Thursday, February 28, 2013

Me on one of my owl-themed days.

Owl t-shirt, owl phone cover, owl cushion.  Too much? 
I was going to hire an expensive model to display my wares but thought, "Why bother when I can do it myself!"
So Lara took about fifty pics and I picked the one where my arm look thinnest. (Had to choose between that and the one that displayed the products best - no contest!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I'm in Raptures! Victoria Johnson Design on Print and Pattern Again!!

This is incredible!  I'm beyond thrilled.  The wonderful Bowie, creator of the iconic Print and Pattern blog has featured my work again today -
Print and Pattern is the number one blog in the field of Surface Pattern Design and it's a huge honour to have my work displayed there.
Last time my designs were featured I received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response and began to fully appreciate the extraordinary power this blog has in offering designers valuable exposure to key people in the industry.
Bowie has posted over twenty of my designs, including pieces from my newest Spring Collection, (a huge vote of confidence!) and I'm truly grateful for her support!  Thank you so much Bowie!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mod Oasis!

And guess what Mod Oasis is!! It's the name of a collection of fabrics to be sold in Joann's fabric stores in the U.S.! And the proud designer! There are five designs in the collection, featuring elephants trumpeting floral bouquets, little birds sporting floral-patterned feathers, and butterflies fluttering between floral sprigs and clusters.
I am so pleased with the samples.  I received them last week and couldn't wait to open the package.  The colors are vibrant and sit really well together.  I'm tempted to chop them up and make cushion covers and whatever else I can think of as an excuse for having them on display... but no - I'll resist and keep them for my portfolio.  On the other hand, perhaps I should ask my talented Aunty Christine if she could make Isadora a blouse from just that pink one.  Maybe that orange one too (I'd try to do it myself but I'm scared it would be rubbish - I'm not the best at making clothes). Then I can photograph her wearing it!  Am going to have to design something for boys now and hope it sells so I can put Leo in it!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Isadora's Birthday Cake!

And while we're on the subject of Valentine's Day and my darling child's birthday - look what I made!!  My first attempt at a real, hand-made, hand-decorated cake.  She loved it and I have to say I am sooo pleased with myself!  We had all our best friends round, opened a bottle of champagne and Isadora had a lovely time!

Valentine's Day and Isadora's Birthday!

Valentine's Day! - and to celebrate... some animals and birds declaring their love in a red and pink setting!
It's also my lovely Isadora's birthday today.  She's eight.  Unbelievable.  Eight years since I gazed in wonder at that tiny, helpless little newborn and now she's a whirlwind - very funny and a bit nuts!
So I'm celebrating love today, for my husband, my little Leo (I discovered I was pregnant with him on Isadora's fifth birthday!) and especially for my little girl.