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Notes from the Sketch Book

Heirloom Beauty (#365patterns) Pattern 6

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This started life as a little watercolour on the corner of my sketchbook.  I like to flick through old notes and sketches, looking at things with fresh eyes, adding textures, playing around with the colours!

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Heirloom Beauty is also available on a range of products!  isn’t that neat!

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Added  to the 365 Patterns design Challenge* on instagram, please join me over there (patternandco)

*The 365 patterns a day creative design challenge is a collaborative event with lots of designers, to see the collection of patterns and for more details drop by the caravan blog.

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We’re Expecting…..

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A few things that have been happening includes the news of a little one in the making (due in August) Bump, Mum and Dad are very happy!

Inbetween looking for a new place to live, doctors appointments and sharing the news I have made  a plenty of patterns and designs.  Hearts and florals are a big theme but I am hoping with the moving and new arrivals I will be inspired to create  many more collections – forest animals for newborns and babies I am thinking?

I also have a new line of some very on trend wallpaper in the making and some funky tea towels and hopefully the online store (Yay!) will be up and running soon, I am filling it with printables, patterns and templates!

Hope you all have a great Sunday x

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Together is our favourite place to be



The swans along the water glide,
Unfettered and yet side by side–
So should true lovers ever be,
Together ever–ever free.

The Swans Along The Water Glide by Edith Nesbit

Prints available in the store.

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Snowflakes, mushrooms and brown paper

I love the little things that inspire me, walking out in the snow the other day, finding a wooden mushroom that has the most fabulous texture on the front, making paper snowflakes and wrapping presents in brown paper!

And the snowflakes keep on falling inside and out :)

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Patterned Forest

Just behind where we live is a small wood and occasionally, if you are very lucky you can catch the deer hiding!

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Splish Splash Childrens Tee

Meet Ellie she is the grown up sister of my “Little uns” collection!  Ellie loves her wellies and she loves splashing in puddles.  The kind of girl that will confidently stride over to a puddle and walk with a splish through the rain water!  I think I may have a bit of Ellie still in me :)

The print is called “Splish Splash” and was inspired by a verse I found “If all the splishes and splashes were one, What a great adventure that would be!”

Storey teamed up with Spoonflower for a nautically inspired fabric design contest and I couldn’t resist when I saw the cute top!  And the best news is the winning design will be featured in the newest Storey’s bestselling One-Yard Wonders series: the upcoming 101 Little One-Yard Wonders!

If you like the design, stop by and fav “splish Splash.”  Thank you.

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Tis the season

It is the season after all!  I am looking forward to Christmas, not quite ready to put up the tree but definitely time to start present shopping and wish dropping!!

The Inkling is on the list but if I am really dreaming big then you can add the Cintiq to that as well.

We are planning on moving in the new year so a couple of adobe pillows from The Awesomer would be fun or a set of CMYK Pillows would also look great in the studio!

Books on pattern, books on art, books on design, old books, new books…….just send me a gift voucher from Amazon 😀

A box of Christmas Crackers from Liberty’s.

Failing all that a trip home would be nice to spend the holidays with my family!

What’s on your Christmas wish list?

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Table Top Pattern – Little Biscuits

Aren’t these sweet?  Today I got the chance to photography and style a Table Top Pattern.  It’s part of my new  series of photos and blog posts to inspire from creating hands on patterns made from collections of objects – or in this case Lebkuchen!

The textures, colours and shapes are beautiful (and they taste good too!)  The mushroom shaped one is my favourite, along with the irregular stripes (definitely a pattern in the making there!)

Who could resist a Christmas tree made of biscuits (already working on an advent calendar!)

Read more…

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Christmas all wrapped up

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Outside the street lights and decorations have been put up ready for the Christmas market and my favourite christmas drink – Glühwein.  Glühwein is a traditional drink here in Germany usually made from red wine, cinnamon sticks, cloves, star aniseed and citrus.  I love it mit Schuss (with a shot) and  after one or two we have been known to put the world to right including coming up with one of our first business ideas – a couple of hot glühwein drinks and a few scribbled ideas on a napkin perfect evening 😀

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