I cam across this book in a second hand book store, it was written by the children's author Enid Blyton in 1941. I read a lot of Enid Blyton books as a child, though I can't recall ever coming across this one. But then I had no idea how prolific she was as a writer until I did some research on this book. I hope I'm not breaching any copy write by putting the book on my blog, but when I read it I thought what a perfect story book it was for us pattern designers and just wanted to share it.
I recently had a fabulous time learning to paint abstract florals at the Longina Phillips Design Studio in Sydney. At the moment I can only dream about painting with the same skill the Longina Phillips designers have, they were awesome. But practice makes perfect right! I ended up with a not too bad piece of art for the wall and something that could definitely be turned into a repeat pattern.