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Posts tagged “autumn/winter 2014

It’s all about the story….

Happy weekend everyone!

AutumnWinter 2013/14 is all about the story so my story this weekend will mostly be about….

– creating my inspiration board for my new AW13/14 project

– experimenting with fabric manipulation

– mixing lots of beautiful colours to create my colour palette


Certainly, a good weekend lined up 🙂

And to top off all the fun of SNOW DAY Yesterday,  I was absolutely thrilled to be featured on the lovely blog of Hannah Byatt. Go take a look… I had so much fun answering all her questions…

Read it here (http://hannahbyatt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/claire-smillie.html)


Sketchy Tuesday!

Yes you are right…today is really friday and it’s turned out to be a SNOW DAY with my babies….but I actually went to create this post on Tuesday, hence the title….although typically ‘life’ got in the way, so I am posting today! I am currently in the ‘research’ stages of a new design project for Autumn/Winter 2014 and love the mixture of texture and sketches that is filling up my sketchbook right now…


Totally love it! This project is gonna rock bigtime.