Wednesday, 27 July 2011

They are here

The lunch boxes and money tins arrived at the studio yesterday and are now available in the shop. I have put my name down for 10, I love them that much!

Meanwhile sorry to go so quiet on you, I wish I could say I have been on some long relaxing holiday but no such luck, I have been working away on Christmas products yikes! and 'The Book'. We tend to refer to it as 'The Book' around here as it feels quite huge and daunting, but so far so good only another 7 weeks or so before it goes to print ready for the Frankfurt book fair in October. Unfortunately it is tip top secret and not out until Feb 12, but hopefully once it has been shown at the fair, I can show you a few sneaky peeks. Meanwhile here are some tasters of whats to come for Christmas, can you guess what they are?

We have another exciting range coming out after Christmas it is a Belle & Boo party range, Clare our designer has been working on it relentlessly for months, so she has all sorts of samples at her flat, a few of which she put to good use at the weekend. how cute is this cake.

Lots of great press about our summer clothes, which have nearly all gone now. Our production runs are very small on our clothes so if you do buy a piece rest assured hardly anyone else will have it, I haven't even got a parade dress myself they went that quickly.

& there is a lovely interview with me here, hopefully if you click on the image you can read it.

There is also a fab mention of our melamine sets on Retro to go, thanks Olivia.

Finally you have to take a look at this INCREDIBLE dolls house decorated by Megan for her little girl, I feel very proud that one of my illustrations has ended up in such a sweet, sweet home, if only I was mouse size.

Monday, 11 July 2011

I am so in love with these.....

I got these photos yesterday and breathed a BIG sigh of relief, I can't tell you just how hard it was getting the art work to wrap around all 4 sides and the top and bottom. It literally it took months of tweaks and head scratching, but I think they look beautiful if I do say so myself. They will be arriving in the studio at the end of July and at just £9 for the lunch box and £3.50 for the money box I think they will fly out soon after. I hope you like them.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Last week on one day we were sent 2 images, this one above by amazing photographer Lucy Woodrow Yyaayyyyyy and this one below found on Ebay & sent to us by a concerned subscriber, GGggrrrrrrrrrr

It was my birthday at the weekend and I had a lovely time. My parents came to stay for a few days and I am embarrassed to say that after living in London for over 10 years I visited The Tower of London for the first time. It was really fun, I will definitely be going back, we were there over 4 hours and saw just about half of it. the Crown jewels were stunning who knew there were diamonds that big in the world!

Then after much Italian food and wine we went to see One Man 2 Guvnors staring James Cordern, it was very funny and such a great theatre, the sets were beautiful colours.

2 of my favourite b-day presents are this vintage coffee pot and pretty milk jug,

but I think the best present born just the day after was my new nephew, Henry Humphrey, I can't wait to meet him and have a cuddle.