When we were in London, I picked up a card designed by Andrew Pavitt. The one we bought was the squirrel one at the top. I love squirrels so I couldn't resist. It is now in a frame on our wall. I love the sense of pattern that comes across and the retro feel to them. Beautiful colours.
Winston sat by the bag (black dogs don't show up in photos so well!)
Better pic of his ickle face!
I had a wonderful surprise the other day. Some of you may have read a previous post where I showed you all the goodies sent to me from Hannah Zakari, in thanks for doing an illustrated tutorial, this follows from that.
The bag is designed by the talented Gemma Correll and I had been aware of it for ages and always wanted one, and then, with getting Winston I declared on twitter that I must get one to match him. This tweet was noted by Rachael, of Hannah Zakari who stock the product, and she very kindly surprised me by popping it in the post for me, as a further thank you! Amazing! :) It really did make my week!
It is now my dog walking bag, and everything else bag for that fact! :)
Here are a few pics of my latest paper toy range, Cupcakes! They double up as a gift box as well and are super quick and easy to make. I plan to make quite a range of them. 2 more flavours have been designed already, just waiting for new printer ink, so I can try them out!
These 2 (The Lemon cupcake and pink cupcake) are available to download for free from my website NOW
Spoonflower had an offer on a few weeks back where you could order a free sample. I'd thought about using their services for a while, but with an offer like that how could I refuse. Here is what I got back.
A few of the details haven't come out, where the contrast was low, but overall it's looking pretty nice! :)
For anyone that knows me at all, they will have been aware of my pug obsession!
I have wanted one for pretty much as long as I can remember, and drew one at my grandparents from a picture in a newspaper when I was about 10 ( they still have the picture!)
Me and my husband had been talking about getting a dog for a few years, day dreaming about taking one away in our campervan with us and having it sat with us on the sofa. We looked at all sorts of dogs, and when my mum was ill we helped out by looking after her Westie 'Molly' for a few weeks. We loved having her, which made us realise we really did want a dog, but I knew I wouldn't be really happy unless we got a pug.
After a few weeks of looking and having several disappointments, we found this adorable fella! He is 2 years old on the 13th September and has settled in with us so easily, you'd think he'd always been ours! Expect many more photos and blog posts in the future! You have been warned!