Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair September 19, 2017 14:57
It was great to be back at Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace in London. It's such a lovely event and the standard of exhibitors is extremely high. I missed last year through being heavily pregnant, so it was brilliant to exhibit again.
Lottie Day in Country Living Magazine September 08, 2017 16:12
I'm absolutely over the moon to be featured in the latest issue Country Living Magazine.
The amazing Alex Reece came to visit me last summer to talk about my life in Norfolk, helping my Dad on his allotment and running my own business.
Huge thanks to photographer Cristian Barnett, who produced some fantastic images of my work and home in Hindolveston.
I've already had some incredible feedback, so thank you everyone!
Norwich Makers Market August 29, 2017 10:31
It was so exciting to be back at The Assembly House for Norwich Makers Market.
I had a great time at my old-stomping ground and the Makers Market is such a great event, I'm really grateful to them for accepting my work!
Beth Moseley Family Photography August 22, 2017 11:30
My good friend Beth Moseley is an incredible photographer, we used to share an office at The Assembly House and over the years she has produced some incredible images of my work.
Beth is a very successful commercial and wedding photographer who is now branching out into the world of family portraits.
She kindly captured some beautiful images of my family, I am absolutely blown away by the results.
I strongly recommend you pop over to her website and book yourself a session!
Country Living Spring Fair April 27, 2017 00:00
After months of baby-time it was fantastic to be back in the saddle at the Country Living Spring Fair in Alexandra Palace.
Country Living: Gift Like an Editor November 22, 2016 11:36
Country Living Christmas Fair 2016 November 08, 2016 11:30
All set up for the Country Living Christmas Fair 2016 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Last year I was lucky enough to win the Editors' Choice Award, so it's really great to be back again :)
New Arrival October 26, 2016 11:27
I'm really excited to introduce you to Raphaela, she is a beautiful healthy little girl who took us by surprise and arrived four weeks early.
I had been working extra hard (whilst pregnant!) to print enough stock to get us through Christmas, her surprise arrival means we're missing lampshades and some napkins but I hope you'll forgive me!
My partner Sam and my wonderful parents will be keeping things ticking over until the new year, wish me luck :)
The Handmade Fair September 22, 2016 16:07
Another great year at Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair, thanks so much to everyone bought my work!
Shopping Bags September 01, 2016 11:39
Country Living Magazine August 31, 2016 13:51
I was very excited to pick up the latest edition of Country Living Magazine to find that my Allotment Napkins had been featured in the emporium pages!
I'll be busily printing ready for the Country Living Christmas Fair from 9th to 13th November in Islington, see you there?
If you can't wait until then, my napkins are available in my online shop :)
Lemon Pouch August 18, 2016 16:53
I've been experimenting with a new product, it's a screenprinted Lemon Pouch!
It measures 19cm by 29cm, so just big enough for an iPad Mini, Kindle, Pencils and Pens, Make-up...or whatever you want to carry around!
I'm really happy with the result so will definitely producing some other designs, keep your eyes peeled and let me know what you think.
If you really like it, it's available in my online store.
BBC Countryfile Live 2016 August 10, 2016 11:14
Last weekend I took part in BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
It was the very first time the event had been staged, so it was very exciting to exhibit my work in the Food and Home tent.
It was a huge event, similar to the Royal Norfolk Show, with animals, tractors and a LOT of cheese, gin and hog roast.
Being the first year, there were quite a few teething problems with things like traffic and general organisation...hopefully they'll be sorted for future events.
As always, it's a real thrill to sell my work directly to customers as well as interacting with so many other makers and exhibitors.
A huge thank you to all the people who were so complimentary about my work!
My next big event will be The Handmade Fair in September :)
BBC Countryfile Live July 28, 2016 16:44
This year I'm excited to be taking part in BBC Countryfile Live!
BBC Countryfile Live 2016 takes place between 4-7 August at Blenheim Palace.
Vegetable Garden Deck Chair July 19, 2016 11:39
Introducing my new Vegetable Garden Deck Chair.
This year I've been working on a number of new illustrations, on the theme of a vegetable garden.
So fair I have adapted them into a number of products, including tea towels and napkins. The illustrations include radishes, baby carrots, spring onions and purple cabbages.
I decided it would be a great idea to combine them into a full vegetable patch, so a double deck chair is the perfect canvas.
Like all of my deck chairs, it's made from sustainable hard wood, which is coated in teak oil...it's also made for sharing!
My Vegetable Garden Deck Chair is now available from my online shop :)
Norwich Art Boot 2016 June 22, 2016 17:52
The Norwich Art Boot is one of my favourite events of the year.
The day is organised by Print to the People, a brilliant printmaking studio in Norwich.
It's a fantastic mixture of art, craft, music and beer (it takes place at a brewery!).
Thanks so much to Vicki and Jo for having me and to everyone who bought my work!
Country Homes & Interiors June 08, 2016 15:25
Allotment Produce May 27, 2016 12:00
This week I spent some time helping my Dad on his allotment.
My entire Allotment collection has been inspired by vegetables grown by my Dad.
Notcutts Garden Centre May 20, 2016 11:33
I had a brilliant time at Notcutts Garden Centre last night.
They have been stocking my products for a few months now and thought it would be a nice idea for me to demonstrate my screen printing process at their Privilege Members' event.
It was great to meet so many people and get them excited about the joy of handmade :)
Liz Earle: Wellbeing Magazine May 12, 2016 17:04
Adleburgh Craft Fair: Lobster & Lemon May 06, 2016 17:47
Over the bank holiday weekend I crossed the border from Norfolk to Suffolk to take part in the Aldeburgh Craft Fair.
It was a glorious weekend of weather and it was so great to spend some time in one of my favourite seaside town.
I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a few snaps of my Lobster and Lemon Napkins and Shopping Bag.
Aldeburgh is such a colourful town and provided the perfect backdrop to my screen printed designs.
Thanks to everyone who cam along to the fair, I can't wait to return in October :)
The Assembly House April 30, 2016 12:24
Here is a new illustration, specially commissioned by my friends at The Assembly House.
Lobster & Lemon Napkins April 29, 2016 16:41
In my house, whoever gets the Lemon does the washing up!
Available now in my online shop :)
Luxury Bedrooms at The Assembly House April 28, 2016 13:46
In February work was completed on a renovation, transforming the the St.Mary's House wing of the building into eleven luxury bedrooms.
They are really stunning and a welcome addition to one of Norwich's most beloved and historic buildings.
If you're planning a stay in the new rooms (and I highly recommend that you do!) then I'm really delighted to say that you will be sipping your complimentary tea and coffee from my new Feather and Hare Mugs!
A huge thanks to The Assembly House for supporting my work.
My mugs are also available in my online shop :)
Build Your Own Box of Napkins April 27, 2016 16:51
I often receive customer requests for personalised boxes of napkins, I'm always happy to oblige and add personal touches to orders.
Choose from my original illustrations of Lobster, Lemon, Hare, Purple Turnip, Parsnip, Orange Turnip (or Swede!) and Dahlia.
Head over to my Not on the High Street store build your own!
Screen Printed Mugs April 20, 2016 20:52
Exciting news! My new ceramic mugs are now available to buy online!
I've been wanting to produce a range of ceramics for a while, so I'm really excited to introduce my bone china Feather and Norfolk Hare mugs.
I really like that all of my work is screen printed, so I was really happy to find a UK company that was able to produce screen printed mugs.
Edwardian Fine Bone China are based in the heart of the UK potteries, Stoke-On-Trent. They we really lovely to work with and I'm so happy with the final products.
My new Feather and Hare Mugs are available now in my online store.
Use the code 'MUG2016' to receive 10% discount.
Printing my Hare Napkins April 15, 2016 15:56
Another busy day in the studio, screenprinting my Hare Napkins :)
Screen Printing My Allotment Napkins April 12, 2016 15:28
Here's a little animation I put together to illustrate the process of screen printing my allotment napkins. It was really fun to do, I hope you like it :)
Country Living Spring Fair 2016 March 25, 2016 17:35
It was great to be back at the Country Living Fair to celebrate the coming of Spring!
I'm always a bit nervous ahead of big shows like this, as they can be quite a big investment. However I was encouraged by my success at the Christmas Fair and I felt that my products fitted the Spring/Easter theme quite well.
This was also my first opportunity to try out my new-and-improved napkin boxes. It was definitely a big step to change my most successful product...but I received a really positive reaction and had actually ran out by the final day.
I also debuted my new ceramic mugs! I've previously produced a few small runs of mugs in the past, this time however I managed to find a manufacturer that could produce a screen printed design, which fits really nicely with my other ranges.
My new mugs will be available in my online store very soon!
Introducing: My New Napkin Collection March 18, 2016 15:50
I'm really excited to introduce my new-and-improved collection of screen printed napkins.
For the past few months I've been locked away in my studio in Norwich, working on ways to improve the design and quality of my products, specifically my napkins.
My napkins have proven to be a really popular product, especially after they were featured in Country Living Magazine last year.
By the end of 2015 however, I found it really difficult to source napkins that were of a high enough quality, without having them imported from the other side of the world.
Finally I managed to get in touch with a UK based company, who provided me with some gorgeous samples of natural, un-bleached cotton napkins. I got printing straight away and was delighted with the results.
At 45cm, they are slightly larger and the material has a really beautiful texture, which is great for screen printing.
Head over to the shop and let me know what you think :)
Country Living Spring Fair March 15, 2016 17:18
I'm just setting up my stall for the Country Living Spring Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
The show starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday, pop down and say hello!
My stand number is MB83 :)
New Allotment Produce March 10, 2016 17:48
I'm really excited to present my new Allotment range!
I've been locked away in my studio for the past couple of months working on new illustrations and screen printing combinations. This year I'm planning to produce a number of new collections and this is the first.
My new Allotment collection features some new, high quality napkins. They're bigger and more substantial than my previous napkins, I'm really pleased with them.
Also available is a new range of tea towels, featuring my new Radish, Spring Onion and Carrot illustrations.
Dahlia Tea Towel Box March 09, 2016 14:07
Great news! My Dahlia Tea Towels are now available as a pack of three, presented in a special screen-printed box.
Head over to my online store to take a look :)
Homemaker Magazine March 04, 2016 16:28
Thanks so much to the lovely people at Homemaker Magazine for featuring my work. I spoke to them about lots of things to do with finding inspiration, the addictive qualities of screen printing and learning to embrace your mistakes!
As well as an interview, they asked me to put together a project for them. So I decided to do a tutorial on how to adapt my Feather and Egg Tea Towel into a cushion.
It was really fun to do a tutorial, I think I'll do some more to post on my blog.
The latest issue of Homemaker is available in all good newsagents!
Lobster & Lemon Tea Towel Box February 26, 2016 17:47
Great news! My Lobster & Lemon Tea Towels are now available as a pack of three, presented in a screen printed box.
Head over to my online store to take a look :)
The Joys of Spring (Onions) February 19, 2016 16:00
I'm preparing some new products to show at the Country Living Spring Fair in March.
What do you think of my Spring Onion Tea Towel?
Oh and drop me a line if you fancy coming along to the fair, I have some free tickets to give away!
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