Wednesday, 21 December 2011

It's Christmas!

Wow it's been a while since I've blogged I have been super busy getting ready for the festive season :)

My stall at the handmade fair went down a treat lots of Christmas decorations sold like hot cakes which was really exciting and ever since I have been making custom orders at home to send out to their new homes :)

Everywhere you go now it's really exciting, seeing the lovely white Christmas lights in the dark, the glistening of tinsel, Christmas Pudding and mince pies. My favourite spot for Christmas is the frankfurt German market in Birmingham. I go every year to indulge in some yummy food, crepes and feel the fresh winter breeze. It's official....Santa Claus is coming to town.


Hopefully in the coming new year there will be more exciting things to come for me. For now wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Staffordshire Handmade & Vintage Stall

I'm really excited to reveal that my stall will be at the Staffordshire Handmade & Vintage Stall :)
on the 20th November in Newcastle, so pop on down and say hello and see the work i've been producing. I'm really excited.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Busy bee

Recently I have been tucked away hard at work with my upcoming stall it's not far away now and I'm really excited. Here are a couple of snaps of what I've been making :)
More will be revealed soon!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Orla Kiely

Lovely designer Orla Kiely bags that I just wanted to share with you :)

The florals are the latest design bag, I love the colour palette and bold colours and the previous pear patterned bag :) I think I'm in love!

Thank you to Gareth Dawson

Friday, 21 October 2011


Hello, recently i have been a little busy working on some personal projects for an upcoming stall and buzzing about like a little bee.

Back at the start of October i was exhibitng some of my pieces of work in Newcastle, here are a few snaps of the exhibit. :)

At the moment i am currently on a work placements with textiles artist Helen Foot, having a really good time and enjoying learning about the industry :) 

Thursday, 22 September 2011


I thought i would show you the flat designs that were generated from Photoshop for this project.

The project began from drawing and experimentation from hand and then developed further through manipulation on photoshop.

Follow this link to see more Inspire Me Papers Project

Monday, 19 September 2011

Collection of Cushions

A month ago i completed my small collection of cushions based on the woodland theme.

I have been working away on developing more cushions based on the woodlands theme so there will be more to come. Also i have been working on some cards range which will be revealed soon :)

Friday, 12 August 2011

Night Owl

Ahhhh, just found this lovely little Etsy store named Night Owl. It's simply lovely and unique.

Profile: "Night Owl is an ecclectic gift and homewares shop run by Jessica Lennox. The name Night Owl originates from her nocturnal nature as most of the time she is found working through the night. She lives near Birmingham in the midlands where she spends her time searching for wood and second hand crockery. "

You can see more at their Etsy Store

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Contact Info


You can keep up to date with my goings on at my

My contact email is

I am currently working on a collection of cushions. So keep popping by to check my update :)

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Wagtail Designs

Currently i am doing a bit of research on this late night and have just fallen in love with Wagtail Designs :)

Really fun and quirky designs with combined techniques of embellishment, layering, adorable drawings
and a lovely colour palette. I am in love and would love to own one of these lovely products.

They are available to purchase from the Aspire store in Oxford or online also on the Moose store online.

Monday, 8 August 2011

August Update


I recently attended with my first little stall at the Handmade and Vintage Fair.

It was a wonderful day and very busy. 

Here i am with my wall art designs, some keyrings and cushion designs on my woodland project.

Hopefully i will return soon to feature another stall with more available.

You can follow news on the lovely fair at

Friday, 15 July 2011

Graduation & Upcoming Stall

Today I graduated from Staffordshire University. It was a lovely day, the sun was shining and there was a moment of sadness for all the good memories. But I am looking forward to what the future may hold.

I will be opening my first stall and selling a few home-made surprises this Sunday. Information for this is on the invite below. Please do come and say hello.

Friday, 17 June 2011

End of Degree Show

Last day of degree show tomorrow, so if you haven't yet had a chance to view the graduates of 2011, do pop in and say hello tomorrow from 11am closing at 4pm.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Open Night

Show opened tonight at 6pm, was wonderful and very busy. Great to see the atmosphere buzzing and business cards flying out the holders. Looking forward to what the future holds now.

My work displayed is featured on my 8 week woodland wonders project which includes the two printed lengths,

and some wall art canvas pieces 

which focus's in on scenes between nature, animals and insects. I really wanted to create fun interesting yet odd scenario's between them and i have developed on these pieces using subtle hand stitch to emphasize and highlight certain aspects from the scenes.

Here are a selected few of the wall arts close ups.

You can also ask to see my portfolio which is on show grounds which feature work across the 3 years at University and also some sketch books.

Show is open for another week yet, so hop on down to the show and see everyone's amazing work :) Show closes on Saturday 18th 4pm. Show times are featured in the post before this.

Online web gallery link for Staffordshire University.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Staffordshire University Degree Show

Well it has come to the time where work will be showcased. 
Details are as follows. Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshments and drinks available. 

Come see the show, there is a lot of amazing work on every course going on.

Assessments have been completed, 
work mounted, but what will be featured i will leave as a surprise for now :) 

and alas my business cards have arrived.

Mapping the world conclusion

Wow, it's been a long while since i've last updated, i have been busy finishing the last straws of university as well as completing the last world map prooject and squeezing in a card project too.

University has finally come to an end. We have had our assessments and the show is currently up waiting for external examiner on the following week.

The World map wall canvas project was a success.

I drew a lot of buildings and symbols based on each country. Inspired by illustrator artists with thin quirky line drawings, experimenting with ink drawings and collage. I mainly concertrated on the shapes of buildings and the patterns within.

I drew the map by hand and was able to re-scale the map through the photo copier to a nice wall canvas size and plotted colours to layout the map colours. I used heat transfer papers to get the right colour and through paper cutting the map out by hand.

Through my development of drawings i was able to place these into my hand drawn map for my final piece wall canvas. The drawings were worked on with photoshop and developed further. This is also hand-stitched and coloured with the heat transfer paper and layered with magic touch using heavy cotton fabric.