22 January 2012

take a seat...

...sit down and i will put the kettle on. this is a cushion made from rescued printed fabrics and fabrics from the stash box in and amongst trying to draw. it was finished on Thursday but has taken me until now to photograph - ones i may redo depending on the weather. it is now on etsy for £20 (P+P extra). i think it is a way forward with the potential making of things but we shall see. i have the print table out today and so i may print some more bits to make up in to future cushions as the hand sewing element of it is very nice and relaxing - also means i can sit and watch Monk and have a semi-rest.

BIG NEWS...
...I am soon to be moving to Coventry to live with the Dr Mr. Some how along the way we found a house and everything went well with it all so in a way I think it is meant to be. I will miss my hometown of Huddersfield - to a point but adventure is out there.

2012 QUILT UPDATE...
...made some more hexagons last night but i am waiting for some more templates to be delivered. i think once i have done some more patterned, green plain and red plain hexagons - that i could start planning the pattern out to see how it may look and the size of it. Hoping to make it big enough for a double bed.

18 January 2012


tooth...

...i am unsure what to type on this blog as with working for yourself you end up spending too much time thinking. thinking about what to do, what to draw, what people will think of what you are doing or drawing, thinking about if you are doing the right thing, thinking about getting a proper job and thinking about thinking. it can be a struggle and sometimes the only thing that helps ease the mass of thoughts, i find is doing something familiar or sticking out the new stuff. so in between the new stuff, is the old which are the large plush teeth. these are now online in the shops and i will be printing a few more to put in the to-do box before the design is washed off the screen and retired - maybe not forever but for a good long while.

06 January 2012


moving about...

...the hedgehogs have only been around for a little while but to say they are only small, they are fair managing to get out and about - spotted and seen - found and rehomed. Above is a treasury on etsy made by Laura. Some have home within the UK and some have flown to Australia and Brazil. It is very nice to know that they are well liked. There are drawings in place that I hope to be able to sort out, finalise and print or make soon in the hope they will also be liked. I am already missing the day job which I know is a little silly to say but I do. I am doing my best to keep at it with the illustration work and for 2012 I have started keeping a 'have done' list as well as a 'to-do' list. It is a piece of advice I read in one of them '1001 Ways to Relax' books - am finding it a very helpful task to complete. There are two new colours in the paint range and I am hoping to print from a newly exposed screen as soon as I can.

01 January 2012


happy new year...

...to everyone. today i celebrated the start of 2012 with some printing at home with the table top equipment. quite a Lo-Fi DIY set-up but it does what i want it to do. i have had requests for large plush teeth that i used to do, so i hand painted part of a screen with that design and one of my lion logo - its seems to have become my logo as of late so am running with it. I also printed off some more rainclouds and drops before the screen gets washed. these designs were in retirement but are popular and it is handy to have projects in the to-do box when there is a dry imagination spell. The Dr Mr took some photos of me printing but the one once above is the best one from a rather bad batch. i am moving on to sewing this evening and then some further drawing with an eye on the telly.