Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Walk With Me

This month I have worked on 3 sets of Wedding Invitations, 2 for friends and 1 for my younger sister (who's getting married this weekend, I am SSSooooooooo excited) Today I finished and posted the third set. The brief was very 'Belle & Boo'! The couple as children and their little dog Baz! I have called the illustration 'Walk with Me'

Sunday, 17 February 2008


I have been having such lovely weekends in London lately. I think it is very easy when you have lived in a place for a long time to forget to explore it and enjoy it.

My sister came to London for 1 of her 2 hen do's, we caught a West End show & then stayed at a hotel on the Strand. My mum, sister & I shared a triple room, it was like being in a school dorm, lots of giggling and chatting went on.

The next day we ice skated at the beautiful Somerset House that's me in the black coat looking a mixture of petrified and exhilarated. Then for the first time ever I went on a city tour bus, it was great seeing the city from a touristy view point.

My good friend's husband arranged a surprise birthday meal for her. Russ and I got suited and booted and joined them at Gordon Ramsey's restaurant at Claridges, it was exquisite. The food, the service, the atmosphere, the cheese, oh the cheese!
and not to mention that Gordon him self walked past.... twice!!!

This weekend we antique shopped in Angel. I found this incredible dolls house size room made from paper, I'm not sure my photos do it justice.

I also found lots of amazing furniture, perfect for the new studio, but unfortunately not nearly at perfect prices!!

Sunday we walked and walked, Russ wanted to show me the mens urinals at the Barbican Centre, I sent him in with the camera & skulked around outside!

and eventually we ended up at one of our favourite cafes at the Sunday Up market in Shorditch. It's such an effortlessly cool little place & does the BEST pizzas ever.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Heart Punch

Yesterday my super duper new heart punch arrived from the US. I have real trouble sourcing good craft products here in the UK, if any one reading this knows of any good shops/websites etc, I would really appreciate any tips. I miss Michael's in Santa Monica, I was literally in there every other day!
Anyway enough sulking! I know offer 'Meet me at Mikes' gift tags... perfect for decorating all those Valentine's gifts!

Saturday, 2 February 2008

LOVE-ly days

It's been sunny for the past few days, which is such a blessing after all the grey and every where I seem to look there are beautiful collections of subtle colour. Cotton reels at at Portobello market

a very cool, but slightly scary antique shop in Notting Hill

mmmmmmm cakes at Kenwood house this morning for 11's

Also today after a fair few exasperated attempts, I completed my first limited edition of gocco prints. I sucessfully printed 30 of 'Belle & Boo's Love-ly day' just in time for Valentines. They will be available in my Etsy shop shortly (although not all of them, I gotta hang onto some of these, to remind myself I can print, I can!)