Friday, 9 December 2011

Sew Sew Sew.

An early Christmas treat so I could finally sort out my sewing things and make it all look pretty <3

Wedding Anniversary.

Happy 24th Wedding Anniversary to the folks.

Handmade Christmas.

This year I went a bit mad on a spending spree in work and for this reason most of my treats will be handmade this year. I always think handmade gifts are much more personal and a little something you can keep and remember forever. (Unless its edible of course!) With a circle of crafty friends, handmade treats are often given & received on birthdays & christmasses.
This year I've taken inspiration from a couple of books - 'Chic on a Shoestring' and 'Everything Alice.' I've made necklaces, earrings, brooches, floral corsages & ribbon corsages.

A few sneaky photographs;

Christmas Cards.

So its the season to be jolly & all that jazz...due to being very busy work related and travelling up and down and across the country I haven't drawn my own xmas cards this year, but I have made some the crafty way, with rubber stamps & festive papers. I hadn't really done much rubber stamping before, but I thought I'd give it a bash with some pretty xmas stamps in metallic colours.

And the result...well I really like them, so to a selected few of you lucky ones, you will receive a handmade card this year.


September time I went down to London to visit my good friend Jess & check out her MA show at Chelsea College.

Lovely lovely work, as always Jess never fails to impress me with her beautiful mix of colours with natural dyes, delicate fabrics and detailed mark making. It was wonderful seeing an MA show, as we graduated the year before together and I was looking forward to seeing more of Jess's work. Definitely a name to look out for in the future! Visit her blog for yourself...JESSICA CHAN'S BLOG.

Check out a selection of photographs from her show below;

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Wow! I'm sorry it's been so long since I have posted anything!
My poor poor laptop has become infected with a various number of viruses and I haven't got round to having it fixed or getting a new one!
Luckily I am borrowing my brothers iPhone for a little update to remind you I haven't forgotten about my lovely followers!
I haven't been too productive as of late due to family circumstances and I've been struck down with some feverish infection or something, although I fail to believe it's a fever due to feeling like this on more than one occassion! :( but with some blood tests coming up, I hope they can get to the bottom of it!

I have done a few card designs, aiming for a more commercial approach. I will have to upload these in a new post as imagery is on my phone.
Other than that I have been travelling around and againing inspiration from antiques fairs, vintage shops and charity shops as per usual. Hoping to do some drawing this afternoon from the comfort of my bed.
Hope all is well with everyone and I hope to be back soon with a computer!x

Saturday, 12 March 2011

joseph joseph

just a little sample of some of the designs i sent to the josephjoseph chopping board competition. mushrooms, lemons and tomatoes...mmm some of my faves :)


this is edmund my pug which one day i will own.
his favourite colour is baby pink and he likes attention.
he is a bit ditzy, but this just makes him stand out a bit. not a bad thing either.

he doesnt have many dislikes, but a big phobia is cheese scones with butter. *shudders*

i heart edmund.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Ron Weasley.

i have become obsessed with harry potter & the gang recently, as i am reading my way through the books, and ron is becoming a bit of a favourite, so i thought i'd draw the little wizard on illustrator.

this is how he turned out.


Sunday, 6 February 2011

charlotte's tea party blog.

come follow my tea party blog. for all those wonderful tea towels i love, collect & feel inspired by. also for pretty china tea cups and pots.


would quite like this...

bernese mountain dog tea towel by anthropologie.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Butterfly Cakes...

Solitaire tea towel i won over the xmas season.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Online Shop

Hey Kids,
Go check out my folksy shop...treat yourself or a friend to a nice tea towel or a little postcard to show you care. More to come in the future!

Handmade By Charlotte Shop!


Thursday, 13 January 2011

Jessie Chorley

Off I trot to London on 31st January for a weeks work placement with Jessie Chorley. Just thought I'd post a few photos from her website as a taster of what she does.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Happy New Year

Well, I am finally feeling more myself and haven't blogged in over a month! For anyone who reads this, I am sorry! I haven't really been doing any designing due to being ill. I hope to get back on it soon though. 

I have a placement with Jessie Chorley starting first week of February, which is rather exciting for me, as I haven't really had any work experience in a studio. I will be with her for a week and I'm looking forward to learning a little bit about how she works within her studio and shop.

New Years Resolutions...
We all make resolutions, mostly to be broken! But mine this year are to design a lot more, and get into as many craft fairs as I can with my little side projects, such as jewellery & such things. I am also aiming to do a lot more drawing this year! Keep up with the doodles that may be used to create designs :)

Ohh and I will end the post with a little link to a site called Naplew Productions which my friend Marley has put together, for his creative friends, and I am on here!
So here it is... Naplew Productions.