Tag Archives: Inspirational

Find It Fix It Flog It Feature

I was asked by the lovely people at Channel 4’s award winning daytime TV show Find It Fix It Flog It to design a bespoke retro fabric so the talented Gemma Longworth could kit out a classic campervan with it. I spotted Gemma on the telly box working her magic with my fabric to create some funky […]

Let’s create floral magic together!

I’m so excited for my next Floral Print Motif Workshop as it’s not very often that I get to host events like this & I truly love them. I only ever teach smallish groups so the class feels super relaxed & intimate. We draw a lot, I present a couple of informal talks & there’s time […]

Plant Girl IRIS

I’m up to all sorts of randomness as per usual. Story of my life & career! If it’s to do with creativity or learning then I have a thing with a lot of serendipitous occurrences following me around. To cut a long story short, I’ve been drawing plants & nature for my job for over […]

Favourite Lifestyle Photography

September always seems to be a month for photoshoots for us as we have several booked in for both the studio & our sister site Make it in Design, just like last year. In preparation for the photoshoots in Rachael’s home & studio we’ve been going through previous shoots & picking our favourites to use […]

Seasonal Garden Inspiration

Costa del Liverpool! Summer really is the best season for my garden as the flowers have exploded all around my garden studio & the brick wall / bird box village area at the back. It’s all growing so beautifully & there’s so much colour everywhere. I especially love the pink Echinacea & the vibrant yellow Rudbeckia. I […]

Summer colour inspiration

My summer has been so full of colourful inspiration from trips around flower shows to gigs in London, I’ve spotted so much around me. This pretty rainbow flowered R I spotted at the RHS Tatton Park flower show. Gorgeous tropical flowers from a gift given for my birthday. Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to […]

Beautiful Drawing Retreat

I was fortunate enough to stay at the stunning Offa’s Pitch fairly recently & call it work whilst I locked myself away in the beautiful Shropshire countryside for a few days as a part of a little drawing retreat. I was in desperate need of some sketching time for a new design collection & the setting […]

Gardeners World Live Visit

I’ve been booking in lots of new & different things to attend or try lately. I’ve realised that I’m such a fidget & an inquisitive soul & that I need to keep trying new things, learning & booking spontaneous randomness (such as sky dives & solo sketching adventures to the likes of Havana) to keep me […]

DIY Floral Styling

I recently had quite a lot of dreaded business & admin tasks to get through, & after having a sort of my garden, I decided I needed a little creative break! We’re forvever needing new & gorgeous imagery for my Make it in Design classes as well as here in the blog so it was still […]

IBA 2018 – Best Interior Lifestyle Blog Nominee

This is so exciting! My little blog has been nominated for the Amara Interior Awards 2018 & has been shortlisted for the Best Interior Lifestyle blog – UK category! Myself & the studio team work hard to make this little blog of ours inspiring, fun & colourful & we really hope to give everyone that […]