Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

So heres to looking ahead to a much better year! 2013 has had its ups and its downs for me, more so downs in recent months but Im looking forward to a fresh start in my new home come January, and Im excited to see where my design career takes me. I have had the opportunity to work with some fantastic clients recently, and i'm so so grateful for my blessings. My family, my job, my friends and my little princess Emilia. 

Happy New Year everybody, May 2014 bring you everything you hope and dream for!

Thank you for supporting me my lovely followers.


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Some sad news...

So its been a while since I have blogged or even worked for that matter! I've been having a bit of a bad time of it recently to say the least. Saturday 21st September 2013 will be a day I always remember. I was eight weeks pregnant and lost my baby due to an advanced ectopic pregnancy. My fallopian tube had ruptured and I was bleeding internally. Luckily for me I was in the right place at the right time (mostly by coincidence) and I was risked into emergency surgery which undoubtedly saved my life. Unfortunately the doctors had to remove my left tube as it was too badly damaged. 

I am just so thankful for the little girl I already have Emilia Rose born 23-01-2011 and my lovely husband Ashley. My family have been great, especially my mum! taking it in turns to watch my little one while I recover. I am taking it one day at a time but wanted to ease myself back into the world of design with this post.

 I do believe everything happens for a reason and I am just so grateful to still be here, and still be a mum to my daughter. I always wanted a near death experience but not quite like this! I wanted to know I was 'near death' to see if my life would flash before my eyes! (it didn't!) Saying one thing though its really made me stop, think and appreciate everything I do have. 

So if your having a tough week just remember to look at all the great things in your life, and make the most of them. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

My Interview for Moyo Magazine! + Launch of my new website

Check out the latest issue of MOYO magazine if you havnt already for an interview with little old me! Im on pages 96 and 97 as well as being featured in the student showcase :-) so pleased to have been involved with such a great source of inspiration and enjoyed every second of it. Thanks to everyone at MOYO for all your support. 

On other news I have just launched my first website - You can now find me at - 

Exciting times, please take a look if you get five minutes.  

Sunday, 25 August 2013

ABSPD course Module 2 - Create a collection

So its all kicked off, this week I started Module two of ABSPD course and i'm really enjoying experimenting with the different challenges they have set us. One of my first tasks was to name and create my own collection, this is something I have wanted to do for a while but felt I never had time. Heres a little look at what I came up with :-) 


Im happy to say I am also now part of the MOYO Directory! please take a look at my profile and feel free to share the lurve :-)
it would be very much appreciated. 

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Floral Geo

Working hard on creating some fun geos to submit to bowie style for the next print and pattern book - Geometrics is the theme! this is something I have wanted to explore for a while so its great to get a gentle shove to finally delve into this area :-) Such a big fan of print and pattern and so grateful for the support I have received from Marie in the past so want to make sure this work is some of my best. Heres a sneak peak at my first attempts! deadline for submissions is 7th September so I better get busy, heres the link if you want to see more or have a go yourself.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search

So here it is! my submission for the GTS. I must admit when I got the brief to create a journal with a playground theme as if paperchase were the client...I panicked! I love paperchase and was a little taken back by the idea as I admire so many of the beautiful prints they stock. I really didn't know where to begin! But after my first draft went horribly wrong I decided stick to what Lilla had told us and create a journal 'I would want to buy' Im pretty pleased with how its turn't out although Iv seen a few other people's submissions today and my god the competition is strong! so many amazing talented designers out there, the judges have a hard task! :-) 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Happy Snapper

Happy Friday everyone! Been trying out my new ink pen this week, heres one of the prints iv come up with..can see this print on a lovely little girls pinny dress :-P

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Remembering to stay true to yourself! - Sounds easy dosnt it? but pressure and self doubt somehow manage to creep in and before you know it you have lost your way again! I am learning so so much on The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design E Course run by Rachel Taylor. I am still unsure of my style but im sure with time and hard work I will find it, until then I am going to try and produce more prints like this one and stay true to myself :-) (....now for the tricky bit and putting it into practice!)

I am also pleased to announce I am going to be working on my own collection exclusively for Society6 - More prints to choose from on the way soon - Please check out my store if you have time! 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Summer Garden Floral (Fed up of drawing snow flakes for surtex!) 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Working hard on some new children's prints before my ABSPD course starts next week! so looking forward to the whole experience and thrilled & honoured to have won the scholarship announced in the MOYO magazine last month. 

To find out more about the course please check out this link - http://dowhatyouloveforlife.com/pattern/?doing_wp_cron=1366711111

Now heres some cats and dogs :-) 

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Girls summer placement and Co-ord print - roll on the summer! iv had enough of this nasty rain now :-( 

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Spring floral - Not that it feels much like spring at the moment, who would of thought when everyone was dreaming of a white Christmas we would be getting a white easter! brrrr....hurry up sunshine! 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Home sweet Home

So pleased with this latest design, just trying to have as much fun as I can with my work at the moment, hope i don't lose this new found inspiration! :-) 

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Feeling inspired after reading Lilla Rogers new book ' I just like making things' its fantastic!
 heres some cats and dogs iv been working on for girls and boys :-)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Little fairy land! working hard for my lovely agent Just Kids Ltd at the moment, heres one of my latest girls designs :-) 

Monday, 28 January 2013

Monday, 14 January 2013

Snippet of new work - Girls like Dino's too! 

Hello all, hope everyone is getting back into the swing of things after the Christmas break...Im busy working on some new Spring prints for my agents. I was sick of seeing princess's for girls and trucks for boys so heres a risky cross gender print.