Saturday, 24 December 2011

Little star

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year, from me and him and our little star :)

Monday, 5 December 2011

New in my Etsy shop :)

These framed original Lion illustrations are now in my Etsy shop!

2 new woolly creatures have also made their way into my shop!

My limited edition Giclee prints are now at a discounted price, including this one, which is 30% off AND free delivery!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Jolly Hobbies Market

We will have a stall at the Jolly Hobbies Market this coming Saturday, in Hornsey, North London. I will be selling some knitted toys, felt toys, limited edition Giclee prints, original artwork and greeting cards. My partner Sam will be selling beautiful bespoke ebony and silver jewellery. Oki will be doing Oki things!
Maybe you can pick up some Christmas pressies :)
Here are the details:
Hornsey Parish Church Hall
Cranley Gardens
N10 3AH
Saturday 19th November

Hope to see you there!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Oki's sky


We're in love with these mobiles we bought for our baby boy, to hang above his cot. Really simple designs by Danish mobile makers Flensted. They move beautifully and cast lovely shadows too. They're so hypnotic and soothing, I could spend hours looking up at Oki's sky :)

Monday, 3 October 2011

what I wore today...

Oooh it's been a long time since I've picked up a paint brush!! Today, our little boy was very good and gave me a bit of hands free time, sleeping somewhere other than on me during the day, long enough for me to eat lunch, do some washing AND make this picture for "What I wore today", hooray!!

For the past 11 weeks, I have been mostly wearing our little baby boy, bags under my eyes and a tired but big happy smile :D 

Monday, 26 September 2011


I'm so happy to finally be reunited with my picture books!! I missed them so much.
Someone else also seems to be enjoying a good book :)


We are still unpacking since moving house at the end of May. A certain little man has been keeping us occupied :)
It's always such a pleasure opening up the boxes - it's like Christmas! I feel so happy to be reunited with my goodies. This box pleased me a lot, all the little toys crammed in there. Hope they were having fun in there.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

hello from us :)

I'm so glad I did our baby card before the baby arrived as I have no spare time for anything these days! It was a little strange but lovely trying to imagine what our little boy would look like :)

Monday, 25 July 2011


Who is this curious looking fellow? The animals decided to investigate...

Saturday, 23 July 2011

New boy in our life!

We have a new little addition in our lives. His name is Oki, and he joined our world on Monday morning. I'm averaging about 2-3 hours sleep a day since sunday so am a bit delirious from sleep deprivation, but over the moon that he is finally here with us :)

This is where he was just last week, in my belly.

Friday, 15 July 2011

New toys in my shop!

Here are some newly knitted toys, some of which I've added to my Etsy shop, along with a few felt toys :)
I've been knitting, cleaning and doing odd little obsessive things whilst waiting for baby to arrive. No sign of him yet, so I'm going to carry on knitting!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

New print!

"Bubbles" (シャボン玉) is now available as a limited edition Giclee print in my Etsy shop. All prints in my shop are now free delivery, hooray! :D

Thursday, 30 June 2011

not long now...

I'm about 2 weeks away from my due date now! I feel BIG and have developed quite a waddle, but am loving being pregnant :D

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Art in Brixton

I'm crossing the river this Sunday, to take part in Art in Brixton, where I will be showing and selling a few limited edition prints, along with some other talented arty friends (The friends aren't for sale, but their work will be!) 
It will take place at Windrush Square, just outside the Ritzy cinema in the heart of Brixton, between 11am-4pm. Please pop along if you're in the area :)

Some good news - "Into the Woods" will carry on through June and possibly July too, so there's still a chance you can get hold of some lovely treats! 

Bye bye bun

Here's my first bit of illustration from my temporary new studio set up. So nice to make pictures again after a little break, although I have to be careful not to make a mess here, which is no fun!

I went for a hair cut the other day - a once a year event, and came back bun-less! I miss it a little bit, but it feels so nice to shed that big messy mop :)

Friday, 27 May 2011

Into The Woods shop!

We have now moved into our new home, hooray!
It was a full-on super chaotic busy sleep deprived weekend. It took me all week to pack up my studio, which left me with 1 day to pack up the rest of the flat!
In between packing and cleaning the flat, I went to Brighton for the day and popped into the artist open shop "Into the Woods". I thought the shop window looked great, and inside it was crammed full of a whole variety of lovely treats. Lots and lots of fun :)
It's on until the end of the month so please pop by if you have the chance!

Monday, 16 May 2011

7 day madness

I don't know how but I did it...7 spreads in 7 days!! I think that has to be a record for me. I went a bit bananas half way through. It's no fun being cooped up, trapped in a messy dirty studio. 
Now I can finally start packing up the flat, getting ready for the move. But first, I will enjoy my freedom by stepping out the flat for a bit, and have a little wander through town :)

Friday, 13 May 2011

If you go down to the woods this weekend...'ll meet these felt toys! I've been making extra toys for "Into the Woods" which will be in the shop this weekend. Please pop in if you're in Brighton for the weekend :)

I imagine

I received copies of my 3rd picture book for Lion Hudson the other day, titled "I imagine", by Rachel Rivett. It's a child's book of prayers. These are interesting commissions for me as I'm not at all religious, so I try to place my focus more on the narrative and feeling of the words than the religious context.
Overall I'm pleased with how the colours and textures came out :)
The book comes out on 15th May 2011 and you can find it here.