulous post to read first thing Monday morning.
    Happy Monday!!

  • Sarah Hughes 4 years ago

    I am a new subscriber to TDF and I’m loving it! Great interview with becci, love her work. Would love, love, love to have one of her books! If I’m not lucky enough to win one will have to request one from Santa! Keep up the good work TDF.

  • Felicetta 4 years ago

    Great giveaway!

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    It is always a pleasure to see what Beci Orpin has been working on. Amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed!

  • Trish 4 years ago

    I am super-dooper excited about Beci’s book – hooray! I wonder which lucky ducks will get this for Christmas (hopefully ME with all the hints I’m going to be leaving!).

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Ooooooooooooo I am SO excited about this one.
    So much yay for Beci and her gorgeous work.

  • Harriet 4 years ago

    P.A.M & Beci Orpin – cute start to the week!

  • DG 4 years ago

    Yum yum, yes Please!

  • Lesley 4 years ago

    What a wonderful array of colourful gifts! Hope some of it comes my way :)

  • Giselle 4 years ago

    Yes please to getting my creative juices flowing.

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Congratulations Beci! I’ll be gifting your book to myself for sure!! I adore your work!
    Thanks for ace giveaway xx

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    so super cute! yes please

  • Jessie 4 years ago

    Wow – what a great start to the week! I love Beci and her style, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on the book since she shared a few sneak peeks at Semi Perm a few months ago. Fingers crossed!

  • Toni M 4 years ago

    I think this is the best giveaway ever!

  • Julia 4 years ago

    Wowser, what an exciting prize!

  • Michaela 4 years ago

    I love a little bit of craft. I made a macrame plant hanger only last week and it has sparked a need to create more little gems! Congrats Beci, your book looks amazing!

  • Cassandra 4 years ago

    So excited about this book !!
    Fingers crossed xx

  • tessa white 4 years ago

    Perfect and just in time for Christmas and me having my parents arrive in Australia forever.. daily ideas for them to do with the grandchildren they have some catching up to do with!

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  • Sharon 4 years ago

    a craft a day keeps the doctor away…

  • Alana 4 years ago

    Congratulations Beci!

  • Marjory 4 years ago

    Lovely to see an accessible guide for people who want to be design-wise and crafty. Should be more of it! And a terrific give-away too!

  • Bev 4 years ago

    Wow, Beci’s book would be great but any of the others would be fantastic. A great start to the week.

  • Amber 4 years ago

    That mushroom sculpture is so so cute! Would love to have him in my home :)

  • julie 4 years ago

    so so very clever…

  • Megan McKean 4 years ago

    Best. Giveaway. Ever. Congratulations Beci! The book is so beautiful!

  • Natalie 4 years ago

    What a fantastic and generous giveaway! So many cute goodies you could never pick a favourite. The book looks like a gorgeous new bible for us DIYers :)

  • Kim 4 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it all…!

  • Simone 4 years ago

    I think I can, I think I can.

  • Talina 4 years ago

    Looks great! We needed this over the school holidays!

  • Vanessa 4 years ago


  • Sam V 4 years ago

    Wow, I can’t believe this is Beci’s first book – it looks awesome! I love that you can get the kids involved and create something colorful and cute in an afternoon. What a beautiful gift this book would make for so many of my friends and family – and just in time for Christmas! Thanks TDF for the enlightenment

  • Holly 4 years ago


  • Christy 4 years ago

    Love your work Beci – your book will make a perfect Christmas present for my bestie :-)

  • Zoe 4 years ago


  • Lisa McCarthy 4 years ago

    Love Beci! What a great give away – and such great timing right near Christmas! x

  • Toya 4 years ago

    Beautiful projects, and I love that they are easy to make!

  • Jessica Selwood 4 years ago

    Ooohh my I love Beci Orphin, this book is definitely going on my Christmas wishlist. Plus a new blog to follow, loving the craft revolution :) ….

  • Jo Elliot 4 years ago

    I’m really inspired by Beci’s imaginative works and have followed her for ages. Thanks for the post. I would LOVE this book!! My daughter, Lucy, and I enjoy doing creative and crafty things together and this would be perfect.

  • Danielle 4 years ago

    It’s on my Christmas wishlist!

  • Marn 4 years ago

    What a lovely bunch of gorgeous treasures. May I have one? – Pretty please with a pom pom cherry on top?

  • KiKi B 4 years ago

    This book looks wonderful! Inspiration is such a personal thing but its always wonderful sharing it and inspiring others. I love the pictures in this post, the bright colours are lovely!

  • Rosalie 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness. What a great book. I had the pleasure to hear Beci talk a a few years a go and have kept her words with me as I struggle to work as an independent designer/maker. A great Australian creative inspiration!

  • Siobhan 4 years ago

    Super cute book, love the geometric patterns!!

  • sally 4 years ago

    Looks amazing! Such a good Monday morning post! XX

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  • Jane 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s blog, dying to get my hands on her book! Congrats x

  • Stephanie 4 years ago

    Must start my christmas wish list now!! And I know what’s at the top!

  • Alison 4 years ago

    Great selection of prizes. Look forward to checking out the book

  • Elise 4 years ago

    Would love some of that colour to brighten up my Monday – nice work beci!

  • Loredana 4 years ago

    delightfully colourful as always!

  • Jessie 4 years ago

    Fantastic give away! Congratulations Beci on your book! Your talk at Semi-Permanent (Melb) was a highlight – full of wonderful inspiration.

  • Jen 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh! Those P.A.M items having me squeeing with joy!

    Well done to Beci on her book. It looks absolutely inspiring.

  • Anna 4 years ago

    WOW! epic indeed, the book looks fantastic, and so do those lovely prizes

  • Renate 4 years ago

    what a brilliant way to start the week!

  • Ash Braun 4 years ago

    I’ve been such a HUGE fan of Beci’s work since she spoke at Semi-Permanent way back in… maybe 2004-ish? Her creativity never ceases to amaze me, she’s a national treasure! Would love to win this awesome prize.

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  • Vanessa 4 years ago

    Love Beci! Love love love love love love love. Love her wooden mushroom sculptures.

  • Chandice 4 years ago

    OOOh Beci’s style, book, taste is all so inspiring to look at!~ Love it all….love her work!!

  • Laura 4 years ago

    i saw beci speak at semi permanent this year and she was so inspiring! amazing giveaway! x

  • Sarah Bradbury 4 years ago

    Oh so cute!! Love beci’s work ! This is definitely on my Christmas wish list thank you!! Xx

  • Rebekah 4 years ago

    I love what Beci does with colour and pattern – these things make bland spaces instantly better to be in. Thanks for sharing the cheer!

  • Georgie 4 years ago

    How exciting! I would absolutely love to win one of these books! And Id be pretty chuffed with any of those prizes :)

  • Fel 4 years ago

    so talented – that books going straight to the top of my santa list :)

  • gemma 4 years ago

    oh i cannot wait to get my hands on this book! it looks amazing! congrats Beci!

  • Stephanie 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work and fantastic give away. Nice work, ladies!

  • Emily H 4 years ago

    Always such a fresh pop of colour. Love it! x

  • Kerri 4 years ago

    This woman is inspirational. It so wonderful to see a woman with two kids, working, and so successful. Go Beci you good thing!

  • Melissa 4 years ago

    Love, Love, Love Beci.

  • Rochelle 4 years ago

    Amazing work Beci! What a wonderful giveaway and such beautiful products, I am going to get the book, it would be a great coffee table book!

  • zoe simpson 4 years ago

    Oh happy joy! what a wonderful colourful start to the week…I love Beci – who doesn’t! Her book is going straight to the top of my Xmas wishlist!

  • Kristy 4 years ago

    Wowsers what an amazing haul! Go Beci!

  • Cath Elizabeth 4 years ago

    Oh what a great giveaway! I adore Beci’s work and use of colour, the world could use more artists like her!

  • Cath Elizabeth 4 years ago

    What an amazing giveaway! I can’t wait to get mu hands on a copy of the book!

  • sarah 4 years ago

    How lovely, anytime I see Beci Orpin’s creations it’s always so bright, happy and cheery. Love it and The Design Files, my favourite start to the day!!

  • Josephine 4 years ago

    Colour ka-pow! My eye-balls are loving it! x

  • Tanya Patrick 4 years ago

    Huge fan of Beci’s work ethic. Amazing giveaway – thank you!

  • Jules 4 years ago

    How can all this amazing cuteness not put you in a good put! What a creative little lady!

  • Conor Connolly 4 years ago

    Book sounds ace, so much cool stuff!

  • Kristy 4 years ago

    Fantastic giveaway, thanks for the opportunity. If I win I’ll be sending my prize off to my sister who is building a house in the bush (Snowy Mountains) with limited access to all these wonderful sorts of things. It’ll be much loved.

  • Phoebe 4 years ago

    Beautiful – from the coloured wooden cutlery to the new publication, xxx

  • Sophie 4 years ago

    Lovely giveaway, thank you Beci & Design Files!

  • Chloe 4 years ago

    Would love to win this crafty book!

  • Emily 4 years ago

    Oh how amazing! What a perfect little book of fun! Fingers crossed one of these lands in my hands :-) Beci Orpin- you are so clever!

  • Emily 4 years ago

    Well done Beci on your awesome book, I can’t wait to get my hands on one!!!!!

  • Loz 4 years ago

    Lots of great Chrissy presents – nothing beats making gifts for loved ones!! Great things to do with the kids in the hols too! Thanks guys!!!

  • Di Nash 4 years ago

    Beci (and the Design Files) you have made my day. What a find, and what a clever girl. I cant wait to get stuck into a few projects. My creative juices are flowing in anticipation!! Many thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Melinda Merton 4 years ago

    So much creative awesomeness from Beci, so cute!

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Quite possibly the best prize EVER. xx

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Super cute – what beautiful execution!

  • kellie cuper 4 years ago

    This book looks lovely, will make a great christmas gift for my best friends. Oh and of course one for me.

  • This book would be awesome to jump start the creative spark when it fizzles out!

  • Lara 4 years ago

    Bring on the craft.

  • Kimmy 4 years ago

    woop woop! *punches air…. :-)

  • Bianca Teresa 4 years ago

    I had been following the development of Beci’s book through her blog! It looks like such a visual treat! I can not wait to turn the pages!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    The wonderful things I could achieve with this book over the Christmas Holidays is endless!!!!!!!!!

  • miss murray 4 years ago

    How lucky are we Melbourians to be living in a city with such passionate creative people willing to teach and share ideas. Thanks Lucy @ TDF and Beci Orpin for being two of those people.

  • Ewa 4 years ago

    Glorious! What’s not to love?

  • Clare Dilworth 4 years ago

    Quite possibly the most inspirational and exciting competition yet! Nice one Beci!


  • Julia MR 4 years ago

    Oh. My. Beci.

    I think all of my nearest and dearest will be receiving some ‘Find and Keep’ amazingness this festive season.

  • Nadia 4 years ago

    I have been a huge fan of Beci’s work for some time. Her presentation at Semi Permanent was very inspiring! Loved it. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book!

  • Nicole 4 years ago

    Love Beci Orpin! She is one of the originals.
    Best prize pack ever!

  • Stephanie 4 years ago

    ohh what a beautiful book!! i have put it on my birthday wish list!!!
    love the amazing giveaway!!

  • maggie 4 years ago

    How extraordinarily industrious and generous of Bec to organise this. Thanks

  • ami 4 years ago

    SO many amazing prizes! I love all the colour. Just in time for summer! congratulations on your 1st book Beci! Well done!

  • Helen 4 years ago

    Yikes, this is too lovely. I can dream… x

  • James 4 years ago

    Gotta love a bit of arts and crafts in the summer sun!

  • Mirella 4 years ago

    I’d LOVE to win a copy of Beci’s new book – it looks amazing!! I love the Peg Board cross stitch idea on her blog (from her book – I think) – super cute!
    …fingers crossed – yay craft!

  • Emma Japan 4 years ago

    Wah, Beci’s book looks sugoku kawaii, as does this giveaway. How wonderful of Beci & you, Lucy! Pretty please with a cherry on top, pick me! EJ x

  • Aleksandra 4 years ago

    Wonderful collection of all things colour! Thanks Beci & TDF! xoxoxox

  • Rowena 4 years ago

    would love to win this!

  • katrina 4 years ago

    This all looks like so much fun!

  • jiah 4 years ago

    Oh Beci Orpin! You are such an inspiration to me! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your gorgeous new book x

  • Alex 4 years ago

    Amazing!! pick me pick me!

  • Kristie Shanahan 4 years ago

    What a great giveaway, can’t pick my favourite item. All of it would look great in my new house.

  • seb 4 years ago

    what fun spring time activities

  • Liat 4 years ago

    Great start to the week!….very inspiring!

  • Brooke 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin’s designs are such fun!

  • tracie 4 years ago

    AMAZING!! My daughter and I would love to win a copy. We both love your creative talent, so much so she requested to use some of your ideas for her bedroom wall. Congratulations on your book, its nice to see such talent rewarded!!

  • Annette 4 years ago

    I love her work! What an amazing giveaway!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    I love Beci’s work – can’t wait to see her book!!

  • Joanna 4 years ago

    What a cheery way to start the week.

  • Wheezeed 4 years ago

    Oh I am so glad I have waited until today to win an amazing TDF giveaway as I think this is my favourite one ever!!

  • jas 4 years ago

    I’ve heard Beci’s name quite a few times around Melbourne and her new book looks like a gorgeous collection of crafts and wowwee what a giveaway!!! *crosses fingers and toes*

  • Lou 4 years ago

    Would love to get my hands on this ..

  • anita 4 years ago

    I can’t wait to hunt down a copy! Thank you Beci for the unending inspiration you bring into my world and thank you TDF for all the joy you share with us all.

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Beci – what a superstar! SO GREAT.

  • Molly 4 years ago

    lovely, I could have great fun with my kids with this lovely book!

  • Tara 4 years ago

    Looks like an amazing book and an amazing giveaway! Very inspiring!

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    What amazing colours! Really brightened up my Monday

  • Amy 4 years ago

    OH MY GOD the book will be amazing, I’m so excited. The prize pool is perfection :)

  • Niina 4 years ago

    Oh I love Beci’s work so much! It always looks super happy and the colours are so wonderfully dazzling!

  • Fiona 4 years ago

    So amazing! I feel inspired, thanks Beci for waking me up with crafty stuff on a misty Perth Monday!

  • Bernardo 4 years ago

    Being the crafty person that she is, my wife would love one of these books!

  • Shay 4 years ago

    This looks like a hoot! Thanks for sharing your creative spirit and helping to inspire! Xx

  • Freja 4 years ago

    I really love all the wonderful colours!

  • Jen 4 years ago

    Wooppee! A book by Beci Orpin – how ace is that?! It’s going on my Christmas list. Wonderful giveaway, thanks TDF.

  • vivre 4 years ago

    Looking for some colour to brighten up my life this year – this would bring a sparkle. I love Beci’s eye for colour and detail!

  • piper 4 years ago

    so many fun ideas for some awesome afternoons with friends to be had!

  • Jane Mikhailova 4 years ago

    Just gorgeous! The cutest party plates and cutlery :)

  • kate m 4 years ago


  • claire 4 years ago

    I was so excited to see this book in the readings- Carlton display on Saturday. husband got an order for Christmas from me! Really spectacular work Beci!

  • Mariana Rodrigues 4 years ago

    This book is super-cute!!!

  • Geraldine 4 years ago

    Awesome news regarding the ‘Find and Keep’ release. Definitely on my Christmas Wish LIst. This post in itself is so inspiring so very excited to discover even more in the pages of this book. Well done Beci and good on you Lucy

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    Love this – such a great idea especially coming into the Summer holidays. AND of course, all these items would look amazing in my new house!

  • Corenne 4 years ago

    Love Beci Orphin’s work. Love!

  • serena 4 years ago

    it’s about the mushroom sculpture, i must have one

  • Kylie 4 years ago

    My eyes lit up when I checked my inbox this morning!! Beci’s work is brilliant, I love her whimsy style.
    Fingers crossed xx

  • kat 4 years ago

    Oh wow I’m imagining the coolest crafternoons coming up to christmas ever!

  • Natalie 4 years ago

    The cover artwork is so eye-catching – I can’t wait to get my hands on this book by a Melbourne designer extraordinaire!

  • melissa 4 years ago

    I haven’t come across Bec before and coincidnetally are heading to a book store today. I’ve made myself a note to search this lovely book out. Perhaps an early Christmas gift!

  • Pepper 4 years ago


  • Fantastic giveaway!

  • Cassie 4 years ago

    What a great edition of TDF – Beci has a knack for finding gems!

  • lauren 4 years ago

    yay beci orpin prize pool

  • Annie 4 years ago

    Inspiring! love everything about Beci Orphin’s work!

  • Danielle 4 years ago

    Beci’s magic with colour, texture and crafty-inspired pieces reminds me of summer holidays by the beach and crafting with my Nanna – raiding her sewing box for buttons, thread, and ribbon.
    Lovely memories, and Beci your work is so beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for making a little part of Melbourne a brighter, sunnier place.

  • Andrea 4 years ago

    I’m inspired!
    the book is fab and will def be on my Chrissy list! ;)

  • Jen 4 years ago


  • Jane 4 years ago

    Gorgeous things that make me smile

  • Jards 4 years ago

    Yes please!!

  • Tarnya 4 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing this book!! Twine & Washi Tape, two of my craft obsessions!!
    (I use to call it Wasabi Tape! ha ha)

  • sue 4 years ago

    Great to see such a talented lady putting out a book! Good on you and thanks for opportunity to win one !! sue

  • jessica 4 years ago

    YAY! can’t wait to purchase this lovely book!
    So colourful and bright, many happy craft filled summer afternoons ahead! =)

  • Alanna 4 years ago

    Those digital cushions are the best!
    The book is going to make for an amazing gift for my crafty friends x

  • Jaclyn 4 years ago

    fingers crossed, this is craft/colour heaven!

  • kat 4 years ago

    love love love!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Suh gorgeous use of colour!!

  • Donna Frith 4 years ago

    That book cover is fabulous! Makes me want to get crafty :-)

  • JO 4 years ago

    Beci and Lucy thanks for this awesome giveaway and crafty treasure – I have been having such craft cravings in the last few weeks
    Here’s to hoping

  • Moira 4 years ago

    For me, the best thing about blogs like this, is being introduced to fresh new contemporary art/craft. Beci is certainly an excellent example of someone who is original and makes you want to look at ‘craft’ with different eyes.

  • katherine 4 years ago

    amazing! huge thanks to TDF and Beci for an awesome post!

  • Carla 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the book, Beci!! I can’t wait for my copy! ps. Very loving Sydney home full of sunshine and adventure available for those divine diagonal cushions! ;-)

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Oh Beci, you are too much… and just too clever! I love what you do!!!

  • catherine 4 years ago

    Looking forward to getting my copy of beci’s book – such a fan of everything she does!

  • Maz 4 years ago

    Colour: joy and smiles.
    Drawing: inner godess crayola’d.
    Crafting: inner godess captured by PVA.
    Find and Keep: next weekend.
    Thanks for the inspiration: now it’s onto to doing it.

  • Louise Stewart 4 years ago

    Oh my heart is in a flutter… I love Beci Orpin! Amazing giveaway, i’ve got my fingers AND toes crossed! Thank you so much :) xo

  • alilovesdesign 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s work, all about pattern, simplicity and use of colour. Beautiful! Would love a mushie figurine!!

  • Jo 4 years ago

    OMG!!!! Me wants to be a winner!!

  • Lauren Ashlea 4 years ago

    What a cute book – can’t wait to check it out and get my craft on!!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes. x

  • zhen 4 years ago

    I would love any of these prizes they are awesome

  • Naomi 4 years ago

    Looks like a fantastic book and perfect timing as I’m looking to be teaching primary school art soon – i sure there will be some great ideas i can utalise!

    Thanks again Lucy and thank you also Beci!

  • Georgia 4 years ago

    Nom nom nom!

  • Greer 4 years ago

    Awww it’s all too cute! Love!!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Amongst all these adoring fans Beci I hope you FIND me & I get to KEEP the book!
    What an achievement.

  • keely 4 years ago

    wow, what an amazing visual feast for a monday morning! love.

  • Vera 4 years ago

    Love Beci!
    And her new book looks amazing.

  • Hannah 4 years ago

    Oh holy wow! I will not sleep till I get my paws on a copy, looks amazing! Xx

  • lia 4 years ago

    thank you lucy for your ever inspiring blog! bringing us loads of design goodness & peeks into the lives and works of such clever people like beci orpin.

  • Mel 4 years ago

    Book looks awesome, lots of colourful and fun stuff that I could attempt with my 2 year old!!! Great idea for a Xmas present too, love it!

  • Chris 4 years ago

    I wanted to stop at the customised party utensils .. then there was more. Love the plant in the woven basket

  • Anna 4 years ago

    Fun for the kids + fun for me = happy family! Great idea Beci, thank you.

  • Dawn Tan 4 years ago

    Fingers CROSSED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please pick me! : ) Been waiting for Beci’s book since she first broke news about it. ahh. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed! Thank you! x

  • Imogen 4 years ago

    Love the Nathalie Du Pasquier designs – what a swag of amazing goodies!

  • Chris 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Inspiring! Love to get the book from Santa!

  • Rob 4 years ago

    Wow, by 10.15am, 284 comments and counting for 10 free books, you’ve really got your blog mojo together. Keep it up, great stuff.

  • Joanna 4 years ago

    This is Gorge-town USA. Beci you have Orpinned my eyes! Your blog is delicious too.

  • Clare 4 years ago

    How cool!

    I had to go check out that lobster bag by PAM. I think the website nearly gave me seizures ;)

  • Thea 4 years ago

    I want to eat those images up – they all look so bright and delicious! What an amazing giveaway – I would be so lucky to get my hands on any of those treasures. Thanks Lucy – and congratulations to Beci on the launch!

  • finlay 4 years ago

  • carrie 4 years ago

    Amazing amazing! Such inspiration!

  • Amanda 4 years ago

    Yes please

  • Caroline 4 years ago

    Find and Keep sounds amazing! Great Christmas present…. I’d love to create polka dots for my bedroom wall! :)

  • Sai-Wai 4 years ago

    Oooooooo i feel my crafty juices bubbling up just looking at the pictures! Well done Beci it looks amazing xxx

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    Thank you for posting this snippet of inspiration; I look forward to the book!

  • jade miles 4 years ago

    Truly Inspired!!!!!! My 3 kids are in a constant cycle of “finding a keeping” so between Beci’s amazing work and their precious take on what has ‘value’ I would love the chance to ‘find and keep’ in a grown up way!

  • Jo 4 years ago

    Beci has brought colour and whimsy to Melbourne in spades. I still love my little silver tooth ear stud I bought years ago and it always makes me smile, especially when I wear to the dentist!

  • Ellie 4 years ago

    So beautiful!!

  • Maria 4 years ago

    Monday delights…who needs coffee when you have such pick me ups on TDF..
    LOVING it all. :) :)

  • Bek 4 years ago

    Gorgeous collection of beautiful things. Love the geometric cushions and the fluro pink twine!!!

  • Liana Kabel 4 years ago

    Beci is someone I have great respect for. A truly original and inspirational lady.

  • Nani Puspasari 4 years ago

    Me WANTS!!!!

  • Irina 4 years ago

    Such an incredible source of inspiration. And so talented. Beci you have made my day!

  • Lucie 4 years ago

    What an amazing giveaway! Such good taste.

  • nat 4 years ago

    beci orpin is my hero!!! ^___^
    not only because she is crazy talented but because shes who i wanna b in 10 years. married to a cool dude who makes burgs w a couple of cutie kids, doing what u love as a job, constantly creating and making things and damn does that sound totally sweeeet right now!
    love you beci and congrats!

  • Minerva 4 years ago

    I heart her so much… She’s my favorite !!!

  • Melissa 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s work. Such gorgeous colours and what fun to try some of these DIY projects. That prize pool is amazing too!!!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    This book is going straight to my pinterest board titled ‘Birthday List’! Only 18 more sleeps till my birthday so perhaps a little reminder to family and friends that this list is up to date is in order!

  • bridget 4 years ago

    love it ALL…..!

  • Clare 4 years ago

    Awesome prize pool. Love the cushions.

  • mr jason grant 4 years ago

    LOVE Beci LOVE her wonderful book!

  • Amber 4 years ago

    Definitely going to purchase Beci’s book for myself – it’ll make a great Christmas gift too!

  • Michelle Vivado 4 years ago

    Oh my gosh, what an amazing giveaway!
    Beci’s work is so lovely and I look forward to receiving her new book at Christmas ;)

  • Justine 4 years ago

    Congratulations Beci! xx

  • Steve 4 years ago

    Beci is one of my sheroes! Fantastique Artiste!

  • mandy 4 years ago

    next level good xo

  • Emily 4 years ago

    This book looks so so good!

  • Bea 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin you are famous in my eyes! I Love your work!

  • Tracey 4 years ago

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Great Christmas present too. Clever, clever lady :)

  • Kellie-Anne 4 years ago

    Craft book of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to get a copy of this inspiring book.

  • Allison 4 years ago

    So inspiring! What a great giveaway!

  • k8 4 years ago

    Lovely book – looks like a great Chrissy present for the littlies.

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Love all the products! Beci is so inspirational :D

  • Rebecca 4 years ago

    Crafty fun! Love it!! AMAZING giveaway as well – THANKYOU!!

  • Ash 4 years ago

    The first thing I bought when I moved to Melbourne was a beci tooth bag! I love her designs!

  • Sim B 4 years ago

    Very exciting post, and well-suited to such a sunny Melbourne day! Happy vibes! Thanks Beci and Lucy :-)

  • Patricia Featherstone 4 years ago

    Wowsers! What an incredible give away…and such a-mazing prizes!

  • kathleen 4 years ago

    so much fun and colour in beci’s book!

  • Rachel 4 years ago

    WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW. What an incredibly amazing amazing prize. EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Thanks* Beci and Lucy!
    BiG lOve

  • Sophie 4 years ago

    Such beautiful things and great ideas! So colourful!

  • jess 4 years ago

    wow so much goodness!!!

  • Jillian 4 years ago

    Way to kick off the week – excited for the next book instalments from TDF. (p.s. the Pom Pom shot is dreamy)

  • trish 4 years ago

    Congratulations! What a stunning looking book! I can’t wait to have a proper look and get amongst some great diy projects!

  • Mikaela 4 years ago

    Yes please!

  • nicole valentine don 4 years ago

    if i were to judge a book by it’s cover, this one looks like a winner! YOWZA!! i love it! and amazing round up of prizes as well- pendleton towels please ;)

  • Sarina 4 years ago

    Amazing find. Can’t believe I just stumbled on this by accident! Absolutely wonderful -x-

  • Louise 4 years ago

    The book is amazing Beci. It makes me so happy just looking at it – can’t wait to try some of the projects. xxx

  • Kate 4 years ago

    We have just bought a narrow dark terrace in melb after 2 yrs in sunny Brisbane, so anything this colourful might make all the difference!

  • Jelena 4 years ago

    Well done Beci, what an incredible achievement! Can’t wait to get my mitts on a copy! x

  • Chrystie 4 years ago

    A fun looking book and so many great things to win!

  • Elie Klimowitsky 4 years ago

    LOVE the pom pom head thing!

  • Imogen 4 years ago

    Ooh gorgeous. I love a good find, and this beautiful book would be just like having a slice of Beci’s vibrant yet whimsical aesthetic on my coffee table. As for the treasures she has drummed up for prizes, all I can say is wow! Count me in!

  • Marcia Coventry 4 years ago

    What a fantastic giveaway! I would love to win this, my teenage daughter and I love making things together.

  • Saskia 4 years ago

    Yes please. Beautiful book, beautiful giveaway!

  • Alice 4 years ago

    This giveaway is wonderful!

  • Jordan 4 years ago

    Love Beci Orpin!

  • Claudia 4 years ago

    Wow, what an incredible collection of goodies! Congratulations Bec, I’ve loved your work for years and can’t wait to get my paws on the book (what a lovely pre christmas crafty gift it will make!)

  • Elle 4 years ago

    Oh, TDF, you are my favourite blog! I love getting my daily dose of design inspiration and love, love, love the things you show. I’m also a big fan of Bec’s creations and would be thrilled if I won! x

  • Jazz 4 years ago

    So clever! Already looking forward to taking a look at this book!

  • Julia 4 years ago

    AMAZING AMAZING… just the inspiration I needed today. I have a pile of handmade pompoms and a completed twisted cord and was struggling for that last idea of how to put them together! Talk about Serendipity! Thanks guys!

  • Ceridwen 4 years ago

    Brilliant colourful design to brighten anyone’s day! Love your work. Just Beautiful!

  • Stephanie 4 years ago

    So much joy! Makes me want to break out in a song and dance routine from Sound of Music, while wearing a colourful bandana in my hair and pompom trimmed lederhosen!

  • Michelle hendriks 4 years ago

    pretty pretty and yes pretty… x beci

  • Renee Ballantyne 4 years ago

    Super fantastic giveaway, would be great gift for my kids at Chrissy!

  • Olivia 4 years ago

    Have been waiting for this book to come out, it looks fantastic! Congrats Beci! and thanks Design Files!

  • Vanessa G P 4 years ago

    It’s Beci’s kind of work that inspires a DIYer like myself. I love to make gifts for special occasions or to say “thank you”, and this book would be a wonderful resource for creative and inspirational ideas :) Thank you for this opportunity!!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    She’s the best!!

  • jo 4 years ago

    what a great looking book. thanks beci for the chance to win! jo

  • Rosa 4 years ago

    So bright, so inspiring, thank you!

  • Katee M 4 years ago

    These prizes are incredible! So generous, and inspiring so many ideas for creations over summer.

  • evie 4 years ago

    woowzers! i think it would almost be a crime not to comment on this post. yes?! well, for fear of committing such an offense i’m dropping a line or two! well done beci – on the book and the amazing round-up of prizes.

  • tealady 4 years ago

    Such a wonderful arrangements of things. How they make me smile!

  • Sarah Kelk 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin strikes again – Gorgeous!

  • Rose 4 years ago

    Thanks for spreading the love and giving us an insight into your world. I now know what lies at the end of any rainbow in Melbourne – your kaleidoscopic treasure trove of an abode – naturally x

  • jacQueline 4 years ago

    love a project…need the inspiration!

  • Alison 4 years ago

    I have been looking forward to the release of this book for a while now, so exciting!
    Beci’s work is an inspiration & I cant wait to try out some of the projects. Amazing collection of prizes! :):)

  • Ellie 4 years ago

    Simply amazing! X

  • chloe 4 years ago

    sweet interview and giveaway!

  • Naomi 4 years ago

    When I grow up I want to be Beci Orpin.

  • Anna P 4 years ago

    I can picture sunny Sunday afternoons turning into “craftanoons” with the help of this book – bring on the scissors and glue!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Cannot wait to get my craft on with this little gem!

  • Saja 4 years ago

    Yeah it feels like Christmas!
    Am so inspired by both Beci & Lucy, as are my crafty daughters.
    Thanks, great comp & good looking goodies!

  • Nicola 4 years ago

    oooh la la !! so many lovely goodies! what i would do to get my mitts on one of those mushroom sculptures….!!

  • Sharmaine Kruijver 4 years ago

    How good is this giveaway??? SOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!

  • Bianca 4 years ago

    Such an inspiration! Congrats on the book Beci, and thanks for the give-away. Lucy, you have the best give-aways. Awesome!

  • Dana 4 years ago

    What an AMAZING giveaway by an amazing gal, go Beci!

  • Natala 4 years ago

    Oh it’s a Happy Monday for me! Love Beci Orpin and her incredible book. This giveaway IS epic!!!

  • WOW WOW WOW! What an awesome competition! I need that beautiful book.

  • Mary 4 years ago

    yeeessssssssssssssss pleeeeaaaaaaaassssssssssee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lyndal 4 years ago

    Amzing and inspriational! I am keen to see Beci’s book and her selecion of faves is intriguing :)

  • Kirsten W 4 years ago

    Everything is so gorgeous. Lovely to brighten up my monday morning!

  • Michelle Gray 4 years ago

    Awesome giveaway and just in time for me to start thinking about xmas gift giving, now I have some great ideas for pressies!!!!

  • Anna Walker 4 years ago

    A world without Beci Orpin is like a needle without a thread or a burger without a patty…It just doen’t make sense…

  • Lisa 4 years ago

    Thank you for this gorgeous array of colour, fun and inspiration to start the week. I sit here looking at my very bland office and am immediately inspired to be creative this week! The sun is shining, life is good :)

  • Daina 4 years ago


  • Caroline 4 years ago

    Looks beautiful!! That little mushroom has been in my dreams ♪(┌・。・)┌
    Thank you.

  • Deirdre 4 years ago

    Oh, wow! Very inspiring. This book will have a very happy place in my crafty collection.

  • Karena 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin – you have so much style I simply adore everything you do – what a prize giveaway YES PLEASE!!!

  • Tina L 4 years ago

    What a wonderful giveaway. Looking forward to reading that book!

  • Petra 4 years ago

    Love Beci Orpin! So cute and colourful. Perfect reading material for a dreary exam period…

  • Sophie 4 years ago

    Beci’s work is exquisitely gorgeous! What an eye for detail and colour she has! Can’t wait to get the book and be inspired even further!

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    Such gorgeous colour and pattern! What a lovely way to start monday morning.
    I want to go home and get making :)

  • Jess 4 years ago

    Looks like a awesome book and great prizes too!

  • megan 4 years ago

    this is great!!

  • Rachel 4 years ago

    I’m going to submit my thesis so I can get started on some of these projects, excellent motivation for a Monday morning!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Beci’s sparkling new book is going straight to the top of my Christmas wish list!
    Such bright & colorful ideas that my toddler will love – watch out playgroup! :)

  • alexandra 4 years ago

    beci & me = crafty party summer time

  • Hailey Mc 4 years ago

    Wow what a perfect summer palette! Just gorgeous. x x x

  • Anna-Louise Cole 4 years ago

    What an amazing book! Definitely on my Christmas wishlist :)

  • Erin 4 years ago

    I am in need of a new project and boy I love that river reed basket!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    What an amazing giveaway! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!!

  • Melanie 4 years ago

    I just love Beci’s work, she has such a beautiful way of playing with colour. And what an amazing giveaway!

  • Kristen 4 years ago

    What a fab book , I love Beci Orpin! Hardie Grant always have the best books. And gosh, amazing giveaway. Everything is so droolworthy! x

  • Ellen 4 years ago

    These projects would be great to keep me creative during the holidays :-)

  • Debra 4 years ago

    Would love, love, love, to get my hands on this book – an inspiration to get back to my crafty roots! Beci Orpin is amazing, and when teamed with the extraordinary talent of Michelle Mackintosh, ‘Find & Keep’ is on the top of my Christmas ‘must-haves’ list!! Who knew you could wear so many pom-poms on your head at the one time?!!

  • karissa 4 years ago

    Inspirational…great styling.kj x

  • Augusta 4 years ago

    Looking forward to going to Beci’s workshop soon :)

  • Claire 4 years ago

    Such bright, beautiful and inspiring work! We’ve moved into a brand new house and these projects and things would help us personalise it (adding colour to the white-on-white colour scheme it came with).

  • Vanessa 4 years ago

    Hooray! Such beautiful photos and projects. I’m feeling a bit inspired already!

  • Marjolein 4 years ago

    What a delicious book! so bright and colourful – just want to dive in and start making a lovely crafty mess :o)

  • Amber 4 years ago

    I’m very much a newbie to the world of DIY craftiness..
    one project down (last weeks rather dodgey-looking but lovingly made bat + bird mobile for my new son) –
    twenty-six to go!

    thanks for the post!

  • Meeri 4 years ago

    LOVE everything – so wonderful! Must get this book…. x

  • Anita 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous looking book and a gorgeous set of prizes! Makes me want to ditch work and start sewing!

  • Victoria 4 years ago

    Looking forward to having a copy in my hot little hands! Looks great for Spring/Summer crafting. Congrats Beci!

  • Alysha Hawkes 4 years ago

    Find & Keep looks like an amazingly inspiring book, can’t wait to read one!

  • Katy 4 years ago

    What a wonderful book! Perfectly timed for making Christmas gifts or even giving as a present.
    Congratulations Beci, and thankyou, to you and Hardie Grant :) xox

  • Em 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to read the book – I love Beci’s work. Thanks for publishing before xmas Beci – you’ve solved all my xmas present issues!

  • Liz Hewson 4 years ago

    Look at all the gorgeous things! Shame I can’t get my hands on a physical copy of Beci’s book until Thursday! Ahhh!

  • Jeanette 4 years ago

    The book looks amazing! I remember making dozens of pompoms when I was a kid. Why did I ever stop the childhood craftiness? I think this book and all the goodies are a fantastic inspiration to get back into craft and to get the nieces and nephews into it too.

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    that’s a wonderful giveaway – and what a gorgeous book!

  • Kelly 4 years ago

    As a proud owner of Beci’s seriously epic book already, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE these amazing totally epic prizes that would seriously rock my world!!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Such beautiful things!

  • Margie 4 years ago

    Definitely not just a Melbourne treasure, but a national one! So pleased that indie makers are getting some great opportunities… Yay for Beci – superb work. Thanks Lucy for spreading the word. xo

  • melbomba 4 years ago

    added to the christmas list

  • genevieve 4 years ago

    The pompom ‘fascinator’ is a bit beyond me, but everything else is SO delicious!

  • Trina B 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness!! This book looks amazing – lots of hours to be spent drooling over the pages I think!! I love this sort of look, but have trouble pulling it together – this could be the book I’ve been searching for :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize!

  • Katherine Z 4 years ago

    Eeeek! I think I just wet my pants a little bit! This book looks sooo AMAZing. xx

  • TCR 4 years ago


  • Kellie 4 years ago

    what an amazing collection! Can’t wait to get my hands on that book!


  • lexi 4 years ago

    I am so excited to buy a copy of this book. Beci is incredibly talented, a bright star of Australian creatives. Congratulations on such an inspirational book that I am sure I’ll paw over for many years to come.

  • Pip 4 years ago

    I’m so happy I made it in time to comment for this giveaway! And what a giveaway it is! Beci is truly a one of a kind!! Thank you to Beci and to you Design Files. ♥

  • kayla sharpe 4 years ago

    cuteness overload!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Wow! Looks like an amazing book. This might calm my craft book obsession for a while!!

  • Michele 4 years ago

    An awesome and gorgeous give-away! Thanks team and Beci. Perfect timing as I am just starting to let the whole “Xmas” shopping thing enter my psyche. aaarrrggghhhhhh!

  • Nola 4 years ago

    I’m also a huge Beci Orpin fan and would love to get a copy of her new book, Find and Keep. Fingers crossed!

  • Amy 4 years ago

    I LOVE the look of Beci’s book. What fun! And another marvelous giveaway … thank you.

  • Mei 4 years ago

    Wonderful post & wonderful way to start the Monday! Love Beci, her new book and the fantastic giveaway…its like Christmas in October! xoxo

  • Miriam 4 years ago

    What a wicked book! Defo a MUST buy! and some very cute pieces of inspiration for Christmas giving this year! Thanks guys!

  • Brydie 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin= rockstar! I once stalked her at a friend’s wedding (obsessed!)

  • pikkujen 4 years ago

    I can haz pretty book??!!! Congrats Beci, this is amazing ! Thanks for the lovely giveaway too :)

  • gemma 4 years ago

    I would love to win this prize

  • Donna 4 years ago

    joyful, whimsical, fun…all things creativity should be and now a book to refer to!..Pure Beci Orpin.

  • Mia 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous book! And what an INCREDIBLE prize!!!

  • Liesl 4 years ago

    About time we had a book from you! So the world can see how fab you are. Congrats. Cannot wait to get my hands on it.

  • Donna 4 years ago

    What an amazing prize pack! Definitely add my name to the hat!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Beci is my favourite Melbourne creative, I would LOVE to own her book!

  • Elly 4 years ago

    Looks like a beautiful book, yay Beci!

  • Kellie 4 years ago

    What a totally incredibly positive giveaway! I love Beci Orpin’s work and look forward to seeing the book.

  • jen hosking 4 years ago

    feelin’ inspired by bits n’ colour ….
    onya Beci !

  • Julia 4 years ago

    Amazing work Beci, as always. And what a giveaway! Can’t wait to get my mitts on Find & Keep!

  • kate 4 years ago

    yay! love the craft inspiration!

  • lauren 4 years ago

    My favourite artist/illustrator/maker! super excited about the book and the selection of prizes are super fun and exciting!!

  • Jac 4 years ago

    This book makes me very happy! Can’t wait to get a copy!

  • Kirsty // OTIS & OTTO 4 years ago

    craft genius! can’t wait to peep the book. thanks beci / tdf!

  • Sam 4 years ago

    This is so awesome. I love all of this so much. Congratulations Beci!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Love that cutlery set! Gorgeous work!

  • carly 4 years ago

    hip hip hooray huzzah! ace giveaway from ace folk – thankyou!

  • Lisa 4 years ago

    I think I definitely need to acquire this book one way or another- I reckon there would be hours of fun involved for me and my 4-year-old twin daughters!

  • Chris Chun 4 years ago


  • natalie 4 years ago

    ooohhh..Pretty! so much fun stuff!

  • Jess 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous, eclectic and colourful collection of things! I think I need to read this book :) Thanks for another great giveaway too!

  • Narelle 4 years ago

    I want everything! Always! Its kind of a problem.

  • Lizzie 4 years ago

    Oh what a wonderful book . Hope I win it ! What amazing prizes Beci has collected for us …….hope you pick me . ( if I don’t win I will definitely be getting myself a copy for my Christmas stocking ! ) thanks for the chance .

  • Cath @mybeardedpigeon 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s style! Thanks for the giveaway,

  • Georgina Campbell 4 years ago

    c r e a t i v e and f u n
    g o o d combo

  • Gabrielle 4 years ago

    What a marvellous book! Thanks Beci and TDF.

  • grace 4 years ago

    the book looks like amazing fun and what a selection of prizes! thanks for the chance to win.

  • KatieO 4 years ago

    Ahhh! Pure delight! This is the kind of book that would seep into my mind as I slept, inspiring me with possibilities of fanciful creativity! Oooh!! I can imagine myself waking with an incredible urgency to create one thing, then another and another!! I doooo like the sound of “minimum effort, maximum impact”!!! What a beautiful book! There should be more of these provoking us to live gorgeously creative lives! I looove it and the lovely finds! Wonderful!! <3

  • Kylie 4 years ago

    Love Beci – very inspiring! and what a fantastic give-away to keep me motivated on a monday! Thanks TDF and Beci. Love your work !

  • t 4 years ago

    Gorgeous I want it all please.

  • Ashley Morris 4 years ago


  • Vinny 4 years ago

    Gorgeous goodies! Have just added them all to the list I’m sending Santa this year!
    Well Done, Beci!

  • Sheree 4 years ago

    I just want to have a party now!!

  • Jaime Owen 4 years ago

    I have been counting down the days until I can have my very own copy of this treasured book in my sticky little fingers! Only two mote sleeps! My house is filled with projects and pva and happy afternoon crafters thanks to inspiring women like Beci. Thanks to her I have even got up the courage to apply to study fabric design at rmit and turn my favourite thing to do into a career. My fingers and toes are crossed that get in! Thank you for all the joy you have spread Beci and The Design Files team! Xox

  • Lightning Heart 4 years ago

    Oh my godddddddddd I LOVE HER SO MUCH

  • Sally 4 years ago

    what a spunky looking book, well done Beci! …and so many other gorgeous things to tempt, lucky it’s Christmas soon – perfect excuse for some rampant purchasing :)

  • Lyndal griffiths 4 years ago

    Cannot wait to read this book
    Its gotta be worth a look
    So many ideas to make and do
    my daughter will love it too

  • Carly 4 years ago

    Love that the prize is Beci’s favourite things. Great insight in to her style!
    Whoever wins this pack is super lucky xx

  • emily 4 years ago

    this book looks amazing! (as do all the giveaway treats… fingers tightly crossed!)

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Wow! What a great looking book! Fingers crossed I win a copy, but if not – I’ll be at the bookstore this weekend to purchase it anyway.

  • Karly 4 years ago

    Pretty things!!!

  • Katherine 4 years ago

    So many amazing, beautiful things to win!

  • emma ricketts 4 years ago

    Lovely prizes

  • Marzi 4 years ago

    Cute, crafty and colourful!

  • Holly Leonardson 4 years ago

    Good golly, I cannot say enough good things about Beci – what a wonderful person indeed! (And total style-master!) I’m counting down the days until I can hold a copy of Find and Keep in my hands. xo

  • Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr NO WORDS arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ^_^ xxx

  • kerry santillo 4 years ago

    Thanks, how inspiring you are, you have made my day ♥

  • Marcia 4 years ago

    Australia has such wonderful home grown talent and Beci is certainly up there with the best of them. Thank you Design Files for showcasing these amazing designers.

  • Kirsty 4 years ago

    Great giveaway – her craft brings out the giant child within!
    Once again you have shone a very flattering light on a great creator Design Files!

  • andherimagination 4 years ago

    I want this so much! Beci Orpin is amazo.

  • rachael 4 years ago

    Wow!! that has cheered me up,and the sun is shining!!

  • Jessica S 4 years ago

    wow .. the book looks phenomenal!
    beci has outdone herself -her color palettes are totally perfect. She’s such a massive inspiration to me and such a lovely person too (:
    goo beci!

  • Mellie 4 years ago

    For someone who is usually such a hack at handmade adventures, I am so excited by Beci’s book. Her projects look inspiring and very workable. Great giveaway from someone so very talented! x

  • Mark 4 years ago

    Wow, very, very cool!

  • Sinead 4 years ago

    Lovely things! Christmas shopping just got a bit easier…

  • melody 4 years ago

    my graphic design hero – love your work beci!
    getting some great recognition and not just within the industry!

  • Jade 4 years ago

    I have a (not so secrect) girl crush on Beci! I can’t wait to get this book.

  • tracie 4 years ago

    Inspiring ideas

    Congratulations BECI

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Awesome give-away, Beci is rad! I cant wait to get my hands on the book
    fingers and toes crossed
    Emma x

  • mish 4 years ago

    wowsers! the book and the prizes look so awesome!

  • Barb O'Connor 4 years ago

    Oooh! The cover of this book looks like all the things I’d love to find and keep…or share with kindred spirits. I think my granddaughters need pompom hair. I would love to see what other fun things we could fill our days with! Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

  • Gloz 4 years ago

    That book just radiates pure joy in all it’s techni-coloured glory… If I FIND it, I would definitely KEEP.

  • Simon 4 years ago

    Loving today’s post – thanks for sharing.

  • Lauren Matthews 4 years ago

    What an amazing book! Can’t wait to get crafting! Plus, what incredible prizes!

  • Danielle 4 years ago

    Ooh love the colour and inspiring feature on Beci in today’s TDF post!!

  • Alison 4 years ago

    yes please!!! nice prize pack guys

  • Claire McIlroy 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin is a genius! I’m constantly amazed and in awe of the amazing creative talent in Melbourne. These gorgeous items are a joy to look at, even if I never win any of it.

  • Mona 4 years ago

    Great timing to get inspired and motivated for a xmas present craft session, some sweet ideas!

  • Jenna 4 years ago

    Have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book. Can’t wait to get my hands on the copy. Such an inspiration!

  • Pippa 4 years ago

    What a pleasure and delight today’s post has been, please count me in! :)

  • Kate 4 years ago

    L O V E LOVE IT! Such an amazing looking book. xxx

  • Ruth 4 years ago

    I’ve been a bit of a Beci Orpin fan for quite some time and it was so inspiring to hear from her at the Semipermanent Design Conference this year. I really hope the book sells well and can’t wait to see what’s next.

  • Fruzsi K 4 years ago

    WOWZA!! I would love to Find and Keep this amazing book, brimming full with inspiration. So lovely and amazing!

  • Gemma 4 years ago

    What an amazing triumph! Congratulations Beci!

  • Johanna 4 years ago

    I have been waiting all my life for bouillabaisse bag.

    Seriously. I die.

  • susie 4 years ago

    what a gorgeous collection of things!

  • Amy 4 years ago

    It seems like its all in the details for her. love that!

  • Katherine 4 years ago

    Beci’s book looks fab! Giveaway = amazing = already Christmas!

  • Felicity 4 years ago

    Brilliant book of ideas. Well done Bec and of course the always brilliant Design Files : ) Loving the customised party utensils!

  • Elisabeth 4 years ago

    Beci’s book is going on my Christmas list! Looks really cool :)

  • di 4 years ago

    love quick fulfilling craft ideas, especially with 4 little ones to entertain.

  • Jess Bray 4 years ago

    I remember seeing Beci speak at Semi-Permanent roughly 8 years ago. Her amazingly creative work and lovely personality implanted itself in my brain, and she has been a major inspiration over the years. To see her constantly evolve as an artist and inspire so many designers and craft enthusiasts like myself is a real gift. The lady is gem.


  • Bettina 4 years ago

    Cant wait to buy my copy of “Find and Keep”

  • chrissie 4 years ago

    What a wonderful lucky dip prize list. Soo Beci!!

  • Rynagh McQuarrie 4 years ago

    Just looking at the cover makes me excited! Would be lovely to get some crafty gift ideas for Christmas :)

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness – this is exactly what I need to see at the start of a big work week. Something to brighten the day! Such rad work! Want, want, want.

  • Ayesha 4 years ago

    Oh my stars! This is such an incredible giveaway. I’m so excited just to be a part of it. So much beauty and talent!!

  • Saskia Fairfull 4 years ago

    *squeels* how awesome is this book! Got to check it out for sure! :D

  • jane 4 years ago

    Oh. My. Gosh! What a delightful collection of local product. But honestly, to win beci’s new book would be prize enough for me. Can’t wait to get my own copy. Thank you Beci!! And TDF.

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Craft on! Fab,frivolous ideas – inspiring!

  • Jo 4 years ago

    I ‘could’ share some of this loot but then I haven’t shopped for me since having kids!
    Congrats Beci, what a superstar.

  • Bec 4 years ago

    Love your work Beci! What a great giveaway, will make lots of happy people!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Loving the colours, shapes and textures.
    Such inspiration. My number one Christmas wishlist item.
    And thanks Design Files for a great interview!

  • Sharon 4 years ago

    The book looks beautiful!!!

  • Angela 4 years ago

    Love love love this. So cute.

  • Rebecca Lewis 4 years ago

    So excited for Beci’s book! What an amazing and inspirational designer! Can’t wait to try some of the projects at home and have a slice of Beci in my life!

  • Kim P 4 years ago

    This is incredible stuff! Beci is a local institution of pattern and colour and happiness. I can’t wait to finally move out and make my own life full of as much beauty (assisted by the local talent of course)!

  • dave 4 years ago

    wow, ticked one thing off my christmas list for my (almost) impossible to buy for partner – she’ll be so stoked with this amazing book!

  • Charlie Brookes 4 years ago

    Ever since seeing Beci at Semi-Permanent earlier in the year I have been waiting for this book to be released. Everything she does is amazing. Can’t wait to flip through the pages

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    Looks great, will keep an eye out for it in my travels :)

  • Brit 4 years ago

    As usual, Beci delivers a burst of gorgeous colour! Love it. Can’t wait to pick up a copy!

  • Lisa 4 years ago

    Genius! Looking forward to getting my craft on – Beci Orpin style.

  • Gaynor 4 years ago

    Happy, happy, joy, joy!!

  • Sara 4 years ago

    People like Beci make the world a little more joyful. Awesome stuff.

  • joanna 4 years ago

    What a treasure chest! Thanks, Beci! x

  • Shannon Rowe 4 years ago

    Looking forward to Beci’s book!

  • Ash 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin you are a doll!
    What a great idea with so many charming, locally made, talented designer gifts :)
    I was excited enough just to hear that your book is finally on offer, I’ve been sitting tight for months now, but these prizes just make it all the more fun.
    Cannot wait to hear who the 22 lucky ducks are
    Love to you Beci and TDF!

  • Janine 4 years ago

    love, love, love all this! so inspiring, so awesome!

  • Michelle 4 years ago

    So beautiful

  • Sharon 4 years ago

    Sensational giveaways!!

  • Aara 4 years ago

    Super inspiring – can’t wait to spend some lazy afternoon’s crafting and prettying up my abode. Thanks Beci! x

  • Claire Evans 4 years ago

    Yay! So happy to finally have a book here by the fabulous Beci Orpin! Can’t wait to get my hands on one x

  • Bonnie 4 years ago

    Great looking book! Definitely added to my Christmas wish list!

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    At last! Thanks Beci! xx

  • Sarah Harden 4 years ago

    gorgeous! can’t wait to get the book…

  • Katie Young 4 years ago

    Wow, what a joy to see on TDF today. I read Beci’s blog and just love her ideas and creativity. So inspiring to share with my kids such great joys instead of the other modern entertainment available to them. Really exciting to see her book being launched, great Xmas pressie idea. Thanks for sharing!!! and thanks for the chance at such an amazing and colourful prize package.

  • Amber 4 years ago

    Love the book
    Love the giveaway
    Love Beci
    Love. It. All.

  • Kate hardy 4 years ago

    Love her work! Wonderful book to enjoy this summer outside in the sunshine while the babies are asleep! Fingers crossed I’m lucky enough to win!

  • kate 4 years ago

    Amazing, cannot wait to get my hands on this book and attempt to whip up a craft picnic! Thank you for sharing Beci!

  • Mairead 4 years ago

    What a lovely way to brighten up a Monday!! I want to live in a world that colourful and inspiring too!

  • Teresa 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book! It looks amazing!!!

  • Hello Sandwich 4 years ago

    Lovely to read Beci’s interview! Ha ha, I know that familiar feeling of making a book jammed into three months! I was shooting three projects a day for the last month! Man I would love to win this prize! So many nice Australian things which could be waiting for me in Sydney for Christmas if a miracle happened and I won this!
    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich

  • Candy 4 years ago

    Love it!

  • Bianca 4 years ago

    How much fun, fingers crossed!

  • Noran 4 years ago

    very cuuuuuttee

  • Kat 4 years ago

    Yay! What a fantastic looking book – I can’t wait to get my hands on one for some crafty ideas and inspiration. Another great interview from TDF and great work from Beci!

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Who better to spark one’s imagination?! My colourful idol. Can’t wait to have this book in my grasp..

  • Krystelle 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s work, so cheerful and inspiring. Great giveaway – thank you!

  • lesley high 4 years ago

    I CAN’T believe that this is Beci’s first book – it feels like her amazing skills and work have been around forever. So … if I don’t win it looks like I will be buying this book anyways!

  • Kerry 4 years ago

    I have the perfect spot, in my new home-made cabinet (from scratch!), for Beci’s beautiful book! And, that mushroom sculpture is delightful. She has a spot too :)

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Wow. Would love to win the book and the other prizes- amazing!

  • Jessica K 4 years ago

    What an amazing and generous giveaway! Beci’s beautiful book would have been enough, but all that wonderful crafty loot too! Fingers crossed I’m one of the lucky winners!!

  • donna 4 years ago

    you make me smile Beci!!!! x

  • Miriam Highfold 4 years ago

    Love It…. :)

  • Marijke 4 years ago

    Loving Becci’s cushions! Can’t wait to check out her book!

  • missfee 4 years ago

    WOW I love Beci’s work – especially for Justine Clarke!!

    What a fantastic giveaway – thank you all

  • Genna 4 years ago

    wowsers. Such an exciting giveaway! …..another exciting giveaway, I should say :)

  • Jade 4 years ago

    So gorgeous xx Hope one of my local book stores stock it!

  • Jane 4 years ago


  • suzy 4 years ago

    I have been a long-time fan of Beci’s work, can’t wait to read the book!

  • Kieran 4 years ago

    Saw Beci at Semi-Permanent Melbourne a month or so ago – so inspiring! A sampling of her colour and cheer would be so very welcome in my life!

  • Jess 4 years ago

    Want, want, want!
    Look’s amazing, so vibrant and inspiring! I feel this may come up a few times as i start to plan my Christmas gift giving list! Love it!

  • Alarna O'Connell 4 years ago

    Love, love, love. Such an amazing women, very inspiring and all while juggling 2 kiddies!

  • Zara Duffy 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin is such a rainbow girl!!!! And also so generous. Thank you for bringing colour into everyone’s life!

  • shaan 4 years ago

    what a gorgeous book!

  • Helen 4 years ago

    lovely stuff!

  • peta 4 years ago

    what a super interview and gorgeous giveaway of many local talents! (almost as gorgeous as beci’s mushrooms which i have been trying to find forever since they sold out at the lovely ganim’s store). i can’t wait to grab the book – so hurry up november 1.

  • Kelly 4 years ago

    Such beautiful things! Will be on my Christmas shopping list!! Have a few people (myself included) who would just love this book!

  • Bec Bardoel 4 years ago

    Beci is an amazing designer, so talented, super nice and down-to-earth!
    Can’t wait to purchase her new tome :-)

  • Sharon McKenzie 4 years ago

    Would love to try some of these projects with the kids and for myself of course!

  • Chris 4 years ago

    What a lovely collection of goodies! Can’t wait to have a look through the book!

  • Beci 4 years ago

    Ahhhh amazing work Beci Orpin! Super inspiring as always xx

  • Gabrielle 4 years ago

    This book looks so beautiful. I have been searching for DIY projects to entertain myself when I move cities next year – in that awkward period where I’m finding myself some friends! – and this looks perfect!

  • Fi 4 years ago

    Just bought the book today yay!

  • Amy 4 years ago

    I was sad about coming home to Australia this weekend after months in Europe but bright and cheeky Australian creativity makes me feel a bit better. Go Oz.

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin is so inspiring! Can’t wait to see the book.

  • Emily 4 years ago

    The book looks fantastic, I can’t wait to get a copy so i can get some inspiring ideas for things to make as gifts for christmas. I love giving people something handmade with love.

  • caitlan 4 years ago

    Find and Keep has just gone straight to the top of my xmas wishlist!! i am aspiring to become a regular DIY-er and Beci’s book sounds like just the ticket to help me get my craft on!!

  • Denise 4 years ago

    All so bright, colourful and happy making.

  • Carolyn Edwards 4 years ago

    WOW what a delightful Monday treat….

  • Lina 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to nab a copy for myself (whether I win a prize or not). Every page just looks like an explosion of fun! ^_^

  • Yumi 4 years ago

    Amazingness :)

  • lucy 4 years ago

    ah. mah. GHAD!!!

  • tj 4 years ago

    Book looks wonderful – gorgeous photography and crafty projects. Great curation of things Beci likes that gives an insight into her inspiration.

  • Kathryn 4 years ago

    Wow, this is awesome! Congratulations Beci on such a beautiful book, can’t wait to hunt it down this weekend!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    This is beautiful! Looking forward to a copy of “Find and Keep” in the very near future! My house could certainly use such a fun pop of colour.

  • Sophie 4 years ago

    What a fantastic way to start the week!

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    Wow – I am in the midst of craft fever at the moment. This book would do wonders. It looks beautiful. And my crafty kids would love the projects too!

  • Jane 4 years ago

    What a talented young lady Beci is! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of her book:)

  • andrew 4 years ago

    The book looks fantastic. It’s always a treat to find inspiring ideas to brighten up the kid’s (and our) day. nice work beci!

  • Dee 4 years ago

    Beci Orpin and the TDF are a match made in heaven! Thanks guys, great post.

  • lizzie 4 years ago

    home delights!
    creative inspiration!
    no stress be yourself expression!
    very generous giveaways
    from wonderful local merchants and artists
    good one tdf and
    good one ms orpin
    aren’t we all very lucky

  • Sandra 4 years ago

    Sounds like a must have book to me – can’t wait to get my paws on one. Great giveaway!

  • Elisha 4 years ago

    such a star !

  • Ri 4 years ago


  • Tony Avery 4 years ago

    Great book – out just in time for Christmas too. I can see it would make a great gift for a couple of people on my list. I love giving books as Christmas presents to people I know well.

  • Sam 4 years ago

    oh Goodness me! The most amazing collection of colourful giveaways I have ever seen! Love it!

  • Melanie Beauvironnois 4 years ago

    Thanks TDF and Beci for this great giveaway.

  • Tim 4 years ago

    Love the pillows!

  • Cass 4 years ago

    Wowee! Love to… :)

  • Ivana 4 years ago

    Beci is amazing! It’s great to see her enjoying such success!!!

  • montana 4 years ago

    gorgeous stuff! was unaware of Beci until today post.. thanks TDF!

  • Libby 4 years ago

    I cannot believe the brilliant Beci Orpin isn’t famouser either! Her flair for style, art and design is incredible. I’d love this book for Christmas! xxx

  • Amber Spencer 4 years ago

    Love love looooveeee DIY, would love to get my paws on some of these projects!

  • Heidi 4 years ago

    gorgeous work! thanks. Hx

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Delightful and colourful! Thankyou for the chance to win something lovely. E

  • Anna 4 years ago

    A treasure trove of wonderful, fun crafts to do over the summer from Find and Keep and gorgeous prizes to boot. Thank-you Beci & The Design Files.

  • Ebony 4 years ago

    I thought I was going to stay in my Monday coma status all day until I came across this inspiring cheerful post about ‘Find & Keep’ . The chance to win the prize just an amazing added bonus!

  • E-Gene 4 years ago

    I could be so lucky, lucky lucky lucky…

  • Nicola 4 years ago

    Got to be in it to win in. Great work Beci and just in time for Christmas!

  • jimmy 4 years ago

    beci orpin is my favesie.

  • Whitney 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s work, it is absolutely beautiful! The book will be filled with great inspiration and ideas Im sure! Cant wait to get started on some of her projects!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Another gorgeous giveaway, fingers and toes crossed!

  • Sandra Behrens 4 years ago

    This book looks amazing. Lots of things for me and also for my grandchildren to make.

  • Kimberly 4 years ago

    Thankyou Lucy for quizzing Beci on her inspiring new book ‘Find and Keep’. I can’t wait to tackle some projects with the wee ones. Ms Beci well done! The playful whimsy of your designs and continues to make me giddy with delight. That quirky mushroom makes me swoon. Congratulations! My inner child sparkles with excitement.

  • Eliza 4 years ago

    What an amazing giveaway! The book looks gorgeous!

  • lindsey clare 4 years ago

    Yay Beci! I am a big fan of Beci’s work and really, her taste in all the prizes is kind of impeccable. Very exciting!

  • rachel 4 years ago

    The book looks great! Well done Beci and thanks for organising such a wonderful set of prizes!! Fingers crossed!

  • Kim 4 years ago

    I love Beci’s blog, I would love to win a book but even if I didn’t, I would still buy a copy :D

  • AmandaT 4 years ago

    What an EPIC prize giveaway, I’d love to win a piece of it.

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Cool as. Pick me!

  • DesB 4 years ago

    I Love Australian designers! No exception here !!

  • Yasmin 4 years ago

    I work with a girls group out West and would love to do some of these crafty activities with them. It looks incredible and I think the girls would love it!! (And myself…)

  • MissAmy 4 years ago

    I have been looking forward to Beci’s book since I heard her speak at Semipermanent earlier this year. Here’s hoping!

  • Erica. S 4 years ago

    My. Gosh! I might just faint and go to crafty lala land, if I opened one of these little beauties up!
    This would be so much fun to get into before christmas and spiff the place up and even better to “Beci Orpin-fy “our campsite for xmas and new year ……as we know how to camp in style !

  • Bret 4 years ago

    I simply love all of this! Would love to be so lucky as to win!

  • Janey Mac 4 years ago

    I’d love this book to share with my young nieces.
    So important to encourage ‘making’ as an alternative to ‘buying’!

  • Bonnie Bee Jean 4 years ago

    Beci is a beautiful friend, mother and creator. Effortless in everything she does, she excites everyone with her exciting sense of colour and shape, pattern and placement. Beci is who inspired me to study Graphic Design at uni and now I am so happy to be in the industry and to see her continue to inspire others. One cool lady whose book will fill lots of peoples homes with happiness. Go B !

  • shell 4 years ago

    a huge YES, PLEASE! from me…

  • Jacqui 4 years ago

    What a seriously EPIC & generous giveaway. Great Stuff! Thanks heaps

  • Nicole 4 years ago

    This is such an amazing give away oh my!

  • Danielle 4 years ago

    Am SO excited about this book – can’t wait to read it!!

  • georgie n 4 years ago

    First of all, swoooooon. Next, I am totally proud of Australian publishing for letting this happen. Well done, hope Beci’s book has many print runs.

  • Sam Morris 4 years ago

    OH MY GOD! I love Beci’s work – her use of colour is inspiring! Feeling all inspired to continue working on current projects again!

  • katherine McLelland 4 years ago

    brilliant lovely super looking new book-cant wait to get my paws on it as i love all things creative. And to win a wee prize too would make my day! Good luck with the launch Beci

  • ANGELINA 4 years ago

    What a delight. In a world where we are glued to technology and consuming, it’s refreshing to see that someone is creating beauty with their very own hands!

  • Ty 4 years ago

    Great giveaway! My wife would melt at all these thing!

  • sally 4 years ago

    Beautiful! What an inspiring book.

  • April 4 years ago

    A celebration of all things beci orpin ~ this book is so exciting because we are all in danger of losing our creativity to our routines, chores and television sets.
    FIND & KEEP looks to me like a great book to reconnect us with the spontaneous creative within!

  • Deb 4 years ago

    Absolute inspiration. I just love arts and creating. Thanks for covering this story Lucy and thank you Beci for your incredibly generous offers. Al the very best for your book launch.

  • Olympia 4 years ago

    What a wonderful idea… I’m already planning my crafty picnic for the summer!

  • jodi 4 years ago

    love beci orpan (and design files):)
    hope her book will be available at the open house.

  • Kara 4 years ago

    Seriously quirky innocent fun, love the book! Seems like my three, six and nine year olds could get stuck in with me. Hats off Beci for the inspiration.

  • Wendy 4 years ago

    She is one talented lass.

  • Jessie 4 years ago

    i’m so excited by this book i’m speechless!

  • Sophie 4 years ago

    This book is full of win! I might have to gift myself an early Christmas present .

  • Shelly 4 years ago

    Thanks Beci for making it possible to use the words ‘craft’, ‘style’ and ‘design’ all in one sentence. I’m going to put on my JSB Beci Orpin t-shirt to celebrate.

  • Annette 4 years ago

    Cant wait to get started on a little DIY!

  • Heather 4 years ago

    Oh wow, what a huge and wonderful giveaway. I’d be over the moon with even half of this,

  • Danielle 4 years ago

    I always love Beci’s stuff! I find so much inspiration in her work! Winning one of her books would certainly make my day!! I’m glad TDF is covering this :)

  • Leona 4 years ago

    I have about 16 people I would like to buy this bewdiful book for (including myself!) – another inspiring story and amazing giveaway – how spoilt are we!? Thanks TDF & Beci!!

  • Keryn Hughes 4 years ago

    Beci spoke of her upcoming book at a recent conference I attended in Melbourne. So glad it’s now available!

  • Jacqui 4 years ago

    dear god, could this be the most entrants yet? Thanks for a great giveaway guys.

  • Ellie Schroeder 4 years ago

    A big congrats to Beci! Another book to add to the shelves. Great giveaway too.

  • Fee 4 years ago

    I am so excited to see Bec’s book out! I have been following her blog the last couple of months in anticipation of its release. I love her style!

  • Sara G 4 years ago

    A perfect gift for creative ones:)

  • Tracy 4 years ago

    Eeeek! A Beci Orpin book!….inspiring!
    Congrats Beci.
    Thank you The Design Files for your fab giveaways & blog posts!!!!

  • Georgie 4 years ago

    Cutest craft projects out! Absolutely love it. Think my brain will need this as a happy distraction from study.

  • Mel 4 years ago

    What a delicious collection!

  • Melissa Alessi 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s work! Cannot wait to play craft with my baby girl!

  • jes 4 years ago

    ooh … can’t wait to get into third drawer down to check out those towels.

    And I really really hope this book is westward bound … Perth needs it!!!

  • Carla 4 years ago

    What a great book, interview and giveaway!! I’m already planning to give the book as a few christmas presents.

  • Fran 4 years ago

    Beci is amazingly creative – her book looks incredible.! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely giveaway.

  • Marti 4 years ago

    Bless her cotton socks, she’s done it again! Gorgeous Beci!

  • Liv 4 years ago

    Congrats Beci! xx You are such a clever lady!
    Can’t wait to have my own copy xx

  • Loni 4 years ago

    Inspirational stuff! Can’t wait to get my craft on :) Thanks guys!

  • laura 4 years ago

    definitely on my book wishlist for christmas. love someone who is not afraid of colour! congrats beci. x

  • Andrea 4 years ago

    What a giveaway! I have always loved Beci’s work. Have a great number of Princess Tina clothes & jewels in my wardrobe!

  • JessMil 4 years ago

    What an awesome giveaway! Love Bec’s work!

  • Penthea M-R 4 years ago

    OOh this is a super giveaway! Thanks to Beci and the Design Files! x

  • Dong-Maria 4 years ago

    Looks amazing! Lots of great crafty ideas to do with kids. Love it!

  • Kitty 4 years ago

    I love the colourful styling of the cover, can’t wait to see inside!

  • Emily Williamson 4 years ago

    YAY! I also entered to win this from Frankie magazine! Hopefully between the two I may win :)

  • Pia 4 years ago

    LOVE LOVE Beci Orpin and her amazing creations…can’t wait to make some Pom poms on the weekend

  • Leah 4 years ago

    Quirky, colourful DIY ideas, interesting thoughts and gorgeous images! All make for the perfect gift, can’t wait to get my hands on it. Well done Beci and the Design Files – great giveaway!!

  • Ruth 4 years ago

    Fabulous prize and looking forward to reading beautiful book!!

  • Lea Wagstaff 4 years ago

    You have to be kidding! I’ve been a fan of Bec for ages and I’ve been following Bec on Instagram and have been waiting to get my hands on this book! And I got super excited seeing the extra giveaways from both your Instagrams accounts today! Such a delight to my eyes and my hand can’t wait to get busy a making!!!!!!!!! :) :) ;) (can you tell Im excited? hee hee)

  • Natali 4 years ago

    Beci’s work always put a smile on my face.

  • Kate 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this lovely little book! Will definitely keep me inspired.

  • Aym 4 years ago

    Gorgeous and creative – what more could you want in a book! Can’t wait to have a flick through and pick some future projects.

  • Elise 4 years ago

    Met Beci at Semi-permanent 2012. Her talk was a real highlight and she was really lovely, and had the best pom-pom covered sweater! Cant wait to spend many crafternoons with her book. Yay!!

  • Mitch 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to get a hold on the book. Looks like great projects!

  • Jacky 4 years ago

    Wow, this book looks such fun & inspiring. I know exactly who is going to put it on their christmas list!

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    I think my head just exploded reading this entry – so much fabulousness!! Would love to try out some of these great ideas with my wee daughter…

  • liss Close 4 years ago

    love the beci orpin selection- All of her favouritites evoke holiday memories and inspire creative adventures

  • Cathy Boyd 4 years ago

    Beautiful, engaging, colourful. A wonderful gift for the eyes and the mind

  • Angie Cooper 4 years ago

    What a lush looking book! What great style and perfect for lazy summer days! Can’t wait to find it in a bookstore. Beci’s choice of giveaway gifts are truly inspiring! Those telephone wire bowls are even tricky to find in Africa and I’ve always wanted one. Hopefully her giveaway choice will fulfil my wire basket dream :-)

  • Mel 4 years ago

    This book looks gorgeous, I would love to have a copy to share with my kids for the school holidays.

  • Lisa 4 years ago

    This looks like a wonderful book!

  • Barbara 4 years ago

    Oh wow, and she does all this with TWO children!!! I suddenly feel very lazy.

  • sarah 4 years ago

    such wonderful inspirations, so looking forward to the book – and totally generous giveaway….loving designfiles…

  • Anna Stephens 4 years ago

    This makes me happy! I want to craft my days away…

  • Christie 4 years ago

    Wow! What an awesome looking book and an amazing giveaway! I love Beci’s work ^-^

  • Natasha 4 years ago

    I can’t wait to read this book and try out some of the craft projects :D

  • Melissa 4 years ago

    This book looks so lovely! I’d love to win a copy of it.

  • Kelly Smith 4 years ago

    This book looks amazing!!! I love crafting/creating but feel so busy with life at times to sit & actually do!
    However with a book like this, no more excuses, it looks inspriring, and something my two daughters and i could really sit and be and craft together!

  • Billy 4 years ago

    Holy Wow! this book looks awesome!

  • Sam 4 years ago

    The book looks great. Congrats Beci!

  • tess 4 years ago

    her work is so cute and inspiring, this book is officially on my christmas list!

  • Emma 4 years ago

    oooh what a fabulous looking book with some inspiring ideas. Would definitely love to find, make and keep :)

  • Kirsty 4 years ago

    Gosh, this book looks fabulous! So colourful and cheery. I can’t wait to try out some of the ideas in my own home.

  • Effie Bakkalis 4 years ago

    All these gifts and books are awesome and I’d love to be able to win any one of them! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  • Lisa 4 years ago

    I love that Beci surrounds herself with gorgeous colours that are bright, happy and cheery. I’m really excited to take a big long read of her book and get some inspiration for Xmas presents. I think it’s the year of the hand-made gift in our house. Thanks! Lisa x

  • Angelina 4 years ago

    I’d made the decision to make all my xmas gifts this year and this is the perfect inspiration to get me started.

  • Julie 4 years ago

    How fantastic to see publishers supporting talented Australian artists like Beci and releasing this brilliant book. Look forward to reading a copy with my young daughter. Thank you again Beci and the Design Files…

  • megan 4 years ago

    Wow such a fun looking book and super prizes!

  • Elizabeth 4 years ago

    I get so excited seeing people create such wonderful things,actually just create full stop! It is a beautiful book, loads of colour, looks like stacks of fun. Great job Beci!

  • Em 4 years ago

    Holy toledo Batman! I have a serious case of The Wants. Everything Beci touches turns to gold. She is a Melbourne icon.

  • Camila F 4 years ago

    Love Beci’s work and would love to win this book!

  • Pip 4 years ago

    Aw so pretty. And pretty neat prizes too!

  • Jennifer 4 years ago

    I just flicked through this book yesterday and it looks amazing. I love Beci Orphin and all her pretty things. Will be adding this to my Christmas wish list.

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Beci never ceases to amaze me with her stunning art! Yay for a great giveaway!

  • Pete D 4 years ago

    She’s crafty….and she’s just my type!

  • Meg 4 years ago

    Wow. Fabulous, truly fabulous. Have been following Beci’s work for a while now, so this would be a wonderful prize to win. Fingers crossed!

  • Karlene 4 years ago

    I read your email newsletter daily – you take THE most amazing photos

  • Simone 4 years ago

    Amazing giveaway – fingers crossed!

  • Myn 4 years ago

    Can’t wait to have this awesome book in my hands
    : > Love her work very much!

  • Prudence Blake 4 years ago

    Looks amazing! I think I am hyperventilating looking at all those delightful prizes. Find and Keep looks beautiful, and I will definitely be out to find a copy asap!

  • Australian Rozie 4 years ago

    L.o.v.e. h.e.r. w.o.r.k! She is an inspiration for so many people not just designers and artists.

  • Simo 4 years ago

    Nice post! My wife loves your work!

  • christine 4 years ago

    Love all the prizes.Any of these gorgeous items would be amazing to win!The book would be great to while away the summer months.

  • susan 4 years ago

    Brilliant giveaway! Love the look of Bec’s new book.

  • Sarah 4 years ago

    So Cool, Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait to check it out Beci.

  • Emily 4 years ago

    Oh dear! So many comments!! Please be me this time. >__< I wish I can win!!!! So great seeing Beci Orpin at Semi Permanent this year. Such a big fan of your work Beci!! :)

  • Emma 4 years ago

    Yeah.. this book looks pretty amazing and it (judging by the hundreds of comments) looks as though it’s going to be a sell out! P.S. Can I win please?!

  • Andrea 4 years ago

    I have been going pattern, colour and doily crazy lately!!!
    I love the Mexican Plastic Baskets so much, they incorporate all my latest loves. The summery feel to this email made me crave sun and sand.
    This has got to be my favourite of all Design Files posts to date. Receiving emails daily that re-inspire me to do/make/create something beautiful amongst all the bland work mail is a really nice reason to rock up to work each day – Thank you!

  • Natalie 4 years ago

    Wow, what wonderful prizes! Cannot wait to check out Beci’s book :)

  • Cate 4 years ago

    Those Beci Orphin cushions are going straight to my Christmas wish list. How gorgeous!

  • Lizzy 4 years ago

    Too exciting!!

  • Gillian 4 years ago

    Reading TDF has become a morning ritual for me( with my coffee and cat) Thanks for the daily inspiration and in particular to Beci for sharing today. Very exciting. Xx

  • Amy 4 years ago

    Wow! I saw a bit of this book in Frankie and it looked amazing- thank you for the additional pics. The concept is so fun and the prizes are too!

  • Clare 4 years ago

    Congrats on the book, looks great :)

  • susan 4 years ago

    I’d love to share this new book with my preschool. We love creating ‘special’ out of ‘ordinary’ objects..just like Beci seems to do. And we ADORE bright colours!! Colour creates happiness for us.
    As a long-time admirer of Beci’s work across many different fields, I can’t wait to read this book…what an inspiration to us all!

  • Michael Bancroft 4 years ago

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  • Binky 4 years ago

    I would love to do this with my daughter!

  • Jacqui 4 years ago

    Beci, I hope you’re jumping up & down doing a little victory dance reading all these lovely comments! Love your stuff, already planning an alphabet pegboard after seeing your project in Frankie. Congrats on a great book :-)

  • Joe 4 years ago

    My wife and daughter would love this!

  • Carly 4 years ago

    What a beautiful and inspiring book,
    perfect for those with kids…
    or to bring out the kids in us grown-ups too!

    AND I just LOVE the mushroom…
    Go Beci!

  • SImone 4 years ago

    So many cleaver ideas for crafternoon! Thanks TDF for this colourful post.

  • Cristy Coulson 4 years ago

    Have been a fan of beci’s for a while so was excited to see that he has her first book out. It means I can share it , and beci’s wonderful bright and happy designs with my daughter…

  • Sarah 4 years ago


  • Oh my gosh I love Beci’s work so much – have been a fan of hers (and her sister’s) for a while. :)

  • Maya 4 years ago

    Wow, this is amazing!!

  • Andrea Currie 4 years ago

    Happy colour + happy book. Found Design Files backwards via Oh hello Geelong ….. Inspires my day.

  • ANNA 4 years ago


  • Dieu-Hanh 4 years ago

    I love Beci’s use of colour!
    Oh! And I vote for a Princess Tina comeback!!!! Pretty please!!!!

  • Thouraya Battye 4 years ago

    Love the new book!! Stunning!!

  • Caitlin 4 years ago

    I’ve been anticipating the arrival of Beci’s book since there was mention of it on here months ago, it will definitely be my gift to me this christmas (or maybe a bit before so I can get crafty for the day). Once again, what an amazing give away, fingers crossed…

  • Ellie 4 years ago

    Simply amazing!! x

  • edith 4 years ago

    The Happiest :)

  • marg 4 years ago

    Fantastic book and wonderful prizes–lucky us to have such an opportunity!

  • Helen 4 years ago

    OOOHHH! What fun! I can’t wait to win this most excellent prize!

  • !! x

  • Erandi 4 years ago

    Wow! I adore everything that Beci makes, likes, etc.. <3 thanks!

  • Lucy Mora 4 years ago

    Really want.

  • carli 4 years ago

    I know just the place for these colourful, crafty treasures….

  • Mardi Zeunert 4 years ago

    Find and Keep – my new motto.

  • Bec 4 years ago

    A very Melbourne post and giveaway. I’m so very proud to live in this amazing city with its super talented inhabitants. Congratulations Beci! (It is entirely possible I will faint if I win).

  • SuzieBee 4 years ago

    Such generosity!

  • Carly 4 years ago

    So amazing… it all looks edible

  • Jenny O'Hara 4 years ago

    Awesome -please pop my name in the pile too!

  • emma 4 years ago

    YES! Go Beci :)

  • Lauren 4 years ago

    WordPress just told me to slow down…perhaps even to calm down…


  • daniel 4 years ago


  • Jess 4 years ago

    Another great give-away, thanks TDF

  • tess 4 years ago

    Yessss. I finally get to take a peek into the beautiful mind of Beci Orpin. Looks completely beautiful.

  • Lindsey 4 years ago

    So very snazzy Beci, top job! It’s defo going on the Christmas list if I’m not lucky enough to win…

  • morgan 4 years ago

    It looks amazing!

  • Catherine 4 years ago

    What an epic prize! Thanks Beci, & can’t wait to see the book. Also, a big thanks to TDF..

  • Tanya B 4 years ago

    Pretty please pick me! I’d love to ‘Find & Keep’ this book :)

    Love your work Beci and TDF – your awesome! Does flattery work ;)

  • danielle Obrien 4 years ago

    Yes please.

  • Amber D 4 years ago

    Oooo! Ooooo! Pick me! Pick me!
    Beci brings beautiful colour and whimsy into our lives! Thankyou B!

  • Zoe 4 years ago

    Beci you are an absolute true genius. Love from probably your only 16yo fan xx

  • Kyle 4 years ago

    Great book, with some fabulous inspiration for us all.

  • Jacqui 4 years ago

    I think I just found my birthday present…

  • Jane 4 years ago

    as a dental student I can’t get enough of Beci’s sweet little teeth, so gorgeous. can’t wait for my summer break so I can get my craft on!

  • Jo 4 years ago

    So lovely – can’t wait to see the whole book!

  • Laura 4 years ago

    I absolutely love those cushions!

  • Meiying Saw 4 years ago

    i was walking up the street in brunswick one day, and looked up to see beci crossing the road in front of me. i must admit, there was a frisson of excitement.

  • Sylvia 4 years ago

    Such a great prize and lots of inspiration for us crafty folk.

  • Amy 4 years ago

    This will make for a busy, bright summer! Beautiful ideas.

  • Jude 4 years ago

    So stunning, bright, beautiful, sunny and summery. I love Beci’s work!

  • Matt 4 years ago

    Yes Please!

  • Anna 4 years ago

    I have been waiting for Beci’s book to come out and I am even more excited after seeing this preview!

  • Marianne 4 years ago


  • Cass 4 years ago

    Amazing amazing-ness! Beci Orpin & TDF – you’re both fantastic :)

  • Kirsten 4 years ago

    I read about Beci in a home magazine and admire her craftiness!!!! Will look out for her book and will be following her blog now that I’ve been made aware of it. Thankyou TDF

  • Kate 4 years ago

    I can’t wait to hold Beci’s book in my hands, a rainbow-coloured tome to take pride of place on my bookshelf. And so many projects to fill all those upcoming warm summer evenings!

  • Amy 4 years ago


  • Kaspia 4 years ago

    Beci is such a star!! I can’t wait to read and craft her beautiful book! x x x

  • Liz 4 years ago

    I need some inspiration! Pretty please :)