Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Springtime sunshine and yellow, yellow, yellow...

I used to HATE yellow. I would NEVER use it in my design work by choice and I certainly wouldn't wear it. This year I have been draw to it, may-be it's the spring sunshine or because I am jumping on the trend bandwagon but either way I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. So cheerful and such a happy colour. Are you embracing yellow or a shade of?

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 : )