Thursday, 14 May 2015

A Secret I Can Share

I've been busy creating a little something special for my sister. She's a big tea drinker/lover, so I created this print for her as it was her birthday. My aim was to make the colours look a little chalky on the blackboard style background. She loved it I was very chuffed as I was really pleased with the end result too. What do you think? 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Party Invites ...Done!

Here they are little Willow's 5th Birthday invitations. She's a lion-loving little girl, think her cuddly lion was the first thing she set her eyes on when she was born, after me and her Daddy of course.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Greetings From Caught In Dreamland

Hello, I thought I would share with you a few things I have been up to lately.

I have been busy creating a little range of greetings cards so here are a couple to show you , the rest can be found in my Etsy shop , just look up CaughtinDreamland and you can check them out. Most of them can be personalised too, which I think offers a special touch. I am squirrelling away at the moment with more designs to add to the collection so keep your eyes peeled. 

I am also working on my little girls birthday invitations, so hopefully I can share them with you soon. ..she loves lions so they feature quite heavily in the design. I'm sure she will appreciate the time and love I am putting into them, wont she???..actually she would probably be just as happy with some shop bought Frozen ones..what am I thinking? 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Cinnamon Joe at The London Print Design Fair

To take a peek at my work, visit my agents at the London Print Design Fair on 23rd and 24th April at The Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London...they will be at Booth D4.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Lucy ...My New Bike

So we have a new member of the family..this is Lucy , named after my beloved old VW Beetle I used to own back in the day when I had what I thought was some kind of cool-ness. She's a birthday present from my husband and two girls. My lovely Jonny has spent hours locked away in his shed bringing this fab bike back to life. I've seen the 'before' pics and she was a pretty sad state.Now she is beautiful and shiny, and even has leather handle grips with tassels!

I have been looking at vintage bikes on line and who knew there was such a fashion that went with it?? Images of trendy girls cycling round cities in clothes coordinated with their bikes, and Liberty style printed cycle helmets, also in some pictures the girls had heels on ..I will not however be this glamorous or impractical. !

I really love her , the basket is just the right size for my laptop so I can ride off to a nice little cafe and do some work from there for a change. Obviously the route to the cafe needs to be without hills! So if you see someone riding on the pavement with her naff school run clothes on..that'll be me !

Monday, 9 March 2015

My New Dress

I love love love drawing , designing and playing around with colours, but another massive love of mine is sewing. I have recently been without my lovely sewing machine while it went off to rehab. It needed a good service and a few repairs. It's had a hard life my machine, it used to belong to my dear old Nan and she gave it to me to see me through my many years at Art College. So its not only a fab machine, but very sentimental to me. Its surprising how lost I felt without it.

But its back now , and works like a dream so I knocked myself up this little dress. The fabric is by Carolyn Gavin ( , who I am a massive fan of and I bought it through Fabric Rehab ( They provide a brilliant service and I have used them lots before. Check out their wonderful selection of fabric. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Inspire Yourself

So I live here in Southampton, on the South Coast , its not the most artistically inspiring place in the world, that's for sure. We are very close to some beautiful places, but right here where I live its just really a big city. We dream of living down the West Country ..or even further afield in New Zealand
, where we spent our honeymoon. But like most families you get settled, and comfortable, the kids are settled in school with lots of lovely friends, and we are surrounded by family and friends who we would miss terribly. So that being said we try to make our house reflect what we like , and an inspiring place to live. I decided to take some pics to show you..some of them are from our bedroom , and my children's rooms. Luckily they have the creative bug too!! You'll see from my pics , we like to use pattern and nice fresh colours. Have a great day !!