December 4, 2019

Making ethical and sustainable decisions has been an important part of the business from the very beginning. I started out printing on to t-shirts which were Fairwear meaning they were made from organic cotton, dyed with natural inks and made with no child labour and i...

November 26, 2019

To Christmas Market or not to Christmas Market?

Usually at this time of year I am in a constant state of stress and exhaustion – It’s Christmas Market season…

The build up to Christmas starts around September, when i start making and applying for markets and fairs and pr...

February 9, 2018

For me, the Christmas madness doesn’t end until around mid-February. I have a week off between Christmas and New Year to rest a little, but then swiftly move on to getting ready for the mid-January trade show ‘Top Drawer’.

With shop orders, web orders, Bath Christmas Ma...

May 3, 2017

Tropical design Bone China Mugs and Coasters

February 2, 2017

I've just got back from showing at a craft trade show, I tend to do a few trade shows a year.  I thought I'd write some tips and advice for those who are thinking of doing a trade show for the first time or are planning one now.  The first few i did were a steep learni...

July 13, 2015

Due to a series of coincidences as few months ago, I ended up at the Fashion and Textile Museum talking to Venetia Porter (Thea Porters daughter) about textiles in the 70’s. 

 

My mum (Sue Younge) used to work for Thea, she was her PA and also modeled her pieces for clie...

July 14, 2014

I've been selling with notonthehighstreet for just over a year now, it's been a great platform to learn about online selling, and they have loads of helpful advice and spreadsheets to help you along your way.  So I was super pleased to get a phone call from them recent...

June 21, 2014

Our laptop sleeves are made by Freeset, an ethical company who employ, train and teach vulnerable woman and children. Once made they made, they get shipped to me by sea, and i screen print them with my designs with organic water based ink.

June 21, 2014

A good old walk in the outdoors is a perfect place to let the brain relax and absorb colours found in nature.  My Triangle cushion colours and design came from Snowdrops and daisies... see the link?!