Wednesday 10 September 2014

This is a first for me - I don't normally share ideas until they have been turned into prints. I'm currently messing around with a patterned background & a new thought which came to me one night whilst having a 3amish cuddle with my daughter. Originally it had the words 'my darling child' at the start but after a bit of thought I realised it didn't necessarily need to be a print just for parents 
Hope you like it so far, no doubt I will faff about with it a lot more.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

New Greetings Cards hot off the screen bed ( aka my dinner table which i'm currently printing on)

Friday 7 March 2014

Mums the word

In honour of all the mums out there i've reduced these cracking solid birch trays by 50% - now only £12. Sale ends on Mothers Day.

Friday 6 December 2013

If you happen to find yourself near or in Darlington then please be sure to visit the lovely people at Gallerina, 33-37 Duke Street. They have totally made my Christmas by deciding to use my artwork for their festive window. I am such a control freak I can't help but worry if i'm not in charge of executing every detail of my work, but I had nothing to do with this and I happen to think it looks pretty great! Maybe i'm more the monkey than the organ grinder after all.

Christmas at Kew

WANT something lovely to do, NEED to get yer mitts on some extra special hand crafted Christmas pressies, LOVE Kew? Then you need to get yourself down to Kew Gardens before Jan 4th. Not only is there a mile long illuminated trail for you to ooh and ahh at. The lovely folk from Want, Need Love have set up home in a wooden chalet, and you'd better be prepared for more oohing and ahhing as they are showing some truly delightful work from John Dilnot, Laura Gravestock, Wawa, yours truly & many more.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Go Bust

I'm very pleased to announce that I was selected for this years Bust Craftacular.
The lovely organisers have created a wall over at Supermarket Sarah which features lots of amazing raffle prizes. Entry is only 50p a go and all proceeds go to Women for Women I've donated a couple of prints & a couple of tea towels. There's beautiful jewellery from Tatty Devine, a two day beginners shoemaking course worth £394 from Prescott & Mackay & lots of other great prizes - well worth an entry or two.
Bust will take place at York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green on December 8th from 12 - 6pm, the first 100 visitors will receive goodie bags, you can see who else will be selling there here

Monday 28 October 2013

Artists For Alphabet Bags

Every now and again I get asked to collaborate on new projects and my latest is with the fantastic Alphabet Bags.  I was honoured when Hayley & Lucas invited me to be one of the first lot of artists they selected for their 'Artists for Alphabet Bags' range. All of the bags are screenprinted & made in the UK from gorgeous heavy weight cotton. You can see the full range here
They have also released some very handy & lovely large tote bags which are perfect for those of you who like to carry a bit more when out & about. My favourite design is this one.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

New Life

Things have been slow on the blogging front as i've been busy looking after the bearer of these little wrinkly feet.
My world has been turned upside down in the best possible way ever.
I can't express the boundless love I feel for our little lamb (so called as I often hear her bleating) there are lots of other good noises too.
I feel so lucky and grateful to have been able to become a mum and am thankful for each day I get to spend watching our daughter grow, she's absolutely amazing.
It's like i've been given the best job ever and
 the greatest opportunity in the world, all the choices I make and the things I do with & for our daughter are so important. It's like I've been given the chance to try and make the best little being ever.

So you'll have to excuse me for a while longer but I promise this isn't the last you've heard of me, I have quite a few exciting projects in the pipeline.

In the meantime, to celebrate another arrival - my favourite season, I'm currently knocking 25% off everything in my Etsy shop. Just enter the code 'CRUNCHYLEAVES' at checkout. Tell everyone you know. 

Tuesday 28 May 2013

I'm extremely proud & in awe of our friends who set off from John O'Groats yesterday morning on a long journey to Lands End. They're raising much needed awareness & money for Group B Strep Support in memory of Chloe & Gracie Ungi. 
Please take a moment to read more below and donate if you're able to but share it amongst everyone you know either way as spreading the word & awareness is just as important.
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the UK's most common life threatening infection in newborn babies and yet most of these dreadful infections are preventable. 

Saturday 25 May 2013

I'm very excited because in less than one week me and my love will be moving into our first home. I was actually drawing this card when the solicitor called to let me know that we'd exchanged contracts! So I guess it just goes to show a little patience goes a long way, I thought we'd never get here. 

Friday 24 May 2013

Here's the finished card! I ended up printing it in a very similar blue to the one pictured below.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Something Blue

Last year I designed and printed all the stationery for my friend Rebecca's wedding. It was such an honour to play a part in her and her lovely husband Tom's big day.
I'm in the middle of a house move so they're all packed away, but once we've settled i'll photograph them. Anyway, the reason i'm telling you all this is that I used the design as a starting point for this new card. I'm hoping to get it on screen & printed this week - will be sure to share the final results with you.

Tuesday 7 May 2013

Alphabet City

I've been busy drawing letters for a new project i'm working on, more news on that soon.

Thursday 2 May 2013

Hook Line & Sinker

Phew! Pick Me Up ended on Sunday so this week i've been catching up on lots of loose ends.
Thank you so much to everyone who came by to say hello, it was quite fun at times listening in to people talking about my work. Thankfully I only heard nice things (selective hearing I presume)
This little print has been sitting in a sketchbook for around 6 months, i'm glad that I finally found the time to draw it up properly and get it printed. It really makes me want to go for a swim in the sea & now the sun is finally here I might just do that!

Thursday 18 April 2013

Today is the official opening day of Pick Me Up, though the private view was last night and what a night it was! Thanks so much to everyone who came along to show their support. It really is a great show and an even better opportunity to see lots of brilliant work at very reasonable prices.
Pictured above is a brand new two colour screenprint I made especially for the show. 
It's an edition of only 50 and measures 30 x 40cm.