Inspired by the seasonal activity in my parents beautiful garden in the Wiltshire countryside, I started sketching out all the birds and animals I saw.
It is so rewarding seeing the journey from the initial rough drawings to the Photoshop version on the computer to the final print on the bone china mugs and natural cotton Tea Towels.
I wanted to come up with a classic Toile du Jouy meets Beatrix Potter print, so fresh yet nostalgic and included my ‘With a Sniff of the Countryside’ tag.
The print comes in pale blue as I already have green and pink designs and clients are always asking for something in blue. Hopefully next year if the design proves popular, I will bring out more colours.
My good friend, the talented Will Clarkson, helped me with some stock photos http://willclarkson.co.uk and the results are so much better than anything I’ve taken before – it really pays off getting a professional to help.
These new products will be launched at the lovely Christmas Fair in the pretty village of Dummer in Hampshire so tell your friends and do pop along if you live nearby.