Category Archives: illustration

Drawing….

A friend has requested another name banner – and this time all featuring Beatrix Potter characters. It’s been an absolute joy to study and, yes, copy her fine drawings around the 7 letters of a name. Beatrix Potter is once … Continue reading

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Baby name cards…

Whenever a friend or colleague has a baby I try to do them a name card, some names are easier than others, a five letter name is my favourite as it fits well with my teddy bear design.  My friends … Continue reading

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A plain box no more…

Recently, my mum offered me some drawing paper, canvases and a portable easel, all items a friend of hers was passing on. Needless to say I said ‘yes please!’. So, one day I was looking at the box which is … Continue reading

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Fabric Painting on tea-cloths…

My family have a rule that we give each other little presents at the Christmas dinner table which have not cost us a fortune…. A couple of years ago I decided to have a tea theme with a little bag … Continue reading

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Tray with matching wine glasses…

Those trays I did for my Etsy shop at Christmas were a resounding failure, so I’ve been redoing them. This one started as a doodle whilst watching TV and, well….here’s what I did:- I started my doodle and realised that … Continue reading

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Peter Rabbit…

There has been a crazy renewal of interest in Beatrix Potter lately – she’s never gone away in this house though. I’ve always been fascinated with her delightful drawings of the woodland animals and bought the little books to read … Continue reading

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Another baby arrives….

Be careful what you do for a first baby, you may have to do the same for the second, third etc., Luckily for me, I love making bunting. A friend has recently had a second baby boy and so here … Continue reading

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