Still illustrating a feature every month for Mollie Makes and still loving it. This month I illustrated an article about blogging and happiness by Decor8′s Holly Becker.
I love Clarks shoes. To me Clarks means quality. Sometimes I have a lapse of judgment and fall in love with a cheap pair of shoes, and after six months of constant wear they’ve fallen apart and I am heart broken. I prefer shoes that are meant to be looked after and loved for a long time; polished regularly and re-healed once or twice a year. Last time I got my shoes rehealed the note on the receipt said ‘shoes worth wearing are worth repairing’ and I think that pretty much some it up for me.
My favourite range from Clarks’ new spring summer collection was the Orla Kiely collaboration. I first caught a glimpse of these beautiful shoes in Orla Kiely’s SS14 show. There is just something so joyful about these shoes; from their shiny patent to their playful detailing. The stem print on the soles is a particularly lovely detail. The coral coloured ballet pump/sandal hybrids are my favourite. They just look like the perfect summer shoe.
backstage at Orla KielyOrla Kiely presentationThe section of brogues came in a close second in the favourite shoe stakes. I like the practical comfort of a pair of brogues; I have very skinny feet so I love being able to lace them up tightly. The navy brogues below are pretty much perfection, if you ask me. A big thank you to Clarks for inviting me to your lovely press day!
I love a good Christmas window, so I was only too happy to help my lovely stockist Barker and May with theirs. The theme was pink and white (with hints of mint) and Andrea (the owner) thought my handwriting would add the perfect whimsical touch.I love the way the window has turned out. A couple of the decals made for my Enchanted Forest show have been rescued from the loft and now look lovely on the wall of Andrea’s shop.
I am currently working on idea I’ve had for a little while, which is an illustrated alphabet of dogs. Aren’t dogs wonderful? So much variety! I have lots of plans for these little chaps, but currently they are available on various products on society6.
I have few new items in my Etsy shop, include the long awaited circus lady temporary tattoos and some illustrated recipe cards. I’ll be adding some bit and pieces next week so keep an eye out. Christmas cards are now back in stock, after selling out to a couple of local stockists! Also I running a little promotion, buy a pack of circus lady postcards, get a free temporary tattoo!