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Build a Tractor

6 Apr

Here’s a Build Your Own Tractor bath set that I designed for Meadow Kids. The tractor is made out of 7 pieces that can be slotted together and all the pieces in the kit are all made out of EVA foam, so they float on water and stick to the sides of the bath or bathroom tiles.

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This is one of a few bath sets I have designed for Meadow Kids – more pics to follow. For stockists you can check out http://www.marbeltoys.co.uk/

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Covet & Collect

5 Apr

I grew up in the South of England in a village called Hamble-Le-Rice. It’s only a small place really, but it is very pretty and there are a notably disproportionate number of fine drinking establishments (hurrah!).
Being by the sea, a lot of the people who live there have links to boats and yachting. All be it lovely and very quaint, if you are not of the deck shoe and oilskin persuasion, this is no style mecca…

UNTIL that is, the arrival of Covet & Collect – undoubtably the best thing to happen to Hambolian retail since probably ever! This lovely new shop that opened last October, specialises in interiors, antiques, gifts & fresh flowers. It is a little bit like walking into a real life Pinterest board of marvellous things – JOY!

The shop is run by Carly and Janet who have very kindly agreed to show some of my Entomology artwork. I am chuffed to bits as it looks so great in there and it is so different to see it in this context instead of up on a stark gallery wall. We are hoping to stock some of my Entomology cards in there soon too – yay!

Be sure to pop into the shop to have a look if you are in the area as it is well worth a visit. They can be found at 3, The Square, Hamble-Le-Rice SO31 4LS
Carly can also be found on her brilliant blog here.

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Bumps ‘n’ Babies HypnoBirthing

18 Mar

Now I’m not one to harp on about how amazing and empowering birth is (much), but having had two of pretty much the best birth experiences I have ever even heard of myself, this is a subject that is close to my heart…

I recently had the opportunity to do some branding work for a friend of mine who has started a new business doing HypnoBirthing. It was a lovely project to work on as she is such a good friend and it was one of the rare occasions when I get to design something that is exactly for people like me!

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I did a full branding job including cards, leaflets, banners, t-shirts and two websites. The websites are both made in WordPress, but this is the first time I have done anything like that beyond writing this blog. One of the sites is for the business itself and the other is a site exclusively for positive birth stories.

You can see the full site here and the birth story site here – and for the love of all things good, if you are pregnant, take a hold of yourself and go and read some positive birth stories – there really is nothing better!!

Library of Lost Books

20 Jan

Early last year I was selected as one of 50 contemporary artists and printmakers to take part in The Library of Lost Books. This is an ongoing project which intends to rescue old, discarded and damaged books, donated by the Library of Birmingham. Once all the books have been reworked, they will then be displayed as part of the opening festival for the new Library of Birmingham this summer. The exhibition will then tour round various other venues across the UK.

Here are some pics of the work in progress and my final entry below:

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All the info about the Library of Lost Books that you could possibly want can be found here.

Love letters

19 Jan

Just so you know – I’ve got some new necklaces and brooches for sale in Fig. 1, Bristol – Hurrah!

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Knitting for the Totterdown Arts Trail: Front Room 2012

3 Dec

Hark!

More knitting is upon us…

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Errrrr – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Totterdown is the NUTS!

 

 

 

Totterdown Front Room Arts Trail 2012

15 Nov

Hurrah and huzzah – it’s that time of year again…

The Totterdown Arts Trail is on this weekend and Ward Towers will be open for business – whoop!
The house is open from 6-9pm on Friday 16th and then we are open again from 12-6pm on the Saturday and Sunday.

I will have some of my Entomology work up, along with some new bits I’ve been secretly working on including new jewellery and cards. My husband, Tim will have some illustrations and photography up and my lovely friend Alice from over the road will have some of her knitted wrist warmers and paper garlands up for grabs too.

There are quite a few houses open right by us this year – it’s going to be blummin’ GREAT! More info on the Arts Trail can be found here.
We are only 15 minutes walk from the main station in Bristol, so we’re easy to find.

Here are some pics of the new cards I’ve been making:

…and here is a pic of some of the beautiful wrist warmers that Alice will be selling. They are all made on a domestic knitting machine from 100% lambswool – beautiful!:

A map for the entire trail can be found here.
Would be great to see you if you can make it!

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