Friday, 31 July 2009

Mothercare boys wear

Mothercare have some of my print designs in stock now! Well, Ive seen some on the web site, so I will go into the shop to check it out over the weekend. Its always exciting when you see your work actually in the shop on a garment, its not too often that I'm pleased.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Butterfly hair clips

Today I took some hair clips in to Cheeky Monkeys, in the same range as the brooches, but for those mummy's who prefer a clip to a pin! (safety first!)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

In stock at Cheeky monkey

I took a poster down to the Cheeky Monkey shop today for the children's hairdressing I will be starting there soon. I also took some brooches, mounted onto some of my print design off cuts, to make use of the paper, and handmade purses. Michelle really likes them so will be stocking them at the shop. Great news for kitty stitch. I better get busy making some more!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Rubys Owl

Had to share this clay owl that Ruby made at school in the summer term. Isn't it beautiful? I think so, and I'm sure my Grandma Evelyn would have loved it to sit with her collection of owls. I have a few of the collection at my house and I'm sure my Mum and cousins have one or two still around.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Work in progress

I've been working on some 'kitty stitch' handmade items, to sell down at Cheeky Monkeys shop while I'm doing haircuts, and to put in my etsy shop. It's been pretty impossible to get much done now that the girls are on the summer holidays...still, with hand-made pieces you can stitch on the go!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Cheeky cuts

Today I cycled into town and found some cute fabric to make into a hairdressing preparation for my Cheeky monkey mops. Here's the finished result modelled by Ruby, with Louisa ready to spray her hair down!
I wish I could be one of those designers who photograph their work as they go along and give a simple step by step guide 'how to make a hairdressing cape for children'....sadly I am a fairly 'make it up as I go along' kind of you just get to see the end result!!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Kitty Cuts!

Well I bet you never knew I'm a hairdresser as well as a designer (no end to my talents eh?!) I'm going to be cutting children's hair in our local children's shop, which is situated just next to the beach in lovely little Rottingdean. Here's the flyer I designed today, which I will be giving out around the village. Cheeky Monkeys is a local children's shop that stocks locally made and handmade clothing and toys. Michelle the owner is so enthusiastic and always wants to support local products and designers. I will hopefully be selling a few kitty stitch handmade items from there too...its the perfect location for a designer/hairdresser!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Sports day

It's such a busy time of year for mums ... so many school events to attend and remember. My girls have their sports day this week, I usually embarrass them and enter the mums race! Ive just had this sports illustration accepted for my istock collection. .. so lets hope it gets some downloads. I'm working on halloween designs for the rest of this week, so its all ghosts, bats and pumpkins....ready for my agents trip to New york...if only I could go along!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Coffee Love

I've been working on another istock illustration; 'coffee love'. Coffee for me is a luxury that I may have once a day or sometimes not even that once. Even though I can't drink it all the time, when I do, its a delicious treat to savour, especially a cappuccino! When we were little my Mum used to take a flask of coffee on family picnics, so coffee in a flask always reminds me of those times and makes me feel extra happy...hence coffee love!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Coastal Grasses

I've been collecting some grasses on my walk back home up the coastal path. This grasses illustration has been submitted to istock. With all the hot weather we've been having its been difficult to stay in my studio all day, so I've been out sketching the sea and drawing found objects. It feels a bit like being an art student again.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Goodbye New York

I made a decision recently to stop sending designs to my New York agent, and to work with a London based textile design agent : My SugarCube, (previously Anne Davison design) I haven't been to NY for so long now, maybe one day I will go to visit again and take my girls to show them around. I received a box full of designs back from NY, some are embroideries which I can recylce into made objects, like cushions or purses. The paper designs I could re-work...or maybe cut up and make into cards.