Tuesday 31 May 2011

Not long now

Pulse starts at the weekend and even though I have lots and lots still to do I feel I might just get it done. Fingers crossed. All being well.
I always feel very nervous when it comes to this close to a trade fair. Trying to remember everything, writing countless lists, gathering things together, checking and double-checking that I don't forget something important.....
If you're around Pulse pop by and say hello (Launchpad - LP71). I have 12 new designs of cards and 3 new prints to show you. I've put a little sneaky peek on this post of a new card and print but there's lots more.

I'm really looking forward to being in London for a few days and getting out of my studio and meeting stockists old and new and exciting contacts. Working from home all the time and on my own I forget how great it is to get out and especially down to London to see some new things and meet new people.
I'll post lots of photos of my stand and new designs next week but that's me for now... better go and write another list.

Monday 23 May 2011


Be careful what you wish for!
The last post I was lamenting having a night off doing nothing. Well the next morning I woke up covered in spots having caught chickenpox from my nephew. Four days and nights laid in bed and on the sofa ensued so I got my time off - just not quite what I had in mind and at my most busy time.
I feel much better now and am much less spotty. I wasn't going to post pictures of my own spots so instead here are some photos of some other spots. This is a lovely childhood game I've just re-discovered through my daughter. Thanks to my mum for never having thrown any of our toys away some wonderful 70's toys are appearing all the time for my daughter and her cousins to play with. They've really stood the test of time. I always prefer the graphics of the old ones too. Ladybirds may creep into my work somewhere soon as I love the shapes and my daughter Martha has had a bit of a fascination with them of late.

Back on the chickenpox/work subject. I'm feeling 100% now and cracking on at full speed this week as I think it's a matter of days before Martha comes down with it and less than 2 weeks until Pulse.

Friday 13 May 2011

Another crazy week

At the moment it feels like I'm juggling so much my head is starting to hurt a little.
So - this was my week (or some of it - it was actually a way longer list than this):
1. Design and print as many new cards and prints as possible.
2. Quotes for a potentially huge order.
3. Pulse preparation - it's approaching way too fast and there's still cabinets to paint, vinyls to decide on and order, invitations to send out and a catalogue to finalise.
4. Finish my recent commission for So Tiny London
5. Orders to pack and send out to Paperchase, Oklahoma (Manchester), Found (Bath),

Busy busy!
And it's set to continue for the next few weeks. A night off - now that would be a real treat!

I've posted a few photos relating to all of the above - a glimpse of new cards and the
So Tiny London design to be used for promotional purposes for their shop. A pleasure to work with Emma once more.

Sunday 8 May 2011

Shop updates

I've just added new cards to my Notonthehighstreet shop and my own online shop. There are a couple of Fathers Day cards and also a wedding card. (Fathers Day is June 19th by the way.)
I'm flat-out doing Pulse preparation as well as orders and a commission so this is a brief blog post I'm afraid. There will be more on all this this week I hope - if I ever find the time!
Also - I've added the Word Map of the British Isles 60x80cm print to my online shop. It's been selling very well both in Snowhome and at Grand Designs Live. Last I heard it had nearly sold out at Grand Designs Live before it closed today! Thank you to all those who have already purchased one.
I'm really pleased that it's been so well received and I can't wait for more collaborations with Snowhome in the future.