Tuesday, 6 December 2011

quiet times

It's been a lovely couple of weeks for me with a new fresh studio, new desk and lots of creative juices flowing. All my christmas orders have gone out and all my paperwork is (for the first time ever) in order.
For a while now I have been wanting to take Dear Prudence into other exciting products rather than just cards. A lot of my stockists have been asking for new products so in quiet moments it's important to keep up with design process. With the huge success of the mugs at Urban Outfitters it makes sense to take Dear prudence to the next level.
So I thought I would share a few sneak peek designs and products that I will be launching in June. Gift wrap, gift tags and jotters will be top priorities, but I will also be trialing a collection of three canvas shoppers. These will be based on the best selling Badger card. I have been working with the iconic welsh blanket patterns. I have loved drawing all the different designs and beautiful vibrant colours. I wish I could afford my own.

Let me know your thoughts on them. I would love to get your opinions. Any animals you would like to see in the blankets?

Friday, 2 December 2011

A mug of Dear Prudence

Sorry it has been so long since I last blogged. I have been moving home and business for the last couple of weeks and have only just got back online. Phew!
It feels great to be in my new studio based in Selby beside another minster  the charm of the Yorkshire market towns) Everything is still a bit chaotic and my studio needs a lot of work but I will be sure to post some pictures once I have finished. It's just such a luxury to have walls and two big windows rather than a little desk off my kitchen.

So, Andrew and I took a little trip to Manchester on the train for his birthday. We had a great day drinking mulled wine, walking round the city center and having a lovely lunch at Sam's chop house. On the way home on the train I noticed an abandoned Urban Outfitters christmas magazine. To my delight I found my range of mugs on the gifts page! It was such a nice surprise. I had the biggest grin on my face for the rest of the train journey.