Thursday, 26 March 2009

Sneak preview

My Little Red Riding Hood books have proved a very popular item in my new Etsy shop so I have decided to do another little book.  Hopefully it won't take me quite as long to finish as the last one did!  At least I already have the first three pages done for this one that I did ages ago and abandoned.  Having a purpose should encourage me to get on with the rest at last.

Heres a little look at the first page...

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Annoying weather

It keeps raining then not raining today and is really really windy which is my most annoying kind of weather!

Just back from a trek into London to get some specific paper I have only found in Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road and afterwards met up with my husband for a quick trip to John Lewis.  I really wanted to get some yarn to start crocheting a baby blanket but couldn't find the right kind in the right colour so the search goes on.  While there we had a quick look at nursery furniture.  We have ages yet to pick something but have started mulling over some options for the baby's room. I love this nursery below, found at

Love the colours and textures.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009


Ok, back to the illustration today.  Heres a little image I did for Event magazine recently.  The client pretty much knew what they wanted so it was a nice fun job!

Monday, 23 March 2009

Crochet break

Hello.  I thought I'd take a break from illustration updates today to talk about some crochet stuff instead.  I decided to learn to crochet after I discovered I love knitting so much and found it just as addictive.  My favourite crochet project so far is this little blue bunny that is now for sale in my etsy shop.

I just love the slightly concerned look on his face and those enormous ears!  If you would like to give this little rabbit a home in time for easter you can find him here.

Friday, 20 March 2009

More Illustration News

So I just got home from my walk to the post office and found the new issue of Bust magazine on my door mat.  I did some drawings for Bust recently - I knew they were going to be used for tea towel embroidery patterns but today is the first time I have seen them converted from my black and white pen drawings into the finished article.  I think they look quite good.  You will be able to download the patterns here soon if you fancy a go!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Update Number Two:

And some illustration news this time.  I did this job quite a while ago, I think it may have been the last commission I took on before our wedding last June.  But the book has just come out in February so I thought now would be a good time to mention it.

It is available on Amazon here. I haven't actually read it myself so I can't comment on the novel, but it would look pretty on your bookshelf!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Update Number One:

Ok, so what have I been doing since I lost the will to type?

One thing I have done is finally get an etsy shop set up to sell some hand made items such as little illustrated books and knitted items. Please visit Little Green Button to see what's currently for sale.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Two months Later...

My goodness! It has been an extremely long time since my last post hasn't it.  I do have a good reason though:

Yes we are growing a baby!  Unfortunately the little monkey has been giving me a bit of trouble for the past couple of months - and when I say a bit of trouble I actually mean hyper emesis, my first ever stay in hospital and weeks of sickness.  At fourteen weeks today things are starting to improve so I'm beginning to look forward to a vomit free morning and pick up a few abandoned ventures such as this blog.

I expect the next few posts will mostly be updates on what I've been up to when not lying in my sick bed.  And I aim not to leave it over two months before the next installment!