New: Garden Veg Napkin Gift Set
I'm so excited to introduce my NEW Garden Vegetable Napkins.
I began working on these designs back in January, it was a very dark time, in more ways than one. It's often a gloomy time of year but with lockdown and general worrying news, it was especially tough. I had no access to my studio at the time and was working out of the box room in my terraced house. I think the designs are a response to that situation, I think without realising, I really wanted to add some colour to my life!
The gift box consists of six...
My Beliefs and Values
When I first started printing my drawings onto tea towels, beliefs and values didn’t really enter my mind, I just wanted to make something interesting and different. Now I have a business that’s beginning to grow beyond just me and a squeegee. This is great but it also means I going to have to start making decisions about what kind of company I want to be. Luckily so far I’ve been able to choose some great people to work with. I know that this will become more difficult as I go along but that is all part of...
Experimenting in the Studio
I haven’t been able to make anything new in so long. One of the downsides of the past year, however, I ordered some new screens to be delivered and I was so excited when I arrived. I thought it would be fun to have a play with my new Swiss chard illustration. I actually drew it exactly one year ago in lockdown 1, inspired by a post by @my_little_allotment. I didn’t have all of the colours I wanted but I thought I would have a crack anyway. To be honest I wasn’t completely satisfied with the...
My Style: Handmade, Countryside and Unique
One of the great things about doing blog posts is that they forces you to take a moment to stop and look at your work in order to be able to talk about it. I like to do things with my hands, whether it’s drawing, mixing colours, sewing or screen printing. I have started to dabble in photoshop this year but it certainly doesn’t come naturally to me. I’m much more at home with a pen, paint and a pair of scissors. I also think that this helps my work to stand out a little, as it’s uniquely mine.
My First Make Your Own Lampshade Workshop
On Sunday I held my first Make Your Own Lampshade Workshop.
We had such a creative group who all brought along great ideas, which we turned into some fantastic stencils.
We also learned how to mix inks to match the colour of their home before having a go at screen printing their brilliant designs.
We had a little break for veggie chilli and cake (thanks Mum) before building our lampshades. I was so so impressed...