Beads Beads Beads! Mega beads shop update just happened! Here's the full set!
Beads Beads Beads! Mega beads shop update just happened! Here's the full set!
Just in case you missed it, yesterday I launched a print giveaway over on my instagram! Follow me and find out more on how to enter over on my feed - @amyjpeg
I'll announce the winner on Saturday afternoon! So you have until 10am (BST) on Saturday to enter!
Hello! Wow I didn't even have a chance to write a post to promote these beauties before they all sold out. I'm so pleased with how they came out and I have more on the way so if you don't want to miss out this time you can pre-order yourself a pair! The "Pre-order" listing is now in the shop. Your earrings will be shipped out no later than Monday 4th June - unless that's another bank holiday I've overlooked. I swear proper functioning Mondays are becoming rare over here...
Anyway, a little bit about these brass beauties. The shapes, I'm sure some of you recognise them, are taken from my hand patterns from earlier in the year - possibly last year. The shapes themselves are made from brass and have a lovely weight to them. The earring hooks and attachments are 24k gold vermeil (similar to plate but a better option for people with metal allergies because the base metal is sterling silver). There are a few more details over on the listing - measurements and the like but if you have any questions feel free to get in touch! I'm so in love with these new products I just want to make more... what other shapes would you like to see??
Just uploaded a new batch of beads - there are loads of lovely colour combos to choose from! These are some new colourful spring beads, nice and simple and super easy to wear. There are loads of new patterned beads too, head to the shop and take a peek!
Playing around with new styles as always at the moment. Trying out new shapes and new faces and fresh colours. Keeping things scribbly while keeping that "neatness" balance at the same time. Been drawing loads of tattooed ladies for some reason, here's a new one...
The sun is out and the NEW scarves are in the shop! I'm so pleased with how they came out. Lovely light weight crepe de chine scarves available in 2 new designs. They measure 90cm x 90cm. Printed locally here in England. Head on over and treat yourself, they're super duper limited edition.
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!
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.
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!!
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?
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!
Just updated the shop with a few new earrings and necklaces! I've also just received a whole batch of beautiful new wooden beads so I bet you can't guess what I'll be doing today!!
Happy Thursday folks!
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!
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!
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:
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!
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...
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!
A gouache portrait for a change. Based on the digital sketches I've been working on recently (see previous post for examples). I couldn't resist scanning this face and turning it into a print. She's now in the shop! The blobby paint details are such a lovely change from the norm.
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!
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!!
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.