Thursday, 30 June 2011

Badges and stickers!!!

We had some badges and stickers made up the other day some for Robots and Rainbows and some for Air Monkeys. It made me very excited to see them all together. We have already sold about 15 badges and we put one of our stickers in our campervan :)

They were made up by Awesome Merchandise who were really great and happy to help. I highly recommend them!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011


On Sunday I was privileged to be a part of an event called Pennyfest2. This was a music and art/craft event that took place at The Vines Bar in Derby. The day was set up in order to raise money for Penny's Fund, find more about the fund  here.

A lot of hardwork went into setting this event up, a great deal of it being done by the lovely Pete Salter and Holly Booth, who also run Hatch'd Magazine (a creative network based in Derby). There was a whole host of amazing bands and artists including Haiku Salut, Josh Happens, My Psychoanalyst and there was also a reunion set by Plans and Apologies. There also some great stalls there including The Cake Ladies, Born Restless, So Boho Vintage and me! And to top it off there was food (including homemade curry!) and drink, truly, what more could you wish for!?

The day was absolutely scorching, and everyone was having a great sweaty time together!

There were some awesome prizes on the tombola, we had our eyes on the tattoo session and the Ukulele, but alas we didn't win. The day was a huge success though and overall made £2000! What a result!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Digital Artist issue 21

Another tutorial in Digital Artist. Thanks to April Madden for asking me to do it! Really enjoyed this one!

Our lovely holiday!

Last week we got back from a lovely break in North Devon in our camper 'Rhubarb'. We spent a most days at the beach and in the sea. Here are a few of the photos we took.

Monday, 27 June 2011

About a girl

The latest 'mixtape' we received from Nick Taylor, another great one, find more of his work here

Unfortunately there will be no more mixtapes for a while, as the guy who organises the project is taking a break from it so he can concentrate on finishing his MA. I think we might get withdrawal and just have to keep making them anyway!

Lots of lovely goodies!

I was lucky enough to have an envelope full of goodies waiting for me when we got back from our holiday. They all came courtesy of the very talented and hardworking Armadillo boy (Jason Smith) go find more about him and his awesome work here

He is also running a very special project called the Oh GOSH project  in which he has rounded up a fine selection of artists and illustrators to created pages for a colouring in book and accompanying posters. All funds raised from the project will go to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

The big vinyl sticker he sent has already found it's way on to our campervan!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Mr Schmidt!

This has been out for a little while, but I forgot to shout about it on here! Meet Mr Schmidt, the sausage dog, my latest paper toy.

If you want to have a go at making one yourself head to my website for a free download! :) it's coz I love you!

Robots and Rainbows!

Another new venture for me and my husband. We both love t-shirts, we both love robots and, well I love rainbows! So born out of that and our desire to do something creative together is Robots and Rainbows.

We are currently coming up with a load of designs and are saving up for a heat press in order to start making them ourselves!

While we wait we have ordered some badges and stickers, which I can't wait to see!

If you want to follow what we get up to you can find us on Facebook and twitter at the moment. When we get to 100 followers on our FB page, we will be giving away a set of four badges and a sticker to one of our fans picked at random.

Air Monkeys Magazine

As some of you may know me and my husband own a VW campervan called 'Rhubarb' and by all accounts we are a little VW obsessed, so we began a small club with a few friends who also own classic VWs, called Air Monkeys. I have had fun designing the logo and seeing it on hoodies and any day now some badges!

We decided that, as well as just having a bit of fun and going to shows together, we would have a go at producing our own digital magazine, and last Sunday we unleashed it on the world! So if you have an interest in VWs and also other things to do with the scene (music, extreme sports, other cool stuff!) then you can find it here