Monday, 28 February 2011

Birdy Floral

Here's todays pattern - a birdy floral for a dark grey Monday morning.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Florals are Back!

Ok, so it didn't last very long, I just felt the need to draw flowers again today! Anyway I'm getting some fabric printed with this design for a project and can't decide on which colourway to go with - please can I ask any of you guys which colour do you think is nicest in the background, the green, pink or yellow? Would really appreciate any feedback :-) xxx

Saturday, 26 February 2011


I recently did another illustration for the wonderful Amelia's magazine on an article about the Oscars, written by Helen Martin (who by the way also has a fantastic blog, for the past few days filled with fun London Fashion Week tales!). I showed 3 oscars with 3 different patterns behind to represent stars, sparkle and schmooze! To see the post please click here. There are some amazing illustrations of the nominees on there - just looking forward to seeing the highlights of the show now so I can drool over all the dresses!

These two patterns didn't quite make it onto the picture, but I still kind of like them.

Friday, 25 February 2011

More Retro Bubbles

A little more work on yesterday's pattern, I'm really pleased with the colours, might try with a few more variations.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


Loving drawing with an actual pencil and paper I haven't ever really experimented with a wacom tablet - I found it really hard at first! Here's my first squiggles I drew and made into a pattern.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The last of the florals..

Feel like I've been drawing florals for far too long! So for now, this is the last floral pattern I will do... for a few days anyway :-)

Monday, 21 February 2011

In The Garden

Here's a pattern I made from one of my Mum's pictures for her twitter background. I love the cabbages! To see it in situe click here.

Sunday, 20 February 2011


The owl trend is still going strong and it seems like you can't move for seeing owls everywhere! Anyway, it was something I hadn't tried before, so thought I'd attempt an owl pattern - Ian likes the little dumpy fluffy owl best, while I prefer the dopey looking long round one!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Floral Paisley

I love a good paisley, not quite sure if I've got this one right yet but it's a start. Might have a bit more of a play around with it tomorrow. Right, I'm spending this rainy saturday watching Casablanca and snuggling up on the sofa :-)

Friday, 18 February 2011


Bit of a nautical theme for today, still working on it, but here's the first couple of ideas.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Floral Brights

A reworking of yesterday's floral with a few brighter colours :-)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Amelia's Magazine

I love Amelia's magazine, the ethos, the articles and most of all the visual loveliness of it all! Yesterday I had a little illustration in with an article about Valentine's Day through music - I love the post, if you fancy having a read please click here.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's everyone! Some smoochy lips and lovebirds for today's patterns:

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Friday, 11 February 2011

X Presents....Exchange Studios Art Gallery and Artist Studios Private View

Last night I went to the private view of X Presents Exchange Art Space in Harold Hill. I can't tell you how lovely it was to be going to something like this in Harold Hill, as generally there doesn't really seem to much creative going on there. The Space has just opened in a disused shop on Petersfield Avenue and showcases a range of young artists and local artists and groups.
I exhibited a range of my pattern designs along with the work the Sensory Art Class which is part of the New Opportunities Group Havering. I teach this group which is for adults with learning disabilities, and was so proud to see their work being professionally exhibited. These are their pots on display:

There were lots of great artists there - some were inviting people to draw using long sticks, it was really fun!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Lovely Things!

I love getting post - and today I received some gorgeous things from the Lovely Lisa from Mathilde Manech. Imagine my excitement when receiving something wrapped as beautifully as this:

And these gorgeous tea cards which I had been coveting since her online shop opened here.
And I just LOVE the hoop - can't wait to find a nice place to hang it in our flat. Thanks Lisa!xx

Nearly the big V day

It's nearly here - Valentine's Day, am never really sure how I feel about it, without getting all sappy I love to indulge in a bit of romance/affection everyday of the the year, rather than just on the one day. But I do love the sentiment even if it is really commercialized. Here's my 'he loves me' pattern.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

More Easter Chicks!

I realise I'm really very early for Easter, but I just couldn't resist doing a few more chick designs, chirp chirp!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

60's Pattern

Today's dress was a bit 60's inspired, thought it could be the pattern on a little neck scarf or mad men (Peggy?) style dress.