I will need to shut up shop for a couple of weeks whilst I move house. All the prints need to be safely packed up for transit so will be unavailable to purchase for a short while. You are still welcome to place an order but there will be a delay in posting.
I will let you know when things are up and running again – hopefully by the end of January.
Feel free to get in touch anyway. I’ll reply just as soon as i can.
Bye for now
One week into the new year, a little late I know! but best wishes to you all and thanks for checking in.
I’m now living half way between two houses and both are in disarray so neither feels like home right now. I can’t wait to get the fun part done – decorating! Whilst the house moving malarky is going on I won’t have much of my own creations to share with you but hopefully I’ll find enough time to briefly give a ‘shout out’ for the amazing work of talented folk I find.
I was doing a quick search for cool calendars and soon discovered this retro lovliness from One Little Bird. You should also check out their blog and Etsy shop……. which has got me thinking about relaunching mine..hmmmm…..(?)
As a special seasonal offer – these small prints are now just £10 each throughout December. There’s 4 designs to choose from: Dove, Blackbird, Buddliea and Dandelion and they come in a vibrant mustard yellow or a more subdued blue.
A perfect stocking filler or a posh “Secret Santa’ pressie!
In the process of packing boxes I came across some old stamp collections that used to belong to my mother-in-law. These festive ones caught my eye. Some of the dates are just about legible – late 60s to mid 70s. I love the vibrant colours and intricate designs.
Lovely giftwrap by Lesley Barnes available at Soma
I’m sure a lot of you are already aware of Design*Sponge, a brilliantly inspiring blog by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney.
I check in here regularly to refresh my ideas but as I’m about to own my own home for the first time, I’m particularly interested in the Sneak Peeks section. Here we get a glimpse into the homes of creatives from all over the globe – photographers, designers and stylists.
I’ve been a frustrated renter for years and I’ve never felt inclined (or been allowed) to put much effort into personalising my homes. Now that I have a blank canvas, I have so many different ideas that I can’t settle on anything!
By clicking through the hundreds of pics in Sneak Peeks I can start to get a better idea of what looks good. Everyone on here has great taste too and not at all biased towards owners exclusively, there are alot of rental examples where people have got stuck in and really made it their own. It ain’t Cribs either – not show-off-y at all, just lots of great tasteful styling and colour schemes!
Just look at that luscious vintage sofa!! From the beautiful home of Danielle Deboe – a particularly cool Sneak Peek in my opinion.
I simply must get some sheets of this beautiful giftwrap for my pressies. A gift in itself!
Available through Nobrow, the design is the work of the ever so talented Lab Partners. I think the colour combinations are spot on!
I don’t normally share anything from my sketch books, it seems a bit like lifting the lid on my head to see messy inner workings, but I was told to so I have! Here’s an idea for my limited edition Christmas cards. It will be a single colour screenprint – probably red. Some of you will be lucky enough to receive one in the post.
I managed to finish off the 2 new screen prints just in time for their shows.
First, here is ‘Sunset Forest’ which you can find at Unlimited in the centre of the Brighton Lanes in the run up to Christmas. I was really pleased with how this 7 colour screen print turned out. The final layer was so nearly printed in black but at the last minute I changed my mind and went for a very dark purple and I’m so glad I did!
In this peaceful scene we find a fox creeping through the forest of patterned trees. Both the patterns and the colour scheme are more than a little bit influenced by the picture books from my child hood!
You’ll also find a barn owl swooping towards us from the background.
There is also ‘Hare Moon’. A 6 colour screen print which came about following the popularity of the similar giclee print. This print is part of Soma’s Christmas show in Clifton, Bristol. No info on their site yet but I know the show starts on Saturday 19th November (this Saturday) and runs until the end of the year.
Both prints are £80 each and also available on my own shop.
Currently printing away at Boxbird – desperately trying to meet the deadline for 2 Christmas shows/open houses. Soma and Unlimited
Here is a preview of both – I’m enjoying the colour combinations going on here. The mauve/orange one is making me think of sugared almonds!
Watch this space for the finished prints, hopefully completed this week.