The problem with having so much fun is it catches up with you. This week has been manic, 2 tight deadlines and the masses of day to day stuff that comes with running your own business. However I am NOT complaining I can not stress just how much I love what I do, I switch my computer off in the evening excited about the next morning when I can switch it back on, sad I know!
So only sneaky peeks of the stuff I have been working on I am afraid as they are due to be released later this year and next (I have been working on mothers day cards for next March!) but before I show you those here is a little something I did whilst waiting for drawings to scan and print etc.
I am not sure which version I prefer I suspect I will use both. The reason it came about was whilst searching for inspiration for my cards, I discovered the illustrator Gladys Peto.
I get SO excited when I discover a new artist that I love and always make Russ (who is usually deep in concentration in his own work) come and take a look. I am not sure he shares my excitment for vintage illustrations of children! Anyway you can see lots of examples of her work here, but it was this one that caught my attention the most and I knew I had to draw my own Belle & Boo version. I know I am not half as good as Gladys but I aim to be one day.
Sneaky peeks of the cards
Sneaky peek of an illustration I did for the front cover of Famillies North magazine, out Set/Oct
Another sneaky peek has already happened over on our face book site, Suzie who brilliantly looks after that & Belle & Boo's Twitter site has shared some photos from the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection of B&B clothes. Here are a few, hop over there to see more.
ssshhhh don't tell anyone but that bottom outfit is reversible! who had a C&A reversible jumper in the 80's hands up? I have a sunshine yellow snoopy one & Loved it!
One last thing before I go and enjoy some of this glorious sunshine that we have been blessed with for an astonishingly long time now, at Bubble Tracy & I were lucky enough to meet 2 sensational sisters Rebekka and Carla. They are soon opening their own online boutique we can't wait to see what lovely items they stock, for now you can read about their adventures here.