Oh hey there! It is all go in my studio at the minute after a full day yesterday drawing and painting for new designs. I’ve spent a good few hours today piecing together designs for spring/summer 2018. In preparation for the new year I booked a couple of workshops for January – VERY sadly, the … More Etsy Boost Workshop
First blog post of 2018! And it’s not so much a blog post as a bit of an external collection of thoughts and ideas and feelings. New year is always such a weird time with all the ‘new year, new me’ (bullshit). I’ve always found it a really odd time of year, but this year … More Well hey 2018!
Slightly less glamorous than Kirsty Allsop’s. But all the same I thought I’d share some little bits and bobs I’d handmade this festive season. Not only do handmade elements add a personal touch, but let’s face it they are a great money-saver too. I normally go ALL IN on Christmas wrapping, starting with a minimum … More Jen’s Handmade Christmas
I know I did a shout out a couple of weeks ago to some small, inspirational crafts people, but with Christmas looming SO close around the corner I wanted to share some gifts I’ve bought from small businesses this year. So as not to spoil my loved one’s gifts, I’m planning to update this post … More How I shopped small this Christmas with Not on the High Street
I ventured out to the big smoke on Saturday for a luxe, festive, brush lettering workshop with Teri from The Lovely Drawer. It was the priciest workshop I’ve completed by far at £68 for 2 hours. I did choose the ‘luxe’ class option over the regular class, which promises to have no more than 6 attendees … More Brush Lettering Workshop with The Lovely Drawer
We’ve all seen the amazing instagram images of calligraphy written on mirrors, either as signs or seating plans. I decided to do my own and, perhaps arrogantly thought it would be fairly simple & take me about a morning to complete… OH HOW WRONG I WAS. This blog post is basically a guide to anyone … More Mirror Calligraphy – Learning the do’s & don’ts the hard way
Just a quick post to update any blog readers on my latest festive Etsy items – on sale now! I don’t usually dabble much outside of weddings & baby showers, but thought I had to take advantage of the season and get in the spirit with some personalised festive goodies! Take a closer look on … More Christmas Specials!
I had a totally different post planned today, but I’ve been really touched by the amount of small business owners who have been posting about Black Friday. Or more specifically, not giving in to the lure of the discounted mass market and instead promoting a ‘shop small’ initiative. I was really touched to be mentioned … More Shout out to the little guys
Exciting things took place on the 8th November. Invitations Illustrated were invited to take part in a photoshoot with Inspired Brides Magazine. The theme was 1920’s and a host of different wedding suppliers created goods to fit the navy & gold colour scheme. As well as being able to take some lovely shots of the … More Inspired Brides Photoshoot
Another weekend, another workshop! I visited the Derbyshire Christmas Market at the roundhouse in Derby, where I also attended a Winter Florals workshop hosted by The Greenery. It was a great workshop in which we made twig stars and then secured little bunches of winter florals to the frame. The presenter was really knowledgable about the … More Winter Florals Workshop