Friday, 25 March 2011

Yellow II

Without really looking for it lots of lovely bright yellow has been springing up in front of me again today. It must be the sunshine highlighting it all. I definitely have to design something yellow and cheerful to match all this - especially as I have a bundle of yellow envelopes that I must put to good use.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Yellow seemed to be the colour of the day today. Yellow daffodils on my windowsill and 30 Bright Ideas books ready to pack - they're very well suited to the weather today with their bright sunburst covers - it's the kind of weather that makes me want to make lots of lovely bright coloured things.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sunshine and springiness

Yay! All that lovely sunshine today must surely mean that spring is indeed here at long last?!
My weekend consisted of making birthday cakes, enjoying the spring sunshine by going to the seaside, eating fish and chips and doing some work. Nothing exciting but a nice weekend all the same.
I have a busy week ahead making 30 Bright Ideas for L'Oreal HQ, sending out orders, designing new things and working on my commission for Snowhome (more to come on this very soon.) I need the sunshine to spur me on as I feel a bit tired and it's only Monday.
A couple of weeks ago I did a blog interview for the lovely Clare and Anthony at Plaisir - a fine little shop in Biggar, Scotland. They posted it at the weekend and here it is. Not only do they have a great shop but like me they love their cake too. 'Cake of the week' part of their website is obviously a favourite of mine!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Seeing colours

At the moment I'm working on new designs and thinking a lot about new colours for these. When I'm doing new designs I start seeing colours and colour combinations everywhere when I'm not even looking or thinking about work; folding the washing, Martha's wax crayon pot.......
Maybe it's because it's been a sunny day but I'm tending towards thinking about some bold and bright palettes. I have salmon pink, lime and olive green and purple going around in my head. Even when I put my olive green converse on with my purple stripy socks - massive fashion error but strangely a lovely colour combination!
I'm busying away on new stuff and also have a great commission to start working on which I'm excited about - more to come on all this soon.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Mothers Day cards & shop updates

I've just been doing some long-overdue updates to my shop as well as adding new mothers day cards to both my Big Cartel and Not On The High Street shops. I know it's a long way off just yet (3rd April) but don't forget to treat all those very special hard-working mothers to a lovingly hand screen printed card to show your appreciation (and possibly breakfast in bed and some flowers - hint hint!!)