Last week I finished working on a rather special embroidered lampshade commission for a lady in Wimbledon. The brief was to make two large drums for her daughter's bedrooms using ticking fabric that matched the roman blinds. They could be slightly different but with the same theme - Cracker the much adored family pet -… Continue reading Embroidered Lampshade Commission – Cheeky Cracker!
A couple of weeks ago I visited the lovely Fashion and Textile Museum in South East London with a friend. What a treat for the senses! It was well worth a trip even though my mind was begging me to stay home and snuggle up on the sofa in the warm. Bermondsey is a hip… Continue reading Tricia Guild at the London Fashion & Textile Museum
gilhoolie is definitely getting out lots this month which is great for the soul! I think now my kids are older and more independent I'm realising I have a lot more freedom to go into London for inspiration; it's only 30 minutes away after all and there's so much to see and do on my… Continue reading Mary Quant at the V&A
As promised last week, below are some of the artists that stood out for me at Top Drawer 2020. I obviously love drawing flowers and buildings myself so I was very drawn to these particular prints. You can take a look at the artists yourself, by following the links below. Enjoy! From left to right:… Continue reading Top Drawer 2020 – Art
Top Drawer 2020 at Olympia London this week was a feast for the senses; with over 1500 global brands and new designers. From homewares to gifts to fashion, craft and food, there was something for everyone. I came away with a notebook full of scribbles and a pile of postcards and business cards from my… Continue reading Top Drawer 2020 – Homewares
Last weekend I took time out to visit Handmade Chelsea with a friend. Great excuse to get into London on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and the perfect opportunity to take a mooch in the shops on the King's Road afterwards. Time was limited but we managed to stop off at The Conran Shop, Anthropologie, Designers… Continue reading Handmade Chelsea 2019
I was contacted last year by a lady who was interested in having a lampshade made from images of record sleeves. I must admit I was a little confused about the concept at first but it all made sense after a bit of a chat. It was to be displayed at an exhibition in London on… Continue reading Lampshade for a London exhibition…