Nov 19, 2010

Time to wrap up

On my lunch break the other day I happened upon these two fellows. Someone was kind enough to think of their comfort!

Make sure if you're in the Brislington area of Bristol you check out new shop Tenderfoot which opened last weekend. Run by the amazing Lori and Helen this is a great place to pick up some beautiful christmas presents and they have some great workshops. They have been kind enough to stock some of my things too! (Also don't forget to gaze wondrously at their fabulous sign, done by my talented other)

Oct 26, 2010

Stocking up

Another colour added to the shop. Hope you like them!! Perfect little stocking fillers!

Oct 22, 2010

Shop update!!

Little ladies in the shop now!! More fabric variations on the way....

Also, there have been some reductions on my crochet toys; Bellamy is now £18, Bellamy no.2 is £20 and Dog Dog is now £30. Happy shopping!!

Oct 8, 2010

Little person

Look out for some little people in the shop soon. I've just got to do a few tweaks and they'll be ready to go. They are made with vintage fabric and stuffed with fibrefill, some will have lavender in them, and finished off with a couple of vintage buttons. Hope you like!

Oct 7, 2010

Autumnal wanderings

Well, this didn't seem like it was over two weeks ago now but I guess time has rushed past me again! These pics are from a rather lovely day spent in Woodchester Park for my birthday. It's such a beautiful place and we sat and had a rather nice picnic by one of the many lakes. Perfect!

Sep 21, 2010

Busy times ahead

Sorry for the distinct lack of posts recently! I'm busy working on the artworks for a new picture book featuring Percy (the little guy below) from Thanksgiving Rules. My desk is such a mess with bits of paper flying around all over the place. I don't know how I manage to find a space to work!
This is Percy Isaac Gifford. I recently did a little image of him to be used on Lerner's website. Go check it out here, roll over his face and see what happens! :)

I will try and keep up with my posts, promise!

Aug 25, 2010


Just finished this picture, which I'll be exhibiting along with other Jamaica Street illustrators at St George's in Bristol. It's a three part exhibition spread over the course of a year entitled 'Red, Yellow, Blue'. It will be exhibiting from friday 27th August. Also the private view is the 8th September so do come along! Here's the flyer and a bit of blurb about it...
The JSA's eclectic group of illustrators return to St George's with the exhibition 'Red, Yellow, Blue'. This year-long revolving show evolves with St George's tri-annual programme, presenting a unique twist on each colour throughout the year.

Traditionally illustration is associated with the act of distinction; therefore each period the exhibiting illustrators interpret a new primary colour, in their own distinct style, paying homage to this formidable triptych. Starting with 'Red', the thematic simplicity of this minimalist colour palette creates an exciting platform for creativity and diversity, following in the historic footsteps of artistic giants Mondrian, Richter and Newman.

This inventive exhibition highlights a wealth of emerging talent, whilst also promising familiar faces: with Emma Dibben's mouth-watering morsels and Rose Sanderson's weird and wonderful creations; fantastical flights of fancy from children's illustrators Serena Curmi and Teresa Murfin; humorous outings from Leah Heming and Bjorn Rune Lie; horticultural heritage from Hannah McVicar; luminous vistas from Abigail McDougall; and the dark and surreal from newcomer Tom Mead.

The three-part nature of this exhibition guarantees an unravelling year of surprises for new and returning visitors to St George's, creating a dynamic yet harmonious visual treat inspired by the grandeur of this atmospheric venue.

Aug 12, 2010


Just playing around with a few things. Found some lovely aged board and cardboard in the backs of some old picture frames. They make great surfaces to work on.

Aug 11, 2010


Yes my shop is indeed now open! I'm selling prints at the moment but if anyone is interested in buying the original artworks just let me know. Fingers crossed it's all functioning as it should be, happy shopping!!

Aug 9, 2010

It's coming!

So I managed to get everything photographed for my online shop. It's gonna be up real soon, just adding a few more bits of info then I can go live! Eeeek!

Aug 4, 2010

Hide & Seek

Canvas number 2! I really enjoyed doing the mini canvas for the Jamaica Street Open Studios auction so thought why not do another one, plus it was this man's birthday. I've been getting more into collage recently, it's extremely satisfying and finding odd scraps of really beautiful old paper is a big highlight!

Keep your eye out soon for my shop. Hopefully I'll be photographing bits and bobs for it tomorrow, fingers crossed it won't be grey and ominous like today!

Jul 27, 2010

Little white health lies

A spread for Woman's Weekly I did a couple of months ago.

Jul 12, 2010

The Bear Went Over the Mountain... see what he could see! These are a couple of artworks I exhibited at the Jamaica Street open studios, and, I'm pleased to say, have now gone on to pastures new. I hope they enjoy their new homes :)

Jun 16, 2010

Open Studios

Photos Hågen Landsem

Well that was a whirlwind of a weekend! Jamaica Street Open Studios is over for another year. It was a great success with lots of people coming through the doors. It was amazing to see our studio so clean and tidy! That's me above on the right with two very talented people, my boyfriend Tom and our lovely friend Maria.
I got a few snaps of my work. I was a little stuck for frames for all of my artworks, but a car boot sale the Sunday before came up trumps. We came away with about 20 frames, all about a quid each. They worked perfectly with the style of my artworks. Bargain!
Above is the mini canvas I did for the auction. Every artist produced one (you can see Serena Curmi's beautiful piece here) and they all went up for auction on the sunday with all proceeds going to Jamaica Street Studios. Mine is now in the wonderful hands of Miss Hannah McVicar, a resident artist at Jamaica Street (thanks, Hannah!)

Jun 8, 2010

Busy busy busy!

Well, it's been an extremely busy couple of weeks in the lead up to the Jamaica Street Open Studios, there's still a bit more to do but I think me and my talented studio buddy Serena are almost there to get our studio looking spangly and lovely. If you find yourself in Bristol this weekend please do come along, there is a whole plethora of amazing artists, it'll be well worth the visit!

May 13, 2010


Had a really lovely trip to Brighton last week to go to the preview of the A to B exhibition at the wonderful Boxbird gallery. Make sure you check out the very nice limited edition prints and original artworks for sale from the show (including Tom's) on Boxbird's website. Or go see the artwork up close, the exhibition is on until 27th May.

Apr 28, 2010


Well, it's about time I posted something! Here's an image I did recently for Community Care magazine. Be back soon with more posts, promise!

Mar 10, 2010


For my, super talented, friend Serena's birthday, I made a crocheted version of her character, Dog-Dog. It was a complete experiment, but I think it worked out quite well!