Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Zeds and lots more zeds on this blog for the past week, have created absolutely nothing worthy of posting, sooo in desperation so that you all know that I am still alive I will post some illustrations for packaging on the day job! I have used illustrator to do these images which are basically traced from vintage photos...cheating really but they look pretty enough for tea set and cake stand packaging for John Lewis....

Friday, 14 May 2010


Rafael is the artist responsible for this fab drawing of a stork......he also happens to be my completely gorgeous nephew who I had the pleasure of staying with last week in Brunei. I think he will be a great artist when he grows up! Aah I miss him!

fibionacci garments

Very lovely photos by Fran of her beautiful friend Fran! modelling her final garments for her major project.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

fashion designs

Great fashion desins and drawings by Francesca for her final major project, based on the fibionacci number sequence found in nature. She has chosen some lovely grey and purply colours, a bit like dead flowers and leaves....mmmm very earthy! Stunning fabric from the cloth shop in Berwick street if any of you are in London, go there for an extra special treat of the most wonderful selection of textiles....

Monday, 10 May 2010

little red riding hood in transit

Puppet patterns is the latest competition at spoonflower, and as I am dreaming about dolls and etsy glory thought I would try my hand at the puppet ideas. I have 9 hours to kill in Singapore airport and the whole place is filled with busy looking people all plugged in...how could I just sit here and eat cake!
really love the Little Red riding hood story, because the Big bad wolf is sooo naughty! Have rushed this design a bit but may be able to get more time tomorrow when i get back to the UK.......

Thursday, 6 May 2010

a week at the factory

My oh my, here I am in the place of my birth, Singapore! waiting to fly out to visit my very exotic brother Richard, Tracy and the spectacular Rafael ( he is only 5 but is already spectacular!) having just spent a week at the factory in Surabaya, Indonesia. I know that some of you wanted to see pictures of the factory and so here they are! I am very proud to be a part of this factory because it is amazing, - clean and airy, brand new machinery and great working conditions for the 2000 employees who live in the surrounding Jombang areas - it also produces some wonderful wooden toys! What never fails to impress me though is the skill of the workers who still rely on relatively low tech practices to produce a professional finish, as you can see from the paint mixing area!