Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

well this is me signing off for 2011, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and JOYFUL 2012, thank you for all your support and comments throughout the year, you guys ROCK!!! XXX

the BEST party!!

we had the best day yesterday and I really think olive GOT the fact that it was her birthday, after having 'Happy Birthday' sung at her all the time, she loved her princess cake and got spoilt rotten, it was FAB :)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Olive is 1.

Happy Birthday to the little one!! its been a rollercoaster year but what a mighty fine one at that :)
Olives got some mates popping over this afternoon ( ALL boys!) and then cake and present opening with tha family later, too good x

Monday, 19 December 2011

smile for the birdy.

I have been really enjoying illustrating birds this year and intend to continue doing so , this is one I was playing with last week for t-shirts x

Thursday, 15 December 2011


hallo!! been drawing my stig, stig is a rescue cat, bit jumpy to say the least, never sat on my lap and doesn't let me pick him up apart from the once in the cattery when we were reunited after 2 weeks and I picked him up for a cuddle and he lept from my arms whilst shredding the palm of my hand at the same time aah happy dayZZZZzzzzzzzz :) 

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


hallo last week at the Lush xmas party in the very delicious fresh and tasty Bills of Brighton we did secret santa and I was over the moon with these lovely handmade matryoshka dolls from Sarah, apparently her boyf was responsible for the faces. Cant wait to hang these on the tree for a small amount of time before Olive yanks them off and eats them!!!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

give a whale a home...

last night I took my other half to see Turin Brakes in a church as a surprise, he loves um, it was fab, an acoustic celebration that echoed around this HUGE church, with beer...can you sell beer in a church...?!? apparently so!!
today my dad has flown back to Majorca and I have uploaded my remaining whales and head scarves to etsy. To peek click here

Friday, 9 December 2011

Steven Lenton.

this design caught my eye today in the window of Malarky on Bond Street, went in and there were lots more, by Steven Lenton and published by Lagom , Cosy is the range. I bought the gingerbread man for Olive. Check them out here.
To read a cool interview with Steven Lenton too click here.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Cute stuff.

this week I have been mainly mom, grandma moved house so they have had plenty of sorting out to do their end and I have been getting some quality time with my little lady, didnt ACTUALLY think it would be possible to get any tireder( is that even a word?!?) but it appears you can, am frazzled but  Olive is now saying mummy, byeee, night night and standing on her own but not quite ready to take those first few steps but sure wont be long!!!! look at that little mush :)

Monday, 5 December 2011

its POP time :)

hi there chaps so did a bit of Karaoke saturday night oh yeah delighted to see this on the choice list, my current fave poptastic joy bringer, if you dont dance there really is something wrong with you :)
had a lovely time on saturday at Cornerstone, met some lovely people and Olive was the star of the show again!! one man snapped up one of blue whales too which was nice, thank you to him :)

Friday, 2 December 2011

how many times can you say OOH???

its FRIDAY!! and here is one of the images I have had in my 'cool things' folder for ages, wish I could do this to my coffee ( not sure that it is coffee?!!) in the mornings.
Next sale tomorrow at the Cornerstone community centre XMAS fair, meaning another hectic day, and then NOTHING planned for sunday, aah pyjamas and eastenders omnibus...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

strawberry chocolate.

Here are my latest 2 new fabric designs and how we have used them so far, scarf in my autumn zipsticks and we have made childrens waistcoats lined with delicious cord and modelled here by Olive in my new strawberry chocolate design :) all available to buy over at my Spoonflower shop x

Monday, 28 November 2011


...could have had a better day yesterday thats for sure, but did get some good feedback about my designs along with this super cute photo of a little girl hugging my blue whale, good enough for me :)
fingers crossed for the next fair this Saturday... X

Saturday, 26 November 2011

new scarves.

 I have also made some scarves for the stall tomorrow, fingers crossed for a good day :)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

my whale pod.

I am pleased to introduce you to my whales, inspired by my LOVE of the great and wonderful creatures themselves, I would happily hug all 3 to sleep every night.
They are going to get their first outing this weekend at the LOVE IT fair at Hanover Community centre, Brighton and they feature 2 of my new fabrics, cool spots and ice zipsticks soon to be available over at my spoonflower shop...

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

life drawing 1.

hallo ooh have I been busy squirelling away in preparation of a couple of Christmas craft fairs!
exciting as have LOTS of new bits to show you and get some feedback V V SOON!!
I went to MADE at the corn exchange last weekend ( met sarah Young, she was very cool)AND checked out the Rob Ryan exhibition at Castor & Pollox on the seafront on a fresh and sunny Nov day.
AND last night went to life drawing courtesy of BIG.
It was cool, was like being back at college and I used an easel and everything...I had to be chittyed along into drawing faces but when I did I thought they came out ok :)
see you V soon with pics of new work x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Liberty Rocks.

OOH I have just been perusing these great prints over at Liberty. 
Liberty Rocks combines the creative talents of their design team with those of renowned musicians and artists who are passionate about prints. The result is a truly original range in seven design groups.
These are my 3 favourites, click here to see more. All images copyright Liberty 2011.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Kitty in the city.

Morning!! I have been wanting to do something for a local charity for ages so when I got chatting to one of the lovely cat ladies from Kitty in the City I offered my services.
Also appropriate as my stig is a rescue cat, here is the poster I have done for their local Christmas Fair.MEOW.
ps. my cold only lasted one day, weird but good!?!??

Friday, 11 November 2011

a good week.

well there have been lows, cleaning up cat sick off both of my sofas first thing wednesday morning and what seems to be the beginning of a stinky cold ( I have sneezed at least 50 times already today and its only 12 oclock ;(, and then there have been the highs, yesterdays print pattern post and seeing another of my xmas designs on the shelf in Paperchase,
happy weekends lovely people X

Thursday, 10 November 2011


ooh what a bloomin LOVELY start to my day when I saw my work smiling at me from the Print Pattern blog. Made my day it has, 
big thanks to bowiestyle :)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

retro sainsburys packaging.

 just a few examples of my faves of the funky packaging currently over at the guardian website to see more click here.

Monday, 7 November 2011

nice to see you...

on our travels last week it was nice to come across this little beauty, was pleased to see the colours had come out lovely and fresh...

Friday, 4 November 2011

north and back.

we had a lovely time up north and I had no need for the ridiculous amount of thermals I had crammed into the car, it was really warm and lovely. here are some 'on the road' shots and the last 2 were in Whitby which was holding a halloween dracula event so there were lots of goths wandering around eating fish and chips!!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

family road trip.

so as of this afternoon I am gonna take a bit of a break from work and we are off on our first family road trip. First stop kettering, then all the way up to middlesborough and then back down to the midlands for a few days should be fun, providing the traffic is good, olive can handle being in the car for hours on end and I pack enough warm snuggly clothes for that bracing northern wind!!
see you all on the other side :)

3 minutes of happiness

 this video its just gorgeous and reminds me of summers past, and good times with friends
I am lucky to have seen mike from passenger perform a few times now and his voice is beautiful and if you watch this video I am pretty sure it wont be the last time :)

Friday, 21 October 2011

 2 of my Christmas designs spotted in Oxfam :)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

life changer...

It was my birthday yesterday and when I opened the HUGE box I had been presented I cried a bit and then was speechless for quite a while to say the least!!
when I went freelance 3 years ago now I had to put things like this on the wish list and it has been part of the dream ever since, so at the risk of sounding really cheesy yesterday one of my dreams came true.  I have grown fond of my laptop although lugging it to and from the studio has been a pain and oh my a whole new world of brilliance is to be mine as I return Back to Mac :)))))))

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

same design new colours.

got some time at the studio today and keep getting drawn to these designs. I have simplified this design and played with the colours, mmm red tulips...

Thursday, 13 October 2011

tulips in repeat.

hallo, in this chain of thought at the moment and have just been playing around with this repeat using my tulip.
am going to pop to the Hope and Harlequin wedding shop launch tonight, am hoping I will find inspiration for me dress...and maybe a small glass of vino? yes thats it computer off!!bye for now :)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

today i bring you a tulip.

I have been in the studio all day today and this eve have been playing around with an addition to my previous flower, I wanted to do a tulip :)

Thursday, 6 October 2011

and finally for the night.

I did this for

late night squirrelling...

a sleepy hallo- i have had a go at rosalind over at thoughtsketchings suggestions a go...whatdya think...I like um x

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

and another...

here is another one of my completed mothers day designs, well I say completed would love to hear your thoughts and you think the vase is too much...colour combo?? etc etc...

Monday, 3 October 2011

what have I been doing...???

its been ages since I have posted any of my work so here is a piece for you to see, work in progress x

Friday, 30 September 2011

southern sun.

we went to west wittering beach on thursday for the first time and oh my it was the perfect day, so beautiful it reminded me of some of the australian beaches I was lucky enough to visit in my twenties, aah unexpected hazy days not bad at all... have glorious weekends wherever you are :)

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