Friday, 27 March 2015

Pat Albeck

Daisychain print
Daisy Chain Pat Albeck for John Lewis


Copyright Pat Albeck
Copyright Pat Albeck
Anyone else hear Pat Albeck on Desert Island Discs this morning?  She has been creating designs since 1950 and more recently you will have seen her design Daisy Chain recoloured, rescaled and reintroduced in John Lewis to celebrate their 150th anniversary. It graced tablecloths, curtains, bed linen and more, and remained on sale in their shops for over 20 years. You may have also seen Pat's work in National Trust shops on packaging, tea towels and other accessories. What an inspirational woman and still designing at 85! You can listen again to the program here

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Where has Spring gone?

Copyright Stephanie Thannhauser for Dashwood
Copyright Stephanie Thannhauser for Dashwood
Copyright Stephanie Thannhauser for Dashwood















































Crikey, it's horrible out there today. Milton Keynes is covered in grizzle (grey skies and drizzly rain) : ( You might need some of my Sunshine or Rainbow fabric from the Rain or Shine? collection to cheer you up? It's supper dooper quality and manufactured by the British company Dashwood Studios. Or maybe a cheerful umbrella print will make you smile. You can buy some here or here.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

I won...


I was so excited to win a Facebook competition a couple of weeks ago and I got my bootie in the post this week, this gorgeous bobbin flower. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the work of Priscilla Jones so feel super lucky to win something of hers. Pop along and see more of her work here.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Feeling crafty and live near me?




































To any local crafty Milton Keyners out there on the interweb, we are running a crafternoon. All the cash raised will go to Comic relief. All welcome. Come along and have a go, you just need to leave your name here to book a place : )

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Hello flower...

























So, I mentioned that spring was inspiring me to design some florals. I LOVE inventing flowers and creating my own frankenflorals. I hope it's sunny where you are : )

Friday, 6 March 2015

Cinnamon Joe @ Blueprint

Cinnamon Joe Studio is collaborating with eleven other studios to hold their very first show in New York City in May this year. Pop along if you can, it will be full of FABULOUS designs suitable for apparel, paper products, home textiles, stationary, toys and fabrics. Andrea from Cinnamon Joe is creating 10  1/1 prints which will be given to the first 10 companies that visit the Cinnamon Joe Studio booth at Blue print. The top image is the first of the 10 artworks. GO CINNAMON JOE! It'll be awesome  : )

Monday, 2 March 2015

Spring is in the air

Copyright Jodds






















...so, inspired by all the wonderful flowers that are popping their heads up and reaching for the sun, I am designing florals this week. You can buy the floral wrap above here. I created it for Jodds and it's on super quality paper so get wrapping and enjoy the sun if you have it : )

Monday, 23 February 2015

An interview with Dashwood Studio...


















The folk over at Dashwood asked me some questions about my new Rain or Shine? range. You can have a look at the interview  here

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Pom-pom pussy willow...


















It's half term so I'm finding some time to make some things in between cooking, tidying, ferrying and refereeing children  : ) This is so easy to make and looks so cheerful on our table.