Thursday, February 23, 2012

I've just seen this blog post on my good friends at Tatty Devine. They are being completely ripped off by Claire's Accessories. It is so shameful that big companies feel they can make almost exact replicas of original designs and mass produce them and get away with it!
They have not only copied the Dinosaur necklace but 4 other brilliant brilliant designs, you can see them all here
If this makes you as angry as it makes me, please send your thoughts to Claire's on Twitter, Facebook or email them on this address

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Every week the brilliantly prolific 'Its Nice That' ask people to share their top five books. You can read mine here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Starting from tomorrow, Faberge are conducting a giant egg hunt in London for 40 days and 40 nights. There will be 200 eggs to find, all individually decorated by artists and designers and both me and my fantastic assistant (also fantastic artist) Hazel have both done our own eggs!!!

Mine is hand painted and reads:

'We promise to keep the egg safe, we promise to keep the child safe. Every bone, beak and wing is precious to every bird in our world'

'We promise to help this small, small bird in this big, big world!'

Hazel's is made from thousands of sticky dots which she bought on our recent trip to Japan and reads: 'Its what's inside that counts'

You can read all about the Big Egg Hunt here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I was asked by Stylist magazine to participate with the likes of Naomi Campbell(!!!) Dame Edna(!!) and the BRILLIANT Caitlin Moran in a feature called 'When Stylist Met Kylie'

We all had to ask her a question which was pretty exciting as you can imagine!! Here's mine:

ME: 'You stole the show at the Sydney 2000 Olympics; which British musician would you love to see opening our Olympics this year in London? (For me it has to be Elton!)'

KYLIE: 'That would be appropriate; Elton is a living legend. It would be sensational. And having just seen Coldplay recently that would be spine-tingling as well. What I mostly remember from my performance at Sydney 2000 is fear. Fear, excitement, and also pride. The pride in the country was so immense at the time. To be in the stadium, centre stage and know it’s being broadcast to four billion people; it was just such an honour.'

You can read the rest of the questions here

Monday, February 13, 2012

A little while ago, I was asked by Pitney Bowes to join lots of other artists and celebrities in the 'Pushing The Envelope' campaign. The idea is to customise an envelope to be auctioned which will raise money for The National Literacy Trust.

Here's my entry!

Thursday, February 09, 2012


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

We have decided to expand the range of screen-printed cards in the Ryantown shop!! We have got 8 new card colours and have printed them in various colour combinations and are looking great!!!! We spread them all out onto my desk and picked the best ones to reproduce so they'll be in the shop this weekend!!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

I've just received a copy of this new book, Print & Pattern 2 by Bowie Style. Print and Pattern is a brilliant blog and always has loads of interesting stuff to look at so go have a look here!! There's already been one Print & Pattern book which has evolved from the blog and I was really pleased to be included in the new book along with lots of other talented designers, it really is worth a look!!!