Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Chelsea flower show

Chelsea Flower show was amazing last week despite the hail and the thunderstorms here in London.....There were the usual stunning displays of awesome blooms but what I really enjoyed were some of the wonderful sculptures and garden ornaments on display....such talent everywhere! The buttons in the top picture were made from shaped and cut pebbles, as was the Thames townscape underneath.....amazing!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

tooth fairies

Two little milk teeth fairies.....they just need to be made up using plain and patterned coloured velour. At only 10 cms in height they should look cute enough to collect those lost teeth!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

cats and dogs

Some new designs for applique animals....thought about a load of animals all chasing each other.....a bit tom and jerry perhaps...shows my age!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

annual factory visit

A very hot and humid week here in Surabaya, Indonesia where the factory is....but also very exciting! One of the cats had a litter of kittens in one of the buckets, and we feasted on some amazingly delicious homegrown tropical bananas from the garden!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

pen and ink

Hhave been experimenting with some inks and pen line...just copying some photos in magazines, gives enough inspiration to produce something colourful!...I love the mad fluid patches of colour you get with the running inks....more tomorrow.....

Saturday, 14 May 2011

fashion drawings

Awesome fashion drawings from Francesca.....amazing to see the development over the last 9 months...and she made the jacket!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

beautiful spain

Spain was so beautiful this weekend, despite being there for only 5 days I was struck again by the wonderful colours and textures to be found wherever you look....