Thursday, 21 January 2010

How did I not see this...

How did I not see this when I opened everything else in the swap. Luckily Lucy told me it was in the package with everything else. The print is fab and deserves a post of its own. The light isn't great on the close up but its so dark in the house at the moment.
Isnt the print lovely, very retro :). Just need to find the perfect frame for it now...

Swap with Peas and Needles

Today was another exciting day for the post :) Here are the lovely pieces I recieved from my swap with Lucy Davidson from Peas and Needles . A handmade headband, a lovely necklace from Indigorocks and some funky magnets . She has also recently started a lovely blog Holy Holy Guacamole which features pics of amazing work which inspires her.

Swaps with brilliant designer makers are definitely the way forward for 2010 :).

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Look what the postman bought me...

Today was an exciting day for post. Last week I asked the brilliant Kerry of Pennydog if she could make a custom bangle for me with my screenprinted fabrics inside. I was so happy she said yes and here is the result- I love it. I wore it to work today and have already had people comment about it :). I have also been after some stickers to put on my diary and other notebooks. So this weekend I decided to treat myself and bought some vinyl stickers from Hannah Greenwood (check out her lovely 'Its time for Tea' etsy shop here ) and also Natasha Newton's new Curious She Said etsy shop here . I have already put them on my diary :).

PS. If you like the bangle you see, please contact me or Pennydog if you would like one :)

Friday, 15 January 2010

New Year new brooches

Some new brooches I have been making this week for a shop. I enjoy making my little pieces but cant wait to get printing some larger work again- been missing it lots now I have moved away from Manchester. Fingers crossed I can print again next month!

Monday, 11 January 2010


So Christmas is over and already we are thinking of Valentines day. Here are the beginnings of my Valentine card designs, to send to some of my stockists. I hope to make some more today to sell online, just need to buy a some lovely coloured envelopes for them. Let me know what you think...

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Inspirational books

Earlier this week I saw a post on a lovely blog that I follow Carina . She was selling several books that she no longer had room for, so I snapped up two books. One by one of my favourite printmakers Lotta Jansdotter and another 'A Year in Japan' by Kate T.Williamson, which has beautiful illustration. I hope these will give me fresh inspiration to start 2010! I also had to take a photo of the paper Carina wrapped them in, lovely repeat pattern. Cheak out Carina's blog she still has some fab books for sale!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Treasury for 2010

So last night I was lucky enough to look on the treasury page at number 333 so sat excitedly with my finger poised to finally get a main treasury. Here is a still of it, not a great picture but oh well. I wanted to show some of my favourites, some fresh ideas and inspiration for 2010. Enjoy!
Here is the link live till thursday 7th

Monday, 4 January 2010

Happy New Year!

So I know I am a few days late, but only just found the camera cable, finally! Over Christmas I went back to Hertfordshire to spend Christmas with my family. I love going home as the house is really cosy and Christmassy!

Getting the table ready for christmas dinner

Everybody loved the beautiful handmade gifts I bought for them, please check out some of these beautiful shops Summersville, Deebeale, PennyDog and Craftyfolk
Below is a framed print of mine (a christmas present for my mum ) and some beautiful magnets from Lu Summers (to add to the collection!)

Hope you all had a great Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, hope you have a great 2010!

And a quick note, what a great way to start 2010, my interview is up on the fab blog Noisette Marketing. I am really thrilled that I have been featured! Hope you have a read!