Friday, November 25, 2011

Spring Kites

The above repeat pattern is called Spring Kites and has been entered in the Spoonflower small print competition. This time my design was'nt excluded from the competition and voting has already begun. I find it quite difficult to do small and ditsy prints, I feel much more at home with large scale repeats. However, this has been an excellent exercise for me, I have even experimented with a white background and a spring colour palette.

I'm afraid this will be my last entry for 2011 in the Spoonflower competitions as we are now super busy in the "posh gift shop" and everything else takes second place... EVERYTHING!
I will still be posting news but I doubt if I will have a lot of time for designing.

P.S. My Owl Tea Towel Calendar was classified 39th with 291 votes out of 146 entries in the last Spoonflower competition.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Seeing as it is almost "that" time of year again. I find myself looking more and more at my favourite kind of internet sites, hunting for quirky pressies to give as Christmas gifts. You know... the ones where you can do a bit of "virtual shopping", get some great ideas, and, spend money if you really want to.

Howkapow - Design Shop is my latest find. It is full of strange, wonderful and curious gift ideas. Some useless, some "must haves", and some just to make you smile. I have chosen three to give you a taste.
I particularly love the light switch stickers and the sleeping bags. The boob cushion is not for me, but I know someone who would like it!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Owl Tea towel - 2012 Calendar

This is my entry for the Spoonflower competition to design a tea towel calendar for 2012. I have developed my Owl kitchen theme to include a tea towel design. The competition is now closed and the voting has already started so not long to wait to learn who has won. I have seen lots of good entries so it will be difficult to get in the top ten but you never know? I will post results soon.

Click to see FLICKR version, to see SPOONFLOWER version.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thank you cards

I have been enjoying myself making some one-off Thank you cards to send to friends and relatives who were so kind to send me presents for my Birthday.
Its just a shame that my Birthday was a month ago! Hang on in there folks I will be posting them soon. XX