Sunday, 28 September 2014

Floral Confetti ...Done !

                 So after days and nights playing with these beautiful flowers and gorgeous faded pastels here it is my Floral Confetti collection..I'm thrilled with it. What do you think ? 








Monday, 22 September 2014

This weather's a little confusing ????

Honestly I love the sunshine I really do , but I think I am just about ready to snuggle down and hibernate. Most days these past few weeks I am having to change my clothes halfway through the day as it keeps getting really warm down here in the South. Come on weather make up your mind!


Friday, 19 September 2014

Productive day of mainly.......thinking ????

Well its been a funny couple of weeks, my little girl is no longer my gorgeous little sidekick and has gone off to school, finally going full time at the end of this week. I am full of mixed emotions and actually feel my moods are changing by the hour..earlier I just wanted to run up the school and bring her back for cuddles. But now as the title of this blog says  I have been busy thinking and absorbing lots of fab information of how to get these designs of mine out into the big wide world. I've mainly been engrossed in Ali Benyon's last few posts (alibenyondesigns.blogspot.com.au) on how to be a freelance designer. How amazing that these lovely ladies are happy to give away their tips and such valuable advice. It warms your cockles that people are still willing to help each other. Its also given me that extra push I need to start approaching more people and encourage them to love my work ..so beware out there!!

My collection I am currently working on is called Floral Confetti, I've posted a pic of my current mood board and the colours. As you can see I'm a bit old skool with the mood board process and still like to have it all printed out and in front of me. Unfortunately my printer was on its last bit of ink..but I loved the result of the bleached out pastel hues so decided to use that as my inspiration too. Along with my sketches done during our holiday in France this summer. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Naturally Miami

A new collection I have been working on called Naturally Miami.....these designs came about while sat on the beach sketching a while back. Its surprising the shapes and lines you come across whilst sat sunning yourself. I am hoping to get some of these printed onto fabric to cover the lampshades in my bedroom. The original plan was to crochet some covers but after attempting a crochet workshop recently it seems me and crocheting are not a good combination. It was so frustrating as it looks like such a relaxing craft to do...but just not for me.









Saturday, 19 July 2014

Here comes the Mexicoma Collection..arriba arriba

Well here is my latest collection to show you , its called Mexicoma and is based on Mexican embroidery and paintings. I have tried to keep the colours warm and vibrant, but still nice and fresh. I particularly love this indigo blue colour, its a bit of a fav of mine as is the dirty olive green I'm rather partial to. I promise not to use it in my next collection. ..if I can help it!




Monday, 28 April 2014

Retro Blooms ..part 2

I know..I know , its taken a while , but I have been busy learning some new techniques in Illustrator..its hard for me you know, I'm a bit more of a paper and pencil girl at heart!!