Friday, 31 August 2012

Made with love

Sketchbook covers for Milo and Madeleine
Today I just thought I'd share these little handmade presents I made for my nephew and niece. They came about after not being able to find any fun looking sketchbooks for children, so I decided to design my own covers. I'm pleased to say they went down a treat :-)

'Bloom' Birthday card
I also made this card for my Mother's birthday using my 'Bloom' design, which is one of her favourites, and a co-ordinating pattern for the back. It's always been difficult to find a card for her which she hasn't seen as she sells so many beautiful ones in her shop, so this was the perfect solution :-)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

MOYO Magazine launch!

The cover of the first issue of MOYO Magazine
Last week saw the launch of MOYO Magazine, it's the world's first online magazine dedicated to Surface Pattern Design. MOYO (pronounced mo-yor from the Japanese for pattern) is the creation of Beth Nicholls and Rachael Taylor of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. It is full of interviews, inspiration and design tips, aswell as showcasing emerging designers. I'm very happy to have one of my designs (see below) included in the first issue! The magazine will be published quarterly and is free! You can get your copy here.

My design featured in the magazine, part of my 'Dotty Triangles' collection

And today I was really pleased to see my 'Bloom' designs were featured on Beth Nicholl's Do What You Love blog as part of the e-course Module 2 showcase. You can see the feature here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Sometimes it's the little things that make you happy

Here's a little peek at my new mini cards from Moo. I'm really happy with them, I love that you can print different images on the back! The printing's great and turnaround really fast, I definitely recommend using Moo!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Another lovely blog feature!

Image courtesy of Rebecca Greenwood/Littletree Designs
Last week I was lucky enough to be featured on 3 blogs! Rebecca Greenwood of Littletree Designs showcased my 'Dotty Triangles' designs as part of a lovely feature on some of the designers of the
e-course we are taking. Rebecca is very talented designer, I love her style, and has a lovely blog you can visit here.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Rachael Taylor Blog Showcase 2

Image courtesy of Rachael Taylor Designs
I'm very happy that this week my 'Bloom' design was featured on Rachael Taylor's blog as part of the Module 2 final showcase of The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design run by the lovely Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls of Do What You Love For Life. You can see the feature here. I couldn't recommend the course more highly and can't wait to start Module 3 on September 3rd!


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Print & Pattern feature!

Image courtesy of Print & Pattern
I am thrilled that today one of my collections has been featured on the leading blog for pattern design, Print & Pattern! Click here to see the post! I'm featured alongside some of my very talented fellow classmates of the brilliant The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course run by Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls

Fifties Fun

Friday, 10 August 2012

Beautiful Barcelona

Details of the lovely tiled mosaic seats in Gaudi's Parc Güell
I've just got back from a lovely few days in sunny Barcelona where I celebrated my birthday. It's such a beautiful city, filled with so much inspiration. I was particularly taken with the colourful tiled mosaic seats in the terraced area of Gaudi's Parc Güell, which you can see in the images above and below.So pretty, I think they'll definitely inspire a pattern or two!

Details of the lovely tiled mosaic seats in Gaudi's Parc Güell