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Friday, 29 January 2010

Baby Knitting

As promised, I completed the knitting of the two baby hats for my friend who is having twins in a few months. As a first try they came out beautifully!


So as a set they make me go all gooey inside! 

Monday, 25 January 2010

Friendship Greeting Card

So after the success of my last round of greeting cards, i promised that i would create some more. At the mo, im reading several craft magazines and books and feeling very inspired!
So here is the first one ive done, its a friendship card which im dedicating to my girlies, they have been very inspiring and supportive of me and my work, also they were the ones who sent me the text for this image, which reads:

"I look at you, then look at me, without my buddies where would i be? My friends, my sisters, my shadows, my world, where would i be without the girls? Giggles and tears, smiles and laughs, late night texts and photographs. We'll be together, until our last day, best girlies forever just wont fade away."


Sunday, 24 January 2010

Something new. . .

Just wanted to share something slightly different!
A friend is due to have twins in a few months time, and having been learning to knit for a year now felt it was time to put the new skills to good practise! So after raiding the baby patterns in John Lewis, I have started the slog that is knitting for two!! So far, I have finshed 2 sets of booties and mittens, and about to start hats, but thought these looked soo cute I had to share them now! Hopefully she will love them!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

TigerPrint Runner-Up!!

Had the greatest news this morning- one of my greeting card designs came runner-up in the Tigerprint Beautiful Traditonal card Competition! Woooo!
They chose the angels design, and the feedback was really good!

Im so chuffed right now, even though its not the overall winner, the Design Manager for Tigerprint is interested in purchasing some of the designs, lets hope mine is one of them!

So here is my pride and joy for the moment, the lovely angel card:

You can see the overall winner, and the other runner-ups HERE.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Website Update

Now that I have lovely new work to show, I've started the slog that is updating my portfolio- its harder than it looks! But while going through my various folders of work, I came across my copies of Meow Magazine that I helped create and submit to during my last year of my degree course. They were such a learning experience and a joy to do, and feel quite sad to have handed it over to the students still at uni, and feel they need a good showing off! So I've updated my website with an added page showing off the first ever issues, giving them the glory they deserve! Take a look!

Friday, 15 January 2010

UpperCase Magazine

I was very pleased to get my copy of Uppercase magazine this morning, to turn the pages and see my cd illustration in print! Wooooo! It means alot to me, as its the first illustration in a publication, and in such a good one at that, one that is based in AMERICA as well is just. . . wow!

So three cheers to the 1st print, and to the many more i hope to come!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Degree Show 2009 @ Brick Lane

You can see the video made from my degree show last year at the Truman Brewery:


3 of my fellow collective members are interviewed for it - Maddy Sargent, Laura Alvarado, and Chay Morris! Wooooo!!

You do briefly see my wall in the clip - its a case of blink and you miss it! But it was a great show, look forward to the many more me and my collective have planned!

Monday, 11 January 2010

TigerPrint Competition

You can now see my entries for the Tigerprint Competition online HERE. Fingers Crossed!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Illustration Friday- Confined

Using one of my greeting card designs for this weeks theme!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Greeting Cards

Been working on some greeting card designs lately, going to enter some for the latest TigerPrint Competition. The theme is traditional, so have used a muted colour pallet.

You can see the entries here.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Happy New Year everyone!