My name is Diane and I'm a freelance editor based in Melbourne, Australia. Notes to a Further Excuse is a design and lifestyle blog that brings together my love of design, illustration, homewares, stationery, photography, travel and all manner of other other lovely things.
Bianca van Meeuwen is the talented and creative lady behind stationery and paper goods label miki.o. Originally from the Netherlands, Bianca now calls Melbourne home. By day Bianca works in marketing, but her spare time is spent dedicated to creating her range of lovely greeting cards, recipe cards, gift tags, gift bags and fabric flags. Bianca also has a range of and print-it-yourself wedding stationery, including invitations, save the date cards, labels and RSVP cards.
Bianca's designs are bright, modern and sophisticated. Her multi-coloured greeting cards are especially cute (I love anything with a flamingo on it!), and I also love her hand-stamped mini doily gift bags, which would make a nice alternative to wrapping a present.