Happy halloween…

Thursday, October 30th, 2014


Happy halloween x

autumnal nights..

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

My blog now has a new home and I still have plans to update my portfolio and make some more changes, so hopefully before christmas I should of made some progress with this!

Its now most definitely autumn, the clocks have gone back and the evenings are drawing in, now no getting away from the fact that christmas is looming… my boys have already started thinking about what they want x


collage animals..

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


Put this group together tonight of all my recent collage animals, whilst I really like using digital media I still really enjoy experimenting with more basic techniques like collage x

great response..

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

I have had such a nice response to my work recently, lots of lovely emails with some new commissions, is great to get feedback as when you work at home it can be quite lonely!  so thank you xHellobear

in my kitchen…

Friday, October 17th, 2014



This is a pattern dedicated to all the time I spend in the kitchen either, cooking, washing up, sweeping up, putting stuff in the dishwasher, making pack lunches telling the children to eat their dinner etc etc. The only difference to the images in my print to the actual things in my kitchen are namely we don’t drink coffee, we don’t have many fancy teapots or jugs and my kitchen scales are not that attractive, but anyway still probably where i spend most of my time! xx

Friday collage….

Friday, October 17th, 2014


Just some quick collage today x


Monday, October 13th, 2014


I love how birds come in all shapes and sizes, sketched a real mix from swans to pelicans to chickens and then put them all together to make a little pattern..


making some changes…

Monday, October 13th, 2014

I have decided that I am going to change my blog name – I used Vanilla Stitch as I used to make handmade textiles items, whilst this is something I still enjoy doing I feel since I have started to build my own personal work it is clear that my focus is Illustration and surface pattern so i feel the name I work under is slightly confusing… So the change will probably be gradual and I’m starting to design ideas for a new website and blog, progress will probably be slow – but i feel its more relevant to now showcase my work under my name. Having a go at putting some new banners together  🙂 watch this space!


new characters…

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I sketched a series of animal faces recently and have since added some new faces – then experimented with them all together in a big group – i’m thinking these could work as prints for childrens rooms, I’m going to trial the idea and see what happens….



cat sketch…

Monday, October 6th, 2014


Just a quick cat sketch for today x