Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Trick or Treat?

No tricks this Halloween, just a TREAT for you lovely lot! Head over to my shiny new online shop for FREE UK shipping on EVERYTHING including these Little Black Cat studs.

Available now until witching hour on Friday (midnight on the 31st Oct)

Monday, 27 October 2014

More snow!

There's a small snow drift on my desk today... a few more 'C' word preparations!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Bad guys galore!

With Halloween just a week away I thought I'd throw a few more Disney Villains into the mix...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


I'd like to introduce you all to Fudge, that star of a recent 'Sunshine' commission, who is also just the cutest little pooch ever, don't you think? 

I'm over the moon with how my doodle of Fudge turned out, she was so much fun to draw and even from the first sketch I could tell I was falling in love with those eyes!

Doodling Fudge has fuelled my flame for wanting my very own pooch that little bit more it seems too. Don't tell the kitties though...

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Baby Sunshine!

It was so lovely to see some of my custom 'Sunshine' doodles hanging on the wall in the shiny new 9 Months Later Baby Boutique yesterday! It's a fabulous, newly opened baby boutique in Beeston so if you're in the area make sure you take a wonder down Chilwell High Road and pop in for a browse.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Sunshine and snow.

The sunshine is out and it's been snowing on my desk... a sneaky peek of the 'C' word preparations!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A day of celebrating (and Sunshine) in Beeston

There will be so much going on this Saturday to celebrate the new look of Chilwell High Road in Beeston, including the re-opening of my shiny new stockist Stash Apparel! WOOP! Face painting, competitions, food, music and lots of local shops offering wonderful wares... sounds great huh?

So make sure you have Sat 18th October in your diary and pop along to join in the fun from 11am-4pm! You can find out more about the Street Party and those involved here: 

Hope to see some of you there supporting the local loveliness!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sunshine in South Wales!

I'm very excited to share that you can now find Hello Sunshine by Jo Want at the lovely Pontardawe Arts Centre in South Wales, YAY!

On 5th & 6th of December they are also hosting an Arts, Crafts and Produce Fayre as part of their Christmas programme of events so do make sure you pop in for a browse if you're in the area.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Saturday Sunshine

The weekend kicked off with some lovely feedback from a happy couple who are celebrating their anniversary with a special Sunshine...

"#anniversary present for@praggers1000, drawn by the ever so talented @sunshine_jo"

Happy Anniversary Georgie and Marc and happy Saturday you lovely lot!


Friday, 10 October 2014

Wow! Thank you!

Phew! I've just finished updating my WowThankYou online shop... feel free to pop over and have a nosey! Plenty of autumnal woodland folk and purrfect halloween kitties hanging out over there!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


It's here! It's here! It's very nearly time for The Great British Bake Off final, YAY!

And as promised here's my finished Sunshine doodle and a wee comparison at the bottom too. I hope you enjoy seeing them but more importantly I hope you enjoy watching the final you lovely lot!


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Who's excited about the #GBBO final tomorrow then?

I know I am and I've been working on something a little it special to mark the occasion! Every week I've been chipping away at a little project with the view to reveal the final piece on the day of the final... and that's TOMORROW! YAY!

As I'm brimming with excitement about it all I thought I'd share a peek of the progress over the weeks before I make the grand unveiling tomorrow...

Check back tomorrow evening to see the final Sunshine doodle in all it's glory. I'll be sharing it just before it starts on the telebox! (That's 8pm if you need a reminder!)

Pets & Sunshine, a perfect combo!

Last month I doodled a very handsome chap named Jeffrey and I'm here to share his final portrait with you all...

My friend Claire sent me some beautiful photos of Jeffrey, and he was an absolute pleasure to doodle! I am told that the final doodle will be framed and on display in Claire and Andy's nursery ahead of the arrival of their first baby who is due in November (exciting!)

Before I run off again, I'll just leave you with a couple of photo vs. 'sunshine' pics, hopefully you'll like them and be able to see how I use the photos to create my pet sunshines. And remember, you guys know how much I love doodling for you so please do get in touch if you too would like to turn your favourite person, pooch or pet into a 'Sunshine'.




Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sunshine Sunday!

I'm back again with a little bit of Sunshine for you all! It just so happens that the sunshine is out in Nottingham today too after a super soggy day yesterday. Happy faces all round!

This family Sunshine was given in voucher form as a present for my dear friend April last Christmas. Since then April, her husband and wonderful little girl Martha have had another beautiful baby girl, Elsie,  join their family.

A couple of months ago I was showered with the cutest photos of them all and started scribbling with a huge smile on my face. It was hard not to smile when you're working with faces as gorgeous as these! Such a beautiful little family, I think you'll agree...

Along side the lovely photos I was briefed with a list of their most favourite things and what to capture in the Sunshine, including April's love of crochet and owls, Sean's fondness of KFC and online shopping, Martha's excitement when she see's Postman Pat on the TV and Elsie's overall cuteness. Needless to say I had great fun creating this doodle for my friend and her family and I am pleased to be able to share the finished piece with you - I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed doodling it (which was an awful lot as you can probably tell!)

Happy Sunday boys and girls!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Hello Sunshine at the Harley Gallery

I donned my bright yellow wellies and ventured into the rain today to send a little parcel of sunshine to The Harley Gallery. I'm very excited that you will soon be able to find my Little Black Cats and friends there!

Not only will you be able to treat yourself to sunshine in the Craft Shop there soon but I will also be bringing a stall of sunshine to the fabulous Christmas Art & Food Market too! So make sure you have the 29th & 30th of November in you diary and pop along for a lovely weekend festive shopping and amazing food!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Four weeks to goooooooo! *spooky voice*

Autumn is well and truly here, the pumpkins are popping up in the green grocers and there are black cats everywhere! Or maybe I'm imagining the black cats with my Toby cat around all the time...

*image from Pinterest*

Still... Halloween is only 4 weeks away so why not get involved by getting your very own familiar? You too can have Little Black Cats following you around with this choice of cute Little Black Cat stud earrings, a sleek looking brooch and matching necklace from my latest jewellery collection!

All available on my Folksy and Etsy shops now so go grab yourself a spooky treat! Meow! 

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Baking for Brains : Supporting a great cause with CAKE!

A couple of months ago the lovely Katie approached me about designing a logo for her new business, 'Baking for Brains'. When Katie told me about her experiences, her plans and what it was all for I couldn't resist helping out. Below is a snippet from her original email to me...

'Baking for Brains' to raise money for The Childrens Brain Tumour Research Centre at The Universirty of Nott'm. It's to support research, as they get little funding compared to other charities & for an intraoperative mri scanner at the QMC. The scanner will allow surgeons to scan people' (children & adult) brain & or spinal cord whilst in surgery for accuracy & to ensure all tumours are removed fully where safe to do so. Meaning people won't have to have surgery, have a scan post op once recovered to find there's a bit left, then to have to go through surgery all over again to get that 'bit', which is what happens sometimes now sadly. The scanner is new innovation & will be the 1st in the UK, it will benefit people living in Nottinghamshire,  Derbyshire,  Leicestershire & as far out as Lincoln. The research will benefit worldwide. Having had a brain tumour op last nov it's something I want to support to give back my thanks.'

I hope you'll agree, it's such a fantastic cause and when a project like this involves cake too I can't see any reason for people not to get involved and show some support!

After working with Katie closely between us we came up with an idea and some designs to showcase what the project was really about. The design below is our final creation, a bold, simple yet fun representation of what 'Baking for Brains' is truly about.

I hope you'll join me in wishing Katie all the very best with 'Baking for Brains' and show your support by popping over to the fab Facebook Page, the Twitter feed and of course sparing any pennies you can through the Baking for Brains justgiving page.

You can read even more about Katie's project and the cause through any of the links below.