Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Thank you x x x x

How lovely it has been to find my blog stats rise and trace it back to links from some very beautiful blogs and fantastic resources. A very big THANK YOU to them all and here are a few of them (I'll gather more over the next few weeks).

Softie Central
: an amazingly comprehensive blog of all
things soft and cute.

Print and Pattern: a rich collection of print and pattern!

Design Sponge: a beautiful collection of what is current
in design.

Tiger Print: stationery designers to M&S.

Jotter: delicate, retro, modern, hand printed, happy stationery.

Bientot Demain
: Slow Design; and sustainable design with a
very delicate French touch.

Madame Chacha
: delicious French childrens things, and
adorable photos of children.

L'atelier d'Audrey
: more exquisite words and images from

Oh c'choux: 'happy things for kids' from Switzerland

I'm noticing some themes here... French children's things, stationery, retro and Modern design, cute things, sustainability and design. That just about covers my work and inspiration!


2009 - A New Year, A New Website, A New Home, A New Studio

It's the new year and already so much has happened; and it has been FAR TOO LONG since my last post; I got lost in Christmas shows, Christmas, Flu and... moving house and studio from my beloved studio in Cockpit Arts all the way down to Devon, tucked against the edge of Dartmoor. Most of my studio is still in boxes and there is A LOT to unpack, and I haven't even thought about sewing anything yet, but I do have the fire alight (is that the correct term and tense?) and the kitten asleep on my lap (snoring a bit).

Just before Christmas I updated my illustration and cards website with a new front page and tidied it up inside (with LOTS of help from my patient husband - he needs to be with me). I am so much happier with it now that it all ties together. The old design, other than the book gallery pages, were designed about 5 years ago; it was long due a change. Next job on the Website To Do list ; get the press pages up (which requires lots of scanning and tweaking). Does anyone ever reach the end of To Do lists? I think my life might be very dull with out them.