How Mr and Mrs Bunny began....

I found this lovely piece of woven vintage fabric while visiting my sister and going for a rummage at her local recycling center - like you do!
This is a place full of treasures, for those who like that sort of thing.
It is called 'Rose Tinted Rags' and is found on Rockfield rd, Hereford, you can have a look at their web site http://greeneyedmonster.org.uk/
I loved the colours and simple geometric pattern used on this piece of woven fabric and immediatley thought 'I could knit that!'
I had been working on a Bunny design but was looking for a lovely dress pattern so the two ideas combined and Mrs Bunny came to life....followed by Mr Bunny!


Spotted Plus at Top Drawer


Yes I did it again!
Just recovering from Top Drawer this week which went really well - now I just need to make everything! 
I have added a few new things including cot blankets to my range - not yet on my website...but soon.

I had my second go in the 'Spotted' area of Top Drawer this week as a 'Spotted plus' exhibitor.
I was joined by lots of talented 'spotted' designers - beautiful cushions and lampshades by Tamasyn Gambell, wonderful wrapping paper and stationery by Esme Winter, welsh made ceramics and rugs by Tuke and Tuke and lovely wooden stuff by 'All Lovely Stuff' - I was in good company to name but a few.

I'm afraid this is how my children have to communicate with me this week!!

Summer Time Flys

Well its been such a long time...again. I am such an erratic occasional quarterly blogger! My life has been a little bit taken over with knitting, wool sewing and creating which is very busy, can be fun and also stressful!
Since I did Top Drawer trade show in January things have really gone up a notch and I feel like I'm running behind trying to catch up - and then I said I would do it again in September as part of Spotted plus!
But as well as work we had some lovely times in the summer with friends .... and family.

First with our great friends in the South of France - relaxing in a Moroccan tent in the garden - why not!

 Then to Ireland and to my favourite place Tyrella beach, where the cottage that I spent many childhood summers still remains - kitted out by my granny and looked after by my mum - the best cup of tea is made over this fire!

...and it was sunny - always a bonus!


Jubilee Festival at Battersea park



Well it was a wet and soggy day spent at the Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea park on Sunday, I managed to get some pictures before the rain set in - and boy did it set in! I had an open air stand (how I wished it was last Sundays scorcher) along with some other lovely Etsy makers including 'Love from Hetty & Dave' with their gorgeous jewellery and accessories. I saw allot of Union Jacks and silly hats that day!
The girls managed to have some fun on Carters Steam Fair ,at least I think it was fun...


Knitting round in circles

I have been enjoying knitting circles and covering circular furniture with knit!


Dulwich Artists Open House

Just finished 2 busy weekends opening our house to the lovely people of Dulwich and beyond! Peter and I were showing our chair collaborations and my knitted cushions and toys - I wasn't the only one tired after 2 weekends of meeting and greeting!
Do have a look at a lovely blog 'Postcards from Battersea' for some more pictures and lovely comments from Sarah - she also took some photo's of our not so minimal front room here

Been busy...

Well its been a while since my last post! I have ventured (or stumbled into) the world of wholesale and mass production - the lovely world of design/craft is not without its stress!