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Scrapbooking…

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Two posts in a day…I must be mad…or just the signs of a very productive day! So today, I returned to my Scrapbooking roots and I must admit I really enjoyed myself! It’s practically 9pm here and I’ve been working all day, but it’s still full steam ahead! Here is a little sneak peak of something I have been working on….

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Anyone that knows my sketchbooks, knows they are crammed full of masking tape and I couldn’t resist using some again today…only this time digitally! Just look at this cute digital masking tape I created…. so many possibilities….this is love!

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Can’t wait to show you more soon!

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Free Range (and no I don’t mean eggs!!!)

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My ‘summer’ is here, but its still raining and my kids have a better social life than me…been whisked away on day trips out, going to parties and been brought presents! Today infact, they have gone to the Big Smoke with their Grandparents, which they were very excited about (and mummy a little jealous)! Although, patience is a virtue, as it’s my turn next week to head to London to go to ‘The Free Range’ show in Brick Lane. Showcasing the best new Fashion, Art, Design, Photography,  Motion Arts, interiors & Architecture, it’s going to be an inspiring day out!

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“Free Range provides a brilliant platform for graduates to showcase their creative talents to a diverse audience in the epicentre of London’s creative scene, I can’t wait to see what this year’s graduates have put together!”  – GILES DEACON


Rockin’ my world…

So many things rocking my world right now and this final design in one of them…
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Other things rocking my world right now?

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–  The landscaped knit dress (above) from Missoni’s Summer 2013 collection.

– Eyeshadow palettes… urban decay, lancome & benefit are doing it for me BIGTIME!

– Sophia Webster & Nicholas Kirkwood Shoes..amazing!


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Another recent final design for fashion textiles and how I envisage this could be used on a top designed for a high street retailer.

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London Fashion Week

Jeez isn’t today going far too quickly already…it’s gone 2pm and I’ve just realised so far today, I’ve only had a cup of tea! It’s totally my own fault as after the school run and Roxie’s dance lesson, I have been immersed in the trends emerging from London Fashion Week. Atleast I can say, this is all in the name of work as this research is all part and parcel of the new brief I am creating for…I am so lucky that the whole design process is so fun!!!

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So far, I absolutely love the show from Orla Kiely…what a show she put on, she really thought of covering every element  to create a unique stage show. If you haven’t seen the numerous videos and pictures flying around the internet, check out this link here from the website of London Fashion Week. It’s only 1min 28secs long and I gotta admit it was probably the best minute of my day so far! (Even better than my overly sugary tea!)  I must get a shifty on, so I will leave you with a new pattern I have been playing around with…

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Inspired!

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Whoever thought that a family outing to Lyme Regis, a small coastal town in West Dorset, little more than twenty miles from our home would be so inspiring!

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I am really loving the pastel colours that were so evident within the town and thats from ME…. a girl rarely inspired by muted colours.

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But don’t they look oh so gorgeous?! Thinking this may well be the inspiration behind the new brief that I start today.

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Not only were the colours more inspiring than I could ever remember but there were lots of interesting shapes around too…

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Aren’t these just so much better than ‘normal’ street lights!

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Inspiration Board

Busy, busy, busy here but thought I’d just show you a peek of the inspiration board behind my current Fashion Textiles project…

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A little ‘darker’ than my usual design projects, but so much fun!