Orla Kiely Spring Summer 2015

la kiely illustration emma blockLFW might have been over a month ago but Orla Kiely’s Spring Summer 2015 collection is still fresh in my mind. Every season Orla Kiely comes up with not only an amazing collection of gorgeously wearable pieces, but also a brand new way to showcase them. This season’s flower powered presentation featured giant daisies and live painting by Alia Penner. The collection combined bold floral prints with contrasting textures. This was also Orla Kiely’s third season collaborating with Clarks on gorgeous retro inspired footwear. orla kiely emma block illustration orla kiely emma block illustration orla kiely emma block illustrationorla kiely ss15orla kiely ss15orla kiely ss15orla kiely ss15orla kiely ss15 orla kiely ss15 orla kiely ss15 orla kiely ss15 orla kiely ss15 orla kiely ss15 cakeA big thank you to Orla Kiely and The Wolves for inviting me.

Handmade Christmas

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Last week I was invited to Laura Ashley’s Handmade Christmas bloggers event. It was a lovely opportunity to catch up with friends, meet some new bloggers, try my hand at some Christmas crafts and have a peek at the Laura Ashley Christmas collection. It was held at Homemade London which was transformed into a winter wonderland for the night. My friend Nancy works at Homemade London so I had been wanting to visit for a while.

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There were a number of crafts for us to try; I went for decorating Christmas stockings. The beautifully made stockings were trimmed with Laura Ashley fabric and could be embellished with sequins, trims and appliqué. I kept it classic with my ‘ho ho ho’ design and mistletoe. I wish I had time to made a Christmas headband as well, they looked so lovely.

The ladies from Lipstick and Curls were on hand to create fabulous vintage hair dos. I went for a 60s bee hive and had great fun posing in the photobooth with Terri and Ruthhandmade christmas laura ashleystocking handmade christmasimg_5334

Thank you Laura Ashley for the wonderful evening!

2014 Christmas Cards

emma block christmas cards emma block christmas cards emma block christmas cardsIf you follow me on instagram or facebook you’ve probably seen plenty of photos of my new Christmas cards. I’ve designed Christmas cards for clients before, but this year I wanted to make some just for me. I decided to include lots of my favourite things, which is why there are plenty of sausage dogs, snuggly knitwear and a major 60s vibe. I created the originals with gouache paint and coloured pencil then added textured painted backgrounds digitally.

They are available to buy on my etsy shop, they will also be stocked in The Shop at Forty. If you’re interested in stocking some please get in touch for wholesale prices. emma block christmas cards emma block christmas cards emma block christmas cards emma block christmas cards

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