Tuesday, 1 March 2016
I'm pleased to announce it's the UK publication day of my two new larger baby board books published by Templar. Brown Bear Colour Book and Stripy Tiger Pattern Book. I've a few copies that I can sign available direct from me here. You can also buy them on Amazon and other shops around the UK. Here are some snap shots - these make great interactive books for babies and toddlers.
Monday, 29 February 2016
My other huge passion is screen printing so I've been having a sort out of various fabric panels in my studio to offer you as fabric packs from my Etsy shop. Each of these has been designed and screen printed by me in my Devon studio. These are suitable for small sewing projects such as purses etc.. - (not to be made into items to then sell on I'm afraid!) Each of these packs comes with one of my greeting cards.
Those of you that have kept and eye on my blog over the past 6 or 7 years will know that I've spent many years collecting and making items from vintage and retro fabrics. I used to make part of my living selling handmade vintage fabric cushions, which then spilled over into toys etc... I still love fabric but I don't collect or buy it in the way I used to. (My partner Jim is so pleased!!) I only keep fabrics that I really love or that I know I will realistically use. My career now is mostly illustrating and screen printing so I've less need to buy fabrics. Also, my daughter is growing by the day and no longer wants my handmade cushions, patchwork quilts etc... in her room - she has enough of them and is developing her own style and tastes. (which is completely right!) We spent a lovely few hours together yesterday morning sorting through various fabric tubs that I have and she made herself a pile of fabrics she wanted, I made a pile of fabrics I wanted and we made a pile of fabrics we could let go of. Really strange experience for me doing this as I can remember clearly where and when I bought each piece, the things I made from them and where I was living etc.. A bit like reading an old diary but probably happier!! To cut a long story short, (no pun intended!) I've put together a few fabric packs which I shall be listing on my Etsy shop at midday today - am sure I'll be adding more so pleased don't be sad if you miss these.