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Bramble & Wild revisited

Posted on: June 21st, 2016 by Dawn

 
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I was so pleased to discover the line art version of the logo I designed for Bramble & Wild being used in such lovely ways, that I thought I would share some snaps from their Instagram page.

Grace’s beautiful blooms and stunning arrangements look ace in these kraft bags, adorned with the gold foiled line art logo.

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I was also excited to see some of the shop’s beautiful stationery, with the logo peeping out…

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As well as beautiful flowers, you’ll find lots of little gifts to entice you in. If you’re local, and you’re not familiar with Bramble & Wild, I urge you to go! It is a wonderful florist situated on Frome’s historic Catherine Hill, which is peppered with amazing independent shops, and certainly not your average high street.

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Home and Garden 2014

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Dawn

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It’s been a long journey, and boy do we know it, but Katy Christianson and I have made a calendar!  Home & Garden 2014, celebrates   all things homely and wholesome, with twelve multi-layered, individually hand-pulled screenprints of original illustrations.

Perfect for house-cats, home lovers and green-fingered gardeners, we hope that you will welcome this mighty A3 calendar into your home to see in the new year!

I have illustrated a quote by Jane Austen, to reflect the homely sentiment of the calendar, along with a cat on a mat, some butterflies, some garden vegetables, a lonely girl and a house and a pile of enticing books.  Katy has illustrated all sorts of beautiful houses, intricate circles, birds and delicate line drawings.

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The calendar is available from my shop and Katy’s shop, or at Spittalfields Market in London in the run-up until Christmas if you’d like a closer look!

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Stocking up with stocking fillers

Posted on: November 16th, 2013 by Dawn

 

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I seem to have developed something of a bug for screen-printing in the last month or so, preparing exciting new products for the festive season in line with the launch of Volume 4 (the Christmassy one) of The Print Shop.

If you head over to the shop in Quakers Friars, you’ll find a festive window display with big 3D wooden trees, adorned with handmade decorations, screen-printed snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, above wooden tables garnished with hand-crafted books, hand-printed bags, and a huge amount of Christmas cards!

If you’re not local, I’ve done a big re-stock of my Etsy shop, which you can find here, where you’ll be able to find these things (below)!


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For the love of snail mail

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Dawn

For me, there’s still something very exciting about putting a hand-written letter through the postbox, and the anticipation of maybe receiving something in return. I also have a small fascination with (and a growing collection of) stickers, so I’ve combined these two pleasures and made some hand-printed stationery kits, comprising hand-printed recycled envelopes, double-sided letter paper featuring two screen-printed designs, and hand-printed sticker designs in a bold magenta colour. I am super pleased with the way these have turned out, and wish that I could pinch a pack for myself, but I have resisted and put them in my shop instead.

Autumnal tea party

Posted on: July 11th, 2013 by Dawn

I recently designed this invite for the incredibly nice people at Dust PR for their first kid’s press event.

I’m planning on a bit of a portfolio update, so look out for this and a few other new things on my home page very soon!

Wedding stationery

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013 by Dawn

I am very happy to say that my older sister is getting married to a very lovely man next year, and they kindly agreed to let me design their save the date cards!

If you would like a quote for bespoke wedding stationery (whether that’s save the dates, invitations, or other hand illustrated goods), or you know someone who might, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me and I’d be only too happy to help!

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Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by Dawn

I recently designed a little customer comment card for a lovely friend of mine at Poot. If you haven’t already been to Poot, you must! It’s a charming little vintage shop on Frome’s spectacularly cobbled and independent Catherine Hill, and it’s packed full of treasures and trinkets and beautiful clothes.

Tragically, the last time I paid a visit, I was told that moments after I left, the lovely Emma Thompson had been in to do a spot of shopping herself! Maybe next time, eh.

Wedding prep

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by Dawn

I spent the best part of last week (and I mean the best part) making preparations for the best wedding celebration of my life! Two very special people who I am lucky to call family tied the knot this weekend in the sunny surrounds of a beautiful barn in Somerset in a breath-taking ceremony and raucous after party, culminating in a jolly festival-like atmosphere (we camped in bell tents and spent the next morning recovering on the grass to the sounds of guitar, brass and lazy vocals, whilst tucking into a beans on toast).

Five solid days of hard work brought the venue to life. I was largely in charge of bringing the guestbook together (which took the form of a large green glass bottle and lots of hand-crafted, screen-printed tags which were rolled into scrolls and placed inside the bottle) and hand-penning signs to direct people to the venue, which I enjoyed massively.

Three cheers to the happy couple!

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by Dawn


If you didn’t go to the Bristol Artist Book Event this weekend, you were missing out! I was lucky enough to step in as a stall holder for LOAf magazine, alongside LOAf’s editor, the lovely Rosie Faragher. LOAfman also made an appearance, taking (eating) questions penciled by enthusiastic perusers of the stall, and some of you had a go at our matchbox games.

There was almost too much to take in; so many beautiful artefacts and friendly book aficionados. Among my favourites were our neighbour, Badly Made Books, who needed a lot of convincing that his books really were quite superb, Katie Green, the super talented lady behind the very charming Green Bean zine, The Tiny Pencil, who I had great pleasure in talking to, Reassemble, an ambitious print-making duo of one-of-a-kind books, and illustrator Ben Wright. Oh, and of course our friends at the Here Gallery and No Guts for Glory.

I made a little zine especially for the occasion (cover pictured above, excerpts below!), which was a lot of fun.

If you go down to the woods today

Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by Dawn

I recently created this fun invite for the incredibly nice people at Dust PR in London. These foxy animals were hoping to get their hands (or should that be claws?) on some exciting new pieces by Barbour, KR3W, Supra, Rokit Vintage and many more at this week’s collection preview.