Australian illustration, gifts & homewares by flossy-p

Coffs Harbour, Australia On Etsy since 2006


Australian illustration, gifts & homewares by flossy-p

Coffs Harbour, Australia | 3,217 Sales

flossypArt is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Happy Christmas! See you late in January.

In the meantime, keep in touch via @flossy.p on Instagram, and http://facebook.com/flossy.p.art.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 15, 2019

Happy Christmas! See you late in January.

In the meantime, keep in touch via @flossy.p on Instagram, and http://facebook.com/flossy.p.art.


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About flossypArt

Sales 3,217
On Etsy since 2006

Illustrations that escape the page, landing on pillowcases, cushions and other soft places.

Hi, my name is Sarah, BUT... at the tender age of 9, a wild Scottish woman (a friend of my parents'), convinced me without a hint of a doubt that my "real" name was Alice Flossy Pumpernickel! Gullible? Sure! Nevertheless, flossy-p was born from that experience.

My nickname acted as a timestamp, capturing the childlike qualities of that time in our lives when reality and imagination blend together, a time when you're aware of style but not limited by it, a time before self-criticism, and when joy, adventure and nurture are utmost. These qualities, often subconsciously, find their way into my illustrations.

A while back I moved from an inner city terrace to a small regional town up the coast of Northern NSW in Australia. Our house backs onto a meandering creek in a bushy koala reserve, sits at the foot of some dramatic hills, and is soothed by a beachy breeze.

Since this sea-change my art almost always features nature of some sort. I create pencil drawings and watercolour paintings, often featuring native Australian flowers, plants and animals, and the communion between people and nature.

When I came close to running out of wall space myself, I started looking for other places for images to live. Soon my art moved onto cards, pillowcases, softies, and cushions. These are the items you can find in my Etsy store.

Since having my children I have enlisted the help of some very fine local ladies. I work at home (when my children are asleep, that is) as an illustration artist. I am represented by two greeting card publishers, and have twice had my work published in "Curvy" a collection of top female illustrators from around the world. But the projects I enjoy the most are the personal family commissions people ask me to create especially for them.

Shop members

  • flossy-p

    Owner, Creator, Artist

    My artwork skips merrily across the boundaries of reality and back again, often featuring Australian native flora and fauna, reminiscent of a hot-weathered childhood.

Production partners

  • Aus Digital Textile Printer

    Abbotsford, VIC

    Next State are a fabric printing service in Australia.

  • Digital Textile Printer

    United States

    Spoonflower offer digital printing on fabric.

  • Digital Textile Printer

    Montreal, QC

    Provide digital printing services.

  • Image Science

    Melbourne, VIC

    Image Science are a fine art photo and art reproduction lab based in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Pin Makers

    NSW, Australia

    I send my designs to these clever people, and they return them to me in the form of tiny, high quality pins.

  • Poster Printer

    Sydney, NSW

    I have my posters printed by a professional poster printing company in the same state.

  • Sheltered Workshop

    TAS, Australia

    A lovely skilled team of people with a disability, being supported in training and employment, working to achieve satisfying and purposeful lives.

  • Simi

    Coffs Harbour, NSW

    Simi live a couple of blocks away from me. She is a caring young woman who is in the process of graduating high school (where she studied textiles and sewing).

  • Trish, local textile printer.

    Boambee, NSW

    Trish runs her own local business; Stained Printing. She prints to a high quality with an impeccable attention to detail. I love working with her!

  • Wall Decal Printer

    Melbourne, VIC

    Australian owned and made wall sticker printers

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2019
I am an Australian illustrator, who loves nature, animals, flora, special moments, and true connection. My work displays a playfulness with colour and accents of delicious patterns and detail. I strive to use high quality materials for all of my prints, bedding, linen, and home decor.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I'm willing to refund your payment if you are unhappy with a purchased item within 2 weeks of you receiving your parcel. I'll refund the paid amount upon receiving the item back in its original condition. You will need to pay for return shipping though.

In the rare instance that a package goes missing en route, please contact me, these things do happen occasionally. But please take into account normal delivery times, customs delays, and holiday congestion before contacting me about a missing parcel.
Payment are to be made via Paypal or credit card via the Etsy shopping cart, and all payments need to be cleared before the item(s) can be shipped.

If you are new to Etsy or having trouble with the ordering/payment process, please read this helpful article: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
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Shipping costs are calculated automatically. If you buy two or more items, these additional shipping costs are also calculated automatically. Sometimes the shipping can be combined, but often it will be more (as I need to pay more when extra weight is added).

Postage to Australia is generally 3-7 days. Postage to other countries is generally 2 to 3 weeks (although in the lead up to Christmas it is considerably longer, and larger parcels can also take a bit longer too). Please note that it is the customer's responsibility to provide the correct mailing address. I use the address that appears on your Etsy profile, not your PayPal account.

I try to charge as little as I can for postage, but I do make sure it's always airmail. Insurance can be expensive, but if you would feel more secure with insurance, or if you need express post, please feel free to ask and I'll let you know how much extra it will be.

Please note I am only able to get to the post office twice a week. All of my items state they will be ready to ship in 3-5 business days, shipping time is added to that.

I have no control (and little knowledge) of the customs taxes or VAT charges that parcels incur when they enter your country. If you think these fees may apply to you, please check with your post office prior to ordering. If you intend to ship a gift directly to a recipient who lives overseas (i.e. not in Australia), be aware that they may need to pay these charges upon collecting their parcel.

I am required to fill out a customs declaration slip, and stick it to the front of international parcels. On this slip I have to declare the contents, and the value in $AUD. I am also required check the "merchandise" box, I am not able to check the "gift" box, as I am well known to the post office staff, and would face hefty fines.

If you live close by (Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia), and would like to avoid paying for shipping, then why not pop by and pick your parcel up? Using the discount code "PICKUP2450" will remove the shipping charges from your order. You will need to message me to organise pick-up.


OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA - Order by 26th November
W.A, S.A AND N.T - Order by 15th December
EAST AUSTRALIA - Order by 17th December

You are most welcome to order beyond these dates, and wish for a strong tailwind :)
Information I Collect
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information, if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.
- My Tax Accountant, as a record of my sales and income.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in Australia and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Sarah Lyttle, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at flossyp [!at] gmail.com.

More information

Last updated on May 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

PILLOWCASE - machine wash in cold/warm water, using phosphate free detergent. Line dry. Warm/hot iron.

CUSHION COVER - machine wash in cold/warm water, using phosphate free detergent. Line dry. Warm/hot iron.

STUFFIES - Hand wash in warm water. Press between dry towel, lay flat to dry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I gift wrap all of my parcels in white tissue paper, pretty take, and a ribbon. If your purchase is a gift, I am happy to write a note on your behalf. Leave your note in the 'message to seller' field during purchase.

Sizing details

Please see individual listings for sizing details. At this time I do not make custom sizes.

Custom and personalized orders

I'm so busy with my children that unfortunately I am unable to cater for customised items at this time.


Please note that the colours of the products you see on your screen may vary from those in real life.

Christmas Shipping

Please keep in mind shipping at Christmas takes much longer than usual, especially international orders. Allow for AT LEAST 2 weeks extra during this peak season.


OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA - Order by Sun 27th Nov
W.A, S.A AND N.T - Order by Mon 12th Dec
EAST AUSTRALIA - Thur 15th Dec