Sunday, 1 March 2015

Bye bye February, hello March!

Yay it's March! But where did February go? I can hardly believe it's over already - time flies when you're having fun I guess.

February was a super busy month for me, so much happened. It began with Valentine's Day cards. I worked really hard to get all of your orders to you in time for the big day, thank you to all of the lovely people who bought one!

I made a very limited amount of tiny hand painted books which are available in my shop. I've been working on a couple of different commissions with a children's publisher for quite a while now, but I haven't produced any of my own books for about two years so this was a really refreshing project!

I love making simple concept books, I focused on the Spring for these as I'm so excited about the new season. Yellow rain coats, colourful umbrellas & rainbows are just a few of the things I love about spring.

I also continued to experiment with my 3D works & I came up with these biscuit magnets for my etsy shop - I LOVE how they turned out! Old Tat magazine spotted these on Instagram too & we're going to collaborate on a new exciiiiting project (more info coming soon) I can't wait to tell you all about it.

And not forgetting a few milestones were met in February as well, I reached 1000 followers on Instagram & over 100 sales on etsy!!! Thank you so much for all of your support :)

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Little things #1

I thought it would be fun to sometimes show you the weird little things I like to collect.

Here's my first collection:

1. OH HELLO badge was a freebie from Ladybird Likes.

2. Parma Violets are my favourites.

3. I stole the coloured drawing pins from my boyfriend's desk because I thought the packaging design was cool. #sorrynotsorry

4. The chips rubber is from Tiger, it was a birthday gift from my little sister.

5. I wore this wooden bear hair clip soooo much that the clip fell off the back. I bought him from a charity shop about 5 years ago.

6. I'm forever collecting stickers from fruit. The one in the middle is a treasure, I love that bunch of bananas illustration.

7. Colourful paperclips are cool, these ones came from Tesco.

8. I found this paint brush in the street when I was 6 years old and kept it ever since. The handle used to be bright orange!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Catch up!

I'm SO sorry I've been naughty & completely abandoned my blog recently! Is it a bit too late to say Happy New Year?!

Ok so, here's a little update of what's been happening in my world lately.....
Up to now 2015 has been totally awesome! January was pretty busy & February looks like it's going that way too. My goals this year are to work harder at my dreams & to try out new things, which is already paying off. During January it was thrilling to see that I had over 1000 followers on Twitter & 500 on Facebook. And I was blown away when my Etsy shop reached 100 sales over the weekend! Below is a quick screenshot I took just before I started bouncing about the studio with excitement :)
Thus I want to say a GIGANTIC thanks for your support, it means the world.

Over the last month or so I've been having a sketchbook clear out & amazingly my little original paintings have been selling super quickly in the Artwork sale - especially the biscuits!!! I've noticed you guys LOVE Party Rings & Pink Wafers... 

And I had a go at making some fruity ceramics from air-dry clay but they haven't sold so well. I can't work out why as I love them! Maybe they are over priced? Clay is really fun to work with & I'm not ready to give up yet so I'm thinking of making some little jewellery pieces next time. What do you think?

My new Valentine's Day card design was really popular too - THANK YOU to everyone who bought one. I think this card would be perfect for an Anniversary or Engagement celebration as well :)

Please be aware if you'd like to buy a card for Love day this Saturday I can't guarantee that it will arrive on time!

I've had so much fun developing new products for you lovely lot this year - if there's anything you want me to paint or make let me know..... 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Closing for Christmas

I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has bought something for Christmas from my little shop recently! Your purchases allow me to paint & make things all day long, which is pretty cool - so thanks a lot for being awesome.

I'll be closing my shop for the festive period on Thursday 18th December & I will post my last orders out ** First Class** on the 19th December so they should get to you in time for Christmas (UK orders only). My stock is very low at the moment so if you have your eye on something, order quick before it disappears!

The shop will open again in the New Year with lots of lovely new things! Keep updated over the next few weeks on Instagram or Facebook, for work in progress shots & sneaky peeks of new products.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Halloween top picks

Ready for Halloween? If you're looking for something a bit different for fright night, get inspired by my top picks....

Add some sparkle to your fancy dress this year with a Day of the Dead inspired Sugar Skull necklace.

'Mass Beast Attack' - Faye Moorhouse
To be honest most of Faye's work is gorgeously gruesome and would be perfect for Halloween. But this original painting is my favourite.

Spooky black cat fairy lights - Not on the High Street
Create a creepy glow in your home with these stylish fairy lights. They're ideal for parties too!

Temporary cat tattoos - Hello Harriet
These fake cat tattoos are a must have! They are fantastic if you want to add a touch of cuteness to your spooky outfit.

Spooky stickers - Nikki Miles
Treat yourself to some Spooky stickers made by yours truly! They're great to stick on scary packages or to seal up party bags. Find out more about these here