New cards!

I've just launched some new cards which are now up for grabs in the shop! A couple of Birthday specific ones for a change and some of the new blossom collage ones to try out! I've also popped in a new portrait one - one of my favourites of the year so far. 

I've had a good clear out in the shop, post flash sale - Thank you SO MUCH for your orders this weekend! And I'm excited to say I've got loads of beautiful new treats to share with you soon! I can't wait, happy Monday!

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And the winner is....

Hello!

Here are the winning patterns from last weeks vote! Racing ahead in the lead was option number 9 - This rather jazzy red and peach number. SO much love for this design, I'm so pleased you voted it number 1 because I don't think I really noticed it among the contenders.

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This lovely mustard colour came in 2nd place. I think these 2 patterns compliment each other beautifully and they're heading to the printers! Can't wait to list the finished scarves in the shop! I'll keep you posted and thanks again for helping me pick some designs!!

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Experiments!

Hello folks! First of all I just want to take a moment to say thank you so much to everyone who participated in the pattern vote (see previous post for info) which is now closed! The votes are in and I'll announce the favourites later this week! Thank you!

I'm still head over heals stuck in the middle of a creative rut at the moment, which is probably why everything I'm doing looks so dramatically different from what you're used to seeing. I'm taking it as a good thing, I didn't for a long time. I've scanned a few of my favourite pages from my sketchbook and turned them into prints. They're now in the shop but might only be available for a limited time - I'm still a little nervous about how different they look, but hey we gotta just try these things, don't you agree?

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Vote for your favourite designs!

You may not have noticed, but I've been making loads of new patterns recently and now I've got to the hard part... decision making time! I've put together a little form at the bottom of this post and if you could take a moment to pick your favourites and check the boxes I'd be so grateful! I've already had so much wonderful feedback over on instagram for certain colour ways but it'd be such a big help putting together a clear winning collection - and my messy brain's failing! The winning designs will be listed online and available for pre-sale and if we can get enough of those through I'll be able to send them off to the printers! 

Thank you so much in advance and feel free to share a link to this page and the form below, get your friends and family involved!

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VOTES ARE NOW CLOSED! KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR THE WINNING DESIGNS!

New beads!

Some simple statement necklaces now in the shop!

I bought these wooden beads for a project that never came about and decided rather than box them up and add them to the bead stash I'd add some colour instead and make myself a necklace. Of course I couldn't stop at one so I made a small batch to share with you folks :) These ones are super limited, I only have 5 in stock right now but I've ordered some more beads so when they arrive I'll do another update. I've been buzzing off these colour schemes lately... can't get enough of this mix!

Enjoy!

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Custom portraits!

Having so much fun drawing your lovely faces at the moment! There's an updated listing for custom portraits in the shop. The couples portrait doesn't have to be a portrait of you and your partner - it could be you and your pet or a family member or a best friend. Or you could treat yourself to a fancy drawing of yourself! If you have any questions feel free to drop me an email.

Happy snowy Friday!

The times are changing...

Hello friends, I have some news to share with you guys today. Our lovely little project "Audrey and Illya" will be shutting up shop at the end of this month, sad times! BUT I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you SO MUCH for the support and kind words you've given us since we opened our virtual doors in 2013. It's been so much fun!

FEAR NOT me and the magical Leanne will both continue to create and sell our wonderful trinkets. Last summer Leanne and her partner in crime launched the amazing online shop MILKSPROUT! Head over and check out all those dreamy treats. To keep up to date with their projects, events and wares here are a few links for you:

ONLINE SHOP! 

INSTAGRAM

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And you know me, I can't stop making things and will be relaunching my solo shop where you'll be able to find all of the familiar faces and some super duper new stuff too. I'm also taking on more commissions and digital work so if you've a project in mind drop me an email and check my availability! I'd love to hear from you :)

Thanks again from us both for such an amazing few years and keep in touch with both of us!

Greek pots!

I've recently found myself stuck in another one of those creative ruts, they're horribly unpredictable and you just feel like you're endlessly drawing the same thing terribly over and over again. So I reached out on instagram for suggestions of new things to draw - thank you so much for such an amazing response and mixture of ideas! You've inspired me to keep a small list in reach so if ever the creative rut monster comes calling I have something to distract me from it, perfect!

One of the suggestions over the weekend was to draw "Pottery" and instantly those beautiful ancient greek pots sprang to mind. I want to do a whole series of them! Whether or not I will is another matter entirely, but it's good to find something new to draw. Anyway, I couldn't resist turning this one into a print and she's now up for grabs in the shop. The colours are beautiful and she seems so calm. It's making me impatient for summer. I have to admit it's probably one of the first prints I've made in ages which I'd quite happily have on the wall at home - is that weird? Do you guys have a lot of your work up at home? I have a lot of paintings up but I'm not fond of seeing them. I'm planning on taking a lot of them down when I get back into decorating bits of the house this summer. We shall see...

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new beads

Hello friends.

I've been putting together some new necklaces for the shop and done a small batch of these slightly simplified designs (I mean... they're still covered in wacky patterns but they're a little subtler in size and shape). If ever I try and keep a necklace (which is often) I instantly go for these sized beads... they're so easy to wear and brighten up any outfit. OH and speaking of brightening up outfits - I've got some SUPER FANCY new silk scarf samples on their way! I just need to kick this stupid cold in the butt and take some semi-smart photos and hey presto - IT'LL BE SAMPLE SALE TIME. Oh boy I can't wait to show you!

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experiments printed

These 3 portraits came about while I was playing around digitally with limited colour palettes. I wanted to do something more painterly and a little rougher around the edges. Something a bit more serious looking. I picked some of my favourite colours to frame them - their details pop out at you. What started as a completely random drawing has inspired me to develop the style and take it further. Perhaps I'll crack out the inks and watercolours and have a go at painting one of these faces in the flesh, so to speak. I'll keep you posted, I'm sure there will be many clumsy splodgy outtakes over on instagram, ha!

I'm so pleased with how they look printed. The colours are stunning. I've just popped them in the shop in case you're interested. They're available as A3 ad A4 prints and come signed on the back. Here's a link!

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FABRIC FINALLY

Well THIS is a bit exciting... I got some fabric samples back and to celebrate I've just made all of the patterns available to purchase through my spoonflower shop! During the pattern project I set myself last year so many of you requested fabric and it's always been something high up on my ever growing 'to do' list. I was over the moon when my samples finally arrived and my brain is literally buzzing with projects and possibilities. If you're interested in getting creative and treating yourself to some new fabric for your stash or a new sewing project you have lined up, here's a link! I've also popped a handy little link to my spoonflower shop on the menu bar of my site for easy access.

I reckon I'm going to be switching around availability of certain designs - mainly to keep the selection fresh and up to date with current work but I haven't properly decided just yet. So I thought I'd make them all available for the time being. I'm still churning out new patterns and revisiting older ones from earlier in the pattern project so expect plenty of updates!

ps - ANYTHING you do make please send me photos, I would love to see what you do with these designs!!

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New print!

This new print's now in the shop!

I'm going through some of last years digital portraits and this one jumped out at me. I love the colours and her pose - she also featured as my Queen of Clubs when I started my deck of cards project in the autumn... I wonder if that will ever get finished?? If you missed out I've popped the handful of designs I have so far at the bottom of the post... Just looking at them again is inspiring me to keep going... ha! Wish me luck.

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happy new year!

Happy new year, happy new projects, happy new cheese belly, happy new dancing feet, happy new nap times, happy new studio days. This years already rushing along like an out of control train but I've decided what the hey, go with it. Here's a doodle from the weekend. Want to know a fun (that's debatable) fact about this picture? I accidentally turned her hair pink by mucking about with layer hues and saturations AND I DIDN'T EVEN NOTICE until it was on instagram... ha! A very happy accident. Another fun fact = I love her knees!

Anyway, hope you're all well rested and had a wonderful kick start to the new year and I cannot wait to see all the exciting things we get up to! Cheers! *clink*

(for those who like to know the deets - this doodle was done on my ipad using procreate)

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Dolly's in town!

Beautiful new print now in the shop! My tribute to the amazingly inspirational dreamboat that is Dolly Parton. This print's available in 2 sizes (A4 and A3), printed on heavy weight archival paper and signed on the back. I'm having so much fun drawing these inspirational ladies, expect many more to come! Suggestions welcome! Here's a link to the print :)

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Hello champions!

Just a quick note to say "hello" and "phew, time to have a break from festive fairs" - They've been so much fun but boy oh boy I'm tired. Anyway, here's a little shop update. These are the last 4 necklaces of 2017. Can't WAIT to show you all the new treats I'm planning for the new year, but right now my little (definitely not little) to do list needs a bit of TLC. Hurrah!

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holiday complete.

Hey team! I am BACK in the doodle-seat and ready to go! LETS GET MAKING!

First up here's a bunch of illustrations I've been doodling recently, some over my holiday. There's no theme as such, they're just a few of my favourites I've done lately. If you follow me on instagram they're probably quite familiar already but I realised the other day I hadn't popped them up on my blog so here they are...

Now it's time to play catch up!

Holiday time!

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Holiday time! I'm on holiday :) but I'll keep the shop open so this is just to let you know I'll process any orders when I get back on the 14th!

See you laterz! xxx

ps - I'll still be reading all my emails so feel free to drop me a note if you need me for something, ta!