Friday, 23 July 2010

Its been a while...


OK so I have been a bit rubbish keeping up with this blog, but at the moment I really have no excuse. You see I am on maternity leave and with no sign of baby yet I am itching to get creative and find something to do. Up to today I have been filling my time designing cards to sell on my new etsy shop which has been great fun. I have invested in really good quality card and am even excited about the plastic sleeves I bought to post them in (v sad I know). Please take a look and hopefully you will find something that you like - much more original than rushing to paperchase at lunchtime for a quick card for someone... (although I can not diss the mecca that is paperchase on tottenham court road). Anyway, here are a couple of the designs that are Etsy.

The only problem now is that my trusty wacom pad seems to have decided that enough is enough! Disaster! Fingers crossed I can get it working again soon as I have so many ideas that I want to get on with. Wish me luck.
Be back soon...

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Which one shall I go for?

I had fun designing this years Christmas card. Just dont know which one to use... Any preferences?

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Must have mugs...

How can I get these?! Great patterns and I love the simple effectiveness of the black and white scratched designs.
Take a look at HappyKO on etsy. Unfortunately it doesn't look like they ship to the UK. Boo...


Seems natural to go from stripes to checks - I'm in love with this selection of winter warming cushions and throws from Toast.

Crafts Council - Origin

So many fantastic designer-makers at the crafts council fair in the gorgeous setting of somerset house in London. Over my next few posts I'll name check a few of my start off I loved the amazing glaze colours of Lubna Chowdhary. Would look so good in my retro 70's house.
I think this colour palette, based on the mood board below, would look great used as a folky Christmas dec's trend or lively home textile accessories.


You've got to love a stripe. This trend is a constant but at the moment brighter is definitely better. Be inspired by Peruvian traditional textiles, classic french weaves or vintage knits.