Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011


I stumbled across this company, whist researching for my latest project. I am very disappointed that i wasn't aware it during my time in Cornwall, as it would have been my first point of call! Using traditional pottery techniques and Inspired by the coastal surroundings, vintage postcards and classic botanical imagery, Welbeck Tiles prides itself in 100% handmade ceramics, made in a small workshop in Penzance. A brilliant way to add some vintage charm into your home. Also they do commissioned work, how wonderful....

Monday, 12 September 2011


Loving the new wallpaper collaboration from Mini Moderns and Rob Ryan. Really nice colours and love how some of the birds hold messages in their beaks.

Friday, 2 September 2011


Summer is nearly over...

Some summery images to keep us in the mood, despite the rubbish August weather we have had!


LOVE the wildfox advertisments...they work, as i am now proud owner of a t-shirt - all because of the these..

Monday, 22 August 2011

Finally....My Collection

Now selling online at rubytuesdaysboutique.com how exciting!

Thursday, 4 August 2011


A recent trip to Barcelona, mad me re aquaint myself with the amazing Gaudi. I forgot how impressive his works are and i made it a must to go to the gaudi park. Really inspired me for future projects, possibly working onto ceramics.

Pillow Talk.

Over the holidays I have used my precious collection of old Sanderson print fabrics to produce pillows, peg bags, bunting and pinnies. Really enjoyed making them, almost to the point where its hard to part with them, but i'm planning on selling them at a local Handmade fair in September.....oohh snazzy. Here are some pictures!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Got the Bunting Bug!

Really loved making this Bunting for my boyfriends nephew. I thought it would be quite complicated but it really wasn't. In fact I'm looking forward to starting my next one....looks like I've caught the bunting bug!

what a difference a lick of paint can make!

Before and After....

I bought this set of drawers for £20 at a junk shop and painted them up, kept the original handles because they were beautiful underneath that horrendous green colour. Was really please with myself afterwards but I cannot put into words how much paint stripper I went through...deary me. not sure I would have risen to this challenge if i'd have known just how messy and time consuming it would be!

Final Project of year 2..Done!

Really pleased with my final outcome from this project, I was keen to ditch the standard pencil and sketchbook this time, and get creative! Using a mixture of home dried flowers and fabric formations I created a wallpaper like no other. It has to be seen up close to fully be appreciated I think. the colours came out great and the patterns are really interesting too. All computer aided, but like always a touch of handmade charm!

B is for bureau .

The bureau we restored. We bought this from a junk shop and repainted it in a pale grey and added some gorgeous glass knobs in different colours to add a touch of the vintage charm, came out really nice and its so useful too!


Absolutely loved my day out to Hawarth with Stu, As you can see, the shops were well up his street!

Beautiful Temple Newsam...

A recent trip to Temple Newsam got the ball rolling for my last project of year 2....

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Home Sweet Home

Moving house has been such a distraction from doing work. I have LOVED buying lots of lovely things to put in it with my boyfriend. Our love of restoring old furniture has meant that we have got some absolute bargains along the way, but they have been rather time consuming. Some are still not quite there yet, but I will post them up as soon as they are finished. I got trigger happy and took some snaps from around the house....

My Beautiful friends brought us the cutest house warming present, which is sat proudly in the kitchen- Thank-you Ladies!

Domestic Goddess
On sunday i baked my first ever steak and ale pie. Also the cake dome is never short of cake! feel like such a home-maker!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Inky wash florals...

Alongside Tigerprint, Oasis AND the fabrics produced for Premier Vision, I was getting on with my current project. I loved the inky wash colours combined with a more illustrative floral feel. I was conscious to keep a handmade look, even though i used a lot of CAD within my design work, i felt it still looked quirky and imperfect...in a good way! Here's my development stages with a few samples....


My Fabrics for Premier Vision came out quite nice; however it was a very traumatic week! Everyone was rushing trying to get finished which meant the print rooms were MANIC! Really happy with the results but they all came back unsold! Ah well..better luck next year!


I have recently taken part in live briefs for both Tiger print and Oasis. I particularly enjoyed the Tiger print brief and really got stuck in to the work. We were asked to produce a range of cards that would potentially be produced and sold in Marks and Spencer’s, I was up against some amazing work and the prospect of getting a placement with the company was in itself, very exciting. Despite not winning, it was such a great opportunity, I am really proud of the finished product and the company did acknowledge my effort which was lovely! Here’s what they looked like.....