Sunday, 28 February 2010

A Collection A Day

Stumbled across some great blogs this morning, but this was my favourite by far. A Collection A Day is an ongoing project by Lisa Congdon, an artist and illustrator from San Francisco. The project spans exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, she will photograph, draw or paint one collection. Here is just a tiny snippet for your delectation.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Bognor stripe

Maybe I'm feeling nostalgic for a rainy english days on the beach! A retro stripe inspired by deckchairs and beach huts.

You've got to be in it to win it!

I've just entered this competition on Spoonflower to design a fabric for the Boba 2G baby-carrier. The theme is nature and my pattern is made up of animal footprints - half-tribal, half decorative! (Click image to view nice and big!)

There's a prize of $500 up for grabs and the deadline is this Thursday (25 Feb), so if you're feeling inspired why not give it a go!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Letterpress Giveaway

Beginning on Monday March 1, 2010 lovely letter-presser Snap + Tumble will be offering sets of her customized flat notes featuring newly acquired wood type. The online shop will launch next Monday!

In honour of this auspicious occasion she will be giving away a beautiful set of 10 custom letterpress printed flat notecards (A7) with envelopes.

Pop over to her blog and leave your details for a chance of winning yourself some nice stuff!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Saturday, 20 February 2010


I've started a new Spoonflower account for my ongoing fabric designs. Still very much a work-in-progress, but something I'm enjoying immensely.

Nothing is for sale yet as I have to get some test swatches done which could take a few weeks, but as soon as I have something available I will let you know. In the meantime, as always, I would love your feedback on what I'm doing :)

Friday, 19 February 2010

Friday Faves

Been feeling a wee bit under the weather this week, so not much computer action from me, but still been gathering plenty of inspiration! This week I'm enjoying pattern and form. Thanks everyone!

1. Tea Cups, 2. Untitled, 3. Kristopher K Fabric Design - "Berry Star", 4. wall, 5. green firework, 6. URBAN FOREST, 7. Interlacing Leaves, 8. San Francisco reprint, 9. Shoes

Saturday, 13 February 2010


I'm starting to develop some patterns from type elements. I think I will be exploring these at some length as designing patterns is one of my favourite things to do. These are for starters. Not too sure what I will do with them yet. Any suggestions? Would love your feedback on which ones work for you and which don't. Click on any image to view large.

Pattern A

Pattern B

Pattern C

Pattern D

Pattern E

Pattern F

Pattern G

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Last Minute Valentines!

For those of you who have a romantic weekend coming up but have forgotton the card, don't worry! I have two printable cards available in the shop!
A romantic butterfly heart, and for those of you who like a bit of schoolgirl nostalgia a retro Love Hearts card!!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Typewriter prints

Janine at Uppercase magazine has just posted a very nice article about my new typewriter ribbon prints. They are reproductions of tins from her beautiful collection. Thank you Janine!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Uppercase feature

Exciting news! Uppercase magazine, one of my favourite design publications, will be featuring my cotton reel label illustrations in their next issue. I will keep you updated when I know more about availability.

In the meantime, you can purchase these prints at Red Bubble.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Prints For Sale!

Exciting news! You can now find my prints for sale over at Red Bubble. That means you can buy canvasses, framed or even poster-sized versions of my work!

And I'll be featuring some work in there that you won't see in my Etsy store. So if your walls need a little brightening up, why don't you pop on over!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tatyana Kartasheva

Stumbled across the work of this very talented young lady this morning. Reminds me of William Morris. Just get a load of the detail!

Monday, 1 February 2010

Petit Collage

I'm loving these charming prints from Californian-based design team Petit Collage. They say "Petit Collage is a line of modern wall decor and accessories with a vintage twist for children and grownups alike."

Beauty in the mundane

Good morning and a happy 1st February to you. How time flies! I have been rooting around in my image library over the weekend... a HUGE collection of scans that I have collected over the years... and stumbled upon my collection of envelope security patterns! I love them! And it seems I'm not the only one. Creative types everywhere are seeing the beauty in these seemingly ordinary and usually unnoticed textures. Here's just a few examples of what people are doing.

Crafting A Green World

Sweetie Pie

Black Eiffel

So I have started a few things of my own and will be putting some things in the shop this week!

See you again soon!