Monday, 30 May 2011

Illustration Friday - Asleep

It all got a bit busy in the end..But I guess for a quick image its not too bad. I often dream of horses and rabbits...I used to have a reoccurring dream that I left my pet rabbit in my handbag in a cloakroom of a night club..I went back much later and she was missing..I've never done such a thing by the way it was just a strange anxiety type dream I think!!

The May Bird

Good day people!

Some of you may of seen this print already, I wrote this post a few weeks ago but forgot to post it!! Silly me!

New (ish)! A4 Gicilee Art print up in my Etsy shop. The May Bird, a return to the birds with socks of days past! I do love birds with stripey legs 'Socks'. Do you remember my other 'yellow bird' print? You can buy 'The May Bird' print  here.


Sunday, 29 May 2011

Pattern Rally and whistling kettles...Happy Sunday all

Hi everyone how are you?  I hope you are all enjoying your weekends?  I was feeling a bit better today so went to a local shopping center with my dad who was visiting..Got to do a lot of window shopping (there are some amazing clothes out there at the moment, great patterns everywhere)! Came home with a gorgeous duck egg blue whistling kettle *love it* and some art supplies :-) However all that excitement tired me out and I had to go to bed for 3 hours afterward!! I can't wait to feel better! Ugh!

I wanted to share with you that one of my new floral pattern designs is over at the illustration Rally blog right now in the current pattern rally that they have going on, the theme is 'Floral'. Go take a look at all the great designs that have been submitted so far.

Illustration Rally

Good evening folks :-)

Friday, 27 May 2011

My patten on a tote bag..woohoo!

I finally got round to registering and submitting my first design to Envelop, everything went through okay and this is my first creation. What do you think? You can view and buy this tote bag here

More of my designs on more items coming soon!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Teashed

I really like tea & I really like sheds, I also really like art and I especially like a combination of the lot, so is it any wonder that this new company caught my eye? I stumbled across them on the Print & Pattern website and I thought I would share on here too.

You can find out more about them here

Now do you think I could get away with painting my summer house/art studio like this?! I would love too but I don't think the neighbors would be impressed!

cheerio folks **

*update, I asked the boyfriend and he says its okay....Summer project?!*

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

I emptied my kitchen draw..

and this is what happened...

I suppose I should clean it out now before everything goes back.

Have you read about the 'What I wore today' drawing competition? I'm going to enter. Go take a look and browse the blog too, I love looking through the submissions, so interesting! I may have to make an outfit up, I'm still ill and in my pjs! It took me 2 days to do the above illustration as I spent all yesterday afternoon/eve in bed.Boo. Anyway enough of being miserable! Go look at that blog!

Toodle pip blog readers, have great days :-)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Some of my Etsy favourites

Vintage caravan screenprint by Jane Foster
Woods of Wisteria Original painting by Carissa Page
Pooch in Pucci square blank card by StudioLegohead
Owl pillow in sage by Katedurkin
I also got a lovely supprise today when reading Kerry Layton's fabulous blog 'theseventytree' she has included my bicycle print in her selection of favorites from the web today. Thank you Kerry! You can check out Kerry's blog here.

Cheerio for now people! :-)

Monday, 23 May 2011

The Haby Goddess

I was fortunate to be featured on the Haby Goddess blog this week! The Haby Goddess is an Australian business run by Jodie Maloni and is a shop/blog/tutorial and more site..

Jodie Featured my Peach Singer Sewing Machine print which is available to buy here.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Packaging and a thank you

I sold two more prints yesterday on Etsy, two Singer sewing machine prints, one turquoise and one peach..Thank you so much to everyone who has encouraged and supported me with my blog/etsy shop/art making..I feel I have come a long way since I started this blog back at the end of 2009...Thanks..

I get so excited when I sell something and I absolutely love packaging up the prints to go off to their new homes..However sometimes I do worry a bit too much about things getting damaged in the post and maybe I over package..(bubble wrap envelope, 2 pieces of board, extra tape,that kind of thing)..! But that's because I want my prints to be in perfect condition when they arrive at their destination. I want the packaging to look pretty and I want whoever receives them to smile like I do when I receive a print in the post.....See I worry if they are over packaged then I worry if there under packaged ;-)

 I got some great stickers and packaging supplies from the Etsy shop the Packagery. They do the most lovely 'thank you' stickers and other bits and bobs. I love there shop design too, so stylish! I also recently got some postcards done from, (that's the sewing thread image you can see in the sleeve with the print).As always the quality of the postcards is gorgeous and I can't wait to get some more printed.

Did you see I have added another page to my blog?? Look above there is a tab that links to a page with a selection of my pattern designs. Very soon I will add another page showing some of my illustrations, it is sort of a little version of my website really which you can view at
I wanted to tell you that I recently changed my hosting site from squarespace to moonfruit.  Moonfruit was so much cheaper although not as slick as squarespace but still I don't really need a fancy pants singing dancing site do I?! Take a look and tell me what you think.

Oh and you may of noticed the magazine in the photo? I bought Vogue for the first time in years, it has an article about Tracey Emin in it. I forgot how much I love her work..I also forgot how much I love Vogue but anyway..! Night night peeps! I hope I haven't rambled at you too much?!

Night **

Friday, 20 May 2011

Illustration Friday - Soaked

Good evening folks, how are you? I have been home sick all week with a kidney infection (boo)..So Its been a cycle of drawing/sleeping/being ill/drawing/sleeping... I'm REALLY looking forward to feeling better but the upside is that I got to make some fun patterns...There's always an upside :-)

This one was inspired by Illustration Fridays word of the week 'Soaked'; my idea is that if your going to get soaked these are the kinda things you want to be wearing..Unless your someplace very cold of course in which case I would suggest a winter wetsuit!

I wish you all a very happy weekend, cheerio for now :-)

Derelict buildings

I think lots of people have a bit of a fascination for old derelict buildings..I know  I do..I especially love old buildings that still have furniture and objects that belonged to the people who lived here before in them.
How fascinating to think of who these people were and how things were in these houses when they were homes.. I took quite a lot of photographs when we were in Ireland of empty houses, there are just  so many over there in the rural area where we stayed.

Wouldn't you just love to refurbish that cupboard? Lampshade? Curtains? Shelves?Bed? Fireplace??!

I know I would. Cheerio for now x

Ps: Textile designer Laura Redford has just designed some pillows on Envelop..they are so good! my favorite is this one, I really want it!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Sew good!

I have been extremely fortunate to have been picked for some gorgeous treasury's on Etsy recently. This is one of my recent favorites.

'I am sew creative' by ShelleAnne on Etsy.

ShelleAnne included my Original Singer Sewing Machine Print which you can buy here.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Bicyle basket

Here is my most recent illustration, inspired by summer and spending time on my bicycle..
I would really like a bicycle basket for my bike, there are some gorgeous ones out there. This basket made out of recycled materials caught my eye recently. Nice ay?

From Hen & Hammock

Have a lovely evening all :) x

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Okay...I'm on the front page again!!

How lucky to be on the front page twice in one day!! This time it was my Peach Singer Sewing machine print.

And here is my Peach Singer print in my Etsy shop :-)


I made the front page of Etsy this morning!

Hey all I couldn't believe my eyes when I went to Etsy today, my new camera print the Zeiss Ikon Contessa was on the front page! It was surrounded by lots of other lovely items too, here is a screen shot:

I do love this print, you can view it here in my shop. Have a great day all!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Happy Thursday all :-)

This sits by my window and I wanted to share, have a good day all**

Monday, 2 May 2011

A lovely surprise

I got home recently to find an unexpected package..It was from Kerry of the Seventy tree blog..  Kerry  sent me my favorite color combination of her 'drop' prints and one of her 'Bear' prints. I am blown away by how sweet and kind she is.. You can view her blog the seventy tree here  & her shop here. Thank again Kerry :-)