Monday, 30 November 2009

hoot hoot!

Here's a bright and cheery owl to start the week off! Hot off the press!
Really enjoyed creating this little creature!
I think it would make a good birthday giftbag!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Friday...a funday

I've had a lovely day today...managed to get work done and
fit in seeing my folks for lunch at the Little Deli round the corner!

Above is an old-ish design of mine, I loved designing it....a cutesy birthday theme!
A party feel is just right for friday I thought!
We've got friends coming to stay and I'm going to cook a big pan of Paella! Cannot wait!!!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Cockpits Arts open studios

This is a great event which is on this weekend! f
rom Friday 26th through to Sunday 28th at Cockpit Arts, Holborn
and then the following weekend in Deptford.

I would highly recommend a visit.
Its a great opportunity to meet the designers and makers of great item
as well as buy a christmas present or two!

My lovely friend and wonderful bird maker Abigail Brown, based at Cockpit Arts, Holborn
will be there all weekend surrounded by her beautiful birds.
I love her latest additions....see here

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

a complete set

I've finished the set of cards that I mentioned in an earlier post.
I'm pleased with them I think and might try and adapt them to suit the US market.
Just need to get printing now so my Mum can
get on with selling on Sunday to raise money for Hawane Farm

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Designer Forum

I'm off to the Designer Forum trend library today to get all up
to date for Autumn/Winter 2010. An inspiring day I do hope.
Designer Forum is part of Emtex and is a great organisation that helps designers,
manufacturers and companies from the fashion world in many ways.
I'm fortunate to have them on my doorstep...but its worth travelling to now and again if you live further afield. See here for more details.

Monday, 23 November 2009

ready for the bride and groom to be...

I'm working on a wedding invitation order this afternoon. Am hoping to get it done this week, ready for the soon to be Mr and Mrs to get posting at Christmas!
They look a little plain here but once printed, with some gold ribbon and pearls added they look very special indeed.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Peace on Earth

Imagine...Peace on Earth even if it was just for one day only!
Here's a design I've done of hopefully
4 Christmas cards for my mum to sell at her church
to raise money for a home in Swaziland were the children are orphaned by AIDs.
Lets hope she sells lots!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

looking back to the summer

its a cold rainy day here today so here's a summery design to brighten the day.
These pretty peacocks were printed onto some girls pjs and were available to buy in the summer months of this year at Tu

Monday, 16 November 2009

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair

I had a very good day with my dad yesterday, we went to Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair.
We saw some very nice things and bought a present or too.
My dad bought a piece from wire artist Helaina Sharpley, it was lovely to meet her and her stand looked great. She's open to commissions and has work for sale through

Friday, 13 November 2009

I've got that Friday feeling!

Here's an old-ish design of mine....suitable to suit a friend filled!
Work is pretty busy at the moment, full of exciting new things that I can't share with the blog world yet....
but am looking forward to when I can share!
But now....Hoorah its the weekend! no matter how much I'm enjoying my work I'm always glad of a couple of days off!
I'm going to Birmingham to see family and friends. Cannot wait!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

a day of remembrance

I confess....
at 11am today I was thinking about work, what emails need to be sent
and how I'm going to fit in going to the post office
AND I haven't even bought a poppy this year!!

BUT this certainly doesn't mean that I don't appreciate all those who have in the past or are now willing to put their life on the line to fight for the rights of other people.
Here's some poppies to show respect to them all.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Fantastic Mr Fox

We went to see Fantastic Mr Fox on Sunday afternoon....we enjoyed it!
The look of it all was good and the soundtrack too, though I still enjoyed the book more and I did find Mr Fox a little annoying.
I'm sure Roald Dahl didn't make him annoying in the book.

Valuev Vs Haye

On Saturday night I watch the Valuev and Haye boxing was built up to be like David Vs Goliath! Valuev is pretty huge, 7 stone heavier than Haye, the equivalent of a heavyweight fighting a featherweight!
One report said Valuev's head was the size of a smart car....but I think that's getting a little far fetched!
But yes I enjoyed watching it and was even better as little Haye won!! Hoorah, it was a well deserved win, Valuev was pretty slow!

Hoorah for Sesame Street! 40 years!

Good ole Google is celebrating Sesame Streets 40th Anniversary!
I'm sure the show will go on for many many more years to come.
Wish I was in the US today...there is a special anniversary show with Michelle Obama!
How wonderful it would be hang around with Sesame Street gang for the day!!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

My first 3D film....Up

Here's a speedy doodle of me last night viewing my first 3D film!
I'm getting fed up of my hair length so crimped it as a last resort....I'm sure it looked better in real life than on this drawing!
We went to see Up, it was such a novelty to see the 3D action,
even a couple of the trailers before looked so so fantastic! So clever.
I came out with a bit of a headache, not sure if this is common for these 3D films or just me being tired!
It won't put me off 3D though!
I wonder how long it will be before we all have 3D in our homes!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Happy Birthday Wallace and Gromit!! 20 today!

Can you believe its 20 years since Wallace and Gromit's Grand Day Out!?
Times flies...I remember watching it on video.
Google are celebrating this 20th anniversary on their home page, see image above.
Squint a bit and you can read 'Google'!!
Click here for an interview with the
very talented Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

instore at Tesco.....2008

this was a little while ago now...Spring 2008 I think....
but I was so delighted to see this range of products with my designs on in Tesco.
The artwork was on photo albums, giftbags, gift wrap, pens, erasers,
pencils, rulers, notebooks, folders...
I spend way too much but just couldn't resist!
I've popped the original designs in the background. Doesn't show too well in the pics but the colours turned out really well on all the stationery and other products. Thanks Tesco!! :D

Monday, 2 November 2009

more pumpkins!

two more pumpkins! One cheeky, one evil!
There was lots of scary folk about on saturday night...
think pumpkins are the best thing about halloween for me!
I loved carving these, I found my old lino tools from school so they helped a lot!
Got me thinking about lino cutting again so watch this space!

On with work now...has been a very lovely weekend, full of family visitors,
would be so much better if we all lived closer.


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