Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Birthday card

A birthday card I illustrated in between eating mince pies and turkey!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Clothes Show Pictures

Sorry it has taken so long (I've been recovering from the seemingly unavoidable winter cold!), but as promised here are some pics from my time at The Clothes Show in Birmingham. It was a great experience, teaching hundreds of people to do our mini 'make & take' projects using Janome sewing machines and working alongside a fantastic team. I would love do it again.

Friday, 3 December 2010

The Clothes Show!

I won't be around for a few days as I'm off to Birmingham to work at The Clothes Show! I work part time for Ministry of Craft and am going as part of their team to work for Janome on their stand. We are doing 'Make and Take' sessions where people can try out a Janome sewing machine by completing a small project, such as making a mini tote bag or rose corsage. So if you happen to be going, drop by and say hello! It's going to be fun but full on! I will tell you all about it when I'm back. Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Pattern People e book

The lovely design studio, Pattern People are putting together an e book about surface pattern design and I'm pleased to say that two of my designs (shown above) have been selected! The book should be launched sometime in January, so I'll let you know when it is available to download. It will be well worth a look.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Save the date illustration

Well here it is... the first design for the wedding stationary I am illustrating, which I finished on friday. I can't wait to start working on the illustration for the invitation! My client was happy, so I'm happy!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

New commission!

I've just started work on a very exciting commission for a private client! I'm illustrating all the stationary for their autumnal wedding and have been given quite an open brief, which is amazing. I'll keep you posted with my progress.

Monday, 15 November 2010

New business card!

I found the arrival of my new business cards a far more exciting experience than it probably should be!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Crafty illustration!

I've just finished this commission for Ministry of Craft a great local Manchester business that offers a whole array of craft course's. This poster is to promote their up and coming Christmas 'craftathons', which will get you in the festive mood whilst handcrafting some wonderful xmas goodies. My signature black linear style has been injected with some bold and bright colour to reflect the fun feel of the xmas season and Ministry of Craft itself. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Blush boutique

A 9am start, a five hour journey and one service stop later and we made it down to Battle ( a lovely little town near Hastings) for the opening of Blush, a gorgeous boutique a friend of mine has just opened after a lot of hard work. The empty shell has been transformed into a feminine, vintage wonderland with its exposed beams, parquet floor, mirrored furniture and floral wallpaper. Of course I indulged in plenty of shopping to show my support! I'm pleased to say I created some illustrations for the shop that I debuted last week and I hope to show in situe once I get some good photographs.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sneaky peek!

Some illustrations I have been working on to decorate the walls of a friends lovely new boutique...

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


A BIG HELLO to kick start my blog! I'm currently in the process of creating the most fantastic professional portfolio possible to take out into the big bad world that is freelance illustration! So, some images of my current work will shortly grace the pages of my new blog to get things really going. It's going to be an interesting journey....hopefully an exciting one! I hope you join me to see how it all goes...