The Guardian Christmas Gift Guide 2015
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.
New Phone Cases
Pleased to announce that you can now buy my designs in an ever expanding range of phone cases. New to the team are the iPhone 5c, and the Galaxy Samsung S5. Yes.
Invitation to Africa
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.
Autumn Screen Printing Workshop
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.
Combining two things I think are ace - chickens and patterns.
This is going on a new greetings card, but I reckon it might work as wrapping paper... Any thoughts?
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Apparently they've also added Samsung Galaxy S4 cases, marvellous!
Society 6, stockists of my phone covers and other goodies, have just started making iPad cases!
Even more helpful, if you follow this friends and family promo link, you get free shipping until April 14th. Not too shabby.
Anyone want to give me an iPad..?
Just spent a rather marvellous snowy weekend with mates, just relaxing, eating, drinking, rediscovering Thunderbirds, and pushing the limits of crayons...
First up, sticking them to a coffee frother to replicate old school Spirographs. Uncanny, no?
Next we considered involving heat, and things started to get fun! I spose I should say, don't try this at home or without grown up paws helping and all that jazz, but meh! My bro has a mini blowtorch for "cooking." It also works really well melting crayons- either by setting the paper wrapper on fire and letting the wax drip, or shaving crayons with a knife (if you're going to make art dangerous, you may as well do it properly!) and melting the shavings directly onto a well water-soaked piece of paper. We also used a hairdryer to melt the crayons directly in a slightly less dramatic fashion.
Finally we used the Aga hot plate as a toasty desk, and drew onto paper resting onto it. It's amazing how painterly the melted crayons looked. Definitely recommend for punchy colour fun.
Not that bambinos are on the horizon yet, but I like to think that when they do appear, we'll find plenty of hands on fun things to do like this weekend. Maybe swapping wine for non-fermented fruits... And maybe less fire, maybe...
Bespoke Laptop Bag
A lovely lady got in touch to see if I could create a laptop bag out of KateMoby fabric... Some designing and international ordering later and, yes I can!
My most useful tool was a cereal packet "laptop" I made to match the size - it's nerve wracking making something to fit a specific object if you don't have said object in your possession!
The final design incorporated a button closure, zip front pocket, lining and padding, canvas and leather handles and a good sprinkling of Beech Leaves! Not a bad foray into construction. Personally I'm most chuffed how the button I made lines up with the pattern so nicely.
How I did it:
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