This week is all about prepping for the lovely Festival of Nature in Bristol harbourside, which I'm chuffed to be part of this weekend. From a secret mobile cinema, to studying fossils and perhaps a visiting Dinosaur! It's the largest free nature festival and well worth a visit, even if you don't browse the eco-friendly design market :)
The third year in a row that my drawing and colouring in has turned up in The Guardian Christmas Gift Guide, and it never gives me butterflies any less.
From my quieter Leafy range (which came before the Inky Animals but no one really bought it! Maybe they will this year.)
Get your own here.
You asked so I got on with it - luxurious pure cotton Adult Aprons now available in our shop!
All Inky Animals along with my Leafy range, proudly made in the UK as usual. You can also opt to have a name or other phrase printed on the straps for no extra! Just add a note whilst ordering exactly as you'd like your text to appear. The perfect bespoke personalised gift.
Any other products you'd like to see? Just let me know!
Another work-in-progress Inky pet portrait... This little lady is a tiny Dachshund, which is super fun to say. Fancy your own? Get in touch!
It's been on my "to visit and photograph" list for a long time, and was the perfect opportunity to try out my new wide angle lens.
A Victorian tame rainforest, prancing peacocks and a tree top walkway - what's not to love? It was a wonderful day (storm sheltering in deserted glass houses included) and gave me lots of inspiration for new designs! Watch this space...
Just a few photos from the day below, I tried and failed to be restrained! Neil and I shared the camera, so if you think any of the photographs below are outstanding, they're probably his.
Last year I had the super fun task of creating some wedding Save The Dates for a bride getting married in a South African Elephant park. How. Cool.
And now it's invite time! As is always the way, firstly I created a range of options for the bride to choose from. (Let's be honest it's the bride and not the fella.) The brief was modern-vintage, maybe with greens and doilies.
Once a choice had been made and details finalised, I set to work!
If you have any wedding requirments, large or small, please get in touch.
I am finally on it! Find me @katemoby. So far only iPhone pics on there, mostly of the outside world when I manage to pry myself out of the studio and work in progress... And none of my dinner, I promise!
I enjoyed working with a lovely group of ladies on Saturday, teaching my simple screen printing method, and was very impressed with their beautiful results! Seems as though they enjoyed it too.
For more information on latest workshops, please get in touch.
My Inky Animals have been my most faithful sellers, I owe those furry faces a lot! I've been meaning to expand the range for a while, and have finally had a bit of time to do so. They'll soon be able available as cards, phone cases and maybe some new products that are in the pipeline!
I still have a couple I'd like to work on, like a dog and a cow, which I think would be fun... Any suggestions to expand the range? I do take requests!
Bunting and birds on a postcard were requested for a country garden themed Save The Date. I do aim to please...
The main thing I've learnt from this commission is that there are better ways to refer to a Save The Date than an STD... I don't advise that.
A general creative gun for hire!
Creative Design Centre
In Your Dog House