Thursday 12 December 2013

bears on the stairs (& other animals)

so, drawing on walls is my new second favourite thing (screen printing is always going to come out on top)...this is now on the stairs leading up to one very lucky baby's (hello Rupert) nursery...

Friday 6 December 2013

Walcot Bazaar

I'm going to be here all of next week (except for saturday when I'll be at the Crafty Fox fair in Peckham)....please come along if you're in the area - It's a good chance to buy great things away from the crowds of the Bath Christmas Market

Monday 25 November 2013

Smithson Gallery pop up

The Smithson Gallery has popped up again in it's usual spot in Bristol's Cabots Circus - (that's the third floor inbetween Costa & Starbucks - so plently of coffee opportunities if you pay a visit) ...

I spent the friday before it opened drawing animals on the back wall - et voila!


as well as my prints there are also some very lovely (if I do say so myself) notebooks and christmas cards....and of course there's the mighty Kitten Calendar...

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Screen print until you drop

The other day I did a 12 hour print marathon...I printed, 2 different size notebooks (10 of each) and different dog screenprints on paper and 160 christmas cards (4 different designs)  PHEW! 

Actually writing that, it doesn't seem that much but it definitely felt epic!

If I do say so myself (and I do) I was really pleased with the sketchbooks - they'll be in my etsy shop in the next few days, along with a few other new things...all ready for christmas...and also they'll be at the following:

Widcombe Christmas fair Saturday 23rd Nov
Made in Bristol fair, Colston Hall saturday 30th Nov
Frome Supermarket - Sunday 1st Dec
Bishop's Palace Christmas Fair, Wells Thurs 5th Dec (3pm-9pm)
Crafty Fox, Peckham Bussey Building Saturday 14th Dec

(I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot more printing over the next few weeks)

I heard my first lot of christmas music in a shop today...sigh!

Monday 4 November 2013

Ohh Deer Cushions

In typical me style I've entered the Ohh Deer "Pillow Fight" cushion competition right at the last minute....which means these cushions are available to buy for a mere £24.95 but only until the 11th November - BUY BUY BUY.....please!!

Sunday 29 September 2013

fox among the kittens

This weekend was filled with the printing of the slightly mentioned cute kitten calendar and the emotional rollercoaster that is screenprinting - I've just about recovered (watching the Great British Bake Off is bringing my heart rate down).

 Heres the layer by layer printing process in picture format

layer 1 - gold (of course)

layer 2 - light grey

layer 3 - blue/grey

layer 4 - very bright pink

layer 5 - and the final black layer brings all the kittens's slightly bonkers of me to have made such an elaborate calendar but it will be making it's debut next saturday at the Crafty Fox market at the Dogstar pub in Brixton

the 2014 cat is my favourite - it has a cute chin!

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Crafty Magazine

I probably should have mentioned this before the new edition came out but blog neglect took over...anyway I was recently in Crafty Magazine with my craft fair tips, funny considering how totally panicked I usually feel on the evening before every craft fair I've ever done! 

While I'm on the subject I should mention that I"ll be at the Crafty Fox fair at the Dogstar in Brixton on 5th Oct along with Alice Shields Gill Flury (the southwest are taking over London!) I should have printed some new things by then including a cute kitten calendar

Saturday 21 September 2013

London Town

last weekend was Top Drawer where my mugs & tea towels etc were on the New House Textiles stand. I drew on the walls and we stuck lots of stuff up with very bright pink tape. 

The week bought more excitement as I had a "research" trip to London with the lovely Alice Shields .We went to the Southbank to a talk by Oliver Jeffers - which was brilliant, funny and inspiring - I've since  bought some new pencils!

Between coffee & cake stops we also found ourselves loving EVERYTHING in the pop up Donna Wilson shop and making some new woolley friends

Sunday 15 September 2013

cats & dogs

While continuing to neglect my poor blog I have been doing a bit of printing...silver & gold cats & dogs and also finishing of my dogs stamp edition...lots of my prints are currently available at the brilliant pop-up Print Shop in Cabots Circus, Bristol

let silver sleeping dogs lie
silver super cat
sleeping with the enemy

woof, ouah-ouah, voff

Tuesday 6 August 2013

elle maps

ok, I have to own up to a huge amount of blog of the projects responsible for my absence was these maps, done for a chinese shopping guide for the latest Elle Collections magazine...has anyone seen the paper version because I'd really like to get myself a copy...

I loved doing these, it made me realise how many amazing building there are in London and how when I'm next there I'm going to make sure I look up  - lots of them are really tall!