Thursday, 30 July 2015

So my cards arrived

I got them all cellophane wrapped and ready to go! I'm just waiting on my other stock at the moment, which I am super excited for! In the mean time, you can purchase my greetings card from either my Etsy or my Folksy stores. 

Friday, 24 July 2015

You are my aorta

Another greetings card idea that came from a doodle a few years back- it makes me happy turning these into actual 'things' after so many years (maybe some are more tasteful than others *ahem*) but yes- onwards and upwards! My greetings card collection is growing a little bit, and I'm hoping soon to send it off, and HOPE that stores (and the general public) are happy enough with it to give me a shot at a very competitive market.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

When life rains

So it's been raining a lot lately... although I guess that's what you should come to expect when you live in the northern region of a tiny island notorious for it's weather. I'd been wanting to do this for a while, really, but I finally got around to it when I realised that I needed another postcard for my stall in Stirling in August. It's just a little thought that I've been doodling for a while.

 Growing up in various regions of this little island, I came to  find it a sensible idea to always take an umbrella with me, just in case. Because even if it looks sunny, and the skies seem clear, you never can tell what lies ahead. I felt like it was an appropriate metaphor for life too- if you always have it in your mind that (although you hope for the best) things could go horribly wrong, I don't think you'll be as upset when they do, and pleasantly surprised when they don't. I guess that I just have an optimistic pessimistic view on life, but I feel like it serves me well, I'll just have to keep all my fingers and toes crossed that my stall experiences are mostly pleasant ones!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Two for Joy Greetings Card

So this is one of three magpie cards that I'm designing. I want to complete it with "three for a girl",  and "four for a boy" as 'expecting'/ 'new baby' cards, although I guess this one could be for anything. I had myself a little debate with my boyfriend who, APPARENTLY, hadn't heard of the superstition before he met me, and so, said that 'they wouldn't get it up here' because 'it's an English thing' tufffffft.

Well, he's WRONG because just about every Scottish person that I've asked has told me, not only that they'd heard of it, but that it's very common up here too. So I win another one.

 Although this is just about done, I am still considering making the eyes a tad lighter to show up against those black feathers.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Wee Scottish Thistle

Postcard/ greetings card that I have created for my catalogue. At the moment I'm more tempted to use it as a post card. We'll just see
This postcard is now available at here for £1.50

Friday, 17 July 2015


I've sent my product designs off to the printers today. I am excited and nervous at the same time, I'm still waiting to hear back from the events organiser, but if all goes to plan, I should have my stall in Stirling last month. I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed that none of the various cogs in my plan fail on me.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Scottea time!

Another little greetings card done! I'm going to need help selecting which ones to get  printed for the trade/ craft fair.

Two Peas in a Pod greetings card

I'm getting closer! Here's a new greetings card that I've designed, I've got a few more to go, and then hopefully I should have my collection in a more acceptable capacity to send on to publishers/ retail to take my images. 

 I received an ink stamp today, so I've made a start on some 500 bags that I've got to get stamped up for the trade fair next month.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

More patterns ^_^

I designed this pattern for a friend's birthday, as she wants to make a nightie out of it and said that she couldn't find any fabric with (red) squirrels  on it anywhere. She also wanted foxes, but personally, I like my woodland animals (unless they're the same size in real life) split up, so I made one design with just the squirrels, which I am CONSIDERING turning into cushions, if I can feel convinced that they will sell. I might might might also create a separate design with just the foxes too, but that's when I've got everything else that I need done and dusted.

Eventually they will be available here:

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Squirrel fabric

So I'm designing some fabric as a gift to a friend. She wants red squirrels and foxes, the only problem is that I'm having to learn to draw foxes- look at their anatomy etc. I've got all the squirrels and little bits and bobs done... just the foxes... 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Scotland tote

So I've been chipping away these past few weeks. Even though I'm sure that I've been working hard, I never seem to get as much done as I'd like to do, and I'm running a little low on money. Being the stubbon little girl that I am, I know that I want to work for myself, (and I've always preferred cats to people anyway...) so I'm going to start doing craft fairs and try to get some more business for my Etsy.

 A lovely craft fair organiser has offered me a free table, so, come next month (I'm still waiting on funding to order stock) I will be (assuming my stock arrives in time) doing one, either in Buchanan Galleries, or the Thistle shopping centre in Stirling. Watch this space! You can purchase the tote here