Popular Posts

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Autumn colours

A very good friend of mine sent me this gorgeous photo of herself wearing one of my scarves! It's a perfect early Autumn colour combination with yellow and russet leaves on a dusky - grey blue ground. I also love the way the scarve brings out the blue of her eyes...

Open day at the studio

Its been a while since I posted on here, but I have been very busy getting ready for our open day at the Studio. This weekend the doors will be open to many artists, sculptors and designers as they showcase their studio. This will be a great chance to see many people including myself, working in action and getting the chance to talk to the about what they do. There will also be food and drink as well as music so it shoud be a really fun event. The doors open at 12 and closes at 6pm. Both days are open, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September so there is a chance to visit over two days if one day is not enough! Look forward to seeing you there...my room is 120 on the 1st floor and I will be printing!

Monday, 24 August 2015

New Etsy Store

Since my last market, I have been busy setting up my new Etsy store and its coming along really well. I like the layout of the shop itself which you can customise to your taste - simple yet effective. I now have 26 different scarves listed for sale (some of which there are more than one of). A few more to go and then I will start to add my cushions etc


Friday, 14 August 2015

Commission complete

A while ago I wrote about having my first commission to create a cushion cover for a visitor from my market stall. She really liked my silk cushion with the crickets, but said that it wasn't in her budget and not really the right size. So after appearing back at my stall, she showed me a cushion she had just bought and said she wanted a bespoke design to match (1 cushion!). We discussed the fabric and motifs and I said I would get back to her first with some designs. After submitting 3 designs to choose from, she wrote back saying that she wanted all of them as she couldn't make a choice! So I set to work, sourcing the right cushion covers. After finding some very nice quality, yet affordable cushions to print onto, I let the client choose from 4 neutral shades and then got busy in the studio. I printed a few more than needed to allow for any errors, just incase. Luckily they worked out very nicely, although looking at them now - I could have made the large green leaf a tone more towards Olive. However, my client recieved them and said they looked nice on her sofa so all in all it was a success! See my pics below for the results...

Thursday, 25 June 2015


A few weeks ago I ran my first stall at the Sunday Market and was asked my someone to mke a bespoke cushion especially for them. The client showed me a cushion cover she had just bought and asked me to complement the colours and gave me the size and fabric specifications. I have found a great cushion to print onto in lovely warm honey beige. The client has approved and after subitting her the design I have planned I will print it next week. I'm very excited to see the outcome and its great to have a brief such as this! I will keep you posted with pictures next week...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

The last couple of weeks have beeen a bit quiet in the studio. Firstly - I took a break after the market madness to go fabric buying. I bought some beautiful silks in the most amazing blues and also some gorgeous sea green cotton which I am planning on using for a present to a wonderful friend who helped me on my market. I've also been stocking up on baby-grows and working on the commision I was asked to do. I was all ready for a couple of long days printing in the studio this week - but my son is sick... So, instead I am ordering more labels and setting up my web shop. More details to come about my shops soon to be appearing on Dawanda and Etsy!

                                                                Beautiful blue silks

                                                                       Sea green cotton

Monday, 8 June 2015

So yesterday I ran my first market stall. It was a beautiful sunny day and the market was full of happy people walking in the sun. I had a great day, had lots of friends coming to see me and support me which was lovely. I had alot of good feedback as well, sold a few things and had overall a very positive response. It left me with a lot of ideas of what to improve on and what to make more of as well. I even landed a personal commmission! The Sunday Market, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam is every month and the next one will be 28th June - I'm looking forward to it already...

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Some of the baby-grows I've been printing for the market on Sunday...

And some of the cards...

Monday, 1 June 2015


I've been printing in my studio on babygrows for my market stall on Sunday. I'm printing 15 of them, most of which are made of organic cotton. My favorite is the tiny bright pink new-born one, which I'm hoping no-one can resist! So far, the pink ones have fluttering moths and the blue ones little beetles and I'm just hoping the insect theme can look cute enough on baby clothing. I'm planning to finish them tomorrow. Then I have to print some logos on to my T-shirts and I'm ready for the Market. Still so much to do though...watch this space for the baby-grow pics!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

First market stall

Finally I am using my blog to allow me to start sharing my passion and latest venture- Textile Design and printing on fabric. 
I am finally starting out alone and starting my own line of hand printed products. I will be producing and selling bags, baby-grows, scarves, cushion covers, T-shirts and a few dresses. I am currently getting ready for the Sunday Market, which next weekend (June 7th) at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. 
Its my first market. My next step is to build an online shop - but I feel its really important to see what people think of the product in real-life before I sell online. 


Today I've been working on creating new images to update my website. In December 2014, I was lucky enough to visit Cape Town, South Africa, the country where I was born. My cousin Sitaara had just graduated in photography and she took some amazing shots of my scarves and bags. These are now live and can be viewed on my website under 'Latest Work'. I love the tropical plants and flowers that feature and the colours set of the fabrics perfectly!

One of my hand-printed tote bags photgrahed amongst the Fynbos at the Cape of Good Hope Nursery in
Cape Town

Here are some of the new prints I made last week especially for next Sunday - 

Little bags

Summery scarves