Just a quick line to let you know that a popular – but usually sold out – print is now available. In Full Bloom 2 colour silkscreen print can be bought now in my shop The Art Deco inspired celebration of Summer blooms was always one of my personal favourites and it seemed like alot

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My tip for something to do this weekend. Yesterday I visited one of my favourite places Brighton Museum and took a look around their current Biba exhibition. Here I found clothes combining tailored shapes and patterned fabrics I wish I could find in the high street today. With its cutting edge yet affordable fashion, Barbara

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New Fiona Howard fabric designs

A little treat in my inbox yesterday – brand new designs from Fiona Howard. These were designed for Sanderson and John Lewis First is ‘Maple’ for Sanderson – in 4 colourways   and also a couple of delightful designs for John Lewis furnishing fabrics    

Some time ago the National Trust approached me for a design they could apply to their gift range. They have just released the product shots and these should be on their shop site this week – here’s a sneak preview….          

Sweet Treats

During my daily visit to the wonderful print&pattern blog, I saw these delicious pattern designs by Luckyday studios who will soon be exhibiting at Surtex in NY. What beautiful coloursĀ  mmmmm!      

Very Cool Yule Giftwrap

Lovely giftwrap by Lesley Barnes available at Soma  

Considering Cafe Press

Pondering on selling through Cafe Press. For a while now I’ve been really keen to get my designs onto ceramics but a little stuck as to how to start the process without massive upfront costs (and a living room stacked with unsold goods ala Del Boy!) One design: Sunset Forest, which will also soon be

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New ScreenPrints

This is something I don’t do nearly enough of: a nice straight forward, single colour print! I must have spent far more time drawing this design than actually printing it. Simply a composition of my favourite themes and shapes – flowers, leaves and birds. I call it ‘Feathers and Flora’. The rubbish mobile camera shots

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Retro Fun at the V & A

I’m back! (sort of) The baby has arrived (she’s great – all is well) and I’m supposed to be on maternity leave but, 3 months in, I’m getting twitchy and need to be creative again! When the little one was a mere 4 days old, I received a call from a nice chap at the

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Retro Fabric Deliciousness

Still on the look out for nice nursery curtain fabric, I stumbled across Fabric Inspiration which is host to a terrific collection of original (I think) fabrics from the 60s and 70s. Some crazy patterns going on here which I’m finding very inspirational. Even if I can’t use these for curtains I’ll buy some anyway

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