Monday 30 July 2012

Hello Miss Rosebud Petal!

This weekend me and my 4 year daughter Grace did lots of sewing and drawing. In my spare time I like to make felt soft toys for family and friends. Early Saturday morning Grace presented me with a picture of Miss Rosebud Petal and said "Mummy can you make Miss Rosebud Petal for me?", so with a bit of felt and colourful thread, and a late night stitching her lovely squiggles here is Miss Rosebud Petal! One happy little girl!!!!

Friday 27 July 2012

All packed, padded and taped for South Korea!

We have been busy getting the collection ready for its trip to Kate our lovely super efficient Korean agent in  South Korea. We have lots of new brilliant lush designs from our team of designers. The collection is looking it's best so a big thank you to all our  creative team, Linda, Rosie, Mary, Jayne, Rachel, Christine and Pete. Oooh and a big welcome to our new designer Lisa, we can't wait to see what you come up with!!  x

Thursday 26 July 2012

Totally Tropical

I have been experimenting with inks and paint effects in the studio, it is so nice to get back to painting and mark making.
 I love my computer and AVA Software but always struggle with brush types. A bit of free hand painting, scanning and recolouring on the computer and this is one of the designs I came up with. It's quite nice to hear washing of brushes in jars of water instead of the hum of my computer, ooohh and have paint up my arms again!

Tuesday 24 July 2012

It's nice to be home!

Sorry I haven't posted on my blog for a while.  It has been quite hectic since June. To start with a very wet week camping in Wales, (us being the only ones on the deserted campsite apart from a family of rabbits which my daughter enjoyed talking to!)
To recover from my camping experience we then flew off to Greece which was so hot I started longing for a little bit of rain...just a little!
A week later I was in hospital for a few days to have a planned operation, hospital food yuk, lots of magazines, chocolates and a bit of bed rest and I am finally back home.

My first day back in front of my desk, lots of ideas... tropical birds and new styles ....more painterly techniques...thinking I might need to get my dusty paintbrushes out and start making a mess!
It's good to be back!