Sunday, 2 December 2012

Cat iPhone covers and skins, totes and tees






You can now buy iPhone and iPod Cases and Skins here in my Society 6 shop as well as Tote bags, Prints and Tee's. Go have a peek, Percy looks so sweet all of them!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Percy's Pud...


Before I dive headlong into further commissions just had time for Percy to paint his halloween pumpkin into a pud for Christmas. Can't beat a bit of recycling!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Needletrees

Sunday afternoon doodles..... the usual obsessions lands made of doings. After slaving over a scrumptious Sunday roast and playing painful brain draining supposedly IQ expanding card games my ma brought round for the afternoon (thanks mum!) needed to empty my tangled brains!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween Doll Face!


In the end Percy has gone for simplicity.... I hoped to have given him a few more choices but freelance commissions and tutoring has allowed little time to take a breath this month! Trying to find a balance is so tricky and as winter nights draw in all one really wants to do is sit under squooshy blankets sipping winter soups with a good book. (Murakami's 1Q84 at the moment- highly recommend! Can't wait to finish and move onto the The Night Circus too).


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Lucky Percy


Another outfit for Percy! A Maneki Neko, literal translation beckoning cat also known as a lucky cat or money cat. Percy's borrowed the family vase for this one......

I have also had illustrations printed on greetings cards so I'll be putting them on Etsy daily this week too.

(This one is available as a print here)

Ooh and totally irrelevant but we booked out regular Christmas itchy feet jaunt, this year we're going to try out Brussels for the Brusselicious food festival so if anyone has any tips please let me know!!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Cat cushions - Curled Up Love Update

A wee update to the post about this design. As well as the print being available in the shop you can also purchase this lovely cat cushion from Ohh Deer right here

They're vegan and made with a super soft faux suede and come complete with the fibre insert. Completely machine washable at 30°C and hand made in the UK. The cushion has a stone coloured back cover - and zip fastening.

They measure 43 x 43cm a smashing size making a great gift for any cat lover!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Percy the cat puppet stars in Marionette musings...


Had a bit of time on a rare day between commissions and commitments to make Percy another outfit (one day I will stop drawing this damn cat I promise!). My background is in animation as well as costume design so combining it all is always a pleasure!

Available as a print here

Sunday, 7 October 2012

AOI Images 36 and busy busy times ahead...

Really proud to see Percy made it into the AOI's Images 36 this year! I went up to the private view on Tuesday at the beautiful Somerset House on The Strand. Some amazing work to be seen there so if you have time pop down as the exhibition's on until the 28th October.

I also visited the V & A's Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green while pootling around London. Great museum and a blast from the past. Go visit if you're in the vicinity for dollies, dolls houses, exquisite puppets, childhood art and heaps more. If you have little ones there's lots of interactive stuff too.

Percy's Halloween outfits got put slightly on hold as I have a busy month ahead filled with illustration and teaching but he will be back soon with more fancy dress frolics!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

More Halloween fancy dress ditherings...




So following my last post announcing Percy's Fancy dress fashion parade here are a few more! There are daily  intentions but many other plates a spinning are possibly making it every couple of days. In setting myself such a project I had it in my head that Halloween was at the end of the month, in fact I have realised it's the end of next month, damn those shop displays with there googly goblins and plastic pumpkin buntings!

(all available as prints here)

Friday, 14 September 2012

Percy's Halloween dilemma!

Percy's quite an indecisive soul so I figured in order to get his Halloween outfit sorted this year I'd draw one for him every day up until the day itself! Here is number one - The Tooth Fairy!!

You can keep up with them all here

You can also buy this print in the shop here

Monday, 10 September 2012

Percy The Cat Dresses added to the shop










The first five dresses are now in the shop. They're all one offs using vintage fabric combined with Percy the cat fabrics designed by me and printed by Spoonflower. These ones are all a size 12-14 with a 38 inch bust and 30 waist. All these fabrics have a nice stretch, are really comfortable and all the dresses are a super flattering shape. After being a costume maker before following my path into design and illustration I have always made my own clothes. People often ask where they're from so this is why I thought I'd make a line to go in the shop. They're cute and kitsch, well made and all a hundred percent unique. 

If you like the style but would like something in a fabric of your own or one chosen from Spoonflower or elsewhere in your size just drop me a line to discuss custom dresses.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Bank Holiday Cosies

A lovely Bank Holiday Monday morning spent playing with curled up kitties in love for the Ohh Deer Pillow Fight. Such a grey day but there's something nice about being cosied up inside with steaming tea, music and a wee french fancy when it's wet and howling outside...

You can also buy a limited edition print of this illustration here - https://www.etsy.com/listing/107899446/cat-art-print-love-cats-cat-present-gift

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Kitsch pretties for grown up little girls

Just a wee peek at the Percy dresses in progress at the moment. Don't know how I'm going to let these kitsch pretties go! I decided to make what I would wear rather than what I thought someone else would wear, there's no fun in making things you don't like but this could be my downfall! I hope to get the first few finished, photographed and in the shop by next weekend.

Friday, 24 August 2012

From Boomtown to Beautiful Days - a booming bootiful road trip .....

I haven't updated here for a while since I've been on the road in the West Country having a wonderful time, couldn't have gone away at a more opportune moment when the summer finally decide to show his hot little face. First stop was the amazing spectacle that is Boomtown Fair near Winchester. We've been to the last three, the first one was small, muddy and so quite hard work but last year was fantastic so we couldn't believe it when this years trumped it... a few pics to show you some of the craziness, human beings are sooo creative even when they have nothing but some scrap metal and a few balloons!
Balloon head!
The Beauty Parlour where you could glittered up and have a hair wash
Four Poster beds on the way down the hill if you need a rest on the way home
The theme was that the Aliens had landed, you'll see more soon!
The Big Wheel - just gentile enough for my fear of scary rides!
From the top!
The Town Hall
By Night
By Day
The Gramaphone Disco, every house had a different theme, there was a bank where you could explore the vaults, a casino where you entered via a phone box for some roullete, tons of different disco's, circus acts, wonderwoman spinning hula hoops, trapeze artists above the houses.. a real feast.
Lots of peculiar shop fronts
The 'hotel' if you wanted to check in for the some pampering. We have a VW camper so no tents for us but the hotel looks fab if you've had enough of the lumps and bumps of life under canvas.

Hanging pods you could sit in with music playing inside them, very popular!
Lots of beautiful and massive willow pieces
Recycled fun for the kids
Heart ladies!!
Roller disco!
Wall of Death where three incredibly brave fellas rode their bikes sitting on the handlebars hands free at a 90 degree angle. Amazing
Yet more goings on in the woods behind, bars, stages and bands and a cool down from the blistering heat!
And the most mind blowing spectacle of all (of which there were a lot!), Arcadia, an enormous spider, fire blasting out of his head to the music, lasers, round peery eyeballs, acrobats with glowing googly eyes dangling and grabbing bystander stooges from the crowd who were still open mouthed in amazeballs of amazement!
Ah Arcadia can't wait to see you again!

After Boomtown we stayed in Salisbury, really pretty although we were so tired and so glad of a hotel room we didn't see all of it. I was working online too so needed some time to recoup!
The next day we visited Stonehenge, iconic and peaceful although you couldn't get as near to it as my memories served me from childhood.
Next stop Bath, absolutely beautiful, although very touristy, not sure if we even saw a local!
Maybe it was the ice cream man scaring off the locals!
After Bath we went on to visit a fab friend in Bristol who took us on a whistle stop tour. Some gorgeous graffiti in Bristol.



The area we stayed in was in the heart of an eco community so lots of self builds, a farm, fabulous resources for kids and this wonderful hobbit cafe who served a delicious fry up!
After Bristol we stayed in Weston SuperMare. Hmmmm, kitsch seaside town a little shabby in the middle and pretty round the edges. Not as pretty as these wee cinnamon donuts on the pier! Yummy!


 After Bristol we went on to Glastonbury and climbed the Tor. Beautiful 360 panoramic views all around. Managed not to get blown off on the way down!

Next stop was Beautiful Days Festival in Devon. As you can see the rain came down the first morning and left us in quite a quagmire! It was sunny by lunchtime though and the whole weekend we had scorching sunshine. The mud remained and turned into a somewhat gluey affair but we had our wellies and were just relieved it was such sunnytastic weather!
More beautiful willow sculptures all around
We hooked up with one of my oldest and bestest friends Dom, ahhhhh. (he doesn't normally wear dangly heart earrings, hearts was the theme for beautiful days!)


Ahh the main event - Frank Turner, whooop! He was out of this world as always.
The long journey home via hideous snare ups on the M25 but we stayed happy! An incredible week with my lovely hubby. Back to reality now which actually, is also pretty blooming fantastic!x