New Babies!

I've been updating my shop with new greetings cards. Each card was designed and printed in happy colours by me, in my home studio in Sheffield. If you enter the code "HELLOBABY" at the checkout, you can get 25%off your whole order. The code is active today and tomorrow (expires on 28/07/2016).

Sweets and Stuff

I’m just getting the camera warmed up, ready to photograph some of my new products to list in the shop. You can see some of the sweets that my friend Élodie G brings me back from her visits to France and Italy, some I’ve ordered off the internet, and some I got from B&M. I’m very interested in the packaging.

It's as if someone punched a piñata to death over my desk.

It's as if someone punched a piñata to death over my desk.

DING DONG.

DING DONG.

Herd of Sheffield

Today is the day the Herd of Sheffield officially launches. My design 'Sheffield Botanical' was shortlisted, and then Panache Lingerie chose to sponsor it. A good match, I think! Painting the elephant was challenging, but ultimately very rewarding, and I'm delighted with how it turned out.

 

You can see it on the steps outside City Hall in Sheffield. There are loads of ways to get involved and help raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital . Visit the Herd of Sheffield website, or search for 'Herd of Sheffield' on the App Store. Be sure to share all your elephant sightings on social media using #herdofsheffield. 

Screen Printing New Cards//Peddler Night Market

I had a fun and very gratifying time last week, getting all my new card designs finalised, exposed onto screens, and printed up in lovely, fresh colours. I found extra joy in adding the little spotty details to the envelopes and brown paper bags. They went down really well at the Peddler Night Market in Sheffield. Peddler is always worth a visit. It's a perfect combination of art (James Green was next door to me selling his ace lino and screen prints), craft, and book sellers (la Biblioteka and Craft Lab Sheffield were in attendance, with their covetable array of publications and Julie's brilliant macrame plant hangers), excellent street food stands, perfect coffee from the Depot Bakery next door, and guest breweries on the bar. What's not to like? 

I managed to sample an excellent potato and kale pakora from Fancy an Indian, delicious thai style fried chicken from Buddha Belly, and (possibly my favourite thing to eat anywhere), burgers from the Cow Boys. Now, what's for lunch? Probably some sort of lettuce, I dunno.

Printing, printing, printing. Plus some packing and badge making.

Printing, printing, printing. Plus some packing and badge making.

Happy Peddlers.

Happy Peddlers.