Summer is officially upon us! I love this time of year, the end of the Spring and the beginning of Summer when the air still feels fresh but the sky is a beautiful blue! I've been very busy recently both out on site (which I love, because I get to meet lots of lovely new people!) and here in the studio, and April/May also sees a lot of mini breaks and holidays which I am very excited about. I'm soon to visit the USA so expect lots of drawings from my travels across the country!
I recently completed 18 illustrations detailing various stitches for Making Magazine. After working on them all as individual images, it was wonderful to see them all lined up together on one page. I hope they help people learn to sew; I certainly took some pointers from them!
I was also recently given a special commission from the Dolls' House Magazine, who were putting together a piece about Tudor costume. This was great fun because it meant that I was required to do some research (which of course included a little trip to Hampton Court Palace!). I've never wanted my own ruff so much! I decided to put together simple little paper doll designs, as the article described various layers of clothing that would have been lost underneath. You can download the PDF versions of the dolls to dress yourself by clicking here! I'd love to see how you get on!
These will all be available to view on my Facebook page, too. As ever, I have lots more to bring you soon! I hope you get to enjoy the lovely weather.