Saturday, 29 January 2011

Campers & daydreams...

Over the past year I have been trying to draw a camper per month and I finally have my 12 campers! I draw them because I cannot YET afford to buy one.. it is my dream to own a Yellow Splitscreen (like this beaut of a pic off a card from Seadragon) and I will continue to doodle the beauties until I can fulfill it!

Ever since I was mini-little and my Grandparents used to take us to Attenborough to feed the ducks in their Orange bay window VW camper I have loved them so I doodle...

This is my collection so far and I plan to develop them into framed colour prints soon and then... well that's still in the thinking pot at the moment. Maybe more cards, pin badges, tea towels, Tshirts, or even and most likely jewellery (I like this idea A LOT!)!

What do you think??? x

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Love is in the air....

Yup it's coming to that time of year again and if you love it or hate it Valentine's Day will be much in bloom in all the shops and online before you know it!

I must admit I am a massive old romantic at heart and seeing as this is a 'lovey dovey' themed post I'm going to gush on about some beautiful things that have warmed the cockles of my heart lately...

Over Christmas I was a very lucky lady and received lots of beautiful goodies by the massively talented and very popular Rob Ryan. Rob Ryan's work strikes so many chords with me - creatively & emotionally. His hand and laser cut designs are so clever, quirky, fun and very romantic (but not in the spewk in your mouth way).

One of my most recent Rob Ryan indulgences is his beautiful 'This is for you' book which is full of the most amazing and heart tingling paper cuts! Worth your pennies for sure!

If you are looking for a perfectly lovely gift for anyone this Valentines day (or at any time of the year really) you must head on over to Rob Ryan's etsy shop... and enjoy the browse!

Another quirky gentleman that always wins me over is the fabulous Edward Munkton. Always guaranteed to get a smile and what better gift for valentines day? I bloomin' love people who can make me laugh, let alone pop it onto a lovely greetings card too!

Something else that made me smile this week is the arrival of Percy. Percy is my beautiful mini Sunflower that has bloomed over the past few days. My other half bought me a 'Pocket Garden' sunflower pack a few months ago while he was down in London and I have been lovingly taking care of the little seedlings since then. And now I am very proud to present Percy to you...

...but that's not all... Percy's friend Penny turned up yesterday... so it's only fair I share her with you too! I love flowers, especially sunflowers so you have to forgive me gushing on about them but it is also the first time I have managed to successfully grow my own sunflowers too! YAY for James buying me the pocket garden & Yay for Percy & Penny for making it!

OK so... continuing with the theme of Luuuuurrrrrrve and onto Valentine's Day, here's a wee update of what's available in Hello Sunshine world on Folksy & Etsy. Go on, have a browse and find something pretty for the fancypants you've been eyeing up...



Anypoops, that about finishes my 'Love is in the air' update I reckon... so I hope the read has proved useful, inspiring and maybe even a bit heartwarming? Thanks for reading my loverlies!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

New Year Sunshines & What I wore today doodles...

Well we're just over 2 weeks into the New Year and this is only my second blog post *slapped wrists* but I bring you lots of pictures to browse and promise to be back soon with even more news & pretties to peruse!

Before Crimblemas as you may recall I was bridesmaid for the lovely Becky & Adam. As a wedding gift to them both I drew them a wedding sunshine to celebrate their awesome day and their awesomeness! And... Ta Daaaaaa! Here it is:

Another mini project I've been working on is a personal family portrait to celebrate the latest shiny new edition of my lovely lil' niece, Lexie... it's still work in progress but here's a sneaky peek...

Still on the doodles and sunshines topic I have also managed to update a few of my 'What I wore today' pictures for the fab Flickr group, I still aim to do at least one a month but sometimes my clothes just aren't that inspiring to draw so I get distracted with campervans or other pretties but I promise to share with you what I do doodle :)

I think my favourite one has to be my New Year bike ride doodle mainly because I love my bicyle - she is called 'Pie', she is a racing green Raleigh Pioneer and Santa bought us a brand new basket for Christmas so we had a nice bike ride down the avenue in Bridgford the other week in the chilly sunshine!

Anypoops, to finish off my little ramble I'd like to add that you can now order more 'Tweet Lil' studs' & 'Swooping Swallow studs'.... YAY! Check out my Folksy & Etsy shop or contact me for more details!

Well I think that's it from me for now... I'll be sure to write again soon with more sunshine tales and until then.... Good Night all! x

Monday, 3 January 2011