Monday, 31 January 2011

Chirp, chirp!

I'm already thinking about Easter coming up, so thought I'd show these little chicks who would like to say hello!

Sunday, 30 January 2011


Yesterday I had a sneaky peek tour around the new Firstsite building in Colchester. I was really excited as I'd heard lots about the planning and building in the last couple of years so was really intrigued as to how it would be. I was astounding by the size and presence the space has. The outside structure is pretty amazing, the curved D shape of the building is to symbolize a Roman Centurian's helmet. I loved the way that the designer had incoporated links to Colchester and the exact history of the site. I think it's going to be an incredible thing for Essex and I can't wait to visit properly in September when its finished.

Can't say I really enjoyed wearing the hardhat and hi-vis jacket - it did not go with my Cath Kidston!

Cats and rabbits!

Not really sure about the reason, but it's cats and rabbits for todays pattern!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Friday, 28 January 2011


It was so incredibly chilly on my walk in to work today, have done some cheery sunflowers for some warmth on the eyes!x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

More China Patterns

Today's pattern, still have to work a bit on the repeat but am liking the colours.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Floral Circles

Some reworkings of yesterdays blue china pattern, feeling extra colourful!x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Blue China

Have just been looking at some pictures of lovely blue and white china which inspired me to do todays pattern. Quite like the simplicity of limiting myself to only 3/4 colours, makes the colourful days all the more special.


Today I was really excited to be featured on the Tigerprint blog. I frequently visit the site to look at new designers, competitions and inspiration. Lately it has featured some of my favourite new designers so was very pleased to be in their company. To check out the post please click here. Many thanks to Vic for writing it.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Tea for two

Yesterday Ian took me to Harrods for afternoon tea as a birthday treat which was just lovely, all silver teapots, tiny sandwiches and endless cups of tea and pretty cakes!

We also went the London Art Fair in Islington which was really good, was lovely to wander round gazing at all the art I wish we could own. Sadly it was all generally out of our price range (but well worth the price) but it was great to look around and take it all in.

One artist I really enjoyed looking at was that of Simon Laurie, I got one of his postcards which I'm going to pin to my notice board:

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Saturday Florals

Some more workings from my vintage florals collection, adding some spots and stripes (always my favourites!) Hope you're all having a lovely weekend :-) x

Friday, 21 January 2011

Dad's Website

A guitar theme for todays pattern -I was aching to put polka dots on it, or something equally feminine, but thought that it just wouldn't suit the inspiration for it (Dad!) My Dad has just launched his website: - fantastically designed my Mr Coote. Has little snippets of his music, future gigs and workshops - he's really really good, and yes I am a little biased, but it's still true :-)

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


In honour of my Birthday I have designed a candle pattern! Already I have had some lovely presents, but will post abut that tomorrow. Right off to start my cake!x

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Nature-Inspired Pattern

Morning! Still working from yesterdays organic nature inspired 50's style pattern, I think I like it best with the pale white background rather than a colour, can't decide.
Have a good day everyone x

Monday, 17 January 2011

Blue Monday

Thought I'd liven up the dreaded Blue Monday with a few splashes of bright green, turquoise, orange and pink!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Mum's Cherries

I just love cherries, can't wait for it to be summer so I can eat more and more of them! I've sneakily used my mum's appliqued cherries for todays pattern - taken from her picture 'Celebrate Summer'. Check out her blog here:

Friday, 14 January 2011


Just a silly spirograph pattern today, makes me think of doodling in boring lessons at school (generally maths and science!)

Thursday, 13 January 2011


Todays pattern is inspired by those little plastic games that you used to get - (not sure if you can), like jacks and little skittles.