Friday, 28 September 2012

Exciting - Space News!

So excited - I worked on some space flashcards for a company called Glottogan in Australia a while ago and I have spotted a first glimpse of them online - there is only a small picture but I am hoping to receive a sample soon so I can see the whole thing properly.

I know it is hard to see but it is the second box down!  Here is a sneaky peek of what lies within - this was so much fun to work on - I am really looking forward to seeing a sample!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

working in blue ;0)

here is a little glimpse at something new I have been working on -  a little story book about a little bear called blue bear who lives in a place called blueland - the colour palette is basically all blue which is a bit tricky but I think I have managed to make it work!  I look forward to getting on with the rest of the pages of this little book.

Monday, 24 September 2012

on my desk

Turns out I am a very messy worker - always far too much stuff on my desk - books, camera, paper, pens - leaving me only a tiny space to move my mouse - I am so used to it I don't even notice. I am still working with my jungle animals on an ongoing project but have put it to one side for a bit to get on with some new Christmas designs - baubles and snowflakes are the theme - here is a little glimpse - really love this colour palette!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Party in the Sky

having started playing around with jungle animals - I couldn't resist creating a floating party in the sky jungle animal pattern - loving the way it looks - bright, colourful and fun!

Friday, 14 September 2012


here are the jungle animals once again - this time taking a ride in a balloon - yippee! 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

a little bit of something new

I have been working on something new - here is a glance at a work in progress - I like the way my animal friends are looking so far!  The colours look a bit different on my original version though.   I couldn't resist using instagram to take the photos (loving instragram - my new favourite app!)

Sausage Dogs

I designed this sausage dog pattern a while ago - and have just rediscovered it - bright and colourful fun sausage dogs - what's not to like!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

sewing lots of cushions!

I have finally had a bit of time to put together some more cushions - I have added a few colours - was quite good fun sewing these together!  I will be adding these to my folksy shop soon!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

a great little lift the flap book

Le curieux voyage d'un drole de bus dans le monde fabuleux by Thierry Laval.  I found this great little lift the flap book on my travels in Brittany.  A story of a little bus and its passengers going of on a big adventure.  It has fabulous bright children's illustrations that really capture the imagination - the story is wonderfully expanded upon when you lift the flaps and see what happens next.  Each time I pick it up I find something new and exciting to look at - a great little book!

Monday, 3 September 2012

it's a small world!

Bonjour - I am just back from a lovely week in Brittany -  on one of the rainy days (of which there were a few) I had the opportunity to have a look around a small town called Lorient.  One of things I love to do when abroad is head for book shops and look through their children's books for inspiration - to my great surprise when looking through the Papeterie Chapitre I discovered one of my own card designs!