Category: DIY

#NationalGardeningWeek

Happy #NationalGardeningWeek! This is the UK’s biggest celebration of gardening & runs from Monday 29th April to Sunday 5th May 2019. The tag was started by the wonderful RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) & this year they’re calling all gardeners to share their love of home-grown produce with the theme ‘Edible Britain’.  Rachael has recently been volunteering at Arley […]

BRAND NEW Interiors Design Course + Fab Sale!

I’m often asked how I create my prints & patterns well the short version is I personally prefer to draw my original motifs by hand off the computer as I find it makes them more unique & less contrived, I then work in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to create the rest of the magic. I’ve […]

Celebrating Spring with The Inspiration Sale!

The Make it in Design Inspiration Sale! As a big Spring celebration our sister site Make it in Design is offering The Inspiration Sale, in which you can get up to 50% off a fantastic selection of online course & masterclass bundles as well as 25% off individual courses. Each bundle also includes our my BRAND NEW […]

My Top 16 Highlights of 2018

2018 was very much a whirlwind for me as it was a year of new experiences & definitely one for pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It was also a great year for allocating myself quality time to really explore the direction of my business & creative career & now I’m feeling really clear […]

Christmas in my home!

I’ve never been one for following trends or so called design rules in anything really & same goes for styling up the Christmas tree! It’s typically an array of colour, quirky ornaments, kids handmade decor & with just a tiny sprinkle of kitsch for good measure & not forgetting my mini stylist likes to direct […]

Find It Fix It Flog It Feature #2

I was so excited to finally see the lovely feature that my quirky, bespoke upholstery fabric received on award winning daytime TV show Find It Fix It Flog It! I was asked by the wonderful presenter Simon O’Brien to design a unique, bespoke design to be printed on upholstery fabric for an antique, winged back chair […]

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 […]

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 […]

VW Serendipity Conversion Update!

In March I announced my #vwserendipity van conversion project in collaboration with Max McMurdo & a few months on the van is beginning to take shape. It is still a work in progress but I wanted to share a sneak peek into the goings on behind the scenes. If you want to stay up to […]

Reloved Upholstery Collection – Grand Designs Live

Last week we have you sneak peek at Rachael’s upcoming collaboration with Reloved Upholstery for a live demonstration at Grand Designs Live. Today we wanted to give you a better look at the designs Rachael provided for Simion’s Ottomini live build (a small & cute version of an ottoman/footstool). The demos will be on May 8th & […]