Hello lovely bloggers. I am so excited!!! On Friday I am off to the Big Apple (see the apple?) to go to the Amnesty International Secret Policemans ball. I have been to New York before, way back in 2003 and can't wait return. Hopefully I'll see lots of inspiring artwork while over there which I can share with you. Anyone have any tips on places that can't be missed?
Now remember how I am always threatening to make some cushion covers? Well yesterday I went to the Makery, on Walcott Street in Bath and learn 'How to Sew', I had a brilliant morning. I made, from scratch, with my own fair hands (drumroll please) a cushion cover with actual real life button holes. I loved it and am now obsessed with saving enough money to get myself a sewing machine and getting creative with cloth. It'll be so nice to get off the computer and get a bit more hands on. I'll have to get some of my Spoonflower designs printed and made up, for this one I used one of The Makery's existing fabrics - I went with the strawberry's and I love it! Tonight's job will be sewing on the buttons :D
My contract with my agent has finally run out. I was really disappointed with them, they weren't very proactive and I am very happy that my designs have been released so you can see them here. They are over a year old and may look a little dated but I have big plans to spruce them up and get them sold and onto Spoonflower too.
This is my 100th post! Still surprised you have put up with me for such a long time :) It's taken me almost two years to get this far and it has been really enjoyable. I have 'met' some lovely people and read some fantastic blog posts. Thank you all so much for following me and keeping me so well entertained :)
I thought I would show you a more extensive range of the Keep Calm & Carry On now for purchase in The Works - they seem quite popular
I am a graphic and product designer and have been working commercially for over six years. I am currently working as a full time freelancer in Carterton, Oxfordshire creating print ready designs for a multitude of industries including children's publishing, commercial business premises, social stationery designs and surface pattern design.
Previously I have worked in children's publishing, greetings card design and stationery agencies after getting my BA (Hons) at Bath Spa University and graduating in 2006.