Tuesday, 9 December 2008

the day we went to the big smoke...

so us country bumpkins...the fine city friends, made our merry way down to London on saturday for the BUST craftacular. it was a complete success and very well worth it, even though London Town is one scary place! the fair was held in some kind of social club a bit like the phoenix nights! take a look at the photos...

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Bust Craftacular...

So...me and my fine city friends are doing the bust fair next saturday which should be a great day. please come along, if you're out and about in London on that day, for christmas pressies and lots and lots of festive fun!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

roll up roll up!

yay, christmas cards are now available in my etsy shop (click here), featuring such things as penguins, robins, snow globes and snow...how festive can you get! ch ch check it out now!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

there's no business like snow business...see what i did there!

clutter city was a roaring success today, despite the fact it was snowing. i'm completely divided when it comes to snow...i like it because it looks pretty and is a bit of a novelty...i hate it because it is cold, and i really dislike being cold, especially when my favourite boots leak and my feet get wet. so anyway we were pleasantly suprised as to how many people made it out and bought our wares!
great news on the craft fair front...fine city friends have a stand at the BUST\'s 2008 Christmas Craftacular taking place on Saturday, December 6th, at the St. Aloysious Social Hall. this will be very exciting and i can't wait, so if you're about pop in and see us!
my christmas cards will definatley be up in the shop on monday...so keep your eyes peeled for those bad boys!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

christmas time, mistletoe and wine...

i know i shouldn't be excited about christmas yet but i am...i can't help it! i think whta tipped me over the edge was collecting my lovely new christmas cards from the printers on friday, then coming home to a roaring fire and roasted chestnuts...how very festive!
anyway enough of that...the christmas clutter city is on saturday 22nd nov and the fine city friends will be in attendance. hopefully we will see your lovely faces there buying christmas gifts handmade by me and my elvish friends!
also this week i bought a gocco printing press...its probably one the coolest things ive bought and i cant wait to get cracking on it...so watch this space for some limited edition prints!

Saturday, 15 November 2008

karaoke, christmas and cake

well it was my birthday yesterday and i had a delightful time doing karaoke with my lovely friends! I think Miss Correll wins the award for best rendition of Circle of Life by Elton John...it was a stunner!

Anyway apart from birthday treats i collected my new and wonderful christmas cards from the printers...on of which you can see above! these will be for sale very soon in my shop and in various stores around the UK...see my list of stockists for more details. Or you can find me and the fine city friends next week at the Clutter City Fair at the Arts Centre Norwich.

on a final note...yay its saturday!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

back down to earth!

well it's been a while...i am now back from my oz-nz adventure and i had the best time ever. i have driven about 5000 miles, swam in waterfalls, snorkeled with fishes, skied(!)...on the whole had a crazy time!

but now it's back to 'i like pens'!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

my threadless design...please vote!

ay up please vote for my threadless t-shirt design by clicking on the link !

My Threadless.com Submission

Saturday, 9 August 2008

2 weeks til lift off

yay it's 2 weeks until i jet off to oz and nz...can't wait. be so nice to be in the sunshine!

i've got a tonne of stuff to do before i go though...doing some lovely notebooks for a lovely design company...you can see a snip it but not too much just yet!

Friday, 1 August 2008

this week i have been mainly...drawing, sitting in the garden, having my car towed home from the beach, and getting excited about Oz!

clutter city was a success at the weekend, although we were stuck in the dark when the sun had his hat on. see the fine city friends blog for pics...gemmas new shrinkles went down a storm!

i need to write on my blog more...i'm getting a bit slack!

Monday, 14 July 2008

everyone loves the bees

along with 'Mizz' my busy bee notebook has also been featured in 'Essentials' magazine this month...August is obviously the month of the bee! you can grab yourself one of these little beauts in my shop http://www.ilikepens.co.uk/ go on...you know you want to!

Thursday, 10 July 2008

when will i, will i be famous...

i hope you got up bright and early this morning to be the first in line to buy todays 'Mizz' magazine! how exciting my Busy bee notebook has been featured on the 'Bag a bargain' page, along side wares from Lazy Oaf and LadyLuckRulesOk.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

summer loving...

i went to scarborough this weekend...i love that place and even though it rained it didn't stop me from having a good time.
in the space of a day i went to a wedding, ate a tonne of cake, had a nap, went for a walk on the seafront, ate chips, ate pizza, watched deal or no deal, and slept in a tent...not bad!

Monday, 30 June 2008

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Never Again!

We had a fine city friends day out at 'pukewood hills' yesterday...formally known as pleasurewood hills !

Zara and Anthony were not in attendance as they were too scared of the swingy chairs and how right they were! As you can see from the above photo sequence Helen, Gemma and me felt as sick as a dog when we got off our 2 hr ride! It wern't a pretty sight I tell thee!

Monday, 23 June 2008

I just wanted to mention a website I just stumbled upon...sarahknight.com sarah's illustrations are amazing so please check it out! She is part of a collective called honest four...another member is Kelly Bryne who's work is equally cool! If you're out and about in the Bristol area they're having some exhibitons.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Yikes it's been a while...I've been a mega busy bee of late and things don't seem to be getting any less hectic. It's all good really, keeps me busy and out of mischief.

I had a stall at 'Strictly not highstreet' yesterday, which was interesting! Gemma and Zara came and kept me company for a bit, Gemma brought one of her new creations along...a moustache necklace which I think is ace and am going to get one. Zara was looking tres French and bought us strawberry chocolates which were lovely...thanks Zara.

Iv'e got new stuff in the shop so check check check it out...here and make a note to purchase Mizz magazine on the 10th July as hopefully my sketchbooks will be featured...yay.

Monday, 26 May 2008

Full steam ahead

This last week has been a bit on the manic side...as I have been beavering away to get things sorted for the Clutter City Market. It was a complete success though so was worth it.

It doesn't stop there though as I have another busy couple of weeks ahead, mainly consisting of work experience and commissions. There are not enough hours in the day!

I just wanted to mention also a Frnch singer who goes by the name of Francois...his music is lovely and his website is definatley worth a visit. Take a look at his drawings and animations.

Anyway, I have some new stuff on my website, including some envelopes made from envelopes ad some badge packs! woop check them out.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Clutter City...and my desk

I thought I would post a little picture of my work space so you can see where the magic happens! Actually, you can see where I get stressed out because I can never find anything...it took me about 45mins to find my camera lead this morning!

I also just wanted to mention the Clutter City Market that is happening this Saturday at Norwich Art Centre...be there or be a square!

Saturday, 10 May 2008

sun sun and more sun

How cool is this ice cream van...pretty old school?
I thought it was funny. Yes I have been trying to do work but this is what happens when it's sunny outside, I just get distracted!

Saturday, 26 April 2008

The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hip hooray!

You lucky people...have a little sneaky peek at some exclusive good luck cards that are hot off the press...designed for a friend who is dancing for Kylie's X tour...even designed a card for the wee pop star herself! bit proud of these!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Time flies

Jeez louise i can't believe it's been a week since i last put pen to paper...or fingers to keys in this case! I've been a busy bee...working, drawing and making things. I now have a rather small but very painful blister on my finger from making 180 beads out of paper! That's dedication.

Got a tone of things that I need to get done this week, mainly work for people.

My lovely new friend Gemma Correll posted a lovely snippet about me on her blog t'other day so thought I would return the favour and put a little pic of hers up here. It's above!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Migrain attack part 2!

Second installment for today...just wanted to add some pics from the fair on saturday.

Migrain attack!

I had a migrain last night...think it may have had something to do with the amount of time i spent on the computer. Das ist nicht so gut ja?
Before that i did get some bits and pieces done. will post some pics up a bit later. Au revoir!

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Fine City Friends Fair

What a productive weekend I've had.
Thanks so much to Gemma, Zara, Helen and everyone else for letting me join them yesterday at the Fine City Fair...was tres fun and lovely to see how much cool stuff is going on in Norwich. I'm looking forward to taking part in future events!
Plus my website is now up and running, complete with shop, so 'tis all good!

Sunday, 6 April 2008

First Blog...how very exciting

This feels a bit weird...i'm not really sure who will read this as nobody knows I have a blog yet!Well anyway it is Sunday...my first day off work in 4 days so I have a lot of stuff to catch up on, mainly involving emails:( I went to the circus on Thursday it was really good, I especially liked the trapese people!