Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Sunshine now in Design @ 44!

Super excited to announce that you can now find Sunshine in Design @ 44 in Derby. It's such a beautiful shop jam packed with handmade treasures, including homewares and furniture too!

I had so much fun putting together my little space to display my work. I made use of some old frames hanging in front of the gorgeous old brick wall in there to create a bit of fun branding with my logo and some yellow pom poms (bloody love a good pompom!)

It's such a pleasure to be in a shop filled with work by so many other talented designers and makers, I'm absolutely thrilled! If you are ever in Derby do make sure you take a gander - you won't be disappointed I promise!

Monday, 29 June 2015

What a lovely day at the BIBF market!

I had such a lovely time at the Bird in Borrowed Feathers market this weekend. Thank you SO much to everyone who came to see me and the other 13 makers at Cobden Chambers on Saturday!

It was a great day spent meeting new people, (designers and customers alike) and all with this sunshine filled view...

The market was also on for a second day on Sunday with 14 totally different makers and I hear it was just as lovely! I'm sad I didn't get to go on a small shopping spree and meet the stall holders but the super talented Hannah Stevens put together this FAB video of the weekend so I feel like I didn't miss out completely...

If you didn't make it to see the Sunshine on Saturday, fear not... I am getting ready for my next event which is THIS SUNDAY at the fabulous Roundhouse in Derby. It's going to be HUGE so make sure you get there early to join the Prosecco and cake lines!

Check out the Facebook event page here for more details

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Sharing more SUNSHINE!


The sun is out in Nottingham so I thought I'd join in and share a recent Sunshine commission. Meet Jo and Darren who are surrounded by some of their favourite things in this doodle.

© Jo Want 2015

It makes me so happy to hear that this lovely Sunshine now takes pride of place in the hallway of their shiny new home and also features on their 'new address' cards! YAY!

Perfect Stranger.

Putting together my Perfect Strangers swap a surprise parcel today! Find out more about the amazing swap a surprise project here: https://www.facebook.com/perfectstrangersproject


Monday, 22 June 2015

Next Up : BIBF Mini Market THIS SATURDAY!

Counting down to another BRILLIANT event this weekend! For anyone who's in Nottingham, you must pop down to Cobden Chambers for the Bird In Borrowed Feathers Market that's running on Saturday AND Sunday!

I'll be there with my little stall of Sunshine on SATURDAY with a whole host of very talented local designers and makers but I am going to have to pop along as a customer on the Sunday too because there are a whole different set of talented beans taking part that day too!

Get the details (facebook event link here) in your diaries folk and be prepared to be surround by many, many beautiful and tempting treasures!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

£5 off clocks ENDS MIDNIGHT!

I just wanted to say a HUGE MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who came along to see me at the Secret Garden Craft Fair yesterday! It was an amazing day, organised by incredible people and I had such fun!

This little kitty was the star of the show! You can also get your paws on one at www.hello-sunshine.co.uk and if your quick you can get £5 off with the code TICKTOCK at checkout until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Happy Daddy's Day!

Happy Father's Day! May all of the Daddies be spoilt rotten today and enjoy a lovely day.

I would especially like to wish Daddy Sunshine the bestest day ever though, he is my hero and does so much for me and my family!

© Jo Want 2012

Saturday, 20 June 2015


All set up and ready to kick off Sherwood Art Week at the Secret Garden craft fair today!

So many talented people in one place today along side food, drink and entertainment from 11-5pm. Check out the event on Facebook for more details : https://www.facebook.com/sherwoodartweek

Come and say HELLO! 

Friday, 19 June 2015

More Sunshine! YAY!

Sharing a little bit of Sunshine this Friday with a lovely commission, which was for a special birthday...

It was an absolute joy to doodle Sarah, Simon, Harry, Tilly and Lucy the dog all enjoying the great outdoors. Such a fun and colourful Sunshine!

Secret Garden Craft Fair TOMORROW!

Hope to see lots of your smiling faces there!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Time for cheese?

SHYEAH! It's ALWAYS time for cheese! Head to www.hello-sunshine.co.uk to order yours and if you use code TICKTOCK at checkout you'll get £5 off. Boom!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Sharing sunshine...

Today is mainly full of sunshine (both in and out of the studio!) I am working on some lovely commissions at the moment but can't really share any sneaky peeks.

However I can share this fun filled Sunshine with you! This custom doodle was a birthday present from Sarah to her lovely Mum. It features subtle representations of special memories as well as her Mum's favourite things...

I just love it!

Monday, 15 June 2015

What time is it?


You can now order 4 NEW clock designs at www.hello-sunshine.co.uk (YAY!) and to celebrate shiny newness get £5 off any clock this week only* using code 'TICKTOCK' at checkout (DOUBLE YAY!)

*ends Midnight Sunday 21st June.

The countdown continues...

Set an alarm Sunshine lovers! NEW clocks will be available to order over at www.hello-sunshine.co.uk at 7pm TONIGHT!

These will be on a made to order basis so it does mean that you'll have to wait a wee bit longer than normal for your goodies but if you like cats, cheese or swallows you're in for a treat!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Mini road trip!

I'm off on an adventure to Oxford for a few days but fear not! I shall return on Monday with shiny new clocks listed on my website (and probably a lot of photos of food!)

Wishing you all a very HAPPY FRIDAY and weekend folks!

Thursday, 11 June 2015


... the countdown is on!

NEW clocks will be available to order over at www.hello-sunshine.co.uk from Monday! Eeeeeep!

These will be on a made to order basis so it does mean that you'll have to wait a wee bit longer than normal for your goodies but if you like cats, cheese or swallows you're in for a treat!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015


...the gorgeous Family Heath and a few of their favourite things!

© Jo Want 2015

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Summer dates for your diary...

Well the sun is out again (YAY!) and I have some lovely Summer event dates for your diary. You can find me and my little stall of Sunshine at the following fantastic events. Pop them in your diary and please come and say 'Hello' if you can make it!

Sat 20th June : Secret Garden Craft Fair : Sherwood

Sat 27th June : BIBF Market : Nottingham

Sun 5th July : Summer Market : Derby

Monday, 8 June 2015

Hello Etsy.

YAY! My Hello Sunshine Etsy shop is now fully stocked and up and running again!

No Tomorrow Festival.

I had such a lovely day playing with a new stall set up yesterday at No Tomorrow Festival!

Thank you to Handmade Nottingham and Malt Cross Gallery for hosting a great workshop tent and a BIG THANK YOU to all who came along, purchased sunshine and threw some bloody lovely feedback my way!

Friday, 5 June 2015


I've been working on something new to take to a couple of upcoming events I have planned...

Fingers crossed they go down well so I can make some more!

Monday, 1 June 2015

And the winner is...

"Wake Up! It's June! And time to pick a competition winner!"

THANK YOU to everyone who entered my Facebook competition competition over the weekend! I have absolutely LOVED hearing about and being introduced to your favourite kitties! So many amazing felines!

All of the names are going into a hat and I will be drawing the winner this morning... keep 'em peeled!