Monday, 23 June 2014

My Interview for Cornwall today magazine

My interview for Cornwall today has finally been published and is in the shops now....
whooop doo.....very excited to be featured in this fantastic magazine. Thank you Sarah Drew for such a fab write up and photographs x x x

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Home ware collection designs

I have been planning a collection this are a few rough designs
What do we think......mmm....these are my first drafts of a home ware collection. After many a scribble and tea circles on my desk these were the best designs. I'm torn between fox or hare or both.......ahhhh..... that could be a bit crazy though when making up orders for the shops. I have been having sleepless nights over my tea we really need them...they do look cute but have you actually ever used one. I love my tea but despite having a lovely cosy for my tea pot it has never met the kettle.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sketching for print

Happy Easter......I have been sketching today. These butterflies were the product of a lazy afternoon with my little Merryn sat in the conservatory with pens and paper and these lazy holiday days. Merryn drew a great pig in shoes and a lipstick with the words 'get a pig ' written all over, pearls of wisdom for you. She has just started to write and also likes spelling swopper dad on all my sketch books. Don't know what this means but Merryn finds it hilarious.
This one was a butterfly too but it looks more like a green fly.....not quite so pretty.
I'm going to print these after the Easter holiday when I'm back at uni. I cant wait...I have missed my messy uni nights in the print room. I plan to print fabrics and my own wallpaper designs once back so I'll take some photos and show you how I get on. I have been using my facebook page more and more recently so I thought I would add it to this post. If you want to have a nose at my day to day work then please come and say hello on my facebook page. I try to do regular give away events too so you might end up coming away with a freebee. Well buy for now, I hope you all have a fab Easter x x xx xxx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

January Printing

I started a printing course mid Jan so thought I would show you a bit of the work I have produced. I'm loving being back in the University environment. I think if I could, I would spend my life just doing course after course. Feeding my brain is very important especially after my two kids, I'm sure I left a few brain cells behind in the maternity ward. Sorry the photos are not the best but they were taken in the evening in the university on my phone. Well I'm going to get out for a stroll down by the beach before the storms hit has been crazy weather down in Cornwall so far this year, lucky I'm on a high point so have not had flooding to worry about. Well, buy for now, keep warm and I'll post again soon xxx

Monday, 13 January 2014

Happy New Year and Hand painted Toys

Happy New Year everyone. I hope Santa was kind to you and you had a good holiday. I had a crazy time. full of friends and family staying over and lots of cooking and eating. Now my Diet starts and exercise. I just had a green smoothie for lunch and I have to say although it was tasty I am already hungry. There is still a pile of cheese left in the fridge and every time I open the door I am having to battle the will power is bad, don't know how much longer I can resist its charms.......may have to have a cheese binge tonight just to get rid of the temptation. Holly our adopted cat has settled in and has been dropping cat food sachets on my head at night time (usually 4 in the morning)and waking me up with a beef smell and a plop to the fore would be quite funny and cute if I wasn't so out of it at that time of night. I have started back on my painted dolls this month. I took a pile of stock into one of my new stockist " The Shop That Popped Up ". As you may have guest its a pop up shop in Liskeard and I don't know for how long it will be there but its a great shop. They are trying to bring a bit of modern craft down this way and its full of brilliant local designers making things that are different to the normal for Cornwall. I love it and my dolls have been selling well so far so hopefully it will be open for a while.
My Bird Folk Dolls are still in production and I'm still loving designing them so I think they will carry on into this year. This one sold while I was still in the shop, she had only been out five minuets while I was having a good old gossip.