Monday, 31 August 2015

Spoonflower / Fabric 8 Botancial Sketchbook Competition


So not only have I had an amazing weekend at Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival (more on that later in my blog) but I have just found out I have been put through to the semi finals of the Spoonflower/Fabric 8 Botanical Sketchbook Competition. I am 1 of 100 out of 800 entries so I am pretty chuffed. I would really appreciate your support by voting for my design..its on this page http://www.fabric8contest.com/ and here is the design below you need to vote for. Thank you so much , my fingers and toes are crossed!



Sunday, 16 August 2015

Vintage Fair Treasures


Hope you are all having a lovely weekend....today we visited a local vintage fair, I am amazed at the vast array of Tupperware on sale everywhere these days, it certainly takes me back to my childhood. The 70's kitchenware is always covered in the best patterns..I just love it. Whilst there I treated my self to this old St Micheal ( M&S) apron..the print is definitely going to be inspiration for a new collection of work , I love everything about it!! Oh yeah and my little girl treated herself to an old 50's nature book..she loves a bit of vintage!





















Wednesday, 12 August 2015

A Nice Little Reminder

So yesterday, as I have my two girls home for the holidays we went out for the day with my parents. They suggested Mottisfont Abbey as they have a Charlie & Lola Exhibition on and me and my girls are huge fans.

It was a great day as the old house and grounds are amazing and so lovely to wander round. My girls loved it, especially spotting the massive trout in the river, rolling down the grassy hills and having a picnic (surrounded by wasps..not so good). And of course having ice cream..Rose and Cardamon which was as delicious as it sounds.

There was a trail for the kids, with the help of the grown ups all round the grounds and through the old house, Lauren Child's colourful characters popped up all over the place! The exhibition was being displayed upstairs in the old house. It was amazing to see all her sketch book work and initial drawings with the thoughts behind the characters.I love the way she used collage to bring her work to life.There were also Lola style dresses on display made out of Lauren's fabrics she produced for Liberty. It really bought it all back to me the reason I came back to surface pattern design, and decided to give a creative career a go again. It certainly made me reminisce about early mornings sat snuggling my girls in their baby grows feeling inspired by Lauren's fab drawings, and use of pattern. It really was down to her I got back into it. I have come a long way since then, still not quite where I want to be, but I have achieved lots ..so I am giving myself a little pat on the back x

Here are some photos from the exhibition, a little unclear at times as most of the work was behind glass.













Monday, 6 July 2015

Another Mouth To Feed In Our House ...


I have really got into my sewing again, and this weekend I completed this lovely bunny. My girls are fighting over her, but I think she will look perfect on my bed so I am keeping her!



Monday, 29 June 2015

A Little Break From The Norm

Some times I like a little drawing break and I get the urge to get back to my sewing machine. I cant go long without starting up a little sewing project. This one was prompted by my niece, its usually the case that I get a special request from one of the four little girls in my life.

So here he is...no doubt when he is received by my niece he will receive a name, and no doubt it will be something a little unusual and random. Hope she likes it.



Tuesday, 16 June 2015

My New Website !!! Whoop whoop!!



So after days of slaving over it, its finally complete, my new website can be found at www.caughtindreamland.com..take a peek if you have five minutes to kill.


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Flowery Little Numbers.

Here are some florals I finished a while back, thought I would share them with you..